Shopping

My Big Lots Shopping Experience (9/23/2019)

Hey y’all! First off I want to say happy fall, as today is the first day of fall. Which means there’s a lot of fall related things coming up at Not Too Shabby Chic Fashion. Second of all I wanted to talk about my shopping experience at Big Lots today and of course a haul of what I got (ANOTHER haul? Not a shocker)!

Today as I was scrolling through my Influenster I realized there was a ton of amazing Virtual VoxBoxes that I qualified for and lucky enough for me I qualified for the Big Lots one! Big Lots gave me a complimentary shopping trip for their Back To Campus campaign and testing! I am so thankful for it too!

I ran into Big Lots and the moment I walked in I was greeted by a worker and asked if I needed any help. The nice woman directed me towards the decor section where I proceeded to pick out a bunch of decor. Luckily Ryan stopped me and reminded me that we wouldn’t have the wall space for EVERYTHING. But, I did leave with two gorgeous pieces that I am obsessed with.

Big Lots is such a nice store and they basically have everything that you would need for a home, dorm or apartment all in one place! You can even get groceries! What I love most about Big Lots is how affordable everything is. I was able to get both of my decor pieces for less than $16, plus if you sign up for a rewards card you get $5 after 3 purchases from Big Lots. Which means I’m two purchases from my first $5 reward!

The two pieces of decor I got are “the future is bright” wooden sign and the white and gold Aztec design jewelry box. They look so cute on my new shelf! I definitely recommend going here, and I want to thank Influenster and Big Lots for the complimentary shopping opportunity for testing!

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what your thoughts are these decor items!

-Stay Chic,

Best Stores For Back To School Shopping (8/27/2019)

Hey everyone! I am actually pretty sad at the moment because I seriously miss being in school (something I never thought I’d say until I started working and gained more responsibility). I totally miss being in school, especially high school and college. Now that school is starting up again soon there is a ton of back to school shopping sales and deals going on. It is definitely weird to not be in the mad rush to get supplies for school and my dorm like I used to.

With that being said I wanted to share five stores that I personally would always love to go back to school shopping at because of the amazing deals they had.

1. Dollar Tree-

Am I joking? No I am not, if you are going to be getting folders, pencils, pens, a spiral notebook (not a composition), binders and maybe even decor or school supplies for your dorm, this is the place to get it. I also recommend getting all of your cleaning supplies here. It will be generic brands but it will get the job done for cheap! Everything is $1 so it is affordable and the stuff will last a school year.

2. Target-

Of course Target is on the list. Buying items like a comforter, a 5 subject notebook, a file holder, clothes for the school year, some necessary dorm items like laundry detergent, a laundry bag, some curtains and food. This is the one-stop-shop. Plus now that you can get 5% off with the Target Red Card and find deals with the Wheelcart app, you can totally save tons of money here!

3. Amazon-

When shopping for Amazon for school just be mindful that you will have to wait for the items to show up. I got a ton of stuff from Amazon ranging from mouse pads, to desk organizers, to wall decor and more. I definitely suggest looking on here for certain items before buying them in-store because you might find it cheaper on Amazon!

4. Five Below-

Yes, I know it’s not everyone initial thought to go shopping at Five Below for your items but I promise you, you wont regret it. Five Below has some amazing decor that you can get to make your dorm room feel more like home, you can get some good skincare products here, and even dorm necessities like hangers and organizers.

5. Your Local Grocery Store (Mine Is ShopRite)

You would be surprised at how much their school supplies are discounted! Once I found huge binders at my grocery store for $2 each. Plus, food, detergent and shampoo will be a little cheaper here than Target in terms of price markup. It’s also better to find generic brands of food than to buy the actual branded items.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you enjoy shopping! Please remember to subscribe for emails to be notified when I post new content and make sure you comment below your favorite back to school shopping stores!

-Stay Chic,

Check Out Juliette Co Accessories (8/26/2019)

Hey fashionistas! We all know that chunky hair clips and bobby pins are making a huge movement in the fashion world right now. I am obsessed with this trend because it is so fun and hair trends don’t always transcend into the fashion world as big as this has. It is super exciting to see this happening in real time.

Finding good quality hair clips can be a real struggle though. I have searched high and low for hair clips and I refuse to settle for cheaply made ones because I plan on using them a ton! So, I ended up finding Juliette Co. Accessories and I am obsessed with their accessories and their Instagram page. They have the cutest items and they show you great ways to fashion the items as well. Here is the link to their Instagram: Juliette Co Accessories Instagram

Everything is handmade and it looks as gorgeous in person as it is in the photos! These clips and bobby pins are the perfect accessory and I 100% recommend you try them out. Take a look at my hair clips I have from them.

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure that you go on their Instagram and comment down below what product of theirs is your favorite!

-Stay Chic,

 

 

Shop My Poshmark Closet (8/7/2019)

Hey fashionistas! As many of you know, I am a “Posher”. I love to purchase things on Poshmark all the time! In today’s post I will be explaining Poshmark for those of you who don’t know what Poshmark is and I will be talking about how you can purchase some of my own clothes!

Poshmark is an amazing app that allows you to purchase items that are second-hand and basically new/ lightly used in terms of quality. You can purchase items from other peoples closets and you can even purchase from someone’s boutique on the app. A boutique is like shopping online where you can purchase brand new items! If you are the one that is selling, Poshmark takes a small percentage of your sale but the person that purchases your item pays for a prepaid shipping label. So, the only thing a Poshmark seller has to do is sell the item, print the shipping label, purchase a shipment box or bag, and send it out!

Poshmark is an amazing app and as a purchaser, you can negotiate a price for an item being sold, get discounts on bundling multiple items through certain closets and get great deals! What is great about this app is that anyone can sell, purchase and start a boutique! It’s a simple way to make some extra cash. I sell and purchase on Poshmark myself and can attest to all the great things that Poshmark is.

Speaking of being a seller on Poshmark, here is the link to my closet: Stephanie’s Poshmark Closet. You can now browse my Poshmark closet and purchase my clothes! If you are interested in joining Poshmark feel free to use my referral code for $10 when you sign up to go towards your next purchase.

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what your favorite thing from my closet is!

-Stay Chic,

My Favorite Stores To Date (7/26/2019)

Hey fashionistas I wanted to take this time to write a quick post on my favorite stores to shop at to date. I feel like the stores I like definitely remain consistent but I actually add a few and remove a few here and there. I’m actually extremely excited to share this list with you! Let’s get to it! In order of my favorite to still favorite but lesser than the top items.

1. Forever 21

This has to be my favorite store. I just find so much here for such an affordable price and they always have pretty good sales and a lot of the items are great quality. I can spend so much money here.

2. Marshall’s

Honestly, Marshall’s has taken my fashion lovers heart prisoner. Especially with such amazing deals on such cute items. I do have to say that sometimes when you pick up some stuff occasionally it can get pricey BUT I can always find a great deal on cute items. Plus their sale rack is the bomb.

3. Rainbow Shops

Yes, Rainbow Shops has made it back on my list. Recently, their items have been good quality for amazing price points plus they have great clearance items if you look through their racks. I always walk out with something cute. Also, I can’t forget to mention the amazing shoe deals I find here! Sometimes you can find a pair of cute booties for $15 or even a pair of faux leather converse for $8.99. That’s a steal!

4. PrettyLittleThing

Although their return policy is a literal hassle, and the customer service team is pretty hard to contact (instead of calling or talking through a chat you have to email them and have them email back to you. Which means you are waiting on them for a little bit to get an answer). Despite those two things. They have amazing products for super affordable and the price is great too!

5. Amazon

Amazon is next of course because of how fast items can get to you, the reviews are always thorough and you can get a ton of different brands in one place. I would definitely price check some of the stuff to see if you can find it cheaper through Macy’s JCPenny or something but sometimes you can find great products at great prices.

6. Lulus

Lulus is an amazing store and although the price point is a tad bit more high than I’d like, the quality is 100% there. So overall purchasing here is worth it because you know what you’re getting is good. I’m absolutely obsessed with everything I’ve ever gotten from Lulus.

7. Showpo

Another site that is a tad bit more expensive than I’d prefer but the quality is there. This Australian shop has such beautiful pieces and they also offer payment plans through Afterpay which makes the price of the item not too too bad. Especially since you’re getting pretty great quality.

8. Shein

Of course, Shein made it on the list and it’s not dead last and I have to say I’m as shocked as you are. Especially since it has placed before Francesca’s for me. I only like Shein because I’ve found some pretty good quality stuff (which I had seriously looked through tons of reviews to make sure before purchasing). Overall the quality may be lacking in terms of the fabrics used to make an item and how it is assembled but it’s cheap for pretty decent items.

9. Francesca’s

Of course Francesca’s made it on my list because I do truly love this store and even though it’s in the bottom ranks it is still one of my favorite stores. I love the items they have there, the quality is amazing, the price point is pretty good. The only complaint is that sometimes I find cheaper items that are basically the same thing, elsewhere. But not always. So it is still definitely a favorite store of mine!

10. Nordstrom Rack

I truly love a discount on designer brands and that’s why Marshall’s is so high on this list but that’s also why Nordstrom Rack has made the cut. I really do not like the customer service that Nordstrom has, which is why it is so low on my list. But nonetheless it still made the cut because I truly love some of the items and price points those items are listed at!

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what stores are your top 10!

-Stay Chic,

Charolette Russe Re-Opened: What I Bought And First Impressions (7/24/2019)

Hey y’all! So, as we all know, Charolette Russe closed and everyone was extremely sad for a while because that was a store that so many of us enjoyed and for some of us, it was a staple from our pre-teen hood like me. I always remembered saving all of the money that I had, to go to Charolette Russe on Friday night and I picked out a few cute crop tops from the $5 clearance section. When they closed a lot of people were upset but then we found out that they had re-opened. 

A lot of people, including myself felt like they were misled because of the whole closing process but I now have come to understand that they are under new management and re-opened the same way that Aeropostle was closed and re-opened. It took me a long while to get into one of the Charolette Russe stores because I have had so much going on lately but I have finally made it there.
My first impressions of the new Charolette Russe was that it was not really my style anymore. I don’t know how to explain it but I felt like I walked into Charolette Russe back in 2012. I also feel like the price points are a little higher than they were before but the shoes seem too be a bit cheaper which is a plus. I definitely don’t see myself going to Charolette Russe to look for an outfit anytime soon. But, I did find something to purchase!
I grabbed two pairs of really cute shoes. One pair are these super cute cream colored wedges that are chunky and super cute, and then I got a pair of these suede pink chunky heels. They are pretty good quality in my opinion and both pairs only costed me $25. I like the price points of the shoes more than I like the price points of the clothes. I am still sad that the style of Charolette Russe changed because it used to be a store I would go to often to find a bunch of items that are affordable and cute and now I can barely walk out with a complete outfit.
I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for emails to be notified for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below how you feel about the new Charolette Russe. 
 
-Stay Chic,

Etsy Shop Review: SewAwesomeStore (7/19/2019)

Hi fashionistas! In today’s post I will be reviewing another Etsy Shop! I just recently reviewed a store and I have so many more stores to review! I love getting the word out about small businesses because like I said in my last Etsy Shop review, I believe in supporting small business owners. Plus, Etsy is a great way to get great quality gifts or personalized items! 

The Etsy Shop I’m reviewing today is SewAwesomeStore, this Etsy Shop sells embroidered baseball hats and beanies. I recently finished all Marvel movies which actually completed the Infiniti Series. I came late to the fandom but I love all Marvel movies, especially all of the Iron Man movies. So, once I saw End Game I felt like I needed something nice to wear and showcase my love for the MCU but also for Iron Man. 
I decided to go to Etsy and see if I can find something that I could wear causally and I ended up visiting the SewAwesomeStore where I found an Iron Man baseball hat. I purchased the hat and once I got it I realized that the product was an amazing quality and I loved the hat! I actually asked for a personalization because I wanted a yellow hat but I didn’t want the gold and red iron man mask. I requested to have a gray-scale version of the mask on the hat and I got exactly what I asked for and of course Ryan like it so much he stole it to wear (lol)! I definitely recommend checking this Etsy Shop out and purchasing something from them! They have hundreds of different hats, if you are interested in purchasing your own you can find them here:  SewAwesomeStore Etsy Shop
I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what your favorite item is from the SewAwesomeStore Etsy Shop.
-Stay Chic,
Etsy Shop Review: HuntsHandCraftedWood (7/16/2019)

Hey y’all! I am here with a blog post that I absolutely love doing which is Etsy Shop reviews! For me there is something amazing about sharing Etsy Shops and bringing light to some small stores that others might not know about! I love shopping on Etsy and I also love supporting small business owners. Today I will be discussing the item I got from the Etsy Store HuntsHandCraftedWood! 

