Dressing My Nook

I have some pretty big news that I neglected to share with you a few weeks back: I have a new job! So, today was “Day 12” of the new gig, and I’m happy to say that it is as good of a fit for me as I thought it would be.

What does this have to do with anything fashion or shopping related? Absolutely nothing. That said, lifetime milestones sometimes result in lovely presents from special people, and the boyfriend took this opportunity to surprise me with a nook.
After hours of perusing the internet for a proper cover, I finally landed on the Jonathan Adler Chevron Cover in Pink from Barnes & Noble. 
I was forced to ignore my love for everything Kate Spade, because Mr. Adler was smart enough to put little pockets inside the cover, and I am, after all, a paper-hoarder at heart.
Besides the Kate Spade finalist, serious handmade runner-ups were as follows:
1. Kate Spade // 2. OhKoey on etsy // 3. LinasStitch on etsy
4. gothiccreations on etsy // 5. MommaBearsApronsMore on etsy // 6. ModDotTextiles on etsy
So there you have it – you can blame my boyfriend for my lack of blogging, because I have been immersed in books for the past month and a half. Which is your favorite cover?

Two Sales Today

Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky? I opened my email this morning and discovered that today is most definitely my lucky day, and yours too!
My wardrobe’s best friend and my credit card’s worst enemy Kate Spade is having a lovely friends and family sale today and tomorrow – 25% off. Just enter promo code FFSPR12 at check out.
If that wasn’t enough, J Crew Factory has slashed their prices by 50%, no promo code needed. I intend to go to town on all the J Crew items I’ve been coveting. Happy Friday and happy shopping!

Awkward and Awesome Thursday – on a Thursday for Once!

Do you ever feel like you’re in a hamster wheel? Round and round it goes until you stop to go to sleep. And then you wake up and hop right back on. I’ve been feeling this way on and off for a few weeks, but today I finally feel like I’m setting my own pace. I want to “spring clean” everything (!), and I think that’s the antidote to my hamster wheel feeling.
 
Anyway, if that isn’t an awkward way  to start off an awkward & awesome post, I don’t know what is.
 
AWKWARD
  • My volume of posting has gone down down down. I think about my blog and you readers all the time. I take pictures, I draft ideas for posts…but do they make it to the web? Not so often. I have “posting block,”…or maybe “blogger’s block?” Is that a thing? Can anyone relate? Am I…insane? (Probably). I’m also feeling some serious deja vu right now. Have I had this problem before?
  •  I started working with a personal trainer last week. While I’m proud that I’m making this commitment to getting in better shape, I will never get over how embarrassing it is to do burpees in front of people (or at all). Good thing I usually go at 7a.m. when the gym is pretty much empty.
  • And the most awkward of all – I had something incredibly, wonderfully knock-your-socks-off awkward to share with you. It’s the reason that I started drafting this post, and now I can’t remember what it was. It is killing me. Short-term memory of a goldfish? Awkward.
AWESOME
  • Television is awesome. So many shows, so little time. This sounds lazy and counter-productive, but I don’t care one little bit. I am loving everything on HBO and Showtime right now. Cheers to being a Sunday night couch potato.
  • Like I mentioned, it’s officially Spring cleaning time and I’m starting with my closet. This weekend I will undergo an organizing spree, and then I will plan my belated assault on Spring shopping. Look forward to some updates on everything I’m coveting, buying, getting rid of, etc.
  • I’m also planning some diet ‘spring cleaning’ and am contemplating a raw food cleanse. Read my blog post in Feel Good Foodies about refocusing on health this month. Have you done a cleanse? How did it go?
  • The new arrivals at Kate Spade are too wonderful. I WILL update with my favorites soon.
That’s all for now. No promises, but I’m going to definitely try to post more next week.

Kate Spade Sample Sale

Kate knows how to make a Monday great. Get your week started right with the latest sample sale.var _qevents = _qevents || []; (function() { var elem = document.createElement(‘script’); elem.src = (document.location.protocol == “https:” ? “https://secure” : “http://edge”) + “.quantserve.com/quant.js”; elem.async = true; elem.type = “text/javascript”; var scpt = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; scpt.parentNode.insertBefore(elem, scpt); })(); _qevents.push({ qacct:”p-a32YmCQzxP4ak” }); <div style=”display:none;”> <img src=”//pixel.quantserve.com/pixel/p-a32YmCQzxP4ak.gif” border=”0″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=”Quantcast”/> </div>

Here are my picks from the sale:
FLICKER SCOUT
WELLESLEY REMY (I’m in love with this color!)
RHEA DRESS
BIG TIME STATEMENT NECKLACE
CHEREE
What will you get? Happy shopping!

TODAY: Kate Spade Surprise Sale (and my favorites!)

Kate Spade read my mind and is trying to make Valentine’s day extra sweet with a surprise sale, today only! var _qevents = _qevents || []; (function() { var elem = document.createElement(‘script’); elem.src = (document.location.protocol == “https:” ? “https://secure” : “http://edge”) + “.quantserve.com/quant.js”; elem.async = true; elem.type = “text/javascript”; var scpt = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; scpt.parentNode.insertBefore(elem, scpt); })(); _qevents.push({ qacct:”p-a32YmCQzxP4ak” }); <div style=”display:none;”> <img src=”//pixel.quantserve.com/pixel/p-a32YmCQzxP4ak.gif” border=”0″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=”Quantcast”/> </div>

As you probably know (because I won’t shut up about it), I leave for Europe THIS Saturday. So I really tried my darndest to resist temptation and not buy anything. But, I did just have a Birthday, and those who gave me money would probably like me to buy something nice rather than save…so I did get one little thing. First, here are all of my favorites from the sale: 

I bought #3! Will you be shopping the sale?

Oh yea, and LIKE ME ON FACEBOOK to find out about these sales even earlier! Happy shopping!

Two wonderful things…

Bleh. I’m home sick. After a long shut-in weekend due to the lovely Irene, I don’t know how much more I want to see my apartment this week! So, here’s to hoping I suddenly feel better tomorrow so I can go back to work.

Between sneezes and sniffles and working from home today, I happened upon two little internet gems that made my day:

1. Kate Spade sample sale: up to 75% off. Enough said. Click the pretty little banner and start saving! Don’t forget 3.5% cash back through Ebates.

2. H&M’s e-commerce site is finally available in the U.S. I browsed through the site (which had too much traffic to load the first two times I tried to shop), and the selection is limited, but that doesn’t mean it won’t improve. Check it out and let me know what you think! Happy shopping!