Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Piperlime Sale

Piperlime has a great sale and amazingly if you order by 3 pm today you can get your delivery in time for Christmas.  Pretty wonderful!  I was surprised to see so many great pieces in the sale section. 

Trovata Marin Cotton Shirting Dress - $114.99. Great with or without a belt.  Pair with skinny jeans or leggings. 

BCBGMAXAZRIA Mitra Single Button Tuxedo Jacket - $224.99.  A gorgeous blazer that would look fabulous over a black dress or with black skinny pants. 

Smitten V-Neck Cardigan with Satin Pocket - $99.99.  The perfect cozy cardi.

Joe's Jeans Chelsea Stretch Ponte Ankle Zip Pants - $109.99.  Try these with the blazer above.

Gorjana Somerset Disc Earrings - $29.99.  So pretty and versatile.

BCBGirls Petler - $109.99

Wishing a very Merry Christmas to all!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Don't Panic, There's Still Time..... get a great gift by 12/24! 

Banana Republic's Holiday Sale started today so shop now for up to 40% off.  Shhh....she doesn't have to know you bought it on sale, I promise I won't tell!  Free shipping for card holders with MYCARD.  For non-card holders, add something from Piperlime to your order and you too can get free shipping.

Ruffle-Bib Plaid Shirt - $49.99.  A great way wear plaid without the frumpy lumberjack effect.  I recommend ditching the beret. 

Tiered Pleated Dress - $99.99.  An adorably fun LBD. 

Leather Studded Clutch - $99.99

Piperlime Jessica Simpson Rosanna Boot - $99.99.  I know I featured these boots before but now that I own a pair, I can attest to how great they are.  These boots can be worn under or over jeans and they are so comfortable.  I can admit they run a little big but I opted to go with my normal size and just wear thicker socks.

Target is offering free shipping with orders $50+.

Black Women's Belted Cowl Neck Sweater Dress - $29.99.  Comes in a variety of colors.

Journee Collection Slouchy Microsuede Boots - $36.99.  Almost identical to the Steven Madden version at a fraction of the price.

Tory Burch has free 2-day shipping through Monday. 

Besa Cashmere Tunic - $177.  So pretty and comfortable.

Patent Reva Ballerina Flat - $195.  You can't go wrong with a classic.

Tiled Teardrop Clutch - $225.  Love this beauty.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Last Minute Gifts

Hopefully by now you have made a serious dent in your holiday shopping list.  But, in case you are having trouble finding the perfect gift for your sister, girlfriend, wife, mother or friend, I have a few suggestions that may make your shopping a little easier. 

Nine West Husky Over-the-Knee Boot - $104.30 (an amazing price, plus you get free standard shipping and if you order by 12/17 you can get the standard shipping in time for Christmas).  These boots are so comfortable and look great over tights, skinny jeans or leggings.

Martin + Osa Long Cashmere Gloves - $24.75 (use code 33334086 for an additional 25% off and free shipping).  Long gloves are a perfect match for 3/4 length coat sleeves.  These soft beauties come in many different colors and the price is just right.

Victoria's Secret Fireside Long Jane Pajama - $39.50 (use VSSAVE15 for additional 15% off through 12/15)  I couldn't resist adding these comfy PJs in a variety of colors/patterns. 

Piperlime Melie Bianco Stripped Sequin Clutch - $49 (free shipping on Piperlime orders).  A sequin clutch is a closet essential, plus if you give it for Christmas then your favorite lady will have a great accessory for NYE. 

Anthropologie Danver Necklace - $48.  A beautifully detailed necklace to dress up any outfit.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Infinity Scarf

The infinity scarf is the perfect gift for any woman this holiday.  These scarves are warm and snuggly and you don't have to bother with figuring out how to tie them.  If you need a last minute gift idea, I don't think you can go wrong with one of these.

Echo Double Infinity Scarf - $48

Roxy 'Glow' Cable Knit Infinity Scarf - $28

Limited Shaker Infinity Scarf - $19.99-$23.70 depending on the color.

Bop Basic Thick Knit Infinity Scarf - $68

Friday, December 4, 2009

Instant Updates on a Budget

I am always looking for ways to update my wardrobe without spending a lot of money (or energy), especially during the holiday season when I am shopping for all the other important people in my life.  I have come up with a few quick fixes that can get you through those "I hate everything in my closet days." 

Shoe Clips
Take any pair of heels or ballet flats and add a shoe clip to get an instantly hip (and expensive looking) style.  You could buy one set of clips and wear them with multiple pairs of shoes.  The Shoeworthy website has some beauties and most are only $25 a pair.  My favorites are the Flora Red, Goldilocks Element, Rhinestone Blossom and Black Pearl Bow.  Also, check out Absolutely Audrey.  If you get sick of wearing it on your shoes you could clip onto a coat lapel instead.

Shortening Jeans or a Skirt
If you are like me, you probably have two categories of denim in your closet - the pairs you keep a few inches longer to wear with heels and those you shorten to wear with flats.  I recommend that when you get bored of your high heel denim, have them shortened to wear with flats.  I recently did this with a few pairs and it instantly felt like I had a brand new wardrobe.  Most tailors in my area charge $10 to shorten jeans which is a steal compared to buying a whole new pair!  You could do the same with a skirt by taking a longer knee-length pencil skirt and have it shortened into a mini that would look great with tights.

Take an older jacket or sweater and replace the buttons with newer styles.  You will be surprised to see what a difference buttons make.  For instance, take an old pea coat with solid buttons and replace with gold ones for a military inspired look.  If the thought of sewing makes you uneasy, bring to a tailor for a cheap fix (NYC tailors charge $2/button).  Craft stores like JoAnn Fabrics and Michaels have a wide variety.  Also, check out my favorite - Etsy and search for buttons, or if you live in NYC go to Tender Buttons.

Accessories are an easy way to update any old outfit.  There are so many places you can buy cheap jewelry, belts and scarves.  For jewelry look to H&M, Forever 21, Francesca's Collections, Soho Accessories, J.Crew Outlets, or my personal favorite - the NYC street vendor selling $5 earrings. 
Forever 21 Pearl Collar - $15.90

If you are looking for a new belt to spice up a dress or top, look to NY&Co., Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, and Nordstrom BP (in stores they have lots of belts).

NY&Co. Wide Croc Stretch Belt - $13.96

For scarves I recommend Target, Urban Outfitters, Old Navy, Nordstrom BP, and Alloy.

Old Navy Floral Print Scarf - $12.50

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Invest in Style

Hope everyone survived the crazy shopping weekend.  While scouring the stores for winter fashion, I discovered a plethora of adorable vests available this winter.  I particularly like the sweater vest variety that is best worn over a ribbed tank, cotton blouse, scoop neck tee, or even a turtleneck (yes, Mom, I said turtleneck).  It isn't too late to ask Santa to add a vest to your list!

Splendid Drop Needle Cashmere Vest - $119.99

Topshop Knitted Waistcoat - $60

Joie Karakara Sweater Vest - $149

Rugby Wool Jersey V-Neck Vest - $54.99

Smitten Button Front Three Pocket Sweaterdress - $135