Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Years Sales, Sea Lions and Kiwis

Hi there, long time no see. I did not mean to be gone so long, but with my cold lingering and so much to do I decided to take a little break. I'm finally getting better and we took advantage of that to go see sea lions in Santa Cruz, and I picked kiwis - a lot of kiwis, luckily they ripen very slowly and keep for a long time. So I have some time to figure out what I'm going to do with them...

In the meantime there were all sorts of sales continuing on, like now, for lingerie and pajamas -

There are some great deals.

If you want something to wear for New Years or a winter wedding, at Goldyn all dresses are 30% off, use code NEWYEARS. I like this one -

Strapless Dress with Splattered Diamonds

It's already marked down more than 50%, with the extra 30 it's fantastic!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sale highlights for the week (Apilco, Alexis Bittar, William Rast, Burberry, Carolina Herrera, Yummie Tummie and more)

There are some pretty great looking sales this week, if you have any shopping energy (or cash left)

Monday - PRPS, Carolina Herrera and Alexis Bittar Jewelry at Gilt (I'm really excited about Alexis Bittar, I'm still kicking myself for not buying a pair of earrings the last time this sale came around); Alexander McQueen and Ted Baker footwear at Gilt Men;

Tuesday - Burberry Prorsom and a sale called Artisan Books at Gilt;

Wednesday - William Rast, Ben Sherman and Black Fleece at Gilt Men; Yummie Tummie shapewear at Rue La La; Apilco at Haute Look, great serving dishes, ramekins, all those useful things.

Happy shopping!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

New Years Outfit Options

Another special sale going on - Singer 22 is giving 20% off of order of $350+ with code Santa20 through Dec 22.

Shop Celebrity Fashions at

You could definitely put together an order of that size on that site, there are so many great things! Gifts for everyone, and ahem, don't forget yourself.

This very wearable Geren Ford silk dress is $75! That is insane, it's marked down from $340 -

Geren Ford Silk Gather Neck Dress in Navy

You'd either look great in it, or like a hero when you give it to someone.

Or maybe you are looking for the perfect top for New Years eve, I like this -

Madison Marcus Gilded Silk Tank in Black

New Years was made for sparking tops, if you can't wear it now, then when? And then you can wear it through the rest of the year with a shrunken blazer or cute little cardigan over it.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Weekend sales and gifts (and fast free shipping!)

I feel as though my posts have been lackluster lately, I've been battling a cold which finally came full-on this week rendering me pretty useless. The Hanukkah doughnuts helped, but they could do only so much, Veronica Mars on demand helps even more (Comcast finally did something right)plus the fact that it's Friday. There are so many sales out there, my congested head is spinning. If you have the time and energy to go through them, the department store sales this weekend will probably be very worthwhile. I'm partial to Bloomingdales, but Saks and Barneys also have great sales going.

But if you want to shop from your desk, as I do (cough, sneeze) there are good deals to be had, with free shipping that is lightening fast.

These are fun, are on sale and would make a nice gift -

Gorjana Oxford Tear Earrings in Gold

And what girl isn't going to like getting a pair of these pants -

Juicy Couture Basic Terry Original Leg Pant in Anacapri

Neither is earth shattering, but they are much appreciated. And for the men in your life, this blazer is a good choice -

Howe Personal Jesus Blazer in Caster Grey

Revolve also has a lot of men's Dylan George styles on sale, like these -

Dylan George Boot in Marrick

Lot's more where those came from, click on any of the pictures to get there.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Workout Clothes vs. Hanukkah Celebrating...

Hanukkah is relentless. 8 nights, and at this rate far far more than 8 doughnuts will be consumed. It's a bad sign that halfway through the holiday I have already eaten way more than 4...ick. I'm thinking a lot of exercising will need to go on to make up for this brutal week of doughnut and latke consumption.

I could still take advantage of that Endless deal for a pair or two of sneakers -

FREE Overnight Shipping from

Or check out Athleta for new workout clothes, like these pants -

Shop by Sport: Inhale Pant - Black

My sugar headache is forcing me to go lay down. I'll work out tomorrow...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sale at Endless

One of my favorite sites is having a sale this week, save $25 off order of $100 or $50 off of orders of $200. Sounds good to me! It doesn't apply to all brands but you are still bound to find something great - for yourself or a loved one.

