Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Casual Spring Bag from the Gap

Spring will be here before we know it. This casual fireglow nylon bow satchel bag from The Gap just screams sunshine! It's playful and feminine enough to make you forget it only cost $24.50 at full price - gotta love it!

Also, if orange doesn't tickle your fancy, they have it in green, brown, black, strawberry and blue.

Update: this bag is now $7.99!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

My Weekend Shopping Excursion: San Marcos Prime Outlets

I love great outlets! I kept hearing a bunch of hype about the San Marcos Prime Outlets located between Austin and San Antonio, TX. Let's just say, I bought so much that I had to cut myself off to any more stores (didn't even get to check out Escada, Neiman Marcus Last Call or La Perla)!

Bath and Body Works, Barneys, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Banana Republic and Tahari were my faves. Though I couldn't find pics of my Tahari suit that I got for 80% off or the Marc by Marc Jacobs dress for 50% off, or the BCBG shoes I got for $29, here are a couple of my deals:


Lay it on Thick Body Cream
$3.75 (that's right - it costs $15 online and in the stores!)

Guess what I discovered while I was there? They will be getting Betsy Johnson and Gucci over the next few months!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Dallas Divas: Billy Reid Warehouse Sale This Weekend

Save up to 90 percent on past fall, winter, and spring collections!
When? Thurs. Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 23 10 a.m.-3 p.m
Billy Reid Corporate Office, 3720 Canton St., ste. 104, Fair Park 214-821-1010

I will be shopping at the San Marcos outlets this weekend, so if any of you go to this sale, can you pick up
this hot coat for me please? I was eying it at the FIG Finale sale and didn't buy it :(.

Daily Candy!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dazzling Funnel Neck Belted Jacket

Classique Entier is a chic, sophisticated line that can be found at Nordstrom. I just love this funnel neck belted jacket in their Petite line. You can dress it up or wear it in the office. Grab it now - they only have Petite Medium size left for only $58.90 off at

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dig or Dump? David Meister Dress

What do you think about this David Meister matte jersey dress? Would you wear it? Does it look fashion forward or a 90's throwback?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Martha Stewart Dinnerware Closeout

As many of you may have heard, today Martha Stewart announced she is buying almost everything Emeril Lagasse has to offer for $50 million! To commemorate this "YAY, Martha!" move, check out the great Martha Stewart pieces on closeout from Macy's. All plates and bowls are only $6.95 - 7.95 a piece.

Monday, February 11, 2008

FIG Finale Sale: What We Bought

My friends and I had a great girls shopping weekend in Dallas. Unfortunately the FIG Finale sale was a little disappointing. The selection was great, but I kept waiting for them to do the deep discounts that I experienced back in August. Needless to say, I only bought three items - a two-piece skirt suit and a pair of brown pumps. I love what I bought though! My friend Akosua scored the best deals of us all - she bought two pairs of Modern Vintage Mary Lou boots (one in black and one in brown) for $75 a piece. To give you an idea of how good of a deal this was, has these boots listed as originally $353.95. Don't they look like they were made for her?

I also bought some brown leather Mary Ann pumps also made by Modern Vintage. I had never heard of Modern Vintage but I am very impressed. The shoes are so comfortable and stylish at the same time. The leather quality is also exquisite. The shoes are listed on this site for $189.99. My price? $40! Gotta love it!

I couldn't find a picture of the skirt I bought online (the designer's website seemed to be having issues), but I did find the jacket. The designer is Chalet. They have the jacket here for $167.50 . I paid $80 for the entire suit! I guess it was worth going. I'll just be waiting for the next one in hopes that I can have another shopping experience like the first time I attended.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

This Weekend: FIG Finale Sale in Dallas!

Remember my bargain brag back in August? To refresh your memory, I bought almost 15 items and didn't even pay $300! Well the next FIG Finale sale is coming up tomorrow, February 7th (11 am -10 pm) and Friday, February 8th (11 am - 8 pm). Here is a post about it on The Dallas Morning News' shopping blog.

So here's the scoop: admission is 12 bucks (cash). Most places only accept cash (though there's an ATM on site). There are tons of designer items (items I bought included a bra, clutch, shoes, dresses, blouse, blazer and jewelry). Also, no dressing rooms (if there is one, it's quite make-shift) - so wear something that's easy to try things on over. It's located right by Steven Pyles' restaurant on Ross & Akard.

It's kind of a bummer that they are having it on a Thursday and Friday instead of a Friday and Saturday. Regardless, I'm taking advantage of it! I'm taking Friday as a vacation day and am having 6 friends come in town! I'll be sure to post the deals I find. If you go to the sale and get some great deals make sure to submit your photos to me at

Also, Neiman Marcus is having their Consolidation Sale where you can get up to 75% off Feb. 7-10. This is at Neiman Marcus NorthPark. The catch: all sales are final!


Monday, February 04, 2008

Reader Request: Katherine Heigl's Watch in 27 Dresses

Reader Question:

I love reading your blog-you find the best sales! I have a question for you that I really hope you can answer. I don't know if you've seen the movie yet, but in 27 Dresses, Katherine Heigl wears this beautiful white and gold circle link bracelet-style watch in several of the movie's scenes. I love how feminine, dainty, and unique it is, but I feel like I've looked everywhere on the web and can't find out what designer makes it and the style name. Could you help me with this? I'm not even sure where to look (other than google-ing it which hasn't produced any answers) or who to contact, but I'm sure you have made some great contacts. I would greatly appreciate any help! Thanks so much!

This one was tougher than I expected. The costume designer for 27 Dresses informed me that the watch Katherine Heigl wore throughout the movie was actually vintage. However, below a
re some current alternatives:

Ann Klein Bracelet Watch - $75 Nordstrom:

MARC by Marc Jacobs Round Link Bracelet Watch
- $175 Nordstrom:

Fossil ES1623 Watch - $65 Amazon

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Guess who's coming to Dallas (well, maybe...)

Over the weekend while shopping at the West Village I overheard some exciting news: H&M may be coming to Dallas! This would be the first H&M location in Texas. No word on time frame but rumor is that it may be NorthPark bound. I'll tell you more scoop as I hear it...