Macy's Friends & Family Sale 2016: Save an extra 25%

The Macy's Friends and Family Sale starts today online and in-stores tomorrow.  The sale starts April… [more]

Macy's Friends & Family Sale 2016: Save an extra 25% Macy's Friends & Family Sale 2016: Save an extra 25%

Review: Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer 2016 UNIQLO

The new  Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer fashion collection for  2016 is just in at UNIQLO stores… [more]

Review: Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer 2016 UNIQLO Review: Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer 2016 UNIQLO

Neiman Marcus & Alice and Olivia Partner for Pre-Coachella Runway Show

Alice + Olivia is about to launch an in season (Spring 2016)  runway show and collection in the build… [more]

Neiman Marcus & Alice and Olivia Partner for Pre-Coachella Runway Show Neiman Marcus & Alice and Olivia Partner for Pre-Coachella Runway Show

Project Gravitas Makes Shapewear Part of the Dress

Ever worn a dress with shapewear underneath that keeps slipping down or up? Or maybe the shapewear under… [more]

Project Gravitas Makes Shapewear Part of the Dress Project Gravitas Makes Shapewear Part of the Dress

The Lane Bryant/Christian Siriano Collab

The Christian Siriano fashion collaboration with Lane Bryant is now in stores and online.  Here's a… [more]

The Lane Bryant/Christian Siriano Collab The Lane Bryant/Christian Siriano Collab

Virgin America Travel Sale

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Virgin America is having a big fare sale until May 3, 2016.

If you’re planning a summer vacation in the US, check out the great fare sale on now at Virgin America.  Airfare Watchdog reports that Virgin America has lowered fares for late spring/fall travel.  Dates will vary slightly by route, with most sale fares valid for travel from May 14 through June 14, and again from September 7 through November 9. Be sure to check our fare details for specific rules and restrictions. Interested? Act quick–tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, May 3, 2016.

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The Lane Bryant/Christian Siriano Collab

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Actress Danielle Brooks poses in a pink Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant dress. (photo courtesy of Lane Bryant.)

The Christian Siriano fashion collaboration with Lane Bryant is now in stores and online.  Here’s a look at some of the items in the collaboration modeled by actress Danielle Brooks, who plays Taystee in “Orange is the New Black.”   So what can you expect?  Let’s start with the bright colors and bold whites. Continue reading »

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Spa & Skincare Offerings at London’s Jumeirah Carlton Tower

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A pampering moment in London at the The Peak Health Club & Spa at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower

If you’re in London looking for a bit of pampering and relaxation, then put The Peak Health Club & Spa, at Jumeirah Carlton Tower, in Knightsbridge on your itinerary.  We’re putting their new menu of skincare and beauty treatments on our London travel list.  As a somewhat frequent traveler to London and an Anglophile, I’m always looking for ways to reboot and rejuvenate after the long flight to London. With new treatments and specials during the month of May, the spa and health club at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower offers state of the art skincare combining high-tech with traditional beauty treatments.  Continue reading »

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Review of Kohl’s x Reed Krakoff Collaboration

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Clothing on the Kohl’s racks from the Kohl’s x Reed Krakoff Collaboration

Kohl’s fashion collaboration with designer Reed Krakoff arrived in stores last week. The collection consists of apparel and brightly colored handbags.  Reed Krakoff is an extremely talented American fashion designer. Who can forget the beautiful coat he designed for Michelle Obama? Sadly, you won’t see anything remotely like that in his apparel for Kohl’s.  I have to be honest the apparel in this Reed Krakoff Collaboration with Kohl’s is awful. It’s shapeless, with no definition, and the fabrication is cheap with lots of scuba fabric that won’t breathe in warm weather. I wouldn’t waste my money on it, and I don’t think you should either.  If you want discount fashions from Reed Krakoff, check out Neiman Marcus Last Call. The reason to shop this collection is the handbags, fashionable pleather replicas of Mr. Krakoff’s designs for Coach and his own line. Continue reading »

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Spring Sales 2016: Fashion Deals from Top Retailers

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The seasons are finally changing and Spring is officially here.  If you’re changing up your wardrobe for Spring, you’ll want to check out these weekend sales from some of our favorite fashion retailers like Saks, Barneys, Tory Burch and alice and olivia.  Here’s a little round-up of the deals, focusing on our take on the best for less!  Continue reading »

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Recycle Clothing at H&M and save during Global Recycle Week

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H&M is promoting the benefits of recycling and offering customers savings.

