#CyberMonday Beauty Deals are here!

Beauty mavens if you’re not all shopped out get in on these beauty deals – there are so many this year and believe us, each one of them is amazing and a great buy!  ULTA Beauty #CyberMonday deals: Love the LORAC Cosmetics, Inc. Champagne Dreams Eye Shadow Palette for $15 and the Philosophy door buster for $25. FREE shipping on $25 + FREE Luxury Robe … Continue reading #CyberMonday Beauty Deals are here!

All the Must-Have #BlackFriday deals – the complete list!

Black Friday 2014!
Black Friday Deals!

Here it is fashion and beauty mavens – the ULTIMATE LIST for shopping this Black Friday – all my favorite haunts, brands and deals in one place. Just click on the link to shop:

**Updated 11/28 11 AM EST

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#TomsforTarget is here: In-Store pictures + Review

Love this journal!

The much awaited #TomsforTarget holiday collection is here – if like me you’re a collab addict, you must be curious to know if the collection is worth checking out?

Firstly, the TOMS collection of footwear is priced $10 lower at $48 than the average pair of TOMS you would get elsewhere. Secondly the collection of scarves and accessories priced between $30-$20 is really chic and if you love clean lines and sustainability, this should be on your gotta love must have list.

My store did not carry the ponchos, but most other stores still have them. I admit I wasn’t blown away by this line, but there were some pieces like the scarves and journals which are really high quality.

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SHOP Altuzarra For Target NOW!

Unlike some of Target’s very successful past collections, the new Altuzarra For Target line that launched today in stores + online, is uber chic and targeted at the highly successful woman on the go. The sophisticated clean lines are dominated by bold prints and sexy silhouettes. Nothing is above $100 and as usual the collection will be sold out within hours online at Target, so if … Continue reading SHOP Altuzarra For Target NOW!

#PeterSomForKohls: Review + In Store Pictures

The much awaited Peter Som For Designation at Kohls collection is now available in stores. I checked out the line in person today at in NYC and came away liking most of the pieces. While I love the laidback vibe of this line, I wasn’t too thrilled with the fit and cut of some of the maxis and dresses.

The striped maxi which was a huge must have on my list during the previews, was a let down in person. The fabric is too thin and clingy for my liking and it doesn’t look expensive for the price point (on sale for $58, originally priced $78).  Also the solid black or indigo version, looks better than the colorful one. I definitely suggest you try it out in store, before making a decision. I decided to skip it.

Peter Som for DesigNation Striped Maxi Dress
Peter Som for DesigNation Striped Maxi Dress

Peter Som for DesigNation Striped Maxi Dress

From the line of dresses, the halter blue post card print maxi was a clear winner for me (on sale for $58, originally priced $78). With it’s sheer panel and trademark print, it looks chic and has a great, flowy fit – perfect for the pool or the beach! If you’re going to invest in only piece from this collection, I suggest, you opt for either this maxi or the V-neck post card print sweatshirt (on sale for $37.50, originally priced $50).

Peter Som for DesigNation Postcard Halter Maxi Dress
Peter Som for DesigNation Postcard Halter Maxi Dress
Peter Som for DesigNation Postcard Sweatshirt
Peter Som for DesigNation Postcard Sweatshirt

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Fashion Alert! Peter Som For Kohl’s: Now Available Online, Plus Pricing!

With spring right around the corner here in NYC, fashion bloggers and mavens are in a tizzy about the latest high-low collab between and Kohls and geek chic designer Peter Som. I’ve been waiting to shop this collection for a while now and am very impressed with the previews. An array of flirty, floral maxis, shorts and eyelet tops and dresses in summery colors, this collection has something for everyone. Keeping the spirit of St. Barths alive, this breezy line is now available online with prices ranging from $38 to  $88.

Here are some of our favorite pieces:

peter som for kohls_stripe maxi
Stripe maxi: $78
peter som for kohls eyelet top and shorts
Coral eyelet top: $60 + Shorts: $44
peter som for kohls
Moto vest: $78 + Tank: $38 + Cuff soft pant: $50

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Surviving winter with fabulous winter gear from Neve Designs!

The winter refuses to wind down here in NYC and if you’re following Gotta Love Must Have on Facebook, you must have seen this video I posted about our latest snow storm. With sub zero temperatures and long, long winter days, if there’s something I am thankful for, it is my gorgeous, new Mariel Cowl Scarf and the Alanna Cardigan from Neve Designs.

A top of the line lifestyle and sportswear apparel  brand Neve Designs creates trendy winter sportswear and I am completely in love with their craftsmanship. Combining European influences with classic American style, Neve’s inspired use of pattern and color is fashion forward a must have for the urbanista on the go. Neve’s collection uses ultra-fine merino wool, silk, down and cotton apparel and their accessories are a great mix of both style and comfort. I also love that as a brand they are committed to completely natural and biodegradable fabrics.

I’ve been rocking my Mariel Cowl Scarf during the last one week when temperatures have been below freezing and can tell you first hand that it meets both criteria for my winter gear — uber cool and ultra warm. The Mariel scarf is a riot of gorgeous earth bright earth tones – reds, oranges and a mix of white and gray. In short, it’s a complete showstopper!


Neve Designs Mariel Cowl Scarf

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#PeterPilottoforTarget: Review + In Store Pictures

It’s officially spring when Target releases their much awaited designer collab to welcome the new year with a new designer. This year, British designer Peter Pilotto, known for his eclectic prints and splashy colors has collaborated with Target and the collection hit stores today.

This time, due to the extreme winter cold here in NYC I wasn’t able to make it to my local Target early in the morning. By the time I reached mid afternoon, the only piece I really wanted from this collection, the printed blazer  was sold out in my store. The other item on my lust list were the black check pants – these were available in my store, but the quality was kinda iffy. The pants are of a thin polyester fabric, unlined and felt flimsy when I tried them. However they run a tad large, like most of the collection. I also felt that the silhouette and shapes of this collection are not flattering on all shapes, so my advice is to definitely try the garment if possible in store to get an idea before ordering online.

At first glance, the clothes are a riot of colors and prints and that can be a little overwhelming – distinguishing pieces from each other and just finding your size in the chaos of Target is a challenge. As I was browsing, the shoppers kept coming in and grabbing multiple everything they could get their hands on. So my question is, are you planning to shop this collection or will you hope it hits clearance soon?

Check out the pictures from the rest of the collection here:

Peter Pilotto® for Target®

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#TrendAlert! Five Over-the-knee Boots you’ll love!

If you’re looking at one simple way to update you’re winter wardrobe, you have to jump on this trend NOW! Over-the-knee boots are everywhere and I don’t blame you if you’re crushing on them, because I certainly can’t get enough of this trend. Pair them with your trusty skinny denims with a chunky cable knit sweater and you’re making a chic fashion statement in a matter of … Continue reading #TrendAlert! Five Over-the-knee Boots you’ll love!

Kmart & Sears Offer Free Store Pick Up – Hassle Free Shopping for the Holidays

The holidays seem to be busiest time of the year for everyone, me included. Between shopping, untangling lights, wrapping (or unwrapping) gifts, and baking dozens of cookies and cupcakes, your regular life doesn’t press pause. You can only read so many articles on ‘holiday hacks’ before you realize that unlike the miracle of Santa getting down a chimney, there is no Christmas miracle for making the holidays less busy.  You can, however, find little ways to relieve the stress and smile more.

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