Tag Archives: Kate Spade

Hot Summer Deals and Steals

There are some killer sales out there right now — it’s that time of year when back-to-school shopping is right around the corner and retailers are almost giving merchandise away to make room.

Check out what I found and these deals are so hot, you are going to need your sunscreen:

Ruddy Cheeks (up to 30% off):

I am head-over-heels for this bag.  It’s perfect all year around.  It will be mine.
(Maya Tote, Fossil, 30% off, $139.99 from $198)

Bona Fide Sunburn (up to 50% off):

This would make paying bills a lot more fun.
(Parsons Mini Desk, West Elm, 36% off, $159.99 from $249)

Look at those awesome zebras!
(Lush & Wild Tote, Anthropologie, 41% off, $39.95 from $68)

This would look fab in an entry hall.  Ok, my entry hall.
(Quatrefoil Mirror, Ballard Designs, 41% off, $159.99 from $269)

I am thinking about using these as night stands in my daughter’s big-girl room.  At less than $20 each?  Oh hells yeah.
(Lattice Top Side Table, Urban Outfitters, 47% off, $19.99 from $38)

Loving the modern design and the conservative leather detailing.  Sweet summer bag.
(Beachcomber Sophie, Kate Spade, 47% off, $145 from $275)

Third Degree Burns & Sun Poisoning (over 50% off):

How fun is this??
(Hable Cherries Percale Duvet Cover F/Q, Garnet Hill, 51% off, $84 from $170)

It’s like Burberry meets Nantucket for under $70!
(Know the Ropes Dress, Anthropologie, 53% off, $69.95 from $148)

Jonathan Adler on sale, whaaaa?  And 58.4% off?  White hot!
(Waterspout Taper Holder, Anthropologie, $19.95 from $48)

Love this cheery orange bag.  Especially that preppy tassel.
{York Street Medium, Kate Spade, 65% off, $119 from $345!)

Go forth and shop the sales!!!

P.S. Don’t forget to enter to win a $70 gift card to CSN Stores before Friday — click here!

Buy This, Not That: Looks for Spring!

It’s been a while since I have put together a “Buy This, Not That” post.  I am featuring Boden today because I was so inspired by their Spring catalog!  This company, founded in the UK, is my new favorite source for versatile clothes with great quality and good value.  Boden’s Spring look reminds me of Kate Spade meets J.Crew, for less….

LOVE THIS?

{Bali, Kate Spade, $198}

BUY THIS!

{Strappy Wedges, Boden, $138}

LOVE THIS?

{Grosgrain Plisse Priti, Kate Spade, $355}

OR THIS?


{Flutter-Flower Clutch, J. Crew, $128}

BUY THIS!

{Fabulous Clutch, Boden, $98}

LOVE THIS?


{Connect Four Reina Dress, Kate Spade, $395}

BUY THIS!

{Must Have Shift, Boden, $148}

LOVE THIS?


{Regina Metallic Leather Ballet Flats, J. Crew, $278}

BUY THIS!

{Embellished Flats, Boden, $118}

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{Watch Hill Zippered Darcy, Kate Spade, $295}

BUY THIS!

{Patent Stripe Tote, Boden, $228}

LOVE THIS?

{Bettye Muller, Heirloom, Piperlime, $220}

BUY THIS!

{Colourblock Wedges, Boden, $148}

Check it out!  There is so many more fabulous spring items at Boden right now.  Happy bargain hunting and come on Spring!

P.S.  As I write this, a foot of snow sits on the ground and we have two more snow storms on the horizon this week.  Before last month, we didn’t even own a snow shovel!  Sooooo, as an understatement, I am desperate for Spring!

Yes Please.

If I wear these sunglasses, will Spring come any faster?  Pretty please? 

{Keeden Sunglasses, Kate Spade}

Kate Spade at One Kings Lane

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Extra extra, read all about it!  Kate spade dinnerware and gift items are on clearance at One Kings Lane.  If you need an invite to OKL, leave a comment with your email address and I will send you one.  Check it out!  Here are some of my faves:

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Happy Bargain Hunting!

