June 29, 2009
The white jeans you see below are Rich & Skinny, and I bought this specific pair from Bluefly.com last summer and I really like them. They run true to size, if a bit small. I took a 27 and they fit great.
If you're ever ordering items from Bluefly.com make sure you do an internet-wide search for codes. It seems as if they run a new promo code almost every week.
Which ensemble will you rock with a moonwalk, Black or White?
June 27, 2009
Many of you have probably witnessed the "Strap Perfect" TV commercials. The little Strap Perfect supposedly conceals bra straps instantly and adds a cup size. I think they may even promise you riches and happiness throughout life, too. I kid, I kid!
Nevertheless, I picked up this little TV infomercial-promoted wonder to give it a try. I paid $9.95 at my local CVS. Bottom line - I hate when my bra straps show and quite a few racerback tanks have recently made their way into my closet - so I figured its worth a try.
June 26, 2009
How about your bank - Break It for approximately $2400 or pay one-tenth with the Save It option?
June 25, 2009
I often check out Gilt when I'm craving some eye candy - and Lorelei delivers. Some of the clutches and handbags are already sold out, but there are some lovelies still left.
Below is just a taste of what is offered at Gilt.com until tomorrow at midnight (June 26). If you need a Gilt.com invite just click here. Have a great day!
June 24, 2009
June 22, 2009
June 20, 2009
I don't frequent Express very often, but this dress is very cute in person, even if you're not 98 pounds like Eva. The dress is still in stores and online and retails for $69.50. It's offered in a variety of colors and sizes. I tried on a size 2 and it fit like a glove. This would be a great pick for work and a nice transition piece for cocktail hour, too!
And...if you're looking to order some Express duds online, the promo code 2541 offers $20 off $50 and $30 off $100. Have a great Saturday!
June 19, 2009
Mike & Chris makes an amazing leather jacket, but it retails for $725...that is unless Hautelook or Gilt is hosting a special. Plus if you're a lover of the animals and would prefer to go with a synthetic material, Silence & Noise's jacket is a very nice option!
So you choose...
Break the bank with the Alexander McQueen dress, Mike & Chris jacket and Christian Louboutin's...massacring your credit card for over $6,000
Save your bank with Forever21's ruffle knit tunic, Silence and Noise jacket and Tahari's Shasta sandals for a much more palatable $250.
June 18, 2009
I used all Laura Mercier for my wedding makeup, and I think LM offers some of best quality cosmetics out there. I especially enjoy their oil-free foundation, tinted moisturizer, concealer, lipstick and lip glace. Oh, and their brushes are great, in my opinion they rival Bobbi Brown and MAC.
Gilt actually has most LM items still in-stock (for now)! But get 'em while you can, I have a feeling most of the items will sell out quickly!
The Laura Mercier sale closes at noon EDT this Saturday, June 20.
If you need an invitation to Gilt, click here!
June 17, 2009
I was searching around this morning on Ebay for these in yellow and instead of wheeling and dealing, I can go right to the source! Nordstroms is always a great spot to double check their online sales rack when a gift card is burning a hole in your pocket! These run pretty true to size, in my opinion.
June 16, 2009
Take a peek at http://www.maccosmetics.com/
Save 25% on all online purchases on MACCOSMETICS.COM. Use offer code SAVE25 at checkout. Offer is valid from June 16 - 18 on orders shipped to United States addresses only. Offer is not applied to Viva Glam products or the purchase of MAC Cosmetics gift and egift cards.
June 15, 2009
Here's just a taste of a few lovely pairs I saw at Target, and none of them are over $30!
Target Shoe Mania by Coley's Closet Cravings on Polyvore.com
June 12, 2009
So, without further adieu, here is your bank, you can either Break it or Save it! The option on the left will set you back over $3,000 while the option on the right totals to approximately $350.
June 9, 2009
Case and point: These are actually from American Eagle; I tried them on today. The inseam is a mere 2". I saw even shorter and much more offensive options outside of AE. I would have to buy these two sizes larger to be able to put them lower on my hips (thus making them "longer") to feel comfortable wearing them anywhere except the pool. AE Favorite Short, $24.95
Case and point: I saw this pair at Nordstroms. Nice length and very appropriate for a casual beach or errand day. The inseam uncuffed is 6", so cuffed would be roughly 4-5". Vigoss Stretch Denim Boyfriend Short, $46
As always, Express runs tons of in-store promos, and if you want to order anything online, use promo code 2541 for $20 off $50 or $30 off $100. I believe this coupon expires 06/30/09.
June 8, 2009
Since the weather is finally cooperating and summer dresses are flying off the shelves everywhere, I wanted to offer up a quick post on maxi dresses. I used to think that vertically challenged ladies couldn't rock a maxi, but I have since changed my mind.
Here are my maxi dress rules:
1) If you are petite, take it easy with the prints and billowy skirts. You'll likely look like the dress ate you for breakfast.
2) If you are busty, make sure your top has thicker straps or is halter based. If you have a large bust and you sport a maxi with thin straps and flowy fabric, people may think your ego is preggo.
3) If you are curvy, maxi dresses are great, as long as they don't attach themselves to your hips/thighs. Although maxis can hide just about anything, they will also show every lump and bump if it's too fitted.
4) If you are tall, make sure the dress is long enough, as in no more than two inches off the ground. You don't want to look like you're watching for a flood.
Here are a few maxis for your Monday enjoyment! I particularly love the orange, ruffle T-bags maxi. And at $157 at net-a-porter, that lovely is a steal.
June 6, 2009
Gap: 25% off all dresses, through tomorrow, June 7.
I wasn't too thrilled with their online selection, but maybe there are cuter finds in-store?
June 5, 2009
Today's featured items are light wash, skinny jeans and black blazers. Outfit #1 (on the left) will assault your credit card for about $2,000 or you could go for option #2, which will run you about $200 all in. Enjoy!
June 4, 2009
I really enjoy this Aqua option from Bloomingdale's. At $88, it's not too steep if it fits well and you can get a good amount of wear out of it. It also has a nice surprise with the great striped lining that adds some interest when you roll up the sleeves. Pair this blazer with distressed, skinny jeans, a slim tank and a statement necklace or a strapless cocktail dress to tone down some frilly formal wear.
Phillip Lim Runway
And for kicks...Blade, Lazer and BLAZER. Thank you Purple Cobras and thank you Dodgeball.
June 1, 2009
Below is just a small sampling of v-neck tees ranging from $8 to $115. My personal fave is James Perse, but at $115 per tee, I simply settle for the American Apparel version!
V-Neck Love by Coley's Closet Cravings featuring Old Navy