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Black Friday Alerts: Kohl’s

16 Nov

Black Friday is almost here! This is my favorite time of year! I know, I know, I’m supposed to be shopping for my divalicious pre-teen, elephant loving mother and jewelry obessed grandmother during these amazing sales but how could I possibly pass up getting a few budget-friendly items for myself. I mean, at what other time will I be able to add a diamond bracelet to my wardrobe for only $49.99 or a cute mini handbag for $9.99?

I made my first visit to BlackFriday2010.com today to scope out the sales and begin the development of my master plan. This year I plan to take advantage of the Early Bird Sales by beginning my shopping trip at 3am. The first sale ad I chose was for Kohl’s. Here are a few of my favorite finds:

Apt 9 fashion jewelry will be on sale for $3.00 – 47.60. Purple is my new favorite color so this necklace set caught my eye.

Aren’t these cute! On sale for $7.99 – $13.99

Love, Love, Love this deal!! I have this one or two of these beauties on my gift giving list. Regularly $50.00, this an ultimate deal for only $18.74. By getting there at 3 am I’ll be able to take advantage of the early bird special and snag them for only $14.99!

For the little divas in your life! Regularly $50.00, this is another great deal at only $18.74.

The diamond bracelet is easily my #1 favorite find at Kohl’s. A $350 bracelet for only $49.99…oh yeah!!

The perfect gift for a fashionista in your life. You can never go wrong with a trendy handbag.

All of my fellow shoe loving fashionista won’t be able to pass up their $29.99 boot sale!

Will you be participating in the Black Friday frenzy or will you be relaxing after a day of too much turkey and stuffing? Do you create a master plan before the big day? Tell us your Black Friday plans?


Shh! Its a Secret: Sample Sales!

14 Jul

Did you happen to see my tweet yesterday about being in Shopping Heaven?!  If not, make sure you’re following me on Twitter – J.  Yesterday, I learned about secret sample sales and my life will never be the same again.  As most of you know I am a very frugal fashionista, but the problem with that is I LOVE designer brands.  Many times I’ve had to ignore my frugal side to make the inner fashionista happy.  Well not any more – I can be frugal AND still get the designer clothes, shoes, and everything in between that I crave.  

So, if you haven’t heard of this marvelous way to shop, you’re probably saying “what the heck is a sample sale”.  Well, it’s your new bestfriend that’s what it is!  There are times when designers have an excess of product at the end of a season.  When this happens they hold a “sample sale” with prices discounted as much as 70 – 80%!  Imagine getting a $800 dress for only $99.  Now are you as excited as I am? J  Just by doing a quick search online I was able to find numerous Sample Sale sites that offer sales daily.  The trick is you only have 24 – 72 hours to make a purchase for each designer sale and the items go quickly.

HauteLook is just one of the sites that I stumbled upon yesterday but so far it is my fav.  Today they are offering some great deals from these designers:

VaVa by Joy Han (90% off apparel)

Salvage (70% off tanks and dresses)

Lovina (70% off jewelry)

Deux Lux (55% off handbags)

This is a small list of the sales they have going on today.  If you’d like to see all of their great deals visit HauteLook and become a member from free!

Want to see what other sample sites have to offer, check these out:


The Sample Sale

I have many more sample sale sites to share with you in the coming days so stay tuned!

Spotlight on Acquired Taste Jewelry plus a Giveaway!

30 Jun

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Kimberly Nicole, owner of Acquired Taste Jewelry. Kimberly is also a former high school classmate of mine which makes this post extra special to me. Its funny how it seems like it was only last year when we reminisce about our days at CHS.

Acquired Taste Jewelry features jewelry handmade by Kimberly herself with her special style and creativity.

MGS: What makes Acquired Taste Jewelry different from other jewelry retailers?

Kimberly Nicole: I try to design jewelry that is not the everyday norm and gives different options for people who like stylish and creative pieces and are looking for the next different accessories to make their outfits pop.

MGS: When did you discover your passion for creating jewelry? 

Kimberly Nicole: In my youth as a little girl and even now I’ve always had a passion for making things with my hands, and the arts. I discovered making jewelry as a hobby in one of my favorite craft stores, and it has build years later into a fascinating business.

MGS: Why did you decide to start your own business?

Kimberly Nicole: I started making jewelry for friends and family back in 2000. My mother encouraged me to make a business out of doing what I love. I decided to make it official in 2008 

MGS: Any advice for other women that may be thinking of starting their own jewelry business?

Kimberly Nicole: Start off with a plan covering all your basic necessities to get started ,build a fan base through family, friends, church members , co-workers, sororities , friends of friends etc etc (get your business name out there), also keep the faith in your business, don’t get down or discouraged 🙂

MGS: Which of your current pieces is your favorite?

Kimberly Nicole: It’s kind of weird but there is a pair of green spotted earrings that are my favorite, they don’t match very much in my closet but they are so cute to me LOL.

MGS: Do you offer custom pieces for those wanting to match a certain outfit?

Kimberly Nicole: Oh yes! I love making custom pieces. I’ve had clients send me photos of things from a piece of fabric, a shade of color/texture, and even a photo of a dress. Whatever I am given I will work with to create a beautiful piece.

You have a chance to win one of Kimberly Nicole’s exclusive pieces, this Summer Beaded Wire Wrap Bracelet:



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