LuLaRoe Amelia Dress

Lately, I’ve been invited to so many virtual shopping parties, I can’t even keep track of them. It seems like every day a new consultant-based retailer pops up, and many that I’d never even heard of before. Now, don’t take this as me complaining… I’m not, but my wallet is!

Because of my dwindling bank account, I’ve been very picky about purchasing from these online parties, but one that caught my eye was LuLaRoe. Known for their comfort and unique patterns, LuLaRoe specializes in women’s skirts, dresses and leggings. Naturally, I gravitated towards the dress collections (#DressObsessed) and spotted the Amelia. Let’s just say it was love at first sight.

LuLaRoe Amelia Dress | Closet Full of Cocktails

LuLaRoe Amelia Dress | Closet Full of Cocktails

LuLaRoe Amelia Dress | Closet Full of Cocktails

LuLaRoe Amelia Dress | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress: LuLaRoe || Jacket: Express (old – similar) || Shoes: Nine West Outlet (N/A online – similar or similar) || Necklace: Francesca’s (old – similar or similar) || Lipstick: Urban Decay in “1993”

At first, I was a bit hesitant about the length of this dress with my petite 5’3″ figure, but decided to try it out anyways. And I’m so glad I did… it’s super comfortable, flattering and did I mention it has pockets? That’s what I call a win-win-win.

The fit-and-flare style along with LuLaRoe’s signature stretch fabric make the Amelia the perfect dress for any body type. At $65, it was a bit more than I typically spend on dresses, but I’ve already gotten tons of wear out of it. No buyer’s remorse here! So if you’re in the market for a fabulous dress that can be dressed up or down, I highly recommend checking out LuLaRoe.

Thanks to Annie from Success on Stilettos for the pictures!

White Jeans: B+W & Dressed Up

I’m still swooning over these white jeans and their versatility, so for today’s look, I’m dressing them up. I purchased this top a while back, and it was an amazing steal. Originally $118, after a birthday gift card, email promo code and spring sale, it came to less than $50! I’ll definitely be rocking this look all season long, either out on the town or for date night.

B+W Dressed Up White Jeans | Closet Full of Cocktails

B+W Dressed Up White Jeans | Closet Full of Cocktails

B+W Dressed Up White Jeans | Closet Full of Cocktails

B+W Dressed Up White Jeans | Closet Full of Cocktails

B+W Dressed Up White Jeans | Closet Full of Cocktails

Top: Anthropologie (similar or similar) || Jeans: J. Crew Factory (now 50% off!) || Shoes: Old Navy || Earrings: J. Crew (old – almost exact match or similar) || Bracelet: Loren Hope from Rocksbox (N/A online – similar) || Sunglasses: Ray-Ban || Lipstick: Urban Decay in “1993”

White Jeans: Feminine & Casual

In case you missed it, I scored the perfect pair of white jeans on a recent shopping trip to the Cincinnati Premium Outlets. Since then, I’ve been wearing them out whenever I can. They’re so easy to dress up or down, depending on the occasion. For today’s post, I’m showing you a dressed down way to rock the white denim trend. This is the perfect comfy, casual but still feminine look.

Feminine + Casual White Jeans Look | Closet Full of Cocktails

Feminine + Casual White Jeans Look | Closet Full of Cocktails

Feminine + Casual White Jeans Look | Closet Full of Cocktails

Feminine + Casual White Jeans Look | Closet Full of Cocktails

And for those colder days, just add a cardigan!

Feminine + Casual White Jeans Look | Closet Full of Cocktails

Feminine + Casual White Jeans Look | Closet Full of Cocktails

Top: Old Navy (on sale NOW!) || Cardigan: Old Navy (now 60% off!) || Jeans: J. Crew Factory || Shoes: Old Navy || Necklace: Stella & Dot || Sunglasses: Ray-Ban || Purse: Kate Spade

PS – If you haven’t entered the Thread Cincinnati giveaway, there’s still time to enter. For your chance to win, use the Rafflecopter below. The more ways you follow, the better your chances of winning. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page this Saturday. Good luck!

