Monthly Archives: March 2011

Los Angeles Fashion Week: Designers & the City Unite for a Great Week of Fashion

Pictured: Mannequins at Hope in the City Charity event (photo: M. Hall) Last week was Los Angeles Fashion Week.  No, it’s not the same as New York Fashion Week in terms of organization and variety of shows, but  Los Angeles put on some great shows last week.  As I’ve said before Los Angeles has a […]

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Mrs. Obama Takes on Brazil in Reasonably Priced Tracy Reese

Pictured: The Obamas arrive in Brazil (photo from the Associated Press) Mrs. Obama stepped off the plane in Brazil this weekend wearing a reasonably priced (for a First Lady) dress by one of her favorite designers, Tracy Reese.  Despite continued criticism (from people like Steven “Cojo” Cojocaru and Oscar de la Renta)  about bearing her […]

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Last Call Spring Sale

What kind of savvy shopper would I be if I didn’t let you know about Neiman Marcus stores’ Last Call Spring Sale.   Here’s the deal, until March 21st (tomorrow) , you can take advantage of the “Spring For More Sale.”  With this sale, you buy 3+ items, get 30% off entire purchase (excludes Spot-On Savings […]

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Bridal Gowns at Costco: Kirstie Kelly Gowns on sale for under $1,000.

Yes, it’s true.  Costco is now selling wedding dresses. Bridal Gowns to be exact, for savings of approximately 40% off of retail prices according to their website.   Frugal brides wishing to save can now make a fitting appointment at their local Costco warehouse.  Romantic? No.  Thrifty? Yes.  Bridal gowns can cost thousands of dollars, and […]

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H&M Spring Favs: Bohemian DeLuxe and More

H&M has just launched some great Bohemian inspired maxi dresses and hippie tops.  If you haven’t seen these new spring pieces, you’ll want to make a bee line over to H&M.  I love the romantic looks, and the prices.  Check out the dress above for under $20.00 US.    There are also some great jackets, skirts […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Deals

Top of the morning to you ! Happy St. Patty’s Day readers.   If you’re shopping today, several websites have special deals to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  Remember St. Patrick was the man who drove the snakes out of Ireland, no mean feat!   Website Gettington is offering deals on jewelry (think Emeralds), golf clubs, housewares and […]

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Shoe Survey: Emotional Shopping for Soles under $50.00 is a Popular Pastime

Pictured: Cinderella with her life changing glass slipper (art from Disney clip art). Remember the  fairy tale of Cinderella? Her life was changed by a magic pair of shoes- her glass slippers.  Turns out today’s shoe shoppers may be looking not only a good bargain, but for a pair of shoes as transformational as Cinderella’s.   […]

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Next Designer for Less: Matthew Williamson for Macy’s

Pictured: A sketch  and picture of Matthew Williamson’s one shoulder dress for Macy’s.  (images courtesy of Macy’s) The day after I wrote that Target was no longer the only game in town for budget fashions, Macy’s formally announces that British Designer Matthew Williamson will be the next Macy’s Capsule Collection designer for their new Impulse […]

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Target’s Go Dress Collection Review: It’s a “No Go”

Today Target’s re-released collection of 34 dresses from their past 5 years of Go Collections by various designers arrived at Target stores in the United States.  At my local Target , there were plenty of the dresses still sitting on the racks when I arrived this morning.  Granted it was only 11:00 am, but I […]

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Editor’s Closet Blow Out Sales- Quality for Price

If you haven’t checked out  Designer Sample Sale site Editor’s Closet, today is a good day to peruse their sales.   There are some great close out sales today, plus one of my favorites, designer Alberta Ferretti is one sale. Click here to use my invite to shop. There are some amazing luxury items for sale […]

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