In the Works…

I’m a little behind in posting up a few things…like sponsorship ads, fashion points, product reviews and scenes from a few places I’ve headed off to this past month.  Not to mention all of the hockey stories I have to get out for Inside Hockey.  I admit, I probably could have done most of this stuff over the weekend, but instead I decided to make it a Gossip Girl Season 4 weekend. 

So now after my Gossip Girl marathon I have visions of Louis Vuitton bags and dreamy camel wool coats dancing in my mind.  What does that mean?  Well, I’ll definitely be shopping for my new coat.  It’s the middle of winter and the new spring/summer collection is already on the racks.  That means, that winter coats are on sale now.  I have my eye on an Armani Collezioni coat recently marked down from $2,095 to $837.99.  I’m hoping it will go down just a little bit more.

As for the office makeover…it’s finally coming together.  I discovered a few new ways to redo the desk I was going to give away.  Instead, I’m just going to use it as a projects desk.  All I’m going to say is that mod podge is on its way and a visit to Sherwin Williams to find a roll of the perfect wallpaper is on my list of things to do.  Thank goodness this coming weekend is a 3-day weekend for me! 

Beyond the 8 games and an All-Star weekend in Ottawa, there’s not much else I can fit into my schedule.  At least February I can book myself at Bliss Spa for Valentine’s Day (like I do every year).  I’ll need it after this first month of 2012.

 On my to do list: 1.  Find some new pillows for the office and a rug.  2. Take advantage of Snapfish’s 500 prints for a penny each.  3. Find wallpaper to modpodge on furniture. 4. Build bookcase #2.  5. Find a new coat.

Now, I do have a new coat that I picked up from Anthropologie’s Take an Extra 50% off sale.  I tried it on and my brother exclaimed that it was too big for me.  Funny, because it was a size smaller than what I would normally buy.  But either way, the coat is cute as a button.  I always love old style coats.  Old, as in 1940s-1960s classic styles.  They’re so Jackie O and classic.  That’s what I love about it. 

Right now, I’m just in the market for a Camel coat (or cape) from Saks because I’m looking for a certain ‘couture’ look.  What I mean by that is that the stitching and grade of fabric is of higher quality that will last my entire lifetime.  That’s what I’m looking for and I’m hoping to get a great deal on it now that Saks is pushing their winter products out and their spring/summer lines in (which I might add is so gorgeous…I almost did sommersaults in their Alice+Olivia department over Christmas). 

So there are major winter deals to be had.  My friends and I are waiting for the extra 60-75% off their already discounted prices at Lord & Taylor.  I’ve walked away with an entire Calvin Klein outfit for $13 before.  My kind of sale.  🙂  That sale should be coming up in the next week or two. 

 A little money saver idea: The best time to shop for next Christmas is the winter sale in January.  You’ll net some great discounts on winter clothing to wear now and some to give away next Christmas.  Great time to pick up some sweaters to wear now and give away later.

I’ll have more photos to share in the coming weeks.  So stay tuned…

 

About Michelle Kenneth

Michelle Kenneth has been a member of the NHL credentialed media covering the New Jersey Devils since 2008 for Inside Hockey. She is the owner or PerfectionistWannabe.com.