Showing posts from November, 2009

Shop online for a cause

Got this from a girlfriend... Every time you buy something online from participating retailers (such as Best Buy, Apple/iTunes, Macy's, Oriental Trading Company, PetSmart, Flowers, North Face, and hundreds more), a percentage of the amount spent comes to TRLA. It's an easy way for Texas RioGrand Legal Aid to earn a little money- especially since so many of us shop online now! How it works: Visit the webpage and select TRLA as your charity of choice. Then select the store and you will be automatically directed to their site to do your shopping. (The prices at these online stores do not change if you use GoodShop.) Here's the link:

Black Friday

My inbox is bursting with info on Black Friday. Here are some helpful links. Happy shopping! More info: Lucky Magazine Black Friday Best Sales - DSW - Save $20 off w/ online purchase of $99 or more through 11/29. Use promo code THANKU Nordstrom Rack - Plus, here's another helpful link -

Kiehl's Saturday event

A girlfriend passed along this event... Kiehl's in Santa Monica (1516 Montana Ave) will be having an evening of shopping where patrons can receive 20% off all purchases. 10% will be donated to benefit Lifeworks mentoring program at the LA Gay and Lesbian Center. Enjoy complimentary drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and caols performed by a special youth chorus. Saturday, November 28, 2009 5pm to 7pm


My friend forwarded me an email about TassaTag. It's a luggage tag that makes a difference. The TassaTag project raises funds to end child prostitution, child pornography and trafficking of children for sexual purposes. TassaTags cost $12 plus sales tax. More info: -

Comfy loungewear

I got some aquamarine sweats from American Eagle ($13.95) and sweat shorts from Hollister ($12.90). What perfect bottoms to lounge in and watch Days of our Lives.

Old Navy Thanksgiving promo code

I bought a cardigan and cords at Old Navy the other day and received a coupon to use on Thanksgiving. I can't wait for Black Friday sales. Yay! More info: Use "10SET" at checkout to save $10 off a purchase of $50 or more. Valid 11/26/09 at 12:01am ET through 11/26/09 11:59pm ET at

Comfy Winter outfit

Pictured on the left is a rose colored cowlneck sweater from H&M ($24.95) and on the right are black leggings from Nordstrom's Brass Plum department ($16). I can't wait to wear this outfit when it gets cold. Maybe w/ some suede chestnut boots or black slouchy boots.


Last weekend, my girlfriend visited from out of town and requested we go to Venice. I, of course, obliged and after some people watching at the Venice boardwalk proceeded to go to Abbot Kinney for boutiques. We went to our favorite store called Principessa. I got two dresses. Hooray! I'll wear this black and gray bubble dress for Thanksgiving. Can't wait! I'll wear this when I want to be comfy More info: Principessa, 1405 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Paul Frank Holiday Warehouse Sale

Paul Frank will be having a holiday warehouse sale. Happy shopping! Here's the details: Dec 4 10am to 6pm Dec 5 9am to 4pm 686 Warehouse 20 Goodyear, Irvine, CA 92618 No checks. Cash, Visa and M/C accepted w/ ID. All sales final. No returns/exchanges.


Had to share a dress I bought at Urban Outfitters in Las Vegas' Mandalay Place. I scored this lovely beauty for $15. Ya gotta love 50% off sales.

A.P.C. sample sale

Here's a sale worth mentioning. Thanks Daily Candy! --- What: A.P.C. Overstock Sale Why: Up to 75 percent off past seasons’ women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: 715 S. Los Angeles St., b/t W. Seventh & W. Eighth Sts., Downtown (323-297-0414).

Harrah's Rincon

If you're looking for a weekend getaway, check out Harrah's Rincon. I've stayed here a couple times and love this place. The Fiore restaurant is superb and Fortunes serves up yummy Chinese food. My mom loves their spa and dad loves the pool. Ooh! More info: Harrahs Rincon -

FV Touchless Car Wash

I have to rave about my local car wash. I've been going here for years. The manager is super friendly and they always do a great job when I get a super wash w/ jasmine air freshener. It's a nice splurge for $17.99. More info: FV Touchless Car Wash, 9063 Warner Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, (714) 843-0910

Just Desserts

I read last week that Top Chef will be doing another show called Just Desserts. Pastry chefs will compete to make the best dessert. How do I sign up to be a judge? More info: Showtracker blog -

I can't live without my...

Body Shop's Aloe Body Butter. It's great for my dry skin. The Body Shop cashier was nice and even scented it satsuma so it's very orange and citrusy smelling. Mmm! Right now, there's a 2 for $30 sale. More info: Body Shop -

Billion Dollar Babes LA sale

Their LA sale is this weekend. November 6 and 7 @ Petersen Automotive Museum. Labels include Oliver Peoples and Michael Kors. More info:

South Coast highlights

I got my South Coast newsletter recently. Here are some highlights I'm looking forward to: Nordstrom Women’s Half Yearly Sale November 4 - 15 Doors open at 7:00am on November 4 H&M Jimmy Choo for H&M November 14 Complimentary Hot Cider and Cocoa On Weekends from December 5–December 24 Garden Terrace More info: South Coast Plaza -