For those of you who are curious about where the sales are this week, here you go! Enjoy!
Kohl's - Tomorrow is the Super Saturday sale at Kohl's with special discounts between 6 am and 1 pm. Sounds like a jump on holiday shopping to me.
Bloomingdale's - Fantastic shoe sale on all of your favorite fall trends. Take 30-40% off online and in-store through November 3rd. Also take another 30-50% off select sale items online through November 2nd.
I haven't discussed anything for the fellas in a while and a conversation with a friend recently gave me the perfect topic to bring to all of you. If you're a guy looking for a sound addition to your wardrobe, consider a blazer.
With the weather getting chilly, it's the time of the year that's ideal for a men's sport coat. If you pick a semi-dressy one, you can wear it to job interviews, to work (once you get the job), and to dinner (once you get the first check from your new job). This charcoal blazer pictured left is on sale and affordable at Macy's for $139.99.
Or if you'd like to spend a little less, head over to Gap. There are several options to choose from in interesting patterns like herringbone and pinstripe. And don't rule discount stores like Target and Burlington Coat Factory if your budget can't accommodate those higher prices.
As I was driving up to this busy Atlanta intersection, I couldn't quite make out what this person was doing teetering on this concrete structure. It looked like part yoga, part rocking out, and part crazy. I was quickly able to ascertain that this lady was actually working out. And her determination was so profound that she was able to block out the world and get psyched for her fitness! I wouldn't recommend wearing short shorts right off the highway but do your thang sister. Get a stretch in for me!
Well my friends (why is that line strangely funny), it's the end of an era. The fall line of Isaac Mizrahi for Target will be last one created by the designer for the discount, chic retailer. The news that Mizrahi was heading over to Liz Claiborne as the head designer was announced back in January. But now that the final collection is on the racks, there seems to be a certain level of finality settling in.The departure of Isaac will leave a gaping hole in the Target designer collections. Who will fill the void?
Anyhoo, it's not gone yet so I figured I better check it out while I still can. I love, love, love this tie-neck blouse. The cream color lends itself to infinite possibilities in your wardrobe. At $27.99, consider it a sound investment.
Speaking of investments, this sateen navy dress is the perfect piece to get you through the holiday season. I see it paired with silver shoes and flashes of color. Any color! Please note that both of these pieces are only available online. Happy clicking.
Lately the news has been consumed with discussions about the candidates wardrobes or your wardrobes containing the candidate's likeliness. From Sarah Palin's $150,000 image upgrade (which I'm a fan of by the way), to companies banning campaign apparel in the workplace, fashion has finally made its way into this election.
If you have yet to get your anxious little hands on some presidential apparel, check out the Barack the Vote site and you'll get 25% off until midnight tonight. Proceeds will benefit the Barack Obama campaign. Or if you prefer a little Republican flavor, head over to the GOP online store.
If you want to see some hilarious campaign merchandise, you've got to go here.
And don't forget, most states have laws against wearing campaign paraphernalia to the polls so be careful- leave that Obama button in the car!
I can't decide how I feel about these deliberately visible bra straps. I think the thing that rubs me wrong is the fact that they're white. A darker hue might be a tad bit more fashionable. Or not. I really can't decide!
What do you think? Are bra straps out for all to see a good thing? Or do they belong under a shirt?
It seems like everyday we hear about another company eliminating jobs. This common occurrence in our now normal economic scene has propelled thousands of people back into the job market. So you've dusted off your resume and brushed up on your interviewing skills. But do you have the appropriate attire to snag that job?
The answer to that question depends on the type of job your applying for and the work environment. You have to do your research. If you know someone who works at the company you're interviewing with, call them up and ask them what is the wardrobe expectation for interviewees and employees. If you don't have an inside resource available to you, get thee to the web! You can learn a lot about a company from checking out their website. Observe the pictures. Are the employees dressed in suits or simply dress pants and button-down shirts? If you still have no clue what to wear, proceed with safe options like a basic suit in plain colors. The last thing you want to do is distract the interviewer from your wonderfulness with a bright colored outfit. But should you do if you don't have anything appropriate in your closet for the interview?
I know money is not an easy thing to part with these days so choose your purchases wisely. Consignment stores are an excellent resource for gently used discounted items. Look for pants in black or gray and pair them with a white shirt already hanging in your closet.
And don't forget the little details like polishing your shoes and tucking in your shirt. The point is not to waste your time and money. Make each encounter with a potential employer count! The goal is show you care about the details. Show them that you are capable of doing the job and you look the part too.
WOW. That's the best way to describe this weekend. But instead of going over the play by play of what happened, I'll just concentrate on Sunday's events.
I joined my friend Di for our weekly ritual of campaigning for Barack Obama. We knocked on 48 doors and I really felt proud of being a part of this moment in history. (i.e. Colin Powell endorses Barack! And Barack draws huge crowds in St. Louis and Kansas City? Go Missouri!!) In the middle of my campaign euphoria, my friend Sheila called me and said that she had an extra ticket for the concert- the Janet Jackson concert to be exact. Whoa! I couldn't believe it. This day just kept getting better!
I wanted to finish campaigning so that only left 20 minutes for me to get ready for the concert. I decided to go with a simple, chic look. Black tank top, Electric blue jacket, skinny jeans, and my black and white striped flats. After dancing for two hours, I definitely had to come out of that jacket. Janet had us rocking so hard I felt like I was levitating! Such a phenomenal show! The perfect way to end a fantastic weekend.
Since I'm committed to minimizing my shopping, I've been working really hard to find new ways to wear all of my old clothes.
With this look, I took a staple (my pleated, black skirt) and added a blazer and non-matching beige colored heels. The two different strands of pearls just makes the outfit more interesting. I purposely decided not to wear black shoes because that choice would have been too predicable.
I know they're probably comfortable so I understand why you'd want to wear them. But I'm just not crazy about a man in Crocs. Is it just me or do these shoes primarily belong on the under 10 years of age crowd?
What do you think? Are men in Crocs hot or horrible?
I finally made it over to Target (actually it was three Target stores) so I could assess the new designer lines that recently hit the shelves. The first collection I spotted was the new Go International line by Jonathan Saunders. In last week's post, I hinted that I wasn't very enthusiastic about the clothes I saw online. Well after viewing everything up close, I can honestly conclude that I do not like this collection. I am certain that it was designed with a younger customer in mind. The clothes looked pretty basic and nothing really stood out as a must buy. So I scurried over to the shoe department in search of my beloved Sigerson Morrisons.
The Sigerson Morrison for Target line was technically due to hit stores on Sunday October 12th. But I've been stalking the designer lines for a while now and I know that most Target stores put the merchandise out a few days early. This store only had a couple of styles on display but I found what I was looking for with the silver studded black suede flats (pictured below). They fit really well and the shape and style are quite reminiscent of my other Sigerson Morrison flats. I also saw the D' Orsay pumps with the colorful heel but I just do not like this shoe. It looks a little too cheesy to me. I'm still waiting on the other styles to arrive.
At my next Target stop, I stumbled across an end rack of cute bags. Then I recognized them as Anya Hindmarch bags. Six hundred dollar bags on the cheap is sweet! I wanted to buy every one of these bags! The one pictured here is only $49.99 and the clutches were only $19.99. But I managed to stay focused and refrained from any spontaneous purchases. For now, anyway.