a/x armani exchange: spend $150 or more and get $50 off your purchase friday through sunday.
apricot lane: buy one, get one 50 percent off (equal or lesser value) deals on everything in the store friday through sunday.
banana republic: buy one cashmere sweater, get one free on friday only.
bcbg: sales up to 50 percent off, friday through sunday.
francesca’s collections: additional 30 percent off clearance merchandise through sunday, plus sales on jewelry.
gap: buy one, get one free on all sweaters on wednesday and friday only.
lucky brand: buy one, get one 50 percent off (equal or lesser value) on all items in the store on friday only.
mayors jewelers: discounts at 20 to 70 percent off this weekend through dec. 25.
nine west: 50 percent off select boots, 30 percent off other select shoe styles, 30 to 50 percent off select handbags and 30 percent off all hosiery friday through sunday.
quiksilver: winter wear including jackets and fleece at 40 percent off, and new clearance items added at 50 percent off friday through sunday.
see eyewear: select sunglasses now $99, originally priced at $200-$350. more than 100 other pieces are 50 percent off this week.
s!r men's wear: 15 percent off of the new collection, and 40 to 50 percent off select items friday through sunday.
solstice: 30 percent off safilo products friday from open until noon. safilo products include gucci, jimmy choo, juicy couture, marc by marc jacobs, giorgio armani, balenciaga and carrera labels.
victoria’s secret: buy one bra, get one 50 percent off (equal or lesser value) on friday.
white house│black market: Store opens at 7 a.m. Friday. Receive 20 percent off purchases from open until noon. Free totes with any purchase all day while supplies last.
football fashion choices for men can be a little boring, unless of course you're one of those guys who chooses to sport themed boat shoes or pastel pants and bow ties to the game. if you're not one of those good ole' boys (or for you girls: your boyfriend is not one of those boys), which i'm assuming most of you aren't, then here's a post for you.
nordstrom carries a line called red jacket clothing, which caters to both men and women in the team t-shirt category. it carries shirts that boast college and professional sports, all of which have vintage flair. the brand's web site says, "as an active sports enthusiast, one should be able to find unique sportswear with a distinctive fashion style. as a fashion concious individual, one should be able to combine progressive fashion with vanguard sports cultures."
my opinion on the brand? from extra-soft, slim-fit crewnecks to retro, faded and distressed tees and hoodies, red jacket makes it easy for men to dress good and still look masculine at the same time. the prices are reasonable too.
i know for sure that nordstrom at the mall at wellington green carries fsu and uf t-shirts by red jacket, but here are a few others for you non gator and nole fans.
remote control miami t-shirt, $45
georgia tech brass tacks arch t-shirt, $35
tar heels brass tacks logo t-shirt, $32
and my favorite, the michigan standback hoodie, $95
if you don't see your team here, no worries. red jacket carries designs for the majority of state and popular private colleges. ladies, red jacket has options for you too, so check them out.
photo courtesy of seminoles.com
this proves my point that fashion is important in all aspects of life, even in football. it also shows that it's ok (and encouraged by me!) to wear white after labor day, especially if you live in florida. but if you have a difficult time breaking this old school fashion rule and still need a reason, then here is one for you...wear it to support your seminoles!
so don't want to wear one of fsu's official white-out shirts and need a few ideas for wearing white to the game? shop summer sales first since white is typically not a color included in most fall collections. you might want to start with macy*s fashion+home sale first, and pick up the extra 15 percent off coupon in the main section of the palm beach post or online today.
try this lightweight and playful spring twill tunic by bcbg and pair it with white leggings or wear alone if you're short enough like me. originally $148, this shirt-dress is now only $63 if you use the macy*s coupon.
originally $98, free people's disco jersey dress is also a good pick for the game now that it's reduced to $62 with the macy*s coupon. the relaxed drapery will keep you cool in all aspects of the game.
sorry to all my tampa readers out there, but you might want to wear black because it's going to be a dark day out there for you saturday!
forever a fashion icon, this is something many of us (like me!) still try to do today. her classic look is easy to mimic and always in style, so take note!
we've put together four stylish outfits featuring four current crazes for four different college teams - all totaling less than $30 each. tips on how to get the most for your money are also included, and feel free to switch out your school colors as needed.
team: louisiana state university
trend: tunics as dresses/fitted waist
tip: if you're not sure about something, wait for the sale
i found this pleated tunic a few weeks ago at urban outfitters, but didn't feel like spending $38 on something i'd wear as a casual dress when i already have so many stuffed in my closet. in turn, i saved about half the price when i found it for $19.99 during my second trip to shop urban outfitters' sale, which i talked about in a previous post. it's not the typical purple for an lsu game, but that's why it will make you stand out in the crowd - in a good way. plus, i paired it with a string of gold chains i got for $4.50 from macy's jewelry sale, and $5 metallic flip flops from old navy to give it some of that tiger gold.
