Here are some things I'd love for this weekend ... a.k.a. my Weekend Wants. 1) To have a Great American Weekend ... I am upstate in my hometown and they're having their annual 4th of July festival this weekend, which I love. It's full of face painting, hay rides, Italian ices, and shopping. I plan on taking some great photos too :) (Source) 2) To do some shopping ... speaking of the festival, it's one of my favorite places to troll for handmade jewelry by local artists. One of my favorite booths is for this designer. (Source) 3) To see my hubby ... he's been working non-stop over the last several days, so I cannot wait to spend Sunday with him when he finally has off from work. I want to just chill out and relax with him.
4) To celebrate ... it's also my friend Jessica's birthday ... can't wait to give her the gift I got her and we're planning to party at a BBQ at her house :) (Image courtesy of NYC Recessionista) 5) To finally get my "Mother's Day" gifts ... well, this one is done. And technically they're my "Aunt's Day" gifts. Look at what my nieces made me :) (Image courtesy of NYC Recessionista on Instagram)
Have you ever been to Drybar? It's a blow-dry bar (such a smart concept) in NYC that I haven't been to yet, but will definitely be frequenting once my pixie haircut grows out. One of my favorite bloggers, Joanna Goddard of 'A Cup of Jo', has a review of it on her blog if you want to get a feel for the experience. Well, in what I consider to be a completely genius partnership, Piperlime has teamed up with Drybar to test out a new program --
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Through July 31st, they'll be putting iPads (set up to shop at Piperlime) at each station. And if you should happen to buy something while you're in the chair getting beautified, Piperlime will ship your order to OVERNIGHT, FOR FREE.
Through July 4th at Banana Republic, take an extra 40% off already reduced styles, both in stores and online with code BRSTARS at checkout. This ikat skirt would be perfect for hot summer days at the office ... (Source)
Now, just to give you some background, here's how I picked the winner: I entered all of the valid comments into an Excel spreadsheet to number them in the order in which they were received. I then went to Random.org and entered in the total number of valid comments. Its 'Random Number Generator' picked a random number from the set ... and the lucky comment is ...
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... Comment #5 -- that means Beth Kaskan is our winner! Congratulations!
Please email me ASAP at nycrecessionista [at] gmail [dot] com and claim your prize.
My name is Alison and I am NYC Recessionista. I've got an insatiable appetite for bargain shopping, mixing bargain basement & designer fashion in the same outfit, and getting more than one season's use out of my favorite pieces through the magic of mixing & matching. I also have a husband who would prefer it if I saved more than I shopped. I'll share my secrets here.