Monday, December 22, 2008

Karmaloop Massive Sale

Jeffrey Campbell bootie

Last minute Christmas shoppers or people who are getting $$ for Christmas and need some new threads: the website has 50% off your entire order for the next 7 hours (and it's 12:30 right now ;-). They have great brands pretty much for the hip only: Cheap Monday, Blank jeans, Nixon watches, Seychelles, Jeffrey Campbell...but some really great bags and shoes too if you're not skater-y and just need something conservative. Here are a couple great things for guys and gals. Merry Christmas!!

Nixon men's watch

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Nashville Clothing Company Christmas Sale

This Saturday, December 20th, everything at both locations of NCC is 15-70% off! There will be live music and warm beverages, and lots of nice people. The owner, Tiffany Lewis, is one of my favorites. They have great guys' stuff too, ladies--brands like Triple 5 Soul, Vans, Converse, Ben Sherman, and lots more. And it's stuff you can afford, I promise. You're not gonna break the bank. Tell Tiff I sent ya!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Gifts I love for under $40!

'Tis the season of giving and for most people 'tis the season to be savin' some money, 'cuz times they's a gettin' harder for everybody. So, here is a mini-list of gifts I love for under $40!

Feather headband at Urban Outfitters for $24
Free shipping over $75 through today with code "HolidayHappy"

Cheers Wine Glasses at for $21.95
Free Shipping on orders over $100

Cashmere cardigan at Old Navy for $35
Free shipping on all orders through Dec. 16th

Bird botanical print(s) on Three Potato Four for $30

Awesome, go-with-everything cocktail ring for $35 at

Dip-dye, plaid scarf from Gap for $29.50
Free shipping on every order until Dec. 16th

And as always, there are plenty of alternative gifts to give, which I highly recommend. This site has a video that gets me every single time. I've been to Africa, folks, and consumerism, it's not a problem there. So, do give some thought to getting that father-in-law who already has everything some clean water for someone in Africa or buy a coat for the homeless; he'll appreciate that more than something else to toss in the closet. Just a thought.

Honorable Mention:

Friday, December 12, 2008

Some Accolades

I was pretty happy with how Julianne's little CMA get-up turned out. Of course, I'm a serious perfectionist, so there are a couple things I would change, but all in all, I can't complain. And neither could most of the major magazines. I thought I'd post some of the good press we got--all in the Dec. 1st issues of these mags. There was some bad too; I read one blog that said something to the effect of, "It must have taken 40,000 pieces of bubble gum to make that dress." Hmmmm...I like gum, I don't know about you. Anyway, here are some jpegs. Pretty fun stuff. Have a great weekend!

National Enquirer


Star Magazine

US Weekly

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sad Day for 12South

I got the word today from my good friend Lauren, that she is officially closing The Grove boutique on 12th Ave. South. I really think she was offering some things to the area that other boutiques weren't, but in the end, the economy and waiting for her location to really take off (12South is still developing after all), were just a little too much to handle.

She's decided to close for a little while and perhaps re-open in another year or so in a location more amenable to the preppy, classic style she loves. Bye, bye, Grove! Please stop by and see Lauren or her mom and take advantage of some of her great close-out prices. She's hoping to have everything out by Christmas.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Shopping Notes

  • It's "Christmas in the Village" tomorrow night in Hillsboro Village! Fun times abound with merchant discounts and holiday fun. 6-9pm. Browse the street, buy some gifts.
  • I just saw the commercial during the Today Show, and I can't find the exact hours of the sale...but the Belk one-day sale is going on where they are marking down red-dot items to an EXTRA 50% off! These are the sales you can't miss where you're basically stealing from them b/c stuff is so cheap--Free People, Theory, Betsey Johnson, Lucky, etc. It would be a great place to get your holiday dress! I think it's tonight from late afternoon to close and tomorrow morning from 8-noon. I think.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cosmetic Market Holiday Promotion

In times like these, we've gotta support our local businesses, and Cosmetic Market is one of Nashville's own. Between now and December 31st, use the code "HOLIDAY08" for your purchases and get an extra 20% off. That'll at least cover the tax and the gas you would have spent driving down there. If you're like me, and you love getting and giving candles as gifts, these Fringe candles are some of my favorites because the jars are so gorgeous and they come in so many different designs.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sassy, Affordable Party Dresses for under $100-ish

My first holiday party is this weekend, and I'm already adding up the amount of money I may or may not spend on dresses, accessories, and shoes. I mean, how many times of the year does one get a chance to wear that many sequins? If you have a regular day job, that is.

So in honor of Moonlight and Mistletoe, which is kicking off my holiday circuit, here are some cute numbers that won't hurt the wallet. Heck, double up and wear it to that other party with all your parents' friends that you're obligated to attend and do what I do: divide the cost in half as if you were buying one half for the first part and the other half for the second. It's a down-right STEAL if you do that :-). By no means is this an exhaustive list; it's just to get you inspired! There are some REALLY CUTE under-$100-ish dresses on,, and always check those dept. store websites!

Maybe you're in the mood for a long dress? Max and Cleo for $62.99

Or super-short and 80's prom-like? Max and Cleo for $74.39.

Some hot one-shoulder action perhaps? Miss Me for $110.

A little hippie ethereal? Free People for $108.

Oh yeah! Sequins!! Old Navy for $49.50

Honorable mention:
  • London Times Bubble Dress ($90) at
  • Xhilaration Tiered Dress ($29.99) at
  • Adrainna Papell Cap Sleeve in black or cream ($67.19) at one would be a lovely choice for my mature readers ;-)
  • Walter Ruffle Dress ($112.49) on fun, I just couldn't resist!
  • Another short Max and Cleo Dress ($19.98) on, it takes a "certain body" to wear this dress. And that's a skinny one.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy December Sale Notes

We've gotta go with the bullet-pointed list on this one. There are just too many notes today!
  • Today only! 20% off on What I love about sites like Piperlime and Zappos is that it's essentially no risk. Free shipping and returns! I love the shoe pictured above--LOVE. I put the pic of the teal up, but this shoe also comes in a taupe neutral. Every girl should have a neutral pump in her closet. They're really invaluable to have when you have no idea which shoe to wear because they essentially go with everything! Check out how chic Heidi Klum looks pairing a taupe pump with her black dress. The black that Claudia is wearing looks great too, but so does the taupe! Enter the code MONDAY at checkout.
  • Anthropologie just put a ton of their boots on sale for 1/2 off! In stores and on-line. Check it out. This pair is LOVELY. And girls, treat them like a brown pair of boots and wear them in exactly the same way and you'll look stylish and not as predictable...if that's what you want. If not, just get one of these other pairs in a basic color. They're a steal!
  • Now THIS is a great deal. If you're in Nashville and planning on buying a gift card for someone, then go to this website and search for a vendor now selling them at 10% off. The best deal on here is from the Mall at Green Hills. I buy at least one gift card every Christmas from there for my mother-in-law, a girlfriend, or a gift exchange. Every day this week while supplies last, the percent off increases by 10%. Wait at your own risk!