Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Buy It: Vix Bia bikini

As I mentioned earlier, MW and I are renting a house on Fire Island this summer, and let me tell you, it was money well spent. Fire Island is so much more relaxed than the Hamptons--there are no cars, and few snobs--and within minutes of arriving, I completely mellow out. My wardrobe thus far has been equally laid back: I wear cutoffs with tank tops by day and rompers or maxi dresses by night, all with flat sandals (a true rarity for me). But what I spend the most time wearing is my beloved Vix Bia bikini. Mine is magenta, and I bought it last summer on the spur of the moment, but it turns out it's one of Vix's best-selling styles, and for good reason. The top and bottom both feature these ingenious little gold rectangles, which you can adjust to create a custom fit. The top is otherwise a classic string bikini top, which I had previously thought I couldn't wear, but, as it turns out, Vix sizes its tops on the generous side. The bottoms have a great fold-over waistband, so there's no elastic or strings digging into your hips, but the gold rectangles help to give them some shape. I can also report that after several trips to the beach last summer, a week in Barbados earlier this year, and now a month in Fire Island, the color has yet to fade. While $160 is not totally unreasonable for a bikini in this day and age, it is a significant amount of change, however I feel like the Bia is completely worth it. Especially when you add up the amount I've spent on crappy, flash-in-the-pan suits from H&M or Old Navy over the years. And when you look at it on a cost-per-wear basis, the suit practically pays for itself. After all, I wear it nearly every day I'm out there (which I wish were every day, period). If only getting dressed in the city were as simple as having one great bikini.

Side note: If you're interested in this sort of thing, this style is a celebrity favorite as well. Everyone from Kim Kardashian to Teri Hatcher has been photographed in it--which speaks to its ability to fit a wide range of body types.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The week in shopping

NYC
Calling all hipster fashionistas: Rachel Comey's clothing, accessories, and shoes are 50%-60% off for one day only. 6/30; non-8; 335 W. 35th St. (8th & 9th Aves.), 7th fl.

Clothingline is hosting another J.Crew sample sale, this one featuring lots of summer-friendly merch. Men, women, and select kids items available. Through 7/1; 10-7; 261 W. 36th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 2nd fl.

Jeans for men & women are majorly on sale at Diesel's sample sale. 6/29-6/30; 10-6; 220 W. 19th St. (7th & 8th Aves).

Draw out your inner Euro at Fendi's sample sale, featuring women's clothing, accessories, and, yes, fur. 6/29–7/1; 308 T, 8-8 W, 8-3 Th; Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.).

Stuart & Wright's summer sale has begun--save 30%-60% on cool designers like Isabel Marant, Band of Outsiders, and Acne. Ongoing; 85 Lafayette Ave. (S. Elliot Pl. & S. Portland Ave.), Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Zara's summer sale has begun! Click here for locations.

Topshop's summer sale has begun. Also online. Ongoing; 10-9, 11-8 Su; 478 Broadway (at Broome St.).

Kirna Zabete has taken new markdowns on summer sale. Also online. Ongoing; 96 Greene St. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

Online
Urban Outfitters' summer sale features items starting at $9.99. Through 7/5.

Shirts and dresses by bra size are 20% off at Rebecca & Drew.

It's final reductions time at Net-a-Porter.com!

Celebrate D&G's one-year online anniversary with 40% off spring-summer styles.

Save up to 40% on clothing, shoes & accessories at Piperlime's lime tag sale.

TheFind Guest Post: Starlight Star Bright


One of the best things about warm summer nights are the millions of stars in the dark sky. To capture this romance in your personal wardrobe, try some eye-catching star-shaped jewelry by some of today's hottest jewelry designers. A glimmering, glamorous detail for any summer ensemble, these little stars are reminiscent of hot nights full of fireflies, fireworks, or lazy walks on long piers.

For a punkier take, try Maison Martin Margiela's Triple Star Ring. Modern but playful, this design features three stars that spread over your knuckles for a little touch of military toughness. An eye-catching ring for any time of year, this piece will also add an edge to ensembles through next Fall and Winter too!

