09: Sales, Specials, Events & Giveaways

Get cute and cozy with some of our favorite SALE items today

Get cute and cozy with 50% off the Nanette Lepore holiday collection and/or an additional 25% off select sale items plus free shipping in stores and at anthropologie.com today*!

Scroll down to take a look at or get yourself some of our favorites below…

Nanette Lepore:

From Russia Coat

Ginjoint Jacket

Cabochan Cardi

Majorelle Coat

Make A Scene Scarf

Montmartre Hat


Snowflake Sweater Mukluks
$48 – anthropologie.com
Sweaters »

That’s A Wrap Robe
$78 – anthropologie.com
Wrap robe »

Shrewd Stitches Stole
$238 – anthropologie.com
Scarves »

*Standard shipping with $75 minimum offer is valid for domestic shipments only and does not apply to previous purchases.
Offer expires on 12/22/10 at 10 A.M. EST. Additional fees apply for overweight, express or overnight shipping. Need to get it there by December 24? See full details at www.anthropologie.com

Crossroad’s “Best Fashion Find” July Winner

tristinstyling’s own Christine Matsunaga, is the July winner of Crossroads Trading Company’s “Best Fashion Find”!

Here’s a cut and paste of the post from the Crossroads blog:

Congratulations to Christine Matsunaga, the July winner of our Best Fashion Find contest.  Christine has just won a $50 Crossroads gift certificate!  Here are her winning photos (left) and comments:

“My best find at Crossroads you ask? More like, ‘My best finds are always at Crossroads!’ I can’t walk into a Crossroads and NOT find something! I saw this lovely Trina Turk, black cracked leather ‘Big Cypress’ shoulder bag (originally retailed at $535) at the Wicker Park location and just had to have it. Just look at it! You know you’re jealous it was me and not you who found it!

This month, we had to give an honorable mention to Lil Miss Hot Mess.   We loved this glamorous city shot and accompanying comments:

“I needed a dress for the opening night of Frameline33, the SF International LGBT Film Festival.   And you know, a drag queen’s got to look fierce, but since it was a nice affair I wanted to go a little extra classy.  When I saw this dress, I knew it was the one; it has this classic, vaguely Hepburn feel, and better yet, it was exactly the same color as all the festival posters.  So, I paired it with green tights and a marigold bow to get the color combo just right.  It’s an Isaac Mizrahi for Target.”

Dress Brea Grant for the Red Carpet

brea_grant_polyvore_styling_contestPolyvore is a vibrant community of stylish people who create “sets” using a free, easy-to-use web-based application for mixing and matching images from anywhere on the web.

Starting now through Friday, July 24, 2009, tristinstyling, and social media marketing guru, Laura Roeder, have teamed up with Polyvore to feature Brea’s stylish and creative fans on the web!

Polyvore members will be using the editor tool to create a red carpet look by incorporating at least one piece of jewelry from our featured jewelry designers, Jody McGill, Nina Nguyen, or Mimi Kim, or at least one item of clothing from featured clothing line,  The Serpico Collection.

Brea’s stylist, Christine, will pick the winner who will receive a signed gift from Brea and get their photo, bio, and set featured here on our blog, followed by a tweet from Brea on her twitter profile to her 25,000+ followers!

Are you an aspiring stylist or Brea’s biggest fan? Here’s your chance to prove that you have what it takes!

To enter, click the image below:


It’s been a while since we’ve received repost worthy content from WhoWhatWearDaily.

Our favorite? We’re loving the Wysh Sandal by Steve Madden (pictured left).

Take a look and read at their favorite sandals below:

“As you may have noticed, today’s splendid picks are all of the flat variation. And while we die for killer heels, we also think investing in planar pairs is just as life-affirming. Like a blazer or a top knot, these low-rise styles are a good way to incorporate some quick and easy polish into your look. ”

1. Matiko Lace-Up Bootie ($148)
2. Steve Madden Wysh Sandal ($80)
3. Mogil Coeur Shoe ($198)
4. Dolce Vita Hampton Sandal ($143)
5. LIFEwithBIRD Night Vision Sandal ($265, +61.39.410.4580)

Christian Louboutin Giveaway Ends Today

ideeli, our favorite member by invite only sample sale site is having a random drawing at 5p.m. tonight!

What’s the prize? Look left at the lovely Bow Clutch by Christian Louboutin, that’s the prize.

What do you have to buy? Nothing! Just click to enter! I don’t know about you but we’ve entered and are keeping our fingers crossed for the win!

Not a member of this invite only shopping community? No worries! tristinstyling’s got your hook up. Click here to enter if you’re not a member.

Take a read at what ideeli has to say about all this:

“French Fetish

Paris, the City of Lights, also happens to be the mecca of fashion. And perhaps no other city rivals its history and reputation when it comes to turning out unabashedly sexy, undeniably sophisticated accessories. Just take the legacy of Christian Louboutin for example. Raised in the heart of Paris, Louboutin’s first inspiration hit him at the tender age of twelve, when he spotted a drawing of a sharp-heeled woman’s shoe in the African and Oceanic Art Museum.

Fueled by this passion, Louboutin went on to train at the iconic French houses of Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent before founding his own self-titled label and boutique in Paris in 1992. His aesthetic lies in that slender space between sex kitten and lady-who-lunches. With an ambitious vision and a sharp eye for detail, Louboutin creates shoes and handbags that remind us that fashion should be fun and that a slight fetish for French design can make a sultry impact on your style.”

Etsy Weekend Deals!

Etsy has a whole lotta deals going on this weekend with discounts ranging from 10% – 25% off, buy one get one, or free shipping!

Shop their extended Weekend Deals Guide and for the first time ever, their special July Fourth Free Shipping Guide. This weekend, relax on the beach and let the merchandise come to you, free of charge!

Discount Codes
Each of the shops below is offering special discounts on your entire order this weekend. Simply enter the code “Weekend Deals” in the Message to Seller field during checkout to take advantage of the sale.  Your discount will be refunded through PayPal.  Check the individual discount beneath each item below.

Tweed Shoulder Bag

15% off store wide.

By MSHandbags, $75.

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The key to the stone necklace

20% off store wide.

By noblegnome, $21.

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Locket Ring

25% off store wide.

By goodgirlsstudio, $24.

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navigation compass necklace

20% off store wide.

By ohhellofriend, $13.25.

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10% off store wide.

By Ayca, $25.

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SALE Kat – flower clutch

20% off store wide.

By jiorji, $30.

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Natural Edge Walnut bowl

20% off store wide.

By massmans, $55.

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Denture Soap – Set Of Two

20% off store wide.

By aBreathofFrenchair, $6.

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Japanese Star Moss – Asphalt Large

20% off store excluding sale items.

By Xenotees, $22.

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Pleated Purselet II Garden Rose

10% off store wide.

By aggieray, $39.75.

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Ice Cube earrings

10% off store wide.

By betsy3, $18.

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Stars and Stripes Soap

20% off everything red, white or blue.

By swanmountainsoaps, $5.

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Draught Beer Soap

15% off store wide.

By DECAcandle, $5.

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Tea Book with Ribbon Closure

15% off store wide.

By EliteElishi, $9.

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100 custom calling cards

25% off store wide.

By happygirlgreetings, $20.

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Art Book Locket Necklace

15% off store wide.

By sagittariusgallery, $35.

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Buy One, Get One

Each of the shops below is offering a “buy one, get one” promotion this weekend when you enter the code “Weekend Deals” in the Message to Seller field during checkout. Check the individual promotion beneath each item below.

Recycled Skateboard Bangle

Buy one get one of the same or lesser value at 50% off.

By 2ReVert, $22.

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Woodgrain Stationery Set

Buy one get one free on all purchases.

By AshleyPahl, $8.

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Softly Earrings

Free earrings from special section with each purchase; specify pair during checkout.

By catiesblue, $22.

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Vintage Case with Brass Map Tools

Buy 2 items, get $10 off total order.