team: university of alabama
trend: colorblock/high-waisted skirts
tip: stick to staples
a few staple pieces will always come in handy when you can't figure out what to wear. take my red kino sandals, for instance, which cost me $12 during my freshman year of college. these key west flip flops have been in style as long as i can remember and will always be part of my wardrobe ready to spice up any outfit. i paired them with a simple $9 white baggy tank from gap that is also sure to stay in style, and then to keep up with the trends pieced it together with a slimming, high-waisted, colorblocked skirt i got for $8.80 from forever 21. add a swipe of red lipstick and the result is sleek and clean with a few pops of color to remind everyone you're a bama fan...but you can add a houndstooth headband if you're still worried about it.
team: florida atlantic university
trend: layered look/fitted bodice
tip: take advantage of special promotions
not only is this bycorpus dress another item i found for $19.99 at the urban outfitters sale, but old navy's metallic flip flops were a fab find too. typically priced at $6.50, i bought these silver sandals along with a gold pair during a two-for-$10 sale. that was months ago, but similar pricing can still be found on non-metallics. buy two or more pairs for only $2.50 each. they're perfect for a game - cheap rubber sandals you don't mind getting a little dirty while tailgating. back to the dress...it may not exactly match fau's "french blue and silver grey," but the navy blue of the fitted sweetheart-style linen and flowy skirt attached to the ashy grey soft tank will keep you on trend for the game. and the super long silver chain from forever 21 was only $3.50, so you'll have a $1.50 left over to buy a hot dog at the game!
team: university of central florida
tip: shop forever 21
for newer teams that are just becoming popular like ucf and fau, it's not as easy to find cutesy team tops like those for fsu, um and uf from places like victoria's secret and urban outfitters. you'll have to be a little more creative, which is why forever 21 is great. with a huge color palette and cheaper prices on trendy items that go in and out of style, you're sure to find something fashionable within your budget. grab something people wouldn't expect you to wear to a game: basic v-neck cami for $3.80, a dark grey vest for $9.80 and simple black leggings for $5.80. add old navy's gold flip flops, a $2.80 cuff and a gold belt (ok, so i cheated and wore this one from hollister, but you can pick one up from forever for about $7.80).
to make these even sweeter, all outfits are equally as appealing for a night out as they are for game day...just fling off the sandals and slide on a pair of pumps.
dark harts hooded moto vest, $19.99 (originally $58)
i need (ok want) this.
bdg knit miniskirt, $19.99 (originally $28)
says online only, but i bought i similar skirt in the store
on your way out, don't forget to look at the 2-for-$8 nail lacquer at the front. there are some fun and crazy colors that are typically difficult to find priced at less than $10 anywhere else (like my gray that i searched for forever!). they are named by color and then by number. i bought purple 1 and green 2...can't wait to try them out!
check out photos from the plastiscines performing at alice + olivia's spring show during new york fashion week at nylonmag.com. you'll view a faux parisian town full of soft and feminine pinks, purples, grays and creams mixed with edgier blacks, metallics and lace for a line that is both sexy and sweet...and don't forget about the ton of celebs among the crowd, like twilight's ashley greene, gossip girl's kelly rutherford and 90210's annalynne mccord.
christian louboutin's lady page velvet-bow pumps in oxblood from bergdorf's
because if i had these shoes, i could rule the world.
and if you're looking for a pair of the hottest kicks for yourself, either check out nike id online like him to create your own, or visit the local nike store at the gardens mall where i lead the nike run club every monday and thursday (free raffle for shoes & gift cards tonight!) for a pre-set pair. everyone who works in the store is awesome and should be able to help you out, but i know from various personal talks with them that brett and steve are the ones to chat with if you're looking for the latest on the stylish sneaker scene, whether or not you're an athlete.
since my hobbies range further than fashion and i'm also a runner, brett, steve and the store manager claudia helped me pick out the newest and best in racing shoes, the lunarglides. for a flat-footed girl (or guy) like me, this is the only pair of light racing shoes that have not caused an injury...and it doesn't hurt that they are really good lookin'. my fav color palate is the baltic blue - volt - techno blue, but i chose the above metallic summit white/orange pair because i plan to wear them with my dad's old orange & black john i. leonard high school track shorts for the chicago marathon in october...but more details on that topic in a later post...
wear pieces that make you feel special. nedvins believes customers should choose something that a.) brightens their face, and/or b.) induces a memory. she sees both types of purchases in her store: "many women choose specific house of lavande pieces because of an emotional tie - maybe the piece reminds them of something their grandmother wore. the younger set, however, is wearing hol because it is a way to be different and stand out. they can look stunning without wearing something everyone else can buy at the mall."
like most fashions, styles in vintage jewelry varies from one place to another. places like new york, chicago and palm beach all have different ideas and classifications for vintage and trends. nedvins says new yorkers are more fearless and riskier - think lots of plastic bracelets and other bold pieces - and the only other place similar to nyc is l.a. chicago, on the other hand, is classier and higher-end, rather than experimental like new york. think vintage chanel.