The designer Ben-Amun is fascinated by the star motif, incorporating it into a number of pieces. The Falling Star Bright Necklace offers sparkle and drama in one multi-strand piece in pewter and crystal. The Multicolor Star Bright Necklace features an extra-long length for a more casual look, and a mix of colorful stars in shades of red and pink. The glittering crystals add the perfect finishing touch!

Jules Smith's Megastar Charm necklace is a much simpler choice, but much bolder in scale. The flat star shape is in shiny yellow gold, in a broad, clean silhouette. Definitely an investment piece that can be worn every day of the week.
So when planning your summertime accessories, look to the stars for some timeless glamour - they will always lead you in the right direction!
Save on Star Jewelry at Singer 22 from TheFind.com's coupon site

One of the best things about warm summer nights are the millions of stars in the dark sky. To capture this romance in your personal wardrobe, try some eye-catching star-shaped jewelry by some of today's hottest jewelry designers. A glimmering, glamorous detail for any summer ensemble, these little stars are reminiscent of hot nights full of fireflies, fireworks, or lazy walks on long piers.

For a punkier take, try Maison Martin Margiela's Triple Star Ring. Modern but playful, this design features three stars that spread over your knuckles for a little touch of military toughness. An eye-catching ring for any time of year, this piece will also add an edge to ensembles through next Fall and Winter too!

The designer Ben-Amun is fascinated by the star motif, incorporating it into a number of pieces. The Falling Star Bright Necklace offers sparkle and drama in one multi-strand piece in pewter and crystal. The Multicolor Star Bright Necklace features an extra-long length for a more casual look, and a mix of colorful stars in shades of red and pink. The glittering crystals add the perfect finishing touch!

Jules Smith's Megastar Charm necklace is a much simpler choice, but much bolder in scale. The flat star shape is in shiny yellow gold, in a broad, clean silhouette. Definitely an investment piece that can be worn every day of the week.
So when planning your summertime accessories, look to the stars for some timeless glamour - they will always lead you in the right direction!
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The week in shopping

NYC
After work on Thursday, you will find me at the rag & bone sample sale, where tees are $45 and under, jeans are $95 and under, dresses are $175 and under, and jackets are $225 and under. Men's stuff too. 6/24–6/27; 11-8 Th-F, noon-6 Sa, noon-5 Su; Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave. (15th & 16th Sts.).

Get up to 75% off jeans, tees, and awesome basics from one of my favorite duos, Loomstate and Rogan. Jeans are $60-$110, shirts and dresses are $40. Guys' stuff too! 6/23-6/25; 8-8 W & T, 8-5 F; 91 Franklin St. (Church St. & Broadway).

Clothingline has Tory Burch shoes, bags, accessories, and, yes, clothes. Through 6/25; 11-7, 11-6 F; 261 W. 36th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 2nd fl.

Nothing is over $50 at Sunner's sample sale--find silk jumpers, shirt tunics, hooded coats, and more from the NY-based contemporary brand. Through 6/23; 8:30-7; 265 W. 37th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 9th fl west.

Catherine Malandrino's French-infused contemporary collection is on sale. Through 6/23; 8-8; Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St. (6th & 7th Aves.).

Nanette Lepore's Oonagh collection is all under $100 at its first-ever sample sale. 6/23-6/24; 9-7; 225 W. 35th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 4th fl.

Jay Godfrey's starlet-approved dresses are $95 at this sample sale. Through 6/27; 9-7 T-F, 11-7 S-S; 260 5th Ave. (28th & 29th Sts.).

If you missed her Target collab, treat yourself to a real Eugenia Kim hat at up to 75% off. Through 6/25; 10-7; 347 W. 36th St. (8th & 9th Aves.), ste. 502.

Find Prairie New York for $10-$80 (up to 70% off) at their sample sale. Through 6/25; 11-7, 11-2 F; 306 W. 38th St. (8th & 9th Aves.), 2nd fl.

Vivienne Westwood's Anglomania, Iodice, and other hard-to-find labels are 60%-80% off at the Scatola showroom sample sale. Through 6/25; 10-8; 544 W. 27th St. (10th & 11th Aves.), 6th fl.

