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GURU Coupon Round-Up!

10 Jan

Hey Everyone! Happy Friday!!

Check out some of the great sales going on at Natick Mall and be sure to use your coupons!



save $10 when you spend $50 or more through 1/31 (click on link to print)


$10 discount on your purchase of $40 or more through Jan 16

PLUS Bath and Body Works has up to 75% off select items in participating stores, while supplies last
New deals and markdowns each week.

RING in the NEW YEAR with 10% off all TOUCH!  Stop into Roster to check out all the new styles!


$25 discount on your purchase of $75. Through Jan 15

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Receive 50% off all new items through the month of January!

Some more deals to know about….


Brooks Brothers

Year End Clearance – Save up to 50%* through Jan 31
Shop early. Quantities are limited.
*Select styles. Please see a Sales Associate for details.

Everything But Water

Happy holiday: Extra 60% off sale styles at Everything But Water Through Jan 20

Yankee Candle
Entire store up to 75% off!Select items, while supplies last. Through Jan 16

Visit the ZARA sale! Through 1/20

 Be sure to share all YOUR great deals with me!!

At Natick Mall, there is something for everyone….

Lucky for you, your GURU is here to help you save money whenever possible! So, take advantage of all these great savings!

Are you on Twitter? Follow Natick Mall @ShopNatick for everyday sales and event information.

Enjoy the weekend and Happy Shopping!

Pop of Plaid!

8 Jan

Never more perfect than in winter, never more versatile….

Plaid is still a staple in fashion yet delivered in new silhouettes and scale.

An anywhere, anytime style in an unfussy ’70s-inspired plaid. Extra soft and cozy.

plaidYou can find this shirt at Madewell for $79.50.

If you prefer a more fitted look, try this plaid shirt by BKE available at Buckle for $36.95!


Madewell offers some other plaid styles as well… Try this smocked popover paired with jeans for a comfy and cute look! Crisp, lean lines (and a great plaid) make this easy, billowy shirt ultra-flattering. $78 at Madewell

plaid 2You can even try wearing a plaid shirt with a sweater over it to just show that pop of plaid on the collar and bit of plaid hanging out at the bottom for a super chic look!

This oversized shirt with stud detail is a wardrobe staple.
By Current/Elliott $195 at Nordstrom.

plaid 3An oversized silhouette, a chest pocket and faded plaid pattern enhance the menswear-inspired feel of a button-front cotton shirt.  When wearing something oversized, go more fitted with the bottoms!

Plaid is a timeless pattern that always makes a stylish appearance!!


Oversized Looks

6 Jan

It’s clear bigger is better this season when it comes to outerwear!

Oversized coats are fashion forward and trending.  You want to look for one with just enough structure…  I found a few different coats to show you:

Check out this Casey Tweed Coat by Marc Jacobs!

oversizedMixed blue tones, an oversized fit and quilted trim add engaging richness to a comfortable, collared coat of woven Italian tweed. $598 at Nordstrom

The season’s chicest coats are oversized!

This Andean Long Oversized Alpaca Blend Coat sure looks cozy and warm to me!

oversized 2Plush alpaca brings incomparable coziness to a chic coat cut with a roomy, dolman-sleeve silhouette and patch pockets. Available at Nordstrom.

This Tildon plaid oversized coat is very stylish and chic!

oversized 3Bundle up in this oversized, boyfriend-style coat covered in a wintry blanket plaid.

If the loose boxy shape doesn’t work well on you, then just belt it!

The good news is that you can probably find a great deal on coats this time of year! Most stores are making room for Spring merchandise… so keep your eye out for a great sale and snag the perfect coat! We all know we have plenty of winter left… unfortunately! May as well make the best of it!

Make a Big Impression!

Happy Shopping!

What to do with Old Christmas Cards….

4 Jan

It can be so hard to figure out what to do with all of those beautiful and thoughtful cards you receive… Every year I struggle with it.  Any photo cards I always save.  I used to be really good about putting them into an album and I would group it by families… but then you know how that goes.  You miss a year and then it turns into 2 years and then before you know it you stopped doing it.  I still save the cards but they are often just thrown into a ziplock bag for me to deal with some year I feel motivated to do something with them.

But then I stumbled on a friend’s Facebook post about how she saves some of her cards but uses some of them for gift tags for next year! I thought this was pretty genius!

So any of the non-photo cards are perfect!  Thank you Eileen Zacco for the cool idea!!


So, I started to look into how one would turn these into tags….  You simply cut them into a square or rectangle, then punch a hole in them and add a string/ribbon.  I made one really quickly here:


Want to know something funny? The ribbon was from the inside of one of my shirts! You know those strings they add so that the shirt won’t fall off of the hanger but then it hangs out of your shirt while you are wearing it and one of your friends tells you that you are supposed to cut those out??  Yes, those strings.  I also couldn’t find the hole punch, so I just pushed a hole through with a pencil.  Of course you can get very into this and it would be a great craft to do with your kids or on your own.  You could even buy those fancy scissors that can add a scalloped edging to it.

