Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

Tatcha, I'm So Glad I Gotcha


I'm home on maternity leave, so I spend an inordinate amount of time nursing my daughter, burping her and changing her diapers - all the while, watching hours of QVC. I don't know what it is, but I am mesmerized by QVC demonstrations. If I'm channel surfing and I happen to land on QVC, it's damn near impossible for CONTINUE READING

Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


  Take an extra 25% off select sale items at Shopbop.com until Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:59 PST. Enter code 25EXTRA at checkout. You're CONTINUE READING

StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name


A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn't break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


Every month, my girlfriends from college and I get together for dinner in the Philadelphia area. We started this tradition about two years ago, and - of course - we have a great time catching up and reminiscing!  Most of them are product-obsessed (like me), and most have been through some sort of make-up introductory when we became "of age" to wear it.  Now CONTINUE READING

Fashion

Upcoming Sales and Giveaways at Ideeli.com

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ed+hardy Upcoming Sales and Giveaways at Ideeli.com

Ed Hardy Sale
Starts Monday, June 29
Prices start at $99 (up to 54% off)

l.a.m.b. Upcoming Sales and Giveaways at Ideeli.com

L.A.M.B. Sale
Starts Monday, June 29
Prices start at $35 (up to 65% off)
Christian+Louboutin Upcoming Sales and Giveaways at Ideeli.com

Christian Louboutin Giveaway

gucci Upcoming Sales and Giveaways at Ideeli.com
Gucci Giveaway

lanvin Upcoming Sales and Giveaways at Ideeli.com

Lanvin Giveaway

jimmy+choo Upcoming Sales and Giveaways at Ideeli.com
Jimmy Choo Giveaway

miu+miu Upcoming Sales and Giveaways at Ideeli.com
Miu Miu Giveaway

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Ten Questions with Tory Burch

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tory+burch Ten Questions with Tory Burch

It’s hard to believe that Tory Burch launched her eponymous label only five years ago.

In 2004, she opened a flagship store in the NoLIta neighborhood of New York City; the boutique, filled with ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and jewelry, sold out on the first day. In 2005, she was endorsed by Oprah; the following day, toryburch.com received 8 million hits and Oprah’s prediction became a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Since then, Tory Burch has become the unofficial outfitter of celebrities and soccer moms alike. With its zesty color palette, striking prints and forgiving cuts, the brand furnishes fashionistas with stylish yet wearable clothing and accessories, sans sticker shock. And her much-imitated Reva ballet slipper are on many a girl’s wardrobe wish-list (including my own).

tory+burch+pink+reva Ten Questions with Tory Burch

Recently, I had the much envied opportunity to chat up fashion phenom and fellow Philadelphian, Tory Burch. So if you want to know more about the brainy beauty behind this chic lifestyle brand, try this interview on for size.

SP: When did your fascination with fashion begin?
TB: It would have been impossible not to have developed a passion for fashion and style growing up with my mother and father. They have both always had an amazing and innate sense of style. I did not always dream of being a designer, but I think the fashion industry was a natural fit for me. After over 15 years working in marketing and public relations for great designers like Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Narciso Rodriguez, it became clear that my passion was in the design process and I knew it was something I wanted to do.

SP: What was your first big break in the fashion industry?
TB:
Eight months after our launch I got a call from a producer at Oprah saying that they were doing a show dedicated to the “next big things” and Oprah wanted to feature the line. I was sure it was some friend of mine making a prank call, but it wasn’t. After going on Oprah’s show everything changed. The day the episode aired we got eight million hits on our website and suddenly women in America seemed to know who we were. It was amazing. I can definitely say we owe a huge part of our success to Oprah’s support.

tory+burch+summer+2009 Ten Questions with Tory BurchSP: How would you describe your design aesthetic?
TB:
We design timeless yet modern American sportswear with a bohemian sensibility. I design clothes that I want to wear myself and being a working mom I need easy pieces that work well with my busy lifestyle. I think most women can identify with that and they want to look chic and fashionable without having to spend a lot of time putting an outfit together.

SP: In your opinion, what makes a woman stylish?
TB: I think everyone probably has their own idea of what is stylish, but the best guide to looking chic is to focus on what looks well on you. I like to mix unusual colors and prints and have learned what silhouettes suit me the best. I love fashion and pay attention to trends but don’t necessarily always follow them too literally, again I think it’s best to know what works on you. I like when women show their individuality and put a bit of their own personality into their style.

SP: Favorite color combination?
TB:
The combination of pink and orange is classic yet unexpected. Our signature 3T print is done in pink and orange on everything from our shopping bags and shoe boxes to flip flops and cosmetic bags. The chairs in our showroom are orange with pink velvet cushions and I love the way they brighten up the space. They are both uplifting and vibrant colors that go well together on everything from accessories to clothing to furniture.

tory+burch+logo Ten Questions with Tory BurchSP: I absolutely adore your double T logo. It’s genius! How did it come about?
TB:
We worked with a branding company called MODCO who showed me about 200 different logo designs. I was drawn to the one we chose because it didn’t look like a traditional logo. I see it as more of a design element that we incorporate into our prints and our signature hardware.

SP: Favorite places to shop in Philadelphia?
TB:
Anthropologie is one of my favorite places to shop for unique gifts and I love their home section. Blue Mercury has the best selection of candles, lotions and beauty products. They have a mix of both well-known and up and coming brands so I always find something new to try. My step-daughters love to shop at Boyd’s and Skirt. They have great denim brands and a terrific mix of designers at all price points. Neiman Marcus in King of Prussia has everything. Definitely one stop shopping.

