Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lisa Brown Atlanta- Closing its doors :(

So sad, Lisa Brown Atlanta is such a great store- they will be missed! Make sure you visit them this week and next week to stock up on jeans, tops, dresses, etc. Everything in the store is 50% off. I would go ASAP so that you can get the best selection.
Thanks for a great store Lisa!

6301 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 255-4949

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Gilly Hicks- Online Store now open!

Gilly Hicks (Abercrombie's answer to Victoria's Secret and Gap Body- see past post) recently opened their e-commerce site!

Check them out and stock up on adorable unmentionables (well, I guess I did just mention them). So many cute things- I especially love their camis and the signature scent- La Perouse.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Consignment Shop- Labels Resale Boutique

Ok, you need to check this place out! I've lived in Atlanta for over 4 years and I had yet to find a good consignment shop with decent brands up until yesterday. Labels Resale Boutique in Buckhead (by the Whole Foods and across the street from Richie Arpino Salon) is amazing. They have tons of high end brands at ridiculously low prices. On top of that, they are very good about editing what comes in, so all the items I saw were in amazing shape. Anne Fontaine tops, 7 and True Religion jeans, Monolo and Prada shoes, BCBG tops and dresses, lots of organic tees (which are brand new and $10-$15).

When I was there yesterday they had a ton of Anthropologie items that were just brought in- I got an awesome skirt for $20 that looked like it had never been worn (I heart long skirts). In addition to the skirt I got a La Rok cropped jean jacket that was only $15 (it was probably over $200 when it was new) and a kick ass snake ring. After I trading in 2 pairs of jeans and a cotton skirt, I only ended up paying $6 for all three of these items.

The store works like a regular consignment shop- you can bring in your stuff to sell on consignment, or you can bring in and trade (what I did) or you can outright sell it. As you would guess, if you sell on consignment, you can get more $ for your items, but you have to wait for them to sell. If you trade for other items in the shop you get a little less for them, but you also walk out of the store with something new. And lastly, if you take the cash, you get the least amount for you clothes, but you do get $. I personally like the trade option.

So make sure you stop by and bring any of your high-end jeans, tops, dresses, etc. that you don't wear anymore and walk out with fun new stuff! Trust me, this blows Plato's Closet or Psycho Sisters out of the water. I will be taking my mom when she comes in May for sure. I highly recommend checking Labels out.

Labels Resale Boutique
202 Paces Ferry Place
Atlanta, GA 30305

(photo source- Labels website)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Salon Review (and free deal!)- Richie Arpino Salon

A few weeks ago, I went to Richie Arpino salon for a deep conditioning treatment and a haircut.

(Check out this blog for an amazing FREE deal on a deep conditioning treatment plus 20% off all other services now through the end of March at Richie Arpino- Jessica Shops Atlanta. I don't want to take any credit for this offer since it is through her site, so check out the blog and support Jessica Shops. It is a great site to bookmark).

I will say that I had a really positive experience. Everyone at the salon were very friendly and it wasn't snooty or intimidating, like many salons around the city who like to think they are tragically hip. The vibe was very warm- stylists and clients were all taking about TV and current events all together. It didn't feel like a "hair factory" which many larger salon are guilty of.

I actually had Richie himself cut my hair (I felt very special). He did a great job and listened to what I wanted. He did take off a little more than I expected at first, but overall I am really happy with the haircut. I would recommend checking them out if you need a new stylist.

Richie is known all over Atlanta and has been featured in a TON of magazines as well as a stylist for the TBS show Movie and a Makeover.
I also found out that he is a talented photographer and was impressed with his work behind the camera as well as his "work" on my head :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Salt Sunglasses

OK, I am sorry I haven't posted in a while. Things have been really crazy, amongst other things, I moved (yay Toco Hills).

After wearing glasses for over twenty years (I got my first pair in kindergarten. They were blue with the Pink Panther on the sides. And yes, my mom has saved them all these years) I finally got contacts. Now, besides being totally overjoyed that I don't have to wear glasses all the time, I am also ecstatic that I can buy any pair of sunglasses I want, without having to get them made with custom lenses.

I have always wanted a pair of aviators and found the most perfect pair at Salle Opticians at Phipps. They have an amazing selection of high-end designer frames and sunglasses. Additionally, their staff actually know what they are talking about (though I will say not super friendly).

The pair I ended up getting is made by this great independent company out of California called Salt Optic. Their sunglasses are worn by all the stars and have been in tons of magazine. I have to admit, I had never heard of this brand, but am now a huge fan. Check out their site to learn about how much effort and detail go into each pair. I think they are worth the $$ for sure. I got them because I just love how they look, but after reading about the company, I am very happy to have purchased such a well-crafted pair of glasses. Now I just need to pray that no one sits on them!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

CYOA at Shaun's tonight PLUS a chance to win 50% off!

Do you miss those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books? Haven't you wished that you could do that in real life?

Finally, as an adult, you can! And it will be even better than you imagined because it involves wine and food from Shaun's! Take a gander:

Choose your own wine country adventure with winemakers Kate
Michaud of Covey Run and Jeff Stewart of Buena Vista.

$60 per person plus tax and gratuity, wines inclusive in pricing.
Reception at 6:30, seated at 7:00.

Cauliflower soup, green garlic, smoked trout, buckwheat sprouts
Covey Run Riesling
Warm brussels sprouts salad, sweetgrass dairy goat cheese, guanciale
Buena Vista Chardonnay

Lemon ricotta raviolis, wild nettle pesto
Buena Vista Pinot Noir
Ricotta gnudis, wild mushroom broth, jasmine
Covey Run Gewuritztraminer

Porchetta, sea island red peas
Covey Run Cabernet
Amish chicken, grits, turnip greens, pot likker
Buena Vista Merlot

Parsnip cake, white miso ice cream
Reserve Semillon Ice Wine
Lemon curd, homemade graham cracker crumbs
Covey run Late Harvest Riesling

This all happens TONIGHT so don't delay in making reservations!

Don't want to among one of the common folk at dinner tonight? Would you prefer the DI treatment? Fine. The first two people who write me at Disposable Income and mention this post will get 50% of tonight's dinner for themselves and a guest!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Amazing Designer Discount Site- Gilt.com

This site is fantastic! It is a members-only shopping club that gives you access to designer sales each day that are over 70% off regular price-It is like an online sample sale every day. How it works is that each day, they pick 3-4 designers to feature at 12 noon (ET). The sale continues for 36 hours or until they sell out. Here is the blurb the site gives:

Gilt Groupe provides fashion enthusiasts online access to designer fashion from top brands at sample sale prices.

  • You'll find apparel, accessories and jewelry for Women, Men and Children at prices up to 70% off retail.
  • All items are guaranteed to be authentic and sourced directly from the brand.
Just to give you an idea of the brands, here are just some of the ones coming up this week- Marc by Marc Jacobs, Kooba, Oscar de la Renta, Just Cavalli, 7 Jeans, Gryson, White and Warren ... and those are less than half of the sales that will be going on this week.
I recently bought a Me & Ro bracelet for 70% off. Yay!
Since it is members only, I am inviting you to join now for free. I promise you will be addicted. Just click on this link to register: