I have to admit those fab mittens of two weeks ago were a little more of a splurge than a steal (they were just so coooool!).  I will make it up to you, however, as this week’s steal comes to you at the astoundingly, impossibly low price of $1.30.  Now the last time I checked, a pack of gum cost $1.49…. If you would, please draw your attention to these ladylike+badass zipper-trimmed rosette earrings from gojane.  Heck, I don’t even have my ears pierced and I want them.  Recession be damned–what a steal!gojane_2078_637681259

Gleeful Style

October 23, 2009

 

Along with everyone else in the nation, I’m completely hooked on Glee.  It’s a musical-geek’s fantasy, and its endless drama is the stuff of my dreams.  The Quinn/Finn/Rachel triangle and fantastic songs (Sweet Caroline, anyone?  Hot damn!) aren’t the only reasons to tune in, however.  The over-the-top, flawless style is enough to keep anyone coming back.  Some of my favorites: Kurt’s ridiculous turns in Marc Jacobs, Mercedes’ endless supply of ghetto fabulous, and Sue Sylvester’s countless (but let’s be real, fabulous) Adidas tracksuits.  The style heroines of the show, however, have to be Emma Pillsbury and Rachel Berry.  Rachel’s unexpected geek-chic and Emma’s ever-so-ladylike J. Crew-esque ensembles have me weak in the knees.  If only we had all been brave enough to dress like that in high school…

Rachel Berry courtesy of TvGuide

Rachel Berry courtesy of TvGuide

 

Emma Pillsbury courtesy of Daemon's TV

Emma Pillsbury courtesy of Daemon's TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And just for fun…

Steal of the Moment, Vol. I

October 13, 2009

If you’re like me (a Minnesota-weather-worn college student who left everything resembling outerwear at home), all you can think about is how nasty this premature winter is.  My dreams are filled with pea coats and wool socks, and my waking hours are spent running from building to building to escape the frigid Midwestern tundra.  Naturally then, this week’s Steal of the Moment is a cozy pair of fingerless mitts from Urban Outfitters.16653222_01_a
These wooly beauties are perfect for holding hands, using chopsticks, and being generally adorable.  The better news?  They’re only 18 bucks.

 

The Ugly

In addition to using this blog to showcase excellent deals and irresistible fashion bits, I can’t help but do a little harping, er, tutoring.  Which brings us to this week’s topic: what to wear for a night on the town.  I’m not talking about dressing for a man or to show up all the other biddies in da club, this is about dressing for your own dignity and the best nights of your life.   

Let’s start with the ugly (left).  You may laugh, but I have witnessed this outfit on many a lady, and let me tell you, a short skirt and extreme boobage does not a hottie make.  This outfit leaves nothing to the imagination, and makes getting dressed seem unnecessary.        

The Bad

Next, The Bad (above).  Clearly, this outfit has potential, and if we were to listen to our Heavenly Father, Carrie Bradshaw, she would tell us that underwear is outerwear, so that bra hanging out is just part of the fabulous outfit.  Unless you have the Jay-style cajones, however, you may come off as trashy (especially in those prom shoes), so bare your Secrets wisely.

Last, and certainly loveliest, The Good (below).  A perfectly flattering and fun (dancing in fringe, anyone?) tank top, dark jeans, and some all-night-long gladiator sandals.  You’ll be running this town soon enough.  P1010254

 

If there’s one thing I know about today’s recessionistas, it’s that, aside from being impeccably well-dressed, we are a bunch of cheap biznatches.  The dollar is tighter than ever, and though the news and our instincts tell us to save, save, SAVE! there’s a small part of us aching for a trip to the mall to check out what’s new for fall.  To appease that little voice, I’m introducing the Steal of the Moment feature, where I can give you a heads up on the best deals around.  Today’s Steal of the Moment is a lesson in recycling (and, thus, saving!).  

Women's Tall Faux-Suede Boots

Women's Tall Faux-Suede Boots

Check out these fabbity-fab Minnetonka-esque boots from Old Navy.  They come in 4 colors, and are only $34.5o!  Can you say steal?  Just slap on a little Kiwi spray, and these puppies will get you through rain, sleet or snow.

“But I have nothing to wear them with!” you may say.  Well, quit your whining, and whatever you do, don’t spend your entire paycheck on this fall’s leather pants or velvet dresses.  

Picture this: prancing around in your new (cheap, stellar, fabulous, etc.) boots paired with the jewel tones of Fall 2008.  Trust me, it’s a perfect, dressed-down combo, and you won’t regret not blowing your bucks.  

 

Courtesy of marieclaire.com

Courtesy of marieclaire.com

 

Courtesy of instyle.com

Courtesy of instyle.com