5 Coach Crossbody Bags You Need Now

Coach has always been a favorite brand within my household while growing up. I have been gifted Coach bags for various occasions in my life and have always seen my mom carrying their bags every since I was young. As a fan of Coach, it has been interesting to see the brand evolve over the years and their re-branding efforts have lead me to gain a greater interest in their company. For me, Coach is a trend setting handbag maker and I am obsessed with a few of their current crossbody bags. 🙂 View them below!


Western Rivets Saddle Bag 23, $595
Canyon Quilt Chelsea Crossbody, $295
Western Embroidery Dinky Crossbody 24, $650
Tea Rose Applique Dinky Crossbody, $595
Varsity Patchwork Saddle Bag 23, $595

Discovery Clothing Website Launch

Recently, I received an email from Discovery Clothing with information about their new website launch. While I haven’t been to their store in forever, it’s great to see they now have an ecommerce site that I can shop on. After reading about this news on the email, I went over to their site to view what they had to offer. I’m interested in buying a few pieces from discoveryclothing.com and you can find these items below!


Tops:JacketsBlack and White Blazer, $15.99
 Gauze Open Back Tank, $12.99
 Long Open Front Cardigan, $17.99


Jeans:SkirtsBlack Ripped Skinny Jeans, $14.99
Full A-Line Skirt, $15.99
Striped A-Line Skirt, $14.99


DressesCrochet Top Maxi Dress, $19.99
 Textured Bodycon Dress, $16.99


12 Things To Buy At The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is finally open to the public but the time is limited. We have until August 8 to get the deals before prices go back up.  😦 So needless to say, I’ve started shopping their sale! I have created a top 12 list of things I feel are worth buying  and they are:


Yves Saint Laurent’ Rebel Nudes’ Set, $72
Whish Jumbo Body Butter, $15
Hinge ‘Artisan Patchwork’ Wrap Scarf, $37.90
Nadri ‘Crescent’ Linear Hoop Earrings, $39.90

Tops & Sweaters

Topshop Patchwork Oversize Open Cardigan, $55.90
Yigal Azrouël Floral Print Scuba Sheath Dress, $529.90
Foxcroft Belted Stripe Patchwork Print Shirtdress, $65.90
DREAMERS BY DEBUT Cowl Neck Boxy Pullover, $29.90


Dawn Levy ‘Sierra’ Wool Blend Colorblock Drape Front Coat, $399.90
Eliza J Drape Front Water Repellent Wrap Trench Coat, $139.90
MARC NEW YORK by Andrew Marc ‘Felix’ Stand Collar Leather Jacket, $299.90
Burberry Brit ‘Colefield’ Double Breasted Leather Jacket, $1,299.90

Ulta.com Haul & Review

I have been wanting to try a new lip primer and bronzer since I’m almost out of the ones I currently use. After doing some research on which lip primer and bronzer I wanted to try out, I decided to make the purchase on Ulta.com. As a frequent shopper at Ulta stores and as an ultimate rewards member, I knew shopping on Ulta.com would be great for my next haul and  review. So here we go!!!

Company Background
– Their corporate offices are in Bolingbrook, IL.
– Is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services.
– They offer over 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points.

:) Pros
– Their homepage is very organized and has enticing marketing images and products.
– The left bar features all their categories which is great to see and easy to shop.
– Overall, everything on their site is easy to find and/or easy to navigate through.
– All the products have product reviews.
– Offer a $3.50 off coupon if you spend $15 or more.
– If you are returning an item and purchased it with your Ultimate Rewards card then there is no need to bring in the packaging slip.
– Free in store returns.
– Ultimate Rewards card has great benefits such as a free birthday gift, points perk system, etc.
– Always have various promotions going on throughout the site and on certain products.

😦 Cons
– $3.50 off coupon does not work with prestige brands of cosmetics, skincare, haircare, and nail.
– Ulta.com does not pay for returns sent by mail. So all return shipping charges are your own responsibility.

Checkout Process
:) Pros
– The checkout process was quick and easy. It included: get started, shipping and gifting, payment, rewards, review and place order. After your order is placed, you are redirected to a thank you page which displays your order confirmation number, estimated delivery date, print receipt option, and create an account option.
– The order confirmation email was sent right after my order was complete and included my order number, shipping address, shipping method, order summary, purchase total and payment method.
– You have the option to pay with PayPal.
– Offer a free sample with every purchase. You get to choose one free sample from three different options.

😦 Cons
– I had no idea that Ulta.com offered a free sample with every online purchase. I found this out when I was making my purchase in the checkout section. It would be great to know you are offered a free sample before you checkout so you’re enticed into making an online purchase.
– You are only able sign up for an account after you’re done with the checkout process.
– You are charged for taxes.

– Free shipping with any $50 purchase.
– I placed my order on a Wedesday night and my order was shipped the next day.
– I received an order shipment confirmation email once my order was shipped and it included my order number, shipping address, shipping method, tracking number, order summary, purchase total and payment method.
– I received my package in 4 business days.

Package Presentation


My order arrived in a light brown box with the Ulta Beauty logo on it. Once I opened the package, I found inflatable packaging, my order, and bubble wrap on the bottom of the box. After I pulled out my order, I found my order slip and a flyer for 15% H2O Beauty. My items were packaged well and nothing was damaged inside the box.  With this, my overall rating for package presentation would be positive.

thumb_IMG_3303_1024– Not Your Mother’s Way To Grow Long & Strong Shampoo
– Not Your Mother’s Way To Grow Long & Strong Conditioner
– Smashbox Bronze Lights – Deep Matte
– Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer – Nude
– Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer Deluxe Sample
– Variety Sampler Pack – Dolce & Gabbana The One Sample, Whish Body Butter Sample

:) Pros
– The Not Your Mother’s shampoo and conditioner worked great and had a wonderful scent that lasted in my hair for a while.
– The Smashbox bronzer was a great buy and the color worked well with my skin tone.
– The Too Faced lip primer worked awesome. It actually made my lipstick last a lot longer and I’m not surprised that this is one of the best selling lip primers out there.
– The Smashbox lash primer was great. The brush for this primer separated my lashes so that when I put my mascara on it didn’t clump my lashes together.
– The Dolce & Gabbana sample had a great scent and I would consider buying a full size bottle.
– The Whish body butter had a nice scent to it and was another sample I would like to buy in full size.
😦 Cons
– I have no complaints on the products I purchased. 🙂
My Overall Rating
I would have to give Ulta.com an overall positive rating. Their website is organized and easy to navigate through, they offer a variety of products at both affordable and prestige price points, their checkout process and package presentation was great and I liked all of the products I ordered from them. The only things they need to work on is allowing the $3.50 coupon to be used on prestige products, free returns by mail, and marketing the free samples you get with every order. With this, I would say Ulta.com had a great ecommerce experience and I would definitely make another online purchase from them. 😀