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Get the blues

With March right around the corner, it’s nearly time for outerwear to lighten up.  Time for wool to give way to cotton twill.  Time for grey to give way to bright blue.

Image courtesy of Bluefly

Image courtesy of Bluefly


I love the idea of taking a classic and timeless piece like the trench and giving it an unexpected  punch of color.  

This double-breasted and belted version by MICHAEL Michael Kors ($96 on Bluefly.com) is bound to brighten up your spring.  And at under $100, I can’t see any good reason not to invest.


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It’s That Time of Year

Now is the perfect time to catch an amazing deal on a winter coat.  And the best part is that…it’s still winter!  So you’ll be able to put it to use right away.  The absolute best selection and best deals I’ve found are at J.Crew.  

They have more than 20 different styles of winter coats on clearance right now.  Most were originally priced in the $325 – $350 range and are now starting as low as $79.99, with lots at the $99.00 price point.  (Plus, enter the code EXTRA20 at checkout for an additional 20% off your purchase.)

I saw single-breasted, double-breasted, belted, peacoats, day coats, wool, cashmere, tweed, wool-pique, double-cloth – you name it.  And lots of them come in a range of colors: black, charcoal, camel, red, blue, purple, yellow, chocolate…  So whether you’re looking to update your staple coat or diversify your winter wardrobe with some color, there’s plenty to choose from.  

Here’s my pick:

Photo courtesy of Jcrew.com

Photo courtesy of jcrew.com




Simple, classic and easily dressed up or down, the Stadium-Cloth Shipley coat ($99.99) is available in black, navy (shown), ivory and dark poppy.




Bluefly is also well-stocked on outerwear.  Starting at around $100, chose from Mackage, A.B.S, DKNY, Michael Kors (KORS and MICHAEL labels) and several others.

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More Bang for Your Budget

thakoon-for-target1Thakoon for Target has finally hit the stores and recessionista dressing has never been so fun.  My favorite piece is this gorgeous floral printed canvas jacket in shades of ebony and purple.  It’s signature Thakoon styling at bargain basement prices ($44.99).

Get yours before they’re gone!


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