Extra 25% OFF Select Pumps at Endless.com

You’ve got to check out this amazing deal! I love, love, love Endless.com for their shoes and handbags. And when they have a sale, they REALLY have a sale!

They have an amazing sale on select pumps now, but you can get an extra 25% off! Click here to go to the Endless.com website. Once you’re on the home page, Select “Women’s Shoes” in the Pull-Down Search menu. To the right, type EXTRA25PUMPS and you’ll find more than 4,000 pairs of gorgeous shoes at a great price!

Here’s one of my favorite Steve Madden pumps. They normally sell for $159.95, but with this sale, you can get them for $53.98 (Discount is taken at checkout)!

And here’s another of my favorites . . . it’s classic and just perfect for those holiday parties! This shoe, by Caparros, comes in black, gold, and silver. With the 25% discount, you only pay $56.96.

Shipping on new styles is FREE and often, shipping is free on many of the less current styles–you just have to wait a little longer. Return shipping is FREE, so if you don’t like your purchase or they don’t fit, no problem.

Also, while you’re shopping the site, check out the 20% off sale on boots. To qualify for this discount, your order must be $125 or more.

How’s that for a fabulous find? Happy Shoe Shopping!

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Beyond the Rack

Get an elegant and sophisticated effect with jewelry from the ultimate connoisseur of precious gems, Chateau D’argent. Dazzling pieces include a set of 5 multi-shape pendants made of sterling silver, blue topaz, citrine, Amethyst, and Garnet and the whisky quartz earrings. For a subtle yet sublime effect, pick up one of these sparkly gems for a look sure to delight. Prices start at $16.

The brand that brings gorgeous women all their fabulous footwear offers you a dazzling collection of ultra-stylish belts. These babies are the ultimate final touch to any outfit–get your textured pieces with lovely beads, rivets, feathers, and stones, with metallic or faux-snake finishes. Have your outfit go from blah to wow in an instant with these fancy finds.

For the good looking guy who always manages to look effortlessly fresh, Five Four offers up a fashionable collection of plaid and pinstripe button-downs, breezy cotton V-neck T-shirts, and stylish yet comfortable jeans. This lifestyle brand is perfect for all sorts of men–the hipster, the metrosexual, the avant-garde male, and every guy in between who knows who he is in life.

Affordable luxury is the simple philosophy behind the Melie Bianco line. Founded in 2003 by Melissa and William, a husband and wife team, this wildly successful family-owned accessories company has always kept one thing in mind: bringing runway-inspired handbags to the everyday woman. Melie Bianco’s designs have been spotted in major fashion magazines like Vogue, Marie Claire, Glamour, Lucky, Instyle, Oprah, Cosmo Girl, Seventeen, Self, People, and Life & Style among others. Prices start at $25. I just love these bags.


Candy-colored gems, glass beads and bright stones make up this fun collection of bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Add some stylish sparkle to your fall wardrobe with this selection of colorful chandelier earrings, featuring dangling jade and glass beads. Or embrace layering with the lavender multi-strand necklace, featuring a pink quartz pendant dangling off lavender and purple glass beads. Prices start at under $20.

Start your tot off on the right foot with this adorable selection of supple leather shoes — which give kids all the support they need during those early steps — in adorable butterfly, frog, and cat designs. And take the cuteness to squeal-inducing heights with a matching hat for your little guy or girl. Prices range from $10 to $20.

If the animal appliqués and rainbow-colored shades aren’t enough to get your tots excited for new clothes, they’ll go crazy for Minnemoo’s tee-and-toy duos. The organic shirts, adorned with embroidered animal graphics like tigers, giraffes and alligators, come with fun finger puppets kids will love. Ruffled skirts and hoodie-and-pants sets retain the same kid-friendly charm with bright color-blocks and contrast trim. And as a bonus for eco-conscious parents, each garment comes with a tracking code that lets you follow it from its cotton source to your front door. $15 and up.


Adrienne Vittadini is designed for the sophisticated woman who enjoys expressing herself through fashion. Effortlessly elegant design through color, pattern, texture and sophisticated detailing. $132.30 and up.

