LookBook #10: Tough

Denim Vest and Coral Shorts:
Converted Jacket: Stradivarius from Crossroads Trading Co.
(That's right, my vest used to look like this!) - $13. 
Top: Kirra from TJ Maxx - $6. 
Shorts: On Sale at Old Navy - $10. 
Shoes: Madden Girl on Sale at Macy's - $30. 
Necklace: Designer Unknown (I bought it at a yard sale a 
few years ago... for only a dollar!) - $1. 
Bracelet: On Sale at Mango (Well, when I say "On Sale," what I mean is 
the assistants couldn't find a price for my exact bracelet in their system.
 So what they did was find another bracelet that was smaller, but still looked 
similar, to mine and charged me its amount. The end result was that I likely 
paid half as much as I should have... ;) ) - $12. 
Athena Ring: Ebay - $10. 
Bag: Mulberry for Target (For those who don't know, Mulberry is a 
well respected designer brand from Europe that sells the most classic and 
beautiful handbags retailing for a quite the pretty penny. So it was no surprise 
that when Mulberry did a line of purses for Target they sold out almost 
immediately. This caused their value to literally SKYROCKET on Ebay
 - my bag's design in particular was going for $100+! Guess how much 
I paid for my new gorgeous black patent purse at 
my local Goodwill...) - $3.

Total Cost of Outfit: $85


Striped Dress and Pink Blazer:
Dress: H&M - $18. 
Blazer: H&M - $25. 
Shoes: On Sale at American Eagle - $9. 
Sunglasses: Sprint/IGN (I got these for free while working at the 2011 
Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 for the more video game savvy
 readers ;) ) The only catch was that I had to "sample" the (at the time)
 new Spring 3D Evo; in other words, I poked at a phone for about 30
 seconds to a minute, gave it back to the girl at the booth, and
 then stuck my hand out asking for my free glasses. It 
was easier than opening up a Christmas present!) - FREE
Tights: H&M - $10. 
Ring: Forever 21 - $3. 
Earrings: ALDO - $5. 
Watch: RUBR (I found this funky little thing through a Refinery 29 offer,
 where you spend $15 and get $25 on RUBR's website. It was such a steal,
 I couldn't resit! And the best part is Refinery 29 give our offers like this
 almost every single day, both for well-known brands and slightly
 less-known ones as well (like RUBR!))- $15.

Total Cost of Outfit: $85

Photography Courtesy of Andrew Hengl


Sales Events, Discount Codes and Free Shipping!

Picture courtesy of vs.com

Piperlime - It's the Fall Shoe Preview Event! Enjoy 
Sale prices on this Fall's shoes! (ENDS 7/15)
Bag Borrow or Steal - For the next two days, BBoS 
is having a Private Sale! Get 60% OFF designer bags from 
Luis Vuitton, Chanel, Burberry, Chloe and more! Use this 
link HERE to start shopping!
Brandy Melville - Is now offering FREE shipping on orders 
of $50 or more!
PINK By Victoria's Secret - Enter code LOVEPINK to receive
 your FREE mini dog at checkout with qualifying VS PINK 
purchase. Also,  enter code FREE50 to get FREE shipping 
on order of $50 or more!
Madewell - Is offering FREE shipping on ALL orders
AND they just added new items to their Sale section!
 (ENDS 7/17 @ 11:59 ET)
Henri Bendel - It's the Brown and White Sale! 50% off 
select merchandise! (Just click HERE.)
ASOS - Up to 70% off sale items! Limited time only!
ULTA - Use code 73886 to take $3.50 OFF any $10 
online purchase and use code 88432 to get FREE shipping 
and a FREE gift with ANY $25 online purchase. Then go 
and check out the Special Offers section - There are tons of 
ways to get free gifts and to save on certain products! 
(ENDS 7/21)
Clinique - FREE shipping until Saturday! No code needed!
 (ENDS 7/14 @11:59 EST)
ALDO - Take an extra 30% off all Sale sandals!
Urban Outfitters - The Big A$$ Summer Sale ends this Sunday!
American Eagle - Take an additional 30% off Clearance

Happy shopping, everyone!


LookBook #9: 40 Day Dream

Top: H&M - $13. Pants: American Eagle - $40. Shoes: H&M - $15. Watch: RUBR - $15. 
Sunglasses: Sprint/IGN - Free. Earrings: ALDO - $5. Purse: Coach - $20.

Total Cost of Outfit: $108

Photography and Photo Editing Courtesy of Andrew Hengl


LookBook #8: Stereo Hearts

Top: H&M - $13. Skirt: H&M - $13. Shoes: Lucky Brand - $55. Ring: ALDO - $10. 
Earrings: ALDO - $10. Sunglasses: Forever 21 - $5. 

