GIVEAWAY: Give Her the Gift of Teleflora Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day is about a month away and we want to help you celebrate the most important women in your life. How would you like to win free Teleflora Mother’s Day flowers to give to the woman who gave you life, shares your life, or just generally makes your life special? This Mother’s Day, Teleflora’s paying tribute to moms everywhere with their “Love Makes a Mom” campaign, which celebrates sacrifices and fearless acts of love. They’re also honoring moms everywhere with an assortment of gorgeous Mother’s Day bouquets.

 

The new Teleflora Mother’s Day 2018 collection of bouquets are housed in gorgeously designed keepsake vases and containers. The lineup, now available for sale at www.Teleflora.com in standard, deluxe or premium size options include classic arrangements bursting with bright colors with subtle stylish touches. There is something beautifully unique for every mom on your list. We are featuring five of our favorite floral bouquets are, which one of you lucky readers can gift. Read all about them below and enter our giveaway.

HEART’S PIROUETTE BOUQUET (available for $94.95)

Celebrate the greatest mom in the world with this elegant treasure overflowing with soft pink roses, fragrant white lilies and lavender cushion spray chrysanthemums nestled in an exquisite azure glass vase.

WINGED BEAUTY BOUQUET (available for $59.95)

Bring all the elegance of a peaceful Victorian garden into the home with this spectacular Teleflora Mother’s Day arrangement. A luxurious mix of pink roses, chrysanthemums, and soft purple accents are nestled within a gorgeous ceramic vase featuring soft brushstroke lines and an embossed hummingbird medallion mom will love.

ALL EYES ON YOU BOUQUET (available for $74.95)

Honor her timeless devotion with a stunning floral arrangement filled with fresh roses, pink lilies and a variety of purple blooms. Delivered in a hand-blown one-of-a-kind glass vase, this piece is sure to make an unforgettable impression on Mother’s Day.

WILDFLOWER IN FLIGHT BOUQUET (available for $39.95)

Remind her how special and beautiful she is with this whimsical French garden inspired floral arrangement. Wrapped in a poetic script and a striking dragonfly in midflight, this exclusive glass cube brings together an old-world charm and contemporary European style.

COUNTRY BEAUTY BOUQUET (available for $49.95)

Surprise her with the rustic charm of a beautiful floral bouquet brimming with crème carnations, fresh pink blooms, and seasonal stems. This 2-in-1 gift arrives in a functional hand-glazed stoneware crock that is perfect as a decorative piece and is also FDA-approved to safely serve and store food.

The Teleflora “Love Makes a Mom” Mother’s Day campaign is part of Teleflora’s overarching “Love Out Loud” platform. The campaign will introduce three sixty-second videos featuring fearless moms who earned their title with incredible displays of love in the face of adversity. Launching on April 30, just in time for Mother’s Day on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, each Teleflora Mother’s Day video will focus on the stories of various moms with unique backgrounds or challenges.

One reader will win a $75 gift code, with free delivery service fee included, to shop for Mother’s Day flowers on www.Teleflora.com (there is no cash value). The one-time use code expires on May 11, 2018, is not valid on sale items, and cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion codes. To enter this giveaway, see the Rafflecopter entry form below:

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Kent Stetson Handbags: The Artistic Side of Fashion

While attending an event during the winter season, we spied one of the event’s attendees with a clutch so fabulous, we had to stop her and inquire.  We found out that fabulous holiday designed clutch (it was accented with working small c7 Christmas lights) is from Kent Stetson Handbags. Although it took some time, we’re happy to bring you more of the stunning collection from the fun, whimsical, and extraordinary handbag label.

It will come as no surprise that Kent Stetson’s background is in art. His signature asymmetrical and non-asymmetrical clutches (they all come with a handy crossbody strap), and larger day bags are fun conversation pieces. As we previously stated, the clutch we saw was so eye-catching, we were compelled to find out more about it.

The Kent Stenton Handbags has a wonderful variety of design options made from luxury-quality coated canvas, and we wish we could highlight them all but this would end up being extremely long. We are, however, sharing our favorites with you today.  The shoe addict and those who love adult beverages will love the following clutches, the Heels Clutch ($208.00), Cosmopolitan Clutch ($205.00), Rosé Clutch ($205.00), and the White Wine Clutch ($205.00).

For you metal heads, and by that, we mean metallic fashion; you’ll love the following rich metallic and textured styles: the Disco Ball Clutch ($298.00), Ivory & Gold Paillette ($198.00), Gold Paillette Clutch ($198.00), and the Silver Paillette Clutch ($198.00).

