Saturday, July 10, 2010

New URL/Blog Home

Hi Folks,

I'm finally giving in to my unnatural obsession with birds and am moving this blog over to its new home nest:

The Frugal Nest

Please stop by and follow me there!

Love, Zeus' Mom

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board for $75 + free shipping

One of the worst things about being a professional shopper* is buying something that you see for less later. has the Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board on sale for $74.99. That's $25 off the regular Dell price of $99.99.** Plus, they have free shipping on orders over $49.***

My only consolation is that tax in California will bring the price up to more than what I bought it for. Scratch that. I just checked. Tax would be $6-7 so that's exactly what I paid for it. What a relief. Enjoy the deal, folks. Don't mind me and my rambling!

Sub Total $74.99
Shipping & Handling $14.99
Shipping Discount -$14.99
Tax $6.56 (Note, you won't be charged tax in every state.)
Total $81.55

Don't you want one of these things? Really you haven't lived until you've done mildly kung fu moves while standing on a plastic step. And there's a game where you just sit there on the balance board and try not to move. That's my kind of fitness, people. Although the Wii Fit does nasty things like calculate your age based on some random memory, coordination and balance tests. Oh yeah, and it calculates your weight and your BMI. So really it's a fancy scale that scolds you for not having perfect balance. Awesome, right?****

Three more things:
(1) You can get 10% cash back on your purchase through bing. I wasn't able to find the Dell store on the bing cashback page but if you do a search for the word "vizio" you can find a Dell link on the right panel. I've tried to get cash back with bing on the Dell site before and it didn't work but that was because I was using a promo code. I think this should work.

(2) Ok, so this is weird but I'll just tell you what happened. I had trouble finding the Wii Fit on the Dell site and that annoying prompt came up asking me if I wanted to chat with a representative. I always say yes when that happens. I don't have a lot of friends. Aaaanyway, the chat-woman found me the Wii Fit and then asked me if I'm thinking of purchasing it today. I said yes, I'm thinking about it. She said if you purchase it today, I can offer you free shipping on it. Apparently, she needs to read this blog because Dell has free shipping on orders over $49. I'm just relating this so you know that there's some wheeling and dealing to be done on the Dell chat rooms.

(3) You can not only make cartoon icons of yourself on the Wii, but you can make them of your pets. And you can weigh them. So every time I sign on the kittens are there with me on the screen and they show up in the games. I. die. It's so cute.

*I'm not a professional shopper, just very very committed.

** Discount Details
Dell Home Customers: Save $25 off this item!
Expires Monday, July 12, 2010
Prices, specifications, availability and terms of offer may change without notice. Taxes, fees, shipping, handling and any applicable restocking charges are extra, and vary. Offer maybe combined with select other offers. Valid for new U.S. online purchases through the Dell Home Systems Electronics & Accessories site only. Offer does not apply to and is not available with systems or items purchased through the online systems configurator, refurbished items or spare parts. Purchase limit of 10 same items per order, but any applicable discounts apply to only the first 5 same items per order. Dell cannot be responsible for pricing or other errors, and reserves the right to cancel orders arising from such errors.

*** Discount Details
Dell Home Customers: Free ground shipping on orders over $49 (before tax)!
Expires Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Prices, availability and terms of offer may change without notice. Taxes and shipping charges are extra, vary and are not subject to discount. May be combined with other select offers or discounts. Valid for new U.S. online purchases through the Dell Home Systems Software and Peripherals site only. Offer does not apply to and is not available with systems or items purchased through the online systems configurator, refurbished items or spare parts. Purchase limit of 10 same items per order, but any applicable discounts apply to only the first 5 same items per order. Dell cannot be responsible for errors in typography or photography.

**** No really, it's a lot of fun! You'll like it.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Banana Republic: 30% off, 25% off, 20% off over the next three days

Banana Republic!

Save 30% off your entire order today, July 7. Expires midnight Eastern, 9 p.m. Pacific.

Save 25% off your order tomorrow, July 8.

Save 20% off your order on Friday, July 9.

Use code BRJULY.*

Free shipping when you spend $150 or more. Whatever, BR. That's lame.

They have such awesome jewelry right now.

