wishful thinking

some of my personal favorite holiday gift ideas.  these will go over well if the recipient is anything like me, or specifically–me.

coach poppy ostrich feather clutch, $398

kicking myself for not snatching this up when i had the chance (with a $100 off coupon no less!).  how was i supposed to know they’re limited edition??


marc by marc jacobs velvet sleeping mouse slippers, $195

these are so cute!  one of my favorite shoes and probably my favorite flats are the famous mbmj mouse flats…mine are spotted calf-hair.  these little guys are sleeping…cuties.


maria sharapova by cole haan air bacara ballet flat, $178

already on my wish list!


olympus pen e-p3, $900

this one’s been sitting in my wish list forever…some day, some day…


fuji instax 210, $92

i’m not picky, any instax will do for instant fun!


cambridge satchel for bloomingdale's, $155

cambridge satchels are hot, hot, hot…they’re everywhere now, and with imitators to boot!  this electric blue version is a bloomingdale’s exclusive.  i’ll be getting mine in yellow from my special someone this season.


j. crew darby glitter loafer, on sale: $175

because you can’t have too many sparkly shoes for the holidays and i’m obsessed with smoking slippers these days (they’re the new ballet flats!).  not only are the glitter ones on sale down from $215, j. crew’s also offering 30% off with code “JINGLE”.


christian louboutin coffee table book, $150

wow, sold out??  also been sitting in my wish list for a while…because the ladies love louboutin (at least this one does).


smart shopping report | 02.17.11


  • bloomingdale’s –  brown bag sale (up to 40% off); see codes below
  • cusp – up to 70% off select sale items and free shipping on all orders
  • endless – up to 60% off
  • j. crew – 20% off women’s shoes & apparel; see code below
  • juicy couture – extra 30% off sale items; for full-priced items, see code below
  • nars cosmetics – free shipping on orders of $25+; see code below
  • neiman marcus – up to 70% off cashmere


  • anthropologie – free shipping on orders $150+ with code THAWOUT (expires: n/a)
  • bloomingdale’s – $25 off $125 in intimates with code BRA25 (expires: 2.21)
  • bloomingdale’s – $50 off $250 in intimates  with code BRA50 (expires: 2.21)
  • bluefly – $40 off $200+ with code STYLE40 (limit one per customer, expires: n/a)
  • bluefly – $20 off $100+ with code FALL8 (limit one per customer, expires: n/a)
  • free people – 15% off all orders with code 2010BDAYS (limit one per customer, expires: n/a)
  • j. crew – 20% off $150+ with code FABFEB (expires: 2.21)
  • juicy couture – 20% off full-priced items with code PEOPLE20 (expires: n/a)
  • madewell – extra 20% off sale + free shipping with code SOGREAT (expires: 2/17)
  • nars cosmetics – 17% off orders of $75 with code 14162011CP (expires: 3/02)