Holiday Gift Guide for HER!

Holiday Gift Guide for HER

Hi gals and happy Tuesday! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just two days away??? Where the heck did this month go? Though I hate how fast time passes by, I am pretty darn excited to eat my face off on Thursday and to begin decking our halls for Christmas! I used to be quite the shopping procrastinator (like Christmas Eve) when it came to finding the perfect gifts for my loved ones.  And after a few hectic experiences and swearing to myself I would never wait to the last minute again, I have finally got my buns in gear to get my shopping done early!  I have the most adorable mom and sister, plus some pretty fabulous galpals, so I created this gift guide with them in-mind.  Most everything you see here is under $50, plus free shipping! I can’t get over those emoji earrings (like hello, perfect for your favorite social media lovin’ lady in your life) and those black booties are under $75! Not to mention those darling accent pillows and glitter stemless wineglasses are not only darling, but inexpensive and ideal for a cozy homebody and/or wine lover!

Tell me what’s on your Christmas wish list!
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Shabby Apple

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Hi friends and happy Monday to you all!  Where. Did. The. Weekend. Go.  Oh I know, today we are starting construction on our master bedroom so we spent all day Sunday clearing out every single piece of furniture, clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, pictures, decor, and tv out of the bedroom and man, was that exhausting! BUT, I think this was the boost we needed to finally start updating our house.  It’ll be 5 years in July that we’ve been here, but I didn’t know how long-term our stay was going to be, so we haven’t made any cosmetic changes to it.  But after doing some major evaluation and realizing that we have a house that has some great bones and lots of space, plus an amazing location and one of the most desired neighborhoods in Omaha, I think we are here to stay!  I am a bit overwhelmed in thinking where in the heck we will start.  But thankfully my dad is not only a talented graphic designer, he just so happens to be a master carpenter and will help us make our home dreams come true!  First things first, knock out a wall and build out our master bedroom closet and then paint the wood work white through out the house! Wish us luck 🙂

Now, onto this darling (so so darling) pink Shabby Apple skirt!  It speaks to me.  This shade of pink is just brilliant and the fit of this skirt is on-point.  The lovely sheer lining and stripe detail turns an ordinary pink skirt into a bold, sassy piece! I opted for my favorite chambray shirt, a fun necklace, my new Beau Bag, and my go-to nude pumps.  Let’s face it, when you are wearing this skirt, you don’t need much because it pretty much is the outfit!

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Shabby Apple Skirt // Super Similar Chambray // Necklace (sold out) but very similar // Sunnies – Mae Christina Accessories (code SABBYSTYLE20) // Beau Bag – Similar – and love this! // Heels // Lipstick // Sabby Colorful Cuff // Watch

Thanks so much for reading and have an awesome day, GF’s!!!

Friday Frills Link-Up!

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Dress: Shabby Apple ℅ | Pumps: Jessica Simpson | Clutch: Michael Kors (gifted) (similar) | Necklace: Bib Jewelry ℅ (use code sarasab) | Watch: Michael Kors (sold out) but love this under $50!| Sunnies: Loft (old) but swooning over these beauties |

Hello loves and Happy Happy FRIDAY!  I hope everyone has had an amazing week!  It’s that time again to share our favorite looks from the week in our Friday Frills Link-Up!  This week our featured blogger is the lovely Nora from Jacket Society! Her cape is seriously so chic and makes this look feel effortless and polished.  Not to mention, her scarf and bag are pretty amazing and that bag.  Yeah, I die.

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Want to be our Featured Blogger? Great, we would love to have you!  Just three eazy-peezy steps 🙂 One, please make sure you are following Sew Sarah R and Sabby Style on Bloglovin.  Two, submit your favorite fashion-related post by clicking the Link-Up link found at the end of this post!

And three, be sure to grab our button from my side bar and  share it on your blog so other blogging babes can join in on the fun, too!
Plus, this is the perfect way to discover new blogs and get to know other fabulous ladies of the blogging world!

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend and stay warm my sistas!

