For all you Black Friday Shoppers

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There are tons of sales happening right now, as you may very well know.  Let’s get down to the nitty gritty…  Who is this Encarnacion?

Oops, my bad: good movie (Nacho Libre), wrong timing.

Here are some of my fave sales happening so far:

DSW’s $20 off sale and $29.95 boots

Express.com has a 25% off Everything sale

Kenneth Cole’s 41% off Black Friday Sale

Gap’s 50% off Sweaters sale

Armani Exchange’s $50 off every $150 purchase in-store or online

Nordstrom.com free shipping on orders of $100 or more (use HOLIDAY09 code)

Saks.com free shipping with HOLIDAY9 code AND 60% off Thanksgiving sale

Steve Madden: 30% off entire order plus Free Standard Shipping with code MADDEN30 at checkout! (Expires 12/7).  15% off orders of $50 or more plus Free Shipping! Use code SHOPIT15N at checkout.

I’m sure there are more happening, but you get the drift.  Enjoy the sales!

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Father’s Day

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Father’s day is coming up soon, so here are some great ways to get great gifts (and save $$) for the father(s) in your lives!

With the “new” Bing live and running, I’ve checked out some cool electronics for all you gadget dads out there.  I personally would get an iPod, but I wouldn’t discount the Zune products either.  Coming from the land of Microsoft, it has very cool features that most iPods don’t have, but I would still get the iPod anyway LOL.

And with summer being on the horizon, check out the summer sales that DSW has for you fathers out there.  There are some good shoes on sale here that I wouldn’t miss buying!

Let’s not forget Your Personal Shopper’s favorites, like Armani Exchange’s summer sale event.  Up to 70% off of your latest Armani fashions!  Check out their Under $29 sale and their Tees selection as well!

Here are some more places to get great deals on your shopping spree 🙂

  1. Shopittome.com
  2. Bluefly.com
  3. Zappos.com
  4. Nordstrom.com
  5. Macys.com
  6. Brooksbrothers.com
  7. Bananarepublic.com
  8. Armaniexchange.com
  9. Shoes.com
  10. DSW.com
  11. Saksfifthavenue.com
  12. Shoebuy.com
  13. Endless.com
  14. Kennethcole.com
  15. Piperlime.com
  16. Express.com

So go get shopping for your Dad!  Just do me a favor: don’t buy him Crocs, okay?

Summer Sales at Armani Exchange

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Check some of the latest sales from one of my fave stores!

$10 flip flops with purchase of any swimwear or eyewear using *flipflop* as online code. View the newsletter or go straight to the site.

Check out their End of Spring Sale for some great clothes at valued prices.

And don’t forget to visit their summer looks for guys.

And for my fellow metro guys who want to check out the goods in style before buying them, go look at their virtual dressing room and see your outfits matched by, well, YOU!

Dedicated to Armani

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I love how Armani makes your appearance look great without having to try to hard to impress. I especially like the way they have complete looks ready to 1) help you mix and match the clothes, 2) understand how patterns, colors, styles, etc. fit your style, and 3) inspire you to look at other clothing (even your own) and infuse that style into your mentality.

Take for example Armani’s Spring Look for men. Armani shows you different looks on how to wear their spring line in a fresh, more modern feel. Mixing traditional pieces and styles with a modern flair is sure to keep your style funky fresh and hip. While I know some would probably not want to have a modern look, or even have the body shape for a modern look, you can still take clues from their designs and implement them to your own creative style to make it your own look.

Let’s say that you may not like the track pants mixed with yellow v-neck sweater and blue blazer (and yes I can understand that) in this spring look. So why not re-design that look to suit your taste? Take out the drawstring pants and replace that with linen pants (for summer) or a darker bootcut denim jeans. Mix and match that with the blazer and a fresh white tee or pastel polo pique. If you’re still in chilly weather in the spring (think Seattle nowadays when it’s snowing in late March), go for a cashmere v-neck sweater of your choice of color (or crew-neck if you wish), denim jeans, and Kenneth Cole boots to boot. Or better yet, replace the sweater and add a sleek long-sleeved graphic tee and top it with a mixed hoodie blazer.

You really can’t go wrong with it all. All you need to have is a defined perspective on what you want to get, and then tailor the clothes to meet what you want. Don’t settle for anything less!