With all the fabulous deals you can find in Salemail, it’s great to save where you can. That said, every fashionista deserves to treat herself here and there. Some things are just too beautiful to pass up! Celebrity Chic is here to show you 6 splurge-worthy items that you can add to your winter wish lists. Be sure to check out the blog covering celebrity style and fashion with a little bit of gossip juice on the side.
1. Double-Cloth Carlin Coat, $250.00, J. Crew
2. DSQUARED2 Tartan Gloves, $195.00, Yoox
3. Raindrop Dress, $178.80, French Connection
4. Judith Leiber Heart N Soul Clutch, $2195.00, Net-a-Porter
5. Viva La Juicy By Juicy Couture Perfume, $65.00, Sephora
6. Christian Louboutin Lady Page Pumps, $895.00, Footcandy
This is Jihan, from style blog Celebrity Chic, and I’ve compiled a list of 6 fabulous winter splurges. My fave option on the list? The Christian Louboutin Lady Page patent pumps. To die for. Walk into any holiday party this season with those devilish pumps and you’ll most definitely be the center of attention. So go ahead – splurge. If you’re too cautious to buy everything on this list, just spoil yourself and get at least one! We all deserve a bit of glam in our lives.
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December 23, 2009 No Comments
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December 22, 2009 No Comments
The holidays are almost upon us, but before you can fully relax, you still have a long, boring car or plane ride and a few final presents to buy. Knock them both off your list (and throw in a few gifts to yourself). Shop It To Me has teamed up with Hearst and together, we’re able to offer you a special perk: get full- year subscriptions to your favorite magazines, just $5 each!
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Who doesn’t love a ridiculously good deal around the holidays? Stock up – get ‘em while they’re cheap!
December 21, 2009 No Comments
Leggings have always been one of my favorite trends. I sport the spandex at least three days a week accompanied by a fun top or thick, cozy sweater. Regardless, I am about to go legging-crazy with all of the fun printed and embellished styles that have been popping up in Salemail lately. ShopBop has a glorious selection of the comfy-yet-stylish pants that add a splash of excitement to any basic look. Pair them with a simple tunic or casual tee and ankle boots, then accessorize for an easy yet fashion-forward look!
1. Alice + Olivia Velvet Leggings (30% off), 2. Ella Moss Zebra Leggings (30% off), 3. Mara Hoffman Studded Leggings (30% off), 4. Mara Hoffman Printed Leggings (50% off), 5. Mara Hoffman Printed Leggings (30% off), 6. Alice + Olivia Sequin Panel Pants (30% off), 7. Helmut Lang Membrane Leggings (30% off), Alice + Olivia Sequin Leggings (30% off)
Rocking a pair of jazzed-up leggings is a great way to say, “I care how I look, but didn’t try too hard”. They’re perfect for staying warm in chilly winter months, and leggings make an awesome gift for yourself or your fave fashionista. Plus, the sequin and gold styles are great alternatives to the typical New Years Eve LBD!
Numbers 1 and 4 are on my Christmas list, and while writing this post I impulsively purchased #2 (no joke). So hop on board with this fun and flirty look, before I wipe out their entire inventory.
And, hey, leggings make your butt look good — score!
December 20, 2009 2 Comments
Tucked in the front, untucked in the back. J. Crew has mastered the look for several seasons now, and it’s also showing up on some of our favorite blogs.
If done right, it’s effortlessly stylish — think the fashion equivalent of a messy updo. So pull out the oversized shirt and high-waisted skirt or trousers and cop these half-tuck looks yourself!
December 19, 2009 No Comments
Now that many of your gifts are likely ordered, and wrapping is underway, shipping is the final step before your loved ones open their bundles of joy.
The past few days, I have run to the post-office multiple times…and each time encountered chaos! For instance, yesterday, the automatic self-service machine was out of order, there was a snaking line of >30 people, and only 1 post office worker! (The other just went on break). I’ve learned some tips & tricks along the way that are intended to help anyone save both time and money with their shipping escapades:
Fantastic creations! You can purchase them at the post office, and regardless of the weight of the contents (most are limited to max 20 pounds), you pay one flat rate. Multiple times, this discovery has saved me $$, and is the economical way to ship lighter-weight items (think clothes, books, accessories, etc). You can even pre-order these boxes so you have them on-hand all year.
Don’t be afraid of the automated self-service machine! It’s designed to make your shipping process easier than waiting in line. After a few quick questions about the dimensions and weight of your item (as part of the machine, there’s a scale and ruler for you to utilize), with just a few clicks, you can be out in a jiffy. (Just cross your fingers it’s not out of order…)
3. Pre-Address your items
To save yourself the most hassle, get everything ready to be shipped BEFORE you set foot into the post office. Unless you’re purchasing last-minute shipping supplies (such as Flat-rate boxes in #1 or foam envelopes), go with your shipments already addressed. Writing out the return and to: addresses before you even set foot into the post office will save you time and the awkward juggling of multiple packing items. Also, don’t assume that the post office will have supplies like scissors, packing tape, etc on hand for you to use. If you don’t do the work at home, come armed with these necessities.
4. Paper grocery bags are your friend
It can be a hassle to find boxes to ship items in! For rectangular shaped heavier items than are tolerated by the flat-rate boxes (think various electronics or toys that come in a box of their own, bulky sweaters that you wrapped in a gift box from the store, etc), an effective way to mail them can be using paper grocery bags. Once your item looks beautiful in wrapping paper, just wrap it again using a paper grocery bag (inside out), and then use a permanent marker to address it.
5. Mailing Internationally? Fill out customs forms upon arrival at post-office
Jump on this one before you waste time waiting in line. Otherwise, when you finally reach the desk, you’ll be told to move to the side to fill out your paperwork. Generally the customs forms can be found in the center island of the post-office. Find this ahead of time and fill it out while you stand in line, so by the time you’re ready to be helped, your paperwork is complete. It will save both you and the post-office employee a provoking moment.
6. Shipping Cut-Off Dates
Holiday 2009 shipping cut off dates can be found here. For Priority Mail, you’ll want to make sure you take items to the post-office by the morning of 12/21.
Happy shopping, and happy shipping!
December 18, 2009 No Comments
Melisa from The Lil Bee and Feather Report is here to share with us one of her very favorite trends of the moment: the military jacket. For all you iPhone users – be sure to check out her app, offering customized style inspiration based on the daily weather forecast for fashionistas across the country!
No doubt you’ve spotted it on the runways this season, but pulling off the military jacket look can be tricky. It’s a commanding piece, so it’s important to pair it with neutrals and simple silhouettes that won’t compete for attention. Take a peek:
Daytrip Military Jacket, $55.87 (On sale from $74.50), Buckle; Twine Necklace, $70, By Boe; Black Pull On Jeggings, $60, Topshop; Steve Madden Tyller Boot, $89, The Shoe Box; Glendy Cashmere Crew, $225, Calypso; Rebecca Minkoff Nikki, $595, Muse Ten
A cozy cashmere sweater, leggings, and slouchy boots lend a casual-chic feel to this Daytrip Military Jacket from Buckle. And simple gold accessories play up the detailing of the jacket without coming across as too flashy. It’s the kind of look you can rock for a date night, a happy hour with the girls, or a day of running errands, Skinny Vanilla Latte in hand. Done and donesy.
Check out more takes on the military trend here and here. And for outfit suggestions customized to your body type, lifestyle, and weather conditions, download the Feather Report iPhone app here. Fashion + Weather = Feather Report.
December 17, 2009 No Comments
All out of gift ideas? Alisa from Meilily is here to share some special gift ideas for the fashionista in your life who has practically everything. Be sure to check out Meilily – a guide to beauty, style, deals, and all things beautiful – for product recommendations and photos, shopping tips, swatches, and much more!
Even the trendiest of fashionistas could use more organization and less clutter, so get her organization tools like jewelry stands for her baubles, organizer inserts for her makeup drawer, or even see-through drawers for all her accessories. You’ll find unique jewelry stands at Urban Outfitters and tons of organization options at The Container Store.
Urban Outfitters jewelry stand
Unless she lives in the tropics, every fashionista could use more warmth. Keep her warm with a stylish down coat or cozy down booties, and she’ll be forever thankful. Patagonia makes amazing 800-fill down coats, and Restoration Hardware has affordable down booties.
Restoration Hardware foot duvets
Help your fashionista find a signature fragrance. Take her to a specialty fragrance counter, like at Barneys, where a fragrance specialist can spritz her with perfumes from a variety of hard-to-find lines based on the scent notes she loves.
The Different Company fragrance at Barneys
She may be a modern trendsetter, but your fashionista will still appreciate the beauty of handmade goods. Try making her something one-of-a-kind or giving her something handmade from Etsy. She can get creative herself with a make-it-yourself kit inspired by Martha Stewart or crafting tools from Michaels.
Martha Stewart Do-it-yourself Japanese Motif Soaps
Charity & Awareness
Touch the heart of any gal by giving a donation in her name to her favorite cause or by volunteering with her to help a local charity. You can even search your closets together for gently-worn clothing items, and donate them to a local Dress for Success, Career Closet, or other group to help disadvantaged women in your community.
Of course, if you still have no idea what to get your fashionista, let her choose her own gift by giving her a gift certificate to her favorite local store or online shopping site. Let her do all the shopping!
December 17, 2009 3 Comments
There is nothing better than waking up to a stocking stuffed with surprises on Christmas morning! I Need Pretty Things is here to share a few unique ideas that will make digging in even more delightful. Be sure to check out the blog where ‘The Pretty Committee’ dishes on the hottest looks and labels, where to get them, and how to wear them.
Socks in a stocking? Seriously? Surely you can come up with something better.
Get a little creative and surprise your loved ones with some unexpected treats. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Add some sparkle to her stocking with a set of embellished bobby pins. Forever 21 has some great ones right now for less than $4.
Make her lips shine with this Stila Lip Glaze Collection from Sephora. Set includes four bestsellers and four new shades.
Valued at $80, this set’s a steal at $25.
Enough talk about ice, warm her heart with this adorable Bird & Cage Stamp Set from TheCuriosityShoppe.com.
Set includes two rubber stamps in printed drawstring pouch $10.
Take him back to his college days with this:
Desktop Ping Pong set $9.
Give him guy-themed block of memo notes so he can leave you the manliest love notes.
The Kakuzai Wood Memo Block can be found at www.gnr8.biz for $35.
Give him an extra surge of energy with some Shower Shock Caffeinated Soap. Even non-coffee drinkers will appreciate the extra pick me up.
Soap is available atThinkGeek.com for $7 or 3 for $15.
If all else fails, take the tried and true route to his or her heart with scrumptious cookies.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Cookies by Lynsey & Harper Confections, $9.
We hope we gave you some idea that’ll really knock their socks off. If not, tell them to put a sock in it!
Want more ideas? Check out our 2008 Stocking Stuffer Guide.
Lady Lex and Trendspotter from INeedPrettyThings.com
December 17, 2009 2 Comments