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4th of July Weekend Sale Codes

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It’s Friday!! Tomorrow is 4th of July, so I hope you all have your best red, white and blue ready! What are you wearing?? I’m so excited to check out everyone’s Instagrams tomorrow and get a peek at your style. Not gonna lie- pretty excited for some sparklers! In the meantime, on to the SALES!

4th of July Weekend Sale Codes

American Eagle // All AEO shorts BOGO 50% off // Take an additional 60% off clearance

Ann Taylor // Extra 50% off sale styles

CODE: HAPPY 50

Anthropologie // Extra 20% off summer styles

ASOS // Up to 50% off

Banana Republic // 30% off regular- priced items and an additional 50% off sale items

CODE: BRTHIRTY (30% off regular- priced items)

CODE: BRGOBIG (additional 50% off sale items)

DATE: Now – 7/5 (30% off regular- priced items) and 7/8 (additional 50% off sale items )

BaubleBar // take 30% off sitewide

CODE: RSJULY

DATE: 7/1 – 7/5

BCBG // addtional 40% off sale

DATE: 7/2- 7/6

Express  // 40% off select styles // $25 off every $100 you spend

CODE: 1197

Forever 21 // 30% off select styles

Gap: //  Summer Sale: Up to 50% off select styles

J. Crew // Extra 40%-60% off final sale items

DATE: 7/2-7/6 on marked final sale items. See site for additional details.

J. Crew Factory // 50% off everything and free shipping

CODE: HOTSALE

Kate Spade // Extra 25% off sale

CODE: SETSALE

DATE: THROUGH 7/7

Loren Hope // 15% off everything and free gift with $300 purchase

CODE: HAPPY4TH

LOFT // 60% off festive faves / 60% off sale styles

Madewell // Extra 20% off sale styles

CODE: META20

Old Navy // Red, white and blue sale: deals from $2, 4, 6, 8. // 30% off purchase and free shipping on orders $25+

CODE: VERYGOOD

Rebecca Minkoff // up to 60% off select styles

Sole Society // Up to 50% off summer styles

Target // buy one, get one 50% off on all apparel, shoes, and accessories. get an additional 10% off when you use code at checkout.

CODE: JULY

DATE: 7/12 -7/13

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10 Things to Try in July

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I feel like every month I start off my “10 Things” post with… “Can you believe it’s (insert month here)?” But really… this year is flying by. The summer is already half over and I can’t even believe it. July is going to be a crazy busy month for me! Between Miami Swim Week, heading to Turks & Caicos on a cruise with my sister, and everything else going by, I’m sure this month will fly by too! There’s a lot of fun stuff coming up and I can’t wait to share what I’m working on! In the meantime, sharing my little list of 10 things to try!

1. Wear all white. Summer’s the perfect time to try a fresh white-on-white look… plus, it’ll keep you cool. (BONUS!) Try a ripped white skinny jean and an easy white top; pair with a nude wedge. (That’s the look I’m going for!)

2. Throw a 4th of July BBQ. Nothing says America like a patriotic themed bbq. Go for string lights, pretty floral arrangements, and I’m thinking an all-white tablescape with pops of red and blue.

3. Give a one-piece a shot. There are so many adorable one piece swimsuits out there, I’m thinking it’s time to give the bikini a break.

4. Find a fun beach bag. I’m hunting down a pretty straw bag with pom poms. NEED.

5. Swap your skinny leg for a retro flare. The 70s are back in a big way! Now’s the perfect time to scoop up a great flare leg jean. Pair with a wedge.

6. Give your blowdryer a break. This one’s tough for me, because my bangs NEED some heat styling. Going to give it a try, though! Scoop up a salt spray to give your hair that fresh from the beach texture.

7. Skip the foundation for a bronzing BB cream. When it’s majorly hot out, the LAST thing you want to do is slather your face with heavy product. ICK. Dying to try some of the bronzing BBs this summer to even skin tone, add a hint of color, and give me a healthy summer glow.

8. Catch a screening of  Pixar’s Inside Out. I haven’t been this excited for a flick in a long time! Dying to see it!

9. Find a new Netflix show to binge. Right now, I’m watching Sons of Anarchy  and am totally obsessed. (WEIRD RIGHT? IT’S SO GOOD.) Next up, I’m thinking I need to catch up on Orange is the New Black. What should I get into next?? Taking suggestions!

10. Try out Benefit’s new colored ‘They’re Real’ liners. I LOVE the Benefit “They’re Real” black liner; it’s my go-to! Dying to try one of the cool colored liners like BLUE!

Tell me in the comments: what are you trying this month?? 

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Tybee Island

Kohl's Blouse, American Eagle Overalls, Kohl's Fringe Bag, Old Navy lace up sandals Physician Endorsed Belize hat (10 of 10)

Blouse: c/o Kohl’s | Overalls: American Eagle | Bag: c/o Kohl’s | Sandals: Old Navy (out of stock online, use the store locator to track them down at a store near you!) | Hat: c/o Physician Endorsed Sunnies: c/o Kohl’s  | Bracelets: c/o Kendra Scott, Baublebar

I am SO relieved to finally be home! 10 days on the road is no joke. I had such a fun time on my mini roadtrip! (I hope you were following along on Instagram and Snapchat!) We got back late last night and it was SO great to finally sleep in my own bed. The Southern Blog Society conference was a really great experience and I had such a blast, meeting blogger gals I’ve been online friends with, learning some new tips and tricks from industry professionals, networking with great brands, and just generally getting inspired to take A Sparkle Factor to the next level. I’m really excited and I’ve come back home energized and refocused. I’ll be sharing more from the conference later in the week, but today, wanted to share a fun look I wore on a day out at Tybee Beach in Savannah, GA.

Before heading over to Charleston for SBS Con, We headed to Tybee Beach to check out the historic lighthouse, and I’ll be honest, we wanted to see the sleepy little town from Miley Cyrus’ movie The Last Song lol. I scooped up this fun blouse from Kohl’s last week and decided to pair it with my favorite shortalls from American Eagle. I bought them last year and I LOVE that they still have them in stock… I wear them ALL the time. They’re really soft and slouchy and great to just throw on over a cute tank or top. (Bonus- the top is on sale for $13.99 and the shortalls are on sale for $49.99!)

I finished the look with my go-to fringe bag from Kohl’s, the Physician Endorsed ‘Belize’ hat that I’ve been living in all summer, and those adorable sandals I picked up at Old Navy, that sadly, are sold out online! You can still find them in-stores, so I suggest using the store locator on the product page to find your closest store with them in-stock. (Just in case, I linked to a similar pair down below!)

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Links I Loved This Week

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Happy Friday! I’m on the road today to Charleston for the Southern Blog Society’s third annual SBS Con! I’m SO excited for the conference, I can’t wait to hear the speakers, network with the amazing brands, and meet all of my fave bloggers! I’ve met so many great girls through blogging, it’s going to be so fun to finally meet some of them in person. I’ll be rooming with my blogging bestie, Kristin from The Fancy Things and I can’t wait for a fun little girls’ weekend. Make sure you’re following along on Snapchat (username: stephaniepernas) and Instagram for all the fun! On to the links! (Skipping the sales this week…)

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Sightseeing in Savannah

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Dress: Old Navy (obsessed, have it in both red and black and white stripe!) | Sandals: Ross

Bag: c/o Kohls | Sunglasses: c/o Fantas-eyes | Bracelets: c/o Kendra Scott, Baublebar | Necklaes: c/o My Monogram Necklace, Country Dollar

Yesterday, we ventured out to explore Savannah. Thanks to everyone for your many recommendations on where to go! Narrowing down the list of must-sees was no easy feat. Ultimately, we ended up wandering around and popping into little shops around town, checking out some of the restaurant recos you passed along, and just generally exploring. (SO bummed that The Paris Market was closed!)

Our first stop was Forsyth Park, where I grabbed an iced coffee ASAP! I had no idea how beautiful Savannah is! If you follow along on Instagram, you may have spotted this awesome swing dress a few times… I wore the black and white striped version last week, and then the red yesterday. It’s SO comfortable and a great price. It feels like wearing pjs and is just an easy piece to throw on and go. I love pairing it with some layered long necklaces. Isn’t that long necklace cute?? I got it in Tallahassee at a store called Country Dollar… it’s a really cool store that sells jewelry and hair accessories for a dollar! Sorry I can’t link it :(