Stock up on gifts at Kiosk's sample sale, where toys, notebooks, tools, and other fun stuff is up to 80% off. Through 6/26; 1-7; 95 Spring St. (Broadway & Mercer Sts.).

Me & Ro's semiprecious and precious jewelry is 50%-70% off at their sample sale. 6/23–6/24; noon-7 W, 10-7 Th, 13 Crosby St. (Howard & Grand Sts.), 2nd fl.

Carlos Falchi bags are up to 40% off. Through 6/23; 10-5; 260 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 7th fl.

Lulu Guinness handbags are now 30% off. Ongoing; 394 Bleecker St. (W. 11th & Perry Sts.) and online.

Oak's 30/40/50 sale has begun; items are currently 30% off, but go to 40% off on Friday and 50% off the following Friday. Ongoing; 28 Bond St. (Bowery & Lafayette Sts.), 208 N. 8th St. (at Driggs Ave.), Williamsburg. Also online.

Stop by a Calypso store near you 6/23 for 20% off and free drinks (6/26 for Hamptons locations).

Online
Lord & Taylor is having an awesome shoe event--save an extra 40% when you buy 3 pairs.

Use code STOCK through 7/7 for 20% off 2 pairs or 30% off 3 pairs of shoes at VinceCamuto.com.

Save up to 40% on select styles at Banana Republic's Celebrate Summer sale through 6/30.

Use code EXTRA30 for 30% off sale items (plus free shipping with $150 purchase) at JCrew.com through 6/23.

Discounts are currently at 48% (but drop to 33% by Sunday) at Isabella Oliver; use code SPREE at checkout and shop sooner rather than later!

Select items are up to 50% off at Tory Burch (in stores too).

Take an additional 33% off for a total of up to 60% off women's contemporary at saks.com.

Get 15% off Bliss, Elemis, and Laboratoire Remede products at blissworld.com with promo code JULY10 at checkout through 6/24.

Take an extra 25% off all sale merch at Intermix, in stores too.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

TheFind Guest Post: Step Into Summer In Style With A Pair Of Cuffed Sandals



When cuffed sandals first started hitting the fashion scene late last summer, I was one of their biggest skeptics. They looked more like a freakish bootie-sandal hybrid than anything that could be considered breezy summer footwear like my go-to Havaianas. But now that they've hit the mainstream and are being adapted to suit nearly anyone's summer style, the whole cuffed sandal trend comes off a lot less iffy and a lot more... covetable!

Some still maintain their boot-like qualities, like these studded cowboy-inspired Marciano flats, while others are a bit more delicate but still totally eye-catching like the Pour la Victoire Emily sandals. Some even do double-duty as a sandal and an anklet, like these beaded Steve Maddens. Personally I have my eye on these woven-cuff Tahoe sandals by Dolce Vita, which I think would be a great way to blow my next paycheck! With embellishments like buckles, studs, beads, and cut-outs, it's hard not to find a pair (or more than one!) that you'll want to carry you through the season!

Save on Cuffed Sandals for Summer at Endless from TheFind.com's coupon site

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MasstigeWatch!

Just weeks ago I reported Uniqlo was collaborating with Velvet, and now, as of this morning, that collection has hit the store. Racked reports that everything is very soft and under $20, and that there are still a ton of pieces in stock. It may not be reinventing the wheel, but I'll take a nice pair of jersey harem pants or a cute tank dress any day.

On a slightly more exciting note, Fashionista has pictures from the upcoming Mark Fast for Topshop collection, which lands in stores next Friday, June 25. Prices should be in the $!00-$200 range (unless Topshop decides to jack up the exchange rate), and, um, I will take one of these, please. (Side note: Fashionista has vastly improved after hiring the knowledgeable Lauren Sherman as its editor. If you had given up on it, I suggest giving it another try.)


