Cashmere Closets and a Giveaway

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Hey ladies (and gentleman)! I’m excited to finally tell you about my latest pet project. Since my last post I’ve been busy working on a consignment business with my mom. I LOVE consignment, it’s such a great way to score nice clothing and designer brands for a cheap price. The last time I went to a consignment shop I got an Alexander Wang tee for about $20. I’d never pay full price for a designer t-shirt but $20 was doable and I love it (it’s neutral and edgy at the same time) and I wear it all the time. One of my all-time favorite consignment store finds was a gorgeous burgundy wrap coat that I scored for about 1/3 of the retail price. I can’t wait to pull it out again in the fall.

Since my Mom and I both love consignment stores (and we had a lot of clothing to get rid of in order to streamline our capsule wardrobes a la “Lessons from Madame Chic”) we decided to start a business that would make consigning accessible and fun. Our business is called Cashmere Closets, and it functions in 2 ways: we have seasonal consignment parties where people can consign clothing and accessories and also shop while they sip wine and eat yummy snacks. We also have an online store now- check it out here. The online store contains a lot of new items that we just got in (including some designer items) and everything has been checked for quality. We’ll be adding more items as well.  In honor of a grand opening that we had recently, we’re also offering 15% off using code Grandopening at checkout and a giveaway for a $25 gift certificate to the online store. The giveaway is open to everyone in the US and internationally (we ship internationally) and the gift certificate can be used towards any item on the site . Check it out here and enter now 🙂  You can also follow Cashmere Closets on facebook here.

 

Thanks for reading and look out for my next post!

 

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Stunning Fall Inspired Jewelry Under $50 (And the Max and Chloe Initial Necklace Giveaway Winner Revealed)

I love dressing up sweaters and fall dresses with pretty jewelry. Statement jewelry can really jazz up your basics or inspire creative wardrobe remixes at work and on the weekends. Here are some of my favorite pieces inspired by fall for less than $50:

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Ann Taylor Falling Leaves Necklace $39.50

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Suzanna Dai for LOFT Beaded Drop Earrings $44.99

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Banana Republic Geo Pave Bracelet $39.50

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Ann Taylor Botanical Stone Cocktail Ring $39.50

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Banana Republic Pearl Fringe Necklace $49.50

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J.Crew Crystal Button Earrings $35

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Banana Republic Metallic Toggle Bracelet $39.50

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Ann Taylor Botanical Stone Bracelet $49.50

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Loft Long Purple Ribbon Wrapped Necklace $39.99

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ModCloth Allure of the Arboretum Earrings $9.99

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Loft Metal and Bead Bangle Set $14.50

 

And now on to the latest giveaway winner… Congratulations to Ashley W! Please email me at lawbooksandlipstick@gmail.com by 10/30/13 to claim your Initial Necklace from Max and Chloe.

Until Next Post,

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Pre-Fall Shopping Guide: 5 Shoes that are Perfect for Work (Plus the Shoes of Prey Giveaway Winner Revealed)

If you’ve already started shopping for fall or plan to invest in a few pieces for your wardrobe later, make sure you invest in shoes that will support your wardrobe needs and help you feel confident. Below I’ve listed 5 shoes that are perfect for business and business casual looks. I provided options for investment pieces (shoes that are  amazing quality and will last you a long time), great values (slightly more budget friendly but still great quality) and steals (very budget friendly).  I’ve also listed the winner of the egift certificate to Shoes of Prey below!

Classic Black Leather Pumps

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The Investment Piece: J.Crew Everly Leather Pump $245

The Great Value: Nine West Caress Pump $79

The Steal: Michael Antonio Lydia Pump $39.95

Nude Pumps

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The Investment Piece: Michael Michael Kors Ionna Pump $129.95

The Great Value: Zara Leather Court Shoe $89

The Steal: Sam & Libby Dominique Pointed Toe Pump $39.99

Mary Jane Heels

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The Investment Piece: Ivanka Trump Leea Mary Jane Pump $134.95

The Great Value: Dorothy Perkins Black Mary Jane Strap Courts $59

The Steal: Chinese Laundry Next to Me Mary Jane Pump $49

Classic Black Patent Leather Pumps

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The Investment Piece: Ann Taylor Perfect Patent Leather Pumps $128

The Great Value: Nine West Regola Pump $79

The Steal: Mango Patent Pumps (sale price) $19.99

Black Patent Leather Flats

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The Investment Piece: Banana Republic Capra Flat $110

The Great Value: Vince Camuto Ellen Flat $79

The Steal: Asos Carvela Bow Ballerina Pumps $35.64

Now on to the latest giveaway winner…I selected a random winner from the comments and the winner of the Shoes of Prey E-gift Certificate is…

Loris Ayoub

Congrats Loris! You’ll be designing a custom pair of ballet flats or sandals.  Please email me at lawbooksandlipstick@gmail.com by 8/7/13 to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered! Look out for a new post on saturday and a new giveaway in the near future.

