Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Hot Sandals at Target

That Isaac Mizrahi has done it again! Not only has he designed some fabulous shoes for our favorite Tar-jay, but some of the cutest styles are also on sale!

Amanda Strappy Wedge Sandals - $7.49

You just can't beat this deal. These cute black wedges can easily be dressed up or down. They are actually even more fabulous in gold (on sale for $14.99 - Thanks Danielle!).

Erin Linen Platform Sandals - $7.49

Reviewers are ranting and raving about not only how cute these black platforms are, but also how comfortable they are as well. Comfortable, chic and cheap? Can't get much better than that!

Gabriela Rope Wedge Sandals - $14.99

These beige casual wedges are just adorable!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Calling All Dallas Divas

Now that I have finished business school, I am moving from Chicago to Dallas to start a new job. I have never lived in Dallas before, so I am hoping that some of you - my loyal readers - can fill me in on the best shopping in the area (I hear there's tons!). Shoot me an email at divaonadollar@yahoo.com or post a comment to let me know what resources Dallas has to allow me to continue being THE Diva on a Dollar!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Getting Married on a Budget?

I have been receiving a lot of requests lately about not only inexpensive options for those attending weddings, but also bridal party dresses for less. The Plain Dealer and Fashion Nette-Work have some great advice. Here are some other wedding (under $500) and bridesmaid dresses (under $200) for you bargain brides!


Strapless Charmeuse - $308

This strapless gown is made of charmeuse. The sweetheart neckline and small train really add elegance to this gown. Check out http://www.the-rose-dresses.com/ for more great options.

Strapless Gathered Gown - $358

This gown is really beautiful. The gathering of the skirt and the detailing of the bodice really make this dress stand out. It's hard to believe it's only $358!

Caroline Long Halter - $295

J Crew really suprised me with this halter dress for $295. Quite simple and elegant.

Trapunto Bell Dress - $159.99

Isaac Mizrahi has done it again! This man continues to bring reasonable, chic clothing to Target. His Trapunto dress will make any bride look like a princess.


Chloe Strapless Dress - $128

This Chloe strapless gown from Ann Taylor is on sale for $128 ($178 + 50% off). What a deal! With a plethora of colors and sizes, your bridal party is bound to look beautiful.
Long Strapless Chiffon - $115

This strapless dress is a great deal. It's featured in chiffon with a beaded applique and mini train. There are tons of colors available and it is available in sizes 2-28.

Eliza J Tiered Strapless Dress - $149

I think this satin tiered dress is so fun, yet polished. Also available in gold and mint. You can find it at Macy's.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Fendi Sunglasses - Snatch These Quick!

These Fendi Sunglasses are now on sale for $99 at Nordstrom.com (they were $295)! Grab them because they will go fast!

Body Shop - Buy 1, Get 1 1/2 Off

The Body Shop is featuring many of their body and bath items on sale - buy one, get one half off. I was so excited that their body butters are included! Also included are their whipped body lotions and body scrubs, amongst others. I got their Shea lotion, Coconut body scrub and Almond body butter. If any of you are still upset that they discontinued their Sesame body butter, check out Almond. It has a similar consistency and an subtly sweet scent.

Ann Taylor Loft: 40% Off Already Reduced Prices!

Ann Taylor Loft is a great place for casual and business casual items for the conservative, sophisticated woman. Though at times I think their items are overpriced, they do have some great sales. My mom bought three items for a total of $30 last week. It looks like they have some similar deals online. Check them out:

Anya Braided Gold Thong - $24.99 + 40% Off

I am a little bitter about this...A couple weeks ago I went to New York and after walking around a lot, my feet were hurting so much that I had to find some flats to buy. I was so desperate that I paid full price - $29.00 for these. Just a few days later I found the same pair on sale at a location in Philly for $6.88. They are here for $14.99 - still a deal!

Stamped Flower Halter - $39.99 + 40% Off

I think this halter is too cute! The black and white combination is seen everywhere this summer. This shirt shows the combination in a delicate, sweet way.

Crochet Waist Dress - $79.99 + 40% Off

What a cute dress. I love the detailing of the crochet waist. It is available in regular and petite sizes.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Cool Card Cases

Do you have a cool case to hold your business cards? If not, check one of these out! Normally $40, these card cases are a steal at just $9.99 plus shipping.

Monday, July 16, 2007

West Elm Stylish Sale Items

I am becoming more and more fond of West Elm. They have great furniture and fresh, contemporary furniture. Their style reminds me of a mix between Pottery Barn and Pier 1. Here are some excellent buys I found on sale on their site.

Coconut Curtains - $9.99 for a set of 2

These coconut curtains totally remind me of the old beaded curtains from the 70s/80s. What a cute way to bring them back!

Artisan Salt & Pepper Shakers - $6.99 for set

I think these salt and pepper shakers are so neat. The unique shape, fresh colors and low price really make them a great buy.

Maze Embroidered Pillow Covers - $6.99

These maze pillow covers are so cute. I love the colors (though the "espresso" color is no longer available). The dimensions are 12"x 21" so these can work on a bed, couch, or chair.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Tip from the Diva: Beware of Cookies!

Did you know that some retail sites monitor how many times you view a particular item and modify prices accordingly?

For instance, let's say you find an awesome dress on a website but you think it will probably go on sale. You periodically go to the site to see if the price has decreased, but instead the price has increased. What just happened??? The culprit may have been cookies stored on your computer. Apparently, when some retailers think you may be very interested in an item they increase the price because they know you are interested.

How can you avoid this?
1) Use different browsers (i.e., Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox)
2) Use different computers when viewing items
3) Delete your cookies (you can usually do this from your browser's toolbar. You may not want to delete all of your cookies, though)

Monday, July 09, 2007

Morton's - $99 Steak and Seafood for Two!

Be sure to check out this great deal from Morton's if you have a location near you. You can make reservations online. This coupon is valid until Sept. 30, 2007. Thanks Melissa!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Great Sale at the Gap!

I went to the Gap near me in Evanston, IL yesterday and found an amazing sale. I bought three items that were all under $10 each. Go to your local Gap to find some great deals!

Brown Wedges - $8.99 (they're listed as $14.99 online)

Red and Cream Straw Bag - $9.99 (same bag shown in blue and cream online for $19.99)

Short Sleeved Black T-Shirt - $4.99 (I couldn't find a picture of the item online)