Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Somebody somewhere had me clicking around the internet, and before I knew it I was perusing the new offerings on the LeSportsac website. And I came across a few designs that tickled my fancy.

First of all, there is a rush of Hermes--well, I won't tar them with the epitaph "knock-offs," and no one would mistake them for Hermes, but they are definitely horsey:

Which also comes in light beige. And then there's

Which, again, wouldn't fool anyone for a second. But this one

is really a bit too close to Hermes's iconic "Bolduc" print ... so if I were an in-house attorney at Hermes, I'd sit up and notice.

So that was fun. But then ... I found it. The perfect print. The print that was so perfect that I actually went and found my daughter and shoved my laptop under her nose, practically squealing "Look at this!" and hoping that she'd like it so I could spend $78 on a new backpack for her.

And she did, so I did.

So ... the moral of the story is ... if you like to shop, name your daughter Cinderella Snow White Sleeping Beauty "Barbie."

p.s. The LeSportsac website is awesome. And if you're interested in a particular pattern for Barbie your daughter, you can search for every style available in it.

p.p.s. Free shipping and no sales tax, too.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Still In the Pink!

It just goes to show you. Here I provide In the Pink with great, free publicity. I mean, all six of the people who read this blog probably went off and ordered something from their Spring 2006 clearance sale.

But me? I ordered on Thursday. My package showed up Friday. Fast shipping, right? But I ordered four Shrunken Polos and only received three, and of the three, one is the wrong color.

But do I stamp my foot, pout, and flounce off? No I don't. I checked my confirmation email and found the store's telephone number, so I called In the Pink and talked to customer service representative. She told me the missing Phipps Pink polo was shipped yesterday, and she issued me a call order for free UPS shipping so I can exchange the incorrect shirt.

I love internet shopping, but sometimes it's great to deal with a real live human being.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Spring Clearance at In the Pink

In the Pink is my favorite Lilly Pulitzer Signature Shop. I love to shop at the Newbury Street store, and they also have an excellent website. So imagine my delight when I opened my email today:

This is it...the sale you've been waiting for! For a limited time only, we are offering you 50% off our entire ladies spring and resort collections! Shop now to get the first look and shop the best selections. From skirts to dresses, we've got it all. But hurry...this offer expires Sunday, July 23, 2006.

How to Use Your Special Discount:
Select all of the items from the ladies spring collection that you would like to purchase.

Go to your Shopping Bag.

Enter your discount code and click the Apply button.

Click on Proceed to Checkout to complete your order.
Discount Code: 5158

All sale items are final sale. This offer cannot be applied to previously purchased merchandise. Offer expires Sunday, July 23, 2006.

Call Toll Free: 1.888.695.4559
And this is what I got: a pair of white cropped jeans with ribbon trim,
and four Shrunken Polos, in Phipps Pink, Pink Grapefruit, white with pink logo, and white with green logo.

(If I weren't always spilling food right smack onto my boobages, or forgetting what's in the laundry and forcing my shrunken polos to endure long periods in super-hot dryers, I wouldn't need to buy so many shirts, but last year's supply is pretty much history.)

If you like Lilly, it's worth it to register at several Lilly on-line shops--that way you can maximize your chances of scoring exactly what you want. I also shop at Village Palm and Tickled Pink, but to my mind, In the Pink has the easiest web interface. Click here for a list of Lilly on-line shops from the Lilly Pulitzer web site.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Why you should ignore everything I say.

Apparently, I'm a man.

And everyone knows men don't know anything about shopping.

Your Brain is 33% Female, 67% Male

You have a total boy brain
Logical and detailed, you tend to look at the facts
And while your emotions do sway you sometimes...
You never like to get feelings too involved