Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Splurge or Steal: Fabulous Fashions at searsStyle

Don't you just love it when the weather turns brisk and the snow starts to fall in big fluffy flakes (or maybe just big fat drops of rain if you live where I do) and all the shop windows are filled with festive decorations and holiday music is playing everywhere? I just adore this time of year! I love everything about the holidays, but I especially love having the excuse to get all girlied up in my fanciest finery for the many holiday festivities. There is nothing quite like a gorgeous new dress and a pair of glittery skyscrapers to put me in the proper holiday spirit. I have already attended several holiday parties (and looked fabulous I might add!) but there is still one holiday "do" that has yet to be done. The annual office bash. Now, as a fashionista working in the fashion industry this is the Holy Grail of holiday parties so I really want to make a statement. But as a sensible fashionista I want to be able to do so without breaking the bank!

Lucky for me the fabulous folks at searsStyle made it possible for me to rock a gorgeous holiday splurge look for an absolute steal of a deal!

This year's office event is a bit more casual than usual so I opted for a rocker-chic look: gorgeous motocross leggings in a sleek black with leather-look panels (so comfortable and extremely flattering I might add!) from the Kardashian Kollection, which I then topped with a floaty silk tunic from UK Style by French Connection - belted at the waist. I finished the look with a pair of grey brushed suede shirred fold-over boots with a comfortable heel. Total purchase price at a trendy designer boutique would have set me back over $400, but I was able to snap up these fabulous separates at searsStyle for well under $100! Happy holidays to me!

Check out the great styles at searsStyle this holiday season. You're sure to find the perfect ensemble for all your festivities!

I received samples from the searsStyle Kardashian Kollection to review as part of the Glam Trendsetter Program. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sears.

Feeling Confident and Chic Every Day!

Life can be a little tough at times, especially for a fashionista. Seriously, it's difficult to stay stylish in these troublesome economic times, especially when a girl has other financial considerations such as car payments, a mortgage and the occasional but ever-pesky credit card bill lurking. Honestly, just this past week I was on my way home from work, ready for a relaxing evening of web-surfing for a new pair of sparkly sandals, when suddenly my car starting making these wheezing sounds and the engine started to skip. Lucky for me I was able to coast on into a service station, literally on fumes! And you guessed it, my evening's sparkly-sandal-budget went directly into my dry-as-a-bone gas tank. Financial reality strikes again. So what's a fashionista to do when her wardrobe beckons for ?

Well, I am all about staying chic and stylish on a real life budget these days. Which is why I absolutely adore the new Sofia Vergara clothing line available exclusively at Kmart.

This new clothing line is chic, stylish and extremely comfortable to wear, not to mention comfortable on the wallet! I was plea
santly surprised by how nicely the clothing flattered my figure and I was able to put together a stylish ensemble that would have any fashionista feeling like a million bucks...for under $100!

Check out the Sofia Vergara collection today. You are a woman. So dress like a woman.
Sofia Vergara's New Line is exclusively at KMart!

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Kmart via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kmart.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tweet to Win With Zappos!!!

Starting on December 12, 2011 and running through 6 p.m. PST December 23 Zappos.com and Style Expert Brooke Hyden will spread some holiday happiness to customers who are on Twitter by giving away some of this year’s hottest gift items!

How it works? On each of the 12 days, Brooke@ZapposStyle will announce that day’s gift, ranging from women’s and men’s clothing to accessories and more. As tweets that include #12daysofzappos are published, additional gifts will be unlocked throughout the day–up to 3 gifts per day. The end result—the more tweets, the more gifts Zappos.com gives away each day! One winner will randomly be selected from those who have tweeted #12daysofzappos each day.


Zappos doesn’t want shoppers to get caught up in the Green Monday hype which puts pressure on shoppers to frantically rush to get all online orders in by December 12 in an effort to guarantee Christmas delivery. In fact, Zappos considers itself Anti-Green Monday because free shipping both ways, 365 days a year is the norm—even during the busiest shopping season! That means customers can wait right up until Thursday, December 22nd to order gifts for last minute delivery on Friday, December 23rd. In fact, Order before 1 PM PST on 12/23 with FREE SHIPPING for GUARANTEED DELIVERY BEFORE XMAS!

So sit back, grab another gingerbread cookie, sip some more cocoa, and just relax—and while you’re at it, Tweet to win. Details and official rules, including how to enter online without Tweeting, can be found at http://www.12daysofzappos.com

12 Days of Dylan from Linea Pelle

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Don't Let Last Minute Holiday Shopping Get You Down!

The opportunity to finish holiday shopping is down to the wire!

Last minute shoppers hoping for St. Nicholas’ prompt arrival can rely on Rue San Francisco instead. A voucher-based service (meaning vouchers for goods can be printed directly after purchase), all Rue San Francisco requires to order the perfect Christmas gift is the click of a mouse. So what does this mean for holiday shopping procrastinators? Orders can be placed through December 24th and still “arrive” in time for Christmas.

You can pamper your sweetheart with a series Rue San Francisco’s “Top Picks of 2011,” five days of San Francisco’s most popular offers from this year, starting Monday December 12. From an exclusive farm-to-table winemaker menu from Long Meadow Ranch Winery to a luxe spa experience (including bubbly!) at Health Spa of Napa Valley and more from Stript Wax, Spa Radiance and Makeup Gourmet, the “Top Picks of 2011” exemplifies the unique experiences and unparalleled values associated with Rue San Francisco.

For those not quite so starved for time, Monday December 12 is also Green Monday – the last day to order online without having to deal with the extra charges associated with expedited shipping. Rue San Francisco invites you to take advantage of this on Rue La La. So if you’re still looking for a place to wrap up holiday shopping for mom, dad, grams and the kids – Rue is where it’s at. Shoppers on Rue La La enjoy the ability to pay for shipping just once a month - $9.95 to be exact – for unlimited shopping.