Thursday, November 26, 2009

Bring On Black Friday....

Bring on Black Friday....

Are you ready?

I know, by now, you have shopped the ads from the big Thanksgiving paper and have set up your game plan on where to go first, what you're getting, and how to get out of there safely (without being trampled) and head to the next place...all while letting your HUGE turkey dinner digest, as you munch on other snacks and goodies (well, at least that's what I've been doing today!)

While you were hitting Walmart, Target, and the mall, I thought I'd let you know of a few local (Tulsa) stores that are offering some huge savings on Black Friday too:

Chrome Clothing:
20% off your total purchase

Little Black Dress
Spend $100 get 10% off
Spend $250 get 15% off
Spend $400 get 25% off
Friday and Saturday

Moxie Shoes:
25% off an online purchase order of $100 or more
Promo Code: BFF25

Opens at 7:00 a.m. - coffee and donuts
Mek Denim - 50% off
Sweetes - 50% off
Shoes - 30% off
Holiday Dresses - 25% off
First 5 customers with purchases of $100 or more receives a Fluxus top!

The Pavilion - Utica Square
20% off a single regular priced item
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Gaga - a- GoGo
*Exclusive retailer of T-Towns children's tees
25%-50% off a variety of merchandise

Baby Bump
25% off your purchase

Have fun shopping! Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Hi, Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I had this great posting for you about what I am "thankful" for in my closet. You know, I had to put a fashion twist on the holiday, aside from the obvious that I am thankful for - like family, friends, and health. Those go without saying that I am VERY THANKFUL and BLESSED.

BUT, of course, I'm running with my head cut off as I finish packing and heading to catch our flight! So, I dont' have time to post my "What I'm Thankful For In My Closet".........

I guess you will just have to stay tuned until next week and I can post it when I get back.

ENJOY Black Friday shopping! It can be CRAZY!!!

Be careful, be safe, and make some great Thanksgiving memories!!!

Talk to you soon.......

Stylish Stepmom

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Markdowns: November 23, 2009


What more can I say!

EVERY store and website will be offering HUGE savings this week! Specifically....ON FRIDAY!

BUY a Thanksgiving paper and figure out your game plan for Friday. All this week on News on 6 you can watch Sarah Roe, 918 Coupon Queen, give us all kinds of tips and tricks to get the MOST savings on Friday! How great is that!

I am noticing that some stores are opening ON Thanksgiving this year, as well as some are starting even EARLIER on Friday morning. I thought 5:00 a.m. was crazy, but, I just saw an ad that Old Navy will be opening at 3:00 a.m.!! Yep, 3:00 a.m.! Isn't that the middle of the night!!

So, buckle down this week, write your holiday gift lists, watch Sarah on News on 6, buy a Thanksgiving paper and you will be READY for BLACK FRIDAY!!!

Oh, eat some Turkey in between all of that too, will ya?!?! It is Thanksgiving!!

Mom On The Move....

Check it out! I'm this week's Mom on the Move on! This website ( is an amazing resource for Moms! I can't even begin to tell you how helpful it can be and I'm so glad to be a part of it!!

Take a look at what are my "go to" items in my closet, learn a little bit about me, and DEFINITELY check out!

Have a fun and fashionable day!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Check out Kate918....

Okay, first, I was going to ask Kate, if she would let me take pictures of her store to post on my site. But, typical me, I was so caught up with shopping and visiting with everyone that I left without taking any pictures! OOPS!

However, I did walk out with a bag of goodies....priorities, right?! HA!

If you haven't had a chance to check out this boutique, you need to! It's Kate918 and you will find it at 101st and Yale. Most, if not all, are familiar with Donna's Fashions, which is a great store too. Kate918 is in the same shopping area as Donna's. (You will have to forgive me, I can't remember the name of the shopping center right now. I'm sure I will think of it during the middle of the night!)

Kate, the owner, is very sweet, and so is Melissa, the manager. They are moms, like many ofus, and they totally "get" the concept of "even if you're a mom, you can still be stylish"! Yahoo! (And, even if you're not a mom, don't let that stop you either...go check it out!) My favorite thing about the store is you have access to fun, boutique items WITHOUT the expensive boutique prices! I walk out of that store with something in my hand...EVERY TIME!!!

