Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Old Navy Item of the Week: Patch Pocket Sweater

I love cuddling up in a comfy sweater on a cold winter day. These patch pocket sweaters by Old Navy are a perfect fit with their cute button-flap patch pockets and a comfy hood. On sale this week for $20.

Winter Sale Time at Old Navy!

Old Navy has launched their after-holiday sale and is offering up to 50% select winter styles both online and in stores.

Here are our sale favorites:

Women's French Graphic Tees
Regular price: $16.50
Sale price: $9.90

Women's Sueded Shoulder Bags
Regular price: $19.50
Sale price: $9.75

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Boxing Day Sale: 25% Off Everything at Hatley

The holidays are over and the after-Christmas sales are just starting. First up is the Boxing Day Sale at Hatley. For one day only (December 26th), Hatley is taking 25% off everything at their website. The discount will automatically be calculated at checkout.

Some of our favorites:

Bear Country Womens Boxers
Regular price: $18.00 CAD
Sale price: $13.50 CAD

Penguin Flannel Pajama Pants
Regular price: $30.00 CAD
Sale price: $22.50 CAD

Bear Country Adult Boots
Regular price: $56.00 CAD
Sale price: $42.00 CAD

180's Ear Warmers: Keeping Your Lobes Warm and Toasty

Winter isn't always pretty. The cold weather rolls in and you find yourself tucked into an overstuffed coat, wearing clunky boots, and sporting hat head. The Puffy Quilt Ear Warmers by 180s let you keep looking stylish in comfort for all those cold weather outings.

Designed with triple layer construction to provide thermal retention and blocks wind. The behind the head design lets you wear additional hats and glasses in comfort. Easily collapses for tucking into your pocket or purse when its time to head inside.

Priced at $25 at

Chef'n Juicester: Taking the Pulp Out of Morning Orange Juice

If you like fresh orange juice but aren't a big fan of the pulp a fresh cup contains, the Juicester by Chef'n is for you! The Juicester is the first citrus reamer designed to extract all of the juice from your citrus fruit and keep the pulp out of the juice. Now you can start the day with a fresh squeezed glass of OJ with just a twist of the wrist.

Priced at $14.95 and available at

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Holiday Sale Time at Banana Republic

Our next sale is from Banana Republic which is already taking big markdowns on winter clothing.

Here are our sale favorites:

Teardrop-print wrap dress
Regular price: $128
Sale price: $60

Bright houndstooth coat
Regular price: $168
Sale price: $100

It's Winter Sale Time at The Gap!

It's not quite Christmas, but the sales notices are starting to roll in. First up are the latest markdowns at which is already taking big markdowns on winter clothing.

Here are our sale favorites:

Ruffled pintuck blouse
Regular price: $44.50
Sale price: $34.99

Banded collar shirt
Regular price: $44.50
Sale price: $22.99

Waffle Boat Neck Tee
Regular price: $19.50
Sale price: $9.99

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Party Dresses on Sale at Shop Intuition

Looking for the perfect party dress for New Year's Eve? Shop Intuition is having a sale on holiday party dresses just in time for ringing in the New Year. Right now you can receive up to 70% some of their best dresses for the holiday parties.

My favorite is the Alexia Admor V-Neck Sequin dress with a plunging v-neck and sexy body-hugging curves. Regularily priced at $270, on sale now for $134.99.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Celeb Style Finds: Keri Russell

New mom Keri Russell looked gorgeous when she appeared on MTV to promote her new film August Rush.

Get the look:

Mock Turtleneck Dress over a pair of black tights

$69 at Spiegel

Free Overnight Shipping from C&C California

Some people have their holiday shopping all done and are sitting cozily in the homes snickering at those of us who have left it to the last minute. The online retailers are quickly sending out their last minute promos to help those of us who still have names left on our shopping lists.
C&C California is offering free overnight shipping on all orders placed by Friday.

Some of our favorites:

Lilah Mixed Stripe Hoodie
Originally priced: $265
Sale price: $132.50

Bridget Top
Price: $98

Organic Bold Tank & Shorts Set
Price: $84

All orders placed by December 21st will receive free overnight shipping with guaranteed delivery before Christmas!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Tiny Prints Fresh Modern Holiday Collection

If you want your Holiday cards to really make a statement, you need to check out the collection of fresh, modern holiday cards by Tiny Prints.

Tiny Prints has created the most amazing collection of holiday cards full of rich colors and modern design. Each of the personalized Christmas cards is printed on premium, 110 lb. stationery card stock.

A holiday card from Tiny Prints is sure to bring smiles to the faces of your family and friends this holiday season!

For a limited time, take advantage of their FREE Expedited Shipping Promotion. Order by the end of day Monday for delivery before the holidays!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Dropps: Eco-Friendly Laundry Packets

A reality of life in our household is that the moment I finish the last load of laundry another full basket of dirty clothes magically appears. The whole process of doing laundry creates a lot of waste -- the bottles of detergent create a lot of waste and the amount of water used for just one load is incredible.

