HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 12.31.09

I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Years Eve!!!

While I am wishing, I hope each of you has a wonderful, healthy, prosperous 2010!! I think this is going to be the best year ever! (I say that every year.)

Here are the NYE duds...Also, remember the prize I won at Style Symmetry? Half of it is in tonights "get-up". Nothing extremely fancy goin' on in NC - out to dinner and then going to watch the ball drop on TV!

Silk blouse - Talbots Clearance Center $24
Jeans - Talbots $20
Bracelet and Necklace - MY PRIZE from Style Symmetry -sponsored by Etsy Seller "Carmen and Ginger" First of all, I love that shop name. And second of all, I love the items I got, a necklace, bracelet, clip-on earrings (not shown) and a black velvet clutch (not shown). The clutch will be making an appearance soon though.
Embroidered / Beaded Clutch - Steve Madden - Gift from Nabil's Mom.

Here is the necklace....rhinestones galore!!:

And the bracelet. Its sooo sparkly. I think I will be wearing the bracelet alot.

My clutch was an Xmas gift from Nabil's mother. She remembered me drooling over hers this summer and tracked another down for me!!! Love it.

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Loft 40% off markdowns

Stopped in at the Loft last night. New arrivals for Jan are coming in - a weird mix of nautical winter and resort wear in navys, tans, yellows and greens.

Most of the current stuff we are familiar with is marked down to 19.99-49.99 and now has an additional 40% off online and in stores. All the sweaters (including the one I have with flowers on the shoulder and the bow tee) that were marked down for Black Friday are promo priced for $15 (which means the mailed coupons work on them, unlike the markdowns ending in 9 or 8). If you are an online shopper, sizes and colors will go fast.

Ann Taylor has done some price slashing as well. Their semi-annual sale starts today. Items are marked down 30-70%.

OOTD - 12.30.09

Printed T-shirt - Talbots $20
Cardigan - Talbots $25
Pants - Cato $15
Necklace QVC

Coldwater Creek - 70% off - NOW 75% OFF!!


The site is clearing out fast. Several things I looked at during the 50% off sale are cleaned out. (Or they removed them from the site temporarily)...Happy Hunting!!

With Codes: WKH7315 or WKH7326. Exp 1/6/2010

This cozy blue sweater would be $7.50 after the coupon.

Boucle Jacket would be $12 after the coupon

Pinwale Corduroy Jacket would be $10.50 after coupon.


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OOTD - 12.29.09

The Stuff:
Jacket - Talbots $50
Tee - Loft $4.88
Wide as heck Legged Pants - Limited $17

How was everyone's day? Are you still on vacation, or getting back into it?

OOTD 12.28.09 - Luck be a lady tonight!

I have had a nice share of luck lately! Its pretty cool because I never, ever win anything. Well, I won 3 things over the past 10 days....1. I won a drawing at Style Symmetry for some beautiful vintage accessories - you will see those soon. 2. I won a Wii at our company holiday party. and 3. I won a drawing in store at Talbots for 3 months of the "scarf of the month club." I should have played the lottery while I was hot. LOL!

Anyhow, here is scarf numero uno - the Roses and Bows Square in Black and Ruby. The colors are super pretty, its Ruby Red, Black, Pewter and Light Pewter/Gray.

The Stuff
Scarf - Talbots FREE (haha)
Sweater - Newport News $14
Pants - The Limited $17
Shoes - Aerosoles

Christmas Day

Haha. Torture.....

Black sleeveless ruffly shirt - Loft $9
Green V-neck Sweater - Loft $15
Red Flower - Newport News $8
And I wore jeans that you cannot see. :-)

Christmas Tea

We went to a Christmas Tea at the Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead on the 23rd. They had activities for the kids, and excerpts of the Nutcracker Suite performed by members of the Atlanta Ballet...it was a lot of fun. And YUMMY!