Total Cost of Outfit: $106

Photography and Photo Editing Courtesy of Andrew Hengl


4th of July Weekend Discounts, Sales & Previews!

Brandy Melville - Independence Day Discount! Use code BR42012
  to receive 15% OFF at checkout! Offer only for a limited time!
MissSelfridge.com - 4th of July Weekend Discount! 10% off 
EVERYTHING! Plus free shipping on orders over $70 when you 
use code MISSJULY4. (ENDS 7/4)
GoJane.com - Use code 4TH25A to get 25% OFF everything! (ENDS 7/5)
J. Crew Factory - 40% OFF select online items! Click HERE to
 take a look!
Betsey Johnson - We are now in the final weeks of Betsey 
Johnson's going out of business sale, which means EVERYTHING 
is now at least 60% OFF the lowest ticketed price! Go check it out!
BlueFly.com - Today's deal: Get up to 60% OFF handbags and 
jewelry! (ENDS 6/30 @ 5:30 AM EST)
Top Shop - The Winter 2012 Season Preview from Top Shop is
 here! Click HERE to see this autumn's trends!
ALDO - SALE sandals are now 30-50% OFF! Take an additional
 30% OFF all CLEARANCE shoes and sandals! Online only! 
(ENDS 7/2 @ 11:59PM EST)
 Henri Bendel - It's the Semi Annual Sale! Take 40% OFF select 
handbags and small leather goods!
GAP - Red Bright + Blue Sale! Take up to 40% OFF select items
(ENDS Online on 7/4. ENDS In Stores on 7/8)
Urban Outfitters - Get first dibs on the Big A$$ Summer SALE in 
stores and online! It's starts now!
 JupeBoutique.com - It's time for the 3rd annual Red, White and 
Blue Ribbon Sale! Take 50% off "Red" items, 30% off "White" 
items and 15% off "Blue" items! Plus, take an additional 20% off 
sale items! Click HERE to explore! (ENDS 7/2 @ 11:59PM EST)
Baublebar.com - Use today's clue to find the secret item on 
Baublebar.com that's been marked down to only $10! "Don't go 
round in circles for these earrings, or you might be seeing SPOTS."
American Eagle - Take an additional 30% off Clearance! Online 
only at ae.com and aerie.com! (ENDS 7/8 @ 11:59PM PDT

Have a wonderful 4th of July, everyone!
BA Shopaholic


LookBook #7: Tell 'Em

Dress: TJMaxx - $15. Jacket: Hydraulic - $10. Scarf: Blue Asphalt - $12. Earrings: American Eagle - $8. Sunglasses: H&M - $5. Bracelets: TJMaxx - $15. Ring: Etsy - $10. Purse: Mulberry for Target - $3. Shoes: Dolce Vita - $27.

Total Cost of Outfit: $105 

Photography and Photo Editing Courtesy of Andrew Hengl


Guest Designer: Natty Paint!

Photos Courtesy of NattyPaint.com

Say Hello to Our First-Ever Designer Guest: 
 Emily Li Mandri of NATTY PAINT!

About The Designer
Emily is an Art History major who graduated 
from the NYU Stern School of Business and a 
self-taught print-maker and silkscreener. Her
 fashion career began soon after she 
graduated undergrad, when she decided to 
start silkscreening her original designs onto
 T-shirts and selling them at local festivals
 and fairs to make a little extra money out 
of college. She has since become a 
well-respected designer in Baltimore, where 
she has won Best of Baltimore Designer and 
been featured on the cover of City Paper. She
 has recently made the move to New York City
 where she continues to develop her company. 
She is currently the CEO and creative genius 
behind Natty Paint, where she continues to 
make her original prints as well as own 
clothing designs.

 About Natty Paint
The name “Natty Paint” is a nod to the
 company’s Baltimore origins. “Natty” comes
 from an abbreviation of a popular beer in 
Baltimore known as “National Bohemian” or
 “Natty Boh," which also happens to mean 
"fashionable." And the word “Paint" is an 
homage to the company's creative origins -
 Emily used paint to create Natty Paint's 
first patterns!

Natty Paint has been around for three years 
now and is currently based in Greenpoint, 
Brooklyn, where the company continues to 
Better keep your eyes peeled guys, this 
girl’s bent on success!

Places You May Have Seen Her Work
Her work has been seen in Rolling Stone, 
Seventeen, and Time Out New York. It has also
 been worn by popular performers such as 
Yelle, Justice, Rye Rye, MIA, Oh Land!, 
Rooney, Neon Indian, James Franco, Lucy Liu,
 and Brie Larson. 

A Little BA Shopaholic Exclusive 
Info For You
She is currently previewing her 
collection for Fall/Winter on her website at

When the items become available they will be 
sold at WHOLESALE PRICE, which means the items
 will be HALF the cost they would be if a 
chain or a store were to pick them up.

