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Posts for November 2010

November 29, 2010

Steals, Deals, Giveaways, and Promotions

Cyber Monday Sales:




Sample Sales:

  • ideeli: Monday on Dolce & Gabbana, Furla, Miss Sixty, Scott Kay and watch frenzy.
  • ruelala: Monday on Cole Haan (men and women) and J Brand (men and women). Tuesday on Concord (men and women), Tumi, what (She) really wants and what (he) really wants. Wednesday on La Perla lingerie and Me & Ro. Thursday on MICHAEL Michael Kors (men and women), Williams & Bennett and Callaway (men and women).
  • HauteLook: Monday on True Religion denim (men and women), NYX cosmetics, Portolano men's accessories and CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane. Tuesday on designer sunglasses, cozy winter boots, Calvin Klein women's sportswear, Splendid and Bulga. Wednesday on diamond watches, Hale Bob, Lucky Brand loungewear and Pur Minerals.
  • Billion Dollar Babes: designer handbags (Chanel, Bottega Venetta, Louis Vuitton, etc.) and Melissa & Doug. Tuesday on Kenneth Cole Cream Label and Paul Smith sunglasses.
  • Gilt Groupe: Monday on Juicy Couture accessories, AG Jeans, Amrita Singh jewelry, Joie and Dr. Hauschka. Tuesday on Molton Brown and D&G watches and jewelry. Wednesday on Matt & Nat.
November 29, 2010

Monday's Muse: Jewelry Designer Allison

Beale Street Chic is rolling out a new feature called 'Monday's Muse' which will showcase stylish locals.

The inaugural muse is the lovely Allison, who has fabulous hair.

Name: Allison

Profession: Jewelry Designer

Setting: House Party


If you'd like to nominate someone (or yourself) to be 'Monday's Muse' please e-mail photos and relevant information (first name, occupation, setting) to bealestreetchic@gmail.com. Men and women alike are welcomed.

November 26, 2010

Men's Gift Guide: Under $100


  • American Essentials spa robe for $98.00. Who says guys don't need pampering too? Also in black.
  • MARC by MARC JACOBS 13" neoprene computer sleeve for $58.00. Protect your netbook in style.
  • Jack Spade vertical wallet for $89.00. Has several slots for holding all the essential things.
  • Banana Republic Gibson driving loafer for $98.00. Nothing beats a classic, chic loafer. Available in 5 colors.
  • The Art of Shaving 4 Elements of Shaving for $100.00. I've always wanted to give one of these high-end shaving kits as a gift. The shaving brush is badger.
  • MARC by MARC JACOBS double layered belt for $99.99. If you're going to give a simple gift, go ahead and splurge.
  • J.Crew shearling moccasin slippers for $62.00. Sweet shoes to lounge around in.
  • GO SMiLE 7 day whitening system for $89.00. When you need a quick fix for a big event.
  • J.Crew leather, cashmere-lined gloves for $68.00. Tough on the outside, soft on the inside.
November 26, 2010

Women's Gift Guide: Under $100


  • Oscar de la Renta antiqued lace trim robe and gown for $100.00. This satin robe is a true beauty.
  • GAP suede tote for $98.00. This classic carryall also comes in orange and brown.
  • GO SMiLE professional whitening system (three month supply) for $75.00. All you have to do is brush your teeth for two minutes daily. No trays involved.
  • Rebecca Minkoff Mile High passport case for $98.00. Up the ante by including tickets to a sunny destination.
  • Jessica Elliot gold "Use Your Words" bracelets for $65.00 (each). Choose from peace, j'taime, spicy, lucky, inspired, amor, mama, bella or dream.
  • Bobbi Brown Modern Classic Eye and Lip Palette for $75.00. 10 extremely wearable eyeshadows and four supremely flattering lip glosses.
  • Best of L'Occitane gift set for $55.00. Why buy one product when you can try them all? 11 products from the French brand known for their shea butter.
  • Kate Spade CHEEKY flats for $75. Cute and comfy. Also in black.
November 26, 2010

Men's Gift Guide: Under $50


  • Timex men's T47902 expedition watch for $43.96. This watch has features like water resistance that makes it ideal for rugged settings.
  • Sephora Favorites Deluxe sampler for him for $50.00. If you'd like to buy cologne, but are  not sure what he likes, get this.
  • Nautica nickel chain cufflinks for $35.00. These are different without being gaudy or ostentatious.
  • Acqua di Parma Colonia powder soap for $36.00. This reminds me of the upscale version of the stuff that my dad used to clean motor oil off his hands.
  • Royall Bay Rhum all purpose lotion/cologne for $55.00. Good for cologne or aftershave. Can't beat the packaging. Also comes in different scents and a version about half this size.
  • Kiehl's 'Men's Refueling Set" for $29.50. Comes with lots of things to keep his face smooth.
  • Remington Duel Foil razor for $55.99. Includes a charger and bonus ear and nose trimmer.
November 26, 2010

