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Showing posts from August, 2010

Back-to-School Sale: Save 25% on Mighty Fine Tees!

Mighty Fine tees are fun and trendy.  And just in time for back to school, for a limited time only the brand is offering Everything She Wants' readers 25% off its new " Double Rainbow " designs. My favorite is the Hello Kitty "Double Cupcakes, What Does it Mean?" t-shirt ($23) .  Other irreverent styles feature unicorns, Sponge Bob, and the Cookie Monster. To get your discounted tee, go to WeLoveFine and enter the discount code "rainbows" at checkout (if you're a new customer you'll be asked to set up an account).  The offer is valid until Sept. 12.

4 Fab Fall 2010 Fashion Tips from LOFT

LOFT is new-ish on my shopping radar.  I've become better acquainted with the brand after attending several seasonal previews.   As a result, my statement necklace collection has certainly increased. But gifting and endless glasses of champagne aside, as a shopper in search of timeless wardrobe staples that can easily transition from day to evening, I've become a fan of the chain.   So I asked LOFT Online Senior Stylist Lisa Bradkin for her Fall 2010 Fashion wardrobe tips.   Here are Bradkin's must-have styles: BOLD STRIPES . Stripes are an easy way to give solid colors a kick, but we love them best mixed with other prints and textures—the look is irreverent and fun. A CONVERSATION-STARTING NECKLACE . A big, sparkly statement piece is the easiest way to elevate an outfit of easy basics or tried-and-true favorites. Our most gorgeous Fall pieces feature richly colored faceted stones, rough-cut crystal, chains and heavy cord. GENIUS JEANS . We are doing the coolest m

Score a Free Pair of Levi’s® Curve ID Jeans!

Real women have curves.  It's true.  So we need jeans that are comfortable and hug us in all the right places. So allow me to introduce you to Levi's® Curve ID , the company's first global women's denim line. Levi's has always been known for quality denim, and now the brand is tailored to fit the needs of women in all shapes and sizes. Did you know that only twenty-eight percent of women find jeans to fit their body type?   The designers studied the bodies of more than 60,000 women to develop three custom fits based on the difference between the measurement of a woman’s hip and seat – the greater the difference, the more curvy the body. The three styles are : Slight Curve  is designed to define a woman's waist while accentuating her curves.  If jeans usually fit in the hips and thighs but are too tight in the waist, a woman should try the Slight Curve. Demi Curve is designed to flatter a woman’s waist, while smoothing her shape. If

7 Fall Fashion Trends You Already Own

I usually love summer, but the heat was on too high this year.  So I'm looking forward to fall.  Fall tends to be a more formal season, so it's a time for me to show off my crisp and cool back-to-school best (okay, I finished school a long time ago). The good news is that we already own many of the top trends of the season.   Here's what to look for when you put away your summer garb and unpack your fall favorites: Belted trench coat :  This look is practical and classic.  I found my knee-length navy blue trench last year on the sale rack at Old Navy. Slouchy cardigan : I practically lived in my slouchy cardigans last season. This fall the style has been updated with button details, but the flowy, wrap version is still en vogue. Plaid and gingham shirts :  Whether yours is comfy cotton, flannel or rayon, plaid and gingham shirts have survived yet another season. Tuxedo or boyfriend blazer : A well-tailored blazer is the perfect way to pull any look toge

Enter to Win a $219 Handkerchief Top from SA VA!

Three lucky Everything She Wants' readers will win a feminine, flirty "Indy" handkerchief top from SA VA in Philadelphia .  Voted by Philadelphia Magazine as the city's best new boutique, SA VA is one of my favorite places to shop whenever I'm in Philly.   Owner and designer Sarah Van Aken stocks the cool, two-floor shop with garments that are "locally made, globally inspired, socially conscious, and community based." Indy top by SA VA The store near Rittenhouse Square recently launched its online store, Shop by Ethiquette.   Click here to learn more information about the SA VA Indy top (a $219 value) .  It's a great transition piece that can be worn under a blazer or cardigan. To enter: 1. Leave a comment below with your name and email address that says "I want this top!"  Also, let me know if you've followed the next three steps for extra entries. 2. Want a second entry? Follow @SA VA on Twitter, tweet the conte

Contest Alert: Demeter Fragrance Library Asks, What Does NYC Smell Like?