Getting In Touch
You can follow Natty Paint on their Tumblr

Current Events
Natty Paint is currently in the process of
 being considered for Living Social and 
Chase's "Mission: Small Business" Grant, 
worth $250K. They need 250 votes to qualify
 and they're currently at only 80 votes. Can
 you help them out? It's quick and easy!

Click HERE, then click the "log in & support
 button." At the bottom of the next page type
 "Natty Paint" for the business name, and 
click "search." When "Natty Paint" comes up
 click the "Support" button and then you can
 even share you voted.

Voting is now closed. Thanks for all 
the support, guys!

And finally, from all of us here at BA
 Shopaholic, we just want to say a big thank
 you to Natty Paint! It's been a pleasure.
 And good luck with everything!
(Not that you need it ;))


Discounts and Sales

 Photo Courtesy of anthropologie.com

ALDO - Wedges are on sale! Also, 30% OFF all sale sandals and handbags!
J.Crew - Get and extra 30% OFF summer sale items! Use code SHOPNOW (ENDS 6/21)
Bluefly - Up to 50% OFF retail designer shoes! Including Prada, Gucci, Pour La Victoire, and Fendi.
Henri Bendel - Free Ground Shipping for a limited time! Also, go check out their new jewelry! It's freaking GORGEOUS. (ENDS 6/22)
Marc Jacobs - PRIVATE SALE! Get 40% OFF and FREE shipping. Use this link HERE to get started. :)
American Eagle - Is having their semi-anual SALE! Save up to 50%!
Express - End of the season SALE! Tees and tanks are now $20 and under, and other select items are as low as 70% OFF (and if they're on clearance, you get and extra 30% OFF!)
Clinique - FREE shipping week continues! (ENDS 6/23)
Gap - FLASH SALE! From now until 6/21 @ 12:59PM get 25% OFF your purchase when you enter code GAP25HOURS
Anthropologie - TEE SALE! Select t-shirts are now $19.95!
GoJane.com - 2 Days Left for the HEEL SALE! 400+ heels from $9!
H&M - The SUMMER SALE is going on! Get tops for a low as $5 and dresses as low as $10!


LookBook #6: Black Lace and White Stripes

 Outfit #1
Dress: H&M - $25. Shoes: American Eagle - $9. Ring: American Eagle - $15. Bracelet: Brandy Melville - $5. Earrings: ALDO - $5. Purse: Coach - $20. Sunglasses: Free. Headphones: Amazon.com - $29.

Total Cost of Outfit

Outfit #2
Top: Vero Moda - $5. Pants: Target - $15. Earrings: American Eagle - $8. Sunglasses: H&M - $5. Blue Necklace: Free. Red Necklace: Alloy - $5. Bracelet Set: TJ Maxx - $15. Key Ring: Lucky Brand - $5. Shoes: Madden Girl - $30. Purse: Nine West - $30.

Total Cost of Outfit

Hoped you like this week's edition to the LookBook! Go to our Facebook page to see bloopers and outtakes! ;)


Discounts: June 2nd

 Photo Courtesy of piperlime.com

ALDO - Hot Hot Sale! Take an extra 30% OFF all Sale sandals and handbags!
Free People - June Sneak Preview! Shop an edited collection from Free People's June catalog before anyone else can, HERE!
Urban Outfitters - Jewelry Sale! Also, select dresses are on sale this weekend only, starting at $29!
J. Crew Factory - Take up to 50% OFF all women's knits and tees from J. Crew Factory, HERE! 
Juicy Couture - 30% OFF handbags, small goods and tech! (ENDS 6/6)
ASOS - 20% OFF some of the best brands on ASOS.com! Including styles from River Island, TFNC, and French Connection! (END 6/6)
American Eagle - Shorts are on SALE starting at $24.99! Tees and Tanks are now $10 and up!
Saks Fifth Avenue - Designer SALE! Up to 40% OFF select styles!
Victoria's Secret - SEMI ANNUAL SALE! Bras are $14.99 and up and Panties are $3.99 and up!
EXPRESS - Best of Summer SALE! Dresses are 30% OFF, shorts are $29.90 and up, tees and tanks are $15.90 and up, and bags belts and shoes are $9.99 and up! (ENDS 6/3)
Piperlime - Twice-Yearly Lime Tag Sale! Up to 40% OFF all of THIS.


LookBook #5

Top: H&M - $13. Jeans: Nordstrom - $50. Purse: Target - Gift. Turquoise Ring: Brandy Melville - $5. Bracelets: Forever 21 - $5. Shoes: H&M - $15.  

