Pear Shapely Discount for Ann Taylor

December 10, 2009 at 11:02 am (Discount Shopping, Dresses For Pear Shaped Women, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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.

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Free Holiday Shipping From Hurricane by Jane L.L.C.

December 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry) (, , , , , , , , )

I’m gonna keep it short and sweet, for orders over $40 I will be offering free shipping (insured, traceable and delivered in about 3-4 days) for any jewelry purchase made from my collection. If you are interested in this option, please contact me directly via email: hurricanebyjane.gmail.com, let me know what you want and I’ll make it happen.

The Hurricane by Jane boutique has a wide array of jewelry to choose from including handmade earrings, necklaces, bracelets and ‘multitaskers‘  and everything is priced under $100.  Whether you want to choose something for yourself like the gorgeous Icicle necklace or earrings in sterling silver and shimmering gold beads…

…or score a great gift for your BFF like the infamous and best selling Triple Strand Necklace in either sterling silver ($42) or gold filled ($48), now you can save a couple of bucks off of shipping.

Of course, if you need to buy multiple pieces for your office staff or prevent family squabbles, feel free to contact me as I offer discounts for multiple piece purchases. Hope to hear from you soon!

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Daytime Sequins on a Budget

November 11, 2009 at 10:24 am (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Nothing ushers in the holiday season like the light reflection of sequins. If you are like a magpie and drawn to all things shiny, then the trend of currently wearing sequins during the day must fill your heart with glee. Instyle.com already declared this move as a “New Style Rule” back in 2008, and since then every editor and retailer has embraced the trend.

If you are ready to make the move yourself, what better way to do it then by shopping with a discount code from New York and Company. Coupon code “3886” will save you 30% off of your online order (limited time) and when you spend $65 you will get free shipping.

By pairing this sequined top ($36.95) with a great pair of dark denim or trousers and topped with a fitted blazer, you can easily and respectably shimmer during business hours:

Sequined T Shirt, $36.95: New York and Company

“But wait, there’s more!”  If that shirt is not your style, another great option for getting your bling on is this embellished tunic ($29.95):

Embellished Necklace Statement Tunic, $29.95

Although I love this top, I do not think that the stylist needs to channel their inner Coco Chanel and should have heeded her advice“Take one thing off before you leave the house”. The necklace and most of the bracelets must go!  There are too many accessories and that distracts from the embellished neckline. Keeping only the black cuff (featured ) and adding a great pair of earrings will complete the look. My suggestion, the Crystal Ship in sterling silver ($41):

Crystal Ship Earrings in Sterling Silver, $41: Hurricane by Jane L.L.C.

Out of all the jewelry I have made for myself, these are the earrings that get the most use as they are big enough to make a statement, neutral because of the teardrop crystals and light enough to wear every day. Combined with any sequined top these earrings will complete the look quite elegantly.

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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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Nordstrom Discounts for Pear Shapely

November 5, 2009 at 10:12 am (Discount Shopping, Dresses For Pear Shaped Women, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Since it’s humble beginnings as a local shoe store in Seattle Washington, Nordstrom has evolved into a national shopping Mecca! The retailer carries labels such as Diane von Furstenberg, Tracy Reese, BCBG, D&G and Max & Cleo and until November 15 you can stock up on your favorites as their Half-Yearly sale is in full effect. You can choose to either shop in person or shop online at Nordstrom.com.

My thinking is that the holiday season is right around the corner and surely there will be a cocktail party or two that justifies the purchase of a new dress to drape your girly curves. There are plenty of options for pear shaped figures to choose from, but for the money these are my favorites:

Adrianna Papell Gathered Cutaway Halter Dress, $98.90, Nordstrom

The Adrianna Papell Gathered Cutaway Halter Dress ($98.90) is simply gorgeous and will be easy to wear. The port color is divine and flattering to most skin tones, the A-line skirt will accommodate fuller swaying hips while the gathered neckline, halter top will tighten accordingly while accentuating our toned upper torsos.

If you are a size 10 or 12 (the only sizes currently available), don’t bat an eye or you will miss out on this great strapless cocktail dress from Shoshanna ($212):

Shoshanna Strapless Sweetheart Dress, $212: Nordstrom

Shoshanna is known for constructing tops to accommodate the “girls” and hold them in place effortlessly. Chocolate is a flattering neutral, silk and cotton taffeta is a rich fabric and the sweetheart bodice and a short A-line skirt is a classic style that will last for years to come.

Perhaps you want to wrap yourself up like a holiday gift? Then the bow detail on this Ane Klein Dress will fulfill your desire:

Anne Klein Dress, $126.90; Nordstrom

The dress comes in both navy/midnight or ruby. The cut is classic with a surplice neck, cinched waist and a full skirt, just perfect for pear shaped figures to luxuriously adorn themselves.

If you want to take advantage of this sale and get a bargain on your holiday ensemble here are some shopping tips to take advantage of the sale:

  • Keep it simple-Bejeweled, adorned or patterned dresses may be the trend, but their longevity is short lived as “hot” items become cool very quickly
  • Go for quality fabrics- Regardless of the designer label, silk and cotton are much better fabric choices the poly/spandex
  • Solid Colors- With a high quality, solid color garment you can wear your dress to a number of events and change the look with great accessories
  • Accessories- the right handbag, shoes, wraps and jewelry will complete your look and of course this is my plug for Hurricane by Jane Jewelry.