Kaitlyn (my youngest sister) is interested in SCAD so we went by the SCAD store and Admissions office. We’re going to tour SCAD today, check out some more great restaurants and head over to Tybee Island. Make sure you pass along your recommendations!

xx S

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Roadtrip: First Stop, Tallahassee

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Kimono: Target | Tank: c/o Kohl’s | Shorts: Macy’s (not online yet, exact pair in a print instead of solid.| Hat: c/o Physician Endorsed | Necklaces: Old Navy Sandals: Old Navy | Bag: Baggu for West Elm | Bracelets: c/o Kendra Scott, BaubleBar 

As I mentioned before, the first stop on our mini-roadtrip was Tallahassee to move my sister Megan into her dorm at Florida State University for summer session. (Can’t believe she’s a freshman!) Being back in Tally always makes me miss my college days… Tallahassee is one of those cities that’s always changing, but kind of always stays the same. We happened to be in town for my other sister Kristen’s 24th birthday, and even though we weren’t in town long, it was a nice place to spend her day.

We popped by Lake Ella with the dogs (Pebbles and Penny!) and spent an afternoon relaxing by the lake. We left town in the late afternoon, so I wanted to wear something that was comfortable. (a recurring theme, huh??) You may remember this super cute kimono from the cruise; I decided to pull it out with an easy tank and these great shorts from Macy’s. I love the crochet paneling! It gives the shorts a little something extra and pairs nicely with the crochet on the kimono. The shorts feel really comfortable, almost like pajamas. They were great to throw on for a car ride. They haven’t hit the web yet, so I’m linking to the same exact pair, in a print instead of solid black. I’ll update Instagram when I see it get posted, but if you want them right away, maybe pop by your local Macy’s.

I styled the look with my new favorite layered necklace from Old Navy, my go-to Belize hat by Physician Endorsed, and these sandals from Old Navy that I’m OBSESSED WITH. Sadly, they sold out crazy fast online in the blush color way, so you’ll have to hunt them down in-stores.

Our next stop is Savannah, so let me know if you have any great recommendations on places to go, where to eat, shop, or play! (I’ve already gotten some GREAT tips on Instagram, so thank you!)

xx S

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Floral Wide Leg Pant

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Tank: c/o Kohl’s | Pants: c/o Kohl’s | Sunglasses: c/o Fantaseyes  (style name: Gamma Ray)| Bag: c/o Kohl’s | Shoes: c/o Kohl’s | Necklaces: Old Navy | Bracelets: Baublebar, c/o Kendra Scott

Both summer and a fun roadtrip call for something comfy and easy to wear. While shopping for this trip, I found myself questioning both the style quotient and chicness level of everything I purchased. To prep, I hit up the juniors’ section of Kohl’s to stock up on easy basics and some fun trend pieces and came out with two HUGE shopping bags full of goodies, PLUS $30 in Kohl’s cash and a $10 off coupon. (Gotta love a good sale!)

Shopping the juniors’ section in your 30s is definitely different than shopping in your teens or 20s, but it’s definitely worth a perusal. I can’t wait to show you more of the goodies I scooped up later on in my trip, but today, wanted to share this great outfit I put together.

I’d been wanting a pair of wide leg floral pants for awhile, but had a hard time finding a pair that weren’t too long on me or made me look stumpy and chubby. (Workin’ with a 5’2 frame here!) I picked these up, expecting the worst, and was pleasantly surprised in the fitting room! They have a really interesting side slit that’s breezy and a little bit sexy but still tasteful. (Plus, it’s almost 100 degrees right now, so the ventilation was definitely welcomed!)

I paired the pants with a simple white tank and a pair of cognac wedges that I am SO EXCITED ABOUT. If you follow me on snapchat (username: stephaniepernas) you may have participated in my black vs cognac debate… I really couldn’t decide which color to get! I was actually going to just scoop up both, (they were on sale for $39.99!!) but the black pair had a defect and I couldn’t track down another in my size. Wah. I finished the look with this adorable fringe bag and some fun necklaces from Old Navy. (WHY doesn’t Old Navy have their jewelry online?? If you haven’t checked out Old Navy for jewelry, do it!)

(BTW- also snagged the tank in black…they were on sale for $5.99!) Shop the look below!

