Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Eats & Treats: Lunch date at JCT Kitchen

It's late, but my heart sings that it wants to write... or at the very least, share cell phone photos from the weekend in Atlanta before bedtime.  Saturday morning, I caught up with an old friend at Westside Provisions.  The stomach was longing for some comfort food, so JCT Kitchen (one of Atlanta's premiere Southern restaurants) seemed like an obvious choice.  While in my heart of hearts, I'd rather not leave this post to be a "I am tired so here are some pictures," my rapidly deteriorating state of mind isn't helping.  So above else, enjoy!
Chicken and dumplings at JCT Kitchen

Friday, January 18, 2013

Deals & Steals 1/17 - 1/24 Edition

I'll let you in on a little secret.  Ignore winter sales.  Pre-Christmas sales.  After-Christmas sales.  New Years sales.  Ignore them all.  The savvy shopper knows that the best time to buy clothes is at the end of January.  Now that I've let that secret out, doesn't it make sense?  Mid-January marks the beginning of the spring fashion shows, spring fashion campaigns, and new looks to make the previous year's styles... well, cheap?

And, by cheap, I mean it in a good way.  Check out these loads of extra percents offs this weekend and make it worth your while both online and in store.
Ann Taylor Loft Peplum Dress in Loft Scuba; Nine West Sammy Bootie; J. Crew Grand Stone Bracelet; Tibi Natalia Cap Sleeve Dress

  • Alice + Olivia - Up to 75% off, ends 2/4.
  • Ann Taylor - Extra 50% off all sale styles.  
  • Ann Taylor Loft - Extra 60% off sale items and extra 30% of new styles, ends 1/21.
  • Bergdorf Goodman - Final Designer Sale, up to 75% off designer goodes.
  • Bloomingdales - 5 Day Sale, 20% to 50% off, plus an extra 15% off with code 5DAYSALE, ends 1/21.
  • Forever 21 - Extra 50% off with code EXTRA50, ends 1/20.
  • Gap - MLK Sale, extra 30% off online with code GAPDEAL and extra 40% in stores, ends 1/21.
  • J. Crew - Extra 30% off with code STYLEFIND, ends 1/20.
  • Macy's - Super Weekend Sale, extra 15% off with code WKND, ends 1/20.
  • Madewell - Extra 40% off all sale items with code LOVE40, ends 1/28.
  • Mango - 50%, 60%, 70% off sale.
  • Neiman Marcus - Last Call Sale, up to 75% off with an extra 25% off, ends 1/19.
  • Nine West - Up to 70% off with an extra 20% off all sale items, ends 1/22.
  • Piperlime - Up to 70% off final sale items
  • Theory - 50% off winter styles.
  • Tibi - Extra 30% off with code WINTER30, ends 1/21.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Travelogue: Auld Lang Syne, I'm Alive!

Snowfall in Providence, Rhode Island
Is it too late to write a New Year's post?  It's been a couple weeks into the new year, and already I've half-mangled all of my resolutions.  For the sake of not boring you, let's skip over the sad, pathetic details of these attempts and reflect on how hard it is to maintain a steady lifestyle when you live out of a suitcase.  There's always hope for next year.  Remember lovelies, I never promised that I was good at this traveling thing... only that I do it a lot.

As the fates should have it, I am in the Northeast once again.  This time, for a one year stint in Providence, Rhode Island, to which there are a variety of feelings that I would prefer not to get into.  More importantly, I'm alive!  Though, I've been subsisting on a diet of hotel food and coffee for the last week.  No matter, things will settle down.  In any case, old friends, I just wanted to you to know I'm alive... and in Rhode Island.  Also, that it snowed here?

I jest.  I have big plans for the blog this year.  Firstly, a makeover, as you can see the construction going on.  Perhaps even some better quality pictures?  Let's say this, I resolve (3 weeks into the new year) to go further, have crazier adventures, shop less but more effectively, and document it all for your viewing pleasure.

And until then, my lovelies, happy new year and three weeks!