As everyone knows, tonight (September 10th) is Fashion’s Night Out. In fashion capitals around the world, exciting events are taking place, displaying intense affection and spirit toward fashion & all things beautiful.
But for those of you who aren’t in the U.S. fashion headquarters of New York City, why not celebrate today with Fashion’s Morning In?! Here are a few exciting happenings that you can take advantage of all day today on your computer…starting by opening your Shop It to Me Salemail bright and early!
- Click on any J.Crew item from Salemail and take an extra 20% off using code EXTRA20 at checkout
- Check out Piperlime’s new apparel offering — a great collection of brands, and Rachel Zoe picks!
- Get a limited edition Camo tote from ToryBurch.com with any purchase!
- Use code TRIBUTE while shopping at Tobi.com and automatically be entered to win a $250 gift card in honor of Fashions’s Night Out!
- Take advantage of Free Shipping at Shopbop.com, today and every day!
As for tonight in NYC, there are all kinds of cool happenings around town, and below are a few standouts that we thought were especially compelling. If we were New Yorkers, we’d be there in a heartbeat!
- Complimentary denim hemming & custom embroidery and free Madewell manicures (Madewell in Soho)
- A green market wonderland where Loomstate artists will be customizing and hand-painting Fashion’s Night Out t-shirts and one-of-a-kind organic fashion tees. (8th floor of Barney’s on Madison Ave. from 6-9pm)
- Vince is offering a free cashmere scarf with all purchases over $300 (Washington & Prince Street)
- Rag & Bone is turning the store into an Irish pub, complete with free beer, sawdust on the floor and an Irish band. (Christopher & Bleecker Streets)
- Keep an eye out for Alexander Wang! He’ll make in-store appearances at Bergdorf Goodman, Opening Ceremony, and Barneys.
Learn more here about the events, and create your own ‘itinerary’!
September 10, 2009 No Comments
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Fashion Lingo Quiz! Here are the answers:
- A “Jersey Fringe Convertible” is a scarf-like accessory that can be worn multiple ways (as a top, dress, or skirt).
- A “Dolman” is a sweater or shirt with loose, drapey, “batwing” style sleeves.
- An “Anorak” is a form of outerwear. It can be a jacket, coat, or raincoat.
- “Stovepipes” are skinny jeans.
- A “Bolero” is a cropped jacket. As a number of you mentioned in your answers, think bullfighter!
Congrats to the many of you who answered correctly! And a special congrats to Laura D., the winner of the Harper’s Bazaar subscription, who says “I am so excited to have won the subscription to Harper’s Bazaar! I am usually on pins and needles waiting for a new issue to show up on the newsstand, and now it will come directly to my door.”
Stay tuned for more exciting contests and giveaways!
September 9, 2009 No Comments
Who is Alexa Chung? A few months ago, you may never have heard a peep about her. Now she’s popping up in 3-page spreads in your favorite fashion mags.
Here’s what’s up:
Who she is: A British TV host who has a new show on MTV called “It’s On with Alexa Chung”.
Why people care: She’s totally stylish and cute, and we Americans are just loving those fashionable British TV hosts right now (Cat Deeley, anyone?).
Plus, she has the guts to rock tiny little caps:
What do you think – new girl crush?
September 8, 2009 No Comments
Who doesn’t love a little Marc Jacobs in her life? Recently we had a raffle to win this lovely Marc Jacobs handbag.
Congratulations to Marta, the winner of the handbag! She says she’s found some “fantastic styles at awesome prices” using Shop It To Me, and she and the bag are getting along fabulously.
Keep opening your Shop It To Me newsletters and check back on the blog to get in on all the great giveaways!
September 7, 2009 2 Comments
There’s no denying that Hervé Léger’s banded dresses are all the rage right now. The celebrities are wearing them, and they paint the pages of fashion magazines far and wide. From the red carpet to the runway, these tight little numbers are worn by style’s elite.
You may be asking yourself why you don’t have your own Hervé Léger hanging in your closet. Well, if you are not a celebrity or high-fashion model (or queen, for that matter), their approximate $1500 price tag may be a bit steep. We have not been able to find a comparable design…until now!
Though I am certainly lusting over the one-shoulder design of Hervé Léger’s Dégradé bandage dress, $1,590 is a tad out of reach. Tadashi’s Shoji Ombré Shutter Dress has combined the classic cut with two-toned color pizazz, and it’s available in Sale Spot for just $208. Go get ‘em gals!
September 5, 2009 No Comments
“The September Issue” is soon hitting theaters everywhere, highlighting the making of the biggest-ever September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine. I’m excited to see this film, and was also excited to receive my very own September 2009 issue of Vogue a few weeks back…
This year’s September Vogue has required enough effort to haul around, so it’s difficult to even conceive of the legendary 2007 monster edition. As I’ve lugged the latest issue in my bag to read as I take public transportation to/from work each day, it’s reminiscent of carrying around a yearbook! And it’s taken me at least five 20-minute train rides to get through it from cover to cover (most magazines I can finish off easily in a round trip experience)…
So here’s a breakdown of fascinating stats comparing famous 2007 issue with this year’s publication. Most of the below stats are courtesy of a recent WSJ article, but I was so curious about the pound comparison, that I even weighed this year’s magazine myself!:
So while this year’s 2009 issue is down in pages, # of ads, and weight — my big question — what do you think about the cover choice: Sienna from 2007 or Charlize 2009?
September 4, 2009 2 Comments
Let’s face it – shopping is one of those things that can be pretty tough to master. By Hillary is here to share a few tips she’s picked up along the way to help us avoid those “What was I thinking?” impulse purchases! Check out her blog for witty musings on fashion, beauty, and the hunt for discount designer items.
Some of the best advice regarding shopping I have ever heard really doesn’t have to do with the actual act of shopping at all. It is all in being prepared for shopping.
Before you hit the stores:
- Take an inventory of your closet, a real inventory. What do you have a lot of? What don’t you ever wear? What colors do you really love and also look best on you?
- Take the time one afternoon to turn all your hangers backwards and as you wear items put them back with the hanger the correct way. In a few months assess what is still backwards. Do you actually ever wear it? Consider donating or selling it if you don’t.
- Make a list of what your fashion needs are. Do you need a pair of dress pants? How about a special occasion dress? Write it down and while you are at it write down some wish list items. Things you would just love to have because.
- Sign up for all your favorite stores email lists. Frequently they will send you coupons and private sale notices.
Hitting the store:
- Wear something that is easy to slip off to try things on. Never buy anything without trying it on.
- When shopping only buy what you love. It is not enough to love an item, you must love how it looks on your body. Sounds simple but think about it. Why would you buy something you just like? Why not just hand over the money now because you probably won’t get your use out of it.
- Check the tags. Is it a dry clean only item? Can you afford the dry cleaning bill? Does it fit into your lifestyle?
- Love an item not in your budget? Head home and check their online store. Google for coupon codes. Many times you can get items online at a deep discount.
September 3, 2009 No Comments
With so many different styles of boots emerging for Fall, it can get tough to pick and choose! The Culturistas are here to show you a few of their faves, and where to find more affordable versions of these hot styles. Be sure to check out their blog about events, films, nightlife, fashion, food, restaurants, and shopping!
There are many popular styles of boots this Fall season. Four of the our favorites are the over the knee boot (seen all over the Fall 2009 runways), the tough motorcycle boot, the cut out boot, and the peep toe boot. The cut out and peep toe boots are great shoes to transition into fall. Wear them with your favorite mini dress in the early fall and then add a pair of opaque hose/tights when the weather starts to cool down! Just stay away from hose with toe reinforcements.
And although we’ve shown pricey designer boots here, you can find these trends at all different price ranges. Try Forever21, Urban Outfitters, or Steve Madden for recession-friendly prices! Steve Madden and Urban Outfitters are both available through Shop It To Me!
September 3, 2009 No Comments
We would like to welcome four fabulous new Trendsetters to the Shop It To Me community this week!
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September 2, 2009 No Comments
By the looks of it, strong shoulders are here to stay. They work on the runways, but are shoulders this big really wearable? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
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September 1, 2009 No Comments