Leifsdottir is a master of great quality, sweet-but-not-saccharine tops. The problem with the shoulder embellishment trend is that the pieces can make you look like you’re wearing a coat of armor. Not so with this top. The ruffle detail looks feminine without being overly heavy – you’d still be able to pair it with a blazer or cardigan without bunching.
It was marked down from $118 to $70.80, but with code BFF you can get it for $56.64. Only size medium left!
Leifsdottir Ruffle-Sleeved Top, Reg: $118, Now: $56.64
March 25, 2010 No Comments
In honor of the first week of spring, we thought it only appropriate to share some of our favorite looks of the season from Sale Spot! With so many fun colors and fresh designs, it was hard to narrow down. But here are a few fabulous items we’re dying to get our hands on!
Clockwise from top left: Free People flower headband, Marc by Marc Jacobs tote, Haute Hippie bubble dress, JCrew twisted bracelet, Kate Spade chain necklace
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March 24, 2010 No Comments
Your eyes don’t deceive you. This BCBG jersey dress is really only $51.20. The boat neck is not just flattering but chic too. And while we have no love for actual pythons, this python print is definitely worth embracing. It makes the dress stand out while concealing any problem areas!
The dress ends at the knee, making it totally appropriate for work or play.
BCBG “Fading Shadow” Dress, Reg: $128, Now: $51.20 (use code BFF)
March 24, 2010 No Comments
It’s spring! And that means time for wedding-season (showers and weddings) graduation open houses, and Mother’s Day brunches. In Salemail today, we found the perfect open toe pump for all of those fun flirty occasions. Regardless of your age, these heels would look fabulous!
Original $345, Now $138
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March 23, 2010 No Comments
Looking for the perfect basic sweater? This one by Vanessa Bruno Athé is too good to pass up! Not only is the pretty burnt-orange color great for any season, but it’s on sale for a whopping 85% off! Snag one quick before it’s too late.
Vanessa Bruno Athé Wool-blend sweater: Original Price $245, Now $36.75
March 22, 2010 No Comments
Spring is pretty much here, and with Spring comes softer, pastel color palettes, Easter, and wedding season. These cute pink Jeffrey Campbell leather flats are perfect for those Spring and those special Spring occasions. And now you can enjoy them for 50% off and get free shipping from Nordstrom when you use the promo code SHOES! Enjoy!
Jeffrey Campbell ‘Pearl’ Flat, Originally: $109.95, Now: $52.90
March 19, 2010 No Comments
Congratulations to the Shop It To Me Tweepstakes winners!
We’ve contacted the lucky ten and here they are along with their fabulous fashion philosophies:SereneMoments: Modern world, classic look, antique budget
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VirginWrites: Light on fabric, heavy on the jewelry.
hrbeck: Fashions fade, style is eternal.
lindaatherbest: A card-carrying, stiletto-wearing, chic-freak!
cconeill: I’m glam but rough around the edges.
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March 18, 2010 2 Comments
Transitioning your look from fall to spring goes beyond your lightening up your wardrobe! Wearing a fun lip color is a great way to put a little extra pep in your step as the weather gets warmer. Praying for Prada is here to show us some hot lip colors straight from the runways. Check out her blog covering wardrobe essentials, “how to’s,” trend-reviews and must-visit sales!
I’m quick on the draw when it comes to switching my clothes and handbags with the seasons. It doesn’t take more than a 50-degree day to send me running for the wedges and floral prints. But my seasonal makeup routine leaves a bit to be desired. And because one of the biggest ways to make a warm-weather impact (for very little cost) is with lipstick, here are some trends straight from the Fashion Week runways that are sure to put a little pep in your pucker this spring.
1. Coral (inspired by the AW ’10 runways at Holly Fulton and Max Azria). I know you’re thinking, “EW! Orange!” But true coral is universally flattering and gives its wearers a hint of popsicle-inspired color that brightens any complexion. It also looks great against a tan. This Rimmel London Moisture Renew lipstick in Coral Queen is available for $10.26 at ASOS.com here.
2. Nude (inspired by the runways of Elie Saab Couture ’10 and Vera Wang AW ’10). A favorite make-up combination of mine is a nude lip with a smoky, made-up eye. Wear it matte, or with a dab of clear gloss for extra oomph without added color. Try this Too Faced Lip of Luxury version in Totally Nude, available for $18 at the Skinstore.com here.
3. Purple (inspired by the runways of Vena Cava Spring ’10 and Zac Posen AW ’10). Before you shriek, “I’d never wear that!” consider that purple is a great way to play up your femininity without being too saccharine (as pink tends to be). Make sure to keep the color light and sheer, unless you’re anxious to look like you’re on furlough from the underworld. Try this Bobbi Brown lipstick in blackberry for $22, available at Macys.com here.
For more budget beauty options that are spring-ready and wallet-friendly, visit Elle.com’s list here.
March 18, 2010 No Comments
Even though most Lauren Merkin bags have the same signature shape, the brand always manages to keep them fresh and exciting with new eye-catching colors and prints.
This shimmery black/gold checkerboard pattern adds just enough pop without being over-the-top. Who knew a disco-ball-esque print could be so classy? Whatever you throw on at night, this clutch would be a great outfit-topper!
Lauren Merkin Eve Checkerboard Clutch, Reg: $200, Now: $90
March 18, 2010 No Comments
Easter is coming up and although you might not be Easter egg hunting anymore, you’re probably hunting for a cute dress to wear. Have no fear! Becky from Gilding the Frilly is here to show you how you can look great for Easter and still have some money to spare for your favorite Easter treats. Be sure to check out her personal style blog about a 20-something girl trying to make it in NYC one outfit at a time!
Easter is less than a month away, and whether you’ll be spending the holiday in church with family or doing an Easter egg hunt with friends, it’s time to welcome back pretty spring colors and floral prints! I remember looking forward to Easter when I was a little girl, because it usually meant a frilly new dress. Not much has changed since then except for the fact that if I want a frilly new dress I’m the one who’s shelling out the cash for it, not the Easter Bunny. Let’s face it; I’m not the only one on a budget these days, right? So, here’s a bit of help finding that perfect Easter dress for under $100!
The retailers who are part of the Shop It To Me family are a great place to start your search. My Salemail from Friday included a candy-colored floral print Ellen Tracy dress from Smartbargains.com for $59.99. (Even better? Shop It To Me readers get free shipping on the site!) It’s demure enough for a family function with its lady-like silhouette, but the ruffle detailing adds a bit of fun.
Overstock.com has a variety of dresses under $100 that would be prefect for Easter, including this London Times solid green number (at a reasonable $44.99) for those who aren’t fans of an all-over print.
Ann Taylor LOFT’s dress section offers dresses in more subdued colors, and an array of more casual options, all of which are $100!
Utilize the items already in your closet to personalize these dresses to fit your style. Add a cardigan and some statement jewelry, or finally wear those sandals you bought on clearance that you didn’t get a chance to wear before winter!
March 18, 2010 4 Comments