I attended the Holiday Open House tonight and I had a blast! She did it right! Great food, some wine, and lots of shopping! What more can you ask for! It was a perfect evening to spend with girlfriends.

If you couldn't make it tonight, I'm sure Kate would love to have you stop by another time. You won't regret it! Well, maybe, your pocketbook will, but, you won't!!

So, don't delay...check out Kate918 today!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Holiday Gift Ideas Under $100.00

Okay, my apologies to everyone!

We have had a ton of requests for the information from the Holiday Gift Ideas Under $100.00 from News on 6 today! I'm so sorry that I didn't set this is up ahead of time, so you could have the information at your fingertips after the segment had aired! Live and learn, right?!?!

But, here is a listing of all the product that was part of the segment today. I don't have pictures of all of it and am hoping to post the link to my site very soon!

Women's Gifts Under $100.00
White Fringe Wrap, $70.00, Donna's Fashions
Leopard Print and Red Plaid Scarfs w/ Faux Fur Pom-Poms, $57.00 each, Donna's Fashions
Faux Fur Neck Wrap, $49.00, Donna's Fashions
Leopard Cap, $49.00, Donna's Fashions

Statement Jewelry
Fuchsia Stone/Gold Necklace, $88.00, Little Black Dress
Fuchsia Stone/Gold Earrings, $38.00, Little Black Dress
Long Chain w/ Gold Circles, $25.00, Kate918
Multi-Strand Pearl Necklace (that I had on), $64.00, Donna's Fashions

Totes/Computer Bags
Red Tote, $69.00, Dillards
Black Computer Bag, $24.99, Target

Towel Spa, $79.95, Brookstone

Surefire G2 Flashlight, $69.00, The Gadget Company
Leatherman S2 Flashlight, $79.00, The Gadget Company
Leatherman S3 Flashlight, $89.00, The Gadget Company

The Gadget Company - Tulsa, Ok

BBQ Grill Light, $39.95, Brookstone

Moshi Alarm Clock, $49.95, Brookstone
-voice activated

iPhone Rechargeable Stand, $69.95, Brookstone
-helps alleviate the draining of the battery, especially when using other phone applications.

Kids - Toys
Webkinz, $9.99 each, Target

Zippity Learning Center, $69.99, Target

Digital Camera, $48.89, Target

Transformers - Constructicon, $89.99, Target
-transforms into 6 separate transformers

Wii Resort Video Game, $49.99, Target

Wii Super Mario Brothers Video Game, $49.99, Target
-BRAND NEW - just came out on Sunday

Xbox 360/PS3/PC Call of Duty Video Game, $59.99, Target

I will do better next time everyone and get pictures AND the information to you BEFORE the segment!!

Imitation...or Emitations!

My sister-in-law used this sight for some gifts, recently, and got me thinking that it was time to check out this site again. I had heard about it before, but, it had been awhile since I had checked it out!
It is a GREAT site for expensive LOOKING jewelry WITHOUT the expense! It has some very beautiful pieces at very reasonable prices. The items that my sister-in-law purchased were good quality and very fashionable.
This site has everything - necklaces, earrings, and bracelets! You can shop by category or shape. It even gives you the opportunity to shop by celebrity!
Check it out! They have some very fun pieces that would make perfect holiday gifts!

Monday Markdowns: November 16, 2009

Yahoo! Don't miss out on these great savings opportunities....lots of then are LOCAL savings!

Moxie Shoes/
Grey Friday (instead of Black Friday)
20% off total purchase
Thru Thanksgiving wknd
Promo Code: ELF20

Muse Intimates (Utica Square/Tulsa)
30% off bras and sleepwear
Special in store offers on Hanky Panky underwear
Thru November 26, 2009

Ma Doran Gallery (Tulsa)
View Ann Garrett's jewelry
November 19 - November 21, 2009

Kate918 (Tulsa)
Holiday Open House - THIS THURSDAY!
November 19, 2009
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Don't miss out on big savings and holiday wear!

Gaga-A-Gogo (Tulsa)
New Tarantino jewelry! Don't miss out!

Victoria's Secret/
Up to 45% off of sweaters and sweater dresses!
Thru November 18, 2009
Promo Code: COZY25

$10 off a $50 purchase!
Thru November 19, 2009
Plus: If you order between now and Friday at noon, you will receive an additional coupon for $15 off a $30 purchase!
Promo Code:SHARE10

Monday, November 16, 2009

These Are Just A Few Of My Favorite Things...Or Should I Say Favorite Trends...

