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I know it’s the dead of winter, but I can’t stop thinking about spring.  My fashion soul mate (http://clotheshorseok.wordpress.com/ – go visit her, she’s fab!) and I both agree that January is the worst month of the year… fashionably speaking.  All fashion magazines are thin as a pin, and all the stores look terrible and are full of last years unwanted messes.  Booo!!!  

So when I saw this dress (at Gap, of all places), I was inspired and dreaming once again of spring. 

 

  

 

The beauty of this dress is: 

a) it’s cheap – $59.50* plus 20% off 

b)  it’s classic 

c) and best of all, it’s reminiscent of Yves St. Laurent’s FAMOUS safari dress 

taken from French Vogue 1968, worn by model Verushchka

  

I’m thinking this will be a great transition piece to wear into spring.  

Now – wear with blazer, tights, ankle boots 

Later – wear with strappy chunky spring heels and layer on the gold jewelry 

 Mood – Spring Fling
Song – “Surfin Safari”  by the Beach Boys
*20%  if you enter GAPNEW20 at checkout – offer expires 1/10

 

This morning I was looking over today’s Gilt sales. If you’re not familiar with Gilt let me explain.  Gilt is the greatest shopping site EVER!  Every day around 11am CT  they have sales for DESIGNER clothing, shoes, jewelry, menswear, childrens, home stuff, and even vacations.  Up to 70% off!!  It’s a fashionista’s dream come true!!

Anywhoooo, it’s 11:00, and I’m checking Gilt.   Under Jetsetter (the vacation site)  I see the Banyan Tree Mayakoba hotel.  It’s like going to Phuket, only you don’t have a 14-hour+ flight. And it’s conveniently located 30 minutes away from the Cancun airport. 

OOOoooh I need a vay-cay…

The entrance

The resort features 54 Villas; each with their own pool.

 The Spa

While I’m dreaming of Mexico, I must plan my attire… 

Bikini and coverup – check! 

Being the girly-girl I am, I’m a sucker for anything with ruffles 🙂  Shoshanna

I’m l-o-v-i-n-g this cover up!   J. Crew

If you would like to join Gilt Group, click on the link to accept my invitation. http://www.gilt.com/invite/allisonh

Mood – Tropical

Song – “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes

http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/6025831/0~2377475~6025832~6025831?cm_cat=010810&cm_pla=private_sale_email_0108&cm_ite=event&cm_em=11987884&cm_ven=email

Starts at 9am Pacific time – 11am Central.

Happy Shopping.

Ooooooh, Dolls!!!  

……………. this…………..one………. is………..a…………doozy…..

sorry………………………out..of…breath….

I’ve never seen my fingers scroll so fast…. it was like a movie ………..

Go to netaporter.com NOW………….HUGE……SALE……………….

Miu Miu boots for $288………………

Shop the NET-A-PORTER Sale - Clearance sale now on!

Oh, Dolls, I have a little side project!  I’ve been scouring eBay for the perfect bat wing cocoon cardigan.  Most of the time I have an idea in my head of what I want and I won’t be happy until I find it.  Well, I never found one, so I had it made!!!  I loved it soooo much I had to have a couple more made for my girls.  Check out my eBay if your interested!!!

I styled it with the ribcage Rodarte for Target dress, an Alice + Olivia belt, and a Kenneth Jay Lane Squid Ring.

Mood – Party like it’s 2010

Song – I’m working on a New Year’s Eve playlist, but until then “1999” by Prince will do

Sorry, Dolls… I know I have gotten VERY behind on the 12 days of Christmas, but Rodarte has arrived at Tar-jay!!!  WOOHOO!!!!

I had to get my bum over to Target and spend time trying on everything and grabbing all the sizes I could for my girls!

I’ll admit it’s a bit out there but the stand out piece has definitely been the leopard print lace dress.  Dakota Fanning rocked the lace dress in Teen Vogue…

Love it with the light blue necklace… elegant yet fun!

But, the Dress du Jour has got to be the sequin ribcage dress!

The Rodarte sisters know how to design fashion with a sense of humor!  But what the heck, are those Doc Martens I see…  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Target.com and most of the stores are sold out of the Leopard Lace Dress and the Ribcage dress, but if you’re dying for them click on the links 🙂

And this post wouldn’t be completely without me singing…

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to meeeeeee,

The Rodarte Dress Reese Witherspoon wore!!!!!!!!!!

So. Freakin’. Cool.

Sigh…

(Sorry my tree fell down from the weight of all my goodies. It will be up later!)

Today is official free shipping day!!!!  Go to freeshippingday.com and find over 700 retailers that are offering free shipping.  It’s a great opportunity to finish your last minute shopping and save time and money!

Here are a few of my favorite stores that are participating:

Beauty.com, Bloomingdales, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Nordstrom, Saks, Tory Burch

Happy Shopping!


How cute is this Louboutin clutch??  Looks like a cute little perfect Christmas bow…

Mood:  Happy Holidays!

Song: “Here Comes Santa Claus” by Gene Autry

My true love gave to meeeee,

The “You Know You Want It” book from Gossip Girl stylist Eric Daman.

Since I have to wait until next year for a new episode of Gossip Girl, I’ll have to get my fix through literature. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!  It’s a great gift for the Gossip Girl fanatic in your life, and its under $30.  XOXO

Mood – Merry!

Song – Click on It’s Christmas Charlie Brown

http://www.playlist.com/allysoninwonderlandmusic/playlists

My true love gave to meeeeeee,

A cozy pom-pom throw from Calypso!!!

A great gift for any of your girlfriends!  It would look fabulous thrown over a sofa or bed, plus its only $50!   Also if you join the mail list you will receive 20%  off your order and free shipping through December the 13th.

Happy Shopping!

Mood – Merry!

Song – Click on It’s Christmas Charlie Brown

http://www.playlist.com/allysoninwonderlandmusic/playlists

Didn't get your McQueen fix?  Gilt is have a McQueen
sale right now!!! 
Happy Shopping.