Here is a reappearance of my sequin tank (as a tank) :-)
The cardigan and skirt are from Chadwicks, Tights are from Kmart. Shoes are Anne Klein via DSW $20.

You see the chocolate mousse in the chocolate cup hiding there in the back? OMG delicious.

Inbox Roundup - After Xmas Sales

Umm...so there are a few after Xmas sales out there. LOL! These are a few that I bookmarked...

Marie Denee - Plus size boutique - 50% off the entire site!! Ends the 29th. There is also some stunning jewlery there, if you do not happen to be in Plus Sizes.

Ann Taylor - 40% off entire purchase. Enter code EXTRA40 at checkout. No coupon needed in stores. They certainly make it hard to buy anything full price there. ;-) Exp: 12.30.09

JJill - 25% off sale and outlet. This is automatically added to your cart, this means we can use a code if you have one. Otherwise, try Free shipping with $100 order CL1209. Former sister company to Talbots, often have nice pants etc. (Misses, Petites up to 18P and Plus) Exp 1.3.09

Nordstroms - lots of markdowns on womens clothes and accessories and shoes. Also, all the holiday beauty pallets and kits are on sale. This includes MAC, Smashbox, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown etc.

Coldwater Creek - Ends today - 50% off entire site and free shipping. Can be used on the "Outlet" section as well. I got a super cute wrap/shawl for $15 in the store. Use code WKH7324 to get the free shipping. I have some things I like from there quite a bit. They carry Misses, Petites and Plus.

Fashion Bug - There are some sales etc going on, but I wanted to note the $15 Right Fit jeans. I bought a few pairs of these from lane Bryant for $50...not sure if these are exactly the same, but migt be worth a try for the special $15.00 weekly special price.

e.l.f - the $1 (mostly) cosmetic site. Is offering free primer or HD powder with $10 purchases. Code NEWYOU. These two items along with their studio brushes are supposed to be very good. I have heard mixed things about the actual makeup, so I would check for online reviews for any items you are interested in.

Korres - Korres has the creamiest eyeshadows and best lip conditioners. With code Temptalia - get 30% off, and the item I chose had free shipping too..I don't know if it was the item I picked, or if the free ship applies to any size order. If you like Korres, its def worth a try!

Kohls - Kohls has a bunch of stuff on sale. I know alot of people like their jewelry and cosmetics. Use coupon codes "EXTRA20" and "NOCHARGE" for an extra 20% off and free shipping on all items, respectively. (they allow 2 coupons at a time)

Sephora has 20% off sale items with code EXTRA. This started a while back, and is good through Dec 31, but there seems to be plenty available.

Talbots - Red Hanger sale. If you have been eyeing something thats getting limited, its a good time to get it.

Also, don't forget to shop through ebates (or any another rebate site). I have earned a few hundred dollars in cash back since 5/15/08. I used to get a check, but now, get the cash deposited to paypal. (I have a paypal debit card that I use online so that I don't actually put my real CC info out anywhere online.) Its free money, so do eet. :-) There is also Mr. Rebates and Bing Cashback..sometimes Bing offers ridiculous amounts of cashback (like 30% upwards?!!?) but you just kinds have to be in the right place at the right time to find those...

Anyways, if you see any deals you think we should check out, be sure to post here!!

Edit: I removed the Limited, as they deactivated the coupon code. Still a sale, but not as big a deal.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays to you all!!

I have been MIA, but I have a couple of things to post when I have more time. I am catching up on everyone's blogs this evening! Hope everyone is enjoying the season, no matter what (if) you celebrate this time of year! :-)

OOTD - 12.22.09

Right now, I am sitting watching "UP" - its really good so far!