Here are a few of my favorite trends as we head into the holiday season:

1. Mad for Plaid: Everyone is going mad for plaid! You can find it in jackets, shirts, shoes, and skirts. Whether it's for business or pleasure, PLAID IS EVERYWHERE!
2. Bohemian Chic: Woodstock turned 40 this year and if you are still celebrating than chances are bohemian chic! The soft and billowy fabrics are more your style. The natural fabrics of suede and leather will be the basis of your shoes and jackets. But, most of all, you're just hoping for world peace!
3. Rock Star: This trend is bringing the 80's back to life...skinny ties, leather jackets, and hair bands. I grew up in the 80's, so now you approximately know my age! I LOVED the 80's and still do! Okay, I loved the 80's music more than the 80's fashion styles, but, I'm loving the updated 80's version of today.
4. Animal Instincts: I LOVE animal prints and the best part is...they never really go out of style. Leopard, zebra, and giraffe prints always find the spotlight!
Don't delay...what trend are you in love with today!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Monday Markdowns: (On Thursday) November 12, 2009

Okay...the last few weeks, I haven't been very good at getting this information out ON a Monday. BUT, it really doesn't matter what day it long as I get the information to you about some savings opportunities that are happening RIGHT NOW:

Friends and Family Events going on THIS WEEKEND (November 12 - 15th) at the following stores:
Banana Republic
Old Navy
White House/Black Market
Restoration Hardware

Victoria's Secret
20% off a single item! Ends Monday, November 16, 2009
Promo Code: SAVE20

Boston Proper
Register to win a $1000 holiday wardrobe.

Weekend Wrap Up
$30 off a $75 purchase or $15 off a $30 purchase
Online promo code: 4517
November 12 - 16

Moxie Shoes
Grey Friday (instead of Black Friday) Savings!
20% off your total purchase through Thanksgiving weekend.
Promo Code: ELF20

Modern Moms

Check out FOX23's Thursday Threads segment from today! It was an awesome segment to prove that busy moms can also be stylish!

Take a look! It was a lot of fun!

Outfits from the Segment:

Black/White Tunic: $98.00
Black Leggings: $35.00
Total: $133.00
Outfit by White House Black Market

Green Cardigan Sweater: $39.95
Green Pin Striped Button Down Shirt: $36.95
Charcoal Grey T-shirt: $9.97
Jeans: $39.95
Total: $126.82
Outfit by New York and Company

Dusty Plum Sweater Knit Hoodie: $24.99
Dusty Plum Sweater Knit Pants: $20.00
Multi-Color T-shirt: $11.88
Dusty Plum/Gold Scarf: $14.99
Bronze Ballet Flats: $12.99
Total: $84.85
Outfit by Target

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sparkle and Shine....


I cannot tell you how in LOVE I am with this shoe. WHY? First, because it is a Christian Louboutin. Second, because sequins are VERY IN for this holiday season, and, third, because I LOVE SHOES.

Actually, I'm not the only one loving this shoe. If you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kim sports this shoe at Sheree's fashion show (Yes, it's true..I'm a fan of the song "Tardy for the Party"..okay, I said it!) AND Carrie in Sex and the City 2 is wearing a much higher version of Christian's sequin heel (the Pigalle pump). Now, I don't think I have to say this twice. If CARRIE is wearing a shoe like this, EVERYONE will be wearing a shoe like this(or at least a version of it!)

This particular Christian Louboutin shoe retails for $595.00 at Barney's. Yep, for those of you that know Christian's line and are in LOVE with the red sole are not surprised by this price! However, I will be the first one to admit that a shoe at this price doesn't fit in my shoe budget (although, I REALLY WISH it would), but, a girl can dream and lust over it, right?
Another tip: Oprah wears A LOT of Christian Louboutin. How do I know this? The red sole is the giveaway! Oprah always sits in her chair and tips her foot UP, so you can see the sole of her shoe! It's actually kind of annoying, but it does make it easy to see what kind of shoes she is wearing!
Christian Louboutin is the "NEW" Manolo Blahniks. Dont' get me wrong..I LOVE Manolos! But, Manolo is going to have to make room for Christian.
Ah, I'm going to dream about Chrisitