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perfect basics: minden chan tees

i got an email this morning that one of my favorite online shops, kate boutique, has now put their entire stock on sale at 50% off (use code summer50).  naturally, i couldn’t resist checking things out.  as always, there are loads of goodies (including some pretty amazing scarves, and a couple of gorgeous golden goose handbags).  but what really stood out were their selection of tees.

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i hadn’t seen anything from the minden chan line before this, but one look, and i think i’ve found perfection.  they’re actually designed by an MIT graduate, which explains that perfectly-calculated draping.  the sleeves have some really beautiful detail as well, which i love on a basic like this.  the neckline is just about perfect – not too revealing but ideal for layering.  and, in lieu of side seams, these chic tees seams in the back, so you won’t have tugging on the sides, just smooth, graceful body skimming.

as wonderful as i think they are, i’d still probably choke at their full $94 pricetag.  but half off?  i can definitely justify a $48 tee…particularly one this special.  i may even have to get their asymmetrical tank as well – it’s beautiful!

(ps…check out all of the tees while you’re there – i also loved the golden goose options.)

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sweet steals: the july 4th edition

i hope you don’t mind, dear readers, but i’m a bit under the weather, so i think a long weekend is due.  however, never one to leave you without shopping options, i thought i’d give you a tempting rundown of all of those fab holiday sales happening this weekend.  i’ll do what i can to update this post as new steals and deals cross my path, so keep your eyes peeled!

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NEW! tobi:  take 30% off sitewide with code FIREWORKS30 through 7/6.  does look like it excludes sale items, but tobi is a killer source for denim, so this is a great chance to stock up!

shopbop:  25% off all sale merchandise through 7/2!  use code EXTRA25 to score deals like this sweet little milly dress for an even sweeter $75…i highly recommend starting at the 70% off section and working your way down!

tory burch: EDIT: the 25% off code is gone, but it looks like they’ve done an across-the-board markdown to make up for it.  so, still worth checking out! 25% off all sale merchandise today only with code SALE25. this looks to be just about everything from tory’s spring line, and it’s the best sale i’ve seen in a while. i loved this dress when it first came out at $398, but now that it’s, oh, about $115? yes, please.  and could i have the clutch i’ve been searching for all summer too?  thanks.

alexis bittar: maybe not quite as exciting after those two bombshells, but excellent nevertheless. the king of costume jewels looks to have dropped prices on just about everything by 30-50%.  in honor of the holiday, i can’t resist falling for this little drippy ice cream cone necklace, but there are piles and piles of beauties to choose from.

kate boutique: my favorite santa barbara style outpost is offering 30% off sitewide with code summer09, and there are goodies galore. i’d start at the epice scarves (which never ever go on sale) and browse from there!

emily elizabeth jewelry:  the lovely designer herself tweeted to remind me she’s offering 35% off her entire site through 7/12 with code 35off.  i so wish i could blow off my budget and finally pick up that fern leaf bangle i’ve been eyeing for nearly a year.  ooh, or (and?) maybe the colin necklace…looks like it’s a new design, and utterly fabulous!

happy long weekend, everyone!  may your barbecue be hot and your hangover be short.

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what i want today: epice scarves


i ran across these stunning scarves by epice in a local boutique recently, and it was love at first sight.  each one is decadently long and warm, feather light, and incredibly cozy…not to mention absolutely gorgeous!  the line was created by a pair of danish designers based in paris and copenhagen, and the photos don’t even begin to do these justice.  truly, i think they’re some of the most beautiful designs i’ve ever seen.  the detail of the patterns is so stunning in person…these really are the ultimate winter accessory, but they’re so light and colorful, you can easily wear them in warmer weather as well.   honestly, i could take any or all home with me right now.

these are nearly impossible to find online (and this from your very dedicated resident internet addict)…but i’ve tracked down a fabulous selection at kate boutique – where they also happen to be having a 20% off promotion right now.  use code october08 and treat yourself to one of these gorgeous piecesmine hasn’t left my neck since it arrived.

you can also find a few styles at ron herman (here and here)…there’s no 20% off deal, but i think the key is buying the design you love, don’t you agree?

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