Posted by Angela Bobo / Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Holiday season just got an extra dose of fab thanks to NoVA favorite Periwinkle Boutique’s Holiday Gift Guide/Lookbook. With the help of local press personalities, owner Elizabeth Mason and stylist Rachel Fulcher showcase the best holiday looks to take you from shopping and decorating the tree to holiday parties and beyond. Some participants include DC Magazine, Washington Life Magazine, Alexandria Lifestyle, District Sparkle, Very Busy Mama and even yours truly! The shoot was tons of fun and everyone looked picture perfect. Check out all of the great outfits and gift options in the full lookbook. All of the pieces are available for purchase in-store, so head over to the Shirlington or Potomac Greens locations today to pick up your favorite looks!
Posted by Angela Bobo / Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Ask any beauty loving babe what she has in her purse and a Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment is bound to be among the many products. This balm has long been a cult-favorite because of its ability to deliver intense moisture and a nice pop of color, while protecting lips from harsh sun rays with SPF 15. At $22.50 per tube it can become costly to stock up on all eight of the shades offered, which is why the Fresh Sugar Treasures Holiday Gift Set is the best thing to happen to lips in awhile. For just $50, the lucky recipient can try out seven tinted shades ranging from neutral to bold that fit any occasion. If you are looking for a fail-proof gift for any woman this is about as close as you are going to get! Head over to Sephora today to grab this fantastic deal before it’s too late.
Posted by Angela Bobo / Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Accidents are bound to happen, but some of us are more accident prone than others. When life throw you an inevitable curve ball, you will want to have a Pinch Provisions kit on hand to save the day. The variety of kits offered are designed to handle any emergency from oversleeping before a big exam to spilling champagne on your wedding dress. My personal favorite is the ‘Shemergency‘ kit that holds 40 items including hair spray, nail polish remover pads, deodorant towelettes, lip balm and a mending kit. These must-have kits also come in stylish mini pouches that fit perfectly in any purse. Make sure to pick up your Pinch Provision today and receive 10 percent off of your purchase as part of the Cyber Monday sale!
Posted by Angela Bobo / Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Definitely make sure to stop by H&M, as the retailer will be offering up to 70% off of items for Black Friday.
This weekend Rue La La will offer 24 “Today’s Fix” items at a discounted rate, including pieces from Versace and Missoni.
Score designer deals at Shopbop now through Cyber Monday. The website will offer 15 percent off orders of $250, 20 percent off orders of $500 and 25 percent off orders of $1000.
Forever 21 will be offering yellow tag deals with items starting at $3 on Black Friday.
Gap is having MAJOR discounts including 60 percent off of select styles and 20 percent off online and in-stores currently. Enjoy 50 percent off of items on Black Friday and 40 percent off on Saturday.
Macy’s (which will be open Thanksgiving day) will have Black Friday Doorbuster sales, which include Tommy Hilfiger for $19.99 and Levi’s jeans for under $20.
Get 50 percent off of cashmere collectible sweaters at Ann Taylor this Black Friday.
American Eagle Outfitters will offer 40 percent off everything from now until December 2.
C. Wonder will be offering 40 percent off four or more items between midnight and 10 am on Black Friday. Also, the first 50 customers after 8 am will receive a mystery discount card.
Lord & Taylor will offer 50 percent off all women’s boots on Black Friday, as well as discounts on brands like MICHAEL Michael Kors and Lauren Ralph Lauren.
Make sure you support local stores for Small is the New Black this Friday and take advantage of major deals at some Old Town favorites. Stores participating will offer 30 percent off between 6-8 am, 20 percent off from 8-10 am and 10 percent off for the remainder of the day. Some participating stores include: Bellacara, Bishop Boutique, Current Boutique, Coco Blanca, She’s Unique, The Shoe Hive and Zoe Boutique.
Undeniable Boutique in Fairfax will offer an additional 20 percent off of sale and best seller racks on Black Friday.
There will be many more deals to look out for, but these should help you get started!
Posted by Angela Bobo / Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Megan Podolsky has been in the business of fashion since the mid-nineties, working with companies like Abercrombie & Fitch and Calvin Klein Jeans. After her first son was born, she decided to use her knowledge of the fashion industry and the economic situation at the time to create a boutique for quickly growing children and moms-to-be. 529 Kids Consign is now the go-to local shop to score great finds for the family. On the eve of the ‘Small is the New Black’ initiative, we spoke with Podolsky about the importance of supporting local businesses, her favorite places to shop in the area and a big announcement from 529 Kids Consign.
Posted by Angela Bobo / Monday, November 25th, 2013
For many people, the holiday season is filled with fabulous parties and striking outfits. But, Thanksgiving is usually the time to forego a sparkly dress and heels for a more comfortable—and forgiving—outfit to accommodate that inevitable extra plate. With the help of a posh polish, you can still get that dose of glam and look fantastic while reaching for seconds. Try out some of our favorite luxe lacquers below:
Posted by Angela Bobo / Thursday, November 21st, 2013
Yesterday I received an urgent call from everyone’s favorite dining editor to drop whatever I was doing and come check out the hottest new store to open in NoVA—in Centreville to be exact. The area is known for good food, but cutting-edge fashion is something I would have to see to believe. Extremely skeptical, I hopped into my car and found The Style by Coco nestled in between the local H Mart and Spa World. Upon entering, the extremely energetic store owner Coco greeted me in an awesome pair of vibrant green oversized glasses and an on-trend athletic poncho, and my spirits instantly lifted. The boutique’s selection is a reflection of Coco’s personal style, with a vast array of colors, prints and sophisticated silhouettes. All of the pieces are hand-selected from Korea, so there is a very slim chance that you will find anything similar locally. For those of you looking to resuscitate your wardrobe, or for the perfect holiday gift to wow the discerning fashionista, this store is a necessary stop on your next shopping trip.
Posted by Angela Bobo / Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
This Wednesday, Nov. 20, celebrity jewelry designer Azza Fahmy will debut ‘The Suma Collection’ with a jewelry showcase in collaboration with Syra Arts. The pieces will be available for purchase to the public between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Capella Hotel Presidential Suite in Georgetown, followed by an intimate cocktail reception. This is a great chance to pick up gorgeous one of a kind pieces for the high-end fashion lover in your life.
Fashion and beauty consulting firm Red Sprinkle will be hosting their second Pop-Up Beauty Lounge at the Mazza Gallerie Neiman Marcus this Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6-8 p.m. Guests can indulge in a Christian Dior nail polish bar, Elle Bella lash bar, treats from Chanel and YSL beauty and complimentary drinks from Cointreau. Tickets are $15 and proceeds will benefit the Red Sprinkle Fashion Bootcamp for young people with career aspirations in the fashion industry.
Current Boutiques will be offering 20 percent off at all four locations on Black Friday, as well as online on Cyber Monday. With a great selection of holiday attire and gift options this is a great chance to shop local and score quality designers at a great price this holiday season.
Posted by Cassandra Sturos / Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Not one for foundation, having clear, smooth skin is a must. When a run in with poison ivy left red splotches that would not go away, something was needed, quick. Enter Algentist’s Multi-Correcting Pore Corrector Concentrate ($75/1 fl. oz.).
The lightweight formula is a great base product that tightens and cools the skin without leaving an oily residue. Bonus for the redness being tamed; pores were reduced within a month.
The San Francisco-based company held a study with 100 women and the results mimic our own testing: 97 percent saw an increase in texture and tone within 10 days; 92 percent had brightened skin; 97 percent claim smoothing of rough, uneven skin within four weeks; and 90 percent say their pores shrunk.
Look for it at Sephora.—Lynn Norusis
Posted by Cassandra Sturos / Friday, November 15th, 2013
We all want quality-manufactured clothes. We also hope to find these garments at a reasonable price. With the help of Everlane.com the dream has finally become a reality. This small, yet extremely innovative e-commerce company offers clothes made here in the U.S. with exceptional material that can be purchased for less than $90.
The retailer provides a hand-picked collection consisting of a few basic pieces, giving the customer the ability to create and explore their own sense of style. With a clean and classic look, Everlane.com’s European edge will never cease to amaze. Try out this gem-retailer that will constantly surprise, leaving you inspired and wanting more.