Welcome to Friday…“Fashion & Finds”
What better time to think about our â€œTo Doâ€ list than on a Friday, with two whole days ahead of us to get things done around the house, update our wardrobe, browse the book store, or test drive that new car youâ€™ve been lusting after.
Itâ€™s with that agenda in mind that Perspectives is kicking off a new Friday featureâ€¦â€œFashion & Findsâ€. Whether itâ€™s a great sale on shoes, a new cleaning product that removed all the cat hair from my house, or a fabulous restaurant with great service, youâ€™ll read about here each Friday.
And donâ€™t forget to send along tips about your favorite things. Just click â€œContactâ€ at the top of the blog.
Kicking off this week with my two favorite online sale shopping sites, "Gilt" and "HauteLook" where youâ€™ll â€œfindâ€ the latest â€œfashionâ€ at greatly reduced prices. Both sites work on the same principle: You sign up online (itâ€™s free) after which youâ€™ll receive their featured items each day at the same time. HauteLook goes live at 11:00 a.m. and Gilt at 12:00 noon, plus there are often special events during evenings and weekends. Heads up on timingâ€¦if itâ€™s a hot item, itâ€™s gone within minutes.
Many of the items featured are clothing for women, men & children, along with a selection of home furnishings and gourmet food. Both sites also offer special packages on travel to the most amazing places. A discount safari to Africa anyone?
Some of the merchandise is very high-end. Donâ€™t let that put you off: There are lots of true bargains to be found if you look. I just bought my first real designer purse for a fraction and I mean a small fraction of what I would have paid for it in a department store. And even if you donâ€™t buy anything, itâ€™s so much fun to browse. Thereâ€™s nothing better than fantasizing about how youâ€™d look in that cocktail dress while sipping coffee in your PJâ€™s. Enjoy.