Matt Bernson’s Online Sample sale

This morning, NYC-based shoe designer Matt Bernson opened his archive for sale, offering serious markdowns on flats, booties and more—including Bernson’s snazzy collaboration with Dannijo. The discounts are 40 to 75% off and everything is final sale. Prices on the shoes, which typically range from $200 to $300, are mostly under $100, with some ankle boots as low as $79.

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3 ways to style your Infinity scarf

A basic must-have that everyone needs in their wardrobe is an infinity scarf. I’ve fallen in love with infinity scarves, so much so that normal scarves have become a thing of the past. They are so easy to just throw on and the placement always looks great. To show you guys how versatile this cozy accessory is, here are three ways to style it.

 

 

1. Keep it causal! This look will work for anyone and everyone. It’s the easiest way to work an infinity scarf into your wardrobe. The first way I styled this gorgeous cranberry infinity scarf with a soft tunic sweater. This is a perfect outfit for running errands and holiday shopping!  I simply threw on a pair of fleece leggings and tall boots to complete the look.

 

2. Next, I went with a little dressier look. Dress up your scarf with something shiny or sparkly. I paired the same scarf with super fun gold harem pants and a simple grey top. I finished off my look with a leopard-print clutch.

 

3. Infinity scarves even work with edgier outfits. I couldn’t resist throwing in a little leather. It’s a great way to mix up the textures of your ensemble.  I threw on my staple leather jacket over a tight striped midi dress and finished off the look with a pop-color bag.

Gifts under $50

Somewhere between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, your holiday budget went out the window. Now you’re frantically trying to bankroll a full list of presents on an empty wallet. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up some affordable gifts suitable for everyone from family members to coworkers to BFFs.

 

J.Crew Lodge Moccasins
J.Crew

Lodge Moccasins ($50) in Dark Nutmeg

Zara Combined Leather Glove
Zara

Combined Leather Glove ($30) in Blue

Nasty Gal Shadowbox Clutch
Nasty Gal

Shadowbox Clutch ($48)

Mango Dark Wash Denim Shirt
Mango

Dark Wash Denim Shirt ($50)

H&M Cotton Canvas Jacket
H&M

Cotton Canvas Jacket ($50)

Balenciaga Shower Gel
Balenciaga

Shower Gel ($40)

Arden B Calf Hair Jean Belt
Arden B

Calf Hair Jean Belt ($22)

 

Dorothy Perkins Blush Zebra Fluff Jumper
Dorothy Perkins

Blush Zebra Fluff Jumper ($45)

 

Winter Trend – Leather Pants

If you’re going to try one trend this season, make it leather (or faux leather) pants! They’re super hot right now and a great way to break from your everyday denim. I love the edginess they bring to feminine pieces and even some of the most basic neutrals. On top of being chic, they can be extremely comfortable. You know the saying, “Style over comfort?” Well, that’s not the case with leather pants!

 

 

Photos (l to r): Julie of Sincerely Jules, Helena of Brooklyn Blonde, Anna of See Jane

 

Leather pants are most likely my favorite alternative to jeans. They fit the body nice and snug, keep you warm, and add a wow factor to your outfit. Initially, I thought there were limited ways to style leather pants, but after living in my leggings, I realized they’re a lot more versatile than I thought. Try going casual cool in black and white, pair them with a classic cable knit, or add a menswear vibe with a plaid buttondown. However you decide to style your pants, I promise you’ll not only look chic, you’ll feel chic too!

Isabel Marant Collection for H&M

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It’s T-minus eight days until the Isabel Marant collection hits select H&M stores worldwide, and the retailer has just launched a dedicated microsite in anticipation. It features plenty of photos of the line, a countdown clock and video—all arranged in a Tumblr-like format.

According to the site, the H&M locations carrying the collection will open at 8am local time on November 14 and the online shop will begin offering the collab at 12pm EST. In the “how to shop” section, H&M explains that they will again be utilizing a wristband system to organize shoppers day-of. The first 300 people in line will be broken down into groups of thirty and each will receive a colored wristband that corresponds to their group. Each group will have 15 minutes to shop the collaboration, and there will be five minute breaks between groups while staff, presumable, straightens out and restocks. After three and a half hours, the collaboration will be opened up to everyone.

H&M will be enforcing a purchase limit to try to curb resellers. Each shopper can purchase one item per style. Returns will be accepted for three days after the collection’s release.

DSW: up to 70% off Clearance Shoes

DSW DealsSave up to 70% off Clearance Shoes for a limited time at DSW. Plus, sign up for a free Rewards Membership (or log in to your account) and use the code SHIPR to bag free shipping on orders over $35, otherwise $7.95 is added. Check out the pictured Nine West Celinna Booties, which drop from $139 to $69.94, a price low by $20, and these Zigi Soho Drawing Booties, which drop from $89 to $39.94, a price low by $40. Note that sizes are limited for some styles. Sales tax is charged in most states.

Save the Date: Dolce & Gabbana Sample Sale

We just received word that Dolce & Gabbana will be hosting a 4-day sample sale beginning Monday, November 4. Merchandise will include items for men, women, children, handbags and shoes from prior to the 2013 collection. Prices will be up to 90% off.

During last year’s sale, we found the most recent merchandise to be discounted 60%, the prior year 70% and the year before that 80% and even older merchandise was 90% off. Archival items were discounted 60% off. We found a body-con corset dress for $400 from almost $4000. Shoes were marked between $50 and $250 and handbags were all under $250.

 

Dolce & Gabbana Sample Sale 
Monday, November 4 through Thursday, November 7
Mon 10am- 10pm, Tues & Wed 9am -6pm, Thurs 9am -7pm
Metropolitan Pavilion 123 West 18th Street, 4th Floor (The Gallery)

Diane von Furstenberg Scarf $55 Shipped


Nordstrom DealsThis Diane von Furstenberg Celeste Embellished Scarf drops from $145 to $54.97 at Nordstrom.com. Plus, shipping is free making this the lowest price we found by $85. This classic fringed scarf is embellished with tiny, silvery accents for a hint of sparkle and gleam. It is available in three colors and measures 40″W x 80″L. Sales tax is charged in most states.