What I bought...

I picked up a couple of things from sales this week...

I started with an order from Talbots. They are having a mad crazy clearance sale this week. Even if I have not yet convinced you to get their clothes ;-) - check out the accessory section. At any rate, this is what I grabbed. By the way, their shoe section defaults to Narrow, so be sure and check the width when looking for sizes.

Zebra Scarf $10.99

Charcoal Suede Pump $31.99

Suede Driving Moccasin $24.99

Ivory BF Cardigan $16.99

I received my Feb catalog, and it has a note about 20% off, and to call C/S for details. When I called, I was told to use my customer number from the catalog as the promo code. When I did that nothing happened, so I Live Chatted C/S, and they had me submit the order, then they took the 20% off manually on the back end. Just something you can try if your catalog code did not work at checkout. So really, I got these items for 20% less than the prices I listed above.

And then Spiegel is getting rid of lots of old stock. I love the things I have ordered from them in the past. I thought they would be a hit or miss type of place (LIKE CHADWICKS OR NEWPORT NEWS) but I have really been more pleased that I expected with goodies from here.

I ordered a jacket I already own in black and a silvery/taupe color - but this time in yellow! As per Pantone, yellow will be one of the major colors of the spring, so I figured why not? I looove this jacket - fit is great.

Short Sleeve Sateen Jacket $21.99

Grey Pinstripe Pencil Skirt $14.99

I had two stackable coupons - S37 (free shipping) and 240 (25% off) - so my order was like $32 shipped.

OOTD 01.28.10

Today was boring....blaaaah. Almost didn't post it today.
Pink sweater - NY and CO $20
Black Polo - Old Navy $10
Grey Ankle Pants - Express $??
Shoes - Chadwicks $11

Blog Award

My new bloggie pal Corie from "My Taste Indeed" gave me an award - thank you!!

Let's see, the rules are:

1. You do not talk about fight club.
2. You do NOT talk about Fight Club

Oh wait, no - wrong Rules entirely....Let's see. I give the award to others, and I post the answers to a series of questions with ONE WORD??! Ummm ok. I can give it a try!!

Award for others:
I want to give an award to all the ladies on my blogroll! You guys all inspire me every day. If you read me, and are not on my blogroll, please let me know - you should be there! Either post here, or shoot me an email.

OK, now for the questions:

OOTD 01.27.10

Hey everyone! Just a small lettle pic tonight, and no closeups. We were busy with Idol and POTUS. :-) Hope everyone is having a great night.

Grey Tee - Loft $20
Green Cardigan - Loft $20
Navy Twill Pants - Talbots $20
Blue Suede Shoes - Talbots $30
Bracelet - ebay
Necklace - ebay

Tote Giveaway Winner!

The Winner of the Tote is:

Marianna of Absolutely Apple

Thank you so much, to all who entered. I have some plans for a few giveaways coming up soon for my first blogging anniversary, so stay tuned!!

OOTD 1.26.10

Hey girls! Hope its a great Tuesday for errryone. I just finished watching IDOL with the fam. Katy Perry came off as not very nice! Ugh, is it that hard to show up and be nice to your coworkers for a few hours? LOL. Oh well.

Now, am watching "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". Kind of a nice treat to see it when its NOT Halloween. :-) It always trips me out to see Susan Sarandon in this flick. LOL

The Stuff:
Cardigan - Loft $19
Tee- Loft $14.99
Skirt - New York and CO $16.25
Tights - Kmart $6
Necklace (detail photo below) - QVC - Judith Ripka

This is my new pretty:

Edit: OOps! I listed the wrong skirt earlier LOL!!

OOTD - 01.25.09

I was not ready for the week to start again. :-(
Quick reminder to register for my giveaway, if you have not already. I will close the drawing around 9pm EST tomorrow night, and will announce the name after that!

Blousy Tee - The Limited - $12
Cardigan - Talbots $17 (Currently $14.99 before coupon I posted this weekend)
Pants - Coldwater Creek $14.99
Shoes - Chadwicks $11

Quick Notes

Loft has items ending in .99 an additional 40% off in stores.
Jcrew has 30% off final sale.
Talbots has 50% off markdowns. Or use code 016324500 for 20% off additional and $5 shipping.