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Discovering Spring at Cincinnati Premium Outlets + Giveaway!

The love of outlet malls is practically in my blood. To give some perspective, the women in my family take multiple road trips each year, strictly for the sake of hitting up outlets across the country. And who can blame us? Everyone loves the thrill of a good bargain hunt, right?

Since moving to Cincinnati, I’ve taken several of my own road trips to the Cincinnati Premium Outlets in Monroe, Ohio. As I mentioned above, I’ve been to a fair share of outlet malls in my lifetime, but the Cincinnati Outlets are by far one of the best I’ve seen. Some other outlets only have a handful of stores that I would normally shop at, but the CPO has so many more… often making my trips a whole lot lengthier!

My fellow Thread Cincinnati ladies and I were invited by the Cincinnati Premium Outlets for an exclusive blogger event, which was such an honor to be a part of! So last week, I ventured back in search of some closet staples for spring. With a strict budget in mind, I was determined to put together an entire outfit for $100 or less. So how did I do?

Discover Spring at Cincinnati Premium Outlets | Closet Full of Cocktails

Discover Spring at Cincinnati Premium Outlets | Closet Full of Cocktails

First stop was Nine West. There was a serious sale going on — 50% off all shoes! In addition, as part of the Simon Premium Outlets VIP Shopper Club (which is free, btw…) we scored an additional 20% off our $100+ purchase. In total, these navy Jet Set alligator-patterned sandals were only $39.50, and quickly became the inspiration for the rest of my outfit!

Next was Banana Republic. I found this striped, eyelet crop blouse in the Petites section. Eyelet is totally trending for spring, and it went perfectly with my new shoes! Total cost: $13.49.

Then finally, as all good shopping trips end, I finished off at J. Crew Factory. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect white jeans, and as luck would have it, I spotted these right in the front of the store. To finish off the look in true Chelsea fashion, I picked out this floral statement necklace. It also comes in pink, yellow and turquoise, but I went on the safe side and chose the pearl/grey. All together, the jeans and necklace came to $72.03.

For those of you keeping score at home, my entire outfit cost less than $130. Though I went a bit over my initial budget (oops…) I was still extremely impressed. A ready-to-go spring look for that price is almost unheard of these days! So if you want to grab some of the pieces from this look, head on over to your local Simon Premium Outlets now! And if you want some spending cash for your trip, check out the giveaway below 🙂

Discover Spring at Cincinnati Premium Outlets | Closet Full of Cocktails

Discover Spring at Cincinnati Premium Outlets | Closet Full of Cocktails

Top: Banana Republic Factory c/o || Jeans: J. Crew Factory c/o || Shoes: Nine West c/o (N/A online – similar or similar) || Necklace: J. Crew Factory c/o || Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Now it’s time for a giveaway!

Simon Premium Outlets was kind enough to give us all $50 gift cards to give away to our fabulous readers! All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win one of the seven gift cards we have up for grabs. With seven prizes, the more ways you enter, the greater your chances of winning this awesome prize! The gift cards can be used at any Simon Premium Outlet location, but if you’re in Cincinnati, you’ll definitely want to head to Monroe to score some of the amazing pieces we purchased. Please follow the rules and actually follow along (we will be checking!) for your entries to count. Winners will be announced this Saturday on the Thread Cincinnati Facebook page, so be sure to follow along there. Good luck!

Special thanks to Simon Premium Outlets for providing me with a $100 gift card to shop for my outfit as well as a $50 gift card to give away to my readers. Also, thanks to all of the outlet stores who contributed items for our amazing swag bags. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Rocksbox

I’m quickly becoming a subscription box addict: first Birchbox, then Send Me Gluten Free, now Rocksbox. And if you can’t tell from the contents of this blog, I’m also addicted to statement jewelry, which is why Rocksbox is my favorite subscription to date!

For just $19 a month (plus your first month for free using promo code closetfullofcocktailsxoxo), a Rocksbox stylist will handpick three pieces of jewelry for you based on your style quiz and specific requests! Each box is carefully selected, beautifully packaged and comes with a personalized note, fun quote and return shipping label.

