Terrain’s post-Easter sale isn’t all eggs and bunnies (though aren’t these gorg?). Photo via Terrain.
My shopping secret: Hit up post-holiday sales. Hanukkah, Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, you name it. It seems a tad overkill at the time—who really wants make a Target run on December 27th, just days after dealing with the lunatic pre-Christmas crowds?—but, trust me, it’s worth it.
You see, this is when you can scoop up steeply discounted stuff like wrapping paper, candles, greeting cards, gifts, etc. And Easter, which in shopping terms is pretty much Christmas’s sad little step-cousin, is actually pretty stellar in terms of post-holiday sales. Case in point: Terrain’s post-Easter sale, going on right now.
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- To wake you up this morning, here’s a look at the 40 craziest, WTF things we’ve done to classic shoes. Warning: There are knee-high basketball sneakers in this mix. [Refinery29]
- People‘s annual Most Beautiful list is out, blah blah. BUT OH MY GOD LUPITA’S OUTFIT IS SO GOOD I WANT IT. [People]
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Okay, Suitsupply. Let me level with you. I love your store. I’m beyond happy you guys came to Philly. Really. I don’t even really mind your crazy dressing rooms, which are generally splashed with images like this. If that’s what you think it takes to get guys to realize the power of a well-tailored suit—of your well-tailored suits—well, then that’s your own problem (though I think a self-help book or Dr. Phil would chalk this up to a lack of self-confidence). Hey, your suits worked for our formerly polyester-shirted A&E editor Victor Fiorillo, who now—I swear!—stands taller and looks thinner. But you really missed the mark with your latest spring/summer 2014 ad campaign, which was evidently dreamed up by a pack of drooling frat boys.
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Happy Earth Day, Shoppists! Since we’ve not exactly of the green-thumbed variety over here, we’re celebrating Mother Earth by making smart, socially responsible shopping decisions. First up, Hand in Hand, the Philly-based company of husband-and-wife duo Courtney Apple and Bill Glaab. Together, they make the sweetest-smelling soaps (orange blossom, wildflower and fern, lavender, rose water, white tea, sea salt), bath salts and candles with an even sweeter mission.
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- Want to score younger-looking skin? Swap Botox for yeast and algae. (Yes, really.) [Refinery29]
- How to successfully grow out a pixie cut without any awkward in-between stage, as illustrated by Jennifer Lawrence. [Glamour]
- This is so cool: Two Canadian designers are aiming to make prosthetic limbs fashionable. [Fashionista]
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How to dress for the office this spring and still be ready for post-work cocktails: a blend of loose, airy white pants, a structured denim jacket (a collarless neckline, three-quarter-length sleeves and bolero fit keep it from feeling too casual), a mixed-media necklace, and a pair of strappy sandals (they look sleek beneath a pant cuff, but give just a hint of sexiness when your legs are crossed). Here’s where to get the look: Citizens of Humanity Thalia jacket, $468 at Third Street Habit, Old City. Lizzie Fortunato ‘Fast Lane’ necklace, $495 at Peter Kate, Greenville. 10 Crosby Derek Lam white trousers, $395 at Intermix, Rittenhouse. Stuart Weitzman ‘Ria’ pumps, $498 at Stuart Weitzman, Rittenhouse.
Pieces from Concrete Polish’s latest collection.
When I think of my jewelry collection, I think of it in tiers. Tier 1: Jewelry that I love (my vintage bangles). Tier 2: Jewelry that I love so much I wear it nearly every day (my Lee Hale rose thorn stud earrings from Egan Day). Tier 3: My wedding band stack—an engagement ring sandwiched between two thin diamond bands. To make it to the first two tiers isn’t too hard, but to break into that third tier, well, that’s pretty much impossible. Enter Concrete Polish, Angela Monaco’s line of sculptural jewelry, which secured a prime spot right smack-dab in the middle of my diamond stack.
Really? It’s that cool?
A sampling of Per Lei’s summer-perfect offerings. Photo via Facebook.
A word of advice to those trying to get editors to read press releases (shopping editors get a ton of press releases): Don’t use all caps in your subject line. Don’t even worry about marking your email high priority. Just make sure these three words are in the subject line: “secret”, “pop-up”, “sale.” *
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- Happy Monday, Shoppists! First things first: Did you know there’s an app that tells you exactly what the day’s weather means for your hair? Cloudy with a chance of frizz, coming right up. [Jezebel]
- Today in closet lusting: This girl has the most insane wardrobe ever. Seriously: Prepare for major envy pangs. [The Coveteur]
- Queen Elizabeth turns 88 today. Here’s a look back at her most stylish moments (including a pic of the wee royal holding a fantastic purse). And you need to see her rocking a turban. [Huffington Post]
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- Happy Friday, Shoppists! This week, Joe Biden joined Instagram with a surprisingly stylish first pic. Will the veep be the latest street style star? [Instagram]
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