Friday, November 30, 2007

Faux Fur Jacket

Faux Fur JacketI know, I've been posting a lot of faux fur pieces lately, but they're so cute! This would look great over a party dress and is on sale for $198 (originally $289) at Harmony Lane.

Rectangular Box Evening Bag

Rectangular Box Evening BagYou know, the box clutch is totally under represented lately! It's a super classic piece usually brought to high society parties, but this one is only $125 at Ann Taylor.
Sidenote: I'm still sick so my posting will be pretty sporadic. Have a great weekend!

Crystal Cocktail Ring

If you want to jazz up a holiday outfit but don't have a lot of money to spend than this is a great piece to buy! A simple, yet totally chic cocktail ring, you can buy this at Bloomingdale's for $58.
But wait, there's more! Get 20% to 25% off your purchase at Bloomies with the code "PS1129" at checkout before Dec 2!

A private club which organizes exclusive 48 - 72 hour on-line private sales for its members???? Held only for the top designer brands in the fashion industry????? Discounts of up to 75% off of retail prices on the latest fashion merchandise???? I recommend joining today! And when registering you should use my email as a your sponsor - vyque AT fasshonaburu DOT com.

Lust For Less: Sequin Minis

Sequins are hot for the holidays! And a skirt is a great piece that you can pair with different tops to change up at various parties.

This Theory sequin mini is basic and cute, but costs a whooping $308 at Pink Mascara! Ooo, but I just found it at Neiman Marcus for the sale price of $207, hooray!

Of course, that's still kinda expensive, so here's one for a more affordable $145 at Active Endeavors.

Or perhaps you're thrifty AND tall/petite. Well, then you're in luck because the cheapest one has special size options and is only $128 at Banana Republic.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Affordable Sateen Jodhpurs

Affordable Sateen JodhpursPeople keep talking about how jodhpurs are coming into style, yet I haven't seen a single affordable pair! In fact, the cheapest ones I've seen before were $300! But here's a pair at Asos for £25 or about $51. Now let's see if the masses really will adopt it.

Russian Faux Fur Hat

Russian Faux Fur HatI love this style of hat, it has a very old world feel to me. Plus, this faux fur one is machine washable and only £15 or about $31 at TopShop!

Plaid Babydoll Dress

Plaid Babydoll DressThe wide, fold over collar on this dress is so cute, and the price, considering it's Geren Ford, is amazing! Buy it at 50% off for $133 at Adasa. Oh my, it looks like EVERYTHING on the site is 50% to 90% off, quick, grab as much as you can before anyone else!!!

Vintage Inspired Kitten Heels

Vintage Inspired Kitten HeelsI used to think there was zero chance of me ever posting a PlayBoy item on this site. So here I am, SHOCKED to tell you that these heels are actually Playboy! Only $68 at Yoox, they're not something I would have expected - rather demure and vintage inspired and without a hint of lucite!

Giraffe Sash Tie Turtleneck

Giraffe Sash Tie TurtleneckI totally obsess over giraffe prints, but if you don't you can also buy this top in basic red or black. Buy it at Bluefly, originally $163 but now just $98.

Retro Puff Sleeve Sweater

One of my favorite independent boutiques, Paper-Doll is closing, how sad! So it's your last chance to scoop up as many cute clothes that no one else will have as possible, like this retro styled sweater for $145.

Beaded Cutout Necklace

Beaded Cutout NecklaceGiant, statement necklaces seem to be a slight trend for the holiday season, so here's a beautiful one that's kinda affordable, only $113 at Net-a-porter. Also, Net-a-porter is having their sale starting today and I just managed to not spend $600, so be careful! Their stuff is just too tempting, I'm going to have to stay away from the site for awhile!

Project Runway Auctions

Don't forget that if you're taller than 5'10 and a size 0-2, you can be the owner of the original Project Runway designs seen on tv! Buy them at their auction, prices seem to end up ranging from $100 to $300. I totally want the racerback vest by Victorya NOW, wah!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Saltwater Taffy Bag

How cool is the shape of this bag from Anthropologie?? Super unique, expect loads of compliments. Just looking at it remind me of nummy treats. Buy for the sale price of $240.