By blogbloglog, $25.

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Moonbabies Earrings

Free earrings with each purchase.

By maiziedesigns, $24.

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ocean dream flower

Free flower pin with each purchase.

By TwistedCrystals, $28.

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Amy Butler and Joel Dewberry

Free 1/4 yard of fabric added to every full yard purchased.  Excludes fat quarters and half yard sets.

By fabricplace, $10.

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BIG Ocean Rain Handmade Soap

Buy one body butter, get one of the

same size free.

By ConcordSoap, $5.50.

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Free Shipping

Each of the shops below is offering free shipping this weekend when you enter the code “Weekend Deals” in the Message to Seller field during checkout.  If you love free shipping as much as I do, shop our extended Free Shipping Guide special for this holiday weekend!

Ingrid Fingerless Gloves

By HandMeDowns, $29.50.

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Lotus Honey Cabochon Earrings

By Paradox, $20.

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Steampunk Filigree Ring

By StJoshua, $39.

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Crayon Roll – Blue Daisy

By BellflowerTextiles, $10.

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Free Ship-Beach House Dishcloths

By rebeccajay, $12.

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Peach Moonstone cascade earrings

By madebysam, $77.50.

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ANY 4-Letter Word Sign Language

By MoonlightAura, $24.

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pine forest scarf

By KnotOriginal, $42.

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Cookies Crocheted Play Food

Free shipping on children’s play food.

By trendycraftcreations, $5.

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Internet sterling silver pendant

By arosha, $24.

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Up to 65% off Nina Nguyen Jewelry

Today, ideeli is having a sale on Nina Nguyen jewelry. One of our favorites, the beautiful “Multi Briolette Earrings II” (pictured left), are already sold out!

Good thing there are so many other cute pieces on sale!

ideeli is a designer shopping site for members by invite only…

tristinstyling subscribers can become a mamber in 3 seconds by clicking here and just entering your e-mail address. Spam? Nope. The only thing we’ve been getting is the scoop on sales and giveaways!

Hurry and get what you want quick because the SALE ends at tomorrow, June, 25, 2009, at 10pm (or when it sells out).

Here’s our top 5 picks and links to buy below:


Hunter Festival Lace Boots

We just ordered the cutest pair of Hunter “Festival Lace” rain boots from ideeli for only $54 while they are still originally priced at $145 everywhere else!

These boots are not only super cute but functional because they’re made of vulcanized natural rubber, built on an orthopedic last, with a quick dry nylon lining, and multi layer cushioned sponge insole.

Ooh… Sounds so cozy!

Can’t wait to get em!

Don’t want to miss out on future sales? Click here to get in because ideeli is an invite only community.

Up to 70% off Michael by Michael Kors – Ready to Wear, Nicole Miller Sunglasses & Karoo

Starting today at 11am, you can get up to 70% off Michael by Michael Kors – Ready to Wear, Nicole Miller Sunglasses & Karoo until tomorrow at 10pm (or until it sells out) on ideeli.

We just ordered the adorable “Vintage Amber ALA MODE” sunglasses by Nicole Miller (pictured left)!

Members only via invite… tristinstyling readers and clients can join by clicking here.

Here’s the scoop on today’s sales and our top 5 picks below:

1. karoo, $39.00, ORIG PRICE $130.00
2. nicole miller, $39.00, ORIG PRICE $125.00
3. michael michael kors, $30.00, ORIG PRICE $100.00
4. karoo, $65.00, ORIG PRICE $220.00
5. karoo, $25.00, ORIG PRICE $68.00

Michael by Michael Kors- Ready to Wear
Save up to 73%
Prices start at: $20
Monday, June 15th, 11:00 AM
MICHAEL Michael Kors offers the same breed of jet-setter sportswear as his namesake collection, but without breaking the bank. High fashion women like Heidi Klum and Catherine Zeta-Jones love Michael Kors’ style, so you’ll be in good company with your new MICHAEL cardigans, lightweight blouses, dress pants, and dresses. New York’s Michael Kors will outfit you with a crisp, classic American wardrobe that exudes casual cool. If your closet needs a stimulus, here it is.

