Monday, September 29, 2008

$100. off $300. at BCBG

Well, the chunky deals keep coming: $100. off purchases of $300. at BCBG is today's offering.

"Receive $100 off your purchase of $300 or more! Enter code: FALLCHECK08 at checkout Full priced merchandise only
*Offer ends 11:59 PM EST 10/26/08. $100 off promotion only valid with minimum US $300 purchase before tax on full-priced merchandise. Not valid towards previously purchased merchandise. Full value of the offer will be forfeited upon return of merchandise. Discount will be applied at checkout on when promo code: FALLCHECK08 is entered. Entire order must ship to a single address. "

These jewel-tone patent heels ($275.) are gorge:

And this wool coat ($438.) is a keeper:

Sunday, September 28, 2008

30% off Blonde LA

A quick post (and pick me up) courtesy of Amber at Blonde LA. Knowing how stressed the country is about the economy, Amber is doing her patriotic duty and giving us all a little relief with a 30% discount at Blonde LA. Just enter code WELUVU at checkout. Offer ends Thursday, October 2nd.

This Cynthia Vincent sweater ($402.) is an Amber fave! Looks like it may already have sold out...

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cheap Shot

Thought I'd post about more lookalikes. Why? Well, the way things are going that may look like a dollar bill, but really, it's only fifty cents.

Let's begin with these Dior "Extreme" sandals. Blazing. And yes, the price is a bit extreme at $780. But you don't go to Bergdorf for bargains...

So, here's a reasonable alternative (and get used to those) from Steve Madden. $59. 95! These are available at South Moon Under. Use code toutie for 20% off $100. or more.

Nobody does a wedge boot like Loeffler Randall. And if you have the money, you should definitely scoop up a pair of Matildes ($695.) while they're still there at Shop Emily Grace. Use code toutie for 20% off.

Or, you can save yourself about 500 bucks with these wedge heel boots from BCBGirls ($160.) at Lori's Shoes. Use code toutie for 20% off.

Pretty close...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Cole Haan $50. off $250.

Until September 28, get $50. off a purchase of $250. or more at Cole Haan. Use code CHFALL at checkout.

These multi-color suede, patent and metallic leather slingbacks ship 9/ my house.

Cole Haan Air Celeste slingbacks, $225.

Friday, September 12, 2008

New Dru's

It's nice to see one of those chronic underachievers finally get it together.

Tiffany Chantra interned at Coach, then went on to earn a psych degree from Harvard. Then she went to this design school---what was the name?---oh yes, Parsons. While there she was approached to create a line of shoes for designer Kim Phan. The following year she launched her own line, Dru New York.

About time. Yeesh, she's already 26 years old.

Two years in, Dru New York is an unqualified success. (Plenty of fawning press mentions, including Glamour, In Style and Elle.) Dru flats are a staple for fashionistas, ranking right up there with French Sole and Delman. Tiffany likes to infuse her line with a bit more wit and attitude; her shoes are more downtown than uptown. She can take a basic and make it unforgettable.

Have look at what are sure to be this season's must-haves at Lola y Maria:

Dru New York "Alicia" flat, $124.

Dru New York "Deb" metallic flat, $124.

Dru New York "Steph" lace up riding boots, $330.

Use code toutie for 20% off!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Cheap Shot

MCL by Matthew Campbell Mixed Sapphire ring , $350.

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Guy and Eva multi color cocktail ring, $28. (Use code toutie for 15% off)

Really, it was a choice between the statement jewelry, and the credit card statement. (The minimum payment won this round. )

The Matthew Campbell ring is nothing short of breathtaking. It reminds me of the universe unfolding in a burst of sapphires. I'll be back.

Until then, there is some consolation in the many fashion jewelry alternatives (faux-sure) offered by Guy and Eva. Nothing there is over $100., and you can use code toutie for 15% off.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Butter London

I tend to get stuck in a rut when it comes to nail polish. I might experiment with a new shade or two, but I always come back to the same three choices: OPI Mother Road Rose, Essie Ballet Slippers and a red from Chanel.

Mauve. Pink. Red. I'm. Every. Woman.

Actually, I'm not in much of a rut lately, since I stopped wearing nail polish altogether. Too many visits to Whole Foods finally convinced me that what you put on your body can have as much of an impact as what you put in your body. ( I gave this a lot of thought as I was eating my chocolate-covered Goji berries. ) And since most nail polish is made with formaldehyde (that's right, embalming fluid) and a ton of other toxins, it didn't seem worth it.

Sure, there are a couple of formaldehyde-free lines out there, but none of them did it for me.

Until now.

Butter London is non-toxic nail care with a British accent. It's simply brilliant. Their "3 Free Lacquers" are free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP---nasty stuff. The lacquers are heavily pigmented, so the colors are deeper, richer and more vibrant.

And what colors! The butter London palette is the perfect combination of chic and cheek.

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La Moss, $12. "Vampy and full of red wine, just like its inspiration."

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Bezzie Mate, $12. "This colour will remind you of a night in with the girls, gossiping, giggling and enjoying an intense burst of fuschia pink."

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Diamond Geezer, $12. "Proper platinum, silvery and shiny. It's finger-bling that sparkles like the real thing, but doesn't cost it!"

I'm officially obsessed.

You can find the bestselling shades of butter London at Beauty Intuition. And you can save 15% on your purchase with coupon code toutie.

Me, I'm gonna get 'em all---Come to Bed Red, Diamond Geezer, London Underground, Queen Vic, Royal Ballet, La Moss and Bezzie Mate.

Seems a shame they don't have Chocolate Covered Goji Berry Binge, though.