Friday, April 27, 2012

High Fashion Friday: Alex and Ani Bangles

Fridays are for not just fashion, high fashion!Set of 7 Expandable Wire Bangles Thin - Russian Silver
These Alex and Ani bracelets are all the rage nowadays, and it is not hard to see why.  They are dainty, mobile on the wrist, and feminine. Priced at only $68.00, the expandable bangles are a great addition to any jewelry collection.  Also adding to their value is the fact that Alex and Ani is a women-run company based in Rhode Island, a state with a rich history in jewelry making.  The Online Shopper enjoys this set, pictured in "Russian Silver," but really any of the metal tones, including various golds and silver, are fabulous.  High fashion is around us at every price. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Wear it to Work Monday: Elie Tahari Vanessa Belted Dress

Elie Tahari Vanessa Belted DressThe Online Shopper's Wear it to Work Monday focus on work attire. The styling recommendations are geared towards a professional environment.

The vibrant color and conservative cut of this Elie Tahari Vanessa Belted Dress make this tremendously work appropriate for a casual office day in the spring..  The dress is on sale for $220.00 (originally $368.00) at Neiman Marcus.  The Online Shopper would pair this look with nude hose (a la Princess Kate), black pumps, and a black hand bag.  As the dress has a looser cut, a structured hairstyle, such as a chinon would top off the look.  And why not compliment the vibrant hue with a bold blue cuff, or turquoise earrings?  The options are endless, further justifying the $220.00 price point.  This season, pink is the new black. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

For the Home: Just Lights

What better for a Sunday afternoon than a wonderful recommendation For the Home?

Illuminating a room correctly can make all the difference.  On a recent search for a fabulous lighting fixture, The Online Shopper stumbled upon the terrific, and comprehensive website,  From glamorous crystal chandeliers, to stylish table lamps, this site has a large selection of styles at all price points.  Terrific!  Check out the bulbous white ceramic lamp, with white shade.  This look, at $194.00, can compliment almost any room from traditional to modern.  The crisp pop of white will work particularly well in rooms with dramatic wall colors. 

For an in-person trip, TJX's Homegoods also has an amazing table-lamp selection, at can-do prices.  Although Homegoods does not have a website, you can find the store closest to you by clicking here.  Happy home shopping! 

Friday, April 20, 2012

High Fashion Friday: Lela Rose Printed Draped Skirt

Lela Rose Printed Draped SkirtFridays are for not just fashion, high fashion!

Spring has sprung!  What a lovely time of year to embrace skirts.  This Printed Draped Skirt, from Lela Rose is available at Bergdorf Goodman for the high fashion price of $565.00.  The color, shape and demur print make the piece perfect from early spring right through the summer.  Wearable to a backyard barbecue, with a white T, or to work with a shrunken, khaki blazer.  A nude shoe would compliment the look.

If you cannot afford this piece, you may enjoy matching its color and silhouette with this Top Shop Daffodil Print Skirt for a mere $56.00.   

Friday, December 23, 2011

High Fashion Friday

Milly Wiggle Strapless Paillettes DressFridays are for not just fashion, high fashion!

Tis the season for holiday parties.  Yet trying to look fabulous in the middle of winter can be a challenge.  This Online Shopper has often struggled with what to wear to a holiday party.  Your skin is as fair as it will get, perhaps dry, you have likely put on a few pounds with the holidays, and not to mention it is cold out!  It is important to find a balance of warmth and style with your garments and dress your body for what it is now (not what you think that it could be after a diet and a tan).

This little number, the Milly Wiggle Strapless Pailettes, available at Bloomingdales for $225 (marked down from $375), is a great party dress!  For a work party, this Online Shopper would top off the dress with a fitted, black blazer, opaque black tights and black pumps.  For something less professional, loose the blazer and opt for black stockings.  As the sheen of the dress makes it a statement, less is more with the jewelry.  Try some large studs, and leave it at that. 

Happy  Holidays!  

