Wednesday, October 29, 2008

WANT: Ghostess with the Mostess Apron

As many of you know, I always prefer to shop local & independent when I can!

Lucky for me, I'll be seeing Mandy first thing tomorrow morning... and I'll be sure to see if she can snag me this CUTE Halloween apron at Swagger first. If not, Swoozies it is then!

Halloween Apron - Ghostess with the Mostess - ONLINE ONLY SALE
Original Price: $39.99
Online Only Sale: $19.99
That's my kind of sale! I'll be sure to update on my findings... for real this time.

Monday, October 20, 2008

WANT: That Darn Pottery Barn Teen

I mean, let's be honest, we already loved Pottery Barn (and wish we could upfit the entire house from there), but the PBteen is freaking awesome, too... and they are having a sale that makes me really, really want to blow the budget that I've been putting aside to pay for Vegas.Who wants this chair in her office? I want that chair in my office.

(Penelope Chair - was $399.00, now $329.00)

What teen is outfitting their backyard? Oh well, could surely want this, too.

(Outdoor Cushy Armless Chair - was $299-399, now $249-$399)

I know people who would put this on their wedding registry.

(Classic Dot Duvet Cover - was $79.00, now $49.99)
And don't even get me started on the really great-looking bed sheets... check out the full sale here.


Ok, back to work.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I Love Not Camping

Those of you who know me IRL (in real life), know that some of these suit me to a "t".

My idea of roughing it? The Holiday Inn.

My idea of a domestic adventure? Always goes better with a cocktail or bottle of wine (and my girls)!
(via HWTM blog)
Anne Taintor must be my kind of girl! This just adds support to the argument in support of bridesmaid dresses with pockets (for flasks or airplane bottles)... I'm just sayin'.
Love it all.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ready to Shop, Shop, Shop?

From Sue Stock's retailing blog:LNT liquidating all stores...

What did I tell you? Unable to find a last-minute buyer, Linens N Things is liquidating ALL stores. I certainly hope you used your gift cards! And, if you're in the market for home goods, this could be a good chance to pick up some bargains. The sales reportedly will begin as early as Thursday...
It's a bit sad, but at least by shopping you're helping them reduce their inventory and convert it to liquid cash.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Attention: Longchamp Faithfuls...

Lisa S. has plunged into the dark depths of "use and care" experimentation and emerged victoriously!

Be sure to check out her update (Fall clothing swap out, and some updates...) for her simple, yet SO useful, approach to cleaning up a light-colored Longchamp who's done a lot of hard work this past season for you.Also, since she dutifully noted the "explosion of summer and fall" that is her room at the moment, I thought I'd offer up these pictures of my office during the seasonal transition (which is taking it's sweet time since as she noted: " It's too warm during the day to wear fall clothes, and too cool at night to keep on the summer ones").

"Explosion" is exactly the right word... you could lose a puppy (or two) in there!

Note to self: New house shall be designed around the closet... so everything can stay year-round. I can't find a movie still of the best closet ever a la Sex & the City: The Movie, so this will have to do:
(Watched the movie AGAIN last night, loved it AGAIN.)

WAIT - Found a video... sort of, just fast forward to 1:45... that's where the good stuff is.

Ah, Real Estate Heaven.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Something I've Always Wondered...

When you buy new dress pants, why are the back pockets always sewn shut?
(Express - High-Waist Wide-Leg Editor Pant - Herringbone - $98.00)
Think about it, it costs more from a manufacturing standpoint to produce and sew in the actual pocket, so we can safely rule out that it's just for "looks". (If that was the case, they would sew a false pocket cover on and call it done.)

Maybe it's to prevent snags along the way or during shipping and retailing? Maybe it's something as simple as it's easier to just sew straight across for another step in the manufacturing process? I just don't know.

I am a proud College of Textiles grad, but this is something we never covered in my concentration.

Anyone ever heard the logic behind this?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Deal of the Week: Old Navy Built-In Tanks

Took a quick browse through Old Navy last weekend and the only things I walked out with were two of these great tanks/camisoles:
Women's Shelf-Bra Camis
$12.50 each, buy two or more - $9.00 each
I actually scooped up a black and white for only $5.00 each. NICE!

These are just the type of camis you can never have too many hanging in the closet (or in my case, in the cami drawer). The neckline is very flattering and I purchased two x-smalls and the length STILL goes past my belt (I love a shirt that doesn't ride up and covers belly button still after a few washes!). Good stuff right there.

The same discount isn't available currently online, but $5.00 built-in camis are worth stalking your local ON for. I'll probably by one of each color next time I see this deal again!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Coat Shopping?

Fabulous... especially if you're following the "buy one - donate one" rule where anytime you add something new to your wardrobe, you also deduct something.

If you're thinking of doing so with jackets, be sure to check out Great Outdoor's Coat Swap!From Sue Stock's blog:
"Customers who donate a clean, used coat during the month of October will receive 20 percent off the purchase of a new one."
My to-do list tonight: clean out the winter closets and go select a new North Face for 20% off!