Happy Friday!

Happy Friday everyone! Hope your week has been great.

I found these jeans at the GAP outlet in Orlando. They were marked down to $12, and then there was an additional 40% off. Woot. They are a teensy bit big, but after their first wash should fit perfectly. Based on the tags, I don't think this is a GAP outlet product, but something originally from the regular stores. On another note, this Loft jacket was still in my stores as of today, marked down to $29.99 (of course, before the 40% off coupon).

Jacket - Loft $38
Tee - New York and Co $5.99
Curvy Straight Jeans - Gap Outlet $7

As always, thanks for reading!!

Its good to be back! - Memorial Day Weekend

Hey everyone!
I am back from Orlando. Phew - that was a rough couple of days! How have you guys been? I am going to go ahead and post Memorial Day sales here. If you want to add any, please leave a comment! Are you doing any shopping this weekend?

Martin and Osa has 50% off the entire site (online only). This is deducted from your total once you add the items to the cart.

Loft - 40% off the entire store online code: SAVE40

DSW - 25% off 2 pairs of shoes with code 2foru25 and free shipping with code SHIPR. You do need to sign up for the free premier rewards account. Its just a points based loyalty program, not a CC.

Ann Taylor has 40% off all sale items. The outlet actually had 40% off the whole store, if you happen to live near one of their outlets.

Talbots has marked down their sale items an additional 25% (prices as marked) and has free shipping on orders of $150. I havent come across any additional promo codes yet.

has a few sales going on BOGO Free Knit tees and tanks, 40% off Essential shirts, 50% off sandals. $15 off $60 with promo code 7273

Ulla Popken
(plus retailer) has 20% off and $5 shipping with code A293X1AA. Does not apply to outlet, but does apply to sales.

Old Navy - In stores will be 50% off clearance prices. Be sure to grab an in-store coupon from their Facebook Page - best one is $10 off $50 (click on Barker's Bones) or $5 off $25 in this flyer. For the internet, there will not be additional markdowns on clearance. They sent a "mystery" coupon email out with one time use codes. I do not need mine, they aren't very good, but if you need one, grab one of these. Remember, they are one time use, so they might be used by the time you see this.

15% off - PWM8FRWN8VTY, 15% off - D6KQ2KT64WFQ, 20% off - DLXRQ11KDHFG

Banana Republic - They sent a "mystery" coupon email out with one time use codes. I do not need mine, they aren't very good, but if you need one, grab one of these. Remember, they are one time use, so they might be used by the time you see this.


BR outlet stores will have 40% off the whole store this weekend.

More to come as the deals appear! :-)

Wednesday - Final Day!

Its the last day of conference, and then I fly home. I wore a skirt earlier in the day, and then changed into jeans for the travel. :-) I wore the same cardi 2x this week, but I doubt anyone would notice.

This tee is one of those cute graphic summer tees from target! It was only $12.99. Love it!

The Stuff:
Merona Slub Tee - Target $12.99
Grey Ribbon Cardi - Loft $10
Jeans - Lane Bryant $50

Close up of the graphic. The slub photos kind of weird, but is really cute in person.

Tuesday - Conference Day Two

Happy Tuesday! Conference continues! :-)

The Stuff:
Cardigan - Loft $10
Tee - Loft $10
Pants - Coldwater Creek $14

Monday - Conference Day One

Happy Monday Everyone! This is my day one conference outfit. I took all my pics in advance, and scheduled them, so if the posting is weird sorry LOL~!!! I have never tried it before, so I am hoping it works out.

The stuff:
White button down - Talbots
Black Ponte Knit Skirt - Chadwicks
Khaki Jacket - Loft

Sunday - Travelling

Hey everyone! I am travelling for work this upcoming week. I did not get to do any shopping this weekend, anyone see anything good out there?

When I fly I pretty much just wear jeans and a cardigan set. Keep it comfy. I also carry a large pashmina scarf that I can cover up with or wrap around my shoulders if I get cold.
The Stuff:
Jeans - Talbots
Cardigan and Tee- Talbots
Shoes - Aerosoles

Cha Cha Cha Changes

Oh hai.

Look what I did.

My first hair length change in a DECADE. I'd say it was time.

Ok, onto these jeans. When you look at my body from the front, the widest part is my thighs. Lucky me, I know. :-p haha. So, I usually need things wider in the leg area to fit. These jeans are perfect. I got them from JJill (who carries 18P woot). I used a coupon when I got them and paid $18. They are $25 on sale, and through May 23rd, use this coupon in stores or online code SUMMER for an additional 20% off.

The Stuff:
Wide Leg Jeans - JJill $18 (Purchased with coupon code, currently $24.99)
Tee - Walmart $5 (purchased recently in store only)
Red sweater - Talbots $17 (Spring 09)

Ignore the water spill on this view LOL.


Thanks so much to everyone for playing!!

Firstly, I would like to note that if you did not win, our friend V over at Everyday Wear has the same giveaway going on, try over there!!

Ok, with no further ado.....our big winner is.........................

Drum Roll.....................................


And Number 21 is/was...................

