Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

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

Handbags

Spoiled Pretty Sneak Peek: Felix Rey for Target!

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felix+rey+for+target Spoiled Pretty Sneak Peek: Felix Rey for Target!Target is partnering with two of my favorite handbag designers, Lily Band and Sulaika Zarrouk, to launch a limited-edition handbag collection – Felix Rey for Target.

This chic and incredibly-priced collection is the eighth handbag launch in a series of limited-time-only accessories at Target.

The Felix Rey for Target collection will be available at most Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com March 29 through June 14, 2009.

Felix Rey handbags have become a staple on the arms of celebrities, editors and industry insiders alike. Now, stylish women across the country can experience these affordable vibrant designs with the exclusive Felix Rey for Target collection. “Our collection offers whimsical and classic handbags for the fashion forward with a discerning eye,” says Band. “We were so excited to design a value-priced beach-inspired collection for Target!” says Zarrouk. “Our line combines form and functionality, and will take women from the boardroom to the beach in style.”

Inspired by the beach, the Felix Rey for Target collection includes clutches, totes and oversized bucket bags in lightweight canvas and straw, all perfect additions for a summer ensemble or day by the seaside. Gold hardware including shell detailing, studs and toggles, as well as patent and metallic trim add a sophisticated touch to the fanciful collection. Oversized ric-rac prints mimic the ocean, while sequin fish appliqués and coral raffia embroidery add sparkle and color.

The Felix Rey for Target collection ranges in price from $19.99 to $49.99, in comparison to their high-end line which can cost as much as $800.


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Dautore Sale at Ideeli.com

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dautore+drawstring+bag Dautore Sale at Ideeli.com

Please forgive me…I’m a little late with this announcement.

Ideeli is currently hosting a Dautore sale…and there are some gorgeous handbags up for grabs (at up to 70% off). Here’s a little teaser…

dautore+bags Dautore Sale at Ideeli.comTo join Ideeli (membership is free), visit ideeli.com and enter spoiledpretty as your invite code.

Star-Crossed Lovers: Me and This Beautiful People Handbag

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beautiful+people+grown+up+yone Star Crossed Lovers: Me and This Beautiful People Handbag
Backstage at Baby Phat, I was in stylish company. And I don’t mean Kimora Lee Simmons. I’m referring to my Grown Up Yone handbag by Beautiful People. The crisp apple green patent (Umantao) does double duty; this chic shade is neutral enough to accessorize any ensemble, yet provides a pop of color when you’re sporting the New York uniform – basic black.

 Star Crossed Lovers: Me and This Beautiful People HandbagThe spacious bag – complete with two cavernous side pockets – stealthily held and hid my Fashion Week arsenal (Blackberry, camera, dictaphone, flip cam, notepad, pens, wallet and a pair of ballet flats) without being cumbersome or appearing bulky. It’s perfect for the fast-paced fashionista who lives out of her handbag. Trust me when I tell you that there’s room for your entire life in the interior of the Grown Up Yone, with space to spare.

The Grown Up Yone is so sophisticated and timeless, that it should come as no surprise that Beautiful People’s newest collection was inspired by the greatest love story of all time. Featuring “austere feminine substance with a hint of Shakespearean roses and soft organic contours,“ the Spring 2009 Capulet Collection also includes Juliet, Lady Capulet and Tybalt.

mary+anne Star Crossed Lovers: Me and This Beautiful People Handbag“We are a family business and our goal is to create a legacy of our own to share with women of the world. These trendy fashion accessories have been customized to attract women of panache. Our bags are simply, beautifully, different,” says designer Johanna Boccardo.

The collection’s Little Rose handbag mimics the organic curvature of a rose, and is perfect day or night accessory. The Flat Rose, with its sleek design and lustrous sheen, is the ideal evening clutch. Rosaline, a clean, classic tote, was designed for minimalists who desire a fashionable, yet functional carry-all.

At the end of the night when it came time to remove Grown Up Yone from my arm, I though to myself…

I should kill thee with much cherishing.
Good night, good night!
Parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

Want to fall in love? Visit Beautiful People at beautifulpeopledesign.com.

*Click on the photo of me next to the Baby Phat red carpet…is that William Hung behind me?!?

This Week’s Ideeli Sales

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Mark your calendar for this week’s amazing sales at ideeli.com

marquis+camus This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Marquis & Camus
Starts Tue 3/3
Prices Start at: $69 (save up to 72%)
Sometimes you have to look to the past for clues about the future, and when you get really lucky, you find treasures from yesterday that become part of who you are today. Enter Marquis & Camus, a jewelry collection that masterfully remixes vintage pieces with the finest modern materials to create a whole new take on timeless couture. This event is scheduled to start on Tuesday, March 3 at 11am for 1st Row members, noon for 2nd Row members. This event will run for 36 hours, or until it sells out.

