A Few of My Favorite Things…

I love the simplicity of Stella and Dot’s flair.  They are all about helping busy, strong women thrive and look their best.  Here are just a few items that I am in love with at the moment.


  1. Stella and Dot, Stackable Rings
  2. Stella and Dot, Together Forever Necklace
  3. Stella and Dot, Zoe Bracelet in Turq

In addition to having great jewelry, they also have a great blog with tips, pics, and even videos on the most up to date looks.

These Shoes Were Made for Walkin’ AND the Earth

They are comfortable and cute and did I mention…they are earth friendly, vegan, natural, made with organic cotton, hemp, recycled inner tubes and recycled tires?

I found the CUTEST, most comfortable flats in the sale section of Simple, for under $15!  They offer free shipping, great shoes, and an even better message:

HOW we make our shoes is just as important as WHY we make them. That means finding more sustainable ways of doing business so we can make a gazillion more.
Which pretty much is where we are today… at the crossroads of here and now, aware of our responsibility to the planet while trying to pay the bills. The nice little shoe company getting in touch with its inner hippie.

All the great things are simple!

Simple, Women’s Shoes

Green with Envy

I’m about to show you some stuff and this stuff rocks my socks off. Why, you say? Well each of these items combine two of my favorite things… green-ness and ruffle-ness. Have at it people… feast your eyes on these beauts!


  1. Anthropologie, Emerald Estuary Tunic
  2. Old Navy, Women’s Ruffled V-Neck Tops
  3. Anthropologie, Gathered Together Dress
  4. Old Navy, Women’s Ruffled Sateen Tops
  5. Anthropologie, Dewpoint Blouse
  6. Old Navy, Women’s Gauze Ruffle Dresses

Fight of the Century: Round TWO

When I put on a sequin… it makes me wanna get a little tipsy.  NOT tipsy enough to pay that $495.00 price tag though.

Round TWO

The Fight Part 1-B

JCrew, Sequin Cami or Forever21, Sequin Cami

The Fight of the Century

Hello again..Der here. I, like gazillions of you people out there, am a ginormous fan of anything JCrew produces. Man, they know how to make me drool over a ruffled cardigan or applique tee like no body’s business. BUT, there is a huge but here…many, many times they want to charge me something ridiculous like $500.00 for said cardigans and tees. Being the bargain hunter that I am, I find myself searching for these looks for less. And you are in luck because I plan to showcase my finds with you people over the next several days… it’s the CLASH OF THE TITANS: J.Crew vs Forever21

Round ONE

The Fight Part 1-A

J.Crew, Tiered Cami or Forever21, Tiered Cami

Stay Tuned…..

Let’s Get This Party Started!

WHAT UP Ladies and Gents of the internet world!? My name is Der, well really its Amanda, but I have been given a nickname some time ago and well.. it stuck, whether I like it or not ( I don’t, by the way. Imagine your husband slipping and introducing you to all his co-workers or new friends as Der…real elegant sounding). Here is the brief evolution if you will: Amanda…Manders…Mander…Der. Got it? Good. You can read more about me right here.
So back to biznass… I love to shop, I mean LOVE… like if you could marry shopping, I would. I also love to find a bargain, deal, knock-off… you get the idea. So, my gameplan revolves around me showing all of you these marvelous deals that I happen upon, so you don’t waste your hard earned monies on something when you can actually get an identical item for MUCH less. So… here we go…my favorite things right now, complete with much more cost effective options for you frugalistas like me.


Steve Madden, Toggle Coat ($168) or Delias, Emma Toggle Coat ($69)


James Perse, Contrast Panel Shirt ($144) or  Converse One Star, Sport Shirt ($19)


J.Crew, Dream lycée turtleneck dress ($128) or Merona Collection, Womens Turtleneck Sweater Dress ($59)


Steve Madden, “Findd” Sandal ($88) or Mossimo, Paulina Gladiator Sandal – Grey Patent ($26)

Let Me Introduce Myself and the Stuff I’m Currently Loving On

FIRST POST!! Haha! Helloooooo Internets!! I’m Amanda, you can read all about me here. I’m PUMPED about sharing all the stuff I’m loving on. You’ll soon find out that I love bright stuff, stuff for my son, stuff for parties, jewelry and shoes!

PEOPLE…this stuff…I’m hearting it:


  1. Boden, Ravishing Ruffle Jacket
  2. Boden, Biker Jacket
  3. Zappos, Puma Kids, Speeder Mesh Inf (Infant/Toddler)
  4. J.Crew, Twist Sash Dress
  5. Anthropologie, Double Twist Sweater
  6. Crow’s Nest Trading Co., Tubac Turquoise Cuff