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Archive for October, 2010

Militant Shopping

Many of you have heard me say my motto more than once, “never pay retail.”

This rings especially true for trends.  Trends are great and I fall in love with quite a few, but this doesn’t mean that we have to pay top-dollar for high fashion.

One of my favorite trends this fall has been the Military Tote.  Check out this great one from Lucky:

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Now, while the cost is $149, I could certainly search out online coupons or simply wait until it goes on sale.

But, not unlike a lot of you (I suspect), I am impatient and want it now.  Especially before the trend goes out of style.

So, I simply looked around (never underestimate the power of the Google shopping tab) and found this steal from Target:

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Take the extra step, shoppers.  Comparison shopping is too easy these days, you can’t afford NOT to!

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Hollywood Style…On The Rocks

How is it that celebs always look so effortlessly cool?

I think I may have found an answer in Rockstar Sushi – a designer line now available to the rest of us at Nieman Marcus.

This line gained popularity among stars like Halle Berry with its signature biker-inspired pieces.  It’s cool enough to be casual, but hot at the same time – with a few pieces under $100 (for those of us on a budget)!  Check it out here.

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Celeb-Inspired Looks, 70% off Jeans!

While many online sites have a section dedicated to celeb-inspired looks, Singer22.com is dedicated to fashions worn (and designed) by our favorite fashion-forward “celebutauntes.”

On that note, Singer22 just launched Nicole Richie’s “Winter Kate” line: “a full line of apparel and accessories with a vintage yet classic aesthetic. The collection is inspired by timeless prints and shapes, beautiful paisley and florals.”

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You can search by other designers, celebrities, category and trend.  While many pieces are above $100, this is a great place to grab inspiration…or better yet, hit the SALE PAGE for up to 90% off!

Check out these great J Brand jeans at 70% off!

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No More Plastic Masks

There are some really great Halloween costumes out there!  Admittedly, when I think about discount department store costumes I revert to the classic plastic masks for kids costumes only, but those are now seemingly a thing of the past.

There are some surprisingly detailed costumes at Kmart -not just for kids, but for adults/couples, too!   All at 30% off.

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In addition to these, they have TONS for under $20 (leaving some extra change for some extra candy!)

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Sneak a deal from Saks Off 5th BEFORE the general public.

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Payless for Fall Boots

While great shoes are something generally worth splurging on, let’s take a moment to give high-priced (but not high-fashion) footwear the boot for a moment.  I’ve found some surprisingly stylish selections on fall boots at none other than Payless!

Here are a few deals on the 3 boot essentials for 2010:

The Flat Boot: easy, comfortable, perfect with leggings

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The Slouch Boot: Hot with jeans, a skirt or wrap dress

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The “Shootie”: Is it a shoe?  Is it a bootie?  It’s both, and it’s fabulous.

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I think they’ve really stepped it up for fall with these!

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Meet Today Show style editor Bobbie Thomas

bobbie-thomas-hi-resJoin Bobbie Thomas, renowned fashion stylist and Today Show contributor as she unveils the new Liz Claiborne fall collection available exclusively at JCPenney with a runway fashion show.  Bobbie Thomas will showcase fall’s most stylish trends and share her fashion tips, tricks and Hollywood secrets!  After the runway presentation, Bobbie will provide fashion advice and answer audience questions.

JCPenney – Town Center Mall
400 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, Georgia

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Fashion Show: 6:00pm

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Cool it Down with a Cardigan

As we think about fall fashion, one of the items that is topping trend reports nationwide is a classic wardrobe staple – the cardigan.  They’re coming back in full force this year in various fabrics and shades.

I love a great cardigan…dress it up, dress it down, wear it open, wear it closed…just wear it!  I happened to find some great deals on several quality ones in the Belk online clearance section.  Remember, these will wear in multiple seasons for years to come!

Fever Ribbed Trim $39.99 sale (reg. $58.00)

Fever Ribbed Trim $39.99 sale (reg. $58.00)

Cha Cha Venti Plus Sized Striped $29.99 (reg. $44.00)

Cha Cha Venti Plus Sized Striped $29.99 (reg. $44.00)

New Directions Ruffle $31.99 (reg. $46.00)

New Directions Ruffle $31.99 (reg. $46.00)

Gone are the days of the heavy knits and buttons from the 80’s, there are now so many to choose from (thank goodness!)

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Your Perfect Shoe

Here’s a really cool site I came across and just had to share.

Ever been shoe-shopping and like the heel of one shoe, but the color of another?  Ever thought, “I wish I could just design my own shoe…” ?  Well, your dreams may have just come true – check out www.ShoesOfPrey.com.  You choose the style, heel height, fabric, detailing and more, creating your very own design.

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The prices definitely reflect that of a custom-made shoe (ballet flats start at $180, heels around $220 & up), but the individualized craftsmanship and materials used (fine leather, etc.) justify it.

After all, can you really put a price on your very own dream shoe?

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