A new company has come up with an eco-friendly option. Dropps has created a new, super-concentrated, eco-friendly liquid laundry detergent that comes in convenient dissolvable "toss-and-go" packs. By creating a toss-and-go alternative Dropps seeks to offer an easy, everyday way for consumers to reduce their dependence on bottled water and plastic. Just toss a dropp into the laundry and go. There's no waste and the deterget is NPE- and phosphate-free.

dropps can be purchased at select Target, Wal-Mart, and Whole Foods stores.

PeaceLoveMom Thermals Celebrate Motherhood

During the winter, I live in long-sleeved thermals and jeans. It's like my mommy uniform. A hoodie gets tossed on and off during the day, I snuggle up in my thermal.

My absolute favorite is by PeaceLoveMom. Their collection is all about celebrating Motherhood and all that it means. Their thermals are constructed of ultra-comfy cotton in a waffle weave with messages like "Grateful Mom", "Lucky Mom", "Happy Mom", "Rock&Roll Mom" and "24 Hour Mom".

PeaceLoveMom was created by three proud mothers looking for a way to put their voice into moms fashion. A celebrity favorite too - Cindy Crawford is often photographed in their tees and thermals. She even showed off her collection on a recent episode of the Oprah Winfrey show!

Friday, December 07, 2007

C&C California: Comfy New Collection of PJs

The tee shirts from C&C California have been a staple of my daily wardrobe for years. Made of the comfiest cotton they fit in perfectly for both the warm and cold weather.

Now they've added a collection of pajamas and loungewear to their offerings. Available in either shorts or pants with matching tanks. The winter collection features snowflakes, owls, and snowmen. A perfect holiday gift for the lounging mom in your life!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Shop Intuition Cashmere Neck Pillows

Looking for a gift for the traveller in your life? I love these cashmere travel neck pillows from Shop Intuition. These soft, inflatable neck pillows let the busy traveller make the trip in comfort. Constructed of 100% cashmere and priced at $75.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Whimsical Paul Frank Signature Terry Slippers

Each year the one present I'm guaranteed to receive for the holidays is a new pair of pjs and a set of comfy slippers courtesy of my boys. I'm dropping hints this year that I want this adorable pair of comfy terry cloth slippers with applique monkeys created by Paul Frank.

Available online at Nordstrom in four color options for just $18.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Harajuku Lovers: New Travel Inspired Tees

We can always count of Harajuku Lovers for fun designs and I love their new travel inspired tees.

Each tee features the popular Harjuku girls in a variety of popular travel spots like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, riding a gondola in Venice, at the bull fights in Spain, and in front of the London Bridge.

Constructed of 100% super soft cotton.

Available online at

Thursday, November 01, 2007

C&C California: Green Tees with a Message

The folks at C&C: California have partnered up the authors of The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time to create an exclusive line of tees that offer simple solutions to help save the environment.

In addition to the message on the front, the tag area offers a solution on how everyday people can impact the environment. The "Go Paper-less" tee offers the message:

"If everyone in the United States just left their ATM receipt in the machine, it would save a roll of paper more than two billion feet long, or enough to circle the equator fifteen times. Paper receipts are one of the biggest sources of litter on the planet."

Check out the complete collection which includes "Shift Your Habit", "Turn Off the Tap", "Flush Less, and "Pull the Plug" at

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Komfortpets: Surrounding Your Pet in Comfort

We've all seen the pampered pets of the stars swaddled in luxury.

The latest pet pooch must-have is the Komfort Pets Climate Controlled Pet Carrier. The A-list carrier is equipped with with both heating and cooling capabilities to keep your pet comfy while travelling.

All this comfort comes at a price - $299 at

Celeb Style Find: Nicole Richie's Casual Burnout Tee

Nicole Richie was spotted leaving the Neil George hair salon earlier this month sporting an ultra casual maternity style.

Nicole was wearing a "Burnout" tee by Nation Ltd. The soft and cozy tees by Nation are known for their aged feel and ultra comfort. Other celeb fans of the line include Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston, Tori Spelling, Courtney Love, and Reese Witherspoon.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Zac Posen’s Tote for Teachers

DHL (yep, the shipping company) has teamed up Zac Posen to created the "Tote for Teachers".

For each one of these limited-edition Zac Posen totes sold, DHL will donate 100% of the proceeds to TeachersCount, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a permanent culture of teacher appreciation.

The limited edition bag is made from all natural Italian leather. Lined in cotton twill, the bag's expandable interior is roomy enough to carry magazines, a cell phone, a digital camera and all your daily necessities.

Created in DHL’s vibrant colors -- red and yellow -- to serve as a powerful reminder of how teachers help us to expand our minds and our horizons. Priced at $400.

Purchase yours here.

Monday, October 01, 2007

The Lexington Jacket: Classic Style for Fall

I love the classic styling of the new Lexington jacket at J Crew.