Women's Gift Guide: Under $50


  • Sephora Favorites Deluxe Fragrance Sampler for Her for $50.00. I have to admit that this is one of the coolest ideas I've seen. The recipient receives 12 sample size scents and a gift certificate to redeem a full-size version of the one that she likes best.
  • Lancome Juicy Tubes set in Sparkling Pink for $29.50. The best-selling glossies sell for $20.00 a pop; with this kit you get six colors for a few more dollars.
  • Sephora by OPI 18-piece mini nail set for $48.00. Get her started on a at-home salon with more than enough nail polish.
  • Tarte TEN limited edition collector's palette for $44.00. Get all of these favorites together for a much cheaper price. Bonus: Tarte is a natural cosmetics brand.
  • Ice.com pistachio cultured pearl 14k gold earrings for $45.00. Interesting twist on a classic.
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Jackpot Glide-on eye pencil set for $39.00. If she loves to experiment with colored cosmetics, she'll love this nine-piece set.
  • Urban Decay Sparkling Edible Body Powder for $29.00. This very personal gift comes in Cocoa, Honey or Marshmallow. I'm not sure what it says about me that I've always wanted to buy this.
  • Fashion Focus stretch patent obi belt in pewter for $29.00. You can wear the run-of-the-mill belt over your shirts or dresses or you can try this.
  • Eddie Bauer cashmere knit scarf for $49.50. Did I mention it was cashmere? Comes in four colors.
November 26, 2010

Men's Gift Guide: Under $25


  • Murray's super light pomade for $3.50. A classic.
  • YuBe moisturizing cream for $24.00. This super-moisturizer is good for even the harshest conditions.
  • Ralph Lauren socks (3 pack) for $21.00. If you're going to go for such a "safe" gift as socks, make sure they're at least nice socks.
  • Shea Moisture shave 3-piece travel kit for $14.99. Inexpensive, yet still thoughtful.
  • GAP striped merino scarf for $24.50. This is just one of several designs that GAP carries.
  • Jack Back electric shave enhancer with witch hazel, lavender and rosemary for $14.00. A little something special for the guy who uses an electric razor.
  • Jack Black Mr. Fix It anti-microbial wound rescue gel for $20.00. Something for minor scrapes and wounds in a kickass package.
  • Jack Black 3-n-1 clear complexion solution: razor bump and acne treatment for $25. Dual-purpose and it's organic.
  • Lab Series Skincare for Men oil control wash for $20.00. Because women aren't the only ones with blemishes.
  • Jack Black 'Beard Lube' conditioning shave for $16.00. To shave all that scraggly hair after "Novembeard" is over. Also, the name.
  • Kiehl's Ultimate Men's after-shave balm & moisturizer for $18.00. Rich ingredients to soothe.
  • Burt's Bees For Men cologne spray for $24.99. For your au naturel brethren.
November 26, 2010

Women's Gift Guide: Under $25


  • Lush bath bomb for $3.95. Lush is the home of all things that smell good. These bath bombs are a cheap thrill providing fizzy baths and moisturizing oil that could be useful on cold winter nights.
  • Philosophy "I'm Dreaming Of" set for $25.00. Philosophy's 3-n-1 shampoo, body wash and shower gels make great gifts with lots of fragrance options and feel-good inscriptions (sometimes recipes!). Alternatively, you could buy one large bottle for about the same price.
  • Shu Uemura 24k gold-plated eyelash curler for $24.00. This heralded tool could only be improved by dipping it in gold.
  • Demeter Pick-me Up cologne spray for $20.00. Demeter is known for scents that smell exactly like their namesakes. There's my favorite Martini, Dirt, Tomato, Sugar Pop Crush and many more. Baby Powder would be a safe bet.
  • Old Navy basic tights for $6.50. Just because it's wintertime doesn't mean skirts should be put away. Pair them with this staple in black, brown or dark gray.
  • GAP argyle knee-high socks for $7.50 (3 for $6.00 each). Socks are always better in argyle. Oh, and buy more than one pair.
  • Rosebud Perfume Co. minted rose lip balm for $5.59. This classic would be a great thing to stash in a handbag to prevent chapped lips.
  • SEPHORA by OPI mini collection for $22.This set includes six popular salon-quality nail colors. It's also big three (dibutyl phthalate, tolune, and formaldehyde) free.
  • Nars Cosmetics blush in Orgasm for $26. This pinky-gold blush with the naughty-name is known to flatter skin hues from porcelain to ebony. Just don't buy it for your boss.
  • L'Occitane Hand Indulgences for $25. This set of shea butter hand creams would be the ideal gift for someone whose job forces them to constantly wash their hands.
  • Boots cuticle oil for $7.99. Give this to the home-manicurist like myself. Bonus: super pretty packaging from the UK import.
  • Fred Flare Tootsie Roll scarf for $28. For the woman with a cheeky sense of humor.

November 26, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide

MCLEAN, VA.: Hannah Craig of Memphis, Tennessee (L) and Jeni Brown of Haymarket, Virginia, get an early start on their holiday gift-buying in 2009.


Now that Black Friday has arrived I present to you the Beale Street Chic Holiday Gift Guide.

In case you're stumped on what to buy for the people in your life I have created guides by gender and by price.


November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Link Love: Local Lay-a-Way, Return Policies, Black Friday Shopping Tips

Black Friday 2009



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