Pear Shapely Discount Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Ruffles Away!

November 9, 2009 at 10:38 am (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines as starting November 12 for a four day period the “Gap” mothership is having their annual Give and Get discount promotion featuring 30% off your entire order (either in store or on line). Not only will you save some cash on any items purchased at the Gap, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic, Banana Republic Factory Stores and Old Navy, but the company will contribute 5% of your expenditures to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

With cooler temperatures upon us and the holiday season rearing its ugly (yet festive) head, this discount could not come at a better time. Whether you want to stock up on striped tops for your pear shaped figure , sailor pantsgreat affordable cardigans or find some new treasures perfect for adorning your goddess like curves, the bargains will be hard to resist.

Some new faves of mine include the must have styling detail of the season, ruffles. Many ladies may be intimidated from participating in this hot trend, but regardless of your age, size or shape as long as it is done correctly, you can rock the house. On the higher end of spending scale, Banana Republic has this adorable ruffled cardigan ($79.50):

Ruffled Cardigan $79.50: Banana Republic

Constructed of 100% merino wool, the sweater comes in a variety of neutrals such as Taupe, Carob Chip, Sugar Plum, Charcoal and Black. Not only will you be kept toasty warm, but you will also keep the attention on your upper torso.

Another ruffled option  include this cotton cashmere blend ruffle henley sweater from the Gap ($44.50):

Ruffle-Front Henley Sweater, $44.50: Gap

This sweater comes in full array of Roy G. Biv, the fabric is super soft, features subtle ruffles and would make an excellent layering piece.

Perhaps the other options are  “too rich for your blood” and your wallet, well thank goodness for Old Navy and this animal friendly ruffled Faux-leather hobo bag ($29.50):

Ruffled Faux Leather Hobo Bag, $29.50: Old Navy

The best thing about a great handbag and jewelry from Hurricane by Jane Jewelry is that one size fits all! Since the ruffles are the main focal point, I think some great earrings like the Moony Swingtown ($59) would compliment any of these pieces:

Moony Swingtown Earrings, $59: Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

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Newport-News Discount for Pear Shapely

October 29, 2009 at 9:00 am (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Everyone makes mistakes and retailer Newport-News is no exception to the rule. Apparently they had some site issues yesterday due to the “launch of our New Holiday 2009 Collection.” Their error is providing shoppers with a 20% discount off of purchases today only, just by entering the discount code “560” during the checkout process.

Some great items that can certainly benefit a Pear Shapely gal included nearly anything from the Shape FX collection. All the garments under this “collection” are built to slim, shape and lift a slew of body parts. There are both undergarments and clothing items that follow the latest fashion trends while working with our figures. If you have been wanting to jump on the legging bandwagon, a boot leg fit with control will help you ease into the craze ($29-$32):

Shape fx® Control bootcut leggings: Newport-News

Not sure how to wear them? Oversized cardigans like the one I spotted the other day from the I ‘Heart’ Ronson line at J.C. Penney’s would be a perfect match.

If you are already sporting visions of “sugarplums dancing in your head,” then holiday dressing may be at the top of your mind. What better way to get your spirit on then with a little bling courtesy of this sequined tank now on sale for $35.

Sequin Tank $35, Newport-News

This top can be coupled with your favorite pair of jeans, a simple skirt or even the aforementioned leggings. With all the savings this tip has just provided you, make sure to top of your holiday look with the infamous Constellation Earrings ($57) from Hurricane by Jane Jewelry.

Constellation Earrings, $57: Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

Shopping Tip: When shopping on Newport-News I have found that it is very important to check the fabric description to avoid purchasing an item that looks inferior and double check the sizing information as their shipping fees are costly.

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Victoria Secrets Discount for Pear Shapely

October 28, 2009 at 8:47 am (Discount Shopping, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Finding a great, strapless bra that both fills out the bust line of pear shaped figures and stays in place is extremely challenging. I’ve wasted hours on this task and always end up back where I started, at Victoria Secrets.

Trust me when I say, I do not want to buy bras from them. I’m a true to life 34b and feel pain qualifying an expense of a $50+ to keep the girls looking perking and flush, however, the Very Sexy Plunge Bra is unlike any other and is worth every penny.

Very Sexy Plunge Bra $50-$53: Victoria Secrets

The bra locks perfectly onto my ribcage so I never have to adjust it while wearing. The underwire support is fully padded for extra comfort and the cups are well structured with extra Gel-Curve removable inserts that help give the lift and the added cleavage desired. This particular bra was the only one worth of balancing out my figure on my wedding day and I have continued to add new ones to my wardrobe for day to day use.

Every pear shaped gal needs to have both a beige and black strapless bra in the wardrobe and if you buy both at once (through the website), your total will exceed $100 and entitle you to a $15 discount by using the code “FALL09.” The offer expires November 18.

Before taking the plunge into purchasing, make sure you know what size bra you wear. Avoiding the “top 10 mistakes” of bra-buying will ensure that you are happy with this or any future bra purchase.

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