Resurrecting what they’d started right before the holidays, the Gap has brought back their Give & Get program. Here’s how it works: You shop at the Gap from March 12-15 and get 30% off when you use the coupon… but what’s awesome is that you can use the coupon as many times as you like during those 4 days. You… View Post
In a previous post, I’d explored the new ‘DSW Style Guide’, something that the bargain-friendly shoes retailer has started doing on a regular basis. They’re doing a great job of showcasing all of the latest trends in footwear, especially for the warmer weather we’re all longing for. Well, they’ve just released a brand new edition, and it’s packed with goodies…. View Post
How’s this for a recessionista deal for you? It seems like something too good to be true … but in these times, believable. Glamour Magazine is offering a 1 year subscription for $1.50. If I wasn’t already a subscriber, I’d be filling out the form right now.
Glamour.com is celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the magazine with a photo collection of American icons — which made me want to poke around for affordable pieces that echo these looks. 1) Alexis Bledel as Rose the Riveter Rosie the Riveter is straight up 1940s… when women started challenging convention and wearing clothes with a menswear-ish vibe. I think the… View Post
Nice! A preview has turned up of the Tracy Feith for Target Collection, which is due in stores May 17th. These look a little more my speed …. I smell 1960s boho.
Also on the calendar (and my internal radar) of upcoming designer collaborations are 1) the upcoming Felix Rey for Target Collection of handbags– scheduled for the end of this month (March 29th), and 2) the upcoming Miss Trish of Capri for Target Collection of shoes — scheduled for later this Spring (April 5th). The links above to the blog Nitro:licious… View Post
Instyle.com has a great feature up right now with all the Spring trends — which are the following: Silky Safari Texture Hourglass Embellished Print Blouses Soft Pants Full Minis Un-classic Jackets Sporty Dresses Soft Shorts Everyday Anorak Each trend listed opens into its own slideshow with examples…Enjoy!
I know I blab on and on about bargain shopping, and getting things on the cheap — but there are certain instances where I believe you pay for what you get — and that by paying a little more, you might get a lot higher quality. Once area I find this to be true is in the makeup department —… View Post
I’d previously reported late last year that Project Runway alum Christian Siriano signed on to do a line of shoes and accessories with Payless — and it looks like we won’t have to wait too much longer for an idea of what the pieces will look like, as FabSugar mentions today that Siriano will unveil his upcoming line at Fashion… View Post
I know we usually look to Target for the hottest in affordable fashion — not K-Mart. But I really wanted to do some digging at K-Mart and see what they’ve got there in the way of spring trends on a budget. Surprisingly, I found a few really cute things — This graphic print dress is seriously cute, and would be… View Post
Got an e-mail from Banana Republic this morning with their take on the top three skirt styles for Spring — 1) The Tulip Skirt — adds a little extra va-va-voom without too much volume. 2) The Denim Skirt — this one in the ever-flattering pencil shape, in a nice dark rinse. 3) The Printed Skirt — in a great a-line… View Post
I love that feeling when you get a rewards card in the mail … it’s very empowering. I’ve got $25 whole dollars to spend on anything I want, I say to myself. I guess in retrospect it’s a little silly, but I am sure most people would welcome rewards cards in the mail with open arms these days. So, when… View Post
Once I saw this posting on Time Out NY’s web site, I realized wow, I have been seeing Native American-styled pieces everywhere lately … the diamond patterns, the color palette, the fringe, the beading. Since not all the items they are showcasing are terribly Recessionista-friendly, I figured I’d take to the internet to see if there were any other options… View Post
We’ve been seeing this carefree pattern pop up here and there for awhile now, and I am hoping that this spring the ikat trend continues. I can’t put my finger exactly on what I like so much about this print … maybe it’s because it’s beachy and breezy and “resort-esque” without seeming cheesy. This ikat bubble skirt from Delia’s may… View Post
The February issue of People StyleWatch Magazine has a great roundup of the upcoming lower-priced designer collaborations we’ll be seeing hit the mass-retail market in the coming months — I “Heart” Ronson hits JC Penney the week of Feb. 9th — Charlotte Ronson’s line will be full of her girlie casual style. Erickson Beamon hits Target Feb. 15th — pretty… View Post