You could also use white card stock and cut out cute words from cards like “Merry” and then glue that onto the tag and use cool twine or ribbon to complete the gift tag.    A gift with a homemade tag is definitely more thoughtful and much cuter than just a sticker label, right?

The other idea I stumbled on that I really like is putting all the cards together into a book.  Just punch holes in the side of the cards or photos, and clip them together with a simple metal ring or two.  I really love this idea and could see enjoying flipping through the books each year.

I saw ornaments, garland and wreaths as well!  Who knew there were so many great ideas out there?!

Do you do anything cool with your cards??

Let me know if you try this!! Remember you don’t have to do this now, put the cards away and remember to do the tags next year!


New Years Sparkle!

30 Dec

It is hard to believe that 2013 is almost over…..To prepare ourselves for a new beginning and an evening of festivities, lets find the perfect accessories!

Add any of these sparkling picks to your New Year’s Eve attire for a dazzling, party-ready look!

A little glitz and glam will elevate your New Years look to the next level!

A definite style icon this season, this lovely sequined pump will make you the star of the evening.

Add some sparkle to your New Years look!


Aldo has plenty of options to complete your looks!

For a chic and urban look, match these lovely easy-wear pumps with your favorite dresses.


For glamorous events and cocktail parties, these chic pumps will definitely be a hit!

A clutch is an absolute Must!

Even the guys can step up their New Years style!
For more clutch options, check out all that Francesca’s offers!

Francesca’s offers great ways to accessorize and sparkle this New Year’s!


While in Francesca’s don’t forget their fantastic jewelry selection!


You simply can’t forget your festive jewelry for a New Year’s Party!


Everyone should sparkle on New Year’s Eve.

Ring in the New Year in Style!


So you got a gift card… now what?

28 Dec

Gift Cards are awesome, aren’t they? You get to hold onto them until you are ready to use them…. Or you get to pick out exactly what you want.

But what if you got a gift card and you aren’t sure what to use it on?  Well, I thought I would help you out!

There are lots of great deals that happen after the Holidays!  In fact, sometimes I wish I could postpone Christmas a week so that we could save a ton of money with all the sales!

So, here are some things that you might want to consider using that gift card on….

A North Face Jacket.  Right after the Holidays, you can often find these jackets on sale.  They are a winter staple and are expensive. Why not look for a nice sale and use your gift card on it?


A big sale you definitely want to hit up right now is the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Men’s Sale!!

Take your pick from designer denim, luggage, a new suit, a belt, shoes, ties…. Or even a winter coat!


One thing to look for post Holiday is great deals on Cashmere!  Most stores have too much inventory and need to clear it out!  Perfect time for us shoppers to take advantage!


Any type of Christmas items are perfect to buy after the Holiday! Think about what you were missing this year in your decorations or entertaining needs and stock up now!  Try Crate and Barrel, PB Kids, Hallmark, CVS, Sur la Table, Williams-Sonoma, Yankee Candle… and so many more! Sometimes I even like to put gifts away for next year!


Wrapping paper, gift bags, ornaments… all great things to save money on now and put up in the attic for next year!

If you are having any company over, you can stock up on lots of Holiday treats as well! All of that Holiday candy will probably be half off or more! Some of it might not even seem like it is Holiday only candy.

Look for those big roasting pans to be at great pricing as well…. Think ahead to next year and what you might be missing in your kitchen to host! Now is the time to make those purchases!  Table cloths? Napkins?  Place settings??  Catch my drift?!

Of course if you are looking for any electronics, you are bound to find some fantastic after Christmas sales as well.   Try Brookstone or Radio Shack!

Find some of the best deals of the year!

Happy Shopping!

GURU Coupon Round-Up!

27 Dec

Happy Friday Everyone!

Is everyone recovered from all the celebrating this week?

‘Tis the Season for savings! Right after the Holidays there are always a ton of great deals to be had!  Try to stack the savings with these great coupons!



$25 when you spend $100 or more Through 12/31


40% discount on any one full priced item, through Jan 1


$10 discount on your $40 or more purchase through Dec 30

Receive 50% off all new items through the month of December!



Some more deals to know about….

EXPRESS is offering a 50%+ discount in store and online.


