Friday, October 31, 2008

50% off of Catherine Malandrino!!!

sorry for the days without posts, I was in Chicago running around doing wedding things. We have 17 days until the wedding, I can't believe it!! I had my second dress fitting and I am THRILLED with my dress. I can't wait to wear it.

Anyway - 50% off of Catherine Malandrino - what a gift for this cold dreary day in Northern California.

Look at this gorgeous top -

Catherine Malandrino Embroidered Tunic in Camel

There is plenty more where that came from. And I should say - 50% off of other lines Plenty by Tracy Reese, Iodice and LaRok. Lots of good stuff.

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

warmth please

Still freezing in Chicago, I'm dreaming of coats...

like this one -
Soia & Kyo Gala Jacket

But that one might not be so warm, this one looks warmer -

Soia & Kyo Yan Coat

I love the asymmetrical placement of the buttons and the big collars on both. It's different and fun.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Boots Please

I'm in Chicago for a few days and it's cold. I did not pack properly for this weather, I miss my boots. I do love these boots - they look perfect for tucking in jeans or wearing pants or skirts over them, and the flat heel makes them very wearable.

Miz Mooz Women's Kent Riding Boot

They are also under $200, a good price for these boots.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Grey Matter

A friend wrote she is obsessing over finding a great grey bag for everyday use, I'm here for such matters, I have found a treasure trove of great grey bags in different fabrics and price ranges, my favorites -

I will start with the expensive because i'm a little cruel like that - I love Rachel Nasvik bags, I have a fantastic black bag and its the most incredible leather with great details, people always ask me about it.

Rachel Nasvik Bianca Leather Hobo

The one above might be shown in brown, I can't tell in this light. Also a larger bag shown in blue but it comes in a beautiful charcoal color -

Rachel Nasvik Patricia Satchel

I really like this inexpensive Rampage tote that comes in a cool shade of grey -
Rampage Koi Tote

And this Matt and Nat bag is good looking and roomy -
Matt & Nat Camden - Japanese

Lots to choose from, happy shopping!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Designer clothes sale

Big sale at Yoox - YOOX.COM

Also at Pink Mascara - bag sale!
10% OFF Designer Handbags Afbags10

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Shoe Sale and fun boots!

Piperlime's sale continues -
Get 20% off at Piperlime. Save on the styles we love at our Sweet Deal Event. Ends Oct. 26.

I kind of like these boots (on sale for $118) they would look fantastic with jeans tucked inside, or maybe a miniskirt -

Women's shoes: Etienne Aigner Whitney - Black

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

fun fall jacket

I have a good excuse for not posting yesterday, after spending the weekend beginning to move the fiance into my apartment, I forgot! woops. Too much to do...only something like 26 days until the wedding.

In the meantime, fall marches on - and to battle the cold how about this adorable jacket -

It's so cute, and the color is really trendy and its inexpensive at $79.99.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Weekend Sales

Lots of sales this weekend,
La Garconne is giving 20% off sale merchendise, use code 20SALE. Lots of good stuff like Loeffler Randall shoes!

Active Endeavors is still offering 20% off new arrivals (through tonight) use code 20NOW.

Pink Mascara
is offering 20% off of Tibi, Corey Lynn Calter and Tucker.

I Love this adorable brightly colored little dress -
Tibi Square Neck Dress

The neckline and empire waist make it wearable for alot of body types.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Inexpensive Accessories

one month until the wedding! I'm so excited and finally relaxing as the big day, or weekend approaches. I say weekend because we have so many events planned around the wedding and of course I needed an outfit for each one. It's been alot of fun to plan them all, but for some of them I had put off finding accessories. Plus, I spent alot on the dresses, so bags and other odds and ends need to be inexpensive.