Check out these boots for instance -
Volatile Women's Date Night Knee-High Boot

They are fantastic, and only $65 to begin with. With this great deal you can throw in a new purse and still come out ahead. Or, get a matching pair for your sister. Right Erica?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Best Cashmere Sweater

It is cold here. Not the kind of cold we usually complain about, where it's 50 degrees and drafty. It is seriously cold here, freezing in fact. I had to bring in my plants last night. And all I can think about are warm cozy sweaters. I love this soft and thick cashmere cardigan -

Velvet Cashmere Tyler Wrap in Black

It's got the drapey front I love so much, you can wrap it around yourself like a blanket when you are sitting, or just let it flow. It will make any jeans and tank or tee look amazing, just throw on a great necklace or pair of earrings and you are good to go. This sweater would make a fantastic gift if you are in the market for something like that. Everyone loves cashmere!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Calvin Klein Naked Line

I helped a client buy some beautiful party dresses recently, we also had to make sure she had the right undergarments which can be really tough with some thin jersey or silk dresses. This thong is magic, it both disappears under the clothes, and is comfortable. That would make it the holy grail of lingerie I think -

They are definitely worth checking out. And the line also includes boy shorts and strapless bras, all great things to have in party season.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Body Scrubs

I usually start the week with the sample sales, but to be honest, I wasn't so excited about anything I saw coming up. Instead, I thought I'd post something I have been looking for - a good exfoliant for the shower.

The best would be these Fresh Sugar scrubs -


but they are pretty expensive, and I'm not going to spend $65 on a scrub (but more power to you if you can. The top one is $65, the second one is $48) but I have found that scrubs with sugar in them make my skin incredibly soft.

It's rare that Bliss Labs products look downright reasonable, but they do here (and wouldn't they make lovely gifts?) This is their new one -

or the lovely lemon and sage version -

I checked out the Sephora version of these things and they are cheaper, but for half the amount, making the Bliss version actually cheaper per ounce. I thought that was interesting comparison shopping.

This next brand, 100% Pure, is actually pure - no unrecognizable ingredients and nothing people think may be harmful (like parabens, etc) and it comes in many different fruit 'flavors' AND it's cheaper than all the others. My favorite is this blood orange version -

If you are always looking for natural products it's worth taking a look at their other products as well.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Great Designer Deals and Free Shipping at Yoox

Yoox (designer discount site) is offering free shipping until December 23rd, and they have some fantastic things at great prices. In addition to the Vince sweaters I posted a little while back, (some of which they still have) there are some gorgeous dresses, pants, jewelry, pretty much everything.

I LOVE pretty much anything from Vanessa Bruno, and Yoox has a good number of her designs, like this adorable purple wool dress -

It's perfect for parties, with stockings and black patent platforms, or pair it with tights and silver flats, you can even do a thin turtleneck underneath, tights and boots. This really is a versatile dress.

Yoox also has men's clothing and accessories, there are a lot of good deals for guys as well like this Trovata blazer -

The site can be overwhelming, so best to start with your favorite brands or the item you are looking for, be it a jacket, a skirt or a scarf.

Happy shopping!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A fun sleevless cardigan or sweater vest?

I'm not sure what it is about this vest that makes me want it so badly, the cozy looking collar, the interesting shape, the cozy looking wool, it has them all -

Shae Wrap Vest in Heather Steel

I'm into it.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A little sparkle for everyone

I have another fun piece for you (or as a nice gift for the fashion-lover in your life), this jacket is so cute! I love the swingy shape and the sparkles, -

Jet by John Eshaya Sparkle Baby Blanket Jacket in Black

It would make a great warm layer over your cocktail dress, or for a regular evening out it will dress up your jeans and tank. I do think this is very wearable.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

a cute (andinexpensive) party dress

Did you spend a lot of time and money on gifts for others this weekend? Whether you did or not, it's still nice to get yourself a present, particularly when it's this cute (and well-priced!) -

Free People Ruffled Shift Dress in White or Purple

That A-line shift dress is so cute, and only $65! It's got subtle sparkles, can be worn alone to a party, or make it less party like with a cardigan. Did I mention it's only $65? Oh yeah.