Bonfire ring

Original price $39.50
promo –$11.85
Sale price $27.65

Summary of charges
Merchandise $27.65
Shipping $7.00
Estimated tax $3.03
Total $37.68

Leonine ring

Original price $39.50
After promo with shipping and tax: $37.68

Be still my heart....

Eros stackable rings

Select Color: Gold
Original price $35.00
Promo –$10.50
Sale price $24.50

Summary of charges
Merchandise $24.50
Shipping $7.00
Estimated tax $2.76
Total $34.26

Bella Donna ring
(available only in size 5. Yay me.)

Select Color: White
Original price $39.50
On sale for $19.99
Promo –$6.00
New price $13.99

Summary of charges
Merchandise $13.99
Shipping $7.00
Estimated tax: $1.84
Total $22.83

Bing cashback is at 4%.
Ebates is at 2%.

*Offers valid on Banana Republic merchandise purchased online only between July 7, 2010 at 12:00 AM ET through July 9, 2010 at 11:59 PM ET. Not valid at Banana Republic Stores, Edition by Banana Republic, or Banana Republic Factory Store. The 30% Off offer expires at 11:59pm ET on July 7, 2010. The 25% Off offer expires at 11:59 pm ET on July 8, 2010. The 20% Off offer expires at 11:59 pm ET on July 9, 2010. Qualifying amount applies to merchandise only, not value of gift cards purchased, packaging, applicable taxes or shipping & handling charges. Free shipping on $150 or more offer valid only on standard shipping to your order's first 'ship to' address anywhere in the US (including Puerto Rico). If you choose express or next day shipping options additional charges will apply. No adjustments on previous purchases. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts including Gap Inc. employee discount. Gap Inc. is not responsible for lost or stolen coupons.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Chadwicks -- 50% off one item

Chadwicks is offering 50% off any one item with code CHJULY4 -- expires TOMORROW JULY 4. A rare great deal from Chadwicks -- and it works on their clearance too.

Discount applies to your highest priced item, excluding shipping and handling, and exclusive of Skechers® Shape-Ups® Sneaker. Valid on and Chadwicks catalog purchases only. Not valid on prior purchases, charges or purchase of gift cards. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires 7/4/10. PLEASE NOTE: YOU CAN ONLY USE ONE PROMOTION CODE AND ONE DEFERRED BILLING CODE PER ORDER.

I've had my eye on this henley for a while:

Merchandise Subtotal $10.99
Promotional Savings ($5.50)
Shipping & Handling $6.99
Estimated Sales Tax $0.00
Your Subtotal $12.48

Not too bad, right?

On second thought, "leggy," "thin," and "blonde" are the last words one would use to describe me. Maybe this is a mistake?

Snapfish: 25 prints for $1

Snapfish has 25 prints for $1 with code JUL4PRINTS. Sounds like you've got to pick them up at Walmart though, which is great if you've got one near you.

"Must use coupon code JUL4PRINTS to get 25 4" x 6" prints for $1 at Walmart. Offer good for first 25 prints only. Additional prints will be billed at regular price. Must order online and choose in-store pick-up at Walmart. All taxes apply. Offer applies to U.S. customers only. Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer expires 7/05/10."

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Extra 30% off sale at + Free Shipping

TODAY ONLY has an extra 30% off its sale items and free shipping with code 30off.

Jessica Simpson Women's Dadia

Order Subtotal: $28.80 (60% off original price, which was $71.99)
30% off: -$8.64
Free Shipping and Handling
Order Total: $20.16

Not too bad, right? The sale is on shoes for women, men, girls, boys and juniors.

I almost forgot.... don't forget to bing! is at 10% cashback on bing right now. If it works (bing doesn't always work if you're using a code), you can get an additional 10% off!

For a little bing tutorial go back to this post. Sadly, bing is ending its cashback program soon but you will still get any money you collect before they pull the plug.

Everyday with Rachel Ray for $3.69

Best Deal Magazines has a one-year subscription (10 issues) to Every Day With Rachael Ray for $4.39.

Use code RENEW16 to bring the price down to $3.69.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

AE & Aerie -- 30% off clearance items and free shipping on 3 or more purchases

American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie currently have 30% off in their clearance sections: AE clearance; Aerie clearance. You get free shipping when you buy at least three items.