Congrats iplaytrack1224!! Please send me an email with your dress of choice, size and color, and your address! Fashion to Figure will have your new goody on the way ASAP. :-)

Black and White and Green and Pink

Is it raining like crazy where you are? We went from Spring to Summer to Fall in the past few days! Oh, Loft is now doing 40% off all markdowns again.

The Stuff:
Green Sweater - Talbots $30 (summer 09)
Black and White tee - Talbots $5 (fall 09)
Ponte Knite Skirt - Chadwicks $15 (fall 09)

P.S. The giveaway is closed, and I will be announcing the winner shortly!

Slightly MIA this week.

Hey guys! I have a super busy couple of weeks coming up, so I am preparing for some personal and business travel which is requiring a little more time than usual on/at work. :-) I will be pulling the winner of the dress from Fashion to Figure tomorrow - thanks so much to everyone who entered, and good luck!!

Hope everyone is having a great week....

A few things I have seen in my inbox -

Talbot's has 25% off all shoes and accessories and had lots of new markdowns recently as well, outlet is another 25% marked down too (prices as marked). :-0 Also code 019091678 will give $5 shipping and 20% off. I love this skirt and it comes in Petite, Women and Women's Petite still. Runs $39.99 before 20% off.

The Coldwater Creek outlet is still 40% off, and save $25 off $50 with coupon code WHH3264. Sizing is all over the place, but some very solid basic options for work here - especially the pants. They offer misses, petites, women's and some women's petites. My favorite black twill pants are from CC, and they are great!

Eddie Bauer has 25% off everything on their site with code 25Summer exp. 5.23. They also carry misses, petites women's and talls - and not just bottoms in the talls!! They recently revamped the women's tops for a better fit but do not have enough options yet. I always love it when sites carry 18P, because its somewhat hard to find, but EB does carry it! This shirt is regular price (before the 25% off), but I think its super pretty.

What are some good ones you guys have seen?
As always, thanks for reading!

Busy Weekend

This was actually my Sat outfit - we ran around just doing errands etc. I really only am posting because this is my $5.99 shirt from Ny and CO. Its a large, and I wish I could have found an XL - when its buttoned it fits like a fitted work blouse, and I would have liked something slouchier, but it does fit nicely, just a little different than I would have preferred, and will make a nice addition to the closet.

The tee is just a Walmart 'wifebeater' (do you think that term came from A Streetcar Named Desire?) and the skirt is that Chino skirt from Target I mentioned in the past.

Today we went and saw a matinee of "Wicked" and it was really, really good. If it comes to your town, I suggest going to see it! I don't have pics of my outfit from that - we totally forgot to take pics before leaving. :-/

Target skirt - Misses Size $20.00
Target skirt - Plus Size $22.00

Happy Friday!

Hubby and I swung by the mall briefly before dinner, and look at what my NY and CO looked like.....

Yes, much of the back half of the store, and assorted parts of the front were $5.99. It was sort of random with $5.99 signs all over. I scored jeans for my daughter and got myself a denim shirt. If this store is one you like, you should check it out! :-) Oh, not to mention there is an additional 15% off all purchases.

I am all settled in now for a long night of Turner Classic Movies :-) Happy Friday everyone, and as always thanks for reading!

The Stuff:
Twisted Silk Trim Tee - Loft $10
Denim Boot Cut Jeans - Talbots $29
Cotton Dobby Jacket with Ruched Collar - Loft $29

Inbox Roundup

MACYS - is offering .99 shipping with clearance purchases with coupon code GOODCENTS through Sunday.

Loft is offering 30% off all their sale items with code SALE30 online and instores (no coupon needed). Lots of new / recent markdowns. I thought I needed this, but my hips don't agree still a gorgeous top!

White House / Black Market is offering 15% off, and free shipping with code 9159 through Sunday.

Double your chances to get a free plus size dress from Fashion to Figure. Veronica, our friend from Everyday Wear has the same giveaway! :-) Post there as well for another shot.

Talbots is offering Free shipping on any purchase through Sunday with coupon code FBSHIP. This pic is not so great, but this jacket is beautiful in person! Lots of colors in Misses, Petites, Womens and Women's Petites. :-)

OOTD - Wednesday in "Summer Night Blue"

Hey all!
Happy Wednesday to ya!

The Stuff:

Brown Sweater - Talbots (Winter 08/09) $28
Merona Khaki Skirt - Target $20
Basic Vneck Tee in Summer Night Blue - Loft $10 during recent promo

Has anyone picked up one (or two) of those $15 dresses at Old Navy? I have been meaning to swing by - they look perfect for wearing on a cruise. If you checked them out, what did you think? (All sizes are $15.00 btw )

Giveaway - For my friends size 14+ CLOSED

Update: Thanks all, contest is closed for new entries, and I will be pulling a winner shortly!

Hey everyone! We have a giveaway sponsored by Fashion to Figure, a site specializing in clothing for women in plus sizes.

You get your choice of any one of the 7 dresses linked below which come in 1x - 3x. It looks like the 1X is 14/16, 2X is 18/20 and 3X is 22/24.