Level 99 changed the contemporary denim world when they reintroduced the wide leg silhouette to a world filled with skinnies. Since its inception, Level 99 has been producing a diverse range of trend-setting styles in denim and other alternative fabrics. With a firm understanding of the 3 essential components of denim – fit, fabric and wash – Level 99’s uncompromised collections are known for their subtle detailing and universal fit, as well as their innate femininity and unparalleled quality for the price—around $39.

Recognizing the potential of the humble T-shirt, Michael Stars has been a continual pioneer in creating “casual couture” since its founding in 1986. The Los Angeles based, family-run company remains a leader in the women’s contemporary market, distinguished by its contoured fit, unique colors and comfortable fabrics.
In 1997, Michael Stars established a major industry trend with the launch of its signature “Shine” fabric that dressed up the basic tee. Building on the success of its original women’s line, Michael Stars expanded with Maternity in 2001. In 2006, Michael Stars launched a cashmere collection and a dress collection in the Spring of 2007.

Omaha Steaks manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of premium steaks, red meats and other gourmet foods. These products are custom cut and packaged to serve the needs of various markets. The brand, Omaha Steaks, has been promoted and advertised for 40 years and is positioned as the ultimate in superb service and quality.

Stupell Industries is one Americas premier suppliers of or handcrafted decorative accessories for the juvenile market. In business for over 30 years our line includes art and items from many of Americas best children’s artists. We do a variety of items from art to stepstools to growth charts to furniture and more. Many of the items are made in the United States and it allows us to provide you with quality and great turn around when you need products. $18 to $24.

Understanding that the traditional jewelry industry focused on special occasion pieces, Zina envisioned a sterling line that was fashion-forward and accessible. “Women want everyday items for work and dinner,” she explains. “Jewelry you can purchase for yourself and that tells the world how you want to be interpreted.”
In 1983, Zina founded her business in Beverly Hills offering a retail store and a small line that she sold to other independent jewelers. The business quickly became a destination for dynamic, inventive merchandise. Always offering customers something new and different, Zina expanded her jewelry line to include pieces with diamonds and 18 karat gold. Prices start at $18.


When was the last time you took stock of your lingerie drawer? If you can’t remember, it’s probably time to add a little something exciting to the mix. For the last 22 years, Blush, a boutique label out of Montreal, has been designing flattering lingerie that blends vintage-inspired shapes (high-waisted undies, babydoll slips) with playful, pin-up worthy flourishes (polka-dots, push-up bras). The result is a parade of flirty twin sets and sexy nighties trimmed in ruffles or framed with satin piping that, at the very least, will make a visit to your top drawer a much more memorable experience. Prices start at $7.

Rather than racing on the roller coaster ride of fashion trends that dictate the types of accessories we clamor for each season, Bodhi, whose name comes from a Buddhist notion that stands for supreme knowledge or enlightenment, has charged itself with challenging conventional handbag designs with what it dubs a new wave of luxury—one that looks amazing on the outside and carries inspiration within. Made from the finest skins and most luxurious hides, these small leather goods, hobos, and clutches are each assigned uplifting mantras that are sewn into their interiors, offering you a discrete, spiritual boost whenever you feel the need. Handbags are priced $99 and up.

It’s the perennial question: what to wear while you’re wilting in August that will also be polished enough for September? Hanna & Gracie has the perfect solution to dressing during the dog days of summer and beyond-and not just because they’re named after two very posh Yorkies. Taking the idea of all-American casual dressing to a new level, Hanna & Gracie deftly gives mixes soft with structured textures. Silky matte charmeuse or ruffled crepe de Chine are paired with the season’s best cowl-draped and ruffled-neck tees in cozy, earthy colors. Top those off with delicate new takes on the motorcycle and military jacket in French terry and whisper-thin tissue leather. Transitioning from summer to fall never looked so smooth! Don’t miss this sale! $20 and up for some of the cutest jackets ever!

Kris Nations grew up in the American southwest, and the many summers she spent traveling to art galleries and shows in the area “lead to an appreciation for fashion, natural materials, and craftsmanship,” as she tells it. True to her influences, Nations’s designs incorporate both imaginative flair and respect for natural resources (Nations only uses recycled metals), both of which have become hallmarks of her pieces. Her attention to craft is evidenced by the intricate lattice work and patterns she employs, while pastoral subjects such as owls, wildflowers, and birds serve as frequent muses. The result is elegant, refreshing jewelry that’s out of the ordinary yet everyday-appropriate. $22 and up!

