Monday, January 21, 2013

First Lady Inauguration Style!

Was everyone glued to their TV this morning watching the inauguration? I was supposed to travel to DC for the festivities, but bailed at the last minute. I definitely regret my decision to stay in NYC. It looked so fun.

Now let's get to the important stuff... what did everyone think of Michelle's Thom Browne coat? To be honest, I am not a fan. I love the jacquard fabric, but I didn't find it to be particularly figure flattering. It looked slightly better when she belted it (belt from J. Crew). What I do like is that the first family is color coordinated. The blue/purple shades look great on all of them.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Not So Secret - The Semi-Annual Victoria's Secret Sale

Happy new year everyone! I spent the day yesterday doing laundry and organizing my closet for the new year, and in doing so, I realize it's been awhile since I've gone shopping, and it might be time to stock up on some essentials. Luckily, the Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale started today. 

If you've never been to the sale before, read on, because it can be a little crazy! Most everything is in bins labeled by size. As the day goes on, the bins get more and more disorganized. If you're not a fan of digging through bins, my tip is to go first thing in the morning. Everything is organized the night before, so it makes things a lot easier if the size smalls are actually in the size small bin. 

Also, if you get the catalog in the mail, don't throw it away. There is a $10 off offer, and shipping is free over $100. Another tip - try to never pay for shipping, especially when you can do in-store returns. I always try to reach the minimum for free shipping as long as it's not something crazy like a $500 minimum purchase.