The discount and free shipping appear automatically in your cart.

Don't forget to bing cashback. AE is at 4%.

30% off details:
Offer valid on Clearance items only beginning at 12:01 A.M. EDT on June 30, 2010 through 11:59 P.M. PDT on July 6, 2010 at ae and aerie stores, and 30% off discount is automatically applied once a Clearance item(s) is added to the or shopping bag or at checkout at an ae or aerie store. This 30% off offer can be combined with other discount offers. No discount code is required at the or shopping bag. This discount is not redeemable for cash, nor is it valid toward any previously purchased merchandise or the purchase of merchandise certificates, gift cards or e-gift cards. Discount applies to merchandise costs only, not tax and shipping & handling costs.

Free shipping details:
Automatic free shipping valid for orders placed beginning June 30, 2010 at 12:00 am EDT through July 4, 2010 at 11:59 pm PDT and shipping to U.S. & Canadian addresses only. Shopping Bag must contain at least three (3) items, including regularly priced and clearance merchandise, to qualify for free shipping. Offer not valid on international orders. This offer is good for U.S. standard shipping within 3 to 7 business days pending credit approval and authorization. Orders to Canadian addresses will be shipped via Canada post within 6 to 10 business days to urban areas and 15 to 22 business days to rural areas. This offer can be combined with other discount offers. Not applicable toward previously purchased merchandise. All deliveries are pending credit approval, merchandise availability, delivery and weather conditions. Free shipping promotion and associated terms and conditions subject to change at AE's sole discretion.

40% off Loft and Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor and Loft both have 40% off sale items. Use code JULY40 for Ann Taylor and code FIX40 for Loft.

The problem with shopping online is they charge $8.95 to start. Loft, at least, has free shipping when you spend over $125. I don't know about you but I never spend that much in one sitting.

The moral of the story is check out their stores this weekend for the best deals.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Metrostyle -- $15 off $15

What do you do when it's 1 a.m., you wake up for unknown reasons, and your cat refuses to spend any time with you?

1. Make The Big Fella's breakfast.
2. Make The Big Fella's lunch.
3. Refrain from making yet another dinner until The Big Fella eats through the (a) chicken and rice, (b) chicken parmesan, (3) corned beef and potatoes, (4) enchiladas with spanish rice, and (5) shepherd's pie. Did I mention it's only two of us humans in the house and that I don't eat meat?
4. Tell you about this Metrostyle code for $15 off a $15 purchase.

If you guessed all of the above, you win a prize.*

I know what you're thinking. What the !@#$% is Metrostyle? But, underneath all that skanky clothes and accessories are some cute items.

This is my fave on their site. I didn't buy it because





If you buy it, don't tell me about how cute it is.

Look how unbelievably happy the model is. I could have been this happy.

Cuteness runners up include:

Does this not look magical? I believe it has healing powers.

Stretch Lace Turtleneck
Available in Black, Ivory, Silver Metallic and True Red.

Yes, I still want to look like Stevie Nicks circa 1972...

...because, God help me, she is still my fashion idol for 27 years running.

Speaking of Bella Donna, I have a theory that whatever cultural influences you're exposed to by the age of 10 become a part of your identity so when you see them again as adults it's like finding a lost piece of you. That's why I don't blame a lot of 20 year olds for liking Green Day. If you're in your 30s though, you're on your own.

What were we talking about again?

Oh yes.

The code works on clearance items and shipping and handling starts at $6.99. That means you can get out of there for a total of eight bucks if you shop strategically. Yes, upon hearing the code was $15 off 15, I had to find something as close to $15 as I could. It's an illness.

Filigree Sandals
Available in Gold Metallic, Black, and Mauve Berry.

Ruched Slingbacks
Available in Black and Graphite.

Cabled Kabuki Sleeve Sweater
Available in Bright Green and Bright Rose.

Zipper Clutch
Available in Black, White, Yellow and True Red.

Braid Clutch
Available, in Sunkiss, Posy, White and Black.

What do you do when you can't sleep?

*The prize is the leftover shepherd's pie. Sorry. Someone has to eat it.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Kitchenaid mixers on sale

You wait all year and get two sales on the same day.

