Forever 21 & Fabulous




Good morning upper east side welcome to your one and only source for the scandouls lives of Manhattan’s elite. Sorry had to slide that GG reference in! Hope everyone is having a great Sunday. Today’s post is about Forever 21 and how to get a glamed look for cheap. So I went to the mall looking for something to wear to a good friends birthday party. And I always find myself drawn to Forever 21 for “going out clothes” they are cheap and I’m not worried about them getting messed up. But Forever 21 is a scary place especially when you’re OCD and the whole store is always a wreck! The dressing rooms smell weird, clothes are all over the ground, tons of screaming people trying to find a way out of this mad house. Needless to say it’s like entering a jungle the terrain is rough but if you hunt long enough you find good stuff. So I ended up getting the hat in the pictures above because it was so cute and I have been wanting one forever! I also fell in love with several of the purses because I feel like you can never have too many cross body purses. Especially for the summer.

My advise when shopping in Forever 21 is always look for designer dupes so basically anything that looks expensive. Like the loafers for example, I love those! And I would have gotten them but I already have a pair of Clark’s that look just like them! They are a fraction of the price and they still look great. Btw my mom was obsessed with the black flare pants I have on and they were only $5 I also got the navy blue skirt which was only $9 it’s a great place to get clothes if you’re really into trends or just entering the work force. They had tons of blazers in all different colors that would be cute to throw on overs t-shirt.

I hope I have inspired you to embrace the madness of Forever 21, Happy Hunting!


Ballin On A Budget


After taking a poll on instagram y’all voted  for “How to Bargain Shop” I am always hunting for great deals especially at places like TJ Max, Marshall’s, Home Goods, Ross, Tuesday Morning, Goodwill, etc. I always hear from people “Places like that overwhelm me” or “I don’t know how to shop there” or “I can never find anything good in there” and that always amazes me because that’s the first place I will go to shop before ever going to a mall or boutique. My tips for bargain shopping are simple and fun. Shopping at TJ Maxx has saved me so much money just by buying stuff I would get at other places but it’s cheaper. It’s important to understand that theses are the tips I go by, this might not work for everyone. However, I think that using theses shopping techniques anywhere are great.

1. Don’t go into the store for one specific item. This way you won’t be disappointed if you don’t find what you are looking for. Stores like this are limited to merchandise depending on the last time it was stocked.

2.  The best part is getting the “deal.”  For example I have bought several designer purses from there before. I like to google how much the bag originally cost so I can determine if I’m getting a good deal. For me it’s like a game to see how much money I’m saving.

3.  Get a route. When I go into TJ Maxx or Marshall’s I have a specific order to where I go first this way I don’t get overwhelmed. (The first department I go to is the shoes, then I go to the purses, then cosmetics, then home goods, then I make my way into clothes, then I finish off with the phone cases and tech stuff.)

4. Quality and Quantity. You can get a lot of cheap stuff or just a few good pieces. It’s up to you. I have gone in before and bought a whole outfit for $40 or bought one nice banana republic top for $35 the choice is yours. It’s important to buy something that you will actually wear or actually use. Look for trendy pieces that will go out of style that way you aren’t wasting your money on expensive trends. Also look for classics pieces that will never go out of style (designer pieces- name brands). PRO TIP: when buying clothes make sure the material is not made of cheap fabric it can get messed up in the wash.

5. Buy your everyday stuff. Beauty sponges, name brand make up, face wash, body wash, hair brushes, lotion, shampoo&conditioner, gift wrap, cards, home decorative pieces, towels, basically anything you could find at Target or Walmart get at a discount.

I hope these tips help on your next shopping spree!



SPRING into fashion with Piper Sloane

You can now shop Piper Sloane using my discount code RESPLENDENTROSE to receive 15% off your entire purchase!

So thankful for Piper Sloane reaching out to me, the first week I stated my blog this amazing brand wanted to help promote Resplendent Rose. Piper Sloane is a brand new fashion and home catalog that launched a few months ago. I am so excited to be collaborating with them! I can not express how thankful I am to have this opportunity to be part of something so exciting.

