A wise woman (Heylia James, Weeds) once said “If it’s free, it's me. I don’t turn down anything but my collar baby." In this economy, who can afford not to live by that message? With that being said, everyone knows there is no such thing as a free lunch. Now, thanks to birchbox.com, there are free beauty and skin care samples. If given the option, it’s fair to say that free samples beat lunch. Not only will the samples help keep you looking great, they don’t come along with added calories. Time for a new cliche.
With the holidays rapidly approaching, it seems as though women are not sure which sacrifices should be made in order to make more room in their budget for gift buying. Purchasing skin care and cosmetic products at your local drugstore is a great way to save money, while still continuing to enjoy a quality product. Beware, there are many impostors on the market, but if you choose the items listed below, you will be pleasantly surprised at how great these products really are.
You’re bound to find something for everyone (including yourself!) on your holiday gift list, at this latest concept store to call NYC home.
This Canadian chain which specializes in luxe for less, offers classic, stylish apparel and accessories for men, women and children at unbelievable prices. The retailer has recently opened three stores in New York City alone, with two additional locations in Long Island and New Jersey (blink and you may have missed the Joe Fresh East Hampton outpost which was up and running for the season, this past summer) .
You’ve received your first (of many) holiday party invitation (s). Check. You’ve started looking through your closet for what to wear. Check. You want new outfits. Check. We’re here to help make that happen, for all 100% of you (!), with our holiday style guide of affordable vs. high-end looks that will make you a show-stopper at any party you attend this season.
Sleek & Sexy:
Pairing a sleek dress with a fun pair of sparkly heels has holiday party written all over it. We’re loving this purple satin dress from Dolce & Gabbana (left, $1,385) and these glitter platform pumps from Jimmy Choo (left, $745). Can’t quite swing the prices? Good news: find a similar look from H&M (dress, $40) and Wet Seal (heels, $30) for a fraction of the cost. Throw in some fun accessories and you’re ready to go!
Are you venturing out for treacherous Black Friday on November 25th? If you're one of the brave willing to bear the madness, make a stop at Cynthia Rowley for 30% off storewide! If you can't manage to jolt yourself out of your turkey feast hangover, you can still show up on Saturday and Sunday and get 20% off. Details and locations below:
Friday, November 25th
Enjoy 30% off all clothing styles
from the Cynthia Rowley Fall 2011 Collection
Can't shop with us on Friday?
Enjoy 20% off clothing until Sunday!
There’s nothing like a sexy blazer to complete your fall look. Pair with slacks and you’re ready for the office! Or wear one over your favorite party dress for a stylish (yet cozy) night out on the town. Sometimes splurging on a high-end piece seems well worth the extra bucks (minus the shopper's remorse), so if you love fashion as much as we do (translation: you’re constantly restocking your wardrobe), owning a variety of designer blazers can get a bit pricey. Below, you’ll find five of our favorite designer jackets and next to them their affordable (alternative) siblings.
So far, the weather this Fall has been....temperamental at best. Between the 80 degree days and the impromptu snow storms, knowing how to dress for the day’s weather can prove to be a bit a challenge.
Why not cozy up to capes, the on-trend solution to the maddeningly fluctuating temperatures! While providing all the warmth and functionality of a coat, this accessory offers comfort and versatility in chic, lady-like package.
Living, or even vacationing, in one of the world's fashion capitals can be hard on the wallet. A fashion conscious population and an innumerable amounts of retailers encourage us to shop, hard. But shopping full price fashion, especially on a budget, can still be a headache. That is where the discount store comes in. They first appeared following WWII using a high volume, low- profit margin strategy to attract price-conscious shoppers. And today, for price and fashion conscious consumers, there are discount designer stores that offer high volume designer merchandise at lowered ticket prices so that you can buy without getting Rosie the Riveter arms trying to squeeze extra pennies out of every dollar. Here are some of the best designer discount stores New York City has to offer.
Psst! Hey you. Yes, you. We heard you were trying to score some new shoes. But you can afford it. No, these are the real deals. We've got shoes that will actually make you want to loosen up that defensive grip on your purse because these shoes are a steal for you that won't steal from you. The only problem we had was that we couldn't carry them all, so here are 10 of the most stylish shoes $50 and under that we made off with.
Liliana Women's Angelina Pump, 40.25