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Kohl’s generously provided me with a giftcard to shop for this story. All opinions are, as always, my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support A Sparkle Factor! x

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On the Road

Packing for SBS Con in Charleston (9 of 9)

Happy Monday, loves! I hope you all had a fun and relaxing weekend and were able to enjoy Father’s Day with your dads! My dad was celebrating in heaven, so we kept ours lowkey. And by lowkey… I mean we drove 8 hours to Tallahassee for my sister Megan’s move-in day at FSU. Tally is the first stop on our 3-stop roadtrip over the next 10 days. Today is my sister Kristen’s 24th bday (Happy Bday, Kiki!) and we’re going to hang out in our college town for a little to celebrate.

Next stop is Savannah, and I’m totally excited to check out the beautiful and quaint city! I’ve never been, can you believe it? Can’t wait to check out the sites and take some beautiful pictures. After that, we’re headed to Charleston for the Southern Blog Society’s annual SBSCon! I am SO excited for that! I can’t wait to meet some of my favorite fellow blogger pals and network with other great gals.

Before the trip though… the packing.

Packing for a 10 day trip is no easy feat. Especially as a blogger! (And even MORE when you’re going to a blogging conference with super chic fashion and lifestyle bloggers!) I won’t lie, I took a huge suitcase that weighs a million lbs. I tried to bring pieces that work together and things that I love.

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I hope you’ll follow my trip on Snapchat username: stephaniepernas, Instagram: @asparklefactor, and Twitter: @asparklefactor.

In the meantime, shop a few of my faves from my suitcase below and stay tuned for full looks over the next couple of weeks. (BTW- shop my super cute leopard weekender here!)

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Summer Style Inspo: Shopbop’s Beach Bar

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With summer here and travel on my mind, I find myself obsessed with basically everything in Shopbop’s Beach Bar. The curated shop features some seriously lust-worthy vacay looks and adorable pieces that are perfect for any beach trip or really… summer date night.  From adorable rompers to flirty tops, sleek wedges to chic gladiator sandals, I’m craving a tropical vibe in my wardrobe. Check out some of my faves from the shop below. (PS: you’re going to want to book a vacation ASAP.) Shop the full Beach Bar here.

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Links I Loved This Week & Sale Codes

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Happy Friday! Can you believe I’m still in the middle of my floor renovation/room swap? Things have been totally crazy over here, and I literally have no office or bedroom right now as we re-floor the rooms! (AH!) Can’t wait to get it all settled and share an AFTER pic ;)

SO excited to binge watch Orange is the New Black this weekend! I love a good Netflix binge. Strangely enough, I’ve been watching Sons of Anarchy on Netflix and am totally hooked! (Something I NEVER thought I’d say I would watch!) Are you guys watching?? What’s in your queue?

On to the sales and codes:

 

Sale Codes

American Eagle // All shorts BOGO 50% off // Cardmembers: 20% off w/ code SUNSHINE // AEO tees and tanks BOGO 50% off

Ann Taylor // 40 % off your entire purchase w/ code: WEEKEND40 (until Sunday night only!)

Anthropologie // 25% off dresses w/ code: DRESSDAYS (this weekend only!)

Banana Republic // 25% off regular priced styles w/ code: BRNEED // Cardmembers: 30% off regular priced styles w/ code: BRCARD

BaubleBar // Buy 3 rings, save 15%, buy 5 rings save 20%

Express  // 40% off dresses

Gap: // 30% off regular price styles w/ code: WARM // Cardmembers: 40% off w/ code SUNSHINE

J. Crew // 40-60% off original price w/ code: SHOPSALE

J. Crew Factory // up to 60% off everything // extra 40% off clearance styles w/ code: EXTRA40

Kohl’s // Extra 15% off w/ code SUNSHINE // $10 off your Father’s Day purchase of $30+ w/ code: DAYSDAY10 // $10 off jewelry and watch purchase of $50+ w/ code: DADGIFTS

LOFT // 40% off tees and tanks // Extra 40% off sale styles

Macy’s // Shoe and Sandal Sale: BOGO 50% off, tons of markdowns, and take an additional 15% off w/ code: SPREE

Madewell // 30% off sunny day styles w/ code: SUMMER

Nine West // Buy 2, get 20% off

Old Navy // 25% off any purchase / 30% off $75 / 35% off $100 w/ code: SPREE

Ulta //  $3.50 off $10 w/ code: 305501

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