Stylish Travel

If you’ve not found the Give Simple website yet, you’re seriously missing out. One of their best-selling items is this tote, which is large enough to act as a suitcase for weekends or longer. I bought one thinking it was handbag size. No way! But I quickly fell in love with it. It’s a vinyl bag with a strong zippered top and a sturdy bottom and handles.


October 29, 2007. cool websites, handbags. Leave a comment.

Shoes! Lots of Shoes!

Can you get great shoes for under $50? Dang skippy you can! Here are a few I just scored recently on eBay:

Anne Klein peep-toe pumps

Anne Klein tweed peep-toes

The heel’s waaaay up there, but who can resist a shoe for $29?

October 27, 2007. bargains, shoes. Leave a comment.

The Search for the Handbag

I had a good summer. There were plenty of handbags to choose from, and I alternated between hobos and satchels.

Then came fall. Thanks to the largest mall on the east coast being next door, I thought I’d have an easy time of it. HA! After two hours, I was ready to give up. I wanted a unique bag – not something you’d see anyone else carrying. It didn’t have to be a particular size, but it had to be different.

 Thank God for Baker’s Shoes! I walked in on a whim, figuring I’ll juimg_0365.jpgst buy shoes instead. There on the shelf was any number of great choices! I chose this one – and it cost me a whopping $31 with tax. It’s bigger than I usually carry, but on a recent vacation, I was able to pack a ton of electronics power cords and even a book for the flight.

Whaddya think?

October 26, 2007. bargains, handbags. Leave a comment.

Fashion for the Rest of Us

I’ll admit it – I’m a closet fashionista (pun intended). I subscribe to Bazaar and Lucky and at one time, even Vogue. I love clothes. But I don’t have a Bazaar, Vogue or Lucky budget. I’ve never spent more than $50 on shoes. I’ve never paid $100 for any item beyond my wedding dress (which was Versace, by the way – a girl’s gotta know when to splurge!). And yet I have designer clothes up the wazzoo.

 See, I’m a bargain shopper. I’m the woman who bypasses the expensive racks in Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor and heads straight for the sale racks. I’m a frequent shopper at TJMaxx, despite having my CC number stolen there last year (luckily, it wasn’t used by anyone other than me, which was bad enough). I live for eBay shoes. I will dig to the bottom of any sale bin without shame. I get enough compliments on my wardrobe to spur me deeper into the bargain bins.

That’s what this blog is about – looking fantastic on a bargain.  I will share with you my bargain finds, and the can’t-pass-up items. Let’s talk shoes. While we’re at it, let’s talk makeup and jeans and jackets and jewelry. If you put it on you or use it to look fabulous, it’s fair game!

October 26, 2007. bargains, clothes. Leave a comment.