Cheap Basic Tees @ Gander Mountain

Gander Mountain has a some really nice basics on clearance. Plus, use coupon code GME0423 for an additional 10% off, and there is always free shipping on any size order. :-)
Above V-neck Sweater, $16.99

Here are some more options:

OOTD 01.22.09

Hope everyone is well! I am watching this wonderful telethon "Hope for Haiti Now" - OMG Jennifer Hudson looks beautiful!!! Holy moly. The music tonight is wonderful!! Clooney really knows how to run a telethon.

So a couple of days ago, I got a small little box from JJill from their recent 40% off sale, and I have to say I am kicking myself for not purchasing more than I did. I love the jeans I got from there so very much. I have another pair of pants from there, and like those quite a bit as well, so I guess its not a fluke.

I will be putting them in my regular "hunting" rotation. I am not usually very excited by their catalogs - the styling of the models in the catalogs looks like they are settling down for a long day of relaxing and reading the newspaper and taking long leisurely walks on the beach, or puttering in the garden. Never quite gets my blood boiling - but I am really impressed with the couple of items I have now.

The Stuff:
Black Pintuck Tee - Loft $14
Blue Cardigan - J Jill $17.99 (Price is back up to $29.99)
Grey Jeans - JJill $17.99 (Price is back up to $29.99)
Necklace - QVC
Bracelet - Kohls

OOTD 01.21.09

Hi all! Firstly, I want to say I am so glad you guys are entering the giveaway - also, its killing me not to write to everyone back LOL - but I want to leave the comments clean for the "random number generator" to select a winner.

This is actually my fourth day in a row sans cardigan! Are you guys proud? LOL. I didn't post Tuesday, but I didn't wear one, scouts honor. :-) I do have one planned for tomorrow, but hey, four days might be a record since its gotten so cold.

Jacket - Talbots $50
Tee - Loft $20
Pants - Limited $17
Shoes - Chadwicks $11

And a close up of the shirt. As I was wearing it earlier, it started to dawn on me that the little squares of paper remind of those bits of tissue that men stick on their face when they cut themselves shaving. :-P Oh well. I still like it anyway. Hehe

And yes, a quick flash.


The moment I have been waiting for is here!!

What: Win YOUR choice of printed tote designed by Thomas Paul from CNS.com. These beautiful bags are sold in specialty stores across the country, and are normally priced $42 and $59.

How: Respond to this post with your fav bag, and be sure to leave either your email address, or your promise to check back in next Tuesday to see if you won. ;-) US and Canada only on this one.

Get one extra entry by doing any one of the following: re posting the contest on your blog, being a follower (in Google reader is fine), or "tweeting" about the contest. Please respond in the comments with your bonus method(s) separately from your first entry.

When: Enter starting now, and I will choose a winner on Tuesday the 26th !!!

There are six designs to choose from - the small totes are 10 x 12 x 6 and the large totes are 14 x 17 x 8. There is a more specific listing below. Below are links where you can look at closeups of each of the bags. Here are the choices:

Top Row: (L) Large Brown Coral Tote, (M) Small Red Kabuki Tote, (R) Large Black Kabuki Tote ..... Bottom Row: (L) Small Goldfinch Tote, (M) Large Crows Tote, (R) Small Brown Flock Tote

OOTD - 01.20.10

Pretty basic today, just a tee and some pants! Hope you guys are having a good week so far.

T-shirt - Loft $10
Pants - Talbots $33
Scarf - Talbots $24
Shoes - RSVP via 6pm $9.95

OOTD - 01.18.10

The stuff:
Long Sleeve Tee - Loft $15
White Button Down - Chadwicks - $12
Ponte Knit Skirt - Chadwicks $15
Tights - Kmart
Shoes - Aerosoles

Upcoming Giveaway

Hey wanted to let everyone know, I will be doing my very first giveaway later this week!

Our sponsor for the giveaway is : CSN stores!

Who, you say? CSN stores is a group of web based stores that offer many things from mail boxes to barstools to shoes... (They have over 200 stores online!)

As I was looking through their sites, I realized (HUGE HINT HERE) that they carry some wares by designer whose prints I LOOOVE - Thomas Paul. What do you guys think? Like his stuff? Anyways, take a peek at some the goodies they offer, and look for giveaway details in the next couple of days.

Oh - and sorry to disappoint, its not a mailbox, or a bar stool. heehee!!

Several Sales Ending Today!!