Total Cost of Outfit: $88

Photography and Photo Editing Courtesy of Andrew Hengl


Discounts! May 21st - May 28th

 Photo Courtesy of betseyjohnson.com

Clinique - It's FREE SHIPPING WEEK! Free shipping on any purchase! (ENDS 11:59PM EST May 28th)
ALDO - Pop-Up Sale! Get an extra 25% OFF women's sale footwear! Special occasion styles are 50% up to OFF!

Betsey Johnson - GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE. Betsey Johnson's online store is having a going out of business sale, which means everything 20%-50% OFF original pricing and 20% OFF already reduced items! Sales are also in progress at their retail and outlet stores!
(As of 5/11/12 all sales are final. No returns, price adjustment or exchanges. Gift cards expire on 6/1/12 (last day for redemption is 5/31/12))


Discounts: End of April - May 1st

Photo Courtesy Of Lulus.com
BlueFly.com - Take 20% OFF all items! (No exclusions!) And take an extra 30% OFF already discounted items! Use code FAMILY. (ENDS @ 5:30 AM EST on 4/27)
ALDO - Take an extra 60% OFF women's clearance boots! (Limited Time Offer) Plus flats for $40 and under!
LuLus.com - 15% OFF ALL handbags! Use code BagsWeHeart. (Ends @ 11:59PM PST on 4/27)
ASOS.com - 10% OFF everything including Mid Season Sale items up to 70% OFF! Use code BONUS10. (ENDS 1AM PST on 5/1)
TopShop - TopShop's Sale begins... NOW.
Betsey Johnson - 30% OFF full priced evening dresses! Take additional 40% OFF Sale Apparel! (ENDS 11:59PM EST on 4/30)



ULTA - Urban Decay Exclusive Event!  
Receive A Free Two Piece Gift Set With Any $25 Urban Decay Purchase! Gift Set Includes a Deluxe Sample Size of Sin Eyeshadow Primer Potion and All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. (VALID 4/20 - 4/21
ALSO: Use Code 75849 To Receive $3.50 OFF Any $10 Purchase, And Code 80531 To Receive $10 OFF Any $60 Purchase. (ENDS 4/21)

Left: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin. Right: Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. 
Photos Courtesy Of Ulta.com


EXPRESS - Express Is Having A Buy One Get One 50% OFF Sale! Also, Use Code 1239 To Take $15 OFF Every $60 You Spend. (ENDS @ 11:59PM ET 4/22)

Photo Courtesy Of Express.com


AMERICAN EAGLE - Buy One Get One Free Tees, Tanks and Flip Flops. Also, Take An Additional 30% OFF Clearance (ENDS 4/24). Oh, Yeah... And Shipping Is Free From Now Until 4/22. :)

Photo Courtesy of AE.com


ASOS.COM - Take Up To 70% OFF SALE Items!

Photo Courtesy Of ASOS.com


Ru Ru the Pup Pup

While we were shooting the new LookBook, we had a visitor on set: Andy's family dog, Rudy. (Also lovingly known as Ru Ru.) Here he is, stealing the spotlight. :)


LookBook # 4

Top: Rubbish - $10. Jeans: Seven For All Mankind - $14. Purse: Nine West - $30. Scarf: Steve Madden - $23. Sunglasses: H&M - $5. Hair Clip: Unknown - $1. Shoes: Harajuku Lovers - $15.
Total Cost of Outfit: $98

Butter London - Wallis
Photography and Photo Editing Courtesy of Andrew Hengl


LookBook #3

Jacket: Stradivarius - $14. Dress: Forever 21 - $8. Shoes: Dolce Vita - $27. Purse: Nine West - $30. Bracelets: Forever 21 - $5. Crown Ring: Brandy Melville - $6. Studded Ring: Forever 21 - $2. Earrings: Gift - Unknown.

Total Cost of Outfit: $92

Butter London - Teddy Girl

Photography and Photo Editing Courtesy of Andrew Hengl


Discounts for 3/26 Cont.

ULTA - Ulta Has 3 Promotional Codes This Week: Use Code 22519 To Receive FREE Shipping On Orders Of $25 Or More. Use Code 77739 To Receive $3.50 OFF Any $10 Purchase. And Use Code 80531 To Receive $10 OFF Any $60 Purchase. (ENDS 3/31)



Receive A Delux Sample Of bareMinerals Matte Or Original Foundation With Any $35 bareMinerals Purchase

Receive A 5 Piece Gift Set With Any $40 philosophy Skincare Purchase

Receive A Deluxe Divine Shine Maracuja Lipgloss In Blissful With Any $25 Tarte Purchase

Receive A Deluxe Size De-Slick Setting Spray With Any $25 Urban Decay Purchase

Revceive A Mini Essentials Eye Palette With Any $25 Cargo Purchase

 Happy Shopping!
<3 A.

Photos Courtesy Of Ulta.com