i’ve been trying to hold off on featuring rebecca minkoff’s spring line until a certain wallet i’m craving hits the shelves. but then i saw this fantastic studded version of her classic morning after bag, and i couldn’t wait. sigh! every season, a new crop of styles and colors of this now-iconic styles shows up, and i’m tempted to buy a new version, but i hold out. something tells me i won’t be able to resist this time. the studs give this such a hip edge, but the bag isn’t so downtown that it can’t be carried by a yuppie like me. now that’s what i call the perfect dose of punk. $685 at saks.
once again, gotta love this recession. get 30% off most of minkoff’s fall collection (go here to see exactly which bags are eligible), plus free shipping with code ‘habit‘. oh yeah, and shipping’s free too.
i considered saving this until tomorrow, but the deal’s only good through friday…and if i know minkoff’s fans (and i think i do), the best styles will be gone by noon today.
how i’ve missed this beauty in my borderline-stalking of rebecca minkoff’s line is seriously beyond me. i can’t even find it on her fall linesheets, but there it is at shopjake.com, just staring me down. yes, please to the lovely eggplant hue, the snakeskin-embossed detail, the ruching, and that fabulously hip hexagonal frame (6 is ‘hex’, right? sigh…fashion, yes; math, no).
this might also be one of the more rationally-priced clutches i’ve featured lately…at $285, it’s downright reasonable. especially when you use that trusty code over in my left sidebar for an additional 10% off. code is thelatest, in case you’re too enamored by this beauty to tear your gaze away. i understand.
wow, that is some serious title alliteration…but i digress. we’re test-driving a new feature here at SMC, in which we ask buyers at our favorite shops to tell us what they’re lusting after this season. i love getting a new perspective from time to time, and there’s no better source than the people that get to see absolutely everything out there, and are then forced to narrow their picks to a very select few.
today’s “buyer’s buys” is with the lovely andrea denes of basic boutique. basic is one of my favorite stops to check out established favorites like madison marcus and loeffler randall, as well as new faces like lorick and castle starr. the online-only boutique has recently gotten loads of fab press, but i love being able to say i knew them when! anyway, without further adieu, these are a few of andrea’s fave picks for fall:
Ulla Johnson Edith Blouse – This blouse is absolutely gorgeous and super lightweight so you can start wearing it now! The print is unique yet subtle, and will be the perfect compliment under a cardigan or vest this fall!
Velvet Sarill – Using a Rachel Zoeism…”I’d die”. Yep, that basically sums up this little number by Velvet. The fit, color, and need I mention price are all just dead on!
Vena Cava Casio Tank – Vena Cava is known for their unique prints, and this one doesn’t miss the mark. The cut of this tank is flirty and feminine, but the zipper front gives it just the right amount of edge. Perfect for layering under fall jackets.
Dorothy Lee Cardigan – Well, we obviously know sweaters and fall go hand in hand, but this one is actually making me look forward to cold weather! I plan to make this sweater my fall uniform, along with my skinny jeans and brown high boots.
Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Bag Mini – We’re no strangers to this staple bag by Rebecca Minkoff, but I’m obsessing over the neutral hued color of this season’s MAB mini! The perfect compliment to those fall jackets and sweaters!
Loeffler Randall Ruffle Collar Jacket – If you’re looking for a statement piece to invest in this season, then you’ve found it. This gorgeous jacket by Loeffler Randall can be dressed up OR down, the color goes with everything, and it looks amazing on. Can we say “necessary!”?!
no big shock that we’re in love with every one of andrea’s picks. if you are too, she’d like to help you score some of these fab digs. just use code CardioTop5 to save 20% sitewide (that includes sale items, folks!). work those credit cards now…the code expires sunday. and of course, let us know what you end up bringing home!
not technically a “deal” unless you win, i realize, but if you manage to score this gorgeous $300 rebecca minkoff bag from the girls at the daily obsession (seen here on the lovely agnyess deyn), it’s a serious deal indeed. and you all know how i love ms. minkoff, so this deal is a personal favorite of mine.
to enter, go leave a comment on their post – what else do you have to do on a friday afternoon at work?
that’s right – the amazingly talented designer, rebecca minkoff, very kindly took some time out of her busy day to tell all of us about her exciting new collection for fall ’08, as well as to share some more of her fantastic tips on fashion and design! she also graciously granted us a sneak peek at her fall collection…and trust me, you’re going to want to see this! just click “read the rest of this entry” below, and check it out!
welcome to the fabulous new home of shoppingsmycardio! if you haven’t already figured this out, it’s time to update your bookmarks and your RSS readers to the new address: http://www.shoppingsmycardio.com.
to celebrate the new site, i’m so excited to announce a giveaway, sponsored by the lovely ladies of two sisters jewelry. i just can’t get enough of their new hammered silver collection – it’s the ultimate summer accessory. the winner will be receiving this fantastic hammered silver necklace and cuff bracelet! both are just amazing in person…nothing dresses up a tank top and shorts like one of these gorgeous statement pieces.
to win, just post a comment below and tell me what you think of the new site. one entry per person, but if you have a friend come by and enter, and if they use your name in their comment (ie, “love the new site, sarah a. sent me!”), that’ll get you a bonus entry. make sense? oh, and anonymous comments don’t count, of course.
the contest closes thursday at midnight, and i’ll announce a winner on friday, july 11 – be sure to check back then, as you’ll only have until monday morning to claim your prize!
in the meantime, there will be lots of other goodies this week to keep you busy too…including more giveaways, and an exclusive interview with shoppingsmycardio favorite rebecca minkoff (complete with a sneak peek at her fall line!). so, sit back, grab a glass of bubbly, and take a look around…i hope you enjoy the new digs!