Nicole Miller Sunglasses
Save up to 74%
Prices start at: $39
Monday, June 15th, 11:00 AM
Just because Greek mythology is set in the ancient past, doesn’t mean that sirens aren’t still out to play. Nicole Miller transforms present-day femmes into timeless temptresses every day. An American born to a fashionable French mother, Miller trained at both the Rhode Island School of Design and Paris’ Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. RISD ignited Miller’s wild streak, unleashing a rebellious side to her designs, while the French institution provided the young designer with a mastery of classic construction techniques.

Save up to 72%
Prices start at: $19
Monday, June 15th, 11:00 AM
Karoo, from esteemed South African designer Mark Eisen, aims to please the modern woman who desires a look of comfortable, effortless chic. Wraps, cardigans, and lightweight knits are wardrobe staples that work for daytime and night, over leggings and over jeans, creating sundry classic combinations for all seasons.

$125 Designer Denim Coupon for only $50 at The Denim Lounge?!

Whoa! That’s just nuts! We’ve NEVER seen an in-store deal this good from the Denim Lounge locations on Oak St. and Roscoe!

This $125 coupon for only $50 in only available until midnight from Groupon. It’s not even lunchtime yet and 592 coupons have been bought already!

What is Groupon you ask? Click here to see. Or here to read what people are saying on Yelp. We’ve been subscribing for a while now and love how easy it is to get steals at local boutiques and restaurants!

The description of today’s coupon from the Groupon site is posted below…

Choose From 20 Premium Brands at 60% Off

The Fine Print

  • Expires 10/12/2009
  • Good for men’s and women’s denim jeans only (not valid on children’s jeans)
  • Must use at either Oak St. or Roscoe St. location (in-store only)
  • Valid for new and existing customers
  • One per customer
  • Can purchase multiple as gifts

Nothing’s better than a great pair of jeans — especially if, like Mr. Groupon, you wear that pair of jeans every single day for 2+ years. Unfortunately, great jeans aren’t cheap, and tough economic times have forced many of us to resort to more primitive means of hiding our lower body shame. But that all changes with today’s Groupon to The Denim Lounge, where you can choose from the finest denim designers at a $75 discount. With over 20 premium designer brands and an expert team that will actually fit you into the best size and style, The Denim Lounge takes the art of blue jeans to the next level.

This Groupon can be used at The Denim Lounge’s Oak St. and Roscoe Village locations. The Oak St. location even has a “butt cam,” so you can see how the denim shapes your rear on a plasma TV. Whether you’re a jean junkie or a first-timer who’s always wondered what it would feel like to wear a nice pair of jeans, you’ll never get a better deal than today’s Groupon.

Plenty of Chicagoans already know and love The Denim Lounge. Here’s what some of their fans are saying:

  • “They have a HUGE selection of women and men’s jeans (many brands, styles, washes, etc.), and great tops. The service was great, and the employees were very helpful and friendly!” Katie G., Yelp
  • It’s nice to know there is a unique store like this still on the Gold Coast. After being so tired of walking into all of the chain stores, we were thrilled to walk onto Oak St. to see the great boutiques and especially the Denim Lounge. Sarahbryn, Citysearch

For those of you who are new to the world of denim, we offer the following extremely short primer.

Everybody’s Talkin’ About Denim

Look to your left. Look to your right. If you happen to be standing or sitting in between two people, one of those people is wearing or has worn denim. What is at the root of this material’s meteoric rise to become one of our nation’s most beloved pant fabrics? The answer lies in the denim itself: denim.

Most commonly found in the form of blue jeans, denim can also be used to fashion jackets, hats, and skirts (and that is all). “Denim” shirts are actually made of Zenim, a chafe-resistant denim substitute.

People like denim because it’s comfortable, durable, and doesn’t require washing or ironing. If you’ve never tried it, today’s Groupon is the perfect chance to sample some of the world’s finest denim at a price you can afford.