Find Gifts like a Pro with the Priceless Gift Finder

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

I’m sure you’ve seen the cute commercial for the Mastercard Priceless Gift Finder, but have you seen the behind-the-scenes footage? Peyton Manning is funnier than I realized, and Alyson Hannigan is such a talented pro (who yea, is also a big ball of cute).

MasterCard Priceless Gift Finder, Behind the Scenes with Alyson Hannigan & Peyton Manning

MasterCard Priceless Gift Finder Montage TV Spot

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Shopping Ideas from Kate Voegele

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

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Singer/songwriter Kate Voegele was happy to receive a DVD copy of Home Alone as well as a Peppermint Martini Kit from Crate and Barrel. We’d be happy to get those things, too! Or maybe peppermint hot chocolate? Cute touches like peppermint stirrers add a nice little extra. Giving someone a classic DVD and special hot chocolate gift set would make a great Christmas gift.

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Rachel Bilson’s Style for Less | Enamel Bracelets Under $100

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

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Ever wanted to get a sneak peek of a celebs’ Christmas wish list? Well, now you can, thanks to our friends over at Piperlime.com. The online shopping store is working with The Art of Elysium, which is a nonprofit group that helps children through music and art. These Holiday Gift Lists will feature Brooke Shields, Rachel Bilson, Rashida Jones, and one of my favorites – Kristen Bell. Each week between Nov. 23 and Dec. 31, Piperlime will share a new celebrity gift list. First up is the stylish champion of the red carpets, Rachel Bilson.

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Steal Reese Witherspoon’s Outfit: the Savvy Professional

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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When I saw this candid picture of Reese Witherspoon I loved it a lot. Looking at it now today, I love it as much as I did yesterday. It’s the perfect example for why people have always used Reese Witherspoon as a ‘girl next door’ fashion example. This is a cute, pulled-together outfit that I bet you can recreate from items already in your closet. All you need are some jeans (in this case, straight-leg/skinny jeans), black flats, a white blouse, a short-sleeved black sweater, black handbag and a long necklace. She’s also got on a pair of earrings and a watch. It’s just basic stuff, but put together like this it just looks so professional. I could see her as being a stylish journalist who has swapped black pants for her jeans at the end of the day. This is a safe, easy outfit that youc an personalize depending on what sorts of necklaces and purses you have to incorporate.

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Smart Tips from Kristen Bell

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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Kristen Bell was recently spotted out and about shopping for flowers. Can you spot all of the SMART elements in this candid photo?

#1 Bend it like Bell: She’s bending at the knee’s! Seriously, it’s so much less strain than if she’d just bent down over at waist.

#2 Work with children and pets:  Bell is taking time to talk to strangers – and she gets bonus points for taking time to interact with a kid. Talking and spending time with kids, pets or babies can brighten the outlook on your day. And that smile looks genuine to me!

#3 Block the glare:  Sunglasses help if you’re an A-list celebrity who doesn’t want to draw too much attention to yourself, admittedly we may not have this same problem.

#4 Be green: Like any responsible shopper, Bell is using an eco-friendly reusable bag for her shopping.

#5 Versatile jewelry: Notice her statement necklace? That’s something she can wear with fancier stuff, too. Adding it to her simple outfit dresses it up a bit.

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Be a Woman who Cuts Through Red Tape

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

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Dictionary.com defines Red Tape as: “excessive formality and routine required before official action can be taken.” I was thinking about red tape as I was listening to the Cake song “Short Skirt, Long Jacket”. It’s an incredibly upbeat, fun song. And the lyrics are great. The color red is inspiring to me because it’s such a bold, powerful color. Like WHAZZOM – I’m here, I’ve ARRIVED! Wearing red items can help you feel confident, weird as that might sound. And I know I say some PRETTY weird things sometimes, but this I’m serious about! So get on board, and wear some red.

I love poppies. Poppy picture by asjaboros on Flickr.

I want a girl with a mind like a diamond I want a girl who knows what’s best I want a girl with shoes that cut And eyes that burn like cigarettes

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What You Share with John Mayer…Sneaker Love!

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

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John Mayer really loves sneakers (why do I keep typing snakers – who would wear THOSE?) – especially Nikes. He told USA Today once, “The best part about the Grammy’s is getting to wear sneakers. The sneakers keep it real. This is just music, nothing earth shattering.” There is actually an entire blog dedicated to following John’s sneakers and they have a picture of John out and about wearing a pair of really cute Nike’s called the Air Max 95-360 red pink gray (or red pink brown).

I found these Nike sneakers for $79.99 if you want those exact ones.

Sneaker News just did a feature on John Mayer for being a “sneakerhead” and noted his Nike’s were the Nike x Dave’s Quality Meat (DQM) Blazer High’s in Black (that’s a m ... Read More

Score Sienna Miller’s Suede Boots

Friday, November 27th, 2009

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Sienna Miller loves suede boots, and has been out and about wearing them all over town since spring 09 through fall 09. When she was in Australia promoting GI Joe (a movie I never saw, I’ll admit it) she wore the Chloe fall 09 lace up ankle boots. Whether you want suede boots that are flat or with heels, there are lots of options out there. Suede boots are just the most perfect comfy shoes for fall. I’ve rounded up six different pairs of suede boots for you guys to look over. One pair is absurdly expensive, but I really wanted to include them anyway (hint: Burberry!).

Now, if you wanna wear your suede boots fast the fall and into winter with the slush – there ARE ways to waterproof suede boots. Most local footwear stores have spray bottles you can use with special formulas. Aquaseal is one brand that makes such a spray. I love that they have a picture on their front page of someone splashing their entire footed boot into a flowing river. I doubt any of us are really doing that – but what do I know. Maybe you’re reading this like Paris Hilton or Heidi Montag (/ Heidi Pratt), ready to go on a reality show where you go into the jungle (or a farm) with stilletos.

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BlackFriday and CyberMonday Women’s Fashion Deals!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Here’s a quick round-up of Women’s Fashion deals for BlackFriday and CyberMonday via BagWhiz.

Two Necklace Trends to Try, Pronto!

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

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This Eastern Snake-necked Turtle wants to wear necklaces so badly he's ...well, you see. His neck...it's crazy-long! Turtles are creepier than I realized...Let's back away slowly... (Picture from wollombi on Flickr)

I am not usually a big advocate of trends. I mean, if you’re not rich then you can’t reasonably afford to shop the trends except in cheap ways you won’t really be satisfied with – at least most of the time. But jewelry trends do tend to move a lot slower than other trends. And what, is someone going to laugh at you for wearing a certain necklace past when other people were? I don’t really think so. Because if a piece is pretty – truly pretty? Then that’s all people care about. And that’s all YOU, my friend, should care about. Shop smart and shop pretty. Don’t shop with other people’s expectations in mind.

So, trends. There are two necklace trends that I want to mention because you’re bound to see them in lots of stores right now. And I think you should get at least one type of them, or resurrect a similar sort from your jewelry box. Because th ... Read More

 

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