La Cite—French for “the city”—strikes just the right balance of urban sophistication and bombshell chic with dresses, skirts, and sweaters that not only accentuate your curves, but help shape them, too. La Cite’s versatile knits, like their bandage dresses and high-waist skirts, will hold you in and smooth your figure out for a sleek, sexy silhouette. Bold solid colors and exciting graphic prints stand out during the day and at night. Whether you prefer your hemlines long or short, La Cite gives you both and leaves the choice up to you—get ready to strut your stuff! $36 to $64.

When two top brands merge creative energies—Seventeen magazine and Surya, a maker of fine area rugs—the result is a collection of attention-getting home accessories that are sure to draw attention right down to where your feet tread. Designed in the spirit of youth and splashed with poppy colors and contemporary patterns, these rugs are expertly crafted in both hand-tufted and machine-made versions of easy-care nylons, poly-acrylics and polyesters, all backed with skid-resistant properties. From whimsical florals and chic geometrics to abstract interpretations and playful motifs, you’ll find a fun creation that’ll make you want to kick up your heels. Prices start at $55.

Luxury Hut

Whatever your style or size, the Margaret M Collection has the look you’ve been searching for! The hallmark of a Marget M garment begins with a highly experienced design team that researches the world for major trends and fine fabrics. The result is a fresh collection of fashion that coordinates for a complete, easy-to-update wardrobe of timeless pieces. Endure the cold weather in style this year with a luxurious belted car coat and the perfect pair of styled dress pants.

When it comes to defining elegance and affluence as a lifestyle, Lalique comes to mind for most people. It has a rich heritage of craftsmanship and design, and a style all its own. René Lalique, this brands founder, was born in 1860 and first began designing fine jewelry in Paris in 1881. Today, Lalique is well known for their crystal figurines, perfumes, perfume bottles, jewelry and wallets and purses. You’ll never regret your purchase from this exclusive jewelry event.


Wintex is all about Italian creativity and design. The primary importance for Wintex is the shape, size, and colors that give it it’s Italian flavor. Wintex watches are considered to be accessories or objects of fashion rather than just a simple watch. Wintex watches are designed in Milan, Italy. All watches in this sale are priced under $50. I have one or two of these and they’re one of my favorite fashion accessories.

One Kings Lane

After a successful two-decade career in high fashion, Alina delved into the art and beauty of hand-rolled candles. Working with seasoned artisans and using time-honored methods, she designed Et Al Candles with inlaid semi-precious stones, grains, cutouts and appliqués. Today, an entire line of candles and furnishings benefits from her imaginative vision, international perspective and pioneering techniques. $19 for a set of six tapers.

Specializing in an eclectic aesthetic, Authentic Models appeals to the curious and discerning. Inspired by the Age of Sail, exploration, science, and cartography, and with a commitment to quality and intrigue, Authentic Models imbues its distinctive home accents with the character of authenticity. Made by artisans using time-honored skills, these pieces enrich a room—and the people in it—with a profound spirit of history and nostalgia.

Available in a range of hues—including an irresistible selection of exotic animal prints, a Tourance faux-fur throw or pillow is silky-soft to the touch, with a heavenly texture that falls somewhere between flower petals, down and faux fur. Any item from this sale could well be the softest accessory you will ever own.


Handbag Clearance includes brands from Calvin Klein, Furla, Nine West and more. Prices start at only $49.

Rue La La

Betsey Johnson, both the woman and the label, is constantly moving forward and continues to keep a strong foothold in the fashion industry with no signs of letting up anytime soon. Her love of detail and design is evident in everything she does in life and in business. Her enthusiasm, creativity and boundless talent that have kept her at the forefront of fashion for the past 45 years will keep Betsey going for years to come. There’s a little of everything in this sale—sunglasses, hosiery, dresses, shoes and more.

