Friday, December 18, 2009

Winter Trends

'Boa' scarf KC's Hats; chain belt (can also be worn as a necklace) Belle Boutique; faux fur jacket - Winners $59.99; faux leopard swing jacket - Winners $64.99; scarf - H&M $14.50; leopard batwing top - Winners $8; turleneck - H&M $14.50; brigh coloured top - Addition Elle; wide belt - Costa Blanca $7.50.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Midnight Madness

IKEA is having their annual midnight madness sale tonight (Dec 1). It runs from 8pm to midnight and you can save 50% off all remaining holiday collection items. Every year they usually have a different colour scheme for their holiday items and this year it's red, white and silver with a bit of green and balck thrown in here and there. Make sure to take advantage of the other instore specials they will have this evening - from time to time they will announce over the speakers an item they've marked down to a crazy low price. And as usual they have their Christmas tree deal: buy a tree for $20 and get a $20 cupon to use towards your next IKEA purchase of $75 or more before tax (coupon valid Jan 2-Feb 28).

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Start Your Shopping

Need some ideas for holiday gifts or just the right motivation to start your shopping? Check out some of the sales going on now:

H&M - up to 50% off selected items for men, women, teens and kids

Banana Republic - 30% off regular prices sweaters (Dec 10-13)

Fairweather - take an extra 50% off the lowest ticketed price on outerwear

Danier - up to 50% off everything

Smart Set - save $10 on your purchase of $40 or more (before tax); selected pyjama trios (top, bottoms, socks) priced at $25

Jacob - up to 70% off selected items until Dec 24th

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Fred Has Flare

I have been familiar with Fred Flare for a while but just recently checked out their website. This is a great place to find unique and fun gift items. I love Russian nesting dolls so I was very excited to see they have a few products done in this style such as a USB flash drive and measuring cups. Other items that caught my eye were the pb&j earrings, black lace tape, country house handbag, bandages that look like strips of bacon (yum!), the Holly GoNightly sleep mask which looks very similar to the one Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast At Tiffanys and the duckie ear buds. With todays weather being so miserable, I wish I had a mini umbrella to help put a smile on everyones face. All their items are reasonably priced and a lot are on sale right now. Ordering online is easy and they actually ship internationally (shipping costs are per pound; this is where it gets expensive - Canada starts at $19.00 for a 1lb order) or stop by their store if you're ever in Brooklyn.

Parasuco Sale

Parasuco Jeans for women and men, including Awesome Denim, T-shirts, jackets, leathers, accessories, party dresses and lots more are all being offered at up to 80% off. The sale only runs from Dec 10 - 13.
Location: The International Centre - Hall 46900 Airport RoadMississauga, ON
Hours: Thurs/Fri 11am-9pm; Sat/Sun 10am-6pm

Friday, December 4, 2009

Umbra Factory Sale

The annual Umbra sale will take place Saturday, Dec 12 and Sunday, Dec 13 from 9am-6pm at the CNE Directy Energy Centre, Hall A, Toronto ON. Attendees are encouraged to make a $2 to Jacob's Ladder in support of Sick Kids or bring a non-perishable food donation for the Daily Bread Food Bank and in return, they will receive a free gift.
I have to say I love my Garbo garbage can. It's so pretty, purple and practicle.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Rykiel Does It Right

H&M has teamed up with yet another well-known designer. On December 5th they will launch the lingerie line Sonia Rykiel has designed for them. The 79 year old designer, well known for her knitwear, has created a fun, flirty line of lingerie and accessories with a nod to old Hollywood glamour. You will find satin bras, high waisted panties, camisoles, "bedroom" slippers and bodies in a sophisticated palette of black and pink in this line of must have items for any (aspiring) pinup girl or burlesque performer.
Ms. Rykiel's knitwear line in conjunction with H&M will debut in spring 2010.