Happy Sunday readers! It’s time for a little coffee, a little kicking back, and of course a little shopping. The first item that has turned up on The Recessionista’s Radar tracking system is the CFDA Gap Khaki collection. The collection has hit the sale racks. Since Gap sells worldwide, hopefully all readers around the globe will benefit from the savings. I waited, I hoped and I prayed that the Vena Cava khaki dress with the black accents would go on sale, and the day has finally arrived. Hooray I say–I am going off to Gap with my $10.00 shopping rewards coupon coupon. Check out my “target quarry” the VC dress. The dress is reduced by $18.00 from it’s sale price. I wonder if Nicky Hilton waited for the sale before buying the one she was just spotted around town in.
My next deal, is a reminder to you to check out the Loehmann’s clearance sale. Check the coupon on the right side of the blog under my Top Picks for additional savings! I have to get a birthday present today, so this is a golden opportunity. With the coupon, you get an additional 20% off any second clearance item. One reader who read yesterday’s post on summer hairstyles already wrote in that they are on the run to Loehmann’s looking for the hair products mentioned in yesterday’s post. If you didn’t know, Loehmann’s sells beauty products as well as great clothes for men, women and children.
If you’re looking for a little Audrey style, I have a treat for readers all around the world. International shopping club Beyond the Rack has a sale on Kenneth Jay Lane accessories and watches today. I already own this gorgeous Lady Bug watch pendant or I would be snapping it up on the sale. Sadly, I did not pay $39.00 for mine, but I did get it for much less than retail, so that is some consolation. This is a classic piece, and the wrist watches are equally beautiful. It’s no wonder Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor were fans.
I finally found the Norma Kamali green peasant dress that was shown on ABC news when I appeared with the designer on TV back in May. The lovely garment was hiding in a Walmart in Cary, NC!
Celebrity Fashion: The Anti “Mom Jeans” Look
Meanwhile, while some of us are on a low budget, celebrities are living out our champagne and caviar dreams. I had to laugh this week, as President Obama was reprimanded by the fashion police for daring to appear in his comfy, “mom jeans” while Georgia May Jagger (the child of Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall) was chosen as the new face of Hudson jeans. Hudson is sold at stores such as Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods and Selfridges. Hudson is a nice, well made brand sold at the more upscale retailers. Below is an exclusive sneak peek of the still teenage Georgia in her jeans. How ironic, to see these two dramatically different takes on jean fashion in the same week!:)