Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Joins the Private Sale Bandwagon

Thanks to's article on the dot com discount retailer launching its own private sale website, I now have yet another daily/weekly email list that will be filling up my commercial email inbox - and judging by the first look I just took at I'm totally cool with that.

Chi flat irons, home textiles, and kitchen counter-top appliances. I think they just rolled all of my budget vices into one private sale. Eek!

Monday, August 23, 2010

5 Ways to Add Elegance to Dresses

You will laugh at this for one of two reasons:

1 - You may have studied fashion, apparel, or textiles at some point
2 - You have five fingers

(Or both of the reasons above.)

I don't know about y'all, but I'm LOVING this ongoing advertising campaign from Zappos (official Zappos site). Hi-larious!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Window Shopping: ZGallerie Summer Sale (with a great sale going on right now!) is one of my favorites to "window shop" online for modern accessories and style inspiration (and they have someone super helpful running their @ZGallerie twitter account, too - they got me taken care of in less than a day when I couldn't join the email list)!

SUPER cute laptop bag - $12.39
(And it's faux croc - which means I can purchase it with a clean conscience!)

Cute cupcake tray! - $9.99
A fun and super affordable accessory for the entertaining gal.

Round lacquer trays - $12.39
One in each color, please!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

mark. Goes Fair Trade

I am SUPER excited about this!

If you've been reading for some time, you know that I'm all about "voting with my consumer dollars" and that mark. is my choice for beauty products because they were one of the first to have a strong position against animal testing.

Launching a line of fair trade products? Just as cool!

Can't wait to get my hands on these. I hear the "Do the Right Thing" Smoothing Body Lotion with SPF 15 is going to be my new favorite because it's so much like the "For Goodness Face" lightweight moisturizer with SPF built-in.

If you want to check out this line, visit my mark page and search "fair trade" (I'd link it for you, but mark doesn't have the best options for deep-linking directly to products.)