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Picked Up Some New Pumps For The Summer

summer pumps

I’m not sure if you’ve been to the mall lately, but it seems like everyone is having some great shoe sales! I’ve been searching for a new pair of shoes for the summer, but I have had no luck at my go to stores like DSW and Macy’s. But then I decided to check out Lord and Taylor, and I saw that they had plenty of options to choose from, with an awesome sale rack to boot!

The open toe pump you see pictured above got my attention right away, and I ended up leaving the store with them. The 2-inch heel gave me a nice little lift, which helps since I’m only five feet tall. The design is adorable and sexy at the same time, and at just under $40, I thought I scored a pretty great deal.

What do you think of my new summer pumps?

Some Brides Don’t Need Extravagant Wedding Dresses

extravagant wedding dress

Finding a wedding dress is a daunting task. As a bride to be, it is important to find a dress that makes you feel beautiful and special without spending your entire wedding budget. After all, this dress will be immortalized in wedding photos that you will show to your family and friends for years to come. A great way to find elegant, inexpensive designer dresses is to buy a previously worn dress. There are many reasons to buy your dress used: you can save money, do your part to recycle, and find a unique, simple wedding dress with no stress.

Unfortunately sometimes going the less expensive route means shopping at a big chain, and more often than not these dresses are not only monetarily cheap, but they look cheap too. Avoid this look by purchased a pre-owned designer wedding dress. It is possible to find used dresses by many top designers for as much as 90% off the original retail price, and you can choose from all of the latest styles. The money you save can go towards other aspects of your wedding. When it comes to wedding attire, simplicity and elegance go hand in hand. Leave the extravagance to the caterers and the band, and accentuate your beauty and the true meaning of your wedding by wearing a simple wedding dress.

Not only can you save money, but buying a used dress is a great way to recycle. There has been a huge movement in reusing and refurbishing, and there is no reason why that can’t include wedding dresses. Just because a dress is previously owned doesn’t mean you can’t make it your own either. Buy a simple used dress, and personalize it to fit your tastes. For example, adding a colored sash to a gown can make a simple dress fabulous.

With so many different choices, you will have no problem finding the right dress for your wedding. Shopping for a used dress is completely stress free, as you can browse by designer, size, body type, and price. If you already have your dream dress in mind, it is not unattainable. This is the perfect way to find it. By buying a used dress, you can find something special and unique. More and more women are finding that a simple wedding dress is the best way to accentuate the most important parts of your wedding day, and that you can actually look even more stunning by wearing something simple. Don’t spend a fortune and create the perfect look for yourself by purchasing a pre-owned wedding dress.

Christine Stevens is an event planning blogger who loves to talk about weddings and the many ways she can help make your big day a huge success. When her best friend was looking for a simple wedding dress Christine told her about PreOwned Wedding Dresses where she found an amazing piece to wear for fractions of the original cost!

New Fashion Trends For 2013

2013 Fashion Trends

The only thing constant about fashion is the fact that it keeps changing with the seasons, and you’ve got to keep up with that if you want to be fashionable. After all, you can’t exactly really wear boot-cut jeans, when skinny jeans are the trend.

Here are the latest trends, as forecasted by the fashionistas, about to take the world by storm.

For the ladies
Ladies, think back. The 70’s style denims with the slight flare leg is back! Make sure you have a pair of light-colored 70’s inspired denims to team with a cute top/blouse.

Summers are hot, and to help you be cool and still look hot – lace dresses and kaftans are back in vogue. If you’re apprehensive about wearing a see-through lace dress, team it up with a camisole or slip of a complimentary color. Kaftans with their loose flowy material makes for perfect choice in summer and spring. For kaftans, you can wear a unitard underneath.

The spring seems to be the season of bright and vibrant colors. Look pretty as a flower, with some skinny jeans in bright hues of red, blue or green. Or team a simple dress or jeans-tee outfit with a skinny leather color belt or some color platform shoes. Colors are back, and you can’t really rock the fashion world with some dull colors.

Feeling your outfit is too plain? Weave a vibrantly printed scarf around your neck to give yourself that extra edge. [It’ll keep your neck warm in the winter times too]

Cute is back in vogue too. Look every bit the cute, innocent girl with a pinafore dress or a cute leather skirt. Dress up in some flowery sun dresses or a brush-stroke print skirt. Fashion for 2013 is going beyond the usual, incorporating in brush-stroke prints and bold metallic dresses – 2013 is all about making a statement.

Cutes-y headbands and earrings in shapes of butterflies, kites, footwear or guitars are all part of the charm.

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Fashion Star Clothes Not Available In Stores?

Fashion-Star

I’ve been watching NBC’s Fashion Star since the beginning, and I was thrilled when it got renewed for another season. For those of you unfamiliar with the show, it’s a reality show that pits designers against each other in an attempt to get bought by Macys, Saks, and Express.

Winning designs from each episode can be purchased from the store that bought it.. Last year, it was a race to the mall the day after the show aired, as winning designs sold out in record time!

Up until now, I had been discouraged by the high prices this season’s Fashion Star pieces were going for. But after seeing Cassandra’s Geo Tunic on Friday night’s episode, I had to go check it out!

Fashion-Star-Geo-Tunic

So imagine my surprise when I’m told by an Express associate that they don’t actually carry the Fashion Star pieces, and that you have to order them online!?

Personally, I need to try on clothes before I buy them.. And I imagine I’m not the only one like that. So I’m surprised by their decision to make these pieces available online-only. Needless to say, they lost a sale. (Not that it matters, as the only sizes left online are X-Small and XX-Small)

Too bad, as it’s a really cute top.. 🙁

Never Come Between A Woman And Her Shoes!

Umberto Raffini Remi flats

Like most women, I’m obsessed with shoes. And I’ll do almost anything to get my hands on that must-have pair of shoes!

While shopping at the mall a few weeks ago, I fell in love with a pair of Leopard Suede Umberto Raffini Remi flats at The Walking Company store, and I decided to treat myself to an early birthday present.

The only problem? They didn’t have my size! And when I’m spending $120 on a pair of shoes, I want to try them on and get a feel for them..

I went to The Walking Company’s website, and they didn’t have my size available. Worse yet, they weren’t sure if they’d be getting any more in, since it’s a shoe from last season.

After calling around to a few stores, I finally found one that had my size! The mall was almost an hour away, but I was willing to make the drive since I just HAD to have them!

The store was willing to hold them for me until the weekend, since I couldn’t make it up there until then. Saturday rolls around, and just before heading up there, I decided to check online one more time. And wouldn’t you know it, now they’re showing my size available for purchase.

I quickly grabbed my credit card and purchased the shoes online, saving myself a long drive in the process. A few days pass, and I still hadn’t received an email telling me when they were going to ship, which I thought was a little weird..

So I called customer service, and come to find out that the shoes I ordered are on backorder, since they didn’t have my size in stock! WTF?!

They said someone else placed an order for the same shoes at the same time as me, and I guess their order got filled first.

Not willing to let this go, I asked for a manager and explained the whole situation to her. She found a pair at another store, and she arranged to have them shipped directly to me at no additional charge.

A week or so later, and I finally got the shoes. Yes, it was a lot of work to get them, but it was worth the effort. I love them!

Get A Free Secret Reward Card From Victoria’s Secret!

Victoria's Secret Secret Reward Card

Victoria’s Secret is doing their Secret Rewards promotion again this year, and there’s still time to get your own Secret Rewards card!

If you’re unfamiliar with the program, Secret Rewards is a limited-time rewards program that’s available to Victoria’s Secret customers. For every qualifying purchase you make between February 28th and March 31st, they’ll give you a free Secret Reward Card!

The card is worth $10, $25, $50, $75, $100, or $500! But the catch is that your Secret Reward Card value remains a mystery until you make another qualifying purchase between April 1-30th, 2013.

For me, the deal is a no-brainer. I bought a couple of undies yesterday for $10, and they gave me a Secret Rewards card. At worst, I get $10 towards my next purchase (making yesterday’s purchase essentially free). But hopefully I’ll be one of the big winners..

VS Secret Reward

Last year, a girl in front of me got a $500 card!! Here’s hoping! 🙂

Zabellos Can Make Your Shoes Look Brand New Again!

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My Bandolino heels that I wear for work are wonderfully comfortable and worn in. But they’ve been through a lot, and they’ve seen better days. Most people would just throw them away and look for another pair of shoes. After all, what women doesn’t love shopping for shoes??

But I actually dread the search for that perfect pair, as it usually involves me buying and returning pair after pair until I find the perfect ones that are comfortable and stylish.

So when I learned about Zabellos, a premium online shoe-repair website, I was curious. I’ve taken other shoes to local shoe repair shops, but the results have never been that great. But after learning more about the folks at Zabellos (second-generation Americans who come from a long line of old-world European cobblers) and seeing the following video that shows off their amazing work, I was sold.


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The Adidas NEO Line Of Footwear and Apparel Is Here

Check out the new adidas NEO line of clothing, shoes, and accessories, with celebrity endorsements from Selina Gomez and Justin Bieber!

It’s the ideal mix of sporty and casual with an eye for fashion and a focus on fun. The adidas NEO label offers fresh choices in footwear and apparel for living life to the fullest.

So, if you’re looking for the freshest apparel, footwear and accessories for all your daily adventures… You just found it!