Thursday, January 29, 2009

No Help Needed

It's a fact! With stores closing left and right it's impossible not to get amazing deals! It has made it really hard to post because what is there to talk about? But I think I got one today that is worth mentioning While taking break from data entry, because that's baisically my job and I have ADD sometimes, I was checking out the sales at Ann Taylor Loft online. I was really looking for shirts/sweaters/blouses because I am in desperate need of those, perhaps some that are pink becuase the pink section of my closet is dwarfish compared to others but, I digress. I found a really cute dress and although I really don't need anymore dresses it was much too good of a deal to pass up. Jersey knit, sleeveless, to the knee, coral/pink color $14.98... I was skeptical because I really don't need anymore dresses but with the coupon code that I found at one of my new fave spots for that it was only $10.88 shipping included!! It's like I got the dress for $4.00 if you take into account their standard shipping charge is $6.00 on every order. They have a few other amazing dress options that are around the same price. Or you can just get everything you see in your size. But hurry it up they won't last long!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rocking the Stockings

Happy New Year!!! I'm back to the nitty gritty of work and have found myself inspired to wear skirts to the office. Strange, I know, considering the almost freezing temperatures but, I digress. Wearing all these skirts in this weather has had be buying quite a bit of hosiery. I am going to suggest to all that instead of investing major bucks on one or two items or going the other route and spending tons of money on cheap alternatives that you follow me to the middle ground.

I am really liking Target's version of Spanx, Assets! Created by the same woman, Sara Blakely, Assests are amazing. The downfall is that there are nowhere near as many variations in Assets but I think it's only a matter of time. I was thrilled after I bought them, wearing them 2 or 3 times then having to get a new pair because I put runs in them which I thought was perfectly acceptable for stockings but, after the reading the reviews there are many people who would disagree with me. I wonder:

  • 1 time, they're as disposable as tissue.
  • 2 times, more than once is good enough.
  • 3 or 4 times, almost the same thing...
  • Same pair, 5 days a week.

Either way, I love Assets! The stockings last 2/3 times but the tights are even better. And with all the shaping fabulouness of Spanx combined with the frugal price tag of Target it's a win/win situation.