Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fashion Bargain Find of The Week

Designer Jeans
This weeks fashion bargain find is going to be a mixed bag of goodies. As you know from reading my blog when I shop I'm all over the place. I don't stick to just one store or mall, I scour the city for bargains. One of my most recent finds was a pair of Levi's Capri Jeans. I had previously seen the Levi's Capris at Macy's and was going to buy them. They were on sale of course for $24.99 from retail price of $42.00. I hesitated to buy them because I didn't feel they were such a great deal at $24.99. Good thing I waited, about 2 weeks later doing my rounds at Ross guess what I found. Yup! the exact same Levi's Capri Jeans for $12.99, you know I had to get them. As a matter of fact for that price I got 2 pairs, different styles. Another Fashion Bargain Find was a pair of Clavin Klein Jeans, I scored a pair of boot cut dark wash jeans at a warehouse sale. Calvin Klein Jeans retail for $79.50 & I bought them for 80% off. Yup you read right, 80% off retail price, got them for a tiny price of $16.00. Now thats a bargain for premium designer plus size jeans. Speaking of shopping at the warehouse sale, it another bargain find. On Friday June 26, 2009 I had the pleasure of going to a local warehouse sale, where everything was 80% off the retail prices. I will be doing a post about this warehouse sale shortly. It started off as just shoe warehouse sale, but now has bloomed to clothing as well. They have many desinger names and many styles of shoes. They currently have an eBay store, but every several months they open their warehouse to the public. After speaking with the owners I was allowed to get some video of the warehouse and all the goodies they sell. Look out for my future post and video about the amazing warehouse and sales.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Fashion Bargain Find of The Week

Silver Coach Earrings
OK as I promised I would post my weekly bargain finds. This weeks Fashion Bargain Find was purchased during my Vegas trip. Hmm seems like a lot of my bargain finds are from Vegas trips. That is one reason I go to Vegas a few times a year. I love the outlets in Vegas, they have 3 great locations where I spend hours finding great things. My favorite store that I must go to all 3 outlet locations is Coach. This trip I didn't purchase a purse or wallet, I snatched up some jewelry. I believe its been about 1 year or a little more since Coach introduced jewelry to their collection. In March I was at the regular retail Coach store and saw a lot of really cute and nice silver jewelry. I commented to my boyfriend that some silver Coach earrings would be a very nice birthday gift. Well my birthday came in May and no earrings. Later in May I took a trip to Vegas again....guess what I saw in the Coach store. Silver peace sign earrings. The same earrings I had seen 2 months previous at the retail store. The silver peace sign earrings retail for $98. Coach outlet store had them for $69 - 40% off. Being that I was at the outlet store on Memorial day, they were having an extra %10 off. So to make this long story short, I ended up paying $25 for a pair of silver peace sign Coach earrings. This Fashion Bargain Find just shows you that outlet stores don't just carry old stock and past season items. I researched the Coach website and found that the earrings are still selling on the website. So next time you take a trip to Vegas don't forget to stop at the outlets and see what great Fashion Bargains you can find!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Making Over America

Today I was at a local mall South Coast Plaza in Orange County to see Clinton Kelley from the TLC show What Not to Wear. I love What Not to Wear, it is my favorite make over show. I get so many tips and ideas on how to dress for your age and body. I've always wanted to be a stylist, my friends always come to me for advice on how to dress and what looks best on them. So when I heard Clinton was going to be in the neighborhood I had to be there. Well I'm not a stylist or working in the fashion industry yet, but I am still trying! Lately I have changed my focus more towards photography. Hopefully one day I will be able to work as a fashion photographer, but never letting go of my dream of styling. When I got to Macy's who was sponsoring the make over, it was so crowded. I guess I didn't get the memo to RSVP, because I did not get a seat and had to stand on the second floor. I was able to get some decent pictures from where I was standing. I was happy to see that the women chosen for the make over were "normal" women. By normal I mean no one was a skinny, tall model looking woman. I was even more happy to see a few plus size gals getting make overs. It was fun to see how good and happy all the women looked. You could tell from the smiles and confident walks, they all loved their new look. Maybe I should do a few make over my self, so I can practice my stylist skills and do a photo shoot to practice my photography skills. Well a girl can dream can't she.
Enjoy the slide show below of Macy's Make Over America Show. Oh yes Clinton was also signing copies of his book at the end of show. I was not able to get a book, didn't get that memo either!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fashion Bargain Find of Week

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am planning to post a weekly Fashion Bargain Find (FBF). Last week I scored a very cute vintage inspired pair of shoes. Shoes are from Farlyrobin, I had seen the brand a few times before but was not familiar with it. I did some research and found out Farlyrobin retails from about $100-$300 a pair. My pair was a score at $10 at Loehmann's in Long Beach. I'll break it down to show you how I was able to get a pair of $180 retail pair of shoes for only $10!!! Shoes retail for $180, at Loehmann's they were selling for $39.99, were marked down to $29.99 - 20% off. I had a email from the Loehmann's Insider Club that I joined for a secret sale, at the register I mentioned secret sale and was given a coupon for an additional $10 off my purchase. Also because I am a member of the Insider Club at Loehmann's I got an email for my birthday which is in May for 15% off any one purchase during my birthday month. So there you go after all the discounts and coupons I paid $10 for a pair of designer shoes. So I hope you have been able to find my tips and rules helpful. Go out and get your own Fashion Bargain Find. If you want to share your FBF please email me and I will post it on my blog.
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