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Ideeli & Gilt-free Pleasures

If your aren’t in on two of the best-kept online shopping secrets, you’re definitely going to want to read this post!

Gilt Group is an invitation-only site that gives Bellisima cuff giltmembers the opportunity to save  up to 70% off designer merchandise including: clothing, accessories and shoes for men women and children.  In addition, Gilt group offers discounts on gifts such as this cute Bellissima Knot Cuff along with items for your home such as glassware, and more.

AM at Gilt The discounts only last for 36 hours, so you want to act fast.  Gilt currently is featuring Alexander McQueen and this dress is already sold out.

Another discount designer site is Ideeli which offers up to 80% off retail prices.  Like Gilt Group, this is an invitation-only site and sales last only 36 hours.  Also, when you become a member, Ideeli will alert you to their surprise giveaways that you can enter. 

If you like to be the first in line, you can upgrade to the “1st row” for either $6.99 or $7.99/mo (depending on your billing cycle).  As a 1st Row member, you have access to the sales one hour earlier than the free-membership, 2nd Row.  There are also 1st Row Ideelionly sales.  If you miss out on too many great deals, you may want to consider the upgrade.

When comparing the two, I’ve found that Gilt Group offers more of the higher-end designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs and Ideeli’s presents more affordable designers. 

Both are well worth the free membership to gain access to products that are typically unaffordable.

Now you didn’t think I would get you all excited about these sites and not invite you, did you?

For your Gilt Group invitation, click here: Gilt Group.  And for Ideeli click here: Ideeli.

Enjoy and let me know if you get any great deals!!

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Shopping Spotlight: PB&J

Weekend-Casual Has Never Been Cooler

You know those days that you don’t really want to get dressed up, but you still want to look cute?  PB&J has something to offer whether you are a stay-at-home mom or just looking for something comfortable, yet stylish, for the weekend.

The Northern California company is named after three influential women in part-owner, Erica’s life; Paula, Barbara & Jill .  She along with partner Martin, have built a store based on principles of quality and exceptional customer satisfaction.  This includes free shipping and free returns with each purchase.

I took a spin through their site and found all sorts of fashion-forward tops just begging to be worn on my next trip to the grocery store and a really cute scarf to top it off.  Be sure to check out the site for their selection of vintage blouses too.

Here’s are some of my favorites:

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As a thank you from the folks at PB&J for this write up, they sent me this warm and cozy cable knit shawl.

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In an effort to pay it forward, I am sending this to my most dedicated blog-reader Diane.  Surprise!!  Thanks for being such a loyal reader! 🙂

To purchase any of the items that you have seen in this post, go to www.PBJ-Shop.com.

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Online Ordering Snafu’s

This afternoon—with the kids safely at school and my husband at the office—I decided to wrap some Christmas gifts.  I had the Christmas music going in the background, all the “Santa” wrapping paper ready, tags, etc—you get the idea.

After wrapping most of the kids gifts, I decided to wrap my husband’s presents.  I sat pondering whether I should keep the Detroit Piston’s sweatshirt I ordered from the NBA store, un-opened in its shipping box, or to put it in a shirt box that was smaller.  I decided to put it in the shirt box and then opened the shipping box.

What is this?!

Here’s what I ordered…

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Here’s what I saw when I opened the box…

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Apparently, the NBA store is somehow affiliated with the NHL store—mind you you have to go to a separate website to order the product above.  Not only is it the wrong sport, the wrong color and the wrong state, but it’s a women’s sweatshirt.

On top of everything, I had to call the NBA store twice because the first service rep gave me very inaccurate information and neglected to tell me that when I did return the product, I wouldn’t automatically get the correct item.

After speaking with a very nice service rep the second time, she got me straightened out, but what a hassle!!!

I’m hoping the right shirt will arrive by Christmas.

Has this happened to you before?  Tell me your best mail-order snafu.

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