If you haven't gotten your hands on these books yet, it's the perfect summer, beach read. Yes, they're a little raunchy and the writing is pretty terrible but the story will keep you hooked! The protagonist, Anastasia Steele, can grate on your nerves pretty heavily but it's still awesome and I couldn't stop!
Have you read them yet?
If you haven't seen it yet, you must watch this SNL video
Pop into the Autumn Cashmere Sample Sale
WHY: Up to 75% off stock & one-of-a-kind cashmere, cashmere blends, cotton & linen apparel and accessories at the Autumn Cashmere Spring/Summer 2012 Sample Sale. Stock up on this season’sknitwear essentials. Cash, Visa, Mastercard & Amex accepted.
- Summer weight cashmere cropped stripe with suede elbow patches – WAS $260…. NOW $129
- Linen blend hi lo relaxed v-neck – WAS $170…. NOW $89
- Cashmere lace back dolman cocoon – WAS $348…. NOW $155
- Cotton crochet jacket – WAS $284…. NOW $115
- Cotton cashmere blend jersey roll v-neck – WAS $165…. NOW $79
- Cashmere lightweight crewneck with reverse seams – WAS $210…. NOW $99
WHEN: 6/4 – 6/8; M-Th (9-7), F (9-6)
WHERE: 231 W 39th Street
between 7th & 8th Aves
Check out the Mara Hoffman Sample Sale and get Up to 85% off swimwear and ready-to-wear.
WHEN: 6/8 – 6/10; F (10-7), Sat (11-7), Sun (noon-5)
WHERE: 378 Broome Street
Visit the James Jeans Sample Sale and get Women’s and men’s jeans and denims 50-75% off retail at the James Jeans Sample Sale. Cash, Visa and Mastercard accepted.
- Skinnies – Were $180, Now $80 (2 for $150)
- Color Denim – $90
- Straight, Boot and Flares – Were $180, Now $80
- One-of-a-kind samples: $15-$50
- Shorts – Were $150, Now $60 (2 for $100)
- Men’s Jeans – Were $200, Now $50-$80
New York has been a total inferno this past week, making me wish for sleigh rides in the snow! I'm just not a fan of humidity. Thank the effing lord I had the good sense to Japanese straighten my hair a couple weeks ago. Otherwise you wouldn't want to see this afro! Even though I know it will cool down a bit before we hit the real hot patch this summer, I thought I'd share some of my favorite products that keep me looking (somewhat) fabulous even when the weather is not cooperating!
When I walk my butt to work in the AM I simply cannot cool down without a good cool wipe. I'm obsessed with Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Wipes. They have minimal chemicals but leave my punam refreshed and ready to face the day!
Blotting sheets are always a good idea if you're feeling a little shiny. I love the Boscia brand sheets. They take you from oil spill to refined in 10 seconds flat!
When it's 2000% humidity and 99 degrees it's also a good idea to bring along some extra deods or a small travel perfume to make sure you're fresh. I'm a big believer in non-aluminum deodorants so it really pays to drag it along so I'm "SURE." Organic deodorants aren't exactly as effective when made without all the nasty chemicals but to me they're worth it. I love Nature's Gate Lavender Aloe deodorant. I swear, it really works, it just doesn't hurt to reapply, even when using anti-perspirant for that extra boost of confidence.
I'll be continuing this feature as the summer goes on and sharing my fave summer products that keep me fresh! What are yours? Let me know in the comments! Share your secrets with all the Smartypanties!
We're hearing great things about H&M's Fall Collection. Decide for yourself by watching the video or see still lookbook photos here.
Pop by the DVF Sample Sale for Up to 70% off ready-to-wear and accessories at the DVF – Diane von Furstenberg Sample Sale. New merchandise arriving throughout the week.
- Jersey A-line frocks: $125 (orig. $385)
- Embellished kimono tops: $80 (orig. $298)
- Stretch shirtdresses: $125 (orig. $425)
WHEN: 6/5 – 6/9; Tue (9-6:30), W (10-8), Th (10-7), F (9-5), Sat (10-3)
WHERE: 260 Fifth Avenue
(Between 28th & 29th Streets)
New York, NY 10001
N / R/ 6 Trains to 28th Street