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friday finds (and important information!)

Happy Friday, friends! Though, for me, this won’t be much of a weekend, but rather Phase One of the big move. And to clean out all my piles celebrate, I’m selling off a few excellent pieces on eBay that might be of interest. Feel free to take a look – I’d so love for them to go to a good home!

And speaking of sales, there are some killer ones happening this weekend, both in Portland and farther afield.

* Mabel & Zora, one of my favorite girly Portland boutiques with the sweetest owners you’ll ever meet, is celebrating its 6th anniversary today with a flash sale on their website! Save 20% off all separates (which I think means anything but shoes, jewelry and dresses) from 6 pm to midnight tonight only (4.13) with code 6YEAR.

* My beloved MoulĂ© is having an anniversary too! To celebrate a quarter century in business, you can take 30% off the entire store (that means their amazing jewelry and home collections too, neither of which ever go on sale!). The only catch is that you have to be in PDX – the sale’s in-store only. But if you’re here, it’s not to be missed.

* And on a slightly larger scale, Kate Spade‘s multi-annual friends & family event is going on this weekend. Take 25% off nearly everything (except home, stationery and watches) today and tomorrow with code FFSPR12.

And after all that, phew! We need some pretty pictures, don’t we?

These earrings came across my path as a “Best Bet” on NYMag’s blog a couple of weeks ago, and I’m still thinking about them. Quite possibly the perfect studs, don’t you think? Especially for under $100.

Do you know Hermione de Paula? I didn’t either…but now I’m completely in love. She manages to marry old-school tropical prints with mod digitized formats, and the result is, well, the best Hawaiian shirt you’ll ever find.

I am in a world of trouble. Rachel Comey has finally (finally!) opened an online store. Which means no more obsessive hunting through dozens of online mini-boutiques when I’m desperate for a new pair of ankle boots (hers are the very, very best). They even have my size! It spells danger, my friends…but oh, what lovely danger! Those tan perforated Hitch boots (right) are next on my list.

And speaking of newcomers to the online world, Club Monaco’s online store is finally here! Think Topshop, but a little easier to wear – hems are a little longer, styles are a bit more grown up, and looks aren’t all ripped from some other designer’s atelier. I’m so looking forward to taking advantage – particularly since they’re offering free shipping and free returns through the end of April!

And last but not least, my favorite Pin of the week! What can I say…I have bag storage on the brain. But can you blame me, now that this beauty has come to live with me?

{via design*sponge}

Phew! Okay, that’s it, friends. Have a fantastic weekend…pop by my place if you’re in Portland…and I’ll see you back here next week

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birthday bash, day three: mabel and zora

{Entries now closed, but thanks for looking!}

Welcome to Day Three of our big Birthday Bash here at Shopping’s My Cardio! Do we know how to party, or what? If you’re late to the fĂȘte, we’re celebrating the blog’s fifth birthday – sniff, it’s all grown up. Naturally, there had to be presents – five of them, to be precise (because I so love numerical symmetry). And trust me, these are presents you won’t be sneaking off to return.

I can personally attest to how lovely today’s giveaway is, because it’s currently hanging in my closet. I walked into Mabel and Zora two weeks ago, spied it, tried it on, and wouldn’t let it out of my clutches. Can you see why?

Now, this particular shop is always my first stop for a new dress – their selection is always flawless. So it was no surprise that I’d fall in love with something. But this particular pretty -the Belle dress – was actually designed by M&Z owner (and sweet sponsor of ShoppingsMyCardio) Tiffany Bean, and it’s one of the most flattering frocks I’ve found in ages. It’s a faux-wrap jersey dress, so it has all of the figure-enhancing appeal of a wrap, without the wardrobe malfunction potential (I think we’ve all been there). And I am so head over heels for the print, there are no words. It’s a beautiful Missoni-esque zigzag (and you know how I love a good zigzag), in the most beautiful combo of moss green, pink and vibrant turquoise. It’s a no-brainer for work, gorgeous for a date night…you just can’t miss.

It retails for $138, which feels like a serious bargain as it is. But free is so much nicer, don’t you agree? Tiffany knew I fell hard for this dress, so she sweetly offered to let me give one away for our Big Birthday Bash – how exciting! In the size of your choice, of course.


You can enter up to three times today, and each of those three entries qualifies you to win any of the five prizes announced all this week, not just today’s prize. Keep that up all week, and you could still score 9 entries this week! How to do it? Simple:

Entry 1. Comment on the post. Easy peasy.

Entry 2. Facebook: “Like” Shopping’s My Cardio (if you haven’t already), and repost the contest on Facebook, using those brand new, handy-dandy little buttons at the bottom of the post. Use your imagination, but something like this would work well:

I just entered to win this fab wrap dress from @Mabel and Zora in @Shopping’s My Cardio Birthday Bash! http://www.shoppingsmycardio.com

…then come back and leave a second comment telling me you did so.

Entry 3. Twitter: “Follow” @ShoppingsCardio, and tweet about the contest using those same fancy buttons. Just as a suggestion:

I just entered to win this fab wrap dress from @mabelzora in @shoppingscardio’s Birthday Bash! http://www.shoppingsmycardio.com

…then come back and leave a third comment letting me know you got that done.

For the rest of the rules and details, head over here.

Good luck, all!

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