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Victoria’s Secret October 30, 2009

Filed under: Fabulous Websites — Mandy Childers @ 6:47 PM
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VS bagJust like most people who hunt for great deals and bargains, I subscribe to newsletters from different companies and websites. Subscribing gives me update on the latest products, free shipment, and most excitingly, exclusive offers!

I have had several newsletter subscriptions but one of my few favorites is Victoria’s Secret. I get the latest products they have – even those that are not available at their front stores, free shipping offers, bigger discounts and lately, freebies! Who doesn’t like freebies?

Last week, I got a coupon from the mail for a free pair of panties with no purchase necessary. Plus, $10 discount on regular priced items. Isn’t that fabulous? I have been checking their website too and I find more offers each time. Victoria’s Secret is one of those few companies that I would rather check the website first before heading to their stores. There are just more things and offers going on.

The other day, I received another coupon for a free Beauty Rush® lip gloss. What is the catch? I need to just go to their store for a free bra fitting. No purchase necessary. Now, don’t we just wish every website gave us freebies even without buying their items?


Deanna Canvas Sneaker by Juicy Couture October 29, 2009

Filed under: Comfortable Cute — Mandy Childers @ 1:05 PM
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Juicy Couture

Deanna Canvas

Juicy Couture is originally known for its velour tracksuits. Madonna even made them a trend. However, Juicy Couture has more to offer than just tracksuits. Today, the brand also carries handbags, accessories, jewelry, high-end apparel, perfumes, and footwear.

While everyone was going crazy over Havaianas, I chose to buy Juicy Couture sandals and never regretted a day. Not only were they a fabulous find, they were also surprisingly comfortable. The insoles were much softer than Havaianas. Plus, they looked more sophisticated – bejeweled letter J charm, floral prints, and Juicy Couture logo printed across the sides. I found another reason to love Juicy Couture and check their site more often.

My latest favorite is a pair of sneakers – Deanna Canvas in pink. Sneakers are usually associated with comfort, but with style? Not necessarily. Yet with these sneakers, Juicy Couture made comfort and cuteness come together. The classic canvas  gets a fabulous and playful look with Peace Love Juicy print. Added to that is the embossed slogan, “Smells like Couture” on the rubber soles. Want more details? What about the crown and brand logo on the flap and on the insoles. Not to mention, the crown on the heels. Now, that’s what I call juicy details.

This pair is perfect for girls (and ladies) who want to give their casual look a zing. The prints on the canvas and  soles make one feel special that Juicy Couture put so much details into their products yet,  feel comfortable with the subtlety. This is suitable for people who want to know they are wearing intricate designs but do not want to be seen from a mile away.

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Slither Boot by Christian Siriano for Payless October 28, 2009

Filed under: Cheap & Chic — Mandy Childers @ 10:55 PM
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PaylessWhen I went to the mall a few days ago, I was amazed to find eye-catching shoes at Payless Shoe Source.  I found out that Christian Siriano, winner of Project Runway’s fourth season has collaborated with Payless to market his shoes and bags. Although, I found all of his shoes trendy,  a pair of ankle boots in printed satin stood out. I  like teal and gold together but I never thought teal and bronze looked good as well. Until now.

This pair promises comfort with its satin lining and padded insole. However,  if you are like me who prefer cuteness over comfort, this pair will certainly give you the look you want. Round toe, with its cone heels and bronze zipper accentuated with a bronze cone pull, what else could you ask for? Not only will these ankle boots be a good show off this fall but also give a flashy color to dull winter. Pair with dark skinny jeans, black leggings, or a nice dress, these boots will surely catch some attention.

Personally, I like the shoes. Would I buy them? Sure. Selling at $49.99, they may cost more than most shoes at Payless but with Christian Siriano’s promising career – working with top designers like Alexander McQueen, his designs are bound to get more expensive. He could be the next Michael Kors for all we know. Plus, this is a good and cheaper way of having that top fashion experience.


Cage Heels

Filed under: Costly Couture — Mandy Childers @ 10:35 PM
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ferragamo_pink_cage_heelsMove over YSL! That’s right. This season’s must-have cage heels have arrived and they are prettier in pink!

Salvatore  Ferragamo teamed up with Swarovski to create a fanciful pair of shoes even the fairy godmother would envy. This project is to help Pink Revolution, which is Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s education and fund raising campaign. The champagne pink shoes embellished with gold tone and sparkling CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements, along with other pink and bejeweled accessories are available at selected Ferragamo boutiques in Asia and Australia for the month of October. These gorgeous shoes should not last long and prices will certainly raise each minute since they are only for auction. But it is the price you pay for a good cause and a precious jewel in your shoe collection.