Monday, January 5, 2009

Success with saving on style!

I unfortunately don't have a new recipe for you today, until maybe later in the day or even tomorrow. I can't get the images from the camera, so I'll post it when I can get them. You're in for a real treat though, as ModernGearTV Husband is our guest cook! He made Vail Pasta last night.

Remember my splurge on ParkVogel final sale items? I got everything last week (it arrived much quicker than I thought it would - one check for PV). And it arrived FABULOUS!

First, the Ruffle top ($21.50 from $86). I got this in a natural colour, which is sort of a cross between cream and taupe. The flax gives it an interesting texture - I thought it might be itchy but the more...nubbly, I guess, feel is on the outside of the fabric. It is swingy and lightweight, and will be perfect over jeans and boots.

Next, the Sleeveless pleat top ($18.75 from $75).

I got this one in black, and I have already worn it a few times. It has a sort of keyhole enclosure, as there's a button and loop at the top of the collar. I have worn it with a black cami underneath as it is a lower V than I thought. SO soft and breezy, same flax fabric as the top above.

Next up, the Cropped cardi in white ($25.25 from $101). I am just amazed and so pleased at the quality of this clothing, because this isn't a $25 cardi!

It is very sweet, and in addition to the button at the top, there are hook-and-eye enclosures that run the length of the opening, so it can be worn like it is in the picture, or completely closed. I will have to be on stain alert when I wear it, but I just love it.

The Lace tank ($19.75 from $79) is so feminine that I just can't wait to wear it, but I'll choose my occasion carefully (like our second wedding anniversary, under a cardi). It rarely happens that something fits me like it was made just for me, but this tank is just perfect.

And the Twist strap mini ($26.50 from $106). Oh, I have saved the best for last. It also fits like it was made for me. It is of the most soft and delicate combed cotten tencel mix, is so flattering that I wish it was summer. The top is doubled so it could definitely be worn without a bra, but the skirt is so sheer that I'll either wear a strapless slip underneath or, more likely, wear it over jeans.

Absolutely GORGE! Gorge, gorge, gorge.

Having ordered, gotten the package quickly and been thrilled with its contents, I can wholeheartedly recommend ParkVogel to my readers. As a matter of fact, I might try to sneak in one or two more final sale items before they're gone, and save my pennies for a sweet treat from this line once in a while.

After Christmas is said and done, do you still need a winter coat or are you coveting some cost-effective cashmere?

You can save with Garnet Hill's sale, on until Jan 13.
Garnet Hill sale and clearance is updated daily, with new items added every day.

I have coveted the Cashmere Kimono Robe for a long time, but I am afraid after Operation Wardrobe Rebuild, I just can't do it. Now would be the time, though. It was $348 and is now $199.
If I did have a little cash left over from the holidays I might indulge in the cashmere pants or shorts, too. You really can't blame me!

The pants were $218 and are now $118
and the shorts were $98 and are now $58. So comfy!
There's also the Roots Winter Sale - up to 50% off, and Online take an extra 30% off. This cranberry handbag catches my fancy.
Roots handbags are the shiz-nit. (Are the cool kids still saying that?) I have had a cross-over-the-chest bag like this one, but in black (and without the front zipper) for a few years now. My husband bought it for me in Banff for my birthday (he IS a good husband!) and it has been my go-to bag ever since.
There are other beginning of the year sales on, too. Mrs. Meyers Clean Day has a sale on discontinued pet items, for instance.

Happy saving!

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