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If you are at all like me, you have been waiting ever so patiently for retailers to start discounting to help make their final numbers for 2009. That time is now and fully immersing yourself into the world of discount shopping will help you reap the rewards of fashion finds, perfect for holiday dressing. Bluefly.com is taking an additional 15% off of every item currently on the site and offering free shipping as well.
As usual, the options for great clothing is nearly limitless, but of course my focus is finding options that will compliment pear shaped body types. My first choice is this beautiful graphic silk dress from Hale Bob (today’s price is $165.75).
By pairing this sheath with solid black tights and black boots, pear shaped gals will help contribute to the optical illusion of an elongated figure, slimmer legs and a larger upper torso thanks to the bold patter. The best feature of this dress is the “obi wrap belt along empire waist with leather center” right beneath a plunging v-neck. The belt feature will highlight the narrow waist typically associated with our luscious body shapes while the empty space left by the neckline should be filled with a great piece of Hurricane by Jane Jewelry such as the asymmetrically constructed Lucky Charms Necklace ($94):
Simple earrings and maybe a bold, black, acrylic bangle-bracelet would be the final pieces needed for fully styling this look.
Although this Nanette Lepore blazer would also work with the look , this is great National Velvet jacket ($157.25) is a great centerpiece for any outfit including jeans and pencil skirts:
Velvet is always the lux fabric for the colder months, and since winter has only just begun, you will have plenty of time to get some wear out of this wrapper.
Of course the site has every type of fashion item conceivable and I have only selected 2 great options from a list of thousands. This sale is a limited time offer that is not being heavily promoted on the web. So don’t waste any time thanking me when there are divine and fashionable bargains to be had.
Can someone please let me know when it became appropriate to walk around public sans underwear? Perhaps it is because I come from the tail end of the generation who was warned to always wear clean panties in case I was involved in an accident. Well, I guess this chick figured if she becomes in need of emergency care, no underwear will make it easier to administer:
As the kind and wise editors of the People of Walmart site have pointed out, at least she is in the proper aisle to purchase the necessary items to correct this fashion faux blah. Seriously, people need to think before they subject the rest of the world to their fashion indiscretions and subsequent Asscapades.
The wonderful thing about accessory shopping is regardless of your body shape or size, you can always find something that works just perfectly. One such item is a great tote bag and Kenneth Cole has some amazing options. Best part about it, 40% discounts and free shipping thanks to the code “SHIPIT.”
Metallics are considered a contemporary neutral, so updating your look with a gold, leather tote has never been easier with the “tote of the town” ($199) option:
The 40% discount will be applied upon check out making this an affordable luxury at around $120. Whether you buy this brilliantly sculpted purse for yourself or as a gift, it is sure to be used day in and day out.
As a jewelry designer and writer, I find my inspiration everywhere. My sources include high end designer wares, vintage treasures, people watching, enjoying the great outdoors and scouring magazines. All the visions that fill my head have to end up in one, organized place or nothing will ever be accomplished and a notebook/journal is one of the apparatus I use.
What better place then to store my ideas regarding pear shaped fashion tips and jewelry sketches then the “Fruits of Your Labor” ($36) book from Three Sheep Studio shop on Etsy.
As a professional multi-tasker balancing in need of balancing all my creative endeavors, I have an arsenal of basic tools to keep me on track. Included are my PDA (I even walk around my house with it), colored pencils, tape and of course a notebook. When my current one featuring a retro, Mary Quant print is filled, I will need to move onwards, and this pear adorned spiral may be the thing to keep me on track.
Even men can get involved in the asscapades game and of course this guy was shot in a Walmart parking lot:
My only hope is that his “jingle bells” are fully supported courtesy of his thong and commend the model for complementing the look with a Loverboy-esque headband. Thank goodness there are those dedicated to shopping at that store and sharing their disturbing finds with us.
When it comes to shopping and friendships, I do not discriminate. Any person or store stands a chance as ultimately, the source will open my world in ways I have never previously imagined. Ann Taylor is now worthy of my loyalty as how can I resist a 30% discount off an entire purchase. You can benefit from this too by entering the code “WINTER” until December 13. Then you can stock up on some great items not only for yourself, but for sharing the joy this season.
This offerings include tons of contemporary styled ruffled sweaters and tops that perfectly capitalize on the season’s must have design point. My choice is this supple-soft cashmere sweater with small, jeweled button details ($170):
The colors available range from pastels such as “shoreline” and to the neutral end of the spectrum featuring winter white, heather gray and black. This item would make an excellent layering piece that can be worn throughout the entire season and a bold bracelet such as the Heavy Metal from Hurricane by Jane L.L.C. would be the icing on the cake. The entire combination would draw the eye upward to visually accentuate our slim, Pear Shapely torsos.
Perhaps you finally got an invite to the must-have holiday event of the season and need the perfect little black dress to wear. Then this gorgeous silk taffeta ($215) will do wonders:
This online exclusive is the perfect “LBD” for pear shaped women for a plethora of reasons:
- Black: Say no more!
- V-Neck: Perfect for showing off decolletage and drawing the eye up
- Skirt: Fuller to accommodate our swaying hips
If you are chilly, just throw on the previously mentioned cashmere sweater or a wrap you may have floating around and pair it with some exquisite jewelry from Hurricane by Jane. The pieces featuring iridescent moonstones will look just divine. Whether you want to keep it simple and just adorn a great pair of earrings like the Moony Dusters ($45):
Or want to also drape your neck with the coordinating Ring of Fire necklace ($57), I’ve got you covered.
Combined, the entire look is simple, elegant and timeless, but all the pieces are strong enough to stand on their own well into 2010. Don’t forget, Hurricane by Jane is offering free standard shipping for the holiday season, so get your order in now to take advantage of the beautiful handcrafted jewelry and the savings.
Time for a little Mad Libs, Pear Shapely style: Baby it’s (adjective) outside! Regardless of where you live, there are plenty of descriptive words that can for the current weather systems across the nation. Surely you will encounter some of them during your day-to-day activity and doing so cozily and stylishly will help you get through whatever system is in place and my favorite discount retailer, Loehmann’s is making it a bit easier.
My happy place just announced that starting today their, coat sale begins with up to 75% off of department store prices. In Loehmann’s carry true designer names like Elie Tahari, LeRok, Hale Bob, Dolce & Gabbana and so much more. However, until you get into the store, you will not know what designer wares are offered this week. So why wait? If you are cold, damn and not looking so cute, spruce up your wardrobe with the cashmere, wool, leather or down coat of your dreams.