Do you love the fresh smell of laundry and baby powder , the earthy smell of dirt , or the sweet aroma of Jolly Rancher candy ? Then the Demeter Fragrance Library has a scent for you. With 250 odd-and- elegant fragrances inspired by real life objects and experiences, Demeter maximizes the bond between scent and sense memory. For those who prefer natural notes, Demeter Fragrance Library offers the "Demeter Naturals" collection with six fragrances (lilac, rose, lavender, geranium, patchouli, and mimosa). All of the natural fragrances are made with 100 percent natural essential oils and alcohol naturally fermented from corn, and contain no artificial color.  They're affordably priced from $7.99 to $29.00 are are available online . Now that I've piqued your interest, you can enter to win not one, but 90 Demeter Fragrance Library scents. Demeter's Scents in the City contest asks, "What Does NYC Smell Like?" I ask myself that every day and the answ

Link Love for Mothers Get Inspired

Every woman wants to look and feel her best. And Desmore Nero's blog, Mothers Get Inspired: Fashion, Beauty, and Inspiration for Mothers Everywhere , is a good read whether you're a Mom or not. The South Africa native living in Australia provides plenty of helpful beauty and style tips that will help you get your Mojo back. Check out Desmore's YouTube clip with "5 Ultimate Wardrobe Tips for Mums."

Everything She Wants' Weekly Link Love

Check out the beauty and fashion blogs on my radar this week:  Trend Alert: Cogging into Fall 2010 -  The Fab Chick Statement Rings at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards -  O So Chic  Fall 2010 Taste Testers, Leopard and Mix Prints -  Champagne Dreams  Eat, Pray, Love and Shop! Must-Have Styles from the Movie -  Everything She Wants Learn some summer skincare tips from Eucerin. -  Makeup By Kim Porter Fall Fashion Wish List -  Temple of Glam  Behind the Blog: Overcoming F.E.A.R. In Jamaica -  La:Dolce:Vita Fashion Fix   Fall Trend Report: Ruffles -  Her Goody Bag

Eat, Pray, Love and Shop! Must-Have Styles from the Movie

I'm looking forward to the movie adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's bestseller Eat, Pray, Love . I love the real life story of how the author quit her job and embarked on a year-long journey around the world after a painful divorce, another breakup, and battling depression.  I'd like to finish reading the book before I see the movie so I can judge if Julia Roberts' portrayal does Gilbert's story of self-discovery justice.  But a more realistic goal might be for me to see the flick and do some shopping inspired by Roberts' travel savvy style. Here are a few globally chic accessories every well-heeled travel gal should pack to get the "Eat Pray Love" look: A flowing, ethnic scarf like this one by Satya Rai . A sturdy and stylish pair of gladiator sandals like these, on sale now at A packable straw hat like this one from Scala Collezione . A roomy Moroccan straw tote bag like this one by Traders and Company. Photo credit: A

Secret and Body Shop Deodorant Giveaway!

Hopefully the hottest days of summer are behind us.  But we still need to keep our cool in the fall.  To piggyback on my deodorant roundup , I'm offering four lucky Everything She Wants' readers the chance to win a new deodorant from Secret or the Body Shop. Each deodorant is a $5 - $6 value.  Here's what's up for grabs: Secret Smooth Effects Conditioning Solid/ Silky Botanical Secret Fresh Effects Invisible Solid/ Cucumber Aloe   The Body Shop's DeoDry Dry-Effect Deodorant/ Fresh & Floral Roll-On The Body Shop's DeoDry Dry-Effect Deodorant/ Cool & Zesty Stick Here's how to win: 1) Read and leave a comment on my " Summer Deodorant Roundup " post and tell me your favorite deodorant brand.  Please include your first name and email address. 2) Retweet this giveaway post and the " Summer Deodorant Roundup " post. 3) Subscribe to Everything She Wants (RSS feed or email subscription options are on the right side