Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Join Me at StyleCon! Saturday November 5th, 2016


Join me at StyleCon 2016 on November 5th in Orange County, CA! Style lovers finally have their own “Con” - StyleCon. StyleCon brings together a community of fashion and beauty lovers, digital influencers, style and taste makers with exclusive brands to engage, discuss, follow and influence. Top stylists and makeup artists will be on hand with complimentary hair, makeup and nail services. There will be style panels, fashion presentations, and opportunities to get to know favorite Instagrammers, bloggers, and YouTubers, plus lots of give-a-ways, brand promotions and products. Visit www.StyleCon.com to purchase tickets and learn more about the event! Don't forget to follow @stylecongirl on instagram and twitter and me @mapleandmint if you don't already! Search with hashtag #styleconoc and use my promo code CHRISTINE for 15% off when you purchase tickets! Don't wait! Buy your StyleCon ticket today!

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Sweetest Little Cold Shoulder Top






Cold shoulder tops are my favorite lately for creating transitional looks. I've been wearing them + these jeans nonstop! Isn't the pleat detail on this top so pretty and feminine? My necklace is from my Rocksbox set this month. Use code MAPLEANDMINTXOXO for your first month free!

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Also there's a lot of great sales happening right now...

Loft - BOGO 50% off tops & sweaters
J.Crew - 25% off select & extra 30% off sale with code REFRESH (ends today 8.22)
Revolve - up to 50% off summer sale
Asos - up to 70% off final clearance
Madewell - 25% off select styles with code YESPLEASE (ends today 8.22)
Banana Republic - extra 40% off sale items (ends 8.30)
Pottery Barn - free shipping on entire order with code FREESHIP
Steve Madden - extra 30% off clearance styles with code BONUS30
Anthropologie - extra 40% off sale items


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fall Staples Under $100 + Back to School Giveaway




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August and September are my least favorite months here in LA because it's so darn hot, and all I want is to wear blanket scarves and ankle booties! Fab fall fashion doesn't have to break the bank ladies :) You def want to stock up on this blanket scarf and these ankle booties before they sell out (because they will!) Also how adorable is this tassel bag? $24! I can hardly believe it. What a steal! Also... I've teamed up with some amazing bloggers to bring you this rad back to school giveaway! Make sure to enter below. Good luck!
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Back to School Wardrobe Essentials

It's that time of year already -- Back to School! Since I've been out of school for a few years, these "Back to School" wardrobe essentials aren't just for hitting the books, they're must-haves for every gal's fall wardrobe! Think about pieces you can mix and match, wear now, and layer into fall. This Topshop camisole (only $30!) is perfect to wear in the summer while the temps are still high, and can be layered with a jean jacket or cardigan come autumn. The same goes for long-sleeve shirts, turtlenecks and button-up shirts. Pair them with a puffer vest or a long cashmere cardigan. These pieces are meant to be mixed and matched so you can create hundreds of different outfits!

TOPS & LAYERING 

camisole for layering ($30) // striped crewneck tee (only $19!) // chambray shirt ($69) // tissue turtleneck ($39) // plaid button-up ($79) // cardigan ($48) // puffer vest ($120) // jean jacket ($128 + 25% off with code REFRESH)


Let's talk about what to wear on your bottom half. Your fall basics should include a pair of light distressed denim, a pair of dark wash jeans, a pair of black skinnies and leggings (to wear with riding boots!) A denim pencil skirt is another perfect summer to fall transition piece, as is a pleated midi or a-line skirt

BOTTOMS 





Comfort is key when it comes to back to school shoes. My high school was built on a hill -- there's no way I could have walked to and from classes in high heels (and I wouldn't have wanted to!) College was definitely flatter terrain, but flats were still crucial for walking back and forth between classes all day. I would invest in several pairs of comfy flats - my favorite brand for ballet flats is hands down Sam Edelman, they are the comfiest flats I've ever owned and I have them in a few key colors (black, red suede, camo, leopard, etc.) For boots, you'll definitely need a pair of riding boots and short booties, and of course rain boots (if you don't live in Southern California, like me. Even though I do own a pair of red Hunters. Shh.) For cold weather my favorite boots are LL Bean Boots. Make sure to size down (use their size chart) because they run huge. I have the shearling ones and they are DIVINE. I wear them whenever we go to SH's home in Illinois in the fall!

SHOES


Ankle Booties ($119.95) // Rain Boots ($150) // Sexy Heel ($129.95) // Lace-up Flats ($79.95) // Open Toe Booties ($109.95) // Riding Boots ($168.95) //  Flats for Walking ($99.95)


Accessories -- arguably the best part! You definitely need a blanket scarf and floppy hat (buy them in a couple of different colors and patterns to switch up your look every now and then.) A cute agenda is a must -- I just bought The Happy Planner at Michael's and I'm obsessed! Last but not least, make sure you have a cute tote or a backpack to top off your look.

ACCESSORIES 


Laptop Sleeve ($75) // Plaid Blanket Scarf ($49.95) // Floppy Hat ($38) // Leopard Pencil Case ($30) // Cute Planner ($24.68) // Roomy Tote ($295) 

Please let me know if you have any questions about fall wardrobe or back to school essentials! Back to school shopping was always my favorite part of heading back to school so I love this stuff :) Have a great Monday!

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Planning a Trip to Vegas with Vegas.com



When people think of Vegas they usually think of clubbing and partying. However, when I go to Vegas I like to walk The Strip, go out to eat and take in the sights! Today's post is all about planning a trip to Vegas-- what to pack, what to wear, and where to stay.

Planning a trip to Vegas has never been easier than with Vegas.com. They offer amazing discounts on shows like Mystere by Cirque du Soleil , Rock of Ages and many more. When you're planning your trip to Vegas make sure you check out all of these Las Vegas package deals and easily search through resort availability here. Paris is my all-time favorite hotel, I just find it so charming and romantic. I've never been to Aria so I'd really like to go and eat lunch at Lemongrass one day (I LOVE thai food!) and I'm really itching to see Britney Spears in concert so maybe I'll hit both of those up the next time I go ;)

Here's my Ultimate Vegas Outfit for going out to dinner or a show. Cold shoulder tops are my favorite thing right now and they're the perfect piece for transitioning into fall. I love this black cold shoulder top and it also comes in a dress version which would be so cute for clubbing (if you're into that sort of thing!)





During the day I like to walk around and see all the hotels. If you're thinking you'll do the same, be sure to pack comfy sandals for all your day time adventures, as well as cute heels to wear out to lunch or dinner. I recommend packing a small crossbody bag because Vegas tends to get very crowded and you want to make sure you have your purse close to your body packed with just the essentials. Of course Vegas is in the desert so you'll want to pack your favorite fun sunnies and a hat. Don't forget your off the shoulder tops which are light and cool enough to wear during the day, and can be dressed up for lunch or dinner out. It's likely you'll hit the pool, too, so pack your cutest suit and straw tote and you're good to go!





 Comfy Sandals // Floppy Straw Hat // Cute Bikini Top & Bottom // Glam Earrings // Straw Tote // Swimsuit Cover Up // Cutoff Jean Shorts // Light Sweater // Cool Sunnies // Crossbody Bag // Nude Heels

 

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