Barneys Warehouse Sale

February 3, 2010

While driving through Downtown LA this weekend, I noticed a ginormous banner hung outside the LA Convention Center bearing the BEST news. What better way to start the month off than finding some fashion goodies at the Barneys Warehouse Sale?!

Arriving in our two favorite cities (NY & LA, of course!), the warehouse sale is highly anticipated and offers 50-75% off regular priced items. I’ve never been to one before, so I’m SO excited for this!! See below for the dates and location details for both cities:

Los Angeles: 2/4 – 2/15
LA Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St.

New York: 2/11 – 2/28
255 W. 17th St.

The shopping frenzy begins at 8AM sharp on the first days of both sales! Can’t wait to pick up some springtime blouses and shoes, shoes, shoes.


Big Bags are Fun

January 5, 2010

Happy New Year! Hopefully, 2010 is going to be a great one!

I’m still enjoying some time off from work and wanted to catch up on some much needed blogging. First case of business, say hello to my new friend:

I picked up this Morning After Bag at the RM San Francisco sample sale and it’s quickly become a favorite! Slate greyish, with a tinge of green, I was hoping to grab a more colorful piece while there. However, despite getting there around 10:10AM (minutes after the sale started), the girls were already roaming around with multiple bags on their arms! I have to admit I didn’t love this when I saw it right away, but now I actually really like that it’s such a muted color since the bag is kind of humongous. Yes, the bag is pretty heavy–especially since I manage to fit a plethora of random bits and pieces in there, but I really love it! In addition to it amazingly allowing space for my 12′ work laptop, the trio of interior pockets is awesome for a girl like me! Spots reserved for keys, iPhone, and index cards (yes, I am a nerd), so I don’t have to dig around for them. What could be better? I’ve been wanting a new bag for work, but this has become a quick and easy go-to for everyday errands as well.

Minkoff sales seem to be all over the place, so I’m happy that her bags are so cute and affordable! Regular seasonal sample sales in NY/SF/LA and online sales? Pretty awesome way of getting her bags into the hands of the regular consumer. Plus, how genius is the “Vincent” card inside the morning after’s?

Free Shipping Day

December 17, 2009

Today is Free Shipping Day!If there’s one thing I hate to pay for, it’s shipping. The second item on that list is tax, but we can’t win everything (unless you live in Oregon or Delaware). 743 participating retailers are offering free shipping today (some do have a minimum purchase limit, so check!), perfect timing for those last minute giftings =)

Mike & Chris Sale at Reverse!

December 15, 2009

As if I haven’t been buying myself enough goodies this past month, one of my favorite (usually overpriced) lines went on sale today on Reverse! EFF! I love the style of Mike & Chris–comfy and casual. Thankfully, at 70% to 80% off, I can finally afford to pick up some of their pieces!

Glen Zip Up (Orig. $216, Sale $65) Long and lean, and great for throwing over skinny jeans. My favorite part is the shoulder flap in the back.

Dustin Cotton Voile V Neck Tunic (Orig. $160, Sale $39) I love, love tunics. I love, love white.

3 Button Tights (Orig. $68, Sale $19) My mom makes fun of me for wearing leggings because they shouldn't be considered pants, but the button detailing on these will hopefully make them look a little more legit.

I’ve been lusting after a Mike & Chris hoodie ever since I first laid eyes on the line (a leather jacket might be next on my list now)! For less than $200, how ever could I have resisted? I even learned a new trick on how to check my credit card number without my supervisor noticing. Hurry on to the site because things are selling out quickly! Click here for an invite to Reverse.

Stocking Stuffer Bling

December 13, 2009

Looking for a stocking stuffer that will be sure to win over any gal in your life? While passing through the Petaluma Outlets last week, I was pleasantly surprised to find the infamous shu uemura eyelash curler on sale for only $10 at the Designer Fragrances & Cosmetic Co.! The red boxes were stacked throughout the store and calling for me to buy them for all the girls in my life. This beautiful limited edition 24K gold-plated version retails for $24 and is one of THE best eyelash curlers on the market. Hurry and grab some before they’re all gone! They will not disappoint.

Wear Your Heart on Your Very Fashionable Sleeve

December 12, 2009

By offering fashion made with ethical and environmentally-conscious practices, that’s the motto that Arboretum Apparel preaches. I can’t even begin to say how much I fell in love with this store while roaming around the streets of beautiful Healdsburg, CA.

Downtown Healdsburg, itself, was a gorgeous sight to see during this time of the year. After finishing up work for the day, my coworker and I were excited about having the chance to do some shopping and delighted to find Healdsburg Plaza bordered with cute boutiques all along Center St. and Healdsburg Ave. As we took our time checking out the stores, everyone was friendly and didn’t seem to mind that most of the time, we didn’t get a chance to buy anything at all. Boutique owners and sales people alike just seemed genuinely pleased that we’d even dropped by. I loved it!

Between the awesome decor (created by marine biologists), bright lights, and striking fashion offerings, Arboretum is one of the most intriguing I’ve ever seen. I mean, have you ever seen clothing racks like that?! We were even lucky enough to have some time to chat with one of the co-owners, Kate Morrison! As I listened to how she had already found previous success as a boutique owner in Boston and moved to Healdsburg for love, I couldn’t help but be excited. I think that’s what LA lacks: boutique owners who will chat with you about what they do, how they got there, and even what kind of perfume she likes. Even as I left the store longing for the last pair of summer sandals Kate had displayed, she offered to ship them to me. Such a sweet gal! I’m not sure that I’ll ever be back in town anytime soon, but hopefully she opens up shop in LA someday.

Just because I can't have them, maybe someone who's a size 6.5 can!

Rose Champagne Lovin’

December 11, 2009

I’m convinced that shopping is a bad, bad addiction in all sorts of ways. When forgotten, you almost convince yourself you can live without it. When wrapped up in the essence of it, you can’t even begin to imagine life without the rush. That may be a little over the top, but I’m constantly finding myself caught up in huge waves of buy, buy, buy. I picked up a bevy of fun, fun goodies while visiting Norcal and have to share them all with you over the next few days!

Rose Champagne. So pretty. I’ve always loved Reiss–their pieces are stunningly beautiful and painfully pricey. I picked up this gorgeous Alonsio Weave Fold Over Clutch while shopping in SF this weekend and I’m absolutely in love with it. I’ve been looking for a going out clutch/wristlet and this doubles up as both! The detachable strap allows for easy transitioning between classy dinner dates and ridiculous nights out (we have to have some way of holding onto our bags while juggling those drinks, right?). The weaving is also a sweet contrast to the more standard clutches I’ve seen and the ones I already own. The best part is that the color is seriously unlike anything I’ve seen (it even photographs nicely!) and will be a perfect pop against a LBD or even as an addition to a bright colored frock! I picked this up at the Reiss store for $240, but ASOS has it for only $203!

If I hadn’t already done so much damage to my bank account last week, I would’ve desperately wanted to buy this pretty little skirt as well:

Reiss Silk Selena Twist Skirt ($186.97)

It reminds me of the Aaron Ashe skirt from The White Dress Shop I’ve been eyeing! Oh well, maybe next time… For now, my pretty little clutch will have to do. I’m so disgustingly in love with it that I might try to pull off taking it out on casual outings here and there.