Not quite masstige but definitely on the more affordable side come two items of good news. One is that Viva Vena, Vena Cava's lower-priced line, has released a lookbook, and Elle has it. Everything will reportedly retail for under $200, and the line is due in stores this fall. In even better news, one of my favorite designers, Yigal Azrouel, is repositioning his Y Yigal line as Cut 25 [subscription required], a broader contemporary collection with more separates and more of a cooler, downtown-girl aesthetic. The line should retail for about a third the cost of Azrouel's main collection, and it will debut exclusively at Saks, Bergdorf Goodman, and Intermix in July.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Object of Desire: Givenchy Eden Pepe Sac


Sad but true: I am always on the lookout for a new bag. I can spend months obsessing about and saving my money for an It Bag, and as soon as the thrill of actually buying it has worn off, I am already thinking about my next conquest. I will say, I have been behaving myself: The last purse I bought was last fall, and for summer, I'm using my beloved Botkier James hobo from last year. Having practiced so much restraint, I feel like I'm due for a somewhat spectacular splurge. I've had my eye on this Be & D Genesis satchel--the leather is supersoft yet a bit crinkled, and, more importantly, the shape is on the understated side. The economy may be on the recovery, but we're not out of the woods yet, and thus quiet luxury is still the way to go. I was just about ready to splurge on the Genesis when I got an email from Barneys announcing the arrival of the Givenchy Eden Pepe Sac. Like the Genesis, it combines a crinkled texture with a subtle, briefcase-inspired shape, but it appears to be even larger, and without the pesky spring-loaded front flap. I also like the muddy dark brown color--it's not as obvious as black. It's a bit more of an investment than the Be & D bag, but with a bag this gorgeous, I have a feeling my wandering eye won't be a problem.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The week in shopping

NYC
Vena Cava's silk dresses are $175; samples and one-of-a-kind pieces are a mere $40. 6/17-6/19; 11-7 Th & F, 11-5 S; 457 Broome St. (Greene & Mercer Sts.), ste. 2F.

Linea Pelle is having its first-ever NYC sample sale. Score their buttery-soft bags and accessories for one day only. 6/17; 10-6; 362 5th Ave. (34th & 35h Sts.), ste. 901.

Some of my favorite jewelry, Giles & Brother (designed by the excellent Philip Crangi), is up to 75% off. Cash only. 6/16-6/17; 11-6:30; 147 W. 29th St. (6th & 7th Aves.).

Shoshanna and Anlo have teamed up for a joint sample sale; bikinis are $65, dresses are $150, and jeans are $90. 6/16-6/17; 10-6:30 W, 10-5:30 Th; 231 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 422.

Francophiles rejoice: A.P.C.'s semiannual sale starts Thursday, with prices 30%-50% off. 6/17-7/14; 11-7, noon-6 Su; 131 Mercer St. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

Hit Calypso St. Barth's sample sale for summer bohemian staples at nice prices (silk dresses for $99, Chan Luu scarves for $29). Through 6/18; 10-6:30, 10-2 F; 260 5th Ave. (28th & 29th Sts.).

Go for all-out sophistication and glamour at Carolina Herrera and Rena Lange's joint sale, where women's clothes (including bridal!) are up to 85% off. No strollers or children under 12; credit cards only. Through 6/17; 9-6:30, 9-5 Th; 317 W. 33rd St. (8th & 9th Aves.).

Rachel Leigh's bohemian-chic costume jewelry is $5-$50. Through 6/16; 10-5:30; 252 W. 38th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 902.

Yohji Yamamoto shuttered his NYC stores, but his athletic-inspired Y-3 collection is still alive and well. Save up to 90% on past seasons. 6/15-6/17; 10-6; 610 Broadway (at Houston), 3rd fl.

Tucker, Crumley, and Wek1933 by Alek Wek have teamed up for a group sample sale; score clothes and jewelry for up to 50% off. Through 6/15; 9-7; 413 W. 14th St. (9th & 10th Aves), ste. 403.

Natori's chic lingerie is $5-$50. 6/16-6/17; 10-7 W, 10-4 Th; 102 Madison Ave. (29th & 39th Sts.), 3rd fl.

On-trend costume jewelry is at wholesale prices and below at the Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz sale. 6/16-6/17; noon-7; 246 W. 38th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 12A.