furla+handbag This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Furla Handbags
Starts Tue 3/3
Prices Start at: $144 (save up to 59%)
The roaring ’20s brought a new lease on life and a fierce take on fashion to people around the world. Catching this creative momentum, Aldo and Margherita Furlanetto founded a small leather goods company in the stylish city of Bologna, a small company called Furla, whose buttery leather handbags would soon come to represent the ultimate in feminine luxury. This event is scheduled to start on Tuesday, March 3 at 11am for 1st Row members, noon for 2nd Row members. This event will run for 36 hours, or until it sells out.

rinkel+clutch This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Rinkel
Starts Wed 3/4
Prices Start at: $659 (save up to 61%)
Rinkel’s no-fear attitude led to a unique blend of classic and contemporary design elements, rekindling a love affair with high-drama style. Streamlined shapes in rich jewel-tones unite the collection; however, because, like fingerprints, every crocodile skin is unique, no two bags are exactly alike. And understanding the value of these beautiful creatures, Rinkel is registered with CITES, designating 5% of its annual sale earnings for the preservation of the species and its ecosystem in Columbia. Combining pure glamour with environmental responsibility, Rinkel celebrates bold beauty and gives a modern-day meaning to the term “crocodile rock.” This event is scheduled to start on Wednesday, March 4 at 11am for 1st Row members, noon for 2nd Row members. This event will run for 36 hours, or until it sells out.

escada+dress This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Escada
Starts Thurs 3/5
Prices Start at: $489 (save up to 70%)
For spring Escada is serving up more of that fearless style straight to your wardrobe, each piece a winning combination of classic shapes and of-the-moment slickness. Intricate detailing combined with stunning prints and colors make for a show-stopping collection. Whether these designs show up on the red carpet or the city streets, there’s no denying– Escada’s fans are right on the money.This event is scheduled to start on Thursday, March 5 at 11am for 1st Row members, noon for 2nd Row members. This event will run for 36 hours, or until it sells out.

becky+kelso This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Becky Kelso
Starts Friday 3/6
Prices Start at: $277 (save up to: 51%)
Becky eschews current jewelry trends and opts to find inspiration in her own family jewels and in her travels to Morocco, Asia, and Turkey. Her timeless designs feature gems like topaz, citrine, opal, and amethyst, set in yellow gold and sterling silver to exude an antique, yet whimsical quality. This event is scheduled to start on Friday, March 6 at 11am for 1st Row members, noon for 2nd Row members. This event will run for 3 days, or until it sells out.

To join Ideeli (membership is free), visit ideeli.com and enter spoiledpretty as your invite code.

Friday, February 27th: Burberry Sale at Ideeli

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burberry3 Friday, February 27th: Burberry Sale at Ideeli
Burberry is on sale tomorrow on Ideeli!

Prices START at a mere: $138.00
Save up to 44% Off!

This event is scheduled to start on Friday, Febuary 27 at 11am for 1st Row members, noon for 2nd Row members. This event will run for 3 days, or until it sells out.

To join Ideeli (membership is free), visit ideeli.com and enter spoiledpretty as your invite code.

New Handbag Designer Alert: Della Designed!

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 New Handbag Designer Alert: Della Designed!While in NYC for Fashion Week, I was carrying this super stylish (and handy) gray handbag…and getting asked, on every street corner, who designed my tote. As you can probably guess, that was the beginning of many a conversation…once I get talking about handbags, there’s no stopping my motor mouth.

Anyway, I can’t have half of New York knowing about this under-the-radar designer and not let you all in on the scoop. What kind of friend would I be?

After a life-long love affair with purses and years of being teased by friends for being such a ‘handbag buff‘, Della Murphy decided to design her own line of shoulder bags, clutches and totes. At Della Designed, you will find gorgeous, beautifully constructed and functional handbags that are a joy to wear and stop strangers on the street (take it from me). Made with quality leather, the bags maintain their integrity – even with everyday wear. And here’s the best part – every Della Designed handbag is under $200. Now, that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

Della’s handbags are named after family and friends who encouraged and inspired her. I’m not sure who Valerie is, but she must be one hell of a muse because her namesake is so chic.

della+designed+valerie+tote New Handbag Designer Alert: Della Designed!

The slate grey Valerie is crafted with soft leather and prominent silver zippers, in a bold shape. The adjustable shoulder strap provides options for drop length. The interior is lined in cotton and contains enough pockets to keep you thoroughly organized.

If you are looking for a sassy new handbag that no one else is carrying (yet), but you don’t want to break the bank – visit delladesigned.com.

Ideeli Junior Drake Handbag Sale!

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junior+drake+handbag Ideeli Junior Drake Handbag Sale!
Remember the Junior Drake Aurora Satchel that I carried last September at New York Fashion Week? And the delectable Nicola Tote that I gave away to one lucky reader? Of course you remember…how could you forget such delish handbags?

Well, now you can scoop one up for yourself – for only $168 (regularly $528)! Ideeli is having a Junior Drake handbag sale, with prices starting at $89.

To join Ideeli (membership is free), visit ideeli.com and enter spoiledpretty as your invite code.

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