Plaid Wool Cape

Plaid Wool CapeThis plaid wool cape is a perfect trendy piece for Winter! Not only do plaid and capes come into style pretty much every Winter, but it's not outrageously priced as most outerwear is. Buy at Nordstrom for $198 in red plaid, gray black or just gray.

Fuschia Empire Dress

Fuschia Empire DressIsn't the color of this dress to die for? Wearable for casual event or work, you could also dress it up for a party and stand out in a sea of black. Buy it at La Garçonne for 30% off at $238.

Ruffled Printed Top

Ruffled Printed TopThis is a beautifully printed top that I adore, and it just went on sale! Buy at Saks, originally $248 but marked down to $111.

SEO Basics With Fasshonaburu Fashion & Shopping Blog and Coutorture

Some of you might know that I do Internet Marketing in my spare time between fashion obsession. Well, I was able to join these two loves together recently in a Search Engine Optimization Seminar with Coutorture! Coutorture has a summary as well as the actual podcast, so you should definitely check it out! We didn't have time to cover everything, but we got most of the basics and if you have any website at all it can be useful. Also check out my co-host's fashion & beauty blogs, Julie of Almost Dressed, Almost Heeled, Almost Pretty and Almost Packed.

Bama Tee

Bama TeeI'm in meetings most of the day, but here's a very hipster shirt you can buy at Standard Style for $43.

LOLVogue by Jezebel

If you're having a rough day like me, this will put a smile on your face!

Created by Jezebel, I luvs it! More here. Even more here.

Taffeta Gathered Mini Skirt

Taffeta Gathered Mini SkirtWhen I first saw this skirt, I was kinda hesitant, but it's growing on me to the point that I totally want now! Someone buy for present, please! You can get it at Asos for £25 or about $51. I love how there are concealed drawstrings so you can customize your look however. It's also available in petite (whoever buys this for me, I'll need petite - thanks).

Monday, November 26, 2007

Leather Doctor Handbag

Doctor handbags are probably one of my most favoritest shapes, though usually a bit on the pricey side. But here's a nice, classic one on sale at Forzieri for only $159! This piece will totally last you forever!

Fringed Tank Top

Fringed Tank TopI'm telling you now, dropped arm holes are gonna be hot and no one will see it coming! Get a head start with this fringed tank top at Net-a-porter for $135.

Cravet Shirt

Cravet ShirtThis is a rather fetching shirt with really cute menswear details. Also, the cravat bow can be wrapped around the neck and worn as a tight knot or hang low as a necklace. Buy for the sale price of $228 at Rare Chic.

Black Bow Necklace

Black Bow NecklaceThis is a unique piece that would be fun and sassy at holiday parties. Really, sometimes I gal can just get tired of bling! Buy at Tobi for $100.

Lust For Less: Studded Platform Sandal

These Burberry sandals are super hot right now, definitely one of the most popular items from the Fall '07 runways. They're sold out in a lot of places, but still has them in stock... for $940!!!

A passable imitation and certainly more budget-friendly, you can get these at TopShop for £65 or about $134.

Erin Fetherston Gray Cardigan

Erin Fetherston Gray CardiganI wasn't too impressed with most of the quality of the Erin Fetherston at Target, but I did really like this gray cardigan! A classic piece jazzed up with unique details such as balloon-style sleeves and cute pockets! Buy for just $35.

Houndstooth Metallic Dress

Houndstooth Metallic DressA Winter material with a holiday party twist! Adam Plus Eve has a new website,, and a bunch of things, like this cute dress, are 60% off! Originally $325, but it now for $130!

Happy Cyber Monday

Did you all have a glorious holiday? Here are some sales in case you slept through Black Friday:

  • Everything on Bluefly is 10% off today!
  • Get 20% off all sale items at Kate Spade today with the code "holiday07"
  • Get 20% off at Ann Taylor Loft plus free shipping today with the code "CYBERMON20"
  • Get 20% off all not sale items at Foot Candy today with the code "SHOE"
  • Get 20% off at Jules Smith today with the code "jules20"
  • Get 20% off with the code "CYBERMONDAY"
  • Get 15% off at Intermix plus free shipping today with the code "CYBERGIRL"
  • Get 15% off at Arden B. and get $5 shipping today with the code "MONDAY"

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Black Friday Tips & Secrets!

