Zac Posen for Target this Spring!

Just saw on the People StyleWatch blog that Zac Posen will be doing a line for Target this spring! The line will reportedly be in Target stores from April 25th - May 30th ... if it lasts that long :)

Endless.com offers $30 off

Endless.com is offering $30 off your $100 purchase today only.

Save at the drugstore

Drugstore.com is offering free shipping on any purchase of $25 or more and huge discounts on a lot of their most popular items ... great place to stock up on beauty and makeup products.

Ann Taylor and LOFT do Cyber Monday

Both Ann Taylor and LOFT are partaking in Cyber Monday as well ...

Over at LOFT, take 30% off your online purchase when you enter code MONDAY at checkout ... and at Ann Taylor, take 40% off your online purchase when you enter code MONDAY at checkout.

Both are also offering free shipping on purchases of $100 or more.

Crate and Barrel does Cyber Monday, too

Crate and Barrel is offering 15% off AND free shipping this Cyber Monday when you enter code SAVE15 at checkout ... again, this is of course today only, online only.

The whole Gap, Inc. family does Cyber Monday

Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime and Athleta are all doing the Cyber Monday thang-- they're all offering 20% off AND free shipping when you enter code MONDAY at checkout. Offer valid today only, online only of course.


DSW joins in on the Cyber Monday fun

DSW is offering 25% off, today only, online only of course -- when you enter code SAVE25 at checkout. Hurry!


J. Crew wants you to get cozy

Tomorrow is December (which completely freaks me out by the way) and J. Crew wants you to be able to bundle up in style -- so they're taking 20% off sweaters for the next 3 days ... online only, enter code HOLIDAY at checkout.


Cyber Monday deals and the sales continue

Macy's is offering free shipping on orders of $75 or more when you enter code CYBER at checkout.


Kohl's has a very interesting discount system going on--
- 15% off any order when you enter code CYBER15 at checkout with no minimum purchase
- 15% off AND free standard shipping on your $75 order when you enter code CYBER15 at checkout
- 20% off AND free standard shipping on your $100 order when you enter code CYBER20 at checkout


Wedding Paper Divas as a sale on holiday cards on their parent site, Tiny Prints -- orders of $99 or more are 10% off; orders of $149 or more are 15% off; and orders of $199 or more are 20% off... just enter code WPDCYBER at checkout. Offer ends Tuesday 12/1.

A quick side note--

If you're throwing a chic holiday party and need to print up invites for that, too, they're offering free shipping on holiday party invite orders of $49 or more when you enter code PARTY49 at checkout.

Sephora ships for free

Sephora is offering free shipping on all orders -- no minimum! -- through Monday November 30th when you enter code SHIP4FREE at checkout.

Enjoy!

My Wedding Inspiration Board - November 27

I keep going back and forth about a veil ... at first I thought I wanted a birdcage veil, but now with the dress I bought, I am just not sure it's the right look, and now I find myself looking more and more at mantillas. Here are some of the veils that are really intriguing --

Here's a birdcage veil that I love the look of ... it's ivory, it has flowers, and I feel like it's just the right length

(Image courtesy of Brenda's Bridal Veils on Etsy)

I love the look of the alencon lace on this veil ... there is also alencon lace on my dress, which would be a nice touch

(Image courtesy of Designs by Kristen on Etsy)

Totally scary mannequin, but the veil is beautiful ... might be a little bit longer than I am looking for though

(Image courtesy of AnnLeslie on Etsy)

This veil is beautiful, too, but I think the lace trim might be too thin / narrow at the edge-- I think I'd like it to be a little thicker or wider

(Image courtesy of Borrowed and Blue on Etsy)

This fingertip length mantilla is also very beautiful and looks so glamourous

(Image courtesy of Rohm on Etsy)

All of the sale e-mails I got this morning

1) NY and Company wanted to remind me (so I'm reminding y'all) that everything is 50% off;


2) J. Crew is recommending you shop @ home in your PJs, and their sale stuff is an extra 20% off online when you enter code EXTRA20 at checkout;


3) Crabtree & Evelyn is having 20% off storewide;


4) Coach wants you to know that they have an entire category of $198 handbags;


5) JC Penney is offering free shipping on orders of $25 or more when you enter code 25MERRY at checkout;


