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!!!