For those looking for bold and memorable color and prints, you’ll love the Peacock Clutch ($198.00), Cherry Blossom Clutch ($212.00), Celestial Clutch ($208.00) –  complete with battery powered lights, and the Dripping in Gold Clutch ($198.00).

Last but certainly not least, for those of who loves the natural beauty of geodes, the Kent Stetson clutches featured above are perfect for you, most of which are accented in crystals and agate. Going clockwise, we have the Black Geode Clutch ($230.00), Aqua Geode Clutch ($230.00), Topaz Geode Clutch ($230.00), and the Tropical Geode Clutch ($230.00).

All Kent Stetson handbags come with a removable cross-body chain, logo dust bag, clear vinyl inner pocket, and are individually signed by the designer artist himself. So there you have it, your new bag obsession. To get to know more about Kent Stetson and their amazing collection of bags, visit www.kentstetson.com.

 

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SHOPPING NYC: Versace Versace Versace Sample Sale

Calling all fashion and deal lovers. April is going to be a very fashionable and money-saving month. We are excited to share with you the upcoming designer sale, the Versace Versace Versace sample sale. Check your bank accounts and tax refunds ladies and gentlemen, because it is officially on!

260 Sample Sale, known for having premier sample sales for top brands, is excited to welcome the Versace Sample Sale to their 150 Greene Street location in Soho. Mark your calendars from Wednesday, April 11th through Sunday, April 15th to shop Versace’s men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, bags, sunglasses, jewelry, and shoes at prices far below retail.

Check out the full details of this amazing sale below:

The sample sale location again is at 150 Greene Street (btwn Houston and Prince Street). To get to the sale, take the following trains: W/R train to Prince St, the C/E train to Spring St, or the B/D/F/M train to Broadway/Lafayette.

The sale hours of the Versace sample sale is as follows:

April 11th – April 15th
Wednesday – Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

The Versace sample sale is just one of the many prestigious sample sales 260 Sample Sale is known for. Some of the brands 260 Sample Sale has hosted in the past include Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, The Kooples, Sandro, Maje, Soulcycle, James Perse, Diesel, Stila Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Rebecca Taylor, and Rebecca Minkoff….. Just to name a few!

Now for the rules of the sale: 260 Sample Sale has a mandatory coat and bag check. They accept cash and credit cards. All sample sale items with a value of $110 or higher will be charged an 8.875% sales tax. Certain accessories will be charged an 8.875% sales tax no matter the value. All items purchased are final sale.

So, fellow shopaholics and New York City deal lovers, will you be attending this wonderful sample sale?

Boda Skins X Misshattan Limited Edition New Yorkers Leather Jacket

There are a million reasons to love New York and Boda Skins and Misshattan has just added one more. What happens when you combine the most wanted UK leather jacket brand with the photographic eye of fearless cityscape photographer, Misshattan? A freaking gorgeous leather jacket that we’d possibly sell our souls for, the Boda Skins X Misshattan Limited Edition New Yorkers Leather Jacket. We had the pleasure of getting to know this amazing leather jacket and the UK brand behind it during a launch event at the W New York – Union Square.

This super stylish and badass leather jacket exists because of the friendship between the famed UK label and the fearless cityscape photographer, Misshattan formed over their joint love for New York City. This instant creative-connection inspired the exclusive, limited edition version of Boda Skins’ iconic Kay Michaels leather jacket that you see above. A wearable piece of art, which this dynamic jacket allows its wearer to keep a piece of NYC with them wherever they go.

The Boda Skins X Misshattan Limited Edition New Yorkers Leather Jacket ($709.00) is hand-crafted from butter soft, premium Napa Sheepskin Leather with striking gunmetal hardware. It is expertly lined with silky-to-the-touch fabric that is printed with an extremely high-quality image of Manhattan, taken by Misshattan as the sun falls and the lights of the concrete jungle go up. If that wasn’t enough to make this THE leather jacket to have, this very limited edition leather jacket is limited to only 100 pieces. So don’t wait to get your hands on one for yourself. Of course, this wasn’t the only Boda Skins leather jacket we were drooling over, the UK brand thankfully brought many of their other drool-worthy styles for us to play with.

From left to right are the Boda Skins Queen’s Guard Napoleon in Black ($679.00, named after the soldiers who guard the Royal residences in the UK), the Red Fox Kay Michaels ($589.00), the Napoleon in Oil Black with gold hardware ($569.00), and the Black Suede Kay Michaels ($679.00), made from 100% Premium natural, hand-brushed, buttery Nubuck sheepskin leather. All of these (and more) are available now on www.bodaskins.com.