I found some great pieces at White House Black Market, like this cute bag -


This one is cute too -


I really like this necklace, it's a much cheaper way to wear a trend-


Happy shopping!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Best Underwear Ever (Nursing Bras also)

I have a new obsession this week, and for once it doesn't involve shoes or bag, this time it's underwear. Lingerie is a more appropriate word. Elle Macpherson's line - I LOVE it.
I was not a believer from the beginning, I thought ugh, yet another model gets some line of crap, but when I went looking for lingerie and tried it on I fell in love -

It's pretty, and comfortable and works well. It is a bit on the expensive side, but not so much, and Figleaves has some of it on sale like the bra pictured above, as well as the matching boy shorts -

The line also includes nursing bras. I imagine when in need of a nursing bra, wearing something pretty could make a big difference in how you feel about yourself. There is not much time for yourself when your child is that little so it can be a treat to wear something as pretty as this La Mere bra-

The Maternelle bra also looks lovely -

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

the bag can make the outfit

To continue with my accessory theme for the week I want to show you this really cool evening bag-

Catalina Bag in Grey

It's got everything, the exotic look (lizard print leather), interesting color, chain strap, it's ideal for going out and so much fun. I love it and I think you will too!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Gorgeous Clutch

I apologize for the lack of posts this morning, you can blame comcast with me. I spent the entire morning talking to them on cell phone because neither my home phone nor my internet connection was working. It was a change from the usual in that it's generally my cable which never works. They suck and I'm definitely not keeping that service much longer. cheer myself up I found this incredible clutch on sale -

Natalie Bag in White Snake and Black Patent

We definitely need to forget that stupid rule of no white after labor day, this will look fantastic with a black dress or dark jeans and a cute top all year long. I love the contrast of black and white and that trend isn't going anywhere since it was all over the Spring 09 runways.

Happy shopping!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Perfect Fall Boots

I am addicted to Frye. I admit it, I love the campus 14L boots I own:

FRYE Women's Campus 14L Tall Boot

and I love them so much, I have several pairs of Frye shoes, including these mary janes in gold -

FRYE Women's Lisa Mary Jane Pump

I love them, they are fantastic with wide leg jeans.

I wear the boots frequently, both with skinny jeans tucked inside, and with boot cut jeans covering them. They are comfortable for walking and have kept my feet warm and dry in snow. Doesn't get much better than this...

home sick with bad tv

I've been home with a bad cold for days. I mean DAYS... so I've been watching a lot of tv. Including this new show the Ex List, I was hopeful because I liked the star of the show when she was on Grey's Anatomy, but this show is so annoying I will not watch it again.

A woman who is looking for "the one" goes to a psychic and is told she has to marry by the end of the year or she is doomed to solitude for the rest of her life. What? Excuse me? please.
and to add insult to injury, whoever does costuming for the show should go back to the beach they came from.

The show takes place in San Diego, so I guess their clothes are supposed to scream San Diego beach, instead they say sloppy and uninteresting. I mean for the first part of the episode I watched, the main character was wearing a bikini top that was oddly showing above her tank top. Not in a cool or sexy way. it was just annoying. who dresses like that?

And then the sidekicks, each one more annoying than the last. A few of them had great characters on other shows (American Dreams, Dirt) they are not used well here.

Not good that when I write about this show, the word annoying comes up more often than any other.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Columbus Day Weekend Sale Roundup

Guess retailers are also freaked out about the economy, everything is on sale this weekend -

JCrew has a private sale - 20% off any purchase of $175 or more, use code PRIVATESALEOCT

Active Endeavors is offering 20% off of all new arrivals, use code 1492

Banana Republic is also offering 20% off purchases of $150 0r more with code NEWLOOK

Pink Mascara Logo
is offering 20% off of Black Halo, Loeffler Randall boots, and J Brand Jeans. Holy crap, if you are in need of anything for fall, this would be the time to buy - jeans, boots or hot dresses!
Like these amazing J Brand cords -
J Brand Mid Rise 14

Or these incredibly flattering lovestory jeans -
J Brand Love Story in Oyster

Happy Shopping!