Don’t Miss The “Shoe La La” Sale on RueLaLa!

Looking for that perfect pair of espadrilles to finish out the summer, or chic flats to take you into fall? Look no further than Rue La La’s semiannual “Shoe La La” sale beginning tomorrow, July 31st at 11am EST. With over 20,000 pairs of shoes for women, men and kids and a special section of steals under $40, this sale gives new meaning to the phrase, “there’s something for everybody.” Featuring styles by Rachel Roy and Badgley Mischka, among other top designers, this “Shoe La La” sale is sure to make your shoe collection fabu-less. But be sure to hurry—this sale ends Saturday, August 3rd at midnight.


The Rue La La “Shoe La La” boutique will go live at July 31st at 11am EST!

If you aren’t already a member of Rue La La, first off, what the heck is wrong with you?! Secondly, get over there and sign up right now to see what you’ve been missing out on!

Get Outside and Go Hiking This Summer!

Exercise is important to good health and general well-being, so it is never too late to begin a regular routine. The more active you are the more energy you expend in the form of calories. If your aim is to lose weight, expending more calories than you take in from eating is an important step in weight loss; unless you’re already very active, anyone will benefit from an increase in their exercise level. One of the best in terms of initial cost, variable levels of exertion and overall benefit, hiking is one of the best exercises for people.

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The first step in preparing for hiking as an aerobic activity is making sure you have the right gear. Hiking is an outdoor activity and your feet should be adequately prepared for walking on uneven ground over natural landscapes. A good pair of walking shoes or even a pair of hiking boots from a reputable dealer like is necessary for proper protection. Quality and more importantly comfort are the main factors in choosing your hiking footwear. In making the footwear choices, you should consider what sort of hiking trips you’re going to be making.

For a beginner, it is best to start off slowly; choose even paths with gentle inclines and clearly marked trails. Local parks often have walking tracks that provide the interesting sights of nature while also providing a clean and accessible path to follow. After you have decided what sort of footwear you will need, you should give them adequate break-in time. It is not advisable to wear a pair of hiking shoes or boots directly from the box to the outdoors. If the product description does not give a clear idea, ask a sales representative or phone the shoe or boot manufacturer.

With your new footwear in hand and your hiking path chosen, it is time to consider anything else you might need, like natural fiber socks, a plastic reusable water-bottle for proper hydration, sunscreen, a backpack to carry with if you plan to be outdoors for long periods, and even a walking stick. If you’re new, don’t forget to pace yourself! Injuries from being improperly prepared will derail an exercise program before it has begun.

Don’t forget to join to get all the gear you need at up to 70% off retail price! I just joined and I am amazed at what a huge selection they have. Can’t wait to get some new running sneakers…


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Enter To Win Louboutin’s from Shop It To Me Threads!

Shop It To Me Threads

Shop It To Me Threads


What is Threads?

 Shop It To Me Threads is a website you can visit to shop your favorite styles

(brands, trends, specific prices, and more) the day they go on sale. Plus, everything is in your size! Makes shopping easy, fun and cheap!

Get started at and click “Already a Shop It To Me member”. (Learn even more here.)

Entering the giveaway is easy:

1) Sign up for Shop It To Me Threads

2) Follow @ShopItToMe on Twitter and tweet the following phrase:

Enter to win #Louboutins c/o your free personal shopping assistant @ShopItToMe Threads! Just visit & RT

The contest runs from Monday, April 8th – Friday, April 12th.

Personal Weakness: Shopping on

I have a confession to make… I am addicted to Rue La La and as far as I know, there is no known cure.

Best part of my weekend? Rue La La’s Sunday Night Styleathon Boutique. It opens at 8pm EST almost every Sunday night (as far back as I can remember!) and it features some of my favorite brands, although the brand selection and item choices are different every week.

Shop Today!


I’ve scored so many amazing items on, it’s ridiculous. My latest score was a pair of Born ankle booties…


They retail for $125, the cheapest I found them anywhere online for was $94.99 on

So when I saw these puppies on RueLala for only $59.90, (over 50% off!) you bet your sweet bottom I grabbed them so quick, my credit card didn’t know what hit it.

I was so excited when these arrived in the mail! They are so soft, supple, sumptuous and stylish. Now if some of this darn snow would go away so I could try them out, I’d be one happy, happy girl.