Print Maxi Dress
Cotton Tiered Dress
Strapless Block Dress
Stud Trim Bubble Dress
Button Trim Ponte Dress
Poplin Spaghetti Strap Dress
Graphic Print Dress

To be entered in the giveaway, visit the Fashion to Figure site and let me know which of the dresses linked above (or any other item from Fashion to Figure) is our fave. Just post on this thread, and I will draw a winner randomly on Wednesday, May 18th! Be sure to leave a contact email address, or pop back in on the 19th to see if you won. :-) US only for this one.

OOTD - Green and Black

Happy Tuesday!

This is all old stuff:
Placed Petal Tee - Loft (Summer 09)
Wide Leg Pants - Limited (Spring 09)
Green Cardigan - Talbots (Summer 09)

OOTD - Pretty Boring in Pink

Today was pretty basic. :-) How was everyone's weekend?

I really, really love this skirt. I have it black and khaki, and decided I needed a "fun" color as well. Currently, there are 3 "fun" colors on sale for $20. Use coupon codes 112 for 20% off and S15 for free shipping. :-)

The Stuff:
Roll Sleeve Button Down Shirt - Loft $20
Signature Stretch Sateen Skirt - Spiegel $15

Inspiration: Lena Horne

I actually meant to post these images a while back, but hadn't fully committed to a posting schedule for the style inspiration images. Today, when I heard about the passing of Lena Horne, I decided there was no time like the present.

Lena Horne was born and grew up in Brooklyn and Philadephia, mostly raised by her suffragette grandmother. She began her career in the Cotton Club in the 30s, and went on to perform in several movies - however, just like my previous inspiration, Dorothy Dandridge, Horne was only in segments that could be cut from theaters that banned blacks in certain roles on screen. Meaning, they could never be in roles that had an effect on the actual story of the film because every scene with a black person would be edited out in the South. No characters, no lines. After what sounds to be a frustrating time in Hollywood, she returned to music in the 50s. Later in life, she played the part of Glinda the Good in "The Wiz".

This was a really short blurb, and if you are interested, or have some time, read some of her interviews about her experiences. So interesting! She was 92 years old when she passed today - I recommend you listen to a few of her songs, most notably Stormy Weather. I hope you enjoy these photos!

Happy Mothers Day!

Here is my daughter and I on Mother's Day. We went and saw Iron Man 2 (as good as the first, IMHO) and went to eat at a local yummy eatery.

This jacket is the same as the Navy one I have, but when I heard the Loft had new markdowns this past week, I went to check it out. This was marked down to $30, so I grabbed it. This top is what my daughter picked out as my mother's day gift. :-)

Happy Mother's Day to you All!!

The Stuff:
Denim Pencil Skirt - Loft $25 (older)
Cotton Dobby Jacket with Ruched Collar - Loft $30
Beaded Tank Top - JC Penney
Bag - Coach Outlet

As always, thank you for reading!! :-)

OOT Weekend - Saturday!

I have this shirt in two colors, navy and this corally color. I loved it on the mannequin, and I usually have a hard time wearing it. :-/

The Stuff:
Polka Dot / Paisley Top - Loft $20 (Summer 08)
Khaki Shorts - Chadwicks - ? Older, not sure when purchased.
Tank - Loft $10 (older)
Navy Shoes - Talbots

Inbox Round Up

JJill continues with $20 off $80 with coupon code EMO15 (haha) or in store coupon here.

GAP offers 20% off womens clothing online with code GAPLUVSMOM (through Sunday)

Banana Republic
offers 15% off orders of $75+ (BRTAKE15), 20% off $100+ (BRSAVE20), 30% off purchases of $150+ (SAVE30) all have free shipping. (through Sunday)

Express offers $30 off $75 or $15 off $30 with code 2746 or in store coupon here. (through Sunday)

JC Penny offers $10 off a $10 purchase with code 4BESTMOM through Sunday.

Our friend Susan PMed me with the following as well:

Ann Taylor is offering 25% off your whole order in-store and online with coupon code MAY25. (through Sunday)

Talbots is offering 30% off one full-priced item with code FB30. Online only. (Through Sunday)

From our friend Sarah -
$25 off a $50 purchase and free basic shipping from SOMA with code 7642. Good until the 12th.

All bras are 25% off right now too!

OOTN: Date Night

Went to dinner with hubby tonight.

The stuff:
Dress - Loft $5 (Summer 09)
Cardigan - Loft $20 (Summer 09)
Shoes - Naturalizer $15 (Summer 08)

Coldwater Creek - 40% off in outlet + additional 25% and Free shipping

Coldwater Creek has 40% off everything in the outlet (price updates in your cart). THEN, use coupon code WHP2633 for an additional 25% off plus free shipping!

The shipped total for the following three items would be $32 plus tax. That's $10 and change per item!

First sign of "the end" of Martin and Osa

Martin and Osa has always offered free returns on their website. Tonight when I went on their site to check out the 30% off the entire site sale, I noticed a new message:

When you click on it, you get a little notice about M&O closing. The Mall of America store is slated to close May 9! So its creepin on up. Here are some things I will be keepin an eye on.