Style for a song

Monday, July 16th, 2012

The bargain shopping gene pulses through my blood, and I have spent years cultivating this innate ability of finding style for a song. The huntress in me emerges as soon as I step into any store and begin the prowl for deep discounts. My systematic approach starts with a walk through of the store to get a feel for how merchandise is displayed and spot any examination worthy items right off the bat. I then hone in on the clearance section, and go through each and every item in my size range and color palette. I also quickly scan the other sizes to find any misplaced pieces in my size, which occurs fairly frequently. I then eliminate anything that does not match my personal style and body type. I look again at the remaining items with my stylist eye and evaluate them using these criteria: design features, brand, workmanship, compatibility with my wardrobe, and price. I try on any items that make the cut. If the fashion gods smiled on me that day, I seal the deal. Before leaving the store, I take another lap around the place  one last time to make sure I didn’t overlook any treasures. Once I get my bargains home, I try them on again with pieces from my wardrobe before removing the price tags. I also follow this tried and true approach when shopping for my clients. They appreciate how quickly I shop and the amazing fashions I find for them at such low prices.

This article christens my Style for a Song posting which will now appear regularly on this blog. The photo shows my latest and greatest deals, all found here in Greenville with the exception of one item.

  • Long animal print pleated skirt  from L’s on Augusta for $16
  • BCBG blouse with asymmetrical bow detailing from Chesapeake Bay, Md. BCBG outlet $39
  • Hoss Intropia caramel leather belt from SavVy reduced from to $102 to $25.50
  • GRAND TOTAL: $80.50


Shorts are for fashion and easy living

Friday, July 8th, 2011
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Dressy shorts with draped front panel and print top available  at

Shorts, an ever present summer wardrobe staple, are now also one of the hottest fashion trends. Now is the time to find the latest shorts online at bargain prices. White House Black Market carries classic dark wash denim jean shorts, cargo shorts with front pockets, and flat front cotton cuffed shorts, all on sale for $39.99. Although most styles come in versatile neutrals, some are available in bold shades like pomegranate.  J.Jill, known for its distinctive linen apparel, sells a machine-washable linen walking short in white and black with an elastic waist. For those who prefer to show more leg, J Jill is now selling a linen twill cuffed short for $39.99. At Talbots, classic styles with contemporary sash accents are currently on sale. The “cuffed sash short” and the “parachute sash short” in summer palettes like sand and pale pink, are available at a deep discount. Styles like these can be dressed up when when worn with fitted jackets as a “short suit”, or graceful silk tanks and wedge sandals.

As the summer heats up, shorts fit the bill for comfort, coolness and incomparable style.