Archive for the 'Shopping' Category

31
Aug
08

Purple & Ombre – Two more trends that go well together

If you flip though any fashion magazine these days they will tell you Purple is the IT color for Fall 08. I’m on board with that. I love a deep jewel tone to balance out the sometimes dreary weather and just as dreary colored clothes that appear in Fall.

Imagine my surprise as I was surfing Targaayy (Target for you regualr folks…LOL) when I came upon some cool (and cheap) Purple items. Many of them included two other trends you know I love patent and Ombre. So I figured I would share them with you because I love to help people look stylish and if it can be done cheaply all the better ;).

Purple & Ombre

Xhilaration® Ombre Satchel – Purple (Small $16.99

Xhilaration® Ombre Tote Bag – Purple $19.99

Women’s Mossimo® Deann Ombre Patent Flats – Purple $13.99

Purple lovers only

Jasmine Small Bag – Deep Purple $16.99

Richard Chai for Target® Colorblock Tie Dress – Passion Purple $44.99

Richard Chai For Target® Printed Broken-Stripe Trench Coat – Purple/ Ebony $44.99

Loving a bargain myself I ordered the Ombre Satchel and the Jasmine Small Bag.

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27
Aug
08

Review of Heidi Montag’s 2nd Clothing Line “Heidiwood”

It sucks….LOL….OK OK I’ll expand on that.

I’m not Heidi Montag fan. I don’t watch the show “The Hills” that she is on and I only know her name because all the gossip and fashion blogs talk about her. So this morning when I was watching The View on TV (yep I’m one of those people who watches The View) and she was on I knew who she was but didn’t care. As I was about to mute the TV they said she would be showing pieces from her Heidiwood line. Curious about another celebrity clothing line I decided not to mute the TV just yet.

Well the preview of Heidiwood began on The View stage and just as I suspected it sucked. It looked unoriginal, boring, trashy and cheap. In the silhouettes, there was nothing new or creative. The colors were mostly black and dark grey with one bubble gum pink shirt and one teal blue shirt thrown in. In the choice of length for the dresses, skirt and shirts you got short or short. And in looking at pictures of the clothing close up the fabric looked cheap and unfinished. It reminded me of the clothing they use to carry in G&G or Joyce Leslie when I was younger (Any of you out there who remember those stores?…LOL). This line is the disposable underwear version of clothing. You would wear it once, and I’m hoping whoever does it will do it only on Halloween, and then throw it away. As further proof of my opinion check these outfits out called “Heart Breaker” and “Signature Required“:

And I wasn’t the only one who thought so. New York Magazine describes the line as “It was bad. So bad…….The stuff was the complete opposite of flattering.Stylelist said about the line “Her second collection is out now, and it’s just as trashtastic as the first!….Truly, it looks like any broke, generic college girl’s wardrobe.“. ThinkFashion said this about the clothing line: “The clothes are terrible. Heidi’s line is a combo of trashed-up stripperwear and beachy-blah t’s and minis – a strange mix, but nothing we don’t see every Saturday when we hit the Old Navy then follow up with a lap dance at the local strip bar.” I couldn’t agree more.

My favorite line to describe the celebuline was from ThinkFashion. They wrote “but from a style standpoint, Heidiwood skankwear is not coming within
10 feet of our precious closet space…unless, of course, we’re seeking a
career change.
” I have to concur with WHOLE HEARTEDLY…..And just to reassure you all I’m not changing careers 😉

If after all this wonderful praise you still want to check the celebuline out for yourself: Click Here.

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27
Aug
08

Ombre Pumps for sale

I was browsing as I do EVERYDAY…LOL…NET-A-PORTER.COM and saw these light green Ombre Patent Leather Pumps by Rubert Sanderson on sale for $357 (down from $595). I really can’t wear heels any longer but for one of you who can I think they could be a nice addition to your Fall ’08 wardrobe. Any takers?