$400 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Hello lovies and Happy Monday to you all!  I am SO so excited to have partnered with 25 fierce and fabulous bloggers to bring you a $400 Nordstrom Giveaway!  I. Am. Freaking. Out. About. This.  Because who doesn’t absolutely love shopping at Nordstrom with free money?!? You can do a lot of damage with $400 bucks! The giveaway begins today (11/17) and will end on Friday (11/21) at 11:59pm!  You will have the option to choose a physical gift card or an online gift card and will come just in time for Thanksgiving sale shopping! So make sure to click the Rafflecopter link below and get yourself all set up for the chance to win!


The Fashionista’s Diary // Life with Lyss

A Lonestar State of Southern // Sequins and Things // Brighton The Day // Haute of the Rack // McKenna Bleu


Little Blonde Book // Styled Snapshots // Chronicles of Frivolity // For the Love of Fancy // Lush to Blush


Sabby Style // Accessory Jane // Blonde Expeditions // Kayleigh’s Kloset // The Closet Crush


Fancy Things // Lovely Blonde Closet // Rarely Taken Seriously // Bows and Depos // Visions of Vogue

The Dainty Darling // Shar Style // Twenties Girls Style

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

I combed through the entire Nordstrom website and chose a handful of my favorite items and I am SO excited to share them with you!  PS, I am swooning over EVERYTHING in this picture and might just have to use this as my Christmas Wish List! Hint Hint, Tone!

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Coco Chanel Body Lotion | Kendra Scott Earrings | Black Sandals | Kendra Scott Earrings | Kate Spade “Live Colorfully” Body Powder | Kendra Scott Necklace | Blue/Green Clutch | Gold Purse | Silver Pumps | Black Denim | White Blouse | Blue Denim | Gold Pumps

Thanks so very much for stopping by my little blog and showing it some love!

A New Boyfriend!

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Hi gals and Happy Monday to you all!  Okay, so maybe I’m late to the party, but I am looooving the shirt-tail hem, as of late! I find it to be so flattering on my figure, and not to mention the comfort level of this shirt is outrageous (in a good way!).  I’m a chesty gal, so I am over joyed and need to share the wealth when I find a top that not only fits well, but has great fabric and interesting details! And this high-low boyfriend tee from Liberty Sage is just that!  And I’m super excited to share with you a discount code for this exact tee, so you can make it your own! I’ve already worn it three different times and my favorite way so far (besides this look) was dark washed, distressed boyfriend jeans, blue pumps and  a white blazer!  This is a staple tee that can be styled so many different ways.  So use the code SABSTY1 to take 30% off this shirt!

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| Top: Liberty Sage ℅ (use code SABYSTY1 for 30% off this tee!) | Denim: American Eagle | Heels: Sole Society | Necklace: Trending Above Jewelry ℅ | Sunnies: Aldo (old) but swooning over these and these!! | Watch: Fossil | Turquoise Bracelet: BTB Jewelry ℅ (use code sara10) |

Thanks so much for swinging by SabbyStyle today, it truly means the world to me!

Friday Frills Link-Up!

Hello loves and Happy Friday!  How was everyone’s week? Mine always fly by, which is a good thing! But I sure do hate how fast time goes by 😦 I cannot believe it is almost November!  I feel like we are quickly going from fall style and light layers to bundling up for the brutal winter cold and I am just not ready! Though I am excited to bust out my new pair of black Hunter rain boots 🙂 I can’t wait to see what fabulous looks you are going to share with us this week and as always, thank you for stopping by and linking up with us!

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This week’s featured blogger is the lovely Liz from Sprinkles & Sequins!  Her layered look is perfect for that brisk fall day! I am swooning over that military jacket and think that I just might need to add another one to my collection 🙂 I know, I’m so bad!  PS, how awesomely comfy does her wine-hued sweater look? It is my new favorite color and am loving it this season!

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Want to have the chance to be our Friday Frills Featured Blogger? 

To join our Friday Frills Link-Up, just follow Sew Sarah RFor the Love of Fancy, and Sabby Style via Bloglovin’, grab our Link-Up button from my side-bar and share it in your blog post!  Easy peezy, I think YES!  Click the link below and you will be taken right to the Friday Frills Link-Up!

Spotlight Weekly Link-Up: Menswear Inspired!

Hi Gals and Happy Thursday!  Today I have the pleasure to be co-hosting the Spotlight of the Week Link-Up with Jacqueline from Stylin in St. Louis and Elle from Living in Color Style!  Our look this week was focused on Menswear-inspired ensembles.

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I thought this shocking pink tipped silk button-down from Jcrew was the perfect piece to wear for this Spotlight!  I paired the blouse with a fun multi-colored printed pair of leopard pants (that I scored for less than $8 at Gap!), my go-to candy-colored statement necklace (Jcrew Inspired) and the elusive Shocking Pink Mari sandals that I hunted down from a Jcrew in NYC last fall!   And in sticking with the cheery hues of this look, I opted for this bright blue, Kate Spade-inspired, satchel from trusty Target! (still available online btw).

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Okay, so now you should link up with us!!! Unfortunately, WordPress and JavaScript do not mix and I cannot display the link-up on here 😦  BUT, all you have to do is click here (Stylin in St. Louis) or here (Living in Color Style) and you will be able to do-so from those two fabulous blogs!  Of course I will be checking-in on who is linking-up and will be a part of deciding who we would like to feature, which I am SO excited for! Cannot wait to see all of your gorgeous ensembles and thanks so much!

PS: What do you gals think about this outfit? I don’t love how the pants photographed (don’t you hate it when that happens?!).  I am going to wear it to work today and try to get some more photos of this ensemble because in real-life, it was so pretty!!!! So stay tuned for a #bathroomselfie and an IG post 🙂  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Friday Eve!

Spring Staples: Splurge vs Save!

Hello and Happy Sunday Galpals!  It is no secret that I am a lover of all things Kate Spade and her handbags can do no wrong! Pink and camel, check! Kelly green and a gold bow, check! Mint and black, check! A gorgeous robin’s egg blue satchel?  I just could not pull the trigger, despite how badly I wanted to!  And thank goodness I listened to my head, instead of my heart (for once!), because the very next day, I saw this blue beauty staring me in the face on our trusty IG! And to my surprise, and much delight, I found out that it was from Target and a mere $39.99! I was over the moon, and a bit shocked, that Target delivered an awesome KS dupe and it is a great quality bag.  The structure is spot-on AND paired with the brilliant blue hue; it is the perfect spring accessory that you do not have to feel guilty about!

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Peplum, Please! The structure of a peplum top has magical figure-flattering capabilities and adds instant sophistication to any ensemble.  They truly are perfect for any occasion! They can be dressed up with a fabulous belt and stunning jewels, but can be easily dressed-down with a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans,  leopard pumps and a cropped moto jacket! And then you add gorgeous floral patterns and beautiful pastel hues  = my Heart’s desire!

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Mad for Mint? Why yes I am! For the past two Spring seasons, I have been slowly adding minty blue items to my wardrobe and as it turns out, I have quite the collection! With a great pair of mint wedges as no exception.  I purchased the most awesome (and super comfy, bonus!) pair of nude and mint BCBG wedges last May from TJ Maxx and I wear them All.The.Time.  They go with me to work, happy hour with the girls, date night with ma boo, weddings and many other places; and they are always a hit! You can check them out on the ole IG.  But unfortunately I could not find them online to link in this post, so I chose two other fabulous options that I think you ladies will really love!

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Kimo No? Kimono you betcha! After seeing my uber stylish friend, Kate from For the Love of Fancy Blog sporting this gorgeous watercolor kimono, I knew I had to make it mine! Impulse buy? Guilty.  Under $20? Semi-acceptable! I have never owned a kimono but was eager to try the look after seeing Kate making it look so effortlessly cool! We all know how much I love color, so this piece is definitely in my wheelhouse and I have BIG plans for it! You know those elusive Jcrew Mari sandals in Shocking Pink? After weeks of hunting them down last year, I finally got my hands on them and I think they will be the perfect match for this beautiful floral kimono!

