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OMG I Just Bought…

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I don’t know about you, but when I go shopping and find something really awesome, I can’t wait to tell everyone I know because a) I want others to be as impressed with my shopping prowess as I am and b) I want my friends to purchase that item too – so they can share in my retail euphoria. When someone compliments something I’m wearing, even though I know “Thank you” would suffice, I launch into a soliloquy – rattling off the designer, where I bought it, how much I paid and the coupon I used (I’m a coupon crazy nut).

If you’re like me and love to spill the deets on your shopping feats, here’s a website to add to your Favorites list…

At OMG I just bought… you confess your most recent purchases for a chance to win weekly prizes from your favorite stores. How fun is that?

I just posted about and about the super cute flats I scored this past weekend at DSW. Go me!

To submit your shopping story, visit omgijustbought.com.

40% Off at Banana Republic

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For a few weeks, I was eyeing up a fedora at Banana Republic. While Mr. Spoiled Pretty and I were shopping there one day and I was waiting for him to pay for his khaki shorts, I perused the racks and tried on some hats. I always thought fedoras were a little pretentious in an “I’m trying hard to look effortlessly hip” kind of way – so I was shocked by how hard I fell for this hat. But I wasn’t crushing on its $45 price tag (I’m cheap).

So I left the hat in the store – and that bastard haunted my dreams for weeks – until I returned to the store and adopted it. In fact, I bought two different styles (the ones pictured) because I was equally smitten and couldn’t make a decision to save my life (I’m a Libra, so this happens quite often). Lucky for me, my co-worker had given me a coupon for 30% off – so my purchase wasn’t such a big blow to my wallet. But to be honest, I wear these fedoras so often that even if I had paid full price, it would have been worth it. They up the cool factor of almost any outfit – and I get at least one compliment (from friends and strangers on the street) every time I wear them.

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The reason why I’m telling you all this is because Banana Republic is having a “Power Lunch” sale today. For three hours, you can get 40% off your full-priced purchase – in stores and online (enter promo code BRPOWER at checkout). So if you’ve been eyeing up anything at Banana, now’s your time to pounce.

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You’re welcome…and happy shopping!

Gossip Girl Sale at Gilt Groupe Tonight!!!

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Trendsetters, this one’s for you: Gilt Groupe has teamed up with CW’s Gossip Girl stylist Eric Daman, the man behind some of television’s most fiercely dressed characters, to replicate some of the show’s best looks. Gilt is thrilled to announce !

Visit Gilt on Monday, April 25 at 9 p.m. ET to access the fashions featured on, and inspired by, Gossip Girl’s scandalously stylish characters!

Whether you crave Serena’s sexy spin on boho-chic, Lily’s flawless elegance, or Blair’s ladylike polish, you’ll find plenty to choose from. And they haven’t forgotten the guys: choose from pieces for him that range from Brooklyn casual to classic Upper East Side cool.

Gilt shops the looks so you can steal their style without breaking the bank.

Also watch Gossip Girl Monday 9/8c on the CW for a special offer to shop on GILT at 9:46 p.m.

You can also enter to win the Ultimate Gossip Girl experience at http://www.facebook.com/GiltGroupe.

LILY
You won’t find her in mom jeans—always elegant, Lily van der Woodsen is never without a statement accessory atop a to-the-nines frock. Shop her luxe style here: Between the jewel-toned blouses and dresses, the stunning jewelry, and the sexy pumps, you’ll find plenty to love.

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BLAIR
The model of classic, ladylike style, you’ll never see Blair Waldorf looking anything but perfectly polished. Shop her signature Upper East Side look here: Preppy, tailored pieces like cropped jackets and button-downs join softer pieces marked by frilly details and a feminine palette. And accessories like metallic clutches and timeless pumps are hardly an afterthought.

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SERENA
Not one for blending in, it’s no surprise Serena van der Woodsen’s fashion-forward style is inspired by Kate Moss—her daring look is as edgy as it is effortless boho-chic. Snag her signatures here, from the tailored jackets and second-skin jeans to the perfectly-draped frocks and make-the-outfit booties, sandals, and jewelry.

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GOSSIP GIRL GUYS
From Chuck’s impeccable suits to Dan’s casual Brooklyn separates, the men of Gossip Girl hardly leave it to the ladies to provide the show’s most stylish looks. Dress him in the pieces that have made the fellas fashion icons in their own right: sharp blazers, cool military jackets, dark denim, and, of course, the accessories—think luxe ties and elegant cufflinks—that bring it all together.

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Levi’s Perfectly Slimming Jeans

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After years of trying to find the perfect jeans to flatter my petite, curvy frame, I hit the jeans jackpot and found a pair that is both chic and cheap!

Levi’s Petite 512 Perfectly Slimming Straight Leg Jeans have a fit that slims, smoothing tummy curves with innovative inside-pocket design and a fabric woven for superior stretch and recovery.

My midsection is significantly smaller than my hips, so I usually have a problem with a gaping waistband. But the cut of these jeans sits higher (but not so high as to veer into “Mom jeans” territory) and properly fits my curves. The dark wash also visually slims and gives the jeans a dressier look – which makes them versatile for day and night ensembles.

Oh…and did I mention that they’re less than $45? In fact, you can snag a pair (like I did) at Macy’s* for $32.99!

*The 512 style is also available in regular sizes.

GAP Give & Get 2011: 30% Off Coupon

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Yesterday, I made a killing at Banana Republic – all in the name of charity.

You see, right now, GAP is having its Give & Get program. You get 30% off your ENTIRE purchase at GAP, GAP Outlet, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Banana Republic Factory Stores – and GAP will donate 5% of what you spend to a nonprofit organization.

Yesterday, I stocked up on some chic spring essentials, including:

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You, too, can simultaneously get your shop on and support a worthy cause. Here’s a printable coupon, good through Sunday, March 20, 2011.

Le Col Cashmere Giveaway!

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I don’t know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods – but these days, Philadelphia is pretty much indistinguishable from the Arctic tundra. It’s the kind of cold where you pile on whatever is warm – no matter how frumpy dumpy it makes you look. Lucky for me (and my sense of style), I recently became acquainted with a cold weather accessory that is both toasty warm and tres chic!

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Le Col Cashmere is an affordable luxury, made of 100% cashmere and finished by hand in a traditional French torsade pattern. The updated twist on the winter scarf provides even more comfort than the standard cold weather accessory due to its construction. The tube scarf’s seamless “pullover” style, as opposed to the standard wrap-around scarf, provides full coverage and protection. So whether you’re riding the streets on your Vespa or simply out for an afternoon stroll, Le Col Cashmere’s snood will keep you toasty warm on even the most blistering cold days.

“In addition to its practical sensibility, the product is non-gender specific and therefore appeals to both men and women who are looking to show off their personal sense of style during the winter months,” explains Ruben Auszenkier, Le Col Cashmere co-founder and General Manager Europe.

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The must-have style of the season is available in two equally comfortable and flattering silhouettes – the signature Le Col Cashmere snood and Le Grand Col Cashmere’s extra long snood – and five gorgeous shades (I own the camel).

You can own one too because, this week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Le Col Cashmere and one reader will win a Le Col Cashmere snood in his/her choice of color!!!

Enter to win by leaving a message in the comments section. Make sure to include your email or another way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky!

Contest is open to U.S. residents. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Sunday, February 20, 2011. Good luck!

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