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20
May
08

Net-A-Porter.com is having a sale and these are my picks….You should check the sale out

I was surfin Net-A-Porter.com and realized they were having a sale. There were several things I liked but none in my size :(. The few pieces that I really liked were also not my size but maybe they will be yours ;). Enjoy & happy shopping.

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18
May
08

Grab a 6 pack and your Flip Flops…You gotta see this

I was surfing when I came upon these Flip Flops:

Reef Fanning $46.00

Details

  • Water friendly synthetic nubuck upper
  • Compression molded ethyl vinyl acetate footbed
  • Functional bottle opener on bottom of sole
  • Rubber outsole

They have a FUNCTIONAL BOTTLE OPENER ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SOLE!!!

You will never again be at a loss for a bottle opener.
I just think this is such a cute idea……LOL 😀

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18
May
08

Friends, Romans, Countrywomen & Sex and The City lovers lend me your Ears

Gladiator sandals are everywhere these days. On Celebrities, in the Fashion Mags and even in Blogs 😉 To be honest I really haven’t liked this type of shoe. I thought it cut a woman’s leg off, disturbing the line from her shin to her foot. For those of us 5’4″ and under, that could make us look even shorter. I also didn’t like all the straps over the foot. I thought it looked too busy and distracting. Take for example Sarah Jessica Parker’s feet in the promo picture from the Wedding scene in the “Sex and the City” movie coming out at the end of May 2008.

I just hate those shoes with the Wedding Dress!! I like funky and unusual. And as some of you might know, I have a deep love and respect for Particia Fields (If you don’t know, you can read about it here). But these shoes with this dress DO NOT work for me :-& .

Having said all those negative things about Gladiator shoes, I came upon a few yesterday on Piperlime.com that I really like. They aren’t too strappy across the top of the foot and I think they cut the disturbance of your leg line to a minimum.

Bettye Muller Baccarat regular price $420.00 sale price $335.50

DV by Dolce Vita Carnival-30 $65.00

Nine West Rossinis $79.00

Via Spiga Undo $165.00

I’m seriously considering getting one of these pair of Gladiator sandals. Since sandals are all I wear these days, I at least like to get ones that are fashionable.

PS If you plan on visiting my eBay store, take note that I will be posting a bunch of new Shoes by Friday May 23. Stay tuned 🙂

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17
May
08

IS INTERNET WINDOW SHOPPING HARMFUL?

I found this blog post which I think is interesting. The post is called “Is Internet Shopping Harmful?”

I personally think it isn’t harmful but then I’m in the group of people that call Shopping “Retail Therapy” to coat in an air of self-help rather than admit to the addiction it may really be :/ . So is it a waste of time….probably but so are many things (TV, Video Games….ect). The above blog writer is correct when she says “at the end of it [Internet window shopping]; all you’re left with is an empty closet!”

How do you feel about Internet Window Shopping?

Also what do you think is a good term for Internet Window Shopping? It seems long and could use a better name. I’ve read “Screen Shopping” which is good name for it. I thought WISH might be a good name for it. WISH standing for Window Internet Shopping Habit and also the Wishing you get to own the products you see as you surf. But maybe you guys can come up with something better. Lemme know your ideas.

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17
May
08

Ombre and Sequins

I came across this dress while Screen Shopping (the Internet version of window shopping 😉 ) at Neiman Marcus. It joins too ideas sequins and Ombre.



Sequined Ombre Dress Was $550 Now on Sale: $385

You know how I feel about Ombre (If not read this blog) but I’m not sure if I like Ombre and Sequins? So I put it out to you readers. What do you think?

Yes this is a good combination. Ombre looks good in everything
No this is a hideous combination. Anything sequined is Bad.
No this is a hideous combination. Anything Ombre is Bad.