RueLaLa has the 5qt. mixers on sale for $219 down from $279 for two days only.

Pro 500 Series Mixer
325-watts, 120 volts, 60 Hz

Available in Empire Red, Blue Willow, Buttercup Yellow, Onyx Black,
Almond Cream and Cinnamon.

Here's your invite to RueLaLa.

Lowe's also has the 5 qt. mixer on sale here for $220 down from $299.99.

Model #: KSM150PS
Available in Metallic Chrome, Onyx Black, Empire Red,
Green Apple (super cute!), Pink and Cobalt Blue.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Giveaway: Murval Moc Croc Parisian Tote at T Minus T Plus

Tina over at T Minus T Plus is having another purse giveaway. I'm still mourning my loss of her last purse giveaway -- that was one heck of a beauty. This one's not too shabby either:

The Murval Moc Croc Parisian Tote from csn stores:


To enter the giveaway, check out Tina's blog.

Le Creuset sale at RueLaLa

RueLaLa is having a Le Creuset sale. Something tells me this boutique is going to sell out fast!

Le Creuset 13.25qt Round Dijon French Oven
$279 down from $400

Le Creuset 12qt White Stock Pot with Pasta Fork
$69.00 down from $112.00
They also have the 16qt for $89 down from $132.

Not hip to RueLaLa? Click here for a RueLaLa invite.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wii Sports Pack -- $9.99 on eBay

I'm all about the daily deals lately! eBay has a daily deal on a Nintendo Wii 7 In 1 Grand Slam Sports Pack today only (quantities limited). It's $9.99 with free shipping.

From eBay:

MSRP $24.99
Save $15.00
Free shipping

We compared the selling price for the featured Daily Deals item on eBay to MSRP for the item at retail. We then calculated price difference to show savings percentage. All items subject to availability.

Product Description:
The Grand Slam Sports Pack for Nintendo Wii:
This is the ultimate player's package for the multi-dimensional sports lover. It comes equipped with a tennis racket, baseball bat, golf club, steering wheel, clear remote cover, and Wrist Strap.
The lightweight material assures that these accessories won’t be a heavy burden on your arms, allowing you to enjoy lengthier playing sessions without tiring as quickly. Located at the base of the detachable handle is a compartment that is designed for the Wii remote control to fit right into. With the remote snuggly secured, and your chosen attachment screwed onto the handle you can freely serve, swing, and steer to the action of your Wii game.
The Gun:
With this palm-fitted virtual gun, no enemy is safe in your crosshairs. Its gives it a feel of authenticity with its life-like mold, yet cannot be mistaken for a real gun with its white plastic façade. Its smooth grip and texture along with its lightweight material makes it comfortable for extended play. Simply by placing the remote in the top cradle of the gun, you are ready to engage in virtual combat; all you have to do is aim and shoot.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Gift Ideas: Photo-Engraved Lockets

It's one of my basic tenets of shopping to shop for gifts year-round and never last-minute.

Shopping Rule #1: Don't purchase in a panic!

That means that, yes, I've already bought some Christmas gifts and I've definitely bought most of my fall birthday gifts. In that vein, I thought I'd share this gift idea in case you all have any overly sentimental saps, such as myself on your shopping lists.

It's no secret that I love lockets. I have at least seven of them. I wore this huge one on my wedding day:

Pictures on Gold is a company that puts your photos on lockets (you send in a photo, they resize and edit it and put it directly on the metal of your choice).

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Free kids' movies from Regal Entertainment Group

Every summer Regal movies shows kids movies (on weekday mornings) for free. For more info on the Family Film Festival, including show times in your area, click here.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Target Daily Deals: 2 Maxi dresses for $17.59 plus tax or $9ish each (shipped)

I didn't even know Target had Daily Deals....

Today only they have a buy one, get one free promotion on Mossimo Supply Co. Maxi dresses in assorted colors. Perfect for summer.

$21.99 for two dresses.

Did I mention shipping is free?

Use code TCJ09UAB to bring the price down to $17.59 for two or $8.80 per dress.

