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The Best of Memorial Day Sales

In honor of Memorial Day, I compiled a list of fabulous sales for you all!  As Carrie Bradshaw wisely stated, "I like my money right where I can see it...hanging in my closet," ha.  Happy shopping, everyone!
American Eagle Outfitters:  25-50% off the AEO collection at!  Valid until 5/30.
Ann Taylor:  50% off all full-price styles with code SUMMER50 - valid until 5/31.
Asos:  20% off full-priced styles with code HISUMMER - expires 5/31.
Banana Republic:  40% off any order with code BRTAKE40 - expires 5/30.
Barneys New York:  40% off designer collection - ends 6/29.  Get 20% off for their friends & family event!
Bloomingdale's:  Extra 20% off select sale and clearance items with code BROWNBAG - expires 5/30.
Coach:  Up to 40% off - ends 6/11.
Cole Haan:  30% off sale styles with code EXTRA30 - valid until 5/31.
DVF:  Up to 30% off select styles and all sale items with code SUMMER30 - valid until 5/30.
Express:  40% off sitewide - expires 5/30.
Forever 21:  Extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRA30 - expires tonight!
Gilt:  Up to 80% off designer apparel - valid until 5/29.
Hudson:  Extra 20% off sale items - ends 5/30.
JCPenney:  $10 off $25 sitewide with code BUYNOW7 - expires 5/30.
J. Crew:  30% off any order with code WEEKEND - expires tonight!
Kate Spade:  Extra 25% off sale with code SPEECHLESS - expires 6/1.
Kohl's:  $10 off $25 sitewide with code SUPERSAVER - expires 5/30.
Levi's:  30% off sitewide with code MEMDAY - expires tonight!
L.L.Bean:  Up to 50% off clearance sale - valid until 7/1.
Loft:  Memorial Day Sale - 60% off summer faves and sale styles + 40% off new arrivals.  Valid until 5/30.
Lord + Taylor:  25% off $200+ and 20% off up to $199.99 with code GIVE.  Expires 5/30,
Luisaviaroma:  20% off $300, 30% off $500, 50% off $1000 - valid until 5/30.
Macy's:  Get 20% off + free shipping on orders $50+ with code MEMDAY.  Expires 5/30.
Nike:  Up to 50% off clearance + free shipping on all orders with Nike+ until 5/31.
Neiman Marcus:  Up to 40% off select categories - expires 5/31.
Nordstrom:  Half-yearly sale - up to 40% off.  Ends 6/5.
Old Navy:  50% off tees, tanks, swim, and shorts until 5/30.
Petco:  Up to 20% off!  Get a free $30 egift card when you sign up for repeat delivery - valid until 5/31.
Puma:  25% off sale items with code MEMORIALDAY - valid until 5/30.
Ralph Lauren:  Extra 30% off with code MEM30 - valid until 5/31.
Saks Off Fifth:  Up to 85% off with code FROMSAKS - ends 5/30.
Shoebuy:  Get 25% off + free shipping with code EBATES25 - valid until 6/1.
Tarte:  Get 20% off with code TARTEWKND - ends 5/30.
UKIES:  Get an extra 35% off with code SENSIBLESTYLISTA35 - valid until 6/1.

Stitch Fix: Part 2

A while back, I told you guys all about Stitch Fix on Sensible Stylista - click here if you missed the aforementioned post.  If you're into personalized shopping experiences, my feature's an absolute must-read.  To sum things up in a nutshell, you fill out a detailed profile on SF and a stylist handpicks items for you.  Their service is ideal for busy students/professionals because fabulous clothing's literally being delivered to you.

I absolutely loved my latest box!  I wanted to buy everything (you get an extra 20% off if you do), but I was good and only kept two pieces.  I centered today's OOTD around my new striped tee!  I'm a huge fan of the print so I instantly fell for this item.  Oh, and FYI, I'm not wearing a shirt underneath it - it's part of the top!  Yay for faux-layering, ha.  I styled the tee with a thin cardigan and skinnies for a polished yet casual look.  To top things off, I threw on heels to match!
Here's a close-up shot of my necklace from JWholesale.  If it looks familiar to y'all, it's because I featured it here not too long ago!  This item is definitely a closet-fave.  I mean, what's not to like? It goes with everything and always elevates my style tenfold!  If you're looking for new baubles, make sure you head on over to JWholesale.  I seriously get all my jewelry there!  If you want legit bang for your buck, you need to check them out STAT.  Let me know if you have any questions.  I'm here for you guys 24/7!  
Necklace:  JWholesale || Cardi:  Madewell || Skinnies:  Vince via TJ Maxx || Top:  RDStyle via Stitch Fix || Heels:  Wild Diva

My Workout Essentials

It's time for another fitness update!  I know it's been a while, but I wanted to share my must-haves with you guys today on Sensible Stylista.  Staying in shape has never been harder - with school, work, blogging and whatnot, it's been tough keeping a steady exercise regimen.  I always used to rail on people who used "I don't have time" as an excuse, but I'm kinda starting to feel sympathetic!  I haven't been able to work out daily, but I try to squeeze it in at least 2-3 times a week.  I know that's weak, but I just gotta power through this month!  Plus, better some than none, right?  Things will be much easier once I finish teaching + my residency at Strathmore - I'll make sure to go extra hard this summer to compensate!
1.  TKO Running Belt ($9.99) - Founded by Garry Kurtz, TKO was first a boxing company, but has since evolved into a health and fitness equipment, accessory and apparel lifestyle-brand.  Kurtz is committed to building a brand comprised of high quality, innovative products that are accessibly priced.  Presently, they sells boxing gloves, punching towers, cross fit gear, yoga mats, and more! Convenience and practicality go hand in hand with a successful work out.  Therefore, this running belt is essential for many hands-free activities.  This item's water-resistant and has two expandable pockets that accommodate a mobile device, keys, wallets, and other essentials while remaining sleek in appearance.

2.  Polar A300 Fitness Tracker ($125.97) - Counting calories is a must IMO - I'm a huge fan of food journaling because I believe 80% of your bod is made in the kitchen.  This fitness tracker helps me keep everything organized.  I'm strict about how much I burn vs. how much I eat so it's crucial for me to track my stats.  I bought this watch years ago, and I still use it religiously every time I get my sweat on!  I also like to keep an eye on my heart rate to make sure I'm making the most of every sesh. Personally, I'm a big fan of HIIT because it's the efficient - it gives you an all-day metabolic boost, while burning the most possible fat in the shortest amount of time.

3.  Great Gear Infuser Bottle ($10.97) - This water bottle is everything.  If you're a fan of flavored water, this item's a must-have.  Do yourself a favor and invest in this infuser to save a buttload of money!  Why pay a ridonkulous amount of dough on drinks when you can create your own delish concoctions at home? I personally love filling this baby up with raspberries, lemons, and, not all at the same time, of course.  Also, the spout's totally leak proof - it has a locking lid - so you don't have to worry about getting water all over yourself when you're exercising.

4.  T25 by Shaun T - After completing Insanity, I knew I had to try this series out.  Words can't express how much I love this set - with T25, 25 minutes is all you need to get into tip-top shape.  It contains three phases total:  alpha, beta, and gamma (15 different modules).  You get a good mix of cardio + strength training, and you don't need any heavy duty equipment, just resistance bands and/or a set of free weights!  If you're constantly pressed for time, this is the workout for you. Seriously.  I know it's pricy, but it's worth every penny.  You're welcome in advance.