Tips for your Holiday Shopping Trip

We are ready to kick up our feet and take a short 'stay-cation' this year as the holidays start to stroll around. Although we're apologetic that our posts haven't been as frequent as we promised, it might not improve this week due to the amount of turkey that we'll be stuffing in our stomachs for Thanksgiving!  However, we are very grateful for our readers and couldn't leave you without giving you a heads up on where to shop this coming Black Friday and this holiday season.

*Good Ol' Downtown
If you haven't already stopped by, you should head on down to the skyway and hit MNFashion's 2nd Annual Holiday Boutique.  This shop is open for the holiday season to give you the opportunity to purchase some of the hottest designs, accessories and art by Minnesota's local designers.  This year's boutique features exclusive handbags and clutches by {A03} Design, cute and simple yet affordable jewelry by Candied Yams Jewelry, and cards with a tad bit of 'ill will' by Maybe You Should Die. This boutique will be up and running throughout the holiday season, ending New Year's Eve.

--Address: Gaviidae Commons, 651 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401 

*Mall of America
If you dare, take a walk on the wild side and hit the lines at the Mall of America.  While the masses will be rushing in early to get good deals on electronics and the like, you can head on over to H&M before 10 a.m. to pick up an extra 25% off of any item of your choice. Next, stop in at Guess where they are also giving 25% off of full-price merchandise and an extra 60% off of sale merchandise! Of course your trip wouldn't be complete without a stop at Steve Madden.  They are giving away scratch-card discounts up to 50%.  You can't get much better than that.  Well, you might if you head over to Mall of America's website and get the list of Black Friday deals for yourself.

--Address: Mall of America, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425

*Albertville Premium Outlets
For the more sensible buyer, head to the outlet mall where the deals just keep getting better.  Albertville Premium Outlet keeps up the tradition of opening up the mall at midnight on the day after Thanksgiving (Nov.27).  At Aeropostale, Banana Republic, and Van Heusen save 50% off of the entire store all day.  Save big at the Guess, BCBG, Ecko, and Charlotte Russe outlets as well. Most major deals are going to last all week long. Yet, even after the Black Friday buzz dies down, you may just want to keep your eye on Albertville Premium Outlets for great deals on great stuff! Check out mall website for details.

--Address: Albertville Premium Outlets, 6415 Labeaux Ave NE, Albertville, MN 55301

Well, wherever you decide to shop this season, happy hunting!

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Food for Thought

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This is my first time editing since I wrote Good Cop/Bad Cop: Participating in Links a la Mode. Thank you all so much for making this my most pleasurable experience in editing yet!

I’m not sure if it’s because American Thanksgiving is a week away, or because the blogosphere is ablaze with Kate Mosses’ unforgettable quote, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” but either way, I’ve got food on my mind. This week, you brought me the best kind of food–rich, decadent, and 100% calorie-free! That’s right–you delivered highly thoughtful posts on fashion, fashion blogging & communities, and more.

On a personal note, ferOHHHsh has asked that we share her post about her close friend’s near-fatal accident. I believe that the fashion community is one of surprising strength, dignity, caring and compassion, and that it was worth sharing. We’re sending your friend speedy thoughts for a wonderful recovery!

Links à la Mode : November 19th

  • Awakened Aesthetic: – Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers (Part I)
  • Crisis in Denim: – Crisis in Denim: I make gentle fun of a Banana Republic ‘rewards’ card I received in the mail, that seems designed to make me think I accomplished something by shopping at BR and earning ‘rewards’ points, by riffing on the president’s Yes We Can slogan.
  • dramatis personae: – the Hat’s Out of the Bag! by Michelle at Wicked Whimsy
  • Fashion X K8: – The importance of Fashion Ad Campaigns and analyzing the collective subconcious of fashion consumers. I beg the question, what makes a great Fashion Ad.
  • Further Ado: – With many of their paper equivalents going bust, Further Ado finds 5 great online fashion magazines to keep you satisfied.
  • Grit and Glamour: – yesterday The Psychology of Lace Lace, in spite of its implied fragility, holds very special power in the sartorial world.
  • Idiosyncratic Style – Infatuation List: Five Fall Fashion Favorites
  • Independent Fashion Bloggers – Fashion Blogging : The Road Ahead
  • kaKofonie Of si(gh)lenS: – Interview with Lauren Jones of mydearthing
  • Mystery Creature: – I love vintage, I love handmade… but I don’t love Etsy, as much as I want to.
  • Oranges and Apples: – What drives fashion bloggers? Oranges and Apples in the Scotsman
  • Random Fashion Coolness: – Musings on the power-partnerships in the Blogosphere
  • Shoe Daydreams: – Collaborations and “inspiration”
  • slsvgg fashion: – An interview with Gossip Girl actress LEIGHTON MEESTER, on her style
  • Somewhere over the Skyline…: – rugality? Sustainability? The Recession! – Thoughts & Recommendations on Sustainable/Vintage Lifestyles
  • Super Kawaii Mama: – Meet the Dr. of Dames and her new book Our Girl’s – Aussie Pin Up’s of the 40’s & 50’s
  • THE COVETED: – Benefits of Chilly Days… Coats!
  • The Curvy Fashionista – Got the Plus Size Bridal Dress woes? Enter in Cc.Elaine- A studio dedicated to the Curvy.Confident.Chic. Plus Size Bride
  • The New Wave: – Underwear as Outerwear: How to wear this spring’s runway trend using vintage pieces.
  • The Pixelated Blonde – Fashion: it’s an individual thing – a look at how to be stylish whilst maintaining one’s individuality.
  • White Rabbit: – Lookbook.nu vs. Flickr’s Wardrobe Remix – the battle of “What I wore today” sites
  • Wicked Whimsy: – Rene Geneva Designs – featuring a local, woman run eco-friendly design house that makes gorgeous clothes to boot!

Hope you enjoy!

Leopard Lady

Name: Maconnie
We absolutely L O V E the jacket. She scored it at Heartbreaker in Uptown Minneapolis. They've got a lot of great fall items. So definitely check them out.
Address: Heartbreaker, 2941 Hennepin Ave, Mpls, MN 55408

Sweet RVNG Fashion Show

Through the snow and rain, we made it to the Sweet Rvng Fashion show held on October 23, in St. Paul. The venue was filled with supportive friends and fashionistas.  The crowd was treated to interesting designs, textures, and colors.  Take a quick glimpse into the night.

This punk meets femme look is accomplished by pairing black top and skull scarf to her 'fit.  The detail at the hemline of the skirt helps to add that feminine touch, and  red lips top off the look.

This zipper cuff is a quick way to add some edge to your outfit.

These ladies rocked the runway, presenting clothing from local designers Richard Hall and Genevieve Cooley.
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