Know someone getting married? Go off-registry with a nice piece of crystal from Riedel at up to 75% off. 6/17-6/20; 10:30-7 Th-S; 10:30-6 Su; 75 9th Ave. (15th & 16th Sts.).

Celebrate the return of '90s prodigy Christian Francis Roth by scoring one of his colorful dresses for 40%-60% off. 6/17-6/29; 464 Columbus Ave. (82nd & 83rd Sts.).

Fancy arty books are up to 75% off at Taschen's warehouse sale. 6/18-6/20; 11-8, noon-7 Su; 107 Greene St. (Prince & Spring Sts.).

Fancy inens are 40%-90% off at D. Porthault's white sale. 6/14–7/3; 10-6 (closed Sun.); 470 Park Ave. (at 58th St.).

Find bras for $20, undies for $5-$10, and swim separates for $10-$20 at the Panache sale. 6/16–6/17; 11-7; 40 E. 34th St. (Park & Madison aves.), ste. 1103.

Hit Skin, Erica Tanov, and Layla at wholesale prices and below. 6/16–6/17; 9-7; 805 Washington St. (at Horatio St.).

Clothingline has Milly samples, Haute Hippie, Halston, Be&D and more this week. Through 6/16; 11-7; 261 W. 36th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 2nd fl.

Bergdorf's is having its smart beauty event now through 6/27 (online through 6/28): spend $200 on beauty or fragrance and get a chic clutch filled with high-end samples.

Online
Jimmy Choo's summer sale has begun (also in stores).

Select products are up to 50% off at L'Occitane's summer sale.

Spring-summer lines are now 50% off at Colette (yes, that Colette).

Cool designers like Thakoon, Rachel Comey, and Kimberly Ovitz are now 50% off at Satine.

Designers like Yigal Azrouel, Alexander Wang, and Rag & Bone are 30-95% off at Forward by Revolve.

TheFind Guest Post: The Python Trend Gets Wild




The trend for python handbags and accessories is going strong and now the reptile pattern is taking on clothing and other accessories as well. This trend for the snake like texture adds a fresh take on fabrics as well. Look for python printed fabrics on delicate silk blouses, form fitting dresses, and even leggings. We saw this trend in the '90s with and it is back again! This time around the trend is seen in neutral shades of grays, taupes, and ochres. We do see a bright pop of color now and then as in the Juicy Couture python print floral headband shown above. Pair a python print blouse with leather pants or skinny jeans worn with ankle booties for a luxe rocker look. Ted Rossi who is known for his statement jewelry and accessories has a plethora of python cuffs in his current collection. Look for Ted's launch of his new urban military collection this month at Henri Bendel!

Save on Python Clothing and Accessories at Bloomingdales from TheFind.com's coupon site

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

MasstigeWatch!

Score another one for Target: Mulberry for Target bags will hits stores October 10th [subscription required]. No word on whether there will be any Alexa-esque bags from the revered British house, but as soon as I get pictures, I will, of course, post 'em. Like all of Target's collaborations, these are sure to be of the synthetic variety, however, I can't imagine Mulberry designing anything remotely tacky, so I have high hopes for this one.

Next up on Target's roster is Temple St. Clair jewelry on August 29th, followed by a Go International collection from Tucker by Gaby Basora, which hits stores September 12th.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The week in shopping

NYC
DVF's brightly colored dresses are $150, and everything else is up to 75% off at this highly-trafficked sale. Through 6/11; 10-8 W, 10-7 Th, 9-3 F; 260 5th Ave. (28th & 29th Sts.).

Ralph Lauren's womenswear--cruise, spring and summer ready-to-wear--is on sale at Soffier Haskin. Credit cards only; no strollers or children under 12. Through 6/11; 9-6:30, 9-5 F; 317 W. 33rd St. (8th & 9th Aves.).

Edgy contemporary clothes from Helmut Lang are up to 70% off. 6/11–6/13; 8-8 F, 10-6 S-S; 139 5th Ave. (at 20th St.).