When I found out that I got a job the second thing that went through my mind was that I want a name tag. So, I took to searching online and there was a ton of really cool items but nothing that resonated with me and my personality. I didn’t want something showy or business-y I wanted to to have an airy, calm and chic aesthetic to it. That is more me than anything else. So once I found HuntsHandCraftedWood Etsy Shop I was elated. 
I got my name tag in the mail and it was absolutely perfect. It is such an amazing crafted piece and honestly I think this would be the perfect gift for a new college grad or for someone who just got their first job. I am very happy with my purchase and if you would like to order one for yourself or as a gift you can find it here:  HuntsHandCraftedWood
I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for emails to be notified when I post new content. Make sure to comment down below what your favorite item is from this Etsy Shop!
-Stay Chic,

The Best Last Minute Fathers Day Gifts (6/16/2019)

Hey y’all! I had done one of these posts for Mother’s Day and I wanted to do another for Fathers Day to help out my fellow procrastinators (I’m kidding, I’m kidding)! Like I said in the post for Mother’s Day, sometimes life gets in the way and we forget or don’t have time to get something for Mother’s Day or Fathers Day.

I think it’s important to have some last minute gift ideas especially for those of us that are waiting until today to grab the gift. There’s no better minute than last minute, right?! So let’s stop jibber jabbering and get to the last minute gifts (we don’t have that much time):

• DIY Keychain of a picture of you both- At Michaels they have small frame charms that can easily be turned into a keychain!

• A DIY wood burned hammer- If you have or are willing to purchase a wood burner, go grab a hammer and write your Dad a cute message on a handyman tool!

• Make him his favorite meal or bake him his favorite dessert- This is a great small gesture that you can use as a gift.

• Get him a Groupon to do something together at a future date- There’s nothing like a gift that creates memories.

• Pick up some comfy slippers and fill them with his favorite candies and snacks- JCPennys, Marshall’s And Boscovs usually have some good slippers for an affordable price.

• DIY photo block- Grab a wooden block from Michaels or your local craft store, measure the side of the squares, print out pictures to fit around the whole block at home, then mod podge it!

• A new shirt/shoes/socks/etc- Some men are simple and might just be okay with a new shirt or some new sneakers.

• Buy him something for his hobby- if your father is like mine he has a few hobbies and what better way to get an idea for a quick gift than what he likes to do with his spare time. For example: My dad loves cars, so I’ll run to the store and grab him some car wash and wax and maybe pair it with a trip to a local car show.

• Grab him his favorite beer/whiskey/wine etc.- If your dad likes beer or a specific alcohol then get it for him. For example: Ryan’s dad likes to drink wine and smoke cigars so I made him a huge basket with two wines, cheese to pair it with, some nice wine glasses and a few cigars.

• DIY Mug- A mug is always a good go-to and all you need to personalize a ceramic mug is a sharpie paint marker and an oven!

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and make sure to comment down below what your thoughts are on this post.

– Stay Chic,

What I Found In Marshall’s (6/6/2019)

Hey beauties! I will be taking you shopping with me as I made a trip to Marshall’s today. I always forget about going to Marshall’s I don’t know why but it’s always the store that slips my mind. I guess because in my town it’s in a plaza that’s very out of the way but for some reason I barely ever remember to go there. Recently, I had gone to Marshall’s with one of my best friends and we went shopping together. She also works at TJ Maxx which is the same type of company so she was able to get me her employee discount!
We had such a good time shopping I completely forgot how much I love Marshall’s, I appreciate the store even more now that I’m an adult because as a kid I would go there for school shopping only. I wanted to talk to y’all today about some of the amazing makeup I found in Marshall’s! I’m talking name brand makeup!


As you can see in these photos there are NARS, Perricone MD, Covergirl, Becca and Elf Cosmetics foundations. There were Anastasia Beverly Hills, Stila, Smashbox and Kat Von D products. I even found Laura Mercier translucent setting powder (which of course I purchased)! What makes this find even better is the price point, a lot of this stuff is more than half off. I found a Becca highlighter palette for only $17, I found some Too Faced Peach finishing powder for $8 and a Nars highlighter for $7! I was thrown for a loop when I found these products.
I asked my friend who works in TJ Maxx and she said that she sees a lot of different types of products come into her store as well that are name brand. I seriously suggest going to Marshall’s and even TJ Maxx if you are looking for good makeup for at an affordable price point.
I hope you enjoyed my post today and make sure you comment down below what brands you saw in these photos!

-Stay Chic,