Shopping NYC | J.Crew and Madewell Sample Sale

J.Crew fans, get ready to save on your favorite pieces. That’s right, the J. Crew Sample Sale is back! Get your hands on looks from the Spring and Summer collections, plus jewelry, shoes, outerwear as well as lots of great pieces from Madewell. This sale promises up to 60% Off retail prices.*

The sale is so big (it’s sure to be crowded) that the women’s and men’s sale will be held in two locations…..don’t worry, the locations are really close to each other (a block apart to be exact). You can look forward to some of these amazing deals:

The sale runs from June 24th – June 29th and the hours are as follows:



The women’s, Crewcuts and Madewell sale will be held at 260 FIFTH AVENUE (28/29TH STREET) and the men’s at 225 FIFTH AVENUE (26/27TH STREET).



Shopping NYC: Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale

It’s time once again for a great sample sale my fellow fashion and deal lovers. If you’re looking to add some great key pieces to your wardrobe this season, look no further than this amazing Rebecca Minkoff sample sale.

Get ready to shop a wonderful selection of ready-to-wear, handbags, footwear and accessories from this designer favorite. With items up to 75% off retail prices, we recommend you run, don’t walk to this sale. The incredible sale starts May 5th and goes through May 10th with a special sample sale kick off event on the 5th from 6pm-9pm. See all the sale details below:









Spring Fever w/ Lands’ End Spring 2014 Collection

Believe it or not, it takes more than just waiting for great weather to bring spring into your daily life and wardrobe. Thanks to Lands’ End’s fun, versatile, and fashionable Spring 2014 Collection, you will enjoy pieces that consist of bright colors, eye-catching graphic prints, and lovely floral patterns that will add a fresh energy and modern splendor to your spring wardrobe.

The collection is bursting with versatile items that can be mixed and matched with other pieces from the collection as well as what’s already in your wardrobe. Whether you’re hosting a garden party or planning a spring/summer getaway, the Lands’ End Spring 2014 collection has the looks you want. Top a Lands’ End floral ponté dress with a leather jacket, cardigan or chic blazer, pair a no-iron pinpoint shirt or Drifter™ sweater with a kicky floral pant, cool jeans or printed chinos.

Some of our favorite sweater looks include the 3/4-sleeve styles with graphics of a Flamingo, Pineapple, and Sailboats (all featured in the above photos). Favorite special details and touches include embroidered bee motifs seen on several pieces throughout the collection including cardigans, shorts, and shirts and gold flower-shaped buttons and decals. Of course those were not the only eye-catching prints seen in the collection, keep an eye out for polo shirts printed with flamingos, anchors, pineapples, etc.

For those who like statement prints in small doses can add a touch of the spirited prints with Lands’ End’s accessories and shoes. Go subtle with a stripe or vibrant color or really bold with an energetic floral print.

We have shared our favorite spring looks from Lands’ End, what are yours?

Clarks Spring 2014 Women’s Footwear Collection

Spring is always about renewal and welcoming what’s fresh and new. For the Clarks Spring 2014 Women’s Footwear Collection, they bring a fresh takes on their classic styles with unexpected materials, eye-catching details and bursts of bold color, making this collection its most fashionable so far.
 Classic and artisan Clark Footwear styles, like the Valley Lounge Smoking Flat, and the Dunbar and Cliffrose Sail Boat Shoes, get cool color makeovers with availability in bright hues, patent, croc leather and striking metallics uppers, giving a modern twists to the nautical styles. Wedges, like the Amelia Avery and Caslynn Regina, get on trend updates like laser cut etching and contrasting color. Other hot spring trends and key shapes in the collection includes perforation, criss-cross vamp straps, double ankle straps, T-straps, modern loafers, cup sole sandals and cork foot beds, mule silhouettes as well as sporty silhouettes.

 Bringing more fresh styles to spring, Clarks Footwear collaborated with London-based style and pattern innovators, Patternity, to create an exclusive print for the brand’s iconic Desert Boot. The eye-catching print features a bold lacquered geometric graphic inspired by classic shapes (circles, rectangles, etc).

Any favorite shoe styles from the Clarks Spring 2014 Women’s Footwear Collection? Do you love footwear? Visit for more womens and mens shoe highlights.