Haute Hippie's summer and fall items are up to 60% off. Through 6/9; 11-6; 336 W. 37th St. (8th & 9th Aves.).

Score Tracy Reese and Frock! for at least 50% off at her sample sale. Through 6/9; 9-7; 260 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th aves.).

Handbags from L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers are up to 70% off. Through 6/11; 10-8, 10-6 F; 307 W. 38th St. (8th & 9th Aves.).

Charlotte Ronson's coveted womenswear is up to 70% off; think mostly under $100. 6/9–6/11; 10-7; 1071 6th Ave. (40th & 41st Sts.), ste. 301.

Lauren Moffatt's girly dresses and separates are mostly under $100. Cash only for purchases under $250. Through 6/9; 9-7; 214 W. 29th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 1503. Sample Sale

Lee Angel's bohemian jewelry is up to 75% off, and look for $5 bins! Through 6/10; 11-7, 10-5 F; 524 Broadway (at Spring St.), 6th fl.

Kitchen gadgets are up to 70% off at Broadway Panhandler's summer cookware sale. 6/9–6/13; 11-7, 11-8 Th, 11-6 Su; 65 E. 8th St. (Broadway & University Pl.).

by francine And Elizabeth Gillett have teamed up for a joint sample sale; the former's spring/summer collection is up to 50% off wholesale, and the latter's scarves are about $20 each. Through 6/11; 10-7, 10-5 F; 242 W. 38th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 9th fl.

Online
New summer markdowns have begun at shopbop.com. Save up to 70% on designers like Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, and more.

Save up to 70% at blissworld.com's Summer Blowout Sale now through 6/13.

Sadly, Lutz & Patmos is closing shop. Lucky for you, everything on their website is 50%-75% off.

Brands like Botkier, Splendid, J Brand, and more are now up to 90% off at Revolve Clothing's summer sale.

The designer sale has begun: Take up to 40% off at saks.com.

Take 25% off all regular-priced items plus free shipping on orders of $100 or more with code NEWINJUNE at BananaRepublic.com through 6/11.

Take up to 60% off at The Body Shop through 7/5.

Designer collections are up to 40% off (that's on already discounted items) at yoox.com.

Take 25% off regular, sale, and clearance items at Lord & Taylor's Friends & Family sale with code FRIENDS through 6/13.

Take an extra 20% off summer sale and get free shipping with a $150 purchase at J.Crew with code EXTRA20 through 6/9.

Save 30%-50% on designers like Chloe, Yigal Azrouel, and Missoni at Cheryl Shops West Coast fave Madison L.A.

Designers from A.P.C. to Zero Maria Cornejo are now on sale at La Garconne's end-of-season sale.

Use code SUMMER10 at checkout to earn up to a $400 gift card at Intermix.

Rebecca Minkoff's online sale begins Thursday, 6/10.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Sales coming tomorrow

Please check back then. (Note: I'm on my summer schedule, which means I'm out on Fire Island on the weekends, and I often don't get home until Monday night. More often than not, I'll be posting sales on Tuesday nights as a result.)

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Buy it: the perfect summer dress

Last summer, for the first time ever, I went to Fire Island, twice. The first time, I went with MW and two other couples. We stayed in a quiet, peaceful, nearly beachfront house where we grilled, drank, conversed, and had an awesomely mellow weekend. The second time, I went with a bunch of girlfriends for a bachelorette weekend, and we stayed in Ocean Beach, which is one of the more raucous, party-friendly towns on the island. And the great thing about Ocean Beach, if you are single, is that there are men everywhere. I can't remember the last time I was anywhere where men so outnumbered women. And we were hit on, bought drinks, and generally made to feel desired all weekend, which, for a bunch of old married and engaged ladies like us, was very flattering. Granted, there were a few single gals among the group, and they didn't do too poorly either. Maybe it was the beautiful weather, maybe it was the island setting, maybe it was the pink mystery shots we all took, but there was definitely something magical about that weekend.

