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Fall Picks from Century 21

If you look through my blog and twitter account, you'll find I like to shop - and more importantly, I love a good deal. I am all about finding a few designer dresses at a discount shop then spending full price on one. I love scouting out new finds and trends, especially as the seasons change, both in stores and online.

When my husband and I lived in New York City, our all time favorite store was Century 21. There is one downtown near the World Trade Center and one in Columbus Circle. I would find the cutest dresses and designer accessories at ridiculous discount prices. My husband bought several designer suits there, jeans and button downs. We would plan a whole day just around shopping there!

When we moved back to Michigan I went through Century 21 withdrawals. Luckily, Century 21 enabled shopping on their website, so I could shop online and get Century 21 steals delivered to me in Michigan.

Century 21 carries an array of brands. I think a lot of people would be surprised that you can find top luxury brands there, such as Balenciaga, Chloe, Fendi, Versace & more. If you're looking to splurge on a designer dress or handbag, make sure you check Century 21 first, because you may not have to splurge as much as you think!

Now that the weather is getting cooler in Michigan, I'm in full on 'fall clothing' mode. Here are a few of my picks from Century 21.

Dresses that transition from work to play...

NYDJ Knit Sheath Dress $69.99 (regularly $148)
Transit Par-Such Shift Dress $129.99 (regularly $560) 

Fall booties to go with jeans or dresses:

Greg Knoxx Quilted Gray Bootie $29.99 (regularly $69)
Chant Short Boot $39.99 (regularly $69.00)
Handbags you'll never want to leave at home:
French Connection Lola Fringe Crossbody $44.99 (regularly $88)
Need a new workbag? Check out this Rag & Bone beauty!
Rag & Bone Smoke Aston Satchel $399.99 (regularly $925)
Don't forget accessories...
Robert Rose Tassel Pendant & Necklace $22.99 (regularly $46.00)
Robert Rose Rose Gold Cuff $16.99 (regularly $35.00)

Bottega Veneta Sunglasses $99.99 (regularly $399)
*I partnered with Century 21 on this post. All thoughts are my own. 

Lilly Pulitzer for Target

I had no idea Lilly Pulitzer at Target was going to be as big as it was.  Don't get me wrong, I was excited, but I was also excited for Phillip Lim, Prabal Gurung & Jason Wu partnerships, and when I went shopping in store the morning of their launches, I didn't almost get trampled....Yes, this happened this morning.

I got to Target around 7:55am for the 8am opening and was probably 50th in line. I thought, no biggie, everyone is excited, and we're going to nicely walk in when the doors open and all have fun shopping together....not! Ladies ahead of me were doing calf stretches before the doors opened in preparation, the mother and daughter ahead of me were scheming their game plan of no cart and dividing and conquering. It was so intense! 

Target put out the collection throughout the store, in the corresponding category sections. So 'home goods' in the seasonal area, accessories with the other bags and scarves, etc. It basically created a scavenger hunt for everyone. 

Ladies running, grabbing 5 pieces of clothing at a time, carts being shoved out of the way, women yelling at their kids to grab as much as they was chaos. But I'm not going to lie, it was still kind of fun :)

At one point I saw a panicked mother yell 'where's my daughter?' It was just too much. What a great way to start my Sunday! 

My Lilly Pulitzer Target haul included a Nosey Posey shirt, scarf, 3 Essie nail polishes, a makeup bag, bobby pins and a beach blanket. All in all, worth the quick visit to Target this AM. For any future exciting launches, I'll be sure to grab a coffee and get to the store a little earlier :) 

Jose Eber Hair Tools - 25% off & Free Shipping

If you're looking to upgrade your hair tools Jose Eber is having a sale! To celebrate the Kentucky Derby, Jose Eber is offering 25% off online purchases. Use the code "josederby" when placing online orders and get 25% off and free shipping until May 19th. Happy Shopping!

Lord & Taylor Friends & Family Sale April 11 - 21

Lord & Taylor Friends & Family sale starts today! Sale will take place in-store and online through Monday, April 21st. Almost all regular and sale merchandise will be an extra 25% off, with 10% off cosmetics and fragrances. Happy Shopping! 

"How Do You Shop Style?" Game

What kind of shopper are you? I always knew I was a savvy shopper, and the ShopStyle 'How Do You Shop Style' game proved it! Check out the game to see what kind of shopper you are and for a chance to win a luxury bag! More info on the game can be found on their site and you can start playing the game by following this link.

Some of the questions in the game include...

So, I have to would you answer these questions?

Note: Post sponsored by ShopStyle.  Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.

Lord & Taylor Friends & Family Sale
Still holiday shopping? Check out Lord & Taylor's Friends and Family sale. It starts today and will run through December 18th, both online and in stores. Almost all regular and sale merchandise will be 25% off and customers will also be offered 10% off cosmetics and fragrances. Normally these sales don't apply to cosmetics, so this is a special event!

