Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Huge Shoe and Bag Sale

Now is a great time to look for sandals if you are still in the market, Piperlime is having a big sale. They also have summer bags on sale, this is a cute one -

Women's handbags: Melie Bianco Mod Bag - White/black

I like a tote to carry in my hand or a cross body strap in the summer when it's too hot to have a bag right under my arm. I also love white these days.

I also like these cute red sandals, marked down to $60 -

Women's shoes: Lovely People Fiona - Red patent

There are many more where those came from...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Weekend Sales

Gilt Group is having some great sales over the weekend, on Saturday they have Valentino, Oscar De La Renta,Caroline Herrera as well as some great contemporary designers - Vera Wang Lavendar, Vivienne Tam, and D&G Dolce and Gabbana. They are also having a CFDA sale for kids. Should be a great weekend for checking out Gilt. In the meantime don't miss the sale going on today - James Jeans, Rachel Leigh jewelry, Marc by Marc Jacobs and some other good ones.

At White House Black Market - $20 off Your Merchandise Purchase of $80 or more at White House Black Market. Enter Code 8867 at Checkout. Offer Valid 06.22.09 to 07.05.09. Valid Online Only.

And this cute clutch is only $29.99, a fun painless purchase for the summer:


It's great retail therapy and can add something to your outfits whether it's a casual day out or something a little more dressy.

Cheaper than Williams Sonoma...

I just made a discovery - William's Sonoma has these great silicone cooking utensils and like everything else, are kind of expensive, as is shipping. I was poking around on Amazon the other day and I found these (which means free shipping -because how can you not order $25 worth of stuff?)

Check them out -

And this brilliant bowl scraper that only Crate and Barrel have, and in white -

And really cute spatulas that would make nice little gifts -

Thursday, June 25, 2009

SIlver Sneakers

A client and friend has been asking about silver shoes for a while, she doesn't love the more delicate flats I wear (or the hardware I like on the toes) so I wanted to find a few pairs I thought she and others would like -

These are cute, and alot like the Lanvin sneakers Michelle Obama has been seen in (although these are a 5th of the price):

Royal Elastics Women's Queen Silver Sneaker

These Puma sneakers also come in silver:

PUMA Women's Crete Sheen Sneaker

These Puma's come in a silver/light blue color combo that looks great, and they have been marked down to $36.95:

PUMA Women's Espera Pearlized Sneaker

I love these Superga sneakers, they come in silver also:

Superga Women's Rimini Sneaker

I think the last one might be my favorite. I do love Superga.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hostess Gift Ideas

I have some trouble, even as a professional shopper, figuring out exactly what to bring as a "hostess gift." Take this past weekend for example, Greg and I went down to San Diego to visit a friend and meet her baby while she was visiting her mom (otherwise she lives very far away) and I had no idea what to bring them beyond the baby gift. I think something like this cute measuring cup set would make a lovely gift for a house you are visiting:

Nigella Lawson 4-pc. Measuring Cup Set, Blue

They come in several colors so you can choose according to the recipient's taste.

A beautiful cookbook is also a great gift idea, something special like one of these -

Of course if you can plan in advance, homemade jam, cookies or bread (or anything else you'd want to prepare) would make a perfect gift.

Have fun!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Wedding Dress in the Hangover

We saw the Hangover last night, I can't believe how funny it is! I mean really really funny. Of course something I noticed was the clothes and the bride at the end was wearing a wedding dress (duh, tends to happen at a wedding...). I thought at first it was a Vera Wang my sister tried on in her wedding gown search, but silly me, turns out to be something I tried on - an Amsale gown which is the same brand I wore. This one is also a strapless, but with a sweetheart neckling and an A-line skirt, along with a sash.

The pictures I snagged are not so great, sorry...

So while I the role of the bride was very minimal, the dress certainly stood out.