6) Bare Escentuals is offering $20 off a future purchase when you spend $50-- in boutiques or online if you enter code MERRY at checkout;


7) Bed Bath & Beyond is offering 20% off when you shop in-store before 10 AM on Black Friday;


8) Banana Republic is offering 30% off all sweaters, outerwear, and more-- online only, ends Sunday;


9) Old Navy wanted to remind us of their 3 days of doorbuster deals;


10) Endless.com is taking 30% off boots, slippers, and more for four days only;


11) LOFT is offering an extra 20% off your entire purchase when you enter code TURKEY at checkout-- online through today only, and in-store tomorrow until 12 noon;


12) Ann Taylor is offering 40% off your entire purchase in stores on Friday, but only until 12 noon, but if you'd rather shop online right now, you can take 40% off when you enter code TURKEY at checkout.


Enjoy!

NY and Company is taking it all off . . .

... or, rather, taking 50% off of all of it. Literally EVERYTHING on the site is 50% off online right now, and EVERYTHING will be 50% off in stores on Friday. Nice deal!

NY Mag's Black Friday Map

NY Mag's fashion blog The Cut has a Black Friday Shopping Map that you can view here.

Alloy offers 20 percent off

Alloy is offering 20% off site wide through this Friday. Simply enter code THX20 at checkout. It'd be a great time to scoop up one of those adorable party dresses I'd blogged about last week at an even better price.

Love it.

Love her. Love all of it. She's already an icon.

Gap discounts sweaters for adults, fleece for kids and babies

Gap is offering 50% off sweaters for adults, as well as 50% off fleece for kids and babies. Offer ends Sunday.
Enjoy and stay warm!

Black Friday at H and M

H&M will open its Herald Square, Penn Station, and flagship 51st and 5th Avenue locations @ 5 a.m. on Black Friday, and there will be giveaways for the first 100 people on line. You can also take 25% off the item of your choice between 5 - 10 a.m. They'll also have fashion finds starting @ just $5.


DSW offers $20 off

DSW is offering $20 off your online purchase of $100 or more when you enter code THANKU at checkout.

Enjoy!

J. Crew takes an extra 20 percent off sale

J. Crew is taking an extra 20% off their holiday sale items when you enter code EXTRA20 at checkout (online purchases only)... the fine print is a little unclear, but I believe this lasts until Sunday.
Enjoy!

Black Friday cheat sheet

Here's an NYC-centric Black Friday Cheat Sheet from NBC New York.

InStyle rounds up party dresses

InStyle.com has rounded up 8 holiday party looks that are each under $100.

$20 Turtlenecks at LOFT plus 40 percent off

LOFT is seriously discounting their cozy turtleneck sweater--- originally $49.50, now on sale for just $20 (for a limited time only of course).

(Image courtesy of Ann Taylor Loft)

Love the adorable button detailing on the sleeves.


They are also offering 40% off outerwear for 2 days only ... enjoy!

Boutique Forever 21

Forever 21 has a new line out called Boutique that has a real vintage-y and feminine feel to it. The highlights?










This beaded top





(All images courtesy of Forever 21)

My shopping cart

Did some shopping this weekend, taking advantage of some of the coupon insanity that has invaded my inbox in the last week ... is it just me, or is everyone doing some sort of friends & family, or 40% off, or 30% off, or 25% off lately? Holy hell, I should really be pacing myself for Black Friday :)

Anyhoo, here's what I scooped up this weekend--

1) This Ikat Print Dress from LOFT ... originally $79.50, on sale for $49.99 plus an extra 30% off with their friends & family (ends today).

(Image courtesy of Ann Taylor Loft)


2) These skinny knit pants, also from LOFT ... also originally $79.50, now 30% off with their friends & family (ends today).

(Image courtesy of Ann Taylor Loft)


3) This Plaid Twill Dress from Target ... which I had in my shopping cart and ***almost*** bought for full price online ... I am glad I decided not to order it online, because I found it in the store for $19.98. Score.

(Image courtesy of Target)

Gap offers 25 percent off

Gap is offering 25% off online, regular price purchases when you enter code GIFT123 at checkout.

Enjoy!

Grayce by Molly Sims

I have seen a couple of segments on TV now about grayce ... Molly Sims' new jewelry line, which is available now at HSN, so I headed to the web site to check out the pieces-- all of which are under $100.