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm not encouraging shopping on the holiday, but if you find yourself winding down after dessert and want to do some online shopping, here are some good sales you can start to browse...


Ulta sales start on Thanksgiving at 7pm CST. Really cool sets for sale. Preview ad here. $99 Clarisonic Mia is an amazing deal. Perfect gift for mom!

25% off when you spend $50 or more + free shipping. Use code HOLIDAY25

20% off all products

Lorac Cosmetics
Lorac has created an exclusive and Sephora Inside JC Penny set. The chic, cult-favorite Pewter hue retails for $10 ($39 value) and includes a complimentary 3-in-1 Waterproof Eyeliner in Ultra Black.

Butter London
Starting Black Friday through Cyber Monday will be gifting customers with 20% off site wide (excluding product marked at “last-call”) and 50% off “last-call” items. Unlock these deals using the code CYBER13.

Zoya Nail polish
Thanksgiving night and Black Friday Only - Zoya Dream Big Offer,  Gift with purchase. *
Available with any $72 purchase on Use code: DREAM BIG.
Includes 12 piece Zoya “Cheers to All” Gift Box (above), Zoya Color Lock Mini and Free Shipping. Over $118 Value. Hurry - extremely Limited Quantities - while supplies last. Limit one per customer or account. VALID 6PM EST 11/28/13 until 11/29/13 11:59PM EST. ONLY.

Balm Chicky lip balms
FREE SHIPPING on all holiday orders. Holiday Menage a Trois only $20!  That's 3 Balm Chicky Balm Balms (regularly $12 each) for only $20. Get em while the gettin' is still to be got!

Studio Gear Cosmetics
Black Friday sales are posted, including a $25 holiday smokey eye palette for $25!

TINte Cosmetics
Starts on Thanksgiving, 30% off. Enter BLK30 at checkout.


Black Friday Deal:  Receive a free gift with any purchase over $36. Enter the code below that applies to your shopping cart.
* For orders $36 or more use code SHOP2 and receive Free Standard Shipping + a Long Wear Makeup Remover Sample.
For orders $60 or more use code SHOP3 and receive Free Standard Shipping + a Setting Powder Sample.
For orders $100 or more use code SHOP4 and receive Free Standard Shipping + a Kabuki brush.
Valid through 11:59pm ET 11/29/13.

Cyber Monday Deal: Buy any 2 products and receive $15 off with code CYBER
*Buy any two products and receive $15 off when you use code CYBER. valid through 11:59pm 12/02/13 on all orders with two  or more products in shopping bag.

Dr. Brandt skincare
Black Friday 40% off entire online purchase. Starts midnight on Wednesday and goes until Friday, November 29th EST.

C.O. Bigelow
C.O. Bigelow is offering 25% off C.O. Bigelow products online only – Friday, November 29 through Monday, December 2, 2013 CODE: Turkey1838

Tons of deals on site, including 60% off Women's outwear and free shipping on purchases $35+. 

Need to shop for a fit chick? Check out Use this link to get 20% off your first order and check out their Black Friday deals!

Lord + Taylor
Take an extra 20% off regular and sale items using the code THANKS — offer ends Dec. 1.
40% off! Use code ENJOY.

30% of everything on site and Free Shipping!

Michael Kors
Free shipping on orders over $100 with code HOLIDAY. 

Alice + Olivia
25% off site wide.  

*this post contains some affiliate links

TONI&GUY at Target

Here's a fun promotion from Target...starting today, through Saturday 11/16, pick up an y 2 TON&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe products and receive a $10 Target GiftCard! Happy early holiday shopping!

Bloomingdale's Friends & Family Sale - 20%
Sales are starting EARLY this year! Don't wait for Black Friday to do your shopping. Start now! 20% off Bloomingdale's Friends & Family Sale! Now through Sunday, November 17. Use FRIENDS code when shopping online.

ShopStyle Contest - Win $1,000!

Have you been on ShopStyle before? ShopStyle by PopSugar brings you everything shoppable all on one site. You can sort by designer, product, trend, and more. They've recently launched a great review feature, so you can read what others are saying before you buy!

To inspire readers to share their thoughts, they are giving one lucky reviewer a $1,000 Visa gift card! Entering is super easy. All you have to do is sign up for ShopStyle, search the items in your closet or vanity, and tell them what you think before Septemeber 26th. You will receive one entry for each review you make, so review all that you can! Few things to share:
 - the style of the item
 - the fit (your size and the size you purchased)
 - the quality (how long did it last you?)
 - what others said about it while you were wearing it
 - if it's an accessory, what you paired with it

Review as many items as you can to increase your chance to win. You never know, you could win some money to fund your next shopping spree!

The Limited Turns 50 & Giveaway!

The Limited is turning 50 and is celebrating it's Golden Anniversary by helping women succeed! The Limited is supporting Dress for Success, a nonprofit that offers professional clothing to help support women who are entering or re-entering the work force.

