Monday, December 20, 2010

The 5 Best Last Minute Gifts for your Significant Other

The five best gifts for your wife, girlfriend, or significant other:

1.  Beauty in a Box - the Aqua Essentials Kit from Sephora.comThis kit includes 2 cream eyeshadows in neutral colors, 2 eyeliners in your basic colors, 1 mascara, 1 lipliner, and eye makeup remover. Yours for $69, with free two-day shipping, enter UPS2DAY at checkout.  Don't forget when you order online to pick out 3 free samples to add to your special one's gift, maybe something like item #2?

Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker for Women, Eau de Parfum, 3.4-Ounce Spray Bottle

2. Lovely Perfume, by Sara Jessica Parker.  There's a reason it's the most popular perfume.  Yours for $37.49 from (click the above picture to buy).  Order by the 21st to receive free two-day shipping.

Find out the other 3 best gifts for the women in your life!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dear Santa,

Please bring me a pair of closed-toe black heels or brown boots.  I went to the store to find them myself, and came out with gray suede pumps (on sale!).  Please help, I promise I've been good.
Calvin Klein Women's Odette Platform Pump,Graphite,7.5 M US

P.S.  Please get the Gianni Bini green pumps with the blue-and-white flower for my sister-in-law.  She's says they're not "practical" but she needs them anyway.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Insipiration and Windows

People often ask me how I became an image consultant. Well, it was a lot of soul-searching, a lot of research, and a whole lot of love for clothing.  There were a lot of experiences that led me to this, but one random experience was walking next to Berdorg Goodman in New York and hearing that decorating their windows is a full-time job.  Yep, full-time.  Best job ever if you ask me.  So when BG sent out this video of the making of their 2010 display, I had to share.  Enjoy.  Watch BG video here.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ann Taylor Loft Sale

TODAY ONLY - 30% off your entire purchase in-store or online.  To redeem online enter STYLEDECE at checkout.  Happy shopping!

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Fabulous Fabrics: Velvet

Definition: a soft fabric, having a dense pile and a plain underside.

I'm not sure how velvet became the traditional Christmas fabric, but its great for cold weather and its rich texture is perfect for any holiday party.  Usually found in jackets and party dresses this time of year, velvet can last quite a while if taken good care of.

How to care for it: Store carefully as folding can damage the pile of the velvet.  For best results, follow the care label for your particular clothing item or take to a dry cleaners.

Find out about other fabulous fabrics here.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fashion Friendly: Barley & Birch

The recent trends in businesses is to go "green" - become environmentally friendly, lower amounts of pollution, bring jobs back to the U.S., etc, etc.  Well, some businesses do it better than others.  Like barley & birch. 

Coming up on their second anniversary, barley & birch sells kids clothing for a cause - here's just a small list of how they are changing the world, one onesie at a time:
  • work with manufacturers and suppliers that are mostly solar-powered
  • work with organic cotton and water-based inks
  • gives at least 15% of profits to various charitys and nonprofit organizations 
Shop the barley & birch line here or look for a store with their product here.

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