Giveaway: $50 Voucher to

ASOS.com_DresseshomepageIt’s giveaway time again!  (This might just be a weekly thing now…?)

I’ve partnered with to offer a $50 store voucher to ONE lucky winner!

Again, I’m using Rafflecopter to record entries for this giveaway.  Please visit the Dresses Section of the site, and leave the link to your favorite dress in the comments section.  You can enter only once for each unique email address, but you can Tweet once per day about the giveaway for extra entries.

The giveaway is open for entries until Sunday, May 5, at 11:59 PM EST, and is only open to U.S.-based readers (apologies to my international readers!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!


P.S. And if you’re wondering who won the copies of the book DIY Couture by Rosie Martin (from my last giveaway), the winners have been contacted and are posted here.  Thanks so much for entering!


Black Friday Sales and Promotions to Snag a Chic Steal

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Thanksgiving comes but once a year – followed soon after with some of the best sales in the year and the greatest discounts to be had prior to the frantic holiday shopping season.  If you are buying gifts this year – or even need a little pick-me-up for yourself along the way – check out these amazing deals and discounts from these great e-tailers and beat the crazy crowds at the brick-and-mortar stores:

Get 15% off your entire purchase OR 20% off when you spend $100 OR 30% off when you spend $150 with code APTIERA
Free Shipping on all orders on Cyber Monday.

1. Belted Drama Coat, $99.90 / 2. First Kiss Metallic Skinny, $31.90 / 3. Skull & Jeweled Clutch, $34.90 / 4. Tamara Blouse, $24.90 / 5. Luna Bright Chain Bracelet Set, $16.90

Save 20% off sitewide (including sale items and markdowns) with code BLACKFRIDAYBONUS from 11/22-11/25/12.
Additionally, get 30% off Footwear and Accessories during the same time period.

1. ASOS Volley Glitter Flatforms, $52.77 / 2. ASOS Eye Rock Megapack Rings, $26.39 / 3. ASOS SALON Pencil Dress with Anglaise, $65.96 / 4. ASOS CURVE Blouse with Eyelash Lace, $61.57 / 5. ASOS Skater Skirt in Leather Look, $56.29

Use code SHDSBLK from 11/21-11/25 to get $10 0ff on orders over $75; $25 for orders over $150; $50 off on orders over $250. Free Shipping on everything!

It gets even better on Cyber Monday, with code CBRKAM to get $12 off on orders over $75; $30 off on orders over $150; $60 off on orders of $250, and $125 off on orders over $500.  Again, Free Shipping on everything!

1. Top Hat Necklaceicon, $8 / 2. The Just Sneaker, $62  / 3. Pearls of Wisdom Cardiganicon, $86 / 4.  Fireworks Sequin Skirticon, $90 / 5. The Alondra Dressicon, $176

Save during the Modcloth ‘Tis the Season Sale from 11/22 – 11/25  and get 50% Off 100’s of Brand New Styles (and Free Shipping on $50+ orders)

ModCloth ‘Tis The Season Sale

 1.  Cape May Diamond Top, $34.99 / 2. How Pop Art Thou Pants, $84.99 /  3. Ro-Bottle Opener , $16.99 / 4. Work Illustrated Bag, $98.99  / 5. A Tale of New Tights, $29.99

Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving…and Happy Deal-hunting for the weekend!!




Super Online Shopping Deals in Late October!

It’s now technically mid-season and clothing sales are in abundance!  Though many of us are beginning to think about Halloween costumes as well, now is a great time to scoop up some fashionable finds for a deal – what with Summer and early Fall merch being heavily marked-down and pried to move.  Here are a couple of my faves:

~ J. Crew ~

Get 25% off and Free Shipping on orders over $150 with code LOVEFALL. Valid until Sunday 10.23.11.

Shop J. Crew Online


~ Romwe ~

Get $10 off orders of $50+ with code StreetFashion3, and $20 off orders of $100+  with code StreetFashion4 …and receive FREE SHIPPING!  Valid until 11.30.11.

Check out


~ ASOS ~

Save 50% off Select Dresses for a limited time from 1:00PM EST on 10.23.11 through 3:00AM EST 10.24.11. (14 hours only!)

Get 50% off Select Dresses for ASOS Savvy Sunday

Also: is currently having a HUGE 70% Off Mid–Season Sale…and you can get an Extra 10% off Sale Items!  Use code BONUS10.  Valid from now until 8:00 p.m. EST on 10.23.11!

Check out Items on Sale


~ Alloy ~

Get 30% off all outerwear, Free Shipping on orders over $25 with code 25AFFNA, 15% off any order with code 15AFFNA, or $20 off any order over $75 with code 75AFFNA.  Whew!


See anything that catches your eye?  I’m drooling over the Alloy beaded bracelets (so I won’t have to DIY my own!) and that tweed ASOS cape!!


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Objects of Desire: Late Summer 2011


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I always find that even when I think I don’t need another single thing in my wardrobe, clicking on over to always proves me wrong.  I see this – I see that – I start drooling – my “how can I DIY this?” wheels start spinning – and before I know it, I start having dreams about a certain top or dress or bag or shoes (glitter peacock platforms anyone?).

I know, I know – I’m probably the worst example of rampant consumerism…but a world filled with frills and charming prints and lace and sparkly things is a world that makes me happy.



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Current Obsession: DIY Minx Manicure with Nail Rocks Nail Wraps

How many of us have been drooling over the chic-ness of the metallic Minx manicure since it debuted a few years back?

Being someone who loves metals, I’ve been dying to get my hands on one – well, get one on my hands, really – for ages.  But the $40+ pricetag (for a set of nails that barely lasts 2 weeks) has been a big deterrent.

Now, Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips have been out awhile in drugstores here in the U.S. – but though there are glitters there are no true metals offered in the line.:-(  So I was on the hunt for something similar – that could mimic that Minx look for less.

Enter Nail Rocks Nail Wraps (for a mere $11.55 from  (And with Free Shipping to the U.S. too – how about that?)  With a little fiddling (and a home hairdryer) that gorgeous liquid metal manicure can be yours for a fraction of the cost. Here’s how to use them:

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