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday's Tip of the Week: Holiday Shopping Online

Tuesday's Tip of the Week is a guide for navigating the vast world of e-commerce. Tips and Tricks from The Online Shopper for Online Shoppers!
We are, a-hem, less than four shipping days away from Christmas!  Load up your sleighs online shopping carts, and click check-out, STAT.  Several sites are still offering guaranteed shipping for Christmas, including some of this Online Shopper's favorite gift spots, Amazon, RedEnvelope (plus 20% off your purchase with code SGIFTS20), and Nordstrom

Have you delayed the purchase because you just are not sure what to get for the adults on your list, who oh-so-unfortunately do not write letters to Santa?  For gentlemen, go for the Kindle at Amazon for 79.  The Kindle Fire for $199, and Kindle Touch for 99 are also options, depending on your price point.  For ladies go for a Philosophy gift set.  Snow Angel, pictured right, which comes with a body wash/bubble bath/shampoo and lotion combination smells wonderfully appealing to all, and has been very popular according to this Online Shopper's local sales associate - especially for $20!  You could also snag a Clarisonic facial brush (which are all the rage and perfect for everyone from pre-teens to grandma) for the beauty conscious lady.  The Clarisonic ranges from $130 to $195.       

For kids, try the personalized kids superhero t-shirt at RedEnvelope, which can arrive as early as December 22, if you order today.  At 39.95 what great bang for the buck. 

Whether you grab these gift ideas, or have your own great presents, just online shop shop shop, Christmas is almost here!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

For the Home: Crate and Barrel Pet Bowls

White Cat Bowl
White Cat Bowl
What better for a Sunday afternoon than a wonderful recommendation For the Home?
 Crate and Barrel has the cutest set of pet accessories, including bowls for your cat(s) and/or dog(s).  The Online Shopper happens to be a cat person - and this "Meow" "Pur" White Cat Bowl caught the eye.  For only $6.95 a piece, what a fun way to add some personality to your kitchen floor, and your pet's life?  The best cat bowls are wide with a low rim, whiskers are sensitive, after all and this bowl seems to do the trick!  These bowls would also make a great gift for the pet-lover in your life. 

Happy Sunday!  

Friday, September 23, 2011

Deal of the Day: Tip on Ann Taylor Sale

The Online Shopper's Deal of the Day brings you stylish steals to ramp up your lifestyle -- without depleting your bank account!

Ann Taylor is offering $100.00 off the purchase of a full suit.  Get them while they're hot!

High Fashion Friday: Gucci Leather Wedge Bootie

Fridays are for not just fashion, high fashion!
Gucci Leather Wedge Booties

If you are going to spend $850.00 on a pair of shoes (and you are not Beyonce), you better (1) love the shoes; and (2) be able to wear them everywhere!  Well, these are your pair.  These Gucci Leather Wedge Booties available at Bergdorf Goodman are just beautiful.  Beyond their loveliness, you can wear these black booties to work, out to a fancy dinner, or as an accent to a more casual look.  Plus as this Online Shopper tells herself before making any big purchase, "You'll have them forever!" 

Although initially skeptical to the bootie craze, and still not on board for the peep-toe bootie (which to this Online Shopper just doesn't make sense, or look that great), a great pair like these, are worth the splurge because they are equal parts trendy and classic.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Deal of the Day: Missoni for Target Sleeveless Sweater Dress

The Online Shopper's Deal of the Day brings you stylish steals to ramp up your lifestyle -- without depleting your bank account!
Missoni for Target® Sleeveless Sweater Dress - Multicolor Zigzag Print
Missoni for Target

For today's deal of the day The Online Shopper is loving this Missoni for Target Sleeveless Sweater Dress - Multicolor Zigzag available for $54.99.  Although Target's website crashed with its highly anticipated Missoni debut - the site is up and running again and ready for us online shoppers!   

This dress is a particular standout from the collection due to the price point, lovely fall colors, vibrant pattern, and its versatility.  Do not miss out on your chance to pick up a piece at your price point, from a traditionally high-fashion designer.  The Online Shopper would wear this must-have with dark brown tights, metallic flats, and a large-pearl earring.  Fun and fabulous!