The best pieces I have for holiday dressing are the Boogie Night Necklace and Constellation Earrings.

Constellation Earrings, $57: Hurricane by Jane Jewerly

Boogie Nights Necklace $99, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

Happy shopping!

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Michelle Obama: Fashion Icon and Pear Shapely Role Model

November 3, 2009 at 10:44 am (Celebrity Style, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Just Because, Media Sources, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , )

What a difference a year can make. Bad hair cuts can seem to mend themselves, pounds can be gained and lost, and the First Lady has established herself as a style icon. The best thing about Michelle Obama are her curves and the fact that she is a tried and true Pear Shapely kind of gal. Yes she is fit. Yes, her arms are worthy of praise. And, oh yes, her hips are bigger proportionally then her upper torso.

Harper’s Bazaar is currently paying homage to our luscious first lady by highlighting her fashion accomplishments for the past year. She knows how to rock her figure by highlighting her curves with a great synch belt and by wearing appropriate shapes for her figure:

Michelle Obama Pear Shaped Figure

She knows how to drape her figure for any occasion:

Michelle Obama Pear Shaped Figure

and in general, she is a healthy role model for women of all shapes, sizes and colors.

This First Lady certainly seems to have it all. The only thing that appears to be missing from her life is some great jewelry from Hurricane by Jane. I’m sure if she were to know about little ol’ me, she would choose some pieces that were unique and shimmering from the Icicle Collection (Necklace $92 and Earrings $52).

Icicle Necklace Gold and Silver: Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

Icicle Hoop Earrings $52: Hurricane by Jane

Why wait until she takes the plunge? Be ahead of the fashion pack and buy yours now! If you are interested in the complete set feel free to contact me directly at hurricanebyjane@gmail.com and I’ll make you and offer you can’t refuse.

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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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JC Penney Discount for Pear Shapely

October 27, 2009 at 9:10 am (Discount Shopping, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

When I was a tween in Long Island, there was nothing like a back to school shopping trip to Roosevelt Field Mall. Fashions and bargains abounded and although a run through of JC Penney was always part of the ritual of finding treasures for the school year, I always left the store empty handed.

What a difference several decades has made as this mid level department store chain has learned a lot from it’s nearly 100 years of operation. Now the store features great options courtesy of the lower priced point lines of  Nicole Miller, Bisou-Bisou, Charlotte Ronson and Allen Schwartz and by shopping online and entering the code SWEETS4U will save you $10 off of a $10 purchase until 10/28/09. Some recommendations for your luscious pear shaped body including this great and affordable look from C. Ronson:

I 'Heart' Ronson Cardigan $34.999

My favorite piece of the ensemble is the Ombre sweater. Because the dye goes from light on top to black on bottom the color fade provides the necessary palate for a best Pear Shapely optical illusion. Additionally the belt tie is sure to show off your little middle.

I think this sweater would provide you a perfect opportunity to show off some Hurricane by Jane jewelry, especially the pieces that integrate gold filled and sterling silver metals. My styling recommendations include the Boxer Earrings ($51), Circle Choker in the Gold/Silver combo ($47) and the Lock-Her Bracelet ($58(.

Boxer Earrings $51, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

Circle Choker Gold/Silver $47, Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

Lock Her Bracelet, $58 Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

Let me know if any of the jewelry interest you and I’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse.

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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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Best Cardigans for Pear Shaped Gals

October 15, 2009 at 9:01 am (Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Cardigan sweaters rock! For years I have sworn by these must have layering pieces because of the versatility and ease of wear. This year the fashion industry has finally caught up with my taste and have been promoting these garments as the addition to purchase for your fall wardrobe.

Pear Shapely lasses looking to add some selections to their wardrobes will feel like a kid in a candy store! From preppy argyle finds of 100% cotton from Old Navy ($29.50):

Argyle Cardigan: Old Navy

To luxurious cashmere styles available on Shopbop.com ($295):

Cashmere Duster Cardigan: Shopbop.com

You can have it all. Regardless of how much you want to spend and the style you are interested Pear Shaped women need to think and ask themselves some questions before purchasing to ensure that they buy the right item for their needs. Questions to ponder:

  • Fabric choices: Acrylic sweaters tend to add unnecessary bulk without providing any warmth, so make sure there is something of the earth like cotton, cashmere or wool involved in your purchase
  • Allergies: Angora is a fur component from little bunnies. If you are allergic to cats and dogs make sure that this component is not in the sweater you are eyeing as you may react poorly to it in the long run
  • Fit: Like with any garment for pear shaped lasses, showing off your little middle will flatter your shape most. Cropped cardigans, longer sweaters with ribbed neck trim that will lock the sweater above your waist or duster duds that have a belt feature will keep you warm, cozy and stylish.
  • Length: Make sure the sweater you are eyeing does not fall mid thigh as it will highlight the bulkiest portion of your body. If you must get a sweater that hits that region, make sure that the item is not boxy and that there is either a built in belt or you can belt it to show off your curves

Whatever you choose, make sure the fit is right, that you can immediately picture wearing the item a number of ways and that you do not go into debt purchasing the said garb. Then with that extra cash, feel free to shop at Hurricane by Jane Jewelry and treat yourself to a little something, something like the stylish and affordable Swingtown Earrings ($32) and Necklace ($37)!

Swingtown Earrings $32- Hurricane by Jane

Swingtown Necklace $37- Hurricane by Jane Jewelry

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