Shop the Autumn/Winter 2013 Sale at Burberry through 12/31

Forever 21

New styles added weekly, starting at just $4!*

*See store for details. While supplies last. Through 12/31


Save $5 on your purchase of $20 or more

Coupon valid 12/1/13 – 12/31/13 only at Hallmark Gold Crown store listed. Not valid for online purchases at Limit one coupon per customer. Coupon must be surrendered at time of purchase. May not be combined with other offers including coupons and promotional merchandise. Not valid on Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, gift card purchases, postage stamps, past purchases or sale and clearance-priced merchandise. See store for any additional exclusions. No cash value. Tax not included. Offer may be cancelled or modified at any time. No photocopied, photographed, scanned, mechanically or digitally reproduced or altered coupons accepted. Coupon fraud is punishable by law. © 2013 Hallmark Licensing, LLC

 Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale for Men
Save big on a great selection of brands, including Cole Haan, Tommy Bahama, Lacoste, Tumi and more. Through 1/6
Tommy Bahama

Receive a $50 award for every $250 you spend in-store and at from November 29 – December 31, 2013 to use toward a future purchase.*

*ALL FLIP SIDE PROMOTIONAL AWARDS (“AWARDS”) EXPIRE JANUARY 31, 2014. Awards may only be earned with purchases from U.S. and Canadian full-priced Tommy Bahama Retail Stores and at (Awards may not be earned on international orders, at Tommy Bahama Outlet Stores, at Tommy Bahama Home Stores, or at Tommy Bahama Restaurants). $250 threshold must be met in a single, pre-tax transaction after applicable discounts, if any, are applied. Maximum of 15 Awards may be earned in a single transaction. Purchases of gift cards, packaging, shipping and handling, and prior purchases do not qualify toward the $250 threshold. Redemption period for all Awards is January 1 – January 31, 2014. See Flip Side Award for complete terms and conditions. Tommy Bahama reserves the right to revise or revoke this offer at any time. Offer void where prohibited. Through 12/31


Visit the ZARA sale! Through 1/20 

 Be sure to share all YOUR great deals with me!!

At Natick Mall, there is something for everyone….

Lucky for you, your GURU is here to help you save money whenever possible! So, take advantage of all these great savings!

Are you on Twitter? Follow Natick Mall @ShopNatick for everyday sales and event information.

Enjoy the weekend and Happy Shopping!

Party Perfect!

26 Dec

Looking for something to wear to that New Year’s Eve party?

I’ve gathered several party-perfect looks for New Year’s Eve!

Anything with sequins has party dress written all over it….

This glamorous midnight blue dress is available at Banana Republic!

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  • The L’Wren Scott Collection combines sexy silhouettes with modern polish. Every piece is decadently glamorous and ready to celebrate the holiday season.
  • Glam navy sequins coupled with a sleek fit make for one chic frock.

Try this great fitting little black dress from White House Black Market!

This halter neckline really flatters a woman’s shoulders! Plus, it has built- in shapewear to help erase all that extra eating we did over the Holidays…. Bonus, the keyhole adds just the right amount of sexy!

whbm dress

Off to a good start, keyhole front and cut-in shoulders convert the mock-turtle neckline of this dress into a sleek halter. With tiers of silky matte jersey on a base of built-in shapewear, this LBD shapes and smooths, bringing out the best in every curve.

This sophisticated WHBM dress got a ton of great reviews! Plus even Oprah listed it as one of the 7 dresses to help you look slimmer… Seems like a winner!

It wouldn’t be a holiday party without a little shimmer….

Red Alert! This floral jacquard dress from Ann Taylor is a stunner!


This marvelously textured jacquard flounce dress is a wear-now piece that boasts shimmery florals in a red-hot color palette. Front jewel neck. Sleeveless. Flounce hem. Square back. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 21 3/4″ from natural waist.

Looking for a show stopping LBD? This dress from Cache hugs you in all the right places and offers just the right amount of edginess!


An angled neckline and faux leather panels bring edgy attitude to this ponte sheath dress, built with princess seams for a figure-flattering fit.

These dresses should keep you dancing until sunrise!

When you look good, you feel good!

Happy almost New Year’s Everyone!!

Merry Christmas!

25 Dec


“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”  ~Charles Dickens

Wishing you a Merry Christmas touched with wonder and filled with love!

Holiday Looks for All

22 Dec

I put together a little collection of a bunch of different Holiday looks I’ve been spotting throughout the Mall recently…. Perhaps something may catch your fancy for either yourself or a family member….

I loved this red hot number in the window at White House Black Market!


I thought this dress was cute! I spotted it in the Juniors department in Macys…. DSC07468

The Nautica Display at Macy’s always sports some dapper looks for the gents…


Talbots was showing some festive yet casual RED looks! Stay nice and cozy while expressing your Holiday Spirit!


Get the party started in this fiery little dress from The Limited!


The Limited offered looks for work or play!


Banana Republic offers a chic selection of women’s and men’s clothing…. modern covetable style!


Sears had quite the selection of fancy Holiday looks for the little ladies!DSC07375

Plus handsome outfits for the little men….


No matter how festive you feel like being, you are bound to find the right amount to complete any of your Holiday looks!

Happy Holidays!!

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