Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday!

I thought I would give some holiday gift ideas (and deals) to help you spend your way through this Black Friday.  Happy Shopping!  And, don't forget to grab a little something for yourself. 

Gap Brands including BR, Gap, Old Navy and Piperlime are offering free shipping with $50+. 

Banana Republic - 30% off Sweaters, Outerwear and More! Ends 11/29.

Lambswool Rugby Cardigan - $92.40 (I saw Tina Fey wearing this on 30 Rock and have been craving it ever since)

Starburst Sweater Dress - $92.40

Gap - Online 50% off sweaters, 30% off outerwear.  If you shop in the stores today, sweaters are buy one, get one free.

Striped Ultrafine Turtleneck Sweater - $17.25

Ruffle Trimmed Military Jacket - $68.60

Old Navy - $15 Jeans, $15 Sweaters, 50% off Outerwear.....everything is on sale. Ends 11/28.

Sateen Roll Sleeve Camp Shirt - $20

Floral Applique Tank - $12

Popcorn Knit Mittens - $8

Piperlime - 20% off Rachel Zoe's picks with RZPICKS, today only.

Nude Footwear Paris - $89.99 (pre-discount)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Little Plaid Jersey Top - $148

Sanctuary Tomboy Tencil Twill Pant - $136

J. Crew - Extra 20% off sale and free shipping on orders $150+ with EXTRA20 code.  Through 11/29.

Juliet Tortoise Patent-Leather Midheels - $149.99 (pre-discount)

Wool Cashmere Station Coat - $260 (pre-discount)

Nordstrom - Free Shipping on $100+ with HOLIDAY09 through 12/20

IT Jeans Skinny Starlet - $39.90

Loft - Steals $49 and under and free shipping with $125+ (no coupon needed).

Ann Taylor - 40% off one item and free shipping $150+ with SAVE40. Ends 11/30. 

ShopBop - Spend $300 get $50 off, Spend $500 get $100 off with GIFT4U.  Ends 11/30.

Rarechic - Get 25% off and free shipping with CHIC09.

Steve Madden - 25% off with THANKSGIVING25.

Kate Spade - Free Shipping.

Vineyard Vines - 20% off orders $150+ with TURKEY.  Ends 11/30.

Ralph Lauren Polo Factory Stores - 20% off $150+ with link.  Ends 11/29.

Nine West Outlet - 15% off $65+ with link.  Ends 11/29.$8/doc.html?RAF_TRACK=&

Bloomingdales - 30-40% off select merchandise including handbags and free shipping $300+.

Macys - All kinds of sales and free shipping $99+.

NY&Co. - 50% off everything.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Biker Chic

There are many ways to add leather to your wardrobe without looking like you are headed to a Harley Davidson rally.  My personal favorites are the leather motorcycle and bomber/aviator jackets that toughen up a pair of skinny jeans.  Depending on where you shop, leather (and pleather) jackets can range from $100 to $2,000.  I have scoured the stores to find the perfect styles.  To pull off the trend, I recommend wearing a leather jacket with dark denim and a long tee or sweater that falls slightly below the bottom of the jacket.  If you decide to go with pleather, try to find one that looks like real leather (soft, flexible and not too shiny).

Levi's Capital E "Vintage" Nappa Leather Bomber Jacket - $298

Frenchi Crop Leather Bomber - $168

Victoria's Secret Leather Aviator Jacket - $159

Michael Kors Motorcycle Jacket - $399

Kenna-T Washed Leather Jacket - $452

Fossil Maribelle Bomber - $198

For those budget fashionistas, try checking out your local T.J.Maxx or Marshalls.  I found this Bagatelle jacket at T.J.Maxx for $39.99 (and it is a brand sold at Neiman Marcus)!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Friends and Family at Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor LOFT are celebrating Friends & Family with 30% off any purchase through Nov 22nd.  To use online enter the code FRIENDS and also get free shipping on orders of $100+.  Use this link FRIENDS to get a copy to use in stores.  I especially love some of the holiday styles offered by both stores.  
LOFT Ruffle Shimmer Dress - $98
This dress will get you through all your holiday parties looking adorably chic.

LOFT Sequin Sparkle Tank - $59.50
Sequins are the hottest trend hitting stores this season.  If you aren't daring enough to wear one of the sequin mini dresses that are so popular, try this top instead. 

LOFT Long Clear Bauble Necklace - $34.50
This necklace can spice up any outfit.  Consider wearing with a blouse to work or over a t-shirt with jeans. 

LOFT Cotton Jacket with Ruffle Trim - $89.50
The ruffle dresses up this tailored jacket.  This is another multi-functional piece that can easily transition from day to night.

Ann Taylor Wool Jersey Ruffle Dress - $150
The garnet color makes this dress a festive choice.

Ann Taylor Miranda Kitten Heel Pump - $165
Because every woman needs a little bling in her wardrobe. 

I also love all the new Ann Taylor jewelry so much I just couldn't narrow down my picks.  There is something for everyone!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

It's Raining, It's Pouring

It has been raining steadily for three days now and I am wishing I had a pair of trusty galoshes to keep my feet dry.  Colored rain boots are a modern way to look cute even when its gray outside.  I found a few pairs of pretty boots to brighten up your cloudy days.   

I am sure most have seen the classic Hunter boots that are ever so popular these days.  Hunter wellies come in multiple heights and tons of colors.  Below are my choices (I personally like the glossy styles best for spicing up any outfit).  Hunter boots can be found on just about any shoe website and the prices are fairly standard.  But, if you are looking for a deal there are some older colors/styles on Overstock right now for only $79.99.

Original Gloss in Lava - $115

Original Gloss in Pea Green - $115

Original Gloss in Graphite - $115

Now Hunter isn't the only one making fashionable rain boots these days.  If you are brave enough to go against the masses, I highly recommend the following styles.

Kate Spade Randi - $125

Christian Dior Red Patent Trim Rubber Logo Rainboots - $356

Chooka Tiny Whales - $60

Target Zetta Tall Rainboots - $24.99 (look on the Target website for tons of wallet friendly styles)

The styles below can all be found at where you can receive 20% off everything on the website with code FANDF (Friends & Family sale through 11/15).  A few of the Hunter styles are sold at Bloomingdales so try there first!

Sperry Top-Sider "Pelican" Rain Boots - $68

Burberry Mega Check Rainboot - $195

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Stella & Dot Jewelry

A friend recently told me about a great jewelry company called Stella & Dot.  On the website I found some awesome jewels at unbelieveable prices.  I highly recommend that you put a few on your holiday gift list.  You could even sign up to host a trunkshow at your house or apartment and get some great hostess rewards in return.

There is a lot to choose from but below are my absolute favorites.

Garden Party Chandelier Earrings - $54

Berry Cocktail Ring - $39

Mira Stone Stud Earrings - $39

Kelly Necklace - $89

Lily Flower Ring - $44

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Nordstrom Love

Have I discussed how much I love Nordstrom?  I love the store department design that makes you feel like you are shopping in a series of boutiques rather than a big box retailer.  I adore the customer service and the way the sales people walk around the counter to hand you your shopping bag.  I can also admit that the Nordstrom Bistro is hands down my favorite restaurant at the mall.   Just when I thought I couldn't heart Nordstrom more, they go and have a sale like the Half-Yearly Women's Sale that started today.  Don't be fooled, Nordstrom's sales are not like the liquidation sales at other department stores but they always include some crave worthy items like those below.  If you don't have a store near you consider shopping online where they are offering free shipping on orders of $100+ with HOLIDAY09.