Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Closet Constant: The White Shirt

I'm a big believer in staple pieces for your wardrobe that will last through trends, seasons, and years. I like to call them Closet Constants.

Today's Closet Constant is the basic white shirt.  The white shirt fits everyone's fashion personality - from the button-down to the t-shirt, there's a white shirt for everyone.  Every time it gets stained (which happens too often) or grown out of, it always needs to be replaced.  Always.

Why you need it:  There are endless ways to accessorize a white shirt.  Pick the color of the season and go crazy - shoes, bangles, hair pieces, belts.  Throw a great jacket or sweater over the top.  Dress it up with boots, slacks.  Dress it down with tennis shoes, jeans, and a hat.  No matter how you wear it, its always a great clean classic look.

Where you can find it:  Um....anywhere.  Really.  Walk into any store and you'll find it.  And if you really don't believe me, just walk into White | Black.  Its guaranteed they have a white shirt.  But find the one that works for you.  If you're not a button-up kind of gal, don't go to White | Black.  Don't count out department stores - they have great sales and a great variety.  Check them out too!

How to get it at a great price:  Since white shirts are always in season, you'll be hard-pressed to find a closeout sale on them. So shop with coupons or during store wide sales to get the best price.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday

I have to say it....I'm slightly disappointed in this year's Cyber Monday.  Okay, I'm really disappointed.  Same sales as in-stores and I'd rather shop in person than online if I'm getting the same prices...so check out my Black Friday post to find out what sales are going on today.  Happy [cyber] shopping!

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Sales

Just a few of the Black Friday sales to look out for:

Sephora:  With any $25.00 purchase, receive a free tote bag (while supplies last).

Kohls:  Sales galore.  If you happen to be buying online, use THXGIVING15 for an extra 15% off.

Ann Taylor Loft:  40% off in-store.  To redeem online use ENJOY at checkout.

Old Navy: Opens at Midnight on Friday - Free XBox DanceCentral with $25 (while a small amount of supplies last).  Doorbusters on Friday and Saturday.

Express: 40% off everything online and in most stores until NOON only.

Ann Taylor: 40% off entire purchas until NOON only.  To redeem online enter THANKS. 
Banana Republic: 25% off everything instore and online.  Use BRTHANKS at checkout to redeem.


How to Shop Gap

How to shop Gap this Black Friday?  Like any other day, but the thing you must remember is to keep you receipt.  Why?  Because if you go back in a week and the item you bought is lower in price, Gap will refund you the difference between the new price and what you paid. 

Also, check to see when the Gap in your area does markdowns.  I believe its usually Tuesday (could be Wednesday) and if you get in early you can find some major steals.  Like the $2 shorts I found last week, or the $2 tights I found the week before....Yep, I love Gap sales.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How to Shop Walmart

Everyone knows it gets CRAZY at Walmart on Black Friday.  In fact, after all of my years of shopping early in the morning on Black Friday I avoid Walmart like the plague.  But, here's the secret to shop Wally World:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

How to Shop Kohls

First off, can I just say that it's CRAZY Kohls is opening at 3AM this year?  You who will be camping out there are my heroes, because I'll be cruising straight into the store no earlier than 8AM!  On to how to shop Kohls this Black Friday....

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ready Set Eat - No - SHOP!!

Happy Thanksgiving! This week officially starts the holiday shopping and some of the best sales of the YEAR.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a chance to finish (or start) Christmas shopping or just get a steal of a deal on something you've been saving your pennies to buy.

This week I'll be posting some great steals in-store and online and the most effective way to shop some of the most popular stores.  So enjoy your Thanksgiving meal and start browsing the ads for my favorite shopping of the year!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Reminder When Its Cold

When the weather starts to cool down and I start pulling out the jackets and sweaters, I always remember one thing.  How I want more jackets.  According to my husband, I already have a fine collection, but there's just something about a great jacket he'll never understand!  Currently I'm coveting the double-breasted velveteen jacket from Talbots below....perfect mix of this season's trends and a slimming cut.

But since I can't muster to pay the $129 I'm admiring from afar, and watching their sales like a hawk (day after Thanksgiving anyone?).  But I just might satisfy my need for a new great jacket with Ann Taylor Loft's newest sale - jackets for $75.  If you order by tomorrow, you can get free shipping.  Deal ends Monday the 22nd. 

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shabby Apple's New Accessory Line plus Coupon Code

Shabby Apple has expanded their accessory line.  Items include the usual, but one unique item - a slip. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Team for New Balance

Heidi Klum and New Balance have recently teamed up for a new line, HKNB, exclusively on Amazon.com.  This line features great lightweight fabrics and comfortable styles, perfect for the gym and everyday wear.  From what I can gather, some of these items were created as a challenge on Project Runway, but we all know I refuse to watch the current season until its on DVD so I'm just educated-ly guessing! Click the ad below to start shopping.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Don't forget to vote!

Three more days to vote! You can vote once per day for my little cow! Click here.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's Gap Give and Get Time Again!

Planning on shopping at Gap, Banana Republic, or Old Navy anytime soon?  Want 30% off?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Why you should learn to sew...

I entered my baby girl into a costume contest for Parents magazine (subscription free with my Boppy purchase - yay!).  It had to be homemade and I gladly made my little girl into the cutest cow I have ever seen.  So help me out and vote!  Prize money is $100 and I could do a LOT of damage shopping the sales!
Click here to vote!