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Monday, May 30, 2011

Kate Middleton and Reiss: A Fashion Partnership

Last week the Obamas visited Buckingham Palace and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton turned up in a Reiss dress called the Shola dress priced at $340.00 US.   Needless to say, the dress flew off the shelves in minutes after it was seen on Kate. Kate's Reiss styles have been so popular that the upscale, but not stratosphere priced Reiss, now has it's own dedicated URL for the Duchess's style, at  The dress is sold out, but you can go on the wait list to find out when it is restocked.  Until then you might want to check out the Reiss Summer Sale, there are some good looking finds to be had.

Reiss has to be thanking its lucky stars for Kate Middleton.  She had re-energized and popularized this classic British store. 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Excitement of Jeans on Sale, is it better than Sex?

A recent study conducted by People StyleWatch polled 2,000 women ages 18 to 29 and found that 48% of women are more excited getting jeans on sale than having sex.  This seems kind of crazy to me frankly. Does it to you?  I mean come on!  Jeans! We're not talking about Christian Dior or Roland Mouret, which I could completely understand getting more excited about than sex... if they were on sale :)

Speaking of Jeans, if you live in LA, check out the new J. Brands Jeans outlet.   My spies are telling me this is a good one.  Check out what Suzanne at  BargainsLA says about it.

J Brand Factory Outlet
1225 E. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 748-1408 Cash/ CC only

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Designers at UNIQLO: +J, Costello Tagliapietra, and Antoni + Alison

Pictured: Antoni and Alison T-shirt from the Uniqlo collection.
In case you haven't heard, Uniqlo has launched their designer invitation project, featuring Costello Tagliapietra, Charlotte Ronson + Vena Cava.  All the items are now in stock at Uniqlo stores.  I'm lusting for the entire series of dresses by Costello Tagliapietra.  They are gorgeous and look much, much more expensive than their $29.99 price tag.  I ordered one and it was as beautiful as the picture. The store has also just launched a collection of Antoni + Alison T-shirts that are simply adorable! If you're not in New York, London or Japan you can order by phone by calling Uniqlo customer service. The phone numbers are listed on their websites. And have a look at the new Summer +J collection by Jil Saunder.  Check out this stunning  +J Cocoon dress for $129.00.

Pictured: New +J Collection is in at UNIQLO.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Los Angeles: May 22nd Spa & Style Sunday at XINO Santa Monica

If you're looking for a low cost and Spa and Shopping event, then you should check out Spaphille's upcoming event this Sunday at XINO in Santa Monica.   There will be complimentary spa services, shopping and a happy hour.  Sounds fabuless, all for the price of a $5.00 entrance fee. To attend, RSVP to

Friday, May 13, 2011

Get Twitterific with Last Call to Win $100.00!

One of the most interesting developments in the world of  Social Media and shopping is the proliferation of brands doing Twitter giveaways in order to gain followers. Hey, I've done it myself for contests I've run here on the blog and I think it's a win for all because it builds community, and helps you finds deals direct from the store.  So here's a heads-up about a contest Last Call by Neiman Marcus is having.   Last Call is hosting a tweetstakes and giving away one $100 gift card every week until June 30th, 2011. To enter the contest  follow Last Call Neiman Marcus on Twitter (@LastCall) and tweet with them Yup, it's that easy!  One tweet and you could be on your way to shopping a new dress,handbag, jewelry shoes, sunglasses and more!

I recently shopped Last Call and got some really high-end pieces, a Lafayette 148  top and black Romeo & Juliet couture slacks for under $100.00. If I had paid retail for the two pieces, it would've been about $300.00.  So do give Last Call a look in store and online.  They offer high quality goods for less than some pieces from Target designer collections. 


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hot Deal: The Olympus PEN E-PL1 is on sale for Mother's Day

My hot tip for Mother's Day is the current special on the Olympus PEN E-PL1 for under $400 via Facebook.  Click here to get the deal on this amazing camera.  I own one and I love it.  The camera takes high-definition videos and pictures, plus it's lightweight and easy to use.  I'll be writing more about this one in the future.  Meanwhile, if your Mom is a shutterbug, or likes to remember special occasions with pictures, this is a camera that is affordable and delivers quality for price.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Enter the Spaphile Mother's Day Sweepstakes

If you live in Southern California, as I do, this is a deal you might want to take advantage of. Website Spaphile is having a Sweepstakes to enter your mom into a Mother's Day Spa package. If you're in Los Angeles or San Diego, to enter simply share your favorite photo of your mother or another inspirational woman in your life through one or all of the following ways (up to 4 entries per person):

1.  Posting it to the Spaphile Facebook Fan Page
2.  Tweeting @Spaphile with a link to the photo
3.  Emailing it to
4.  Blogging the photo with a mention of the sweepstakes and sending us the link

The winners are to be announced on May 7th and will be randomly selected to receive these fantastic prizes.  For Los Angeles, the prizes are the following.
1st Prize - Mother & Daughter "Day of Indulgence" package at Spa Montage Beverly Hills.  Includes two 1-hour facials or massages, poolside lunch for two, a private fitness lesson, and whole-day access to the rooftop pool and spa facilities.
2nd Prize - 1-hour Bamboo Fusion Massage courtesy of Tikkun Holistic Spa
3rd Prize - Personalized salon service at Jeffrey-Kara Salon
4th Prize - A $100 gift card to Skinpeccable
5 winners will receive a $100 gift card to Epione Beverly Hills
Good luck darlings!