Thursday, December 31, 2009

Martin + Osa

Check this out -- the Halogen Sequin Cardi that FFM blogged about is marked down to $58 online. Yesterday I ordered it for in-store pickup and just saw my email confirmation. The price I was charged is $42.90. Woot woot! I ended up returning the shimmering constellation cardi because I prefer the sequins spread out rather than clustered together. *So* hoping the Halogen works out for me. I got ivory as black wasn't available near me.

I had to come back and add...if you are shopping NY & Co, check out their sequin sweatshirt. I got a S in the light grey and was a little bummed that I didn't get XS. It slouched more during the day. I still loved it though. And I love it even more now that I've washed & machine dried it. All sequins are still in place and it shrunk back up a bit. I wanted it slouchy & casual so I'm glad I have the S. I would order this all over again. Take 30% off your NY & CO purchase with 1252, excluding redlines.
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Let's have a look...

Striped High Button Cardigan - On sale for $31.80 - comes in a couple other colors - 60% modal, 34% silk, 5% wool, 1% Lurex + nylon

Sequin V-Neck Cardigan - I kinda like that the sequins don't go all the way down the front. It's nice for someone who wants the bling but in lowercase letters and sans exclamation marks. Also comes in black.

Cashmere + Silk V-Neck Sweater - Also comes in red, navy & purple. I don't wear tons of pink but love this color.

Sailor Stripe Crew Tee - Comes in 5 colors and you should see the golden green color they call gold cup. You don't have a stripe tee yet? Join us. They go with everything. Under boyfriend blazers. Under buttondowns. Under sweaters. Solo with skirts or jeans. "With jeans..." (always a knee slapper)

Long-Sleeve Striped Floral Tee - On sale for $29.50 - Super cute. And ooooh, a v-neck. The mixed news...mixed fabrics -- poly & rayon...hmmm... And one more striped tee here, only $14.50.

Denim Western Shirt - For those of us chasing the ever elusive Perfect Denim Shirt, we could try this. The description on this says it has a lightweight feel. There is a western style yoke on the back. I have to say, J Crew totally nailed the denim look/shirt with a soft feel when they did the contrast stitch perfect shirt. If you own one of those, you are lucky. And if you have a size 6 to sell...holla!...gigiofca at gmail.

Georgette Long-Sleeve Henley - Interesting tonal contrast on this one.

Pleated Cami - It's poly & it only comes in black, but it looks beautifully constructed.

So....that's my 1st thorough visit on the Martin & Osa site. SanFranciscoCA has raved about how great the clothing looks in person. The website is well organized & easy to navigate, but doesn't excite me. I liked some of their fabric blends which include organic cotton & soybean. It's a surprise that they also have polyester, but I imagine there are some limitations to design ideas with some of the organic fabrics. Poly can be make into anything. And for the record...I don't hate poly. It just has to feel right & I have to at least feeeel like my skin is going to be able to breathe enough in it. I will still be visiting M+O in person for irl pics.


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p.s. I was on Nicole's Nickels who let us know in this post...

Restaurant.com is offering it’s $25 certificates for just $2, that’s 80% off. To top that great deal off, they are also giving you a free $10 Restaurant.com certificate with every order!

Ebates currently has 15% cashback for Restaurant.com. Click here to join Ebates if you need to sign up and launch your order thru the site. Just enter your email & a choose password when the page opens. You can also order thru Mr. Rebates or Cashbaq if you use either of those programs.


I located some restaurants in my area and got a couple of coupons. One was for Miss Pearl's Jam House, for you local glaydies.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Gigi's Gear - BR check shirt

I received my Banana Republic plaid check shirt in the mail today. If you likey, PL is still available.


Plaid shirt (ps) : Banana Republic (Similar here, here, only XS in this one, read the reviews on this one) and here's a cutie from Torrid.
Belt (m): J Crew skinny patent-leather belt (Similar here)
Cardigan (s): J Crew merino ethereal ruffle cardi (Similar here and here)

I'm telling you...you can throw on a puffer vest with so many things. This chocolate brown one is from Costco and is by Nine West. I also have the J Crew puffer vest in navy and antique stone.


Shoes (8): J Crew Serengetis (Click here and here for similar) - you can also find the Serengetis on Ebay
Skirt (sz 2): J Crew double serge cotton pencil - Check out the knapsack green skirt for $13.99





Shoes (7.5): Nine West - (Similar here and here)


Chime in...


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p.s. I've been watching TONS of TV lately and saw a great Pillsbury Crescent commercial. I went on their website and saw some delicious appetizers. I wanna try to make these:

Crab Appetizers
Yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Calvin Klein on Rue La La

Sable Boot - $129 - These boots are beautiful
Jersey Pleated Dress - $69

Almond jacket & dress set - $79 - I really love this outfit. So cute. Also comes in black. I'd take off those black pumps for something else...maybe the J Crew Serengetis (Click here and here for similar) and definitely some jewelry.

Click here to join Rue La La.



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p.s. Cheapie Find

Rosette T-Strap Platforms - $13.49 - Satin fabric and yes, they're man-made, but I like the rubber sole - black, purple & loveth the charcoal (pictured)

Gigi's Gear - lace inset cardi

I got this cardi during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale this past July & finally busted wore it a few weeks ago. It's from the Brass Plum Dept and was on sale for like...$35 or something.