Well, I am really trying to cut back on my jewelry hoarding but there are a few that I just love. The whole collection has a very vintage-y, art deco feel to it (think Nicle Richie's deco line House of Harlow) but much dressier and much more ladylike.

Anyway, here are the pieces I am clamoring for--




The deco necklace, which is sold out :(



The crystal point earrings in hematite, which are apparently on their way to selling out, too



The layered twist necklace, again in hematite



The old hollywood earrings -- which I actually cannot decide if I love more in ivory or black


(All images courtesy of grayce by Molly Sims and HSN)

Anyway, if you are interested in any of these pieces I suggest you get your buns over to HSN before they all sell out.

Banana has your holiday party looks all figured out

Banana Republic has taken a very smart approach to holiday style on their web site -- 4 of their items can be factored into 8 different party looks for all your holiday wardrobe needs. Click here to see how they mix & mingle.

My favorites are the ruffle cardigan



(All images courtesy of Banana Republic)

Old Navy offers 15 and 25 percent off

Old Navy is offering 15% off a $75 purchase or 25% off a $100 purchase ... simply enter code ONSAVE15 at checkout.

Maybe you can even use it to scoop up their new jewelry I blogged about last week.

Ann Taylor and LOFT do 'Friends and Family'

Both Ann Taylor and LOFT are doing a 'friends & family' thang right now for 30% off... simply click here to print out the coupon for in-store use or enter code FRIENDS at checkout for your online purchases. Online purchases of $100 or more at both stores also get you free shipping. Ends Sunday 11/22.

Enjoy!

A total steal at J. Crew

I dropped into J. Crew over the weekend not looking for anything in particular and ended up with two pieces of jewelry. If you read my other blog, you might have already seen that I picked up some wedding jewelry to go with my dress.

Well, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the other piece that I scooped up ... the coveted J. Crew bubble necklace. They had one left, in soft lilac, in great condition.

(Image courtesy of J. Crew)

I don't know what it was even still doing there (!) but I checked it over a few times to make sure it wasn't broken or missing pieces and it looked great. Anyway, just goes to show that you never know what you'll find rummaging the clearance rack.

Old Navy steps it up with their jewelry

I went into Old Navy tonight after work because, after the kind of day I had at work, I seriously needed some retail therapy to calm my nerves. When I got there, I realized that they must have just recently put out their Holiday collection, including their new jewelry items.

I was immediately sucked in to the sparkle and bling that was that display ... it looked like an old school woman's vanity table all set up with all of these necklaces and rings and earrings and bracelets all set out and sparkling for everyone to pillage. I immediately started grabbing things, including a couple Christmas gifts for one of my friend (avert your eyes, Jessica!). Anyway, they have seriously stepped up their jewelry this time around.

Here's some of my loot, most of which should be available online--


















And, not only did I score all this jewelry, but some complete stranger gave me one of those 30% off give & get coupons while I was online to pay. Thank the lord there was something redeeming about this day.

Loft's perfect cardigan

Ann Taylor Loft is offering 'the perfect cardigan' at a great price --- $20 (regularly $49.50). Comes in a great range of colors too.

NYCR Picks from the December 2009 Magazines - Part One

I always love reading the December issues to get great gift ideas. I've only gotten a couple of my December issues in the mail so far, so I may have more picks in the coming days / weeks.

From Glamour:

This coral-inspired necklace from Lilly Pulitzer is under $50 and supports Sea Web's coral conservation campaign...a great gift for the environmentalist or beach lover in your life.

(Image courtesy of Lilly Pulitzer)


This houndstooth dress is perfect (and a little more exciting than those LBDs) for those holiday parties you'll get invited to, and it's only $40. Glam it up with some fun shoes, bling-ey jewelry, and a belt, and you're set.

(Image courtesy of Target)


On the other hand, if you want to dress up a trusty LBD that you already have, this purple bejeweled ballet flat is adorable.

(Image courtesy of Bakers Shoes)



From Lucky:

This buffalo plaid coat from Fred Flare looks so cozy, and I love the shearling trim.

(Image courtesy of Fred Flare)


Ditto on this jacket, dubbed "The Sleeping Bag" from Norma Kamali's Wal-Mart line.

(Image courtesy of Wal-Mart)


Seems that the polaroid of the future is the Fujifilm Instax Instant Camera ... I love this so much I am thinking about getting one and using it as part of the guest book for our wedding. And it's under $100.