It’s Global Recycle Week and H&M is offering fashionistas the chance to bring in their old clothes and receive a coupon for 30% off a new item at H&M.  The offer is good at US stores until April 27th, 2016. I’ve been recycling clothing items at H&M for awhile.  It’s a great way to get rid of stained clothing, clothing with moth bites, worn swimsuits and clothing that is just damaged.  You save, and Mother Earth gets break from all the old clothing dumped into land fills.

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Alice + Olivia Pay Homage to the Grateful Dead for Spring 2016

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Model show off the alice + olivia x  Grateful Dead collection on the runway in Los Angeles before Coachella.

Alice and Olivia designer Stacey Benet sent her alice + olivia x the Grateful Dead collection down the runway in Hollywood last week.  Celebrities in attendance included Kourtney Kardashian, Misha Barton and Emily Ratajkowski. The alice + olivia collection features 60s styles that are a fitting style pre-cursor to the Coachella music festival happening now.  This is a beautiful collection that reminds me of some of Janis Joplin’s Colin Rose apparel, more so than the Grateful Dead.  This collection features crop tops, fringe, slit skirts, wide leg pants, colorful dresses, halter tops, embroidered separates and maxi slip dresses.

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Marimekko for Target Review: Cute Summer Fashions & Swimwear

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                  Marimekko for Target pool cover-ups and tops

This morning I went to my local Target to check out the new Marimekko for Target collaboration. For fashion items, there is more for kids than for women and the women’s plus-size fashions are online only.  So what’s good? The swimsuits and rash guards.  The cover-ups are loud, but if you are comfortable with the prints, they are cute. Will this stuff last beyond a season….well, I don’t think it will, but for the price, it’s appealing fast fashion, especially since it’s Marimekko. Marimekko is expensive and not always easy to find at US stores. For me, the home collection of Marimekko for Target collections is the most  appealing.  There are lots of cute accent items from pillows, to stools and even plates that will brighten up your home at an affordable price.  The good news for shoppers is that the collection is not sold-out and the Target website is up and running, so you have time to shop and pick the Marimekko for Target items you want without panicking. Continue reading »

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Oscar de la Renta Bridal Barbie Doll is Right off the Runway

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   Introducing the Oscar de la Renta Bridal Barbie Doll

Oscar de la Renta has introduced a new Barbie Doll outfitted in a replica of a bridal gown from the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 bridal collection.  The doll is truly a collector’s item with 10,000 of these special dolls made.  The Oscar de la Renta Barbie is for sale on the designer’s website for $175.00 or on Amazon for approximately $169.00 US. Continue reading »

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Project Gravitas Makes Shapewear Part of the Dress

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Project Gravitas offers dresses with shapewear built in that are made in USA.

Ever worn a dress with shapewear underneath that keeps slipping down or up? Or maybe the shapewear under your dress is so tight, it makes it difficult to breath or even sit down? Project Gravitas puts a stop to all that discomfort with a line of beautiful, fashionable dresses that have the shapewear inside the dress.  Last fall, I won a Project Gravitas dress in an Instagram contest after seeing pictures of the dress on their Instagram feed.  From the pictures, I could see the the dresses were very good looking–they remind me of the cut of a Roland Mouret dress.  After I won the contest and wore the Project Gravitas dress I learned how beautiful and slimming the garments really are.  Continue reading »

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