With tax, here's the deal:

Items: $43.98
Shipping & Handling: $5.97
Promotion Applied: -$26.39
Free Shipping: -$5.97

Total Before Tax: $17.59
Estimated Tax:* $1.54
Order Total: $19.13

That's $9.57 per dress.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Free shipping at dELiA*s

dELiA*s has free shipping with no minimum purchase with code JUNEFS.

Expires Tuesday.

Introducing Cellfire

Cellfire is a web site that will transfer coupons and savings to your grocery store cards. From what I can tell they are hooked up with discounts and coupons for Vons, Pavillions and Ralphs. You can register by giving them your email address, birth year, phone number and your store card number. Then you browse through the products on which they have savings in each store. For example they've got "Save .75 on Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie." You click the "Save to Card" link under that product and it sends that savings directly to your card. So you can go to the store, buy the brownies, show them your card and you'll get the 75 cent discount without a coupon. Seems pretty clever, right. I've signed up for it but don't know if it works. If anyone has tried this, let me know.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Amazon $5 album sale

Holy gumballs, Amazon has 100 albums for $5 each. This is very exciting if only because Jeff Buckley's Grace is one of those albums. Stop what you're doing and go out (stay in) and get this album (download the mp3 of the album). Then listen to it over and over again in your room, on your headphones, and play Track 6 (Hallelujah) over and over again and read all sorts of meaning into the line "love is not a victory march" and wonder what the heck that has to do with cutting your hair and bathing on the roof, and regret that you didn't play this song walking down the aisle (or In My Life, or Canon in D, for the love of ice cream) and remember that The Big Fella also vetoed it as a first dance, then maybe google your ex-boyfriends and call it a day! Sometimes I forget that this isn't Helene's Bad Mood. Anyway, buy Grace. It's super fantastical. If you have an extra 5 bucks burning a hole in your wallet, check these bad boys out:

Billy Idol, Greatest Hits (Don't hate. Dancing With Myself and Catch My Fall are awesome and not even in just a nostalgic way.)
Kings Of Leon, Because Of The Times (Not including the link because you're better off without this album. I haven't heard it but, trust me.... I'm an expert in bad music.)
Carole King, Tapestry (What?)
John Mayer, Continuum (ha ha)
The Beach Boys, Endless Summer (including Don't Worry Baby -- very very dreamy)
Rage Against The Machine, Rage Against The Machine [Explicit] (Is Tom Morello overrated, or what? Please discuss.)
Eddie Vedder, Music For The Motion Picture Into The Wild
Silversun Pickups, Swoon (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version) [+Video] [+Digital Booklet]
Matisyahu, Light
Coldplay, A Rush Of Blood To The Head (Warning Sign and Amsterdam. Enough said.)
The Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream
Simon And Garfunkel, Live From New York City, 1967
30 Seconds To Mars, A Beautiful Lie

Everclear, So Much For The Afterglow
(Santa Monica Blvd. in my Jeep Wrangler on my way to my multistate bar review class, singing at the top of my lungs to Father of Mine. Oh 1998.)
Duran Duran, Rio (2001 Remaster) (I'm not going to tell you my favorite track because it's too emabarassing.)
Ice Cube, The Essentials [Explicit] [+digital booklet]
Various Artists, Sex And The City: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Roxy Music, Flesh And Blood (Rio wishes it was this album.)
Nada Surf, The Weight Is A Gift

Monday, May 31, 2010

Kenneth Cole Final Sale

Kenneth Cole has a Final Sale going on for Women and Men. Prices are cut by 30-50% at checkout.

If you're order comes to $100 or more, use code WEAR1 for an additional $25 off.
Shipping starts at $8 but is free if you spend $100 or more.

Candy Striper Cufflinks

Was $50, down to $29.98, plus an additional 30% off = $20.99 + $8 s/h.

Cast and Crew Loafers

Was $128, down to $88.98, plus an additional 50% off = $44.49 + $8 s/h.
Available in Black and Toffee

Lots of shoes in the Women's Final Sale section but I'm not jazzed by any of them. So there you go.

Best Buy -- Wii console

Best Buy has the white Wii console on sale for $149.99 + $9.99 s/h.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Banana Republic, Old Navy Mystery Offer codes

I have a one-time-use 25% off code to Banana Republic and another one for Old Navy, both valid until May 31. I'm not going to use them. Any takers?