I'm about to be off for the holidays, but I leave you with the 10 things you should know before Black Friday:

1: Most Black Friday deals are leaked early online. Check sites that post leaked Black Friday ads and info, and give yourself an advantage over the masses. The four best sites are:,,, and Some of these sites will optionally send you an e-mail whenever they post a new ad or new information. (So will Wal-mart's "Secret Section.") Some have cell phone versions of the site for referring while in-store.

2: Many Black Friday deals are bait-and-switch scams. They may sell you a very cheap product with a very expensive warranty, or use a given price, but add software, accessories or other over-priced add-ons as a required but unadvertised part of the purchase. You'll find out about this only at the register. If the price at the register is significantly higher than advertised for any reason, ask to speak to a supervisor and insist on the advertised price. If they still refuse, threaten to write a letter to the attorney general.

3: Get the best price without hassles by knowing price-match and return policies. Many stores offer price-match guarantees (if a competitor offers a lower price, they'll match it). Increasingly, Black Friday sales are exempt from all this. Others have a return policy that, in effect, is a price-match guarantee for the store itself (if they drop the price, the difference is later refunded to you if you ask for it). If you know which product you want to buy, and can find a store with a price-match guarantee that honors Black Friday prices, buy it! When Black Friday rolls around, you can go looking for the best price, and not have to worry about whether the store is out of stock. If a store is willing to refund the difference between its own normal price and its Black Friday price, buy it early for the same reason.

4: Beat the system by shopping in teams. Stores rely on a long list of tricks, from limited sale hours to low inventories in order to lure you into the stores without giving you the time to comparison shop for the product you want at the best possible price. Have one team member in each store when it opens, each with a list of what everyone wants to buy. Use to set up broadcast SMS. Each team member finds every product on the list, then broadcasts pricing. The person at the store with the lowest price for each item buys it.

5: Use your cell phone browser to check competing deals, and also product quality. You can also use standard sites like, and to check just how good prices are. Sometimes Black Friday prices can be beat online anytime.

6: Some Black Friday promos are designed to unload loser products. Products that are obsolete, unpopular, damaged or returned are prime candidates for Black Friday sales. Make sure you narrow your list of products, so you don't end up buying something you don't really want.

7: Shop early. Very early. Many stores will open at midnight this year. Many open as early as 5 am. Find out in advance what time each store opens, so you can plan accordingly.

8: Some of the best deals are advertised only on Thanksgiving -- or even on Black Friday itself. Make sure you get all the local newspaper on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.

9: Some Black Friday deals are actually buyable online. Others are buyable only online, or have prices that actually beat in-store prices. Start checking prices on Thanksgiving. Check Web sites again very early Black Friday morning, and shop there first -- then go to the stores only if you have to. Still other stores let you order items online the day before, and pick them up on Black Friday.

10: Plan ahead to think clearly. Bring food, wear comfortable shoes, and leave the kids at home (kids can influence impulse buying or convince you to leave early). Stay focused, and don't let yourself be caught up in the frenzy.

Happy hunting!

Patiricia Field Black Friday Sale

Shop on Friday and get 20% off (almost) EVERYTHING at Patricia Field by using the code "BLFRIDAY07" at checkout.

Asymmetrical Stitching Skirt

Asymmetrical Stitching SkirtCan't you just imagine wearing this skirt for the holidays?? It's the perfect pine needle color and it has a great shape! Buy at Anthropologie for $88.

Fringed Top

Pair with a mini skirt for a fun holiday look! Of course it's a whooping $375 at Intuition, but use the promo code "HOLIDAYS" at checkout before Nov 30 to get 20% off your purchase (that would make it $300 even)!

Retread Tote

Retread ToteMade from discarded truck inner tubes, each of these totes is hand made and unique! Buy this eco-friendly purse at Violet for $198!

Via Outblush

Max & Chloe Cyber Mon Sale

Get 20% off all purchases at Max & Chloe with the promo code "CYBR20" - good from Friday, November 23rd through Monday, November 26th. After the 26th, customers can continue to receive 15% off with promo code "MJ15".

Striped Waistcoat

Striped WaistcoatYou have to admit, Kate Moss surely knows fashion! Of course, it's easy for her, she just has to wear it herself and suddenly everyone else is wearing it too. I really want a waiscoat now, it's my new obsession! Buy this one at TopShop for £40 or about $80.

Locher's Sale

I've loved Locher's for a long time now, so it's with excitement that I present a free shipping code for them! Simple type in "CUPCAKE" in the coupon field at checkout before Dec 20.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Faux Fur Pull-Through Scarf

Faux Fur Pull-Through ScarfVery glamorous and vintage feeling and yet also very modern! This scarf is just the trendy piece to buy this Winter as it's on sale for $21 at Kohl's!

Asymmetrical Cropped Cardigan

Asymmetrical Cropped CardiganYou can never have enough cardigans! Totally awesome for layering, this one has a cool asymmetrical button closure and a super cozy look to it. Buy in pale green or dark brown at Urban Outfitters for $58.

Fleece Hoodie Jacket

Fleece Hoodie JacketBoy do I worship designers Mike and Chris! And this piece isn't more than my rent for once! Buy this unique and totally downtown hoodie for $176 at Maneater Threads.

Cowl Detail V Neck

Cowl Detail V NeckIt's not quite a cowl neck, but it's interesting and a perfect basic piece to add to your closet! Buy it in purple or black at Marciano for $98.

Crystal Collar Necklace

Crystal Collar NecklaceIf you want to make a statement at your next soirée, wear this beautiful collar necklace with an understated dress. Love it or hate it, everyone will be talking about you! Buy at Unsung Designers for $250.

Abstract Elephant Tee

Abstract Elephant TeeI try to find tees that are unusual and can't be bought at the mall where thousands of girls can buy the same thing. This abstract elephant tee is a great example, but of course that means it's slightly more expensive than the average $15. You can buy it at Diablo for $71.

Graduated Sequin Dress

Speaking of cocktail frocks, this one is gorgeous! I love the graduated sequins, it's a nice change from the all over sequin look. Buy this at French Connection for $228.

Cropped Box-shape Tuxedo Jacket

Cropped Box-shape Tuxedo JacketI love the fitted, yet boxy shape of this blazer, which would look AMAZING over a cocktail frock! Buy at Shop Jake, originally $495 but now only $265.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Long Suede Gloves

Long Suede GlovesEveryone is wearing gloves but I still can't decide what type I want! Long or kid length? Driving? Suede or Satin? Fingerless? My brain is imploding with all the options! Gah! I have to say that this pair is a top contender, very elegant and surprisingly affordable! Buy at Arden B. in ivory, teal or black for $68.

Johnny Appleseed Blouse

Johnny Appleseed Blouse The lumberjack trend is still hot and this blouse by Jovovich-Hawk is a perfect addition to your wardrobe! I really like the mandarin collar and the smocking details on top. Buy at Blaec for the sale price of $160.

Affordable Bejeweled Clutch

Affordable Bejeweled ClutchThere are tons of jeweled clutches out there, perfect for a holiday party purse. But many are totally unaffordable pieces. Luckily for you, I have found this one for only $85 at Guess!

Cashmere Bishop Sleeved Sweater

Cashmere Bishop Sleeved SweaterHere's a basic piece that comes in a rainbow of colors, it'll be hard for me to resist buying them all! Get in pink, red, blue, teal, black, gray, yellow, green and more at Old Navy for $70.

Cowboy Boot Slippers

Cowboy Boot SlippersCold mornings are here, be more motivated to leave the warmth of your bed with these adorable cowboy boot slippers! Buy them at Bare Necessities for $44.

ShopBop Sale Code

Spend $150 and get $25 off, spend $300 and get $50 off, spend $500 and get $100 off, and spend $1000+ and get a whopping $250 off. Just enter code "GETAJUMP" at checkout and start saving!