(Image courtesy of B&H)

I think it's pretty cool . . .

...that I have 50 followers on Blogger :) I started this blog a year and a half ago so I could stop bothering Kevin with talk of fashion, shopping, and style, and I love that there are actually people reading it!

xoxo
NYC Recessionista

Is it just me . . .

...or is this week absolutely hellish and long? I promise, NYCR Picks from the December issues of some of my favorite magazines will be shared tomorrow night.

Obsessed with these remixes.

I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I can feel that the holidays are right around the corner and I am obsessed with these remixes!

I doubly love whoever decided to dub them over old movies... they are just genius.



By the way, these are both available on Christmas Remixed... one of the coolest Christmas albums in my humble opinion. Right up there with Holiday Lounge and Holiday Dance Party.

Bath 'n' Body Works offers 20 percent off your order

Bath 'n' Body Works is offering 20% off your entire online order when you enter code TWENTYOFF at checkout.

Me loves the Vanilla Bean Noel Soap 'n' Lotion Caddy ... perfect for putting out when guests come over during the holidays :)

(Image courtesy of Bath 'n' Body Works)

DSW offers an extra 30 percent off clearance

DSW is offering an extra 30% off clearance ... simply enter code CLR30 at checkout. Online only.

Ends today so move your buns!

I have my wedding shoes . . . take two

I know I said before that I found my wedding shoes, but a funny thing happened on the way home from work Friday night.

I had already been to the J. Crew sample sale earlier that week, and found the metallic rose gold ballet flats which were actually my 2nd choice in terms of color. Since they had my size and were at such a great price, I figured I should scoop them up. But when I saw the little sandwich board outside the sale as I left work on Friday night, I figured, hey -- why not stop by the sale again, just to make sure they didn't get in any new items.

I walked around the sale for about 5 minutes convinced it was all crap that was left over, and was walking out of the shoe section when I saw these in 'coconut shell' -- my 1st color choice!!! -- sitting in the size 10 section (I'm an 8 1/2). I had not seen this color back on Tuesday, so I figured they wouldn't be carrying them at all. I thought to myself, wow, just my luck... there's one pair left and they're two sizes too big. I picked them up, turned them over, and squinted as I read the size ... 8 1/2.

Holy crap, they're my size!!!
I grabbed them and ran to the checkout counter.

So, now I have two choices in terms of shoes... but I have to say, when I put one shoe from each pair on my feet to compare, I see how much more casual the metallic leather pair feels compared to the rich, cafe latte color of the satin. Paired with the dress, I feel like there will be no question. I love this color!



(All images courtesy of NYC Recessionista)

6 stylish fall hats from Real Simple

Real Simple has made their picks for the most stylish fall hats --- check it out here.

Our Engagement Photos

Well, here they are -- our engagement photos. They were taken by the amazingly talented Geoff Tischman, who will also be taking the pictures for our wedding ... definitely check him out if you are searching for the perfect photographer!



Enjoy!

Would LOVE to see this . . .

Carolina Herrera wants to do a target line, according to NY Mag's blog The Cut. I hope this happens!

My Wedding Inspiration Board - November 6

Now that I know what my dress looks like, and we know the color palette we're doing for, I thought it would be fun to look outfits for the flower girls.

I love this light brown checkered flower girl dress, and the orange flower is just darling

(Image courtesy of Flower Girl Princess)


Ditto on this burgundy version ... totally adorable, and I feel like it really fits in with the whole country farm vibe

(Image courtesy of My Girl Dress)


I think this dress would be totally perfect for my oldest flower girl -- and I love the jacket it comes with

(Image courtesy of Flower Girl Dresses for Less)


I would never have pictured stripes at first but this dress is totally darling

(Image courtesy of Flower Girl Princess)


The latte-colored hem that peeks out from the bottom of this dress is just too cute

(Image courtesy of My Girl Dress)


The embroidery at the waist of this dress is so chic -- I want one in my size!

(Image courtesy of Flower Girl Dresses for Less)


I have always loved the pink / chocolate brown color combo, and this dress is a great option

(Image courtesy of Flower Girl Princess)


Lastly, I am loving the idea of mixing a sage green dress in there as well ... this one is my fave

(Image courtesy of Flower Girl Princess)