Tuesday, July 13, 2010

my essential tee solution

Looking for some wardrobe basics?  Is it tough for you to find stuff that fits you comfortably?  I found a solution, for me anyway.  I have an issue with shirt length, I'm just too tall and pants are cut too low for me to be comfortable in just any basics.  And yes, there's the DownEast Basics and Shade options, but the material is too thick and too tight half the time.  And the length isn't always consistent between different styles.  So frustrated, took a tape measure to my favorite tee (one I found randomly at a Charlotte Russe a few years back) and measured the length from the top of the shoulder to the hem and discovered the right length for me is 27 inches - 26 works, and 28 is nice, but anything shorter than 26 is just not for me.  Yay!  So what do I do with this information?  Well, 2 of my favorite retailers, Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe give the exact measurements of their tops, so now I can order with confidence, not looking at the picture and hoping it fits like it does on the model (never does though)!  And THAT'S when I stumbled on my favorite find yet!
Forever 21 has a section on their site that's dedicated to inexpensive basics and essentials.  So, I ordered my personal necessity, tees that were all 27" long and they were just what the doctor ordered.  Nothing too thick or fussy, just simple tees that fit how I want and for $2.50 each!!!  I could look at a top I thought would work, then check the measurements and discover it was an inch or two shorter than I like and move on easy peasy to the stuff that works.  Which it does.

Monday, February 15, 2010

How often do you get free shipping PLUS 20% (code: 34197998) your order?  And yet, I can't find anything I want... dagnabit.  Well, if anything tickles your fancy at Martin & Osa, that deal ends tonight!  Happy sale-ing!
via seechloeshop.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Awesome For Less

Okay, so one reason why I haven't been posting copiously is that everytime I find something aswesome, it's usually via uberchicforcheap.blogspot.com and I don't want to be redundant.  That blog is awesome by the way, definately stick it in your reader list.  Also, I've been on a quest.  I found a pair of shoes I HAD to have, but couldn't find anywhere in the world that had them in my size.  Rampage Catalina t-straps in black - delish!

They just didn't exist in my size, anywhere!!  So I've been going crazy trying to find something comparable. I wanted to spend $30 or under, but couldn't find anything as cute for the same price.  UNTIL -----  I searched for black t-straps under Google Shopping.  That service is awesome, it snaps up what's for sale in the same genre and gives me the option of searching by price - loved it.  And I found these sick puppies:

Yeah!!  They have the t-strap thing going on, plus the cool red accents.  Fantastic - and - (drumroll please) I snagged them from k-mart online for $10.20!!!  Normally $12, but there's some sale going on.  Heck, if you pick up a pair this weekend, all shoes are 20% off so they're $9.60.  You still have to pay shipping, but what a steal!!  And I got them last week, wore them to church today. SUPER hott.  I love a happy ending to a story :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Okay, thanks to UberChic, I knew there was a Tulle sale today (why on earth they don't send me e.mails I don't know grrrr) but GO GO GO!  It's just today, and I just snapped up some amazing deals for 3,4, and 5 bucks!  You can get yourself adorable coats for just that much, but hurry, they're selling out of sizes quickly!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

advice please!

Um, so a friend gave me the coolest gift ever - GIFT CARDS!!  She's such a sweetie, she gave me TWO!  Now I need some advice on what to buy because I want to get the most out of 'em.  She got me one to Aeropostale because I was bragging about these SWEET jeans I picked up there for $17 since the ENTIRE STORE is 50-70% off.  I may jsut go pick up a few more pairs while they're on sale - they are seriously HAWT on me, and $17?!?!  That's exactly what I like to pay for jeans :)

And she also gave me a giftcard to Gap - WOW!  I don't shop there often because it can be pricey, but I love the classic style there.  Any suggestions on what I should definately get from Gap?  What is your favorite thing that they sell?  I really want to get the most bang for my giftcard buck.  The gift of shopping?!  Best.  Present. Ever.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Magazine deal!

Here's a great last-minute gift for a woman in your life - today only, an entire year subscription to Woman's Day magazine - that's 15 issues, - for only  $4.39!  Heck... I'm tempted myself.  I've been a good girl this year, and I can never have too much reading material for the powder room :)

Last Day for Wet Seal splurges!

Today is the last day for FREE SHIPPING at Wet Seal with a minimum $15 purchase, soooo doable!

cheap teenybopper clothes!

Aeropostale is having one heckuva holiday sale, everything is 50-70% off!!  I know most of the store fits a pre-pubescent girl much better than child-bearing-years me, but if I dig enough I can find something I love for uber cheap, plus I can get something for the dude in my life.  Not the girl stuff, they have dude stuff too.  I actually leave near one (SHOCK!) so I think I need to head there and check out their skinny jeans for the winter for a cool $19.75.  If you are in the mood to ship, it's free shipping for a minimun of $100... yeah, I'd rather drive too.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


664 participating merchants will be offering free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve.  The Free Shipping Day promotions for participating merchants will be revealed on Thursday, December 17 at 12:00AM EST. Some merchants may have minimum order restrictions. More than half will have free shipping on all orders.


