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My Kohl's End-of-Year Clearance Sale Haul


All too often, I post my purchases on Instagram and they never make it to the blog, so today I thought I'd take a quick moment to share my latest purchases from Kohl's, which is having a huge end-of-year clearance sale right now through Tuesday. I wanted to use up my Kohl's cash before it expires tomorrow, but because of the steep discounts, and I ended up with Kohl's cash left over! On this trip, I picked up an LC Lauren Conrad velvet blazer for $11.10 (down rom $74), an LC Lauren Conrad polka dot blazer for $10.50 (down from $70) and an Apt. 9 sequin jacket for $28.12 (down from $125). My sister's wedding is less than 2 weeks away and I still haven't figured out what I'm wearing to her bridal shower or the rehearsal dinner, but now I have some options: I can winterize a dress I already own by topping it with the velvet blazer, and I can toss on the sequin jacket with a blouse, skinny jeans and pumps for another festive party look that will work in Chicago's frigid January weather.

If you have Kohl's cash that expires, don't forget to use it today or tomorrow in stores or online. One reader told me Kohl's will accept expired Kohl's cash - does anyone else have experience with this? I hope it's true!

Another tip for extra savings: Use your coupons! Get an extra 15% off everything with code CHEERS online at kohls.com OR print your savings pass to use in stores OR download the Coupon Sherpa mobile app and simply show the cashier your coupon on your smartphone (that's what I did).

What end-of-year deals have you scooped up this holiday?

BB's Weekly Fashion Link Round Up: New Year's Eve Party Inspiration, Fashion Forecasts for 2013 and More


Lauren Conrad has inspiration for throwing a retro New Year's Eve fete.

Refinery29 makes fashion predictions for 2013.

Stylist puts together celebrity-inspired New Year's Eve looks for less.

Huff Post Style rounds up 13 trends they hope will die in 2013.

ELLE has the perfect New Year's Eve party playlist.

Style It shares her top 5 must-have iPad fashion apps.

Penny Chic announces her line of cheap-chic LBD's for Walmart.

Trend Hungry is loving these easy updos for New Year's Eve.

The Kitchn rounds up 20 of its best comfort food recipes.

SheFinds suggests these 9 nail polishes for your New Year's mani.

The Grindstone says every young woman should read these 10 career books.

Glitter Guide mixes up a classic New Year's cocktail.

InStyle looks back at the prettiest dresses of 2012.

RCFA reveals who readers dubbed the best dressed celebs of 2012.

Enter my giveaway to win a sequin dress from Baby Phat!

The Look for Less: J.Crew 'Everly' Suede Pumps

J.Crew's "Everly" suede pumps are versatile enough to go from day to night, and the sleek silhouette keeps things interesting. ($245 in tan, black or teal)





Well, well, well, what do we have here? It's the Sole Society "Noah" pump, also in suede and also available in tan, black or teal!





Scoop these pretties up for $49.95, plus right now, Sole Society is having a BOGO sale on select styles (buy one, get one free). The discount will be automatically applied at checkout and all sales are final. Quantities are very limited (unfortunately many sizes are already sold out), so head to solesociety.com and don't delay if you love this shoe!

Kate Spade Sale on Sale: Extra 25% Off All Sale Items




If Santa didn't bring you that party dress, polka-dot heels or cute iPhone case you were longing for, now's your chance to make things right: The Kate Spade sale is on sale! Enjoy an extra 25% off all sale items in stores and online with promo code 25SALE.

{BB's picks: 1. Glitterball Gia Clutch, $68 (down from $98); 2. Frame of Mind Necklace, $85 (down from $228); 3. Paper Gem Coasters, $14 (down from $20)}