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I’m going to use the excuse that I bought these for myself for my birthday…. It’s next Sunday, so it counts, right?

Hästens Floor Model Sale

So California readers, are you kicking around any resolutions for 2013? How about “get better sleep”? Way better than “organize my garage,” right? Well, why not head over to the Hästens’ annual showroom sale for a slice of Swedish-perfected sleep at unbelievable prices?

You aren’t dreaming (at least not yet)! Hästens’ annual floor model sale begins December 27th. Hästens is offering their showroom beds; and offering existing ones for extraordinary prices. Hästens makes beds like no other ­ by hand in Sweden, using pure natural materials.

In a Hästens bed:
*you fall asleep faster with a higher quality of sleep.
*you add years to your life, 8 hours at a time.

@ The Following locations:

Beverly Hills
8827 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

Santa Barbara
909 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

San Jose
300 Santana Row, Suite #2005
San Jose, CA 95128

At Hästens, our passion is sleep. It is our mission to change the world through sleep. So, to deliver the best sleep to the world, we create the Best Bed. And as Sweden’s oldest manufacturer of beds, we’ve been perfecting it since 1852.
The vision of giving the world the best sleep, and therefore the best bed, allows for no shortcuts. We use only the finest natural materials in our beds. Sustainably resourced horsehair, cotton, wool, flax, Swedish pine and steel provide the ultimate in comfort, support, quality and durability. For our efforts in environmental sustainability, Hästens is exclusive among bed manufacturers by being the very first to have our beds awarded Swedish Swan environmental certification.
It is because of our natural materials that Hästens beds can offer deeper, natural sleep. Sleep in a Hästens is more restorative and rejuvenating. It brings you natural energy, an improved mood and a more youthful appearance, each night and every day. The benefits of sleep extend into your improved life through greater health and happiness.
After 160 years, Hästens continues to maintain distinction in the industry through focus on quality craftsmanship, natural materials and exquisite design.
This is Sleep.

Kate Spade Takes Over!

If you’re ready to check a few names off your gift-giving list this year, then you must check out Kate Spade on! Today, Kate Spade is taking over the popular website, offering everything from apparel and accessories to handbags and shoes. All of the items available for sale are offered at exclusive prices you won’t find anywhere else – you’ll even see some of Deborah Llyod’s handpicked faves!

Below, check out a sneak peek of some of the items up for grabs. If you want to see the entire collection, head on over to Gilt and get shopping!

Cobble Hill Darby Gilt $179 Original $318
Primerose Hill Goldie Satchel Gilt $239 Original $428
Chambers Street Carlyle Satchel Gilt $169 Original $368
Mansfilled Liv Satchel Gilt $239 Original $428

Rainey Flared Eyelet Dress Gilt $239 Original $478
Selita Cotton Lace Dress Gilt $249 Original $578
Carissa Flared Shirt Dress Gilt $179 Original $378
Amanda Cotton Sheath Gilt $179 Original $378

Statement Necklace Gilt $89 Original $178
Bib Necklace Gilt $135 Original $248
Linear Earrings Gilt $38 Original $68

Becca Flat Gilt $149 Original $298
Leanna Pump Gilt $169 Original $325
Devon Satin Pump Gilt $135 Original $298
Cala Bootie Gilt $229 Original $375

Happy shopping, ladies!

On-Line Sales Worth Checking Out

If shopping is on your list of activities for this first official shopping day of 2012, there are some great on-line sales to check out, courtesy of

Post-Holiday Sales to Check Out Right Now

Some of the best sales are happening right now! Check out the bargains we love below.

• Take an extra 40% off already reduced items at

• 50% off everything except new items when you use the code TAKE50 at online checkout on

• Up to 50% off at

• Up to 60% off at

• Extra 30% off sale items plus free shipping on orders of $100 or more when you use the code BYEBYE at

•25% off everything at when you use code PRESENT25 at checkout.

• Up to 70% off at

• Semi-annual sale at Victoria’s Secret plus free shipping on $50 or more.

• Up to 50% off online and 75% off in stores at Old Navy.

• Extra 25% off all sale items at when you use code SALE25 at checkout.

• Up to 40% off at

• 50% off at

• Up to 50% off at

• All jeans are on sale online and in stores at American Eagle.

• Up to 70% off at

If you find any other great retail bargains, leave us a comment so we can share it with our readers!