Lots of sales ending today.

1. Talbots extra 40% off sale and outlet prices. These are already as marked, but they are very, very well-priced. Lots of cardigans are $20-$30, corduroy jackets 40.00, pants 30-40. Sizing is of course limited, but plenty of things in Petite, Plus and Plus Petite.

2. JJill extra 40% off sale and outlet prices. Lots of great things for sale over here, I picked up a couple of pairs of pants this weekend. Petites here go up to size 18 - and then they have regular plus sizes. Prices change in your cart, and are not already marked.

3.New York and Co - buy one redline, get 2 redlines free event. Stuff has gone pretty fast, but you still might be able to grab a couple of things you like.

4. Torrid has 1/2 off clearance and $15 of a $75 order. Prices already reflect the additional markdown.

5. Ann Taylor has 40% off your first item and 25% off reduced prices.

6. Limited has 40% off clearance. Prices marked online.

7. Kate Spade 25% off markdowns and Free Shipping. Remember anything from KS that is more than 50% off original retail is final sale.

8. Old Navy, Gap and BR have a tiered savings deal going on - you can combine store merchandise to qualify.

9. Martin and Osa are offering 30% off markdowns. Prices drop when item is added to cart.

All of the above end tonight, so if you have some carts you have been considering, its time to make some decisions! :-) Happy hunting!

OOTD - 1.15.10

Happy Friday everyone! Hope everyone has some great plans for the weekend. My bad for being beige and wearing beige in front of a beige wall. :-p

The Stuff:
Red sweater - Talbots $14.39, still available, some colors are cheaper than others.
Jacket - Loft (bought full price! a few yrs ago)
Jeans - Talbots $20
Shoes - Talbots $18

Larimar Necklace - Marahlago - Venetian Jewelers St. Thomas
Bracelet - Marahlago - Diamonds International - St. Kitts

Foundation: Korres Wild Rose Foundation WRF3
Concealor - Origins Quick Hide in Dark
Bronzer - NARS Laguna
Eyeshadows: Loreal Hip Paint in Secretive as base, Korres Grey Brown, MAC Hypnotizing
Eyebrows: MAC Showstopper
Eyeliner: E.L.F Liquid Eyeliner in Black
LipGloss - Nars Beige Pink

OOTD - 01.14.09

Hi everyone, hope all is doing well. It has been a crazy week over here.

If possible I ask that you send prayers, thoughts, goodwill vibes, (whatever you believe in) for our brothers and sisters in Haiti - already with so little, and now with even less.

The goods:
Pintucked Cardigan Sweater - Talbots $23 - a few left in petites, plus, plus petites - price goes up Monday.
Tee - Loft $4
Pants - Limited - $17
Necklace - QVC

Inbox Roundup - Thursday Sales

Ah, its my favorite dat of the week - Thursday, when our retailer friends attempt to lure us to their stores for weekend shopping. I will add to this later, but I gotta run to the Loft real quick. ;-)

DSW - Extra 50% off clearance (online only) with code: 50Clear (exp Jan 18). It says that this one cannot be combined with any others, but I would try it with Free Shipping over $35 (NEWYR10) as free shipping coupons can often be combined with discount coupons.

Ann Taylor - 40% off one full price item with code SAVE40, and 25% off all sale merchandise added( automatically at checkout). Exp: Jan 18

Loft - IN STORES ONLY - Just got back - here is the scoop - in Tropical Stores - that means you BeachBumChic ;-) Sale items are 40% off, my store had 25% off your entire purchase sale and regular priced merch. So it looks like our mileage may vary on this one. :-P

The Limited
- They have marked down their clearance an additional 40% off, then use code 605 for an additional 20% off on top of that. Be sure to check this out, good savings here!

New York and CO - All redlines, (not currently marked down in price) buy one, get TWO free!! Looks like for an average of $40, you can get 3 items. Online and instores through Monday!

Talbots Extra 40% off ends Monday!

JJill Extra 40% off clearance and sale - ends Monday!

OOTD 1.13.10

I couldn't think of any food in gray, black and melon. Well, nothing I would eat anyway. :-)

The Stuff:

Cardigan - Jcrew - $20
Grey Tee - Loft $20
Black Pants - CATO $15
Necklace - mytag seller on ebay $4

OOTD - 01.12.10

Pistachio and and Chocolate and Raspberry? Sounds like a delicious truffle. ;-)

My "Elphaba Thropp" sweater - Talbots $30
Brown Tee - Loft $5
"Pashmina" scarf - Chadwicks $4
Pants - Talbots $27

Ah look, here I am all casual and relaxed like:

P.S. Anyone watching AI? Gosh, so embarrassing, but I LUUUV it, even the audition episodes.... LOL!!

Ulla Popkin sizes 12-38 Clearance

Ulla Popkin has a good outlet clearance going on. They sell items from size 12 to size 38. For free shipping, use code 42919. The length of the items are based on size, which means they understand that a size 12 person and a size 20 person need different lengths on their tops. Sounds promising! All items under $30, many are $10.

Surplice blouse and tank $9.99 (limited sizing,)

Satin Babydoll Dress $4.99

Lots of potential here! Shirtdress in Navy $9.99

Plaid shirt $9.99

In addition to the outlet clearance, there is also a sale section, the prices are not quite as low. :-)

OOTD - 01.11.10

This is that loft sweatshirt/tee with the flowers on the shoulder. I have still seen it in stores, for $15 and lower, of course will depend on the store. :-)

Grey Tee/Sweatshirt - Loft $15
Button-down - Talbots $17
Wool Pants - Talbots $20
Black Ballet Flats - 6pm $10

Talbots Red Hanger Sale

These are the items I bought from the current Red Hanger Sale. There is currently an additional 40% off the sale prices, and Talbots DOES raise the prices when the special sale is over. (Unlike some stores, where markdowns are always permanent.) You can always tell if its going back up or not in-store because they mark permanently lowered prices on tags. The additional 40% off is on signage, but the tags only have first markdowns (about 25%-35%).

On to the goods:

Bi-stretch Bootcut Pant in Cool Taupe $29.99 - $32.99. Sizing is good, but not many color choices left.

Pin-tucked Merino Cardigan in Glaze - $26.39 -$29.39. More avalibility in Plus sizes on this one. A few petites, couple of misses. I have this in red and wore it recently.

Moonstone Button Cardigan
in Valley Green $17.99-$20.99 - there are lots of colors and sizes on this one. I think people are turned off by the photo with the buttons hanging down. I suspect people don't want a cardi with a droopy top. I am going to try it and see what happens. For $18, I will just take it back if I don't like it.

Starburst Blouse in white - $17.99 - $20.99. If this is a good fit, I will go back for a color. I think this shirt will be a nice change from a regular white blouse. I am seeing it with jeans and a black blazer. :-)

Cable Knit Boat neck sweater in Berry Red . They have a variety of price points on sale. Berry Red, Cream and Palmino are $14.39 and $16.79. Other colors are $22.19 and $15.19.

My preciousssssss

Ok, so I wear almost no makeup to work. It bothers my eyes while I am trying to read the screen and I end up rubbing most of it off. I stopped wearing it so I would work better. So when you guys see me in my photos - I look a little (a lot) bleh. But I LOOOOVE makeup so much and I am relegated to wearing it mostly on weekends only. :-(

Above is a small "collection" of items I ordered from Korres and picked up from MAC in the last week or so.

Today, I used some of the above colors to do a soft, daytime slightly smoky eye. If you are interested, click here and here to check it out. :-) I love grey shadow with brown eyes.

OOTD - 01.08.10 - Not as boring as it looks.

Being the brilliant photographer genius that I am, I stood in front of the "navy" clothes section in my closet to take the close-up pic. So, being the graphic artist genius that I am, I opened the file in Paint and erased the closet (and part of my neck/shoulder area I think). ha! Who needs Photoshop?! :-p

Anyways, isn't that bow cute? I love the black and navy combo!!

Navy Cardigan w/ Black Bow -Loft $20
T-shirt - Loft $14.50
Jeans - Talbots $20

Moschino Cheap and Chic Shoes

I really love Moschino (Cheap and Chic) shoes, I think all the little details are so pretty!! Right now, 6pm has 55% off but with most pairs of pumps running around $160ish, its not an unplanned purchase I can grab. Esp with the Talbot's sale. :-P

Anyway, if anyone happens to see Moschino C &S shoes for oh...70% off or so, please let me know ASAP! :-) I have them in my "Shop Style" reminders, but so far, not much luck. :-)