Fire Island is the kind of place where people walk around barefoot with open beer bottles, which, if you ask me, just adds to its charm. And while many of its residents stick to cutoffs and T-shirts, I think there's something liberating about wearing a simple jersey dress with cute sandals (flat, of course--this is Fire Island we're talking about). One of the women on the bachelorette had just the perfect such dress, and, as it turns out, she designed it herself. That dress is the cheekily named Obi One from Play by Sarah Reilly. Sarah's line features soft, organic fabrics, and everything is made here in the U.S.A. Plus, Sarah knows from a good beach dress--she grew up in Southampton, after all.

MW and I have a Fire Island house secured for this summer (we're sharing it with our friends), we'll have plenty to eat and drink, and based on the weather thus far, I think we're in for a gorgeous season. All that was missing, until now, was the perfect thing to wear.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The week in shopping

NYC
Theory for ladies is up to 70% off: Dresses are $109, jackets are $159, pants are $99. Sizes 00-12 will be available, and merch will be restocked daily. 6/2–6/9; 10-7 W-F, 11-5 S-S, 11-7 M-W; 261 W. 36th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), 2nd fl.

Bras, undies, sleepwear, and more is up to 80% off at the La Perla sale. 6/6–6/9; 1-5 Su, 10-6 M-W; 4 W. 58th St. (5th & 6th Aves.), 4th fl.

Coveted designers from Current Elliot and Rag and Bone on up to Thakoon and Lanvin are up to 80% off at Aloha Rag's end-of-season sale. Ongoing; 11-7; 505 Greenwich St. (at Spring St.).

Summer-weight sweaters are up to 75% off at Autumn Cashmere, with cotton cardigans at $59 and lightweight cashmere wraps at $75. Through 6/4; 231 W. 39th St. (7th & 8th Aves.), ste. 924.

Men's clothing & accessories are up to 40% off at John Varvatos. Through 6/11; 11-7, noon-6 Sun.; 315 Bowery (at Bleecker St.), 122 Spring St. (at Greene St.).

Dress like a femme fatale at the Luca Luca sample sale, where spring/summer dresses and sportswear at up to 75% off. 6/2–6/3; 9-6; 19 W. 36th St. (5th & 6th Aves.).

Theory for men is up to 60% off--suits are $349, outerwear is $199, and pants are $89. 6/3–6/7; 8-8 Th, 8-6 F, 10-6 S-M; 139 5th Ave. (at 21st St.), 5th fl.

Kirna Zabete's spring-summer sale has begun. Save 30% on coveted designers like Rick Owens and Alexander Wang. Ongoing; 96 Greene St. (Prince & Spring Sts.). Online too.

Online
Take 20% off regular, sale, and clearance prices at Lord & Taylor with code SALE through 6/6.

Take 20% off bridal shoes with code WEDDING at Piperlime.com through 6/5.

Net-a-Porter's end-of-season sale has begun!

Gucci's spring-summer sale is now happening online and in stores.

Select items are up to 40% off at D&G's exclusive sale.

3.1 Phillip Lim, A.P.C., and more of my favorite designers are now on sale at La Garconne.

Take up to 30% off select clothes and 50% off select accessories at Rogan NYC (also in stores).

Select spring items are up to 35% off at Brooklyn's Bird online and in stores.

Nordstrom's half-yearly sale is now happening online and in stores.

TheFind Guest Post: New Fashion Basic: Little White Dress





Everyone knows that the little black dress is a staple in anyone's closet. After all, the godmother of fashion Coco Chanel is attributed to the creation and popularity of the little black dress in the 1920s! The LBD can be extremely versatile from work to play. Since we've got that covered (in my case, with multiple LBDs) it's time to invest in a little white dress. Spring and summer is the perfect time to shop for a white dress you can wear to a picnic date at the park or brunch with your family.



If you're looking for something that's charming enough to wear to meet your boyfriend's parents or even just running errands around town, the Marc by Marc Jacobs Eyelet Embroidered Dress is almost saccharine sweet. And I'm always a sucker for dresses with pockets. For something a little more edgy you can always count on designer Alexander Wang to deliver. His Cutout Ponte Dress has all the right combination of sexy cutouts and pintucks in a skintight jersey dress. Sigh.


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