Thursday, November 18, 2010

Online Designer Sale Invites

It's just about time to start shopping for the holidays! Snag some great deals from these online designer sale websites. They carry everything from clothing to to cookware to vacations. Happy Shopping!!

The Sample Sale


Seen On

The Outnet - No invite needed to join




Editors Closet



Beyond the Rack

Also, if you do a lot of online shopping, I highly suggest you join They have hundreds of stores that participate. Click on the stores link through their website and you earn cash back. You can have them send you a check, or connect the account to your paypal account. It is totally free. There is nothing to lose!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wedding Gowns From Retail Stores

Not every bride-to-be can afford Couture. But that doesn't mean they should expect low quality, nor should they sacrifice on style. Mass retailers selling bridal gowns are becoming more and more popular. I believe JCrew jump started the trend. But now you also have Ann Taylor, The Limited, and White House/Black Market among others. These stores are offering affordable and exquisite gowns. Even some who can afford couture may find themselves seeing the dress of their dreams at these stores! My two personal favorites are the top ones here both by The Limited. But all the ones listed here are beautiful, affordable, and elegant.

Romantic Wedding Gown – $298 The Limited
One shoulder Wedding Gown - $298 The Limited

Streamer Gown - $1,800 JCrew
Tadashi Shoji off Shoulder Tiered Chiffon Gown - $428 Nordstrom

Pleated Grecian Gown - $79 Calvin Klein
Briana Silk Gown - $295 Ann Taylor

The Grace Bridal Gown – $498 White House/Black Market
The Audrey Gown - $698 White House/Black Market

Cady Alexa Gown - $750 JCrew

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Face Creams For Cold Weather

Yes, I know this is a shopping and fashion blog, not a beauty blog. But it is my blog and I can write about whatever I want. And I want to write about face creams today.

Cold weather is rough on the skin. I cannot use the same face creams in the summer as in the winter. My skin becomes much drier. I like to use a thick gentle face cream at night when it is cold. Below are creams I have tried and like - with the exception of Hop in a Jar. I have not tried that yet, but have heard nothing but good things. My favorites are La Mer and Nivea. Yes, I realize Nivea is not really a "face cream." But it is nice and thick and moisturizes really well! Honestly, it feels the same as La Mer and is basically all the same ingredients minus their magical sea kelp. And both give me a dewy look. Olay Regenerist is very nice. It goes on very easily and is not as thick as La Mer or Nivea. Same goes for the Mario Bedescu Seaweed Cream. The Ponds Rejuveness cream is not very thick either. But it seems to moisturize my skin really well. I got a sample of it in the mail last week and figured I'd give it a try. So far I really like it. With that being said, my skin has not been exposed to full on winter yet. So I am curious to see if it can keep my face as moisturized as the others when the time comes.

Please note that I recommend these creams for night use. It is important to use a face lotion with SPF during the day time!

Do you have a favorite face cream? Leave me a comment letting us know what you love and why.

*And, just so you know, none of these companies paid me or asked me to review their product. I did not get any free items from them. The Ponds sample was a sample sent in the mail. They did not send it to me knowing I would write about it. :)


Crème de La Mer - $130
Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream - $20

Nivea Cream - $5.97 Walmart
Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream - $22.09

Pond’s Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream - $8.97 Walmart
Hope in a Jar - $38 Sephora

Monday, October 11, 2010

Super Chic Sweater Dresses

Sweater Dresses are a Fall must have. They usually look awesome with a cute pair of boots. And I love pairing them with leggings or a cute pair of tights. Plus they feel super cozy AND are sexy! How great is that!? My favorites below are the dress from Old navy and the one from Tulle. I'm hoping to add them both to my wardrobe! Which ones are your favorites?

Fendi Draped Sweater Dress - $1590 Net-a-Porter
Demure Dazzle Dress - $57.99 Mod Cloth


Pink Tartan Cowl Neck Sweater Dress - $295 Neiman Marcus
Scoopneck Sweater Dress - $66.99 JC Penny

Fever Dress - $74.99 Macy’s
Cowl Neck Belted Sweater Dress - $26.50 Body C

Jacinth Sweater Dress - $148 Anthropologie
Boat Neck Sweater Dress - $39.50 Old Navy

Marilyn Sweater Dress - $39.90 Alloy
4 Button Sweater Dress - $53 Tulle

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bandage Dresses - Take 2

I did a post on Bandage Dresses last year. The bandage dress is still very popular. So I figured I would do another post. Herve Leger still leads the way in Bandage Dress fashion. I think he always will. But right now there are a lot of alternatives out there available at reasonable prices. And there are a lot available at luxury prices. Whatever your budget, there is a HOT bandage dress out there for you.

Herve Leger Contrast-Insert Bandage Dress - $636 The Outnet
Herve Leger Cutout-Back  Bandage Dress - $1050 Neiman Marcus

Herve Leger off the Shoulder Bandage Dress - $1050 Net-a-Porter
XOXO Sweatheart Mini Bandage Dress - $14.99 Macy’s

BCX Banded Dress - $24.99 Macy’s
Candies Colorblock Bandage Dress - $48 Khols

Friends Junior's Sleeveless V-Neck Colorblocked Bandage Dress - $29.99 Sears
Red Bandage Dress - $54 Torrid (Plus Size)

Little Black Bandage Dress - $24.80 Forever 21
BCBG Maxazria One Shoulder Bandage Dress - $278 Tobi

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fun Gray Leggings

Gray leggings are an excellent alternative to a classic black pair. But they are still very versatile and can be worn with almost anything you would wear the black ones with. They are easy to find, but not as easy as the black ones. I feel like gray ones show off more detail though. I plan to buy the Herringbone ones from Forever 21. I love the way they look! I love leggings. They are so comfy!! And I love that I can get away with them at work. We are business casual in my office. So I wear leggings with some really cute dresses I have that would be office appropriate if they were not so short! So I get away with them, thanks to leggings.

Daily Leggings – Victorias Secret $19.50
Lace Trim Leggings – Lane Bryant $29.50 (Plus size)

Soft Knit Leggings - Forever 21 $5.80
Sweater Knit Leggings – Old Navy $14.50

Herringbone Knit Leggings – Forever 21 $6.80
Gauze Leggings - $38 Anthropologie

Morphine Generation Studded Leggings – Blue Fly $76
Blake Leggings – 6126 By Lindsay Lohan $132

Friday, September 10, 2010

Designer Discounts for Fall

Here are some awesome designer items available now for deeply discounted prices! These items are all great for Fall! And they are great for those who love designer items, but can't afford to pay retail. Happy shopping!

Michael Kors Shift Dress – TheOutNet $544.50 (was $1815)
Avril Gau Drop Flap – La Garconne $162.50 (was $325)

Hype Janice Cross Body Tote – SmartBargains $69.97 (was $295)
Cole Haan Halsley Straw Pouch – Neiman Marcus $35 (was $78)

Carmen Marc Valvo Carmina Sunglasses – SmartBargains $29.98 (was $125)
BCBG Hobo – 6pm $143.40 (was $478)

Hayden Cashmere Sweater – Bluefly $89 (was $240) many colors available
Report Celine Heels – 6pm $35 (was $165) also available in Gold

2 deals to buy now for next summer!

Badgley Mischka Bathing Suit Coverup – Bluefly $144 (was $240)
C&C California Strapless Dress – SmartBargains $19.97 (was $118)