Monday, June 22, 2009

This Week's Sale Roundup (Calvin Klein, Yigal Azrouel, Rafe, Thakoon and many more)

Today is my birthday! I am 32 today, I can't believe I'm that old. We had a lovely weekend in San Diego with our friends, and the new baby we went to meet was absolutely adorable. It was all-baby all the time so I have to confess I did not think much about shopping, but there are always sample sales to report. Here they are for the week:

Friday - Alice Ritter, James Jeans and Hunter Boots (the good rain boots, great thing to buy to prepare for future seasons)

Wednesday - Halston, Nambe

Monday - Cosabella

Friday, June 19, 2009

Packing for a weekend by the pool

Greg and I are heading down to San Diego for the weekend to visit a friend and meet her baby, and sit by the pool and relax. I'm so excited about this trip and I've been thinking about what I would pack all week.

Definitely a colorful summer dress like the ones I posted yesterday, but what would I wear by the pool? I love jersey dresses (not a new thought, I've definitely said it before) because I throw them on over my swim suit at the pool, and could also wear it out for dinner. I like the pattern on this Rachel Pally fabric -

Rachel Pally Maribel Halter Dress in White & Midnight Sunburst

This dress has a great color and a shape that would work for pretty much everyone -

Rachel Pally Charlotte Dress in Baltic

I think 2 jersey dresses, a bikini, a pair of flip flops and 1 pr sandals are all I will need for this weekend. Maybe Greg and I can even share a suitcase!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cute Trina Turk Summer Dresses (on sale of course)

A friend texted me last week to see if I'd seen any cute summer dresses around, these Trina Turk dresses are really cute and marked down 50% -

Trina Turk Nanna Plaid Dress in Tomato

I love the bright colors, it would look great on it's own, or throw on a little denim jacket to tone down the color a bit.

I also like this one -

Trina Turk Kendsington Zebra Halter Dress in Black

The shape of the two dresses are very different, but both work on a lot of different body types.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Jill Stuart Sandals on Sale

A few months ago lucky Magazine showed a pair of Jill Stuart peep toe sandals in bright orange and grey, and I LOVED them. But as usual, they never seemed to make them (this has happened to me before when I love something in Lucky, annoying) but they did seem to make them in neutral shades, and they are still pretty awesome -

Jill Stuart Footwear Madelina Pump in Nude

and it's on sale. These will look fantastic with the jeans I posted yesterday, or a cute summer dress. or a jean skirt. OK, with pretty much anything.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

30% off Denim at Goldyn (Kasil, 575, Radcliffe, Fidelity, Joe's and more)

Goldyn, a Denver boutique, is offering 30% off all their denim and they have a great selection. These Kasil jeans were over $200 and are now $86. Insane -

Aubrey Lightweight Trousers

These awesome Kasil trouser jeans are also marked down to $86-

Sullivan Trousers

These 575 Tucker straight leg jeans are a great light wash for summer, they remind me of the jeans Cameron Diaz has been photographed in lately -

Trucker Straight Leg Light Wash

There are many more options, including shorts, both short ones and knee length.

Monday, June 15, 2009

This Week's Sale Roundup (Theory, Tory Burch, Trovata, Vera Wang, William Rast and many more...)


Tuesday - Trovata, Richard Chai, Diane von Furstenberg shoes and luggage, James Perse for men. Trovata makes fantastic clothes, so fantastic in fact that they are in news these days because they are suing Forever 21 for copying their designs exactly. I guarantee the originals are better.

Thursday - Geren Ford, Lulu Frost, Laura Mercier cosmetics, Richard Chai men's and 2(x)ist - men's underwear (including shaping t-shirts)

Monday - Tory Burch

Tuesday - William Rast Jeans (I'm very excited about this one...great deals on great denim)

Wednesday - Theory for men and women and Tretorn - I loved Tretorn's in high school, they come in great colors and would be a really fun casual shoe to wear with jeans this summer.