The Stuff:

Gray Sweater - Loft $25
Tshirt - Loft $14
Jeans -Talbots $2o

OOTD 12.21.09

Guess what I did today? NOTHING!! Hehe. Love vacation. :-)

the stuff:
White Shirt - Talbots $27
Sweater - Loft $12
Jeans - Talbots $20
Shoes - RSVP via 6pm $10

OOTD - 12.20.09

Happy Holiday everyone! I have started my vacation week - visiting family etc! So, its pretty casual for the next week or so - hopefully not too boring for you guys. Right now, I am sitting in a darkened room watching Star Trek. I loved this movie. Watched it opening weekend in the theater, and its one of my faves. :-)

Anyways, that has nothing to do with the outfit of the day. :-) Hope you all are enjoying the season thus far!

Cardigan Sweater - Talbots $32
Tank - Loft $12
Jeans - Talbots $28
Scarf - Talbots $18
Shoes - Chadwicks $11
Necklace - QVC

Last Day of Dooney - Day 12: 12 styles for $99~

I do not believe many of these will last long, so if you are thinking about something, I would grab it!! Great deals here today. :-)

This is actually live, if you put it in your cart, the $99 price appears.

Here is the main page!

Talbots Spring Look Book

Talbots, I can't quit you!! Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ear - Talbot's has published their Spring look book. Its so pretty and feminine....

Click Here:
Look Book

Dooney Day 11: Free coin purse w/ $50 GC purchase

Here is the link with details.
Will be live after midnight (or just before, as it has been the past few days.)


A satchel similar to the one from day one. Click here.

Tommorow is free shipping day


Tomorrow is free shipping day across the interwebs. Supposedly its the last day of regular shipping to get goodies before Christmas. The above site has a list of all the sites with free shipping tomorrow.... I am sure quite a few of them will have minimums, but its a good thing to keep in mind for those last holiday gifts. :-)

OOTD - 12.16.09 Boring again!

I really hate those security tags they sew into the shirts - I always forget to remove them, and often set off alarms in all the stores I enter. Ugh. Oh, and they make mysterious rumple spots where there normally arent rumples.

Sweater - Loft $15
Tank - Spiegel $10
Pants $?
Flats - Gretta via 6pm $10
Necklace - ebay $5

Talbots has BOGO 50% off again

And some new markdowns...

My faves are:

Scoopneck Pullover $29.99

or the cardigan version:

Ruffled Cardigan Sweater $34.99

The texturing on this cardigan is so, so pretty IRL.

Waist-tie cardigan - $39.99

I am really wanting to break my "no more goodies until after XMas" promise I made. :-)

OOTD 12.15.09

This week may be a tad boring, apologies in advance!! I am getting clothing together for a trip, and my stuff is in "selection committee" LOL. So, I am going to be digging in the other stuff for outfits this week. :-)

The Stuff:
Cardigan - Talbots $25
Tee - Loft - $19
Herringbone Pants - Talbots $26
Blue Suede Shoes - Talbots $30
Necklace - QVC :-)

Dooney Day 10: Selected Handbags and Small Leather Gift Sets 50% off

Dooney Day 9: Half Off Wallets :-)

OOTD - 12.14.09 Me and the Tall and Not so Curvy

The Stuff:
Petal Tee - Loft $14.50
Purple Sweater- Loft $19
Grey Pants - Talbots $30
Shoes - Chadwicks $11

Here is my sweet photographer:

She is wearing a tee from Old Navy $5
And YMI jeans from Amazon.com $15
Teeth Necklace (yes because of Twilight) $7 from Hot Topic

Dooney Bags not Doing it for you?

Amazon has 40% off a wide variety of handbags including B Makowsky, Kate Spade, Moschino Cheap and Chic, L.A.M.B, botkier, etc etc. As long the initial price was at least $49, its 40% off, and free shipping. :-) And you can combine items to hit the $49, and then get 40% off all the items in your cart.


There is also sunglasses, wallets etc etc. (P.S. the cute BMak tote above is about $70 after discount.)