Rocksbox | Closet Full of Cocktails

“If loving jewelry is a crime, we plead guilty.”

I plead the fifth…

Rocksbox carries some amazing jewelry designers, including Kendra Scott, Loren Hope and House of Harlow 1960. They also collaborate with smaller (but just as amazing!) jewelry brands, like SLATE, Perry Street and Nakamol. In my first box, I received the Loren Hope Chloe Bracelet, SLATE Spiked Pearl Necklace and Kendra Scott Logan Earring in Iridescent Drusy.

Rocksbox | Closet Full of Cocktails

Rocksbox | Closet Full of Cocktails

Best part: As a “Shine Insider” (a Rocksbox subscriber), you’ll receive insider pricing on all the items you receive, so you never have to pay retail price for the pieces you love!

I was so excited to be selected as a Rocksbox Instagram Influencer earlier this month… did I mention my obsession with jewelry? I’ll be posting pictures of the beautiful jewels from my monthly Rocksboxes, so follow along at @ClosetFullOfCocktails!

Rocksbox | Closet Full of Cocktails

Rocksbox | Closet Full of Cocktails

What are you waiting for? Start your Rocksbox subscription today, and don’t forget to enter code closetfullofcocktailsxoxo at checkout to get your first box free!

Thank you to Rocksbox for providing me with a 3-month membership in exchange for a review. As always, all opinions are my own.

Spring Cleaning with Poshmark

It’s really starting to feel like spring here in Cincinnati. Rain, rain, go away… But thanks to this dreary weather, I’ve been motivated to jumpstart my spring cleaning! Though I’ve only tackled my closet so far, you have to start somewhere… right?

My greatest new discovery is Poshmark, a website (and app) that allows you to easily buy and sell your gently-used, “never-going-to-wear-this-again” clothing and accessories! Honestly, I’ve never been a huge fan of taking clothes to consignment stores — I always get frustrated knowing what I paid for something and receiving very little in return. I’d much rather donate than get a lowball offer.

On the other hand, Poshmark is a much better choice for ridding of my unwanted clothes. I’ve been a bit strapped for cash lately, so PM offers the best of both worlds — downsizing my closet and getting paid for it! After downloading the free app, I simply used the in-app camera to take pictures, write brief descriptions (color, wear, wash instructions, etc.) and price them accordingly. In less than an hour, my Poshmark closet was complete.

Almost immediately, I received my first offer! Buyers can either buy at the price you set, or submit an offer to negotiate with the seller. The buyer pays for shipping and PM sends the seller a pre-paid shipping label via email. Once the buyer receives your item(s), the money is added to your account and voila – you made your first sale! You can redeem your money via bank direct deposit or check.

Shortly after my first sale, I made my first purchase… oops! This may be the only downfall of Poshmark, if you don’t have much self-control like me 🙂 I bought two J. Crew button-downs for less than the price of one! I’d say that’s a good deal. The shirts came in 2-3 days and were in fabulous condition!

Spring Cleaning with Poshmark | Closet Full of Cocktails

Spring Cleaning with Poshmark | Closet Full of Cocktails

Spring Cleaning with Poshmark | Closet Full of Cocktails

Top: J. Crew via Poshmark (old – similar and similar) || Jeans: American Eagle || Shoes: Apt. 9 from Kohl’s (old – similar and similar) || Necklace: Forever 21 (old – similar and similar) || Purse: Kate Spade (old color – same style)

Spring Cleaning with Poshmark | Closet Full of Cocktails

Top: J. Crew via Poshmark (old – similar and similar) || Jeans: American Eagle || Shoes: Target || Necklace: New York & Company (old – similar) || Watch: Michael Kors || Purse: Kate Spade (old color – same style)

There’s also a “bundle” feature, where buyers can request multiple items from a seller and save on shipping. Though I’m still learning more about Poshmark and its features, so far it’s been a very user-friendly and positive experience. If you’re looking to start cleaning out your closet, I highly recommend using Poshmark!

If you’re interested in seeing what I’m selling, check out my Poshmark closet here.