Are you drooling yet? There’s so much more leather jackets and other offerings to love from Boda Skins. We certainly hope to have the Boda Skins X Misshattan Limited Edition New Yorkers Leather Jacket gracing our bodies one day for the rest of our lives. So we have to ask fellow New Yorkers, what are your thoughts on the Boda Skins X Misshattan Limited Edition New Yorkers Leather Jacket?

National Fragrance Day with Cartier, Proenza Schouler and Viktor & Rolf

Did you know that yesterday, March 21st, the first day of Spring, was also National Fragrance Day? We think Mother Nature loves the wonderful scent of fragrances instead of the spring season since we got such a heavy snowstorm. On the other hand, the latest scents from Cartier, Proenza Schouler, and Viktor & Rolf are more than ready to have you spritzing into spring. To honor National Fragrance Day, here are some of Spring’s must-have fragrances that will have you smelling wonderful all season long.

Whether you love floral, spicy, or musky fragrances, National Fragrance Day is the perfect time to celebrate it all, especially when you have these wonderful designer fragrances available to you.

The Classic Woman: Cartier La Panthère Eau de Parfum

What better time than the Spring season to wear this floral fragrance with feline notes, illuminated with gardenia, a lively flower peppered with chypre and velvety nuances and comprised of an accord in three parts, chypre, floral and musk. Get a 1.6oz bottle for $110.00 at www.Macys.com.

The Wanderlust Seeker: Proenza Schouler Arizona Eau de Parfum

Inspired by nature, this scent includes an innovative floral accord of white cactus flower never before used in perfumery combined with a creamy orris sparking your spirit of discovery.  It is the first fragrance from designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the duo behind the sought-after New York womenswear label. Get a 1.7 oz bottle for $100.00 exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue and www.SaksFifthAvenue.com.

The Fun, Flirty & Outgoing Gal: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum

Containing 1,000 flowers in each bottle, this explosive floral scent captivates and transforms anything into something positive making it a new kind of flower power. Get a 1.7oz bottle for $115.00 at www.Sephora.com.

The Bold, Daring Man: Cartier Declaration Eau de Parfum

Although we don’t normally highlight men’s products, men love fragrances too. Ladies, you’ll want to have your man wearing this modern, elegant twist on a classic scent. The masculine and bold scent is intensely spicy and woody, making it a perfect addition to any man’s routine. Get a 3.3oz bottle for $135.oo on www.Cartier.com.

What do you guys think of these amazing fragrances? What fragrance did you wear on National Fragrance Day?

California Dreaming: Nautica Women’s Spring 2018 Collection

On the East Coast, we’re all dreaming of the upcoming warm, sunshine filled days we’ve been praying to experience. The West Coast is enjoying double our temperatures and we want to be in a warm weather state of mind. For their Spring 2018 womenswear collection, Nautica channels some of that West Coast magic.  The Nautica Women’s Spring 2018 collection is California dreaming! The modern American classic lifestyle brand explores the scenic coastlines of California for their Nautica Women’s Spring 2018 collection.

From the rugged coastline and mountain views that is Big Sur, (the longest and most scenic stretch of untouched coastline), to the sandy beaches and vast mountains of Santa Cruz, all to the tranquil desert oasis of Palm Springs, Nautica highlights its heritage in a mix of performance-wear, classic prep and traditional nautical style that will get you ready for the warmer months ahead.

Whether you are cruising down the coast for an adventurous expedition, or just enjoying the beautiful scenery, Nautica Women’s Spring 2018 collection has you covered with its heritage-inspired sportswear. The collection features the classic and beloved Nautica silhouettes, and a color palette filled with primary colors, bold patterns, and stripes. Some of our favorite pieces included all the striped chambray pieces, mini anchor embroidered jeans, the green sailboat-inspired printed shorts and coordinating blouse, and an eye-catching vintage-inspired floral print dress.

Get ready for effortless and smart casual dressing that will seamlessly take you from spring to summer, not just from the fashion collection, but with accessories as well. The bold floral print, knotted rope design, and Nautica’s colorful, signature stripes are just a few of the prints and patterns you can expect this spring.

The East coast boating season begins next month, whether you sail or not, Nautica has just the women’s fashion you need to enjoy the best the California coastline has to offer.

Ladies, what are your thoughts on the Nautica Women’s Spring 2018 Collection? Any favorite pieces?

