25% Off at Old Navy!

But hurry up, this ends October 30th!

Click here for more details

Not too shabby. Just make sure you input the code: ONSAVE25 for online orders, or print out the coupon from the link above.

I’m pretty sure I’m gonna get these babies from my previous post:

What will you be getting with your discount?

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Last Day of $20.11 Off at DSW!

Just saw this in my inbox and figured I should share. Be sure to get to¬†DSW’s website to get $20.11 off your purchase of $99 or more. Remember, it’s online only and you have to enter in NEWYR as your offer code once you check out!

Happy shopping!

 

This Weekend’s Purchases

This was a great weekend for me. I bought 5 pairs of shoes!! Some of these will be familiar to you from recent posts…

Saturday I went to DSW to help a friend pick out some shoes. Naturally I left with 3 pairs.

Rampage Nicki Fashion Pump

$29.99

Steve Madden Alisha Pump

$59.99

Madden Girl Baallet Zippered Ruffle Pump

$39.99

I’ve already worn the Rampage flowered pumps today while shopping for 3 hours with no problems. They are super comfortable!

While at the mall today I picked up 2 pairs of shoes I’ve had my eye on from Payless, finally!

Lela Rose for Payless

Bow Fashion Pump

$34.99

Christian Siriano for Payless

Coast Printed Satin Pump

$34.99

I’m so excited about all of these that I don’t know which ones to wear tomorrow!!

New Arrivals at NewportNews.com

Just browsing through NewportNews.com’s new arrivals for Spring, and I’m pretty impressed with what I’m seeing. I’m loving the cut-outs and ruffles and buckles!

Buckle Sandal

$29

FAV!

Patent Sandal

$34

Crisscross-front Sandal

$29

Ruffle Pump

$39

FAV!

Cutout Bow Pump

$34

FAV!

Peep-toe Ankle Boot

$39

FAV!

New Shoes at Victoria’s Secret!

It’s that time again…time to get your feet all pretty so you can wear those cute strappy sandals in the back of your closet. But for those of you who, like me, feel you need new ones (or just really really want them), Victoria’s Secret is definitely ready for spring to get here.

Let me just add that, while I do love all of these styles below, some of them are definitely more than what I would spend. Either way, they are still great styles to see for inspiration. You will definitely be seeing similar styles from less expensive brands.

Steven by Steve Madden

Embellished Satin Pump

$129

Carlos Santana

Cross-strap Sandal

$79

Colin Stuart

Studded Platform Sandal

$75

Nine West

Criss-cross Anklestrap Sandal

$89

Miss Sixty

Caged Sandal

$175

Colin Stuart

Raffia Peep-toe Sandal

$65

Colin Stuart

Patent Platform Sandal

$58

Guess

T-strap Sandal

$90

And for something a little different…

Two Lips

Sculpted Wedge Sandal

$89

Starting a Local Boutique…

So I realize it has been quite awhile since I have posted on here, it seems I’ve been busier lately than I even realized! But now I am back and I will try to update it no less than once a week…

Anyway…onto the juicy stuff!

I am thinking about starting a small boutique in my area. It’s main concentration would be accessories: shoes, jewelry, handbags, etc., but would also have clothing. Being the frugal shopper that I am, I would never want an overly pretentious, high priced shop. I want to share affordable fashion! That being said, I think it would also dual as a consignment shop. Living in the Hampton Roads area, I would probably locate it in Virginia Beach or Williamsburg where there are more crowds and more of a fashion scene.

I’m still in the beginning stages and this is something I would do in a few years, maybe after all my student loans are paid off. So in this time, I want to do as much research as I can. This is all so new to me!! During my search I found this handy article from eHow.com on How to Start a Boutique:

  1. Step 1

    Decide what type of boutique you want to open. Do you want to specialize in accessories, cruise or vacation wear, sportswear, elegant clothing or consignment?

  2. Step 2

    Get a resale number from the Franchise Tax Board. This will get you into trade shows and allow you to purchase their goods.

  3. Step 3

    Contact the city or county department that handles business licenses and get an application. Ask what other requirements there are for opening a business in the area.

  4. Step 4

    Find suppliers. Go to trade shows and join organizations to get lists of suppliers for the products you want to carry.

  5. Step 5

    Select a location. You will need a storefront that has good street visibility and easy access.

  6. Step 6

    Design the store to be inviting. Select special items to put in windows to entice customers to come inside.

  7. Step 7

    Advertise. Hold mini-fashion shows to create publicity for your store and attract customers.

  8. Step 8

    Try something new. Order items that you think the public might like, even if you don’t like them personally.

  9. Step 9

    Listen to what your customers are asking for and try to fill their needs.

I now want to ask what you guys think about this advice, and what tips could you give to someone starting out on this venture??

Any help would be greatly appreciated and I’ll be sure to post it!!

Thanks!