Wednesday - Lewis Cho and Mara Hoffman, I love these brands, really cute contemporary designs.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Graduation outfits

On Friday my sister becomes a doctor. Kind of crazy, and very exciting. So, I'm going back to Chicago for another fun event and of course what that means is - a new outfit, or at least a plan for one. A lot of people are going to graduations these days and here are a couple of ideas for a nice graduation outfit, not too nice mind you. These are not black tie affairs.

My first one - I like this cute denim dress,

Aristocrat Valentina Dress in Cymberline

I think it has an adorable shape and it's very wearable, it will not hang in your closet much this summer. My most-frequently worn clothes end up tossed on a chair most of the time between wearings, why put it away when you will want it again in 2 days? It drove my parents crazy when I was a kid and now my husband has to deal with it. oh well.

The thing about the dress though, is that it needs a little oomph, and this necklace by Twinkle will certainly give it a playful edge -

Twinkle by Wenlan Oz Necklace

But there is of course another option -

Lotta Stensson Ruffle Knee Length Dress

It's a jersey dress with a cute ruffle which comes in a rainbow of fruit flavors - red, purple, white, etc. It's on sale for half off, making it an even better purchase. I find these easy to wear jersey dresses perfect for summer, you can roll them up and toss them in a suitcase and they work perfectly, you can throw them over a bathing suit or wear them to a morning graduation - perfection in my book. Everything should be that versatile.

This one would probably work just as well with the Twinkle necklace, or with something more delicate like this -

Gorjana Double Tinsley Necklace in Gold

Throw on some flat sandals and use a cute little bag and you are good to go.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I'm so excited...I just can't hide it - 7 Jeans at Rue La La today!

Yes, I quoted the Pointer Sisters. Does that date me? or age me? Oh well. I am so excited about the 7 For All Mankind sale at Rue La La today. See, I'm actually writing this Tuesday night (last night for anyone reading this) and worried I might actually have trouble sleeping because I really, and I mean REALLY hope they have this one particular kind of jean for a crazy cheap price.
7 For All Mankind Crissy High Waist Bell in Cali
I love them. LOVE. Have I made my point? Just checking. I tried them on a while back at Saks, and while on sale, were still pretty expensive. But I have kept looking...the high waist is perfect, the wash is an ideal casual look. It's just a great pair of jeans.

***Just to update anyone who might be interested - they DID have these jeans, and for $99, a fantastic deal considering they started at $245! And even though I had an early meeting which caused me to log in almost 2 hours after the sale started, I managed to snag a pair in my size. Still excited...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Inexpensive Sandal of the week - Oh Deer Dita wedge

I found another sandal that I love, this one a wedge with a great cutout design over the toes -

Oh Deer! Dita Black

I love that the design is at the front of the foot, with the curve of the strap around the foot it's going to look gorgeous on. Better yet, it's at overstock so it's a really great price.

Monday, June 8, 2009

This week's sales (7 for all Mankind, Zac Posen, Laila Azhar, Moschino, Wendy Mink, Vena Cava...)

Lot's of great sales this week, the highlights (for links click on name of site) -

at Gilt:

Monday - Zac Posen, Tracy Reese, Moschino Cheap and Chic, Judith Leiber

Tuesday - Laila Azhar, Olivia Harris

Wednesday - Y Yigal, Sergio Rossi,

Thursday - Wendy Mink, Vena Cava, Acne Jeans, Gryphon, AKA

Monday - Park Vogel!!! (I love these t-shirts)

Monday - all kinds of things for dad (father's day is coming!)

Tuesday - Elie Tahari

Wednesday - 7 for all Mankind for men and women (this sale is definitely not to be missed!)

Thursday - Victorinox

Monday - C and C tshirts and Treesje bags (This one looks great!)

Tuesday - Cosabella

Wednesday - Geren Ford, Adina Reyter

Thursday - Edun for men and women (the green clothing line started by Bono of U2)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Men's and Women's Underwear Sale

Bare Necessities

Big sale at Bare Necessities this weekend. Lots of great stuff included like Wacoal and Natori bras, men's underwear is included as well.