Leave me a comment below and/or Take this survey.
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14
May
08

Ombre & Patent Leather – Two Trends that go well together

I’ve noticed for awhile that Ombre has become a trend this year. I really like this trend. I think I really became aware of it and how much I liked it when I saw Gwen Stefani’s wedding dress by John Galliano for Dior back in 2002.

Before I left for vacation I bookmarked several Ombre items I found that I liked but I’ll post some of those another time. This post is about some items I recently found that incorporate the Ombre trend with another popular trend I like Patent Leather.

Bloomingdales

Bloomingdales showed an Ombre and Patent Leather bag by Maxx in their recent catalog.

Maxx New York Women’s Degradé Ombre Large Tote Bag – $198
Comes in Purple as well.

Also at Bloomingdale’s was this bag by L.A.M.B (seems Gwen likes the Ombre trend in things other than Wedding Dresses)

L.A.M.B. Manchester Ombre Patent Leather Tote – $495

The above bags can be yours with a 20% discount by using the code FLOWER now thru May 21st at Bloomingdales.com.

But Bloomingdales is not the only place offering items combining these two trends. Some of my other favorite shopping sites have some cool Patent and Ombre items. Enjoy!

Nordstrom

Elliott Lucca Ombré Patent Leather Tote – $298
Comes in black as well.

BCBGirls ‘Edith’ Pump – $97.95
Comes in Dove & Black as well



Stuart Weitzman ‘Degdais’ Pump – was: $255 Now: $169.90

Comes in Coal as well

Zappos

RSVP Dinda Ombre Patent Leather Peep Toe Pumps – $65.00
Comes in Blue, Ivory & Pink as well.

Lodis Romano Ombre Primadonna Wallet – $176
Comes in Azure & Fuschia as well. There is also a smaller wallet with Gusset that come in the same colors for $129.

Target


Mossimo Deann Ombre Patent Flats – $19.99
Comes in Purple and Gray as well.

Mossimo® Darby Ombre Peep-Toe Pumps – $24.99
Comes in Purple and Gray as well.

Topshop

Patent Ombre T Bar Shoe – Was 55.00 Now: 35.00 pounds
Comes in Gray as well.

Update: For Fall 08 Ombre is combined with Purple for a unique twist on the trend. Read about it here: Purple & Ombre – Two more trends that go well together

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23
Mar
08

It’s Easter and you need a cheap cute dress to go to your Mom’s or future Mom-in-law’s House? Look Here

Ackkk….So you just woke up, realized it is Easter, you have a family dinner to go to later and you have nothing to wear :o. You need something cute to wear to impress a Mother-In-Law (either soon to be, hope to be or already are), a Mother or just so your Mother won’t nag you ;). And if it is cheap that would be an added bonus. Here are a few suggestions that should be in the stores for you to pick up:

 

Target

 

 

Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Toile Print Dress – Silver Birch : $39.99

I saw this dress in person when I was at my local Target® and I liked it even better in person. 

Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Camelot Dress – Fresh Lavender : $39.99

Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Seersucker Dress – Navy/ White : $39.99

Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Gingham Dress – Fresh Lavender : $39.99

Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Printed Net Party Dress – Navy Voyage : $44.99

 

The Gap

 

Pleated pastel shirt dress: Dresses | $33.99 ONLY in SZ L & XL

 

Banana Republic

 

Floral-print jersey dress: dresses sale | Banana Republic – $49.99

 

 

Silk pleated dress: dresses sale | Banana Republic – $59.99 ONLY SZ 14 & 16

 

 

Macy’s

 

 

A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz Cap-Sleeve Shirtdress Orig. $198.00 Was $58.99 Now $35.39

 

 

Tahari by ASL Lantern-Sleeve Dress Orig. $128.00 Was $39.99 Now $23.99

 

 

Charter Club Roll-Tab-Sleeve Belted Shirtdress Reg. $80.00 Sale $60.00

HAPPY EASTER to all who celebrate it.
To all others HAPPY SUNDAY



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