Looking for bedding for your baby, child or yourself that is truly outstanding? Find it in Serena and Lily’s fashionable line of bedding. From the dazzling colors and pattern mixing to the fine craftsmanship, no detail is overlooked. Crib bedding mixes patterns and textures, while bumpers are accented with piping and can be personalized with your child’s monogram. For a hip contemporary look, Serena and Lily’s colors and unique fabrics are sure to make a statement in your nursery or bedroom. For those eco-friendly moms out there, Serena and Lily has created crib bedding collections as well as clothing and carriers using only 100% organic cotton.

Take a new look at Honora. Tantalizing colors like chocolate, midnight blue, and mint green shake up traditional strands, while hard-to-find shapes like baroque, coin, and rondel add irresistible appeal. Expect first-rate quality. As one of the largest distributors of Chinese cultured freshwater pearls in the U.S., Honora offers extraordinary value. The bracelet pictures is only $19.

Swirl by Daily Candy

How do we love Rebecca Minkoff? Let us count the ways: Five full DailyCandy articles (including the one in 2005 that started it all, about the launch of her now-legendary Morning After Bag); 52 sample sale write-ups; and now, a Swirl event, featuring some of her most popular styles, new and innovative designs, and three exclusive designs just for DailyCandy and Swirl! Get FREE SHIPPING on the Swirl Exclusive Pouches AND save $20 when you spend $50 or more. Enter SEPTSAVE at checkout.


Little Maven is a chic collection of children’s apparel by actress Tori Spelling. This fun, versatile line starts at 6-9 months and goes to size 6x for girls and size 7 for boys. Featuring stylish, vibrant designs, Little Maven mixes together elements of resort wear with classic Hollywood expressions. Your little ones are sure to look and feel cool sporting this apparel! Prices start at $11.


zulily is happy to present special Halloween themed events through September 30. Deeply discounted children’s wear entice your little ones to indulge in a world of fantasy. Now, take $5 off your order of $50 or more. Enter code GAF78565.

Trick or treat! What will your little one be this year? An M&M, just like on the television commercials? A baby elephant? Perhaps a bat, pirate princess, or modern witch. We’re excited to offer a range of costumes from Rubie’s. Rubie’s started in 1950 as a candy store in Queens, New York and added costumes just a few years later. Now, they’re a leader around the world. Prices start at $9.99!

Every little girl dreams of becoming a princess. In the past, that meant they were shown a beautiful, idealized version of a princess and told to imitate her. However, Princess Expressions’ mission is to show your girl how to be her own kind of princess – her best self, defined not only by physical beauty but by inner beauty. You’ll find everything in this sale from feather boas to feather wings.

For over 32 years Le Top has been creating quality clothing that reflects the joy and innocence of childhood. Their custom-made fabrics and the innovative designs bring you the utmost in quality. This special Halloween event is chalk full of pieces that don’t require you to sacrifice caliber for character just because it’s a one day affair. Keep them, gift them, or pass them down. Prices start at $9.99.

Tutu Moi was inspired by Carolina’s two-year-old daughter, Valentina, who at the age of one, loved tutus. Valentina would wear her tutu to the playground, to the grocery store, and after a long day even to sleep. It became a second layer to her skin. It was then, that Carolina decided to design tutus for everyday wear, featuring tailor-made details girls dream of. Dresses are $49.99 to $59.99 and they are absolutely breathtaking!

Leslie Rowan is the creative genius behind Wishingwear. In some ways, she never grew up. If her smile and easy laughter weren’t clues enough, the nature of her business says it plain and clear: her inner child is running the show and she’s one exuberant little girl! When children put on her costumes, their imagination lets them actually become the dragon and they’re allowed to be monstrous! $9.99 and up.

Little Adventures began nine years ago when moms Jennifer Harrison and Heather Granata decided to have their own little adventure by sewing and selling dress-up clothes at local craft fairs. It didn’t take long to realize that sometimes a little adventure can turn big! Their business allows them to be part of their children’s daily little adventures and bring joy and imagination to all of you! Prices start at $15.99.

Hi! I’m Martha & I’m a Plus-Sized Gal!