Ipanema Made a Splash as the Official Footwear Sponsor of MBFW Swim

Last week was Miami Swim Week and though I would have loved to be there enjoying the swim shows while having delightful ocean breezes wash over me, I couldn’t attend yet again this season (oh winning lottery jackpot, where art thou?). But I’ve been getting some great feedback on events I missed, such as the roundup on the wonderful events by the Official Footwear Sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, Ipanema Footwear, who made quite an impact with models, editors, buyers and VIP guests. Join me as I live vicariously through event attendees.

As the Official Footwear Sponsor,now through 2015, Ipanema made a splash in its successful first year of a sponsorship trilogy. From July 18th-July 22nd, the Brazilian sandal brand commandeered The Raleigh, home of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, with an impressive poolside cabana, presence at notable runway shows, such as L*SPACE by Monica Wise, and a cocktail event for an exclusive group of VIP guests.

Designed to be a chic beachside living room, Ipanema‘s poolside cabana functioned as an oasis, enjoyed by the event’s guests. Enjoying non-stop foot traffic, Ipanema’s cabana was bustling as guests had their photos taken by a Facebook integrated photo kiosk with an illuminated Ipanema beach backdrop, previewed the brand’s 2014 collection and left with a pair of the Limited Edition Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week flip flops in-hand.

Throughout the fashionable week, models were seen wearing Ipanema flip flops and toting around branded “Model Survivor Kits” catering to the models’ demanding on-the-go schedules during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Ipanema created these kits with all the Ipanema-branded necessities any model would need to survive the hectic week, such as a neck pillow, nail file, and of course flip flops, establishing itself as a must-have within the model community.

In celebration of the brand’s sponsorship and the debut of its 2014 collection, Ipanema hosted an intimate cocktail event at Restaurant Michael Schwartz at The Raleigh Saturday evening. Notable editors, bloggers, influencers and taste-makers mingled with Ipanema leadership while enjoying custom Ipanema cocktails named after signature styles, such as the “Maya-Tai” and “Neo California Love”, before leaving with their very own survivor kits

The following evening, Ipanema served as the Official Sponsor of the 2014 L*SPACE by Monica Wise runway show in the Cabana Grande tent. Models were seen wearing their Ipanema Sandals backstage while the show’s VIP guests walked away with Ipanema in their gift bags. Both brands were excited to be partnering for the debut of L*SPACE by Monica Wise’s 2014 collection. Designer, Monica Wise, said, “I feel like Ipanema and L*SPACE go hand in hand. When you think about beachwear, you can’t help but think of a great sandal, and Ipanema has the style to complete the look. Having them involved in our show makes sense in completing the beach style that Miami is known for.”

Designer, Monica Wise, and L*SPACE by Monica Wise model with Ipanema model survival kit 

But that’s not all, Ipanema was also included in the VIP gift bags at the Luli Fama 2014 runway show held the same Sunday at the Cabana Grande tent, proving that there is no beach attire their sandals can’t compliment.

From the overwhelmingly positive response to Ipanema’s 2014 collection, to the brand’s
impact on guests attending Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014, Ipanema started
the three-year sponsorship off strong. The brand looks forward to continuously making an impact with their chic sandals as the Official Footwear Sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim for the next two years. They are especially excited about being a part of the event’s 10th Anniversary celebration next year. Hopefully I will see them there myself.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Gustavo Caballaro

It’s Beach Season, Time for Summer Sandals & Cover Ups

Summer is officially here and that means one thing – it’s beach season! Time to plan those trips to the beach, the pool or any other body of water where you can relax, have fun and enjoy the weather. Of course this also means it’s for swimsuits but it’s not just about the swimsuits. Top off your look with some great coordinating shoes and cover ups to add that cool touch to your beach look. Eco-friendly scarf maker, Nepali by TDM Design and Jellypop Shoes, which features cool styles under $50.00, have perfect accessories for any beach/summer fashion.

Whether you go for a bold color or print to add a bit of “wow” to a solid colored swimsuit or play up your bathing suit’s bold accents, you are sure to get something superb from these brands. Compliments will follow.

Shopping NYC | Diesel Sample Sale

Are you ready for some awesome savings on Diesel? Get ready boys and girls, Diesel is having a sample sale with great prices on women’s, men’s and kids, accessories, shoes and intimate apparel. You know because this is Diesel its best to go early or risk missing out on some amazing finds. Get all the details in the flyer below

Happy Shopping!!