Beautifully tailored in soft wool, with dramatic contrast piping and hand-painted enameled buttons.

It's fitted style make it the perfect fit with trousers, an A-line skirt, or some stylish jeans.

Available in either black, heather nickle or ivory.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Celeb Find: Angelina Jolie's Gerard Darel Bag

When I saw Angelina Jolie's bag yesterday, I had to find it.

After a few hours of searching, I discovered that it is the Gerard Darel Dublin 24 Hour Bag.

It seems to be the bag of choice for Jolie right now and she has been spotted toting it as she's out with the kids in New York City.

The bag itself is a hand-knit popcorn knit tote in Havana. Each bag has pompom tassels, popcorn knitting, and leather straps. It's big enough to carry all the busy mom essentials and chic enough to look good while on the go.

The price tag isn't too bad either. Priced at $399.

Available at

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Simply Vera is Simply Divine

If you love designer clothes but can't always afford designer pieces, you absolutely have to check out the new SimplyVera collection by Vera Wang for Kohl's.

The collection is full of classically inspired pieces in a divine color palette. Designed for comfort and style in a complete collection of mix-and-match pieces.

Some of our favorite looks:

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

See Jane Work: Doororganizers to Keep Everything Right Where You Need It

I start every morning out with a mad search for my car keys. It doesn't matter where I put them the night before by the time I get up in the morning they have myseriously disappeared.

The Doorganizer from See Jane Work is just the ticket. Just put everything right on the door the night before with your keys, checkbook, and to-do list to save yourself a few precious minutes in the morning.

Made from sturdy canvas and available in black, pink, red, and camel.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

TINte Cosmetics:Vintage Inspired Moisturizing Lip Color

I remember the first time I forrayed into "real" makeup. By real, I mean something a little stronger than chapstick. My first purchase was lipgloss, you remember the kind that comes in the little tins where the lid just slid off. With just a little color and a little flavor it was a big step into my teen years.

I'm not the only one who cherished those earlier times, the folks at TINte Cosmetics have built their entire line around those special memories. TINte has created a line of seven rich tones with saturated flavors and a super silky feel. Each lip cover comes with that retro inspired tin that I remember from my childhood even though the colors it holds are anything but childish.

My personal favorite is the blackberry jam! Checkout their entire line at .

Josh Jakus Bags: A Combo of Art and Utility Made in Felt

Sometimes basic is just better. The Um Tote by California designer Jake Jakus are the picture of modern, simple design.

Constructed from repurposed gray wool felt with your selection of blue, gray, green, or orange self-locking zipper these bags are a fit for your summer and fall wardrobes.

Because they are made from high quality gray felt, the um tote is designed to hold its shape and unzips to a flat s-shape for easy dry-cleaning.

Available online at

Get Green Get Hip: Hot Reusable Shopping Bags

The hottest bag of the summer season is hands-down the "I'm Not a Plastic Bag" by Anya Hindmarch. These reusable shopping bags were sold out before they were even delivered to stores.

If you weren't able to snatch up one of Anya's bags and want to find another stylish option that proclaims your dedication to the environment -- you need to check out the "Get Green Get Hip" bags available from the founder of the popular celebrity baby brand Lyla Blu.

Each Get Hip Get Green reusable shopping bag is constructed from partial recycled materials that help to eliminate the use of both paper and plastic bags. Available in two fashionable styles "Get Hip Get Green" and "Love This Planet" just carrying one of these bags to the store helps you do your part for the environment and educate your fellow shoppers.

A portion of the sale of each bag includes a donation to the children’s environmental group The Green Ambassador which helps provide high school students with experiences that foster personal growth, community service, cross-culture and global exchange, and leadership skills to tackle the most critical environmental issues facing our planet.

Another bonus of the Get Hip Get Green bags is their price! Priced at just $5 these are one of the most affordable reusable shopping bags on the market today.

Pick yours up today at or

Friday, July 13, 2007

Fall Arrives at C&C California

New fall fashions have arrived at C&C California!

The new fall designs include high-waisted tunics, whimiscal tanks featuring monkeys, hearts, and tie-dye. My favorite new fall piece is the "winged heart scarlet tunic"

PeaceLoveMom Tanks: Sharing the Summer Love

I love the new PeaceLoveMom tanks available at one of our favorite sites Give Simple.

The PeaceLoveMom tanks are designed for real-life mothers with the added length our post-baby bodies need and a flattering neckline that isn't too "mom".

PeaceLoveMom tanks and tees are truly a celebration of motherhood for today's moms. Each shirt is a tribute to motherhood and the pride today's moms take in their most important job. The slogans are fun without being too contrived. Whether its their "Live Love Laugh" tank or their "Happy Mom" tee you are sure to find something that fits into your fun, cool summer wardrobe.

Take advantage of their summer sale through July 16th. Get 10% off their summery tanks using the promo code SUMMERTANK at checkout.

PeaceLoveMom tanks are available now at