Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sponsored Post: Nordstrom’s Winter Savings Sale

Where can you find both customer service plus savings? Easy. The Nordstrom’s Winter Sale.  The sale is on now, and you will definitely want to check it out.  The sale offers 50% off or more on clearance items.  The shoe department is one of my favorite places at Nordies.  They have the best shoes, and […]

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Donate to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Receive 20% off at H&M Kids

Discount fashion retailer,  H&M,  has just announced a sweet deal for shoppers with good intentions.  H&M is launching a new “Great Futures Start Here” initiative with on-going charity partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America. From January 13 to February 9, H&M customers who donate to Boys & Girls Clubs of America will receive a […]

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Golden Globes Fashion: The Looks for Less

Pictured: Piper Perabo alongside a doppleganger of her Oscar gown. (photo: Getty Images) The Red Carpet at the recent Golden Globes was alive with some of the best designer gowns in fashion today.  We saw garments from Donna Karan, Lanvin, Monique Lhuillier, Versace, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein and the above pictured black Oscar De La […]

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Golden Globes Jewelry Looks for Less

Pictured: Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad  dress and  Harry Winston earrings.  Credit: Jason Merritt, Steve Granitz; Photos: Getty, Wire Image In case you missed it the Golden Globes were broadcast tonight.  As predicted, there was plenty of color on the Red Carpet with Julianne Moore in her hot pink Lanvin and Angelina Jolie in a […]

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Golden Globes 2011: Fashion and Jewelry Trend Predictions

Pictured: A Gorgeous Diamond Pendant Necklace by Platinum Guild International on display for the perusal of Golden Globe nominees.   The piece will be auctioned after the Globes to benefit breast cancer research. (photo: M. Hall) In case you haven”t heard, Hollywood and the Foreign Press are gearing up for the Golden Globe awards tomorrow night […]

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Giveaway : Win a $100 Gift Card for L’Occitane via

When it’s cold outside, and your skin is getting dry, it’s a good time to look for some pampering relief from high-end skin and bath products like those provided by  L’Occitane En Provence.  I am a big fan of their beautifully scented soaps and lotions.  They also carry some amazing candles.  Some of my favorites […]

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Target Stores to Open in Canada

It’s finally happening. Toronto Life reports that Target is coming to Canada.  Target stores will join American companies like J. Crew, Kohl’s, J.C. Penney and Crate and Barrel who have already opened outlets in Canada.  I know many of my Canadian readers will be thrilled at this news. Now they will have the chance to […]

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Book Giveaway: The Frugalista Files that rarest of things an original!

My friend and fellow blogger the original Frugalista®, Natalie McNeal, has written a book…called…can you guess, The Frugalista Files. It’s the story of how she took stock of her finances and got out of debt. Mmm…sounds kind of familiar. I also have a book I hope to publish, but this is not my story.  You […]

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Discovering Pre-Loved Chic at Adore Boutique

Pictured: A vintage Louis Vuitton steamer case surrounded by handbags at Adore (photo: M. Hall) Every holiday season my Mom and I make our post Christmas pilgrimage to thrift and consignment stores.   In Cary, NC, where my Mom lives, it’s amazing the treasures we have found at prices much less than  resale stores in New […]

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Consumer Survey: More Consumers Shopping Smart by using Technology

IBM  just announced the results from a survey of more than 30,000 consumers.  The findings are interesting, and confirm what I’ve been saying here for sometime on this blog.  Consumers are still shopping , but they are shopping smarter by using technology to find deals.  That includes social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google, Blogs) and Mobile […]

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