Best Jeans for Pear Shaped Figures: Lucky Brand 40% Discount

November 13, 2009 at 11:46 am (Discount Shopping, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , )

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, for my pear shaped figure there is nothing like the Sweet-n-Low jeans from Lucky Brand to adorn my curves. Now until November 15, there are three styles of the cut on sale for 40% off the retail price.

My favorite are the dark wash of the Knox option:

Knox Sweet-N-Lows $79.50: Lucky Brand Jeans

The retail price starts at $79.50 but with a 40% discount these jeans becoming an astoundingly low $47.70.  Shipping and sales tax will apply.

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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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Lucky Brand Discount for Pear Shapely

November 3, 2009 at 12:58 pm (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

When it comes to the best jeans ever for my figure, I swear by Lucky Brand and the Sweet-n-Lows. I’ve previously mentioned that the Shelby Jeans ($99) are the next purchase  I will make from my shopping list. That day may be today as for one day only, November 3, Lucky is offering $35 dollars off of purchases of $100 or more.

Consider this an early holiday gift from Lucky founders Gene and Barry. If you are are in the market for a new pair of jeans, anything from the Sweet-N-Low line should do the trick. Since many of this cut of jean are under $100, another little something, something is required to get the discount.

As a big fan of animal prints, there would be no other choice but this thermal top ($49.50) for me.

Animal Print Thermal Top, $49.50: Lucky Brand

The fabric is a soft and gentle weave of 100% cotton, the pattern will bring the viewers eye upward, and the v-neck front is the most flattering cut for all body types.

Shopping Tip: Since this top is 100% cotton, make sure the item fits you as snugly as possible (allowing for comfort). Like all items made of cotton, the item will stretch from use, but will snap back into shape with a washing. Make sure to follow the manufacturers recommended care instructions for the longevity of your item.

I would pair these two items together, wear them with my most beaten up Frye boots, layer on top with a cropped cardigan sweater and top off with some of my jewelry. My choice for this is the handmade Princess Necklace ($79). Just so you know, I hand craft the sterling silver pendant which is the focal point of this piece:

Princess Necklace, $79: Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

The dangling elegance and simplicity of the All Mixed up Earrings ($42) will top off the look delightfully.

All Mixed Up Earrings, $42: Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

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Holiday Shopping with Hurricane by Jane

October 28, 2009 at 9:15 am (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Just Because) (, , , , , , , )

Santa Clause may not be coming to town

Money is tight for everyone these days, including your local starving artist, Hurricane by Jane. With the gift giving season looming on the near horizon, it is up to you to make wise shopping choices for your loved one’s and I can make it way easier.

All Hurricane by Jane Jewelry is priced under $100, is handmade with love and can be easily customized for size. Whether you are a small business owner wanting to buy office gifts for your employees or looking to shop for a difficult friend or relative, I certainly have options.

One great piece is the Silver and Gold Multitasker ($75) that was previously selling at ShopIntuition.com for $150.

Sterling Silver and Gold Filled Multitasker $75: Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

The piece measures 34″ long, is handcrafted by me from sterling silver and gold filled link chain, contains a lobster clasp and can be worn as a long necklace, double wrapped, bracelet or even an anklet. Plus the duo metals will allow you not to worry about whether the “she” in question is a gold or silver person, because this necklace features both.

If you are interested in talking shop with me, feel free to email me directly at hurricanebyjane@gmail.com. Let me know what pieces interest you and the quantities, and I can certainly come up with a price point that is sure to make you smile.

Not sure how to approach me to strike a deal? By heeding my own advice from an article I wrote for www.gobankingrates.com entitled “Knowing How to Negotiate With Grace Can Help You Save Money”  I give you the inside track on how to haggle and get a great deal like a pro.


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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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LeSportSac Discount Code

October 20, 2009 at 1:07 pm (Discount Shopping) (, )

The right Le Sport Sac can be used by any shaped gal, and just because I love them so much, I thought I would share a discount code I found with my Pear Shapely brethren.

LeSportSac Discount

Tell me what you buy, I will be pear green with envy!

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Armani Exchange Discount for Pear Shapely

October 20, 2009 at 8:22 am (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , )

The Armani Exchange website is offering an automatic 20% discount on purchases over $100  plus free shipping (expires 10/26/09). Combine it all with the additional code of  “EXTRA10” and you can save another 10%, thus making pieces from this line affordable. My favorite item for a pear shaped body are the Marled Wrap Cardigan ($88):

Marled Wrap Cardigan: Armani Exchange

The topper is 100% cotton and comes in an array of neutral colors. With a belted waist, a wide shawl color and a length that won’t cut your thighs visually in two, it will balance out your fabulous figure.

A pop of color from a classic ribbed t shirt ($22) will bring some fun into the mix:

Ribbed T Shirt: Armani Exchange

Plus buying both pieces together will bring your total over $100, ensure you get all the qualifying discounts. With your spare cash, visit Hurricane by Jane and buy an affordable and adorable pair of handmade earrings to mix with the ensemble, like the Swingtown Earrings ($32):

Swingtown Earrings: Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

The complete look will be just devine!

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Discount on Pear Shaped Clothing

October 19, 2009 at 9:04 am (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Who doesn’t love buying exactly what they want at a discount? That is why pear shaped ladies need to know about discounts currently available through the Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic. The scoop:

Through Tuesday: save up to 25% off Apparel Orders at Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic. Create an order from any combination of the three stores including just one. Your discount will be based on the pre-savings order today:
Save 15% off orders of $75 up to $100.
Save 20% off orders of $100 up to $125.
Save 25% off orders of $125+.
Use Coupon Code: SAVE123 during checkout to get your savings. Coupon valid on purchases through Tuesday October 20 Eastern Time.

Good through tomorrow: Up to 25% off clothing orders at Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic using coupon code “SAVE123” during checkout to get your savings. The discount applies to individual stores or an order for any combination of the three retailers.  Your discount will be based on the pre-savings order today:

  • Save 15% off orders of $75 up to $100.
  • Save 20% off orders of $100 up to $125.
  • Save 25% off orders of $125+.

This gorgeous silk tiered top ($70) from Banana Republic:

Silk Tiered Top $70: Banana Republic

Why it works: Ruffle detail is huge this season and it provides visual interest for drawing the viewers eye upwards thus adding some balance. The petite sizing will ensure that there is not too much extra fabric to prevent unnecessary bulky fabric at the waist. Plus, V-necks are flattering on everyone and your slender neck and arms will be the center of attention especially when the top is paired with the Silver Triple Strand Necklace from my collection:

Silver Triple Strand Necklace: Hurricane by Jane

Another great item that can be purchased to build a complete look using the aforementioned coupon code are some winter white sailor pants ($59.50) from the Gap:

Sailor Pants: The Gap

Just make sure to tuck in the silk top from above to show off your defined waist! Finally, this ensemble needs a top layering piece so both tone down the color hues and to provide some insulation from the cold on top. My number one pick would be a great fitted blazer like this feminine tuxedo ($98) also from the Gap:

Tuxedo Jacket: The Gap

Or for a more casual look this great merino wool drape cardigan ($90)  from Banana Republic:

Merino Wool Cardigan $90: Banana Republic

There are hundreds of combinations you can pick and choose from, so make sure to use your discount wisely and iff you make a Pear Shapely combination, let me know!

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