SP: If I were to search your handbag, what beauty products would I find? And what is your signature fragrance?
TB:
NARS Lipstick in Mitzi. Signature fragrance – Vetiver by Guerlain.

guerlain+vetiver Ten Questions with Tory Burch

SP: What is your everyday beauty routine?
TB:
My beauty regime is very easy. I don’t wear a lot of makeup and often leave the house with wet hair. My style is very natural and easy and my beauty regime is similar. Not too much effort goes into it.

SP: What’s the best beauty tip/secret you’ve ever heard?
TB:
Protect your skin from the sun.

Tory Burch is available at 16 free-standing Tory Burch boutiques across the US, toryburch.com and over 400 select department and specialty stores worldwide. Follow Tory on Twitter at twitter.com/toryburch.

Michelle Obama Puts The Va Va Voom in Volunteerism

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michelle+obama Michelle Obama Puts The Va Va Voom in Volunteerism

Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama put the va va voom in volunteering.

Dressed in a Bowtie Tweed cardigan jacket from the Thakoon Resort 2009 collection paired with a Sonia Rykiel belt, Mrs. O spoke of the importance of community service at Greater DC Cares’ 2009 Business & Nonprofit Philanthropy Summit and Awards.

Were her makeup and hair not perfection? Gotta get that recipe.

Priscilla of Boston Bridal Sample Sale

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priscilla+of+boston Priscilla of Boston Bridal Sample SaleSorry for the late notice on this one, dolls…

Today, Priscilla of Boston is having a one day only sample sale – hosted in their 15 salon locations.

Couture bridal gown creations (from Priscilla of Boston, Platinum for Priscilla of Boston, Melissa Sweet, and Vineyard collections) originally offered between $1,500 and $8,000 will start at $199, with bridesmaid and special event dresses (from Priscilla of Boston, Melissa Sweet and Vineyard collections) starting at $19.99!

Friday, June 19, 2009
Extended hours: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
No Appointment Necessary

Priscilla of Boston (New York, NY)
264 W 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
212.997.3956

Priscilla of Boston (Long Island – New York City Area)
154 Mineola Ave
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
516.484.2080

Priscilla of Boston (Atlanta, GA)
3234 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
404.760.9800

Priscilla of Boston (Boston, MA)
801 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617.267.9070

Priscilla of Boston (Chicago Area)
17W170 22nd St
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
630.833.5000

Priscilla of Boston (Denver, CO)
299 Detroit Street
Denver, CO 80206
303.355.9491

Priscilla of Boston (Dallas, TX)
4000 Villanova ST
Dallas, TX 75225
214.691.0669

Priscilla of Boston (Houston, TX)
1131-10 Uptown Boulevard
Houston, TX 77056
713.526.1886

Priscilla of Boston (Northern New Jersey)
565 Millburn Ave
Short Hills, NJ 07078
973.376.2345

Priscilla of Boston (Washington, DC Area)
8065 Leesburg Pike
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
703.821.0167

Priscilla of Boston (Philadelphia Area)
29 E Wynnewood RD
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610.896.8290

Priscilla of Boston (Minnesota Area)
3926 West 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424
952.922.2106

Priscilla of Boston (Orlando)
7940 Via Dellagio Way
Orlando, FL 32819
407.374.2515

Priscilla of Boston (Miami area)
348 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305.447.6807

Priscilla of Boston (San Francisco)
170 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108
415.951.0400

Check Out My Latest J Crew Conquest

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jcrew+jersey+dress Check Out My Latest J Crew Conquest

Peep this dressy jersey strapless dress I just scored yesterday at the J Crew store in my hood. Online, it’s priced at $49.99, but I snapped it up for only $29.99!

This dress is going to be perfect come July and August when it’s so hot and humid, I can’t bear to wear clothes…but I have to, lest I get arrested.

This dress will be adorable paired with favorite J Crew flippy floppies…or dressed up with some cute heels and accessories.

If you’re in the Philadelphia area, head to the J Crew store in Liberty Place – and ask for Glen, my new favorite personal shopper. He’s super helpful with a keen eye for style. Tell him Spoiled Pretty sent you.

Old Navy $2 Tanks: Saturday, June 20

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old+navy+2+dollar+tanks Old Navy $2 Tanks: Saturday, June 20

Summer is here and now is the perfect time to stock up on those perfect hot weather staples.

You can never have too many rib-knit tanks! So, this Saturday, June 20th, get your favorite Old Navy tanks for only $2 each. Available in 50 color choices including solid, stripe, print and embellished…they won’t last long!

*Please note this promotion is available in stores only with a limit of 5 per customer on select styles only while supplies last.

old+navy+rib+knit+tanks Old Navy $2 Tanks: Saturday, June 20

Ideeli Sales This Week

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castle+starr+top Ideeli Sales This Week

Castle Starr Sale
Starts Tuesday, June 16
Prices start at $39 (up to 83% off)

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Me&Ro Sale
Starts Tuesday, June 16
Prices start at $240 (up to 70% off)

cullen+vest Ideeli Sales This Week

Cullen Sale
Starts Tuesday, June 16
Prices start at $25 (up to 72% off)

vera+wang+necklace Ideeli Sales This Week

Vera Wang Sale
Starts Friday, June 19
Prices start at $129 (up to 75% off)

jimmy+choo+handbag Ideeli Sales This Week

And don’t miss the Jimmy Choo handbag giveaway. How ferosh is this canvas hobo?

Ideeli membership is free…click here for an invite, courtesy of Spoiled Pretty.