Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale & Memorial Day Sales 2016

If you're ready to get your Memorial Day shop on, check out the Nordstrom half-yearly sale starting… [more]

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Best 2016 Memorial Day Sales

We're ready for the long Memorial Day Weekend 2016.  What's on our list of to-dos? Well, of course a… [more]

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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]

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Spring Sale at Saks Fifth Avenue offers Deals on Fashion & Apparel

The Spring Sale has officially begun today at Saks Fifth Avenue offering to 40% OFF  fashion selections… [more]

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Maje & Sandro Memorial Day 2016 Sales

French fashion brands Maje & Sandro are both offering Memorial Day Weekend Sales. Both brands are… [more]

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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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Caroline’s Cart for Special Needs Kids Comes to Target Los Angeles

One of the new Caroline’s Carts for Special Needs Children now    at Target stores in Los Angeles.

If you have a special needs child, and you shop at Target stores in Los Angeles, here’s some good news. Since mid-March 2016, Target’s general merchandise stores in Los Angeles now each have at least one Caroline’s Cart. Caroline’s Cart is designed to help parents and caregivers shop with older kids or adults with special needs, without having to maneuver a cart and a wheelchair through the store at the same time.  My nephew has Autism, and I know from personal experience how difficult it can be for him to do a little shopping with the family.  A few years ago, I bought him a very expensive type push chair to use of shopping trips. Continue reading »

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Paper Source: Adorable Calendars and Gift Items

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Paper Source is a great place to shop for a calendar, Mother’s Day or gift items.

Recently I had the opportunity to do a little shopping and decorating at Paper Source. Paper Source just opened a new store in Los Angeles at El Segundo Plaza—and it’s full of adorable items. Everything is just so cute! I didn’t realize that the stores offered calendars that you could decorate with your own stamps, stickers and decorations. Even better, the store offers DIY (do it yourself) crafting/decorating sessions with their experts to help customers learn how to use all they tools they provide. I now own two planners from Paper Source– a big 8  X 10 Paper Source confetti planner for my business meetings (on sale for $7.95)  and a small white Kate Spade little gold journal for my fashion and blog notes that I can carry in my handbag.    Continue reading »

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Take 25% off at Shopbop! Get your favorite designers on sale

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Get your favorite designers for 25% off at Shopbop for the next 3 days.

The Shopbop friends and family sale has officially begun for Spring 2016.  For a limited time, you can save 25% off everything on the site.The Shopbop Friends & Family sale begins April 5th, and runs through Thursday, April 7th at 11:59 PST.  Men’s fashion (East Dane where the sale is 30% off) and women’s are all on sale.  Just use the code INTHEFAM at check out to get the savings. Of course, I have been shopping the sale myself! I splurged on a little Narciso Rodriguez. I’m also looking at some Black Halo dresses and a little Milly.  Read on to see my curated picks. Continue reading »

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

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Ken Downing, Senior Vice President and Fashion Director of Neiman Marcus with Stacey Bendet, CEO and Creative Director of alice + olivia at the alice + olivia Fall 2016 presentation during New York Fashion Week.

Alice + Olivia is about to launch an in season (Spring 2016)  runway show and collection in the build up to the Coachella music festival.  The show will be held in Los Angeles and streamed live on social media. Alice and Olivia by Stacey Bendet in partnership with Neiman Marcus, will hold their first ever See-Now-Buy-Now runway show on Wednesday, April 13 at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. The show, held the Wednesday before Coachella, will feature the highly anticipated alice + olivia x Grateful Dead capsule collection paired with limited edition items from the Spring 2016 collection. Twelve exclusive items will be available at Alice and Olivia and Neiman Marcus’ website.  The Alice and Olivia Spring collection adds a touch of Bohemian chic to Neiman Marcus’ Spring fashion offerings. Continue reading »

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Get Gwen Stefani’s Affordable Jewelry from her SNL gig

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Gwen Stefani sparkled on stage at SNL in her embellished top and Swarovski bracelets.

Gwen Stefani appeared on Saturday Night Live this weekend looking like a futuristic Degas ballerina. Complimenting her pink, sparkling top and tulle skirt the singer wore a very affordable  selection of bracelets including Swarovski’sDistinctWide Bangle, Distinct Bangle’s, Ethic Narrow Bangle and Ethic Wide Bangles from the Fall/Winter 2015 and Spring/Summer 2016 collections.   Continue reading »

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Kendall + Kylie launch upscale fashion line–will consumers buy it?

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner launch a new fashion line targeted at upscale customers. Photo: DONATO SARDELLA/GETTY

Kendall and Kylie Jenner have launched a new fashion line, boldly going where no Kardashian has gone before to–namely to  Neiman Marcus and beyond.  Kendall + Kylie is no Kardashian Kollection (previously sold at Sears.) The new fashion line, fronted by the Jenners girls will be sold at Neiman Marcus (featuring exclusive pieces just for Neiman’s customers), Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue. Those upscale retailers are a giant leap up from the Jenner girls Pac-Sun (also sold at Topshop) collection of budget priced casual apparel.  So what do Kendall + Kylie have to offer to the Neiman Marcus shopper?  A fashionista who typically buys name brand designers with a sophisticated design and quality fabrics? It’s a good question.   Continue reading »

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Minimalist Chic: the Capsule Wallet

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A collection of Capsule Wallets, showing off the strap made for carrying cash.

Like many women, I sometimes struggle under the weight a good handbag with a good wallet inside.  My doctor has even told me several times to start paring down the items I am carrying inside my bag to put less strain on my back and my joints.  Finally, I found a solution.  The Minimalist Wallet from the Capsule Collection.  When I first saw this wallet, I thought it was an upgraded money clip for men. But, it’s a great compact wallet for either men and women.  The design of the Capsule Wallet takes a good 3 to 4 pounds off my handbag shoulder or wrist because it significantly lightens the weight of the handbag.  Continue reading »

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