12 DAys of Dooney - Day 8: Another "meh" deal

Today's Deal is a free wristlet with purchase of certain bags. Yesterday's was much better. :-)

Linky to the Dooney site. I think this will certainly give their site a much needed breather! :-)

12 Days of Dooney

OK, I might cave on something for me from this one. The bags are 60% off, and I love the "Cherry" Color.

Dooney Day 7

12 Days of Dooney

So, today's deal (Friday) was not great. A free lunch bag with $100 purchase. Meh.

But, for Sat, it is Wristlets for $20. I always think these are cute for tossing in your bag and grabbing if you are going in somewhere quick.

OOTD - 12.11.09 - Holiday Luncheon

Today we had our holiday luncheon at work - it was very nice. I decided to sparkle it up a bit with some sequins. :-)

Move over "Edward".....

Oh, on another note, My hair kind of fell behind my collar, but I think I am going to get it cut about this length. I like it.

The Stuff:
White Blouse - Talbots $23
Teal Blazer - Talbots $56
Pants - Cato $15
Sequin Tank pretending to be a vest - gift $$??

Close Up 1:

Close Up 2:

OOTD - 12.10.09

The Stuff:
Corsage Sweater - Loft $24 (after BOGO and 20% off)
Green Leaf Tee - Loft $6.99
Herringbone Pants - Talbot's $26
Shoes - Talbot's $27

Corsage Close-up

Just another corsage tee.

Coupon Roundup

Here is the weekly roundup:

JJill has 25% off online outlet purchases. This is automatic in the cart, so **I think** if you have a coupon for free shipping off $150 (code GIFTS) or a $20 off $80 coupon (code: MERRY exp: 12/15) it will combine. I am not 100% sure, but it never hurts to try. :-)

Old Navy - 20% off online only with code ONSAVE20. free shipping with $50 purchase (across all GAP company websites) exp. 12/15

Banana Republic - 20% off a $100 purchase with code BRHOL20 or in-store coupon. exp 12/13

Coldwater Creek $30 off $100 and free shipping with code WKH8188 or with instore coupon. Exp 12/23

Talbots 25% off sale - use online code FRIENDS or instore coupon. Free shipping on orders of $175 (eek!!) Exp 12/13 - Oh also, triple bonus points for classic awards program though Dec 31!!!

Ann Taylor - last day for 30% off full-priced items with code WINTER, free shipping with $150. In store, no coupon needed. Oh - the Mina flat boots are on special $99 online ( were $245).

Ann Taylor Loft - Last day for BOGO free sweaters - free shipping at $125.00.

Chadwicks is giving away a free ruffle cardigan with purchase of $20 AND! $2.95 shipping on any size order. Code CHDEAL09 exp 12/14/09

Bebe - Friends and Family sale - 30% off all FULL PRICE merchandise with code
UNWRAP30, free shipping, AND stack code SURPRISE for another $10.00 any purchase over $10.01. My little sister loves this store. Another Xmas gift down!

If you are a Sephora "insider" check your email inbox for a $15 or $20 coupon/gift card. It states you need to use it on an order of $35, but it works ONLINE for any size order. I grabbed a cute Urban Decay e/s palette for $3 after coupon. This coupon is being sent out through Dec, so, if you did not get it yet, keep looking. :-)

Dooney Day 4

Sorry I missed day 3 ya'll! Day four is watches for $50

OOTD - 12.09.09 - Corduroy Jacket

The Stuff:

Corduroy Jacket
- Talbots $56 (sale and promo)
White Shirt - Talbots $24 (sale and promo)
Black Pants - Coldwater Creek $15
Scarf - Talbots $24
Shoes - Chadwicks $11

Ariana took this picture (with my camera, she did not want to try and figure hers out tonight LOL) and insisted I leave the Talbot's bag in the shot. Far be it from me to argue with the creative director, so there is half a Talbot's bag in the photo as well.

Close up of scarf pattern and buttons!

Jacket in my closet - LOVE the lining. Ignore how crazy those hangers look - I was on a mission this morning and left my closet in chaos!

Close-up of the lining.