This pic is dedicated to GingerSnap - Ginger, I felt so sassy in my cardi, I struck a pose like you.


Cardigan: Nordstrom (Similar here, here,
this one would be cute w/a skirt for spring and this is one from Torrid)

Necklace: Forever 21 (Similar here)
Jeans: Probably J Crew bootcut from J'Crewlet


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mukluk Boots

There's a Born boutique open on Rue La La. I am seriously contemplating these cute boots. G Money said a little too...mukluk-y, but me likey the mukky lukky.

Born Jolie - $99 - I really love the sturdy bottom. I love Uggs, real & faux, but look at the bottom on these. They're really going to grip the earth. Without snow here, the light color is fine for me. But that's what protective spray is for anyway, right?
Here's another bargain in the Born boutique:
Born Norelle - $89
Click here to join Rue La La.
Now back to the mukluks...before I make a decision, I try to go around & see if I can if I can find something similar for a lower price. Or just confirm that my 1st pick is really what I want. I mean, doesn't it drive you crazy when you place an order and then see something that you think is cuter? And if it's a lower price, the pain is that much greater. ;-)

MUKLUKS - Brown leather boots - I love this look, but prefer a taller boot.
Manitobah Mukluks Women's Braided - Umm...why are these sold out? I don't want them, but apparently a lot of other women did.
Manitobah Mukluks - Now this I like. However, I would really feel the need to run around with wild hair & a knife in my mouth. These evoke those as necessary accessories when I see these. So while very hawt, perhaps too authentic or primal for me.
If this mukluk stuff is just muckety muck for you, check out this bargain on Amazon:

EMU Bronte Boot- $43.65 for this chestnut color - I am loving my Costco boots and if I didn't have those, I would probably try these.


Mukluks? Uggs? Fauxuggs? Which are for you? Or not.

Chime in...

Gigi's Gear - bow print sweater

Some of us have discovered that we can fit into girls' clothing at Target. Check out Fashion Court wearing a Target girls' dress in this post.

I got this Cherokee sweater for $12 a couple weeks before Christmas. It's a size XL. I thought it was a little too big once I wore it because it was stretching out. There's no spandex in it. However, it shrunk back to a good fit again after I washed & machine dried it.

Size XL
Sweater: Cherokee from Target girls' dept (Click here and here for similar)
Pants:
ON lightweight cord cargos - Sz 6 - (Click here) for alternative

Dressing it up a bit

Boots: Etienne Aigner (Click here and here for similar)
Skinny jeans: Banana Republic SP08 (Click here and here for similar)

Boyfriend blazer: She Said from JCP (Click here and here for similar)
Bracelets: F21 pearl cluster bracelets (Click here, here and here for stacking ideas)

ETA: I recvd this pic in an email from Belinda. Her daughter is so cute in the bow sweater:

Hey....thanks for the feedback in yesterday's Let's Talk post. I appreciate your thoughts & will be responding soon.


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p.s. Old Navy's metallic bow belt is now $7.99. I took a XS/S. You can see a irl pic in this post.

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Week in Review - 12/21 - 12/27


* Anthro -
Jackets & Shoes

* Banana Republic - 40% sale

* Gigi's Gear - Cotton Victoria Cami (J Crew)

* Gigi's Gear - Sleeping on Snow Sweater (Anthro)

* Help find Jessica's blouse

* J Crew - Click here for a list of 57 links to irl pics & reviews.

* Let's Talk - I'm taking blog related suggestions, questions, etc...please chime in.

* Old Navy - A few picks

* Sephora - Extra 20% off clearance

* Target - Rodarte - Includes links to other bloggers who have reviewed Rodarte.

* Target - Xhilaration rosette top

* The Limited - Addtl 20% - Today only (12/28) - Check out the buttondown that's similar to J Crew's long sleeve buttondown striped Victoria (FA08)

Shoes:

* Aldo - Clearance! - You have to see the (non-Aldo) $29.99 animal print pumps at the bottom of the post.

* DSW - Post-Christmas sales

* Nine West - Good sale - Check out the Gorn boot

* Piper Lime - For the love of shoes

* Steve Madden - WELOVEMADDEN code - gets 35% and free shipping


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p.s. The Outfit of the Day is having her first giveaway. Click here to check it out.

Ann Taylor - 30% off thru 1/2

Remember to launch your online orders thru Ebates. Click here to join Ebates if you need to sign up. Just enter your email & choose a password when the page opens.


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Take 30% off full-price styles thru 1/2 with HOLIDAY at Ann Taylor online.

Silk/Cotton Voile Flounce Top - $68 - I love this statement top..."with skinny jeans..." - Two color choices.
Silk Habutai Pleated Top - $78 - Looks a lot like J Crew's Elizabeth halter, but the AT ruffles are more tame.
Covered Buckle Belt - $55 - Only M left, I think.
Alexia Ruffle Wrap Dress by Wyeth - $95 - Could be flattering for many body types.
Luxe Drape Cardigan - $108 - I think this caught my eye because it's a cousin to J Crew's Olive top. This cardi might accomplish the cape/capelet look if you haven't been able to find the one you like.
Oooooooh - Crinkled Taffeta Belted Coat - $218 - Me loveth this one.


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p.s. Posts from earlier today:

* Help find Jessica's blouse
* Let's Talk - I'm taking blog related suggestions, questions, etc...please chime in.
* The Limited - Additional 20% off today only

forever 21 slideshow

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