Where to find DESIGNER BRANDS 50%-75% off

If you have been following my blog you might have noticed that I love a great deal when it comes to shopping. I also love mixing a designer brand with vintage pieces. After being asked numerous times by followers and friends where I got my designer brands from, I decided to dedicate this post just to this topic.

Calvin Klein Denim Wrap Dress with Zipper
Calvin  Klein Pink Ombre Dress (Photo Credits: Jamisha Daniels)


I bought both Calvin Klein dresses at Ross Dress For Less they both retailed originally for $159  and I secured these two for just $49.99 each. I love Ross!!! I’ve also purchased several pairs of comfy Guess heels and booties during my shopping sprees at the discount retailer. I usually go to Ross on Tuesday or Thursday mornings when it’s not too crowded and when they just received new inventory ;-).

Michael Kors Stretch Matte-Jersey Slide Dress 

5 years ago I bought this Michael Kors dark blue Stretch Matte-Jersey Slide Dress at an Outlet Mall in Oklahoma City. I knew back then that this would be a timeless piece that could be worn throughout all seasons over the next years. International sales of this form-flattering garment climaxed to the point that last year, the fashion label re-launched this best-selling item with a larger belt for their pre-fall collection. You can find a detailed post on Michael Kors here. The relaunched jersey dresses retail for  $1395. I’m almost afraid to write down the amount of money I invested in this piece. But it was $39. I believe the store had to get rid of their inventory for new collections and literally threw everything out. In-between seasons is also the best time to secure amazing deals!!!

Stuart Weitzman Suede Boots

Right before New York Fashion Week I found these Stuart Weitzman Boots at Nordstrom Rack I believe I paid around $299 instead of $799. Again I purchased in-between seasons :-). Here I paired brand name boots with a $12.99 printed mini-dress from Ross.

Shop smarter not harder!!!


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Michael Kors Trunk Show at Neiman Marcus

Found the same dress I was wearing in midi style and in popping blue
Found the same dress I was wearing in midi style and in popping blue

I stopped by Neiman Marcus of NorthPark Center this past Friday to check out the latest Michael Kors Collection. For Pre-Fall 2015 we can expect very clean lines, figure flattering A-line dresses and the comeback of the best-selling Stretch Matte-Jersey Slide Dress (which simply looks amazing on any woman regardless of size or height). Color scheme wise I saw simple colors such as crisp white and black, settled gray as well as lots of blue and red. The designer continuously finds creative ways to reinvent his collections, in this trans-season collection he concentrates on feminine lines while adding structure through details. He also brings a new perspective to the term “sporty-chic” by choosing the right fabrics for athletic designs which turn an ordinary track suit into the most polished outfit.

These were my favorite pieces:

From left: Mariner Stripe Guipure Lace Tunic ($1895) with matching Trousers ($1595), Boatneck Stretch Bouclé-Crepe Sheath Dress ($1850)
Plush Wool Melton Batwing Cookie Jacket ($2250)
Cashmere Peal Hand Embroidered Crew ($1350)
Stretch Matte-Jersey Slide Dress ($1395)
Pleated Cotton-Poplin Dress ($1395)

Photo Credits: Blake Lumley