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CONFESSION: I am a shoe and purse gal.  There is no denying it and I simply cannot help it.  I blame it on my Grandma Sabaliauskas.  I look just like her, get my tiny feet from her, and also was blessed/cursed with her love of shopping.  But, due to a little thing called a budget, I have had to learn how to be a savvy shopper! And that is the name of my game; Sara’s Passion for Savvy Fashion.  So true to form, I had to do my first ‘Splurge vs. Save’ and I hope you found it to be helpful and fun!

Cheers to Springtime goodness!

xoxo, Sara

Melon, Mint… Oh My!

Hey dears and Happy Humpday! Okay… so yes, this did happen.  Well-played J.Crew, well-played.  The melon and mint colors are brilliant and bright and they are sure to enhance my spring and summer attire!

Farewell and good-bye to new items as I am dedicating myself to a no-shopping ban until May 1st! Things can get out of control when perusing the J.Crew website and clearly I was weak and pathetic!  It is my plan to go every other month without purchasing anything I can wear on my body.  I need to walk-the-walk and not just talk-the-talk and hold true to my personal goal to have fewer, better things and be content with what I already have! So consider this another #closetremixchallenge and wish me luck.  I’ve unsubscribed from all emails (Kate Spade, J.Crew, Old Navy, Gap, Loft, etc) and have stopped searching IG for closets to shop.  I simply do not need anything.  There are many, many people who do so much more with much less.  I do not want to be consumed with wants, wanting, etc. and I need to learn the power that comes with saying NO! Does anyone else have a hard time saying no and not getting enthralled in the IG and online excitement that are sales and steals from our favorite stores?

In my defense, I only spent $53.00 while shopping in NYC…  just stating the facts!

Speaking of mint, I wore this little number today to work! All winter I have been staring into my closet and eyeing this pair of Jcrew mint denim and I could not wait one more day to wear them! 50 and sunny is a darn good excuse and I did not hesitate.  Plus, tomorrow is the first day of Spring, heyooo!

I purchased this Ann Taylor Loft mint and blue tassel scarf from my closet.  Yes, you read that right! My fabulous friend, Jenn, and I sell our gently used and sometimes brand new clothes, shoes, and accessories through our IG closet! So Jenn sends me her items via email and I list them in the closet.  But once I opened that attachment and saw this gorgeous scarf, I knew it had to be mine and would not be making an appearance in the ole IG closet! The pattern is lovely and the soft, pastel shades are simply sweet and perfect for Spring and the look I am going for.

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What to wear with prints and color? Well a chambray shirt, of course! And a polka dotted one at that.  I threw on a pair of silver glitter Nine West loafers and opted for a classic cream and tan Coach satchel with white patent leather and silver chain detail and felt instantly polished and perfectly appropriate for a Humpday Work Wednesday!

Cheers to the first official day of Spring!

xoxo, Sara

BlueJay Love

Hello loves and Happy Tuesday!  I can’t believe the time has finally arrived for Tony and I to make our way to New York! Tony used to play for the Staten Island Yankees so he will be my personal tour guide and I simply cannot contain my excitement! We are going to visit his old stadium, do lots of shopping and take in all the sites!

I titled this post ‘BlueJay Love’ because Tony and I are huge Creighton Bluejay Basketball fans and never miss a game! Well, I had to miss two last year because of Graduate School, but it was for a good cause 😉 And, if you didn’t know, our Jays are pretty damn good this year and have the National Player of the Year, Doug McDermott, on the team! This has been such a fun and exciting season and it’s been awesome to witness history in-the-making; Doug hit his 3,000th point during the last home game and beat his career-high points scored during one game! We have been talking about making a trip out to NYC for six years now, and when we learned that the Jays were moving to the Big East, we had a pretty good idea that this was just the perfect time to plan a trip!  So we, along with 2,000 other fans, are following them all the way to Madison Square Garden to witness some post-season magic and enjoy The Big East tourney! I’m sure I am not the only gal who loves some college ball and I can’t get enough of March hoops!

I will be sure to share all the highlights and ensembles of our trip when we return, because I am most certain that this experience and City will leave me with so much to discuss!

Thanks so much for stopping by and Roll Jays!!!

xoxo, Sara