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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Stripes for Pear Shaped Bodies

October 21, 2009 at 9:30 am (Hurricane by Jane Jewelry, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

By this time, we all know that dressing our pear shaped body is a labor of love and that sometimes good old-fashioned “smoke and mirror” techniques can help give us the added oomph that we crave.

Striped  tops accented by great jewelry are one of the tricks of the trade as the combination will give the illusion that our upper torso is broader then our bottom. Pairing a great sweater or shirt with a pair of dark denim jeans, black pants or even a solid pencil skirt are all some great ways to drape your Pear Shapely figure. Plus complimenting the stripes with the Coco Chanel Inspired Pearl Before Swine Necklace ($86) from Hurricane by Jane will make the look completely yours:

Pearl Before Swine Necklace: Hurricane by Jane L.L.C.

As always, Bluefly.com has options and this Cashmere Striped Bubble Sweater ($123.99) will do the trick:

Autumn Cashmere Bubble Stripe Sweater: Bluefly.com

The ribbed waistband, will allow the garment to sit right above your hips, accentuating your whittled middle, the bubble effect will add a slightly fuller silhouette to your slim top portion, the stripes will work their magic and the cashmere will add the necessary “yummy” factor.

Menswear is currently a huge trend and I always keep some staples in my wardrobe. With a Striped Cashmere Sweater Vest ($139) available on Shopbop.com we can also balance our figures:

Splendid, French Stripe Cashmere Vest: Bluefly.com

Depending on your mood you can just add a layering t or a white button down. Mix and match with all the aforementioned bottoms, and you will be good to go. The illusion is the same, it is just another twist on the look.

When trying something new,  breaking the $100 range may not  be a realistic goal. Never fear as the Gap always has affordable options. I’m totally digging this Striped Crew Neck Sweater ($44.50):

Striped Crew Neck Sweater: The Gap

Out of all the lined toppers out there, this shirt will provide the best optical illusion for balancing out your figure courtesy of all the white space around your shoulders and chest (our two most narrow points).

From bargain retailers like Forever 21 to designer discounter happy places like Loehmann’s stripes are plentiful, flattering and affordable. Feel free to share your favorite finds with me, as I love hearing about a good shopping score!

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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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