WORK STYLE - Alice + Olivia * Camilla and Marc * Vince * Miss Sixty * Juicy Couture

Get This Look: Alice + Olivia Pleated Shoulder Top with Draped Front camilla and marc Salon Jacket Vince Cropped Chambray Pants...more

PLAY STYLE - Haute Hippie * Mackage * L.A.M.B. * Diane von Furstenberg * House of Harlow 1960

Get This Look: Haute Hippie Bias Sequin Cowl Dress Mackage Trixie Coat L.A.M.B. Junee Over The Knee Boot Diane von Furstenberg Kate Clutch House of Harlow 1960 Five Strand Headpiece ...more

Checkout Line Battle

This is not meant to discourage any couponers out there. I have had my fair share of pleasant cashiers. Many cashiers ask me where I got my coupons or how I made a certain transaction work. However, you definitely need to be prepared for battle when you are using more coupons than you have items in your cart.As I stood in line at the checkout today, I saw the distrust in the clerk's eyes. I knew it was coming....more

WORK STYLE - Rebecca Taylor * Patterson J. Kincaid * Diesel * Claudia Ciuti * Botkier

 Get This Look: Rebecca Taylor Chained Camisole Patterson J. Kincaid Montecito Lounge Cardigan Diesel Pletry Trousers...more

CPSIA Update - A Possible Glimmer of Hope for Small Businesses and Crafters Right Before Christmas?

Banning children's books from libraries, trombones from grade school bands, hand-whittled natural wooden trains, and hand-sewn quilts from little old ladies at church fairs: If that all sounds like some sort of Orwellian plot twist, no such luck. These are actual headlines that have appeared in 2009, in response to the CPSIA....more

This crazy law has made 2009 a devastating year for so many. Thank you for bringing it to ...more

... I Paid What? For that?!

It's nice to treat yourself. But, sometimes you go blind to the prices on those tiny bottles because they smell great or they're a neat thing or so on. Like last night. I was at the mall searching for last minute Yule gifts when I walked into The Body Shop (like a Bed, Bath and Beyond or Body Works Shop). All of their product is free-trade only, it's healthy and high quality, yadda yadda yadda. Anyways, one of my favourite tastes/scents/flavours is bananas....more

PLAY STYLE - Diane von Furstenberg * Hanii Y * Citizens of Humanity * L.A.M.B. * Chrishabana

Get This Look: Diane von Furstenberg Lisimo Top Hanii Y Bumpy Leather Jacket with Lace Collar Citizens of Humanity Morrison Slim Boot Cut Jeans...more

"Working Day and Night"

I haven't left any crumbs on Blogher for a while -- I think I have too many social-networking attempts going on, and it's definitely catching up to me by way of not having the time to update all of them!  Yes, I seem to be addicted to all of the social media.  Email, blogging, facebook, twitter, you name it.  It's pathetic and I may need an intervention soon. ...more


Nope. It's not a typo - I'm not out of DEBT. Oh, heck, no - I don't plan on digging myself out of that vast chasm until the day I die, although actually I'm not sure I can count on it being that soon! No, no - I'm out of DEBIT. Surprisingly my debit card has lasted for what I'm sure is a record amount of scans on that hardy little magnetic strip. What with my daily trips to Bloom, Red Box, WalMart, Sheetz, etc. I'm actually amazed my bit of plastic hasn't just disintigrated. ...more

the fitting room

This really should be a "tips on Tuesday" post but the story really is much more than just a tip. But, let's start with a tip anyhow:Retail stores that contain a women's intimate department should really install air conditioners inside each room, kinda sorta like those hotel room air conditioners that you automatically crank to high cold as soon as you enter the room. Want to know why?...more