 

Perfect Prezzies: 71 Days

I am starting a new series, Perfect Prezzies, that will run periodically from now until Christmas (71 DAYS AWAY!) to share some fun and affordable holiday gift ideas.  There are some years that I am brimming with inspiration for everyone on my list and other years that I am struggling on Christmas Eve to find ANYTHING for my family, friends, colleagues and neighbors. 

So, I hope this series will give you some motivation to get shopping early so that you can be sipping spiked cider and eating cookies in front of a roaring fire on Christmas Eve, instead of battling traffic and throngs of procrastinators at your local mall!

For Her

I love this delicate and understated bracelet ($95) by Kate Spade.  It is perfect for both work and weekends.  Isn’t she lovely? 

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How awesome is this Guess Drop Waist Peacoat ($138) from Nordstrom?  It’s almost an outfit by itself — pair it with black leggings or jeans and head out the door.  I have been waiting for it to go on sale because it would be a perfect present for my 17 year old step-sister.   

 

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I spotted this glam Nate Berkus Throw ($79.99) over at Matters of Style earlier this week and immediately thought that it would make a terrific Christmas present.  I could design a whole room around this beauty!

 

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For Little Girl

A friend gave baby spark! one of these adorable Lexy Lu hats ($20) for Christmas last year and we wore it all winter.  They are soft and sweet and I love the “whale spout” of grosgrain ribbons!  (For Richmonders, these are available at Rattle & Roll too).

 

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For Him

Aren’t men the hardest to buy for?  My husband, dad and brothers-in-law are always the last ones left on my list.  This masculine, black and white, matted and framed photo of a vintage jaguar ($69.95) from Z Gallerie would make a welcome addition to any man’s office or “man cave.” 

 

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For Neighbors or Teacher

I have been eyeing Red Envelope‘s gorgeous oversized candles for a while and think that this Cherry Blossoms Candle ($49.99) would make a beautiful and thoughtful gift.

 

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Acacia offers the most amazing sets of tableware.  These Japanese Botanical Bowls ($59.95) are so simple and elegant and could be used for everything from soup to cereal to serving snacks. 

 

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For the Dog Lover

We are a family of dog lovers and this fun Buddy Pillow ($88) by Serena and Lily would be perfect for my in-laws who have an affinity for labs and golden retrievers.  It also comes in yellow with a white background and orange with a light blue background.

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Go get shopping, friends! 

Oh, and time is running out, so please don’t forget to click on over to enter into the Shades of Light GIVEAWAY to celebrate spark!’s 100th post.

Buy This, Not That — Shoes!

I have had a few requests to expand spark!‘s recurring “Buy This, Not That” series to fashion.  So, welcome to the first edition!

Flats are so popular this Fall, so I have narrowed my BTNT shoe selections to loafers, moccasins, and ballet flats.  Also, I am showcasing my new fave bargain brand — Me Too. Enjoy!

LOVE THIS?

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[Miu Miu Ballet Flats, Saks Fifth Avenue, $450]

BUY THIS!

shoes[Me Too Swann Cap Toe Ballet, DSW, $39.94]

LOVE THIS?

shoes4[Kate Spade Sabrina Loafer, Saks Fifth Avenue, $225]

BUY THIS!

shoes2[Me Too Nexi Patent Leather Penny Moc, DSW, $44.94]

LOVE THIS?

shoes7[Demi Flats, Kate Spade, $225]

BUY THIS!

shoes8[Wanted Wild Flats, Piperlime, $35]

LOVE THIS?

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[Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Letteke Canoe’ Moccasin, Nordstrom, $450]

BUY THIS!

shoes6[Sperry Top-Sider Marina Moccasin, Nordstrom, $97.95]

LOVE THIS?

shoes9a[Beverly Feldman Rosetta Flat, Nordstrom, $179]

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[Zigi Soho Petunia Suede Flats, DSW, $49.95]

LOVE THIS?

shoes11 [Miu Miu Velvet Ballet Flats, Saks Fifth Avenue, $315]

BUY THIS!

shoes12[Jeff Campbell Haley Flats, Norstrom, $94.95]

Happy Shoe Shopping!