RueLaLa Wedding broutique

I've watched an embarrassing amount of Say Yes To The Dress since my wedding. Don't get me started on how much wedding remorse I have. The worst of all of it is my dress. I hate that damned dress. The best I can say about it is it's not that bad.

This on the other hand is on my dream dress list:

Nicole Miller Antique White Silk Lace Gown

$499.00 down from $2,000.00 on RueLaLa's sale TODAY!!

I die. There are only six left, people. Get going before some other bitch wears your dress at her wedding.

How about this?

Aidan Mattox Ivory Silk Beaded Gown

$199.00 down from $420.00!!!! You can buy two at that price!

Can someone please buy it and send me pictures of their wedding so I can live vicariously through you?

RueLaLa has a Style I do! Boutique open right now with stuff for the bride, for the groom and for guests.

Need an invitation to RueLaLa? Click here.

Yankee Candle's Semi-Annual Clearance

Clear out your afternoon schedules because Yankee Candle is having their semi-annual clearance.*

Large jar candles are 2 for $25 or $15 each.

Medium jar candles are 2 for $20 or $12 each.

They also have $1, $3, $5, $7, $10, and $12 deals.

And, they have cute gift sets.

For $10 off a $25 order use code Lkwng67.

*Each page takes several years to load.

I have to admit that I ordered myself a couple things, in addition to a couple of September birthday gifts. It pains me to say that I left behind some items that I really wanted. It pains me not just because I left them behind but also, and more importantly, because, really, no really, no adult woman should want this:

So I have a decorating philosophy that emulates a Hitchcock movie. So what?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Benches & Ottomans at Smart Bargains

After a busy morning in the land of irrelevant Supreme Court decisions, I needed some retail therapy fast.

Fortunately I found this bad boy.

Don't I need this?

Black Soho Bench with Tray Table & Ottomans

Compare at: $299.00
Our Price: $119.99
Special Price: $83.99

Order Subtotal: $83.99
Total Savings:-$10.08
Standard Shipping: $9.95
Shipping Discount: -$9.95
Order Total:* $73.91
You Save: $245.12

Do you see that up there? $73.91 total. Shipped. Sweet sweet deity, don't I need this?

Apparently the answer to that question is no, according to the Big Fella. I called him and asked him if we should put a bench in the office. A what? A bench? Where? Against the wall where your drum set used to be. Oh, so you want to take your drum set out of your car and put it back in my beautiful house? Ok. I was just thinking that we could put the bench up against the bed we plan to put in that room and we'll use the Ottomans as "side tables." Oh, and we'll have lots of beautiful babies and I'll live in that room with the beautiful babies and the cats and you can sleep in our bedroom with Lulu. D'accord? Follow me....

Go here.

Click on So Much Smart, So Little Time at the top of the page.

Scroll down and click on 48 Hour Home Coupons.

Scroll down and click on the 30% Off Benches & Ottomans coupon.

Et voila.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cuisinart sale right now!

RueLaLa is having a Cuisinart sale. For the love of perfectly chopped vegetables, check it out!

For an invite to RueLaLa click here.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Pearls for Mom

My mom is looking for a double strand pearl necklace. Too bad I got her Mother's Day gift months ago. Here are some options:

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Necklace, Glass Pearl and Crystal Accent

Wrap a cluster of finery around your neck with this double-strand glass pearl necklace. With silvertone mixed metal and crystal accents. Strands measures approximately 18 inches and 20 inches long.

Pearl Necklace, Cultured Freshwater Pearl Strand (9-1/2 to 10-1/2 mm)

Reg. $300.00
Was $149.00
Sale $99.00
Little things that make a big impressions. This dual-strand necklace features cultured freshwater pearls (9-1/2 to 10-1/2 mm) and a setting of sterling silver. Approximate length: 19 inches.

I've heard that PearlsOnly is a good place to buy online.

$141 for an 18-inch double strand of freshwater pearls.
The only thing that could possibly top a single strand of AA-graded pearls is two of them in one necklace! These gorgeous white freshwater pearls are grown for two years before being hand selected for their perfectly round shape and strung on double-knotted fine silk thread.