Until Next Post,

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Shoe Giveaway: Custom Sandals or Ballet Flats that YOU Design from Shoes of Prey- Contest Closed

I’m so excited to be bringing you this giveaway because I love the concept of Shoes of Prey. The Shoes of Prey website lets you design your own custom shoes from 12 styles and over 170 different fabrics. This concept appeals to me because there’s been so many times in the past when I’ve had a pair of shoes in mind but I wasn’t able to find exactly what I was looking for in stores. It’s also pretty cool to design something that’s truly unique and that you can say is your own creation.

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Here’s a video on how the website works:

How to enter the giveaway:

Follow the Law Books and Lipstick blog if you’re not following already.  Then leave a comment below with a short description of what kind of sandals or ballet flats you’d love to design (For example I’d love a pair of red patent leather ballet flats! 🙂 )

Bonus Entries (Optional): Like Law Books and Lipstick on Facebook here or follow the blog on twitter here. Leave an extra comment for each.

If you enter you’re also agreeing to the official rules I’ve posted below. And that’s it! I’ll randomly select a winner from the comments on July 31 (make sure to check back to see if you won) and the winner will receive a $129 egift certificate to Shoes of Prey (enough to cover the cost of a pair of flat sandals or a pair of ballet flats plus shipping).

Thanks for entering!

Until Wednesday,

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Official Rules: No purchase necessary. Must be 18 or older to enter. This giveaway is open to U.S., Canadian, and international readers. 7/15/13- 7/30/13 and winner will be drawn 7/31/13/. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. After a winner is announced the winner must contact lawbooksandlipstick@gmail.com to claim prize. If prize is not claimed by 8/7/13 a new winner will be drawn. Void where prohibited by law.

Beauty Spotlight: Smashbox (Plus the Heat Wave Lip Gloss Set Winner Revealed!)

Smashbox is one of my favorite makeup brands because of their cool twists on classic makeup products and pretty saturated colors. There are more than a few retailers that sell their products and you can easily find them at your local Sephora or  Ulta, and  online . Here are my picks for 5 great Smashbox items to check out if you haven’t tried them already:

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Blush Rush $24

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Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio $28

 

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Camera Ready BB Cream $39

 

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Photo Finish Lid Primer $20

 

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Brow Tech To Go $27

 

And of course I haven’t forgotten about the latest giveaway winner:

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The winner of the Smashbox Heat Wave Lip Gloss Set is…

Vania Vieira

Congrats Vania! Please email me at lawbooksandlipstick@gmail.com by 7/17/13 to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered! Look out for a new post this weekend and another fun giveaway on monday.

Until Saturday,

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Looks to Love: 4 Chic Shift Dresses from Oasap (Plus the Giveaway Winner Announced)

The temperature is still rising, and if you have to look professional for your job or internship you pretty much can’t go wrong with one of the following three ensembles: A shift dress, a skirt and short sleeve blouse or button down, or a lightweight pant in a neutral color and a blouse. For those of you who work in ultra conservative offices (i.e. some of you lawyers and legal interns) try suits in lighter colors like tan and light gray. And for you ladies who own your own businesses or work in creative fields or start ups, try a shorts suit- it looks modern and glam.

I have a romantic style personality so I generally love dresses and a shift dress looks so chic and polished. In honor of the latest giveaway from Oasap, I found a few shift dresses from the site that I love. Pair cute dresses like these with neutral accessories or add a complimentary pop of color (and yes peplum looks are still in- they’re a great way to add an extra touch of style to a more conservative silhouette).

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Chic Lace Patched Sheath $59.90

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Vintage Sweetheart Peplum Dress $47.92

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Square Neckline Midi Dress $47.92

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ColorBlock Pleat Sheath $49.90

 

And now on to the giveaway winner…Congrats Alyssa!

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Email me at lawbooksandlipstick@gmail.com to claim your prize by 6/12/13. Enjoy wearing that pretty crochet top!

 

Thanks to everyone who entered, look out for a new post on saturday and more cool giveaways!

Until next post,

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