Case Study: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Cases and Covers

So you’ve got the new Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ smartphone, your next purchase should be a case, and we’ve got some great Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases and covers from Case-Mate, Speck Products, and Samsung. Whether you want to protect your new S9 or S9+ with something glittery (very “IN” right now), something practical and rugged, or something innovative, we’ve got it for you.

Some of these Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases and covers feature special talents, dazzling colors, and textures, without killing your budget. Ready to get to know these cool cases? Here we go:

CASE-MATE PRODUCTS

When it comes to dressing your Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in glamour, look no further than the sparkly phone cases from Case-Mate. The above Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases are just three of the standout cases from Case-Mate’s available range. Each Karat Petals phone case, $60.00, contains real, delicately dried flowers and beautiful metallic elements are encased in clear resin. Because of this, no two designs are exactly the same. Enjoy a dynamic snow globe effect of cascading sparkle and tumbling glitter with the Waterfall phone case, $40.00. The Sheer Crystal case, $35.00, boasts tiny pieces of twinkling glass crystal reflect light in a dazzling pattern. Its two-piece construction works well with wireless charging. These three Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases also feature metallic buttons, Military strength impact protection, and anti-scratch technology.

SPECK PRODUCTS

What we love about the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases from Speck Products is their seamless fusion of toughness and style. Speck tests their phone cases with up to 10-foot drop tested and boasts several other notable features such as microban anti-microbial technology and 360-degree protection, Impactium Shock Barrier, scratch-resistant matte finishes, and no-slip grips. We are highlighting from left to right: the Speck Presidio Grip Samsung Galaxy S9, and S9+ Case, $39.95/$44.95,  Presidio Clear + Glitter Samsung Galaxy S9, and S9+ Case, $44.95/$49.95, and the Presidio Grip + Glitter Samsung Galaxy S9, and S9+ Case, $44.95/$49.95.

SAMSUNG

Of course who better to get great cases for your Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, than the creators of the phone. From left to right are the Galaxy S9 and S9+ LED Wallet Cover, $64.99, Galaxy S9, and S9+ Rugged Protective Cover, $39.99, and the Galaxy S9 and S9+ S-View Cover, $59.99. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are fashion and function. We love the LED Wallet Cover for its multifunctional aspect. You can store cards in the interior pocket and get notifications of incoming calls, messages, current time, and more thanks to the LED notifications on the outside.  The S-View Flip Cover also enables you to see and interact with your phone screen through the front of the case while the cover is closed. Respond to incoming phone calls, alarms, and events with ease. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Rugged Protective Cover deflects and absorbs most impacts to minimize damage to your phone thanks to its military standards drop test.

What are your thoughts on these Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases and covers?

JCPenney and Jessica Milagros Celebrate the Launch of Boutique+ Swim

With every cold day, every snowstorm we’ve had, we’ve been praying for the quick arrival of the warmth of the summer season. There may still be snow on the ground, but we’re already looking forward to swimsuit season, and so is JCPenney. The famed retailer has expanded its plus-size private label brand, Boutique+, to include swimwear that fits and flatters curvy silhouettes of all sizes. This first Boutique+ Swim collection is in collaboration with Jessica Milagros, the first plus-size Latina model to land a national campaign with JCPenney.

(Mark Von Holden/AP Images for JCPenney)

(Mark Von Holden/AP Images for JCPenney)

One major concern of plus size fashionistas, besides options and availability of fashionable choices, is the fact that they’re not able to try on swimsuits in stores. Their only option is to order online, try on at home and return what they don’t want but JCPenney is changing that with the Boutique+ Swim collection. Ladies that wear sizes 1x-3x can purchase the swimwear collections both online AND in-store. JCPenney has been creating a wonderful haven for plus-size fashion lovers. You may remember their fab collaboration with Boutique+ plus-size fashion and Project Runway’s Ashley Nell Tipton.

The expanded swimwear collection was celebrated with a wonderful pool party at the Parker Hotel in NYC. Curvy girls of all sizes were rocking one-piece and two-piece swimsuits from the expanded collection. Along with enjoying a break from the winter cold, attendees enjoyed indulging in the pool, customizing and personalizing Tote bags and flip-flops, and an indoor burger grilling station.

As previously stated, each stylish swimsuit is specially-engineered for sizes 1x-3x and features adjustable straps, molded cups, tummy control, and power mesh. Check out Jessica Milagros rocking swimwear from the collection below:

The Boutique+ Swim collection is available exclusively at www.jcpenney.com and in select JCPenney stores now, with additional styles rolling out in April. Are you ready for swimsuit season? What’s your favorite Boutique+ Swim collection piece?