Charlotte Tea Dress

This dress is perfect for spring I love the high neck and details. It is super comfy and can go casual or be dressed up. I think this is the perfect transition dress and the white lace is really nice especially for wedding season coming up! (I am wearing a size small for reference)


Charlotte Fit and Flare Dress

This is actually my Easter dress for this year, the material is silky and soft which I LOVE! The dress is very flattering and the color is like a pinky purple its hard to tell in the pictures, but I can’t complain because those are my two favorite colors, so yay!  (I am wearing a size small for reference)


Evie Marbled Statement Ring

I love this ring I am thinking about getting mine monogramed because it is such a perfect statement ring and the face would be perfect for your initials.



Americana Boho Fringe Drops

These earrings are so light weight they don’t hurt your ears and the tassels come in two different colors.


Multi Layer Heart Choker 

I actually got this necklace in silver and gold (gave the other one to my roommate) but the cool part is that the necklace is two separate parts so you can wear them individually or together.


Tess Two Layer Choker 

This necklace I got to wear with the pink flare dress, the necklace is so dainty and it can be worn casual or dressed up.



Once again I just want to give a huge shout out to Piper Sloane I hope y’all go and check them out and help support their business. I want to say thank you to all of my followers your support and love keeps me going! I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend!






I’m Back!


Hey y’all, sorry I haven’t been as avid about my blog posts this past week but it has been CRAZY here in the creek. Tuesday I got into a car wreck thankfully it was only a fender bender but now I am driving around my mom’s car. But the good part about this week was that my mom came down to school and spent the night with me in the Rosé Vista (what we call our apartment). We went to a great little deli and had lunch and shopped around and got some great stuff for Easter. I also bought the shoes I am wearing for $11 at Belk which made my day because they are Sam Edelman. Loving this warm weather it has me in the spring feels and I am TOTALLY look forward to next week because I have spring break YAY! Anyways I will definitely be more consistent with the posts this coming week and hope everyone has a great Thursday night!


Tjmaxx Haul




Hey Y’all! So this weekend my mom and I went to Tjmaxx and found some great stuff   for spring along with great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day along with Easter. I am super excited to try this shampoo by Biosilk, honestly the bottles looked really cool so now I am hoping I like the shampoo as well (haha). This Michale Kors fanny pack was only $24.00 and at first when I picked it up I was totally joking about getting it and then I wore it around the store and it is the most practical accessory I have ever worn! Kind of tempted to wear it to class, don’t hate. I had a great time at home this weekend with my friends and family I was so sad to come back to school and study. I hope I have inspired you to go to your local Tjmaxx to hunt for great deals, because let’s get real, thats the best part of going! My roommate and I are those people who google the item in the store and see what the original retail price was because we are extra and need to tell everyone the DEAL we got!



make it pop like pink champagne


Loving this hot pink sweater for Valentine’s Day this week and plus it is a great transition color for spring! Sorry for not posting but I have had a busy weekend and a ton of homework. I got this sweater from J.Crew in the fall and am completely in love with the ruffles! My jeans came from Marshall’s because you know your girl is always looking for a deal. This Tory Burch purse I got for Christmas and it is honestly the perfect size purse for everything! Throwing on my favorite pair of loafer slides and I am unstoppable! I hope everyone had a terrific Tuesday!


Downtown Style

IMG_5051IMG_5050IMG_5052IMG_5053Ann Taylor Jacket (Medium)| Navy Blue Sweater (Small)|Light Washed Jeans (Size 24)|Ear Muffs  (Only 2 Colors Left)|Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM  

Both my jacket and sweater are on sale at Ann Taylor and my boots I got from DSW last year.

Hey Y’all, this is my favorite look from over the weekend. I stayed very busy this weekend, Friday I helped my roommate, Lesley, get ready for her fraternity formal and later met up with my childhood best friend and went to a concert before she heads off to Australia. Saturday morning was filled with fun, Lesley and I went antique shopping downtown and found this absolutely adorable coffee shop. We later ran some errands to prepare for our Galentine’s Day coming up and got a ton of cute stuff. I hope everyone had a great weekend and a happy Monday (currently avoiding my quantitative methods hw to write this post).