From QVC's Jacqueline Kennedy Reproductions collection:Jacqueline Kennedy Reproduction Double Strand Pearl Necklace (Click through to read reviews and also see a video of the pearls in action. God bless QVC's great site.)

Retail Value: $120.00
QVC Price: $91.00
Introductory Price: $82.92
Shipping & Handling: $6.47

The epitome of grace and style, Jacqueline Kennedy was a fashion icon whose influence is still relevant today. Get her signature look with this double strand simulated pearl necklace. A reproduction of one of her iconic pieces, it marries two strands of white simulated pearls via decorative clasp. The round, silvertone box clasp is adorned with a round, blue faceted crystal and surrounded by round, clear faceted crystals to complete the upscale design. From the Jacqueline Kennedy Collection.

* Simulated pearls measure approximately 10.0mm to 12.0mm
* Silvertone box clasp
* Measures approximately 18"L x 2"W

Etsy also has a few options.

Marianne, Double Strand Swarovski Pearl Rhinestone Flower Spray Bridal Necklace from vendor, Luxe Deluxe (from whom I've ordered before).

This would be my pick (you know, because I'm subtle like that).


This statement bridal necklace features a beautiful rhinestone flower spray embellished with Swarovski rhinestones, offset from double strands of white/ivory Swarovski pearls on one side and a single strand of pearls on the other. Finished with a rhodium plated rhinestone box clasp. The necklace measures approximately 16" along the inside strand. This item will ship with tracking. This is made to order, please allow 3-5 working days for production. Contact me if you'd like a different length or pearl colour.

TBYRD DESIGNS also has a bunch of double strands. Here's one:

White Chocolate Necklace

The winter white 7mm freshwater pearls of this double necklace are really pretty in this design. The shorter length is 18.5" and the longer length is 20". The double strand connector has a topaz Swarovski crystal in it and I have finished it with a sterling silver double hook and eye.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New York and Company sales

New York and Company has some great sale prices going on, but in limited sizes.

$10.00 down from $29.95

Is this weird? I kind of love it: Boyfriend Shirt - Check

$9.99 down from $39.95

$9.99 down from $49.95

Let's just skip over the Rombers, shall we?

$9.99 down from $59.95.
Available in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12.

NY & C is at 10% on Bing Cashback right now!

Gotta run. Tuesdays are a very important night for me. Lots of very important things on my schedule. Don't hate.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Macy's 18k Gold Over Sterling Silver Initial Pendants

Macy's has these cute 18k Gold Over Sterling Silver Initial Pendants

Accessorize with signature style. These beautiful initial pendants are crafted in 18k gold over sterling silver with a round-cut diamond accent. Approximate length: 18 inches. Approximate drop: 1/2 inch.

Available in A, B, D, E, K, M, P, R, S, T.

Orig. $100.00
Was $39.98
Now $19.99

This is the kind of thing I'd snap up now for birthdays and Christmas.

Don't forget to Bing.

In other news.... three more days 'til The Big Fella is done with finals, three more days, three more days, three more days, three more days.

Edited 5/5/10: I saw these in the store today and they're teeny tiny, probably better for a young lady.

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Look For Less: Ann Taylor's Statement Necklace II

One more "look for less" option:

Loft's Briolette Necklace with Ribbon Ties:

On sale for $19.99 down from $44.50.

The other looks for less are here.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Look For Less: Ann Taylor's Faceted Glass Statement Necklace

The Ann Taylor Faceted Glass Statement Necklace:

The look for less:

QVC's Bold Crystal Necklace & Earring Set

Shown in Berries; also available in Brown:
$19.75; Shipping & Handling: $3.97.

QVC's Joan Rivers Couture Faceted Crystal Adjustable Bib Necklace:

Shown in Neutral; also available in Blue, Black and Red:
$60.00; Shipping & Handling: $5.22

Candie's Silver-Tone Simulated Crystal Bib Necklace:

Shown in Champagne; also available in Black:
originally $32 but on sale for $21.44 at Kohl's.

Spiegel's Stone and Bead Necklace


What do you think?

I have to say I think Ann's necklace is still the hottest with Joan's bib necklace coming in a close second.