Okay! None of us like to say it out loud, do we? But it is what it is! I didn’t get plus sized over night and I’m not going to get into regular sizes at the mere snap of my fingers (although if I was Samantha the witch, I could probably do it with a twitch of my nose)!

On occasion, I have bought myself some clothing from the many sample sales I promote, but let’s face it . . . many of the designers think a size 12 is plus sized! Say it ain’t so! Can I get an AMEN?

Now, I’m not saying I want to stay this size–far from it! I’m not a healthy weight and I know it. But until I get myself motivated to get on an eating plan (not a diet) to transform myself into a healthier–and skinnier–me, I want to look my best. And I can buy all the jewelry, shoes, and handbags I want, but if I put them on with an outfit that doesn’t suit my body type, there’s not a necklace in the world that will take the focus off my hips!

Well, I refuse to be put into the designers’ froo-froo, little box labeled with some French or Italian language! Nope! I can still look good even if I do need to lose a few pounds!

I have shopped Lane Bryant for the past several years, and I must admit that I have varied in my opinion of this retailer. There have been times when I absolutely love my finds there, and there are other times when I walk around the store thinking: “No heavy person should wear these clothes!” But for now, I’m kind of liking their clothing line. And today, I’m REALLY liking it! Now though August 30th, everything in the store (except SPANX) is 40% OFF! What a sale! Just enter coupon code 000403603 at check out!

So back to the topic of dressing our plus-sized bodies . . .

If you have a job that requires a professional look, check out Lane Bryant’s dresses and skirts in the New Arrivals section.I really like this Ponte Knit Dress. Gray is one of the hot colors for fall and I like it because you can dress it up or down, depending on the jacket and shoes. This dress is regularly priced at $69.50 but now it’s 40% less! YAY!

And here’s an added bonus at Lane Bryant–Now through September 16th, earn $25 Real Women Dollar$ for every $50 you spend. It’s the same great program you’ve always loved, but with the added convenience of online shopping that makes finding your favorites easier than ever before. No matter how you earn them, all Real Women Dollar$ must be redeemed in store between September 17 – October 3.

Now, I wouldn’t be caught dead with bare arms! If you don’t have a problem with it, then this dress will look fabulous on almost any silhouette. Belts are in and girls, don’t try to lose the belt because you think you’ll expose that little roll around your mid section. Put on the belt and get some SPANX (even though they’re not on sale)! They’re the only thing at Lane Bryant that’s not on sale and you’ll save enough money on the rest of the stuff to afford more than one pair of SPANX! You don’t have to wear hose–just get the pantie and I can assure you they are comfortable and will make your clothes look so much better!

If you have to cover your arms and you insist on losing the belt (which you shouldn’t but I know I won’t be able to talk some of you out of it), this Unstructured Ponte Knit Jacket is just right! It’s also $69.50 (now 40% off), and you can wear it other ways so it’s a good investment piece. Pair the jacket with black pants (doesn’t every girl own more than one pair?) and a black camisole or tank and top it with this jacket. Gray also looks great with navy, hot pink, or fuchsia, so this piece is extremely versatile.

Okay, just in case you don’t have a stylish pair of black slacks, here’s a pair that features Lane Bryant’s Right Fit Technology. You’ll love the adjustable side tabs on the waistband that ensure a comfortable and flattering fit. Finished with front slash and back trouser pockets, these pants have a side tab button waistband with interior button and bar and slide closure and a zip fly. These sell for $49.50. Again, black pants are always a good investment especially if they’re of good quality and now they’re only $29.70!

I love houndstooth–it’s classic and timeless! Lane Bryant has this great draped neck houndstooth dress for $69.50 (less 40%). I think this dress would look amazing with the right hot pink cardigan or blazer! Or what about red to top it off?

Of course, no outfit is complete without the jewelry and the shoes. Let’s talk about jewelry for the gray Ponte Knit . . . I think Gray Matte Stretch Briolette would look amazing if you decide to wear the dress sans a jacket. It’s from Afaze and it’s only $8. If this one’s a little too bold for you, try this Criss-Cross Seed Beaded one, also only $8. And how’s this for a nice little pair of earrings? They’re only $10 at Afaze.

