I have been a Groupon member for ages now, and was a little put off when I saw that they were going to be bought by Google. But . . . that hasn't happened yet! If it does, I really hope that Google won't mess with the Groupon style, which is light, interesting and often hilarious!
This morning, they were selling a $10 for $20 Groupon for The Candy Chef in Alhambra. The first sentence almost made me want to buy it even though I don't need a candy bouquet . . .
"Like most branches of the government, candy bars are rich, often split in two, and contain a few nuts that may or may not be covered in goop."
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Friday's Loehmann's find (on the 40% off rack + 25% coupon and 10% Insider Gold Club discount) was Blank Skinny jeans in a size (cough cough) 30 that almost exactly duplicate a favored pair from the 80's that was about the same size and fit.
A feature of Blank Jeans is that they all have red zippers or red zip flies.
I decided to go for the designer jeans because I suddenly became able to stylishly wear a pair of Whitley Kros jeans that I'd bought almost 2 years ago . . . then later discovered that the cute WK white button and white tag on the rear was the LA-based brand worn by celebrities, Whitley Kros.
Also these new Blank Jeans were discounted to a ludicrously-low price . . .
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Boot-O-Rama. I've been really into boots lately, while following my new dictum that for every new pair of shoes or pants I get, I will donate or dispose of 2 . . .
A standard boot calf for women is now 15 inches, which should accommodate most calves of women within a normal size/weight range. However, I've been really into ankle boots, which I guess I like because you can wear them with both pants and skirts.
I bought these guys in "Wine" color at another (cough) discount store. The Loehmann's competitor is often horrible, but every once in a while, you can hit some awesome brands there . . .
OK, these are "Jessica Simpson" brand shoes. In an ordinary world, I'd rather die than wear a "Jessica Simpson" brand shoe. In fact, when her line started, I thought they were the cheapest-looking things ever - seemed to me they were ultra high-heel patent leather platform pumps exclusively. But her line has totally branched out and there are some really great-quality looks, styles and shoes . . . case in point, these wine-colored "Minas" ankle boots, which get me several complements from all ages and types of people every time I wear them. They're also a perfect match for my new "suit," which is my wine-colored Adrienne Vittidini skirt, long, straight Russian wool gabardine coat that's at least 10 years old, and some type of textured tight.