I 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.
Friday, November 30, 2007
You 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!
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!
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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
People 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.
The 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!!!
I 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!
Giant, 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!
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
This 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.
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.
When 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
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 Burberry.com 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.
I 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.
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 Shoes.com 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
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: bfads.net, blackfriday.gottadeal.com, blackfridayads.com, and blackfriday.info. 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 Joopz.com 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 BizRate.com, Shopping.com and PriceGrabber.com 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.
You 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.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I 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.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Everyone 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.