Sneak in Some Cyber Monday Deals

blogIt seems that Cyber Monday is really taking off this year. Stores are extending their sales and are being very generous this holiday season online. Usually I don’t get the hype revolving around Black Friday (in the past the deals didn’t seem THAT spectacular or worth being stampeded on for), BUT 50% off at Zara and 30% off everything at ASOS until Wednesday?! Yes, please. If you weren’t awake early enough this morning to snag some deals before work, here is an article that had me laughing about how to hide your online shopping from your boss. Below are some of my favorite deals from around the web this year! Happy Shopping!

30% off everything at ASOS until Wednesday! Sharp dress shoes for men and some strappy heels for the ladies.

50% off at Zara on select items.

Love this dress at Modcloth for New Year’s. Use code ROBOPUG.

Great look at JCrew. Use the code MONDAY to get 30% off and FREE shipping.

Purchase some unique (and fail proof) gifts for your best friend at Anthropologie and enjoy FREE shipping using the code ONEDAY.

Nordstrom’s is having a big sale. Some great deals on beauty products.

Get 25% off at Madewell with the code FEAST25. Cute rings.

Thanks for reading and enjoy  ;)

New Fall Trend

sneakersI never thought the day would come where bringing out my embarrassingly bright, neon, pink accented Nike’s outside of the gym and onto the New York pavement would ever be acceptable. Well, ladies, now it’s considered a cool new fashion trend for Fall and…I love it. The trick to the trend is pairing your sneaks with great cropped trousers, cuffed jeans, and even a cute skirt or day dress. Now dig up your old Converse, Keds, Nike’s, and even those checked Vans from your skater days and pair them smartly with your new Fall wardrobe.

What’s next..the scrunchie?

 

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Cardinal

Although Winter isn’t exactly around the corner, here is a snowy illustration from the book Ruth & Leonard. I feel like one of those cheesy drugstores that throw the holidays in your face way too early when you just walked in to buy toilet paper. So, I apologize for the Winter slap in the face, but at least it’s a cardinal and not Santa. For me, it was actually a nice change of pace to paint not only snow, but a bird. I’ve always loved the pop of that juicy red color of a cardinal in the snow. Painted in watercolor. Happy September!

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Ruth & Leonard

Throughout this past summer I have been working on illustrations and the design for the book Ruth & Leonard, written by Cindy Lipton. It has been such a fun project to work on and I feel lucky to have been drawing these beautiful collies all summer! Take a peek at some of my paintings below. The final book will be printed within the next month! Enjoy

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On the Waterfront

beauty069This morning I did a few sketches along the water in Battery Park. Watercolor and pen. Although it’s still pretty chilly in New York, being along the water is making me crave those sunny beach days and kayak rides. I’m tired of wearing my winter coat, let’s get a move on, Spring weather!

Enjoy the rest of your afternoon!

Alex

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Oil Painting from Life

Last night while in my oil painting class I decided to snap a few photos as I worked. I have two more sessions to go! I began working on a layer of phthalo blue and sketched with a darker mix on top before adding some flesh tones and shadow patterns. Hope you enjoy watching the process!

XO Alex

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