Do you ever find yourself buying the same styles over and over? When I find shapes that flatter my body, they slowly tend to fill up my wardrobe.
One item I continue to buy is the knee-length strapless dress. I like the ease of these dresses and not having to worry about whether the straps are the right size. I have a million in my closet but I’m tempted by new ones all the time.
Here are some summery strapless dresses from my Sale Spot. Although the shape is the same, there are lots of colors, details and patterns that add variety.
Are there any styles or colors of clothing you always seem to be drawn to?
1. J. Crew printed Erika dress, Reg: $275, Now: $200
2. Victoria’s Secret bra top tube dress, Reg: $38, Now: $29
3. Tracy Reese woven strapless dress, Reg: $435, Now: $283
4. Diane Von Furstenberg Lauriston dress, Reg: $525, Now: $367.50
May 7, 2009 No Comments
We’re looking for some great Shop It To Me sale success stories, and hope that you — some of our favorite subscribers — can help us out!
Do any of these sound like you?
- Fabulous wedding-related fashion found through Salemail (Bridesmaid dresses, shoes, dresses to wear to a wedding, jewelry, etc)?
- Graduation gifts or attire scooped up majorly on sale?
- Interview for a new job recently? Any part of your confidence-building wardrobe come from your Salemail?
- Prom — that night you will never forget. Anyone find their dress in Salemail?
- Runners…who found great running shoes recently at a major discount?
- Hot Summer Trends — bangles, jumpsuits, gladiator sandals, floral prints, bright colors — who is participating, but only on sale?
- Your must-have/”it” bag or shoes — who scored a major discount and splurged on a bag or shoes they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford?
- Guys - Love to shop and know all the latest labels? Hate to shop because it takes too much time/effort? Please tell us how Shop It To Me has helped you in either case!
We’d love to hear from you!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and share your story with us. Also be sure to include your geographic location, age, and any other interesting facts about yourself that you think we’d like to know. We can’t wait for the stories to pour in!
May 6, 2009 No Comments
Mother’s Day is around the corner (this Sunday, May 10th). Check out these last-minute gift suggestions found in Salemail, at affordable prices. All items featured below are accessories (guaranteed to fit!) and under $100. Show Mom you care, and get her a splurge-worthy gift, but save while doing so!
To see more about the gifts shown above:
Nordstrom Croco Clutch Wallet – Now $59.90
Michael Kors Watch – Now $71.90
J.Crew Sunshine Bracelet – Now $49.99
Alexis Bittar Necklace - Now $49.99
Kate Spade Cosmetic Bag – Now $45.00
The Sak Crochet Tote - Now $46.99
J.Crew Canvas Boardwalk Tote – Now $39.99
May 5, 2009 1 Comment
Here’s a video about Shop It To Me — how to sign up and make the most of Salemail, examples of great sale items, and first-hand stories from our subscribers. Enjoy!
May 1, 2009 No Comments
When you think of an exciting wardrobe, do the colors black, brown, tan and gray come to mind? Not so much. Luckily, injecting color into a neutral palette is our Trendsetter Color My Closet‘s bread and butter. Founder Lauren Battistini shares some tips on how to add color successfully.
The majority of people are stuck in a color rut wearing the same neutrals of white, khaki, grey, brown and black day after day. Bringing your closet to life with color is simple if you follow this plan.
The lovely Lauren Battistini, founder of Color My Closet
In order to add color appropriately, reconsider the neutrals you are using. Neutrals serve as a wardrobe foundation and can work for or against you when building the right color mixes in your closet. If your skin tone is very warm, then your neutrals should be ivory, khaki or camel, and brown. If you are cool, then whites, grays, and blacks are ideal. Those who are neutral generally use soft white, taupe, and soft browns or blacks.
Begin adding color in small doses with accessories. Scarves, hats, jewelry and handbags all work well and allow women to experiment with color in a low-cost way. Another trick is to use any two neutrals and one color-for example, black, white and cobalt. The neutrals coordinate and the addition of just one color contrasts beautifully to create more interest in an outfit ensemble. Another option is to mix two colors with one neutral-for example, magenta, bright yellow and gray.
Using unexpected color combinations makes for a refreshed and creative wardrobe. Consider navy and coral, pink and taupe, yellow and turquoise, or violet and green, or a monochromatic look with varying shades of blue. The only rule of thumb is to use colors that have a similar look and feel. For example, bold and vivid colors mix and match seamlessly, but adding muted colors to that mix creates an incongruent wardrobe.
Another way to incorporate color is to use your three favorite shades and build your wardrobe around them. If you are uncertain of which colors to select, then consider the four universally flattering colors: true red, turquoise, teal and eggplant.
