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Listen up, ladies: Your summer wardrobe absolutely needs these shoes. Thanks to the work of a trendy straw wedge, the Gracyns by Coach sport four inch heels that you can actually walk in. Soft leather lining keeps you comfy and a buckle ankle strap ensures you step out in style, no teetering, no trouble.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
We are inching our way, day by day, to the Sex and the City Movie premiere (or, as a friend of mine refers to it, the Super Bowl for women)! As you know, leading lingerie label, Cosabella, has created a Sex and the City inspired collection, with each group evoking the style, personality, and flair of each of the ladies. So grab your girlfriends and celebrate the launch of this collection on Thursday, May 22nd at Bloomingdales!
From 6 pm to 8 pm, browse the new collection (and get a free gift with purchase!), enjoy complimentary cocktails (and cupcakes!), enter to win tickets to the NYC premiere of the movie as well as a private limo tour, and much, much more! This event will have you even more excited than you already are!
The fun, flirty, and accessible collection includes bras, panties, camis, and more. Feel like the quirky, but always cute, Carrie in a fun, floral bustier (with animal print trim) that you may just wear out for cocktails with the girls! Tap into your inner Samantha with a sexy set including a garter belt. Channel Charlotte with a sweet, cozy, and eco-friendly bamboo cami and pant. Work the workplace like Miranda with a chic, yet functional pairing. Choose one gal or choose them all!
So, don’t forget. Thursday, May 22nd. Bloomingdales - 59th Street. 4th Floor. Hope to see you there with bells (or Manolos) on!
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Monday, May 12, 2008
Why is this such a pervasive problem? Credit cards are partly to blame (have plastic, will spend), but it turns out you really were born to shop. Scientists have learned that when you anticipate buying something tantalizing, like a chic cashmere cardigan, your brain releases dopamine, a chemical that helps produce feelings of well-being. “It’s the same stuff that floods your brain when you have sex or eat a big, gooey slice of chocolate cake,” says Jason Zweig, author of Your Money and Your Brain (Simon & Schuster, $26, http://www.amazon.com/Your-Money-Brain-Science-Neuroeconomics/dp/074327668X). Saving money doesn’t trigger the same rush, at least not for most of us. Overspending can also result from poor planning or sheer lack of time — which may be why the average American family spends almost as much eating out ($225 a month) as eating at home ($285). Whether you overspend for fun or convenience, you can break the habit.
Do Right Now:Make shopping harder. First, delete bookmarked shopping sites from your computer. Next, gather the pile of catalogs by your bed, call the toll-free number for each, and ask to be removed from the firm’s mailing list. Or go to http://www.catalogchoice.org/, a free service that helps you unsubscribe from hundreds of catalogs.Open your wallet and remove all but one credit card. Put the rest away in a drawer — or cancel them. When you don’t see those department-store cards looking back at you in your wallet, there’s less temptation to spend.Change some of your everyday habits. Plot out the most risk-free routes to and from work and on your daily errands. If lattes are your weakness, that means giving a wide berth to expensive coffee shops. If clothes are your passion, steer clear of trendy boutiques.Cut out convenience foods. Walk to your refrigerator, open it, and take out some baby carrots. Put a handful into five small plastic bags. Toss some almonds or other nuts in five more plastic bags. Presto — your snacks for the workweek, none of which involve expensive (not to mention often unhealthy) packaged foods. Want to save even more? Start bringing your lunch to work and planning (and shopping) for the entire week on Sunday.
Next Steps:Try cash. You’ve heard this before, but it bears repeating: If you don’t put purchases on a credit card, it’s impossible to spend more than you earn. Next Monday embark upon a week in which you use only cash or a debit card. Then try another week and another, until this behavior becomes second nature.Make sure everything you buy is returnable — from bags to boots to bookcases — and always keep the tags for at least two weeks. That’s plenty of time for the thrill of the purchase to wear off. You can then assess with a clear eye whether you truly need that snakeskin clutch.Find new ways to get a dopamine rush. Sign up for a class you’ve always wanted to take, like salsa dancing or Pilates. And the next time you get the urge to shop, log on to YouTube and watch some silly videos: more entertaining and much cheaper.Read http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/. This blog has an active group of readers who post their own suggestions on everything from overlooked tax deductions to saving money on hotel rooms. Another great source on saving: the book Your Money or Your Life, by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin (Penguin, $15, http://www.amazon.com/Your-Money-Life-Transforming-Relationship/dp/0140286780), which shows how living simply can be the path to financial independence.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
How many times have you vowed to throw in the (wrinkled) towel on ironing? WithRowenta's Ultra Compact Steambrush ($40), you can finally hang up your ironing board for good. This super-compressed unit provides continuous steam at the touch of a button, so you can restore that wrinkly tablecloth, or get the kinks out of your business suits while on-the-go. Suitable for all fabric types.