To help raise funds for this organization, The Limited is inviting women to share their success stories and words of wisdom (both personal and professional) online at The Limited will donate $1 to Dress for Success for every entry, up to $50,000. The Limited will also be donating 30% of proceeds from a limited edition clutch and a commemorative bracelet that will debut this fall. Be sure to enter to help meet their goal!

But that's not the end of the festivities. The Limited will also launch a social media campaign in August that will allow consumers to select the ultimate celebration dress design they would like to see in stores. They are full of surprises for their 50th Anniversary...including....a gift card giveaway on Lipgloss Break!

Enter to win a $50 gift card to The Limited!

Fill out the form below to win! There are also several different ways you can get extra entries: sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me & retweet on Twitter , follow me on Pinterest, follow me on Instagram or become a fan on Facebook; just make sure to list the number of extra entries in the form below. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Friday, August 16th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Top 5 Beauty & Shopping Finds in NYC

Yesterday a very lost looking tourist family asked me for directions on the subway. I helped them, obviously, but then was surprised how easily I was able to answer their questions. For only being in the city for 3 1/2 months, I think my husband and I have covered more ground than those who have lived here for years. I'm comfortable with the subway system (as long as I have a map to reference) and I know where all the good finds are...specifically, the beauty and fashion shopping spots! 

Here are my top 5 beauty & fashion finds in the city:

1. A trip to NYC is not complete without visiting Bloomingdales. If you're from out of town, Bloomingdales offers you an out of town discount. For the entire day, you can get 10%! It doesn't apply to cosmetics but I was able to use it for a new designer purse I had been wanting.

2. Want to score a designer bag or outfit for a deal? Visit Century 21. Not to be mistaken with the real estate company, Century 21 is a discount designer department store. There are two locations in Manhattan, the larger store being on Wall Street.

Make sure you set aside at least 2 hours for when you visit, there is a lot to see! Cosmetics, purses, clothes, accessories, and home goods, you name it, they have it, all on sale.

3. For most vacations, I would recommend getting a mani/pedi before you leave. But not when you come to NYC. There are several salons in each area that offer mani/pedi deals. I found them as cheap as $19.99 for both a manicure and pedicure! As soon as you step into the city visit a salon. Our favorite is Angel Nails on 85th and Amsterdam. They know us by name! 

4. Support local artists and business by shopping the jewelry vendors in Soho. I love these vendors for affordable, NYC authentic souvenirs.

5. Make sure to check out the local fashion blogs to find out if there are any designer sample sales going on while you are here. Designer sample sales are amazing. You can get items right off the runway at a discount. The one I frequent the most is in the Chelsea Market,

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Shop it to Me President's Day Weekend Sale Site

I just learned this fun fact from Shop it to Me...President's Day Weekend is the 2nd best holiday of the year to snag discounts (even better than Black Friday/Cyber Monday)!

Shop It To Me will be sending special edition Salemails, so keep an eye on your inbox or log on to Shop It To Me Search to get in on the action. We're talkin' sweet savings and discount codes from 150+ retailers (including Bloomies, J. Crew, Tory Burch and more), filtered to your brands and sizes.  Check out the sales and plan out your shopping trips!

Happy Free Shipping Day!

Today is Free Shipping Day! For a lot of retailers, it's the last day you can order items with regular shipping to get here by Christmas Eve. Check out for all participating stores!

Free Shipping for Allure Best of Beauty Products

Free Shipping at Sephora on all Allure Best of Beauty winners - take advantage of this one, Sephora doesn't offer free shipping very often.
Happy Shopping!

So Many Cosmetic Sales...!

Stila sale at RueLaLa

Stila Sale at HauteLook starts on Wednesday!

Somme Institute on HauteLook. on sale for $79.99 (reg. $99.99).


OpenSky Account

Some of you may have seen the OpenSky badge on my site and wonder what this is. OpenSky is a great way for us bloggers to bring products that we love to our readers. As a Lipgloss Break reader, you may find a product that I review that you want to try out. OpenSky allows us to carry our reviewed products, when available, in our OpenSky account. Easy access for you, no shopping around!

I'll be sure to flag products that are available in my OpenSky account within the posts. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Check out my store!

Beauty Sak $10 off

Last day to get $10 off $50 orders & free shipping. Free samples with every purchase, enjoy!

Sales at Sephora!

Sephora is having some really good sales to check stores and online!, Inc.

Philosophy Christmas in July Sale - save on your favorite Philosophy products!, Inc.

Bare Essentials best sellers!

Today through August 10th, LORAC's Perfectly Lit Luminizing Powder in Spotlight will be offered at $9 at Sephora stores and online, originally $32!

Kerastase Friends & Family Sale

20% off all Kerastase products & free shipping until July 28th. Use promo code FAMILY at checkout. Enjoy!