Monday, September 28, 2009

Into Sneakers?

...then this is a cool event you won't want to miss!

Style Your Sole: Give Shoes to A Child In Need
Hosted by Bottega Salon and Alter EGO

Date: October 24, 2009
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Noir Lounge, 425 Glenwood Ave - Raleigh, NC

Come together with local artists in our community to express yourself and help children in need by customizing your own blank, canvas TOMS. TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need.

One for One.

On October 24th you will have the opportunity to get involved! Bottega Hair Studio and Alter EGO are teaming up with Noir Bar and Lounge to host the triangle’s first Style Your Sole party!

Pre-purchase your very own pair of TOMS shoes for $49 by filling out the registration information at the link below. Come to Noir at 2:00pm and paint your canvas TOMS alongside an array of local artists; paints and supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Local DJ’s will be outside spinning while you paint.

There will also be an organic wine tasting and a spread of organic treats provided by Zely and Ritz. This is a family friendly event, so bring everyone! After the painting is finished we will all move inside to Noir’s after party for drinks more great music!

Alter Ego Salon
119 E Hargett St., Ste. 200 | Raleigh, NC 27601

Monday, September 21, 2009

Massive Sale Alert: The Body Shop Warehouse Sale

How many of you local readers knew that the global retailer The Body Shop actually has a large presence in North Raleigh (closer to Wake Forest, from what I hear)? Big thanks to Jess for forwarding me the following email!

(click to enlarge)

Even as a mark rep myself, I'm really glad to post this for a few reasons:
1 - Competition is always healthy. Keeps brands/retailers on their toes.
2 - Like mark., The Body Shop is strongly against animal testing. They also have a very impressive list of social, eco, and other amazing values. Read more here, here, and here!
3 - The local presence. The Body Shop keeps a lot of local people employed here in Raleigh.

Here's a Google Maps link, if you're interested in going!

Monday, September 14, 2009

{New Boutique on the Block}: GiGi's Boutique Coming to Cary

Remember my post a few weeks back about the great North Raleigh find, GiGi's Boutique?

I am SO excited to announce that they are opening up shop in Cary - MUCH closer to my neck of the woods... and just down the street from Swagger - in a few (give or take) weeks!

Here's the scoop from their eNews:We are excited to announce a second Gigi's Boutique will open, mid to late October 2009, at Crescent Commons in Cary. Crescent Commons is located at the corner of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Roads.

More information to follow as we get closer to the Grand Opening!

We are so thankful for your support and look forward to seeing you soon.
I'll be sure to post about any Grand Opening events, etc. As always, be sure to keep it local!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Wow. Can we say overkill?

(If you can't see what's ridiculous about the above image, be sure to click on it to enlarge it and take a look at the dates.)

PS - That is the exact reason I have a (email) version of my email. Because there is no reason I should have to go through that many emails, from various retailers, on a regular basis.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Just a Little Reminder...

"If we know the house always wins, why gamble?" - S&tC.

That's why I like my money... right where I can see it... HANGING IN MY CLOSET.

{Image: eBates blog - which is also awesome.}

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

WANT: Fall Staple - Monogrammed Pashmina

I'm thinking I'm going to need one of these monogrammed pashminas in black with red monogramming for any chilly Wolfpack tailgates and football games!

IE: Tomorrow. Dang. I didn't plan that one out very well.

Although... I'm not left out in the cold!

The entire E. Riley-Dorn wedding entourage received red pashminas as bridal party gifts just this past February - perfect for all of us State girls (see below)!

Big props go out to Mrs. (YES, MRS. - it still trips me out to write that) E. {Riley} Dorn for the great taste and outfitting the always classy look for tomorrow's big game vs. USC!

Rest assured, I can get by with my current selection of red or green pashminas, but one more never hurts! I hate having to pick one color to live with for good - a girl needs options! (That is yet another E. Riley Dorn principle, that every well-dressed woman should wardrobe by.)

And I do have some time until fall temperature actually set in for real. I can't imagine that the 90 degree days are actually legitimately over. I mean, I HAVE lived in NC my whole life... I know it doesn't actually work that way. (True Life: I'm also one of the many people that almost passed out at the NCSU vs. Clemson game two years ago when it went from a 60 degree tailgate to a 90 degree ballgame. I went home at half-time to shower and spend the rest of the day in the AC... something I never do.)

Long story short, monogrammed pashminas. At Swagger (in-store or online). $34.00.