If you’re going to wear the belt with the gray dress, then by all means wear black shoes. I like just a little bit (maybe 3/4 inch) of a skinny heel. Fortunately, my legs are pretty shapely (I had some pretty nice gams when I was thinner), so I can wear almost any type of heel. But if your legs tend to lack definition, don’t go with a chunky heel! And unless you’re really tall, don’t go with a flat! Remember, when you are carrying extra pounds, you want to elongate your silhouette! If you have large calves, a chunky heel or a flat shoe is just going to call attention to an area that you’d rather not have folks notice.

I found a few pumps that I really like at Endless.com. This one, from Boutique 9, is $66, and I really like them! I think you could wear these with lots of outfits. And how about this pair from Easy Spirit for only $37.92? They’re simple yet classic and I love the matte sort of finish on these.

Right now, Endless.com has a great sale–Save 25% on orders of $100 or more on fall shoes, handbags and accessories. One of the thing’s you’ll love about shopping with Endless.com is their shipping–they offer free shipping to you and return shipping (should you not be happy with your order) is free, too!

What are you waiting for? Quit worrying about those extra pounds and shop at Lane Bryant! And get all those great accessories–whatever your size from Endless.com and Afaze!

If you order and like your looks, leave a comment! Or better yet, send a picture! I’d love to share your finds with others!

Super Sales

A quick post about some super sales going on this week!

Lane Bryant
Amazing bargains for this ONLINE ONLY SALE! Get 40% OFF orders over $100 and 50% OFF orders of over $200. FREE SHIPPING to any store or get $7 flat rate shipping. I’m wondering why anyone would go to the store in this heat when shipping is only $7! But that’s just me! Enter code 040509518 at checkout!

Don’t want to spend quite that much? That’s okay . . . if this is your first online order, you get 15% off when you use your Lane Bryant credit card.

Great selection of $20 tops, too!

Jos. A. Bank
Save 70% off all regular priced suits and 50% off everything else! 7/26 and 7/27 only.
TWO DAYS ONLY! You don’t get much better than this! EVERY suit online is 70% OFF! Everything else–ONLINE ONLY–50% OFF! These bargains only come along every now and then and this great sale ends tomorrow!

If you’re sending one of your kids off to college, you know how expensive it is! The tuition and books are enough to give you a heart attack, but there are all the things you have to buy to set up the dorm room and other things. TargetTarget can help! When you shop on line, save 10% when you spend $100 and get FREE SHIPPING on qualifying orders of $50 or more.

I spotted this great deal on line that’s a must have for a college dorm! Get this microwave for $49 and the refrigerator is only $49. They stack, which is a bonus considering the size of most rooms in a dormitory!

Shoes.com Last day for 20% off site wide at Shoes.com, but never fear! There are lots of other great active sales:
Now through July 31, 2010, spend $75 on select health & wellness shoes and receive a code for $15 off a $50 purchase. And through August 4, 2010, save 20% on select Skechers Shape-Ups!

The Container Store
The Container Store - Happy Organized Home Sale
I love The Container Store. There’s just something about getting organized that makes me feel productive and at The Container Store, there are so many creative ways to help.

Here are just a few of the things I found while browsing their site . . .
I love these Cube Bins because they look nice and they’re collapsible! If you aren’t using them, you just fold them up and store them away! The small one sells for $14.99 and the larger one is only $19.99!

I stumbled on these great shoe boxes in a Facebook promotion, and I hope it’s still active. These storage boxes have a drop front so you put your shoes in and stack the boxes as high as you need to! You don’t have to move anything around–you just drop the front and pull out those fabulous shoes you’re going to buy at one of the sample sales today! They sell for $7.29 each (smaller size) and to get 20% off, enter ffdrop at checkout! Love these!

Okay, who gets all excited about hangers? Joan Crawford, that’s who! No seriously, I love these felt-coated hangers from The Container Store. I got rid of all my wire hangers and plastic hangers and replaced them over time with these. NOTHING falls off! That silk camisole? Stays right on! They come in a variety of colors and these Huggable Hangers are $6.99 for a package of 10.

Disclaimer: If the Facebook code doesn’t work for the shoe boxes, I take no responsibility! Become a fan of The Container Store on Facebook and you won’t miss out on any more great promotions!

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