Joann.com sale

I was just saying to myself how much I wished I could get to a craft store to pick up a few things, and blammo, FREE SHIPPING codes for Joann Fabrics!  Woohoo!  Use code ecd348. There's a list of a bunch of things on sale here for your perusal as well.  Use it fast, don't know how long it'll be valid.  Yay Slickdeals! 

My Favorite Things - Ria Fashions

One of my best friends is Indian, and I've always been taken with how flattering her clothing is.  It's not clingy, but doesn't look dumpy, and it always looks classic.  Plus, as a tall gal, the tops are long enough that you aren't constantly pulling your shirt down trying to cover your crack.  I decided to try and find some Indian style tops for my shows with my band - which, although a celtic group, the tops are festive so I thought it could work.  Ug, but the prices I found online!  So expensive!  I almost gave up, until I found the fabulous gem of Ria Fashions.  The prices are so reasonable, most shirts from $10-19, with some fancier dress ones in there for nicer occasions for more, and still cheaper than anywhere else online.  FREE US SHIPPING, too!  I can't tell you how many compliments I get when I wear them!  I wear them with jeans or skirts, they are a fabulous accent piece that make an outfit pop with minimal effort, and are sooooo flattering, yet hide everything I want hidden.  In fact, I wore them as maternity tops too.  No one could tell I was pregnant in them because they were so flowy, and when I went to church the week after I gave birth, I wore one of the tops and everyone was shocked with how flat my stomach looked!  It wasn't, but the shirt covered it up perfectly!  The only warning I'll give is that the material most of the shirts use - a French Crepe - does no stretch at all.  Not an issue, exept my bustline expanded significantly after this last baby and the tops I had in my pre-babysize won't fit over my chest.  No worries, just means I had to get some more:)

6pm.com awesomeness

Holy SNAP, 6pm.com has some fantabulous deals going on!  Some expire today, some not for another 5 days or so, but check it out!  Deets here, but my favs:  KangaROOS sneakers $16.95, DVS sneaks for $19.95, Michaels Kors 60% off, a TON of Type Z shoes for $9.95?! - it's seriously awesome.  Methinks my feet need a comfy treat for Christmas.

Monday, December 14, 2009


There are going to quite a few posts on this topic coming up... I think - THINK I just found a treasure trove in none other than eBay.  I was trying to find some used leather boots to muck around in this winter, but no dice.  Instead a found more than one retailer selling insanely cool designs from Asia for super cheap, some even free shipping.  I mean, check this one out:

Click here to see more in purple, grey and white - and there's a gorgeous little rosette on it.  So Dang cute!  And it is... $2.99 with $1.99 shipping.  $4.98.  Seriously.    Or this one:

That's here and is $16.99 with free shipping (as is everything at that particular store).

The catch is I'm not sure about sizing, most things I've found are only one size, but it details the measurements so you can check for yourself if it'll fit you.  Some things on my amazonian frame will, like those 2 numbers, some won't, so that's the catch, you gotta be careful.  I'll post some more finds later.. there are some SERIOUS doozies!

ON jammies!

This week at Old Navy, jammies starting at $7 and save 20% on online orders!
Some people complain that Old Navy is low quality, but if you out (or under) grow/stain/get tired of your clothes quickly (guilty!), I think it's perfect.

Besides, you can never have too many pajamas.
I totally agree - I don't mind the cheapness because usually it's a style I'm not planning for years to come.  And I've found some a-MAZing deals in the clearance racks.  Also, it's one of the only retail stores withing 60 miles of me.  *groan*  Thanks for the link, Cath!!

I think the $7 flannel jammie pants are MINE.  Are you aware it's gonna be 7 degrees tonight?!?!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Meritline.com - does it have merit?

Um, so I'm cautiously writing this post because I am still waiting to see what the end result is.  A few weeks ago my bro mentioned he didn't have a card reader for his computer, and so I mentioned to husband it'd sure be nice to get him one, and could he please find a deal somewheres on the web for me?  Enter Meritline.com - where he found a dandy little one for $1.99, with FREE SHIPPING.  Um, so where's the catch?  It shipped pretty slow - the website says they ship from 2-5 days after purchase from Hong Kong and it'll take about 10 working days there, so for free you have to also be patient... which I am... and I will report back after he gets it.

The site is worth checking out - the variety is mind boggling. Tech stuff, jewelry, home & decor, beauty, and I'm severely tempted to order these usb powered heated gloves for $5.99, just for curiosity's sake.  I mean, for FREE SHIPPING, I'd do almost anything.  Seriously.  AND they deliver to Europe too, *coughs in general direction of Switzerland*.  The nice thing is they have user reviews on each product.  I LOVE checking out feedback before I buy.  Check them out, tell me what you think.  I'm just so dang curious about this thing...