Whether you choose to incorporate color sparingly or in large doses, it makes a huge difference in your appearance and attitude about getting dressed every day! Color should be embraced, not feared.
April 30, 2009 3 Comments
If someone told you you were trendy, would you be flattered? Some people love following trends and others think the word “trend” implies a style that’s follows others and lacks originality. Our Trendsetter Angela of Lipgloss Break shares her thoughts. If you like what you’re reading (and love makeup tips and giveaways), check out her blog!
Angela loves that Harajuku girls are always making up their own trends.
According to dictionary.com, a trend is style. Trends and styles start as simple designs and/or ideas from individuals. There is no ‘trend committee’ that gathers around a table to decide what is ‘trendy.’ I think it’s an evolution of fashion, always evolving, from one season to the next, and influenced by designers and media, but it doesn’t have to be…it can be influenced by you.
I love trends, they keep things interesting. What if we all still wore fig leaves everywhere? Yes, I would be able to get ready for work a lot faster in the morning if that were the case, but what fun is that?
Everyone has their own trend ‘line’ that they follow. Some may follow the latest trends from NY Fashion Week, others may make their own. Either way, since you’re the one who is practicing the trend and/or wearing it, it’s yours. It’s your trend, you yourself make it different. Follow your own trends. Remember, trends keep things interesting!
April 30, 2009 No Comments
They’re refreshing, always in style, mostly sweet and sometimes tart. No, not a pitcher of lemonade — they’re our guest bloggers! We’re happy to introduce Trendsetter Thursdays!
As the name implies, every Thursday we’ll put up an article written by a Trendsetter (someone in our network of favorite sites).
Trendsetter Thursdays are a great way for us to introduce you to some amazing bloggers you may not already be familiar with. In the past we’ve had seasoned fashion experts write about appropriate interview outfits, a professional stylist put together an Oscar-worthy look, and a stylish men’s editor create sophisticated formal outfits using clothes from Old Navy, JC Penney and H&M, just to name a few.
We’ve had so many great contributors, we’re happy to feature them on our site on a regular basis so you can know when to look out for them. Here’s to some great Trendsetter Thursdays to come!
April 30, 2009 No Comments
Enter a place where the vibe is ultra trendy, the clothes are comfy and the ladies aren’t afraid to have fun with fashion. Welcome to the juniors department.
Shop It To Me is a treasure trove for juniors brands! They’re listed in the women’s clothing section of our site. Here are a few we carry:
View and add brands: To see the full list and add them to your preferences, log in to your account, edit Women’s Clothing – Brands and click “Show all brands”.
Request a brand: Don’t see a brand you love? Email email@example.com to request it.
If you haven’t added juniors brands to your Salemail preferences yet, here’s a taste of what’s in store. I put together these summery outfits with items from my Sale Spot. This entire outfit totals $133.84!
1. Lucky peace coin earrings, Reg: $28, Now: $14
2. American Eagle floral shift dress, Reg: $44.50, Now: $34.95
3. Nordstrom patent bow clutch wallet, Reg: $88, Now: $59.90
4. Gap metallic ruffle sandals, Reg $39.50, Now: $24.99
This look is very comfy casual, and also made entirely from items in my Sale Spot. The grand total is $252.23. It only costs $140.93 without the bag, but I think the funky fringe tote is worth the extra money.
1. BDG solid crew, Reg: $24, Now: 14.99
2. Aeropostale vertical stripe scarf, Reg: $19.50, Now: $9.99
3. Lucky fringe bag, Reg: $159, Now: 111.30
4. Seychelles red pumps, Reg: $82, Now: $66
5. Free People leafy check skirt, Reg: $88, Now: 49.95
If you end up finding any great pieces, we always love hearing about it. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you found!
April 29, 2009 No Comments
New brands alert! We’ve added even more great labels so you can snag them at super low sale prices! Log in to your profile today, and click “edit brands” to add some of the latest & greatest to your Shop It To Me Salemail… the “New Brands” tab will make it easy for you to add the Women’s and Men’s brands!
April 28, 2009 No Comments
It’s terrible, but with all the news of Forever 21 making such similar knock offs that both Trovata and Anthropologie are suing them, it makes me want to run right out to Forever 21 and see what kind of goodies I can find on the cheap.
Top row: Forever 21, bottom row: Trovata
Photo from The Cut
In the spirit of designer rip offs, I found an extremely affordable pair of Hayden Hardnett shoe look-alikes from Urban Outfitters. The real ones have received a lot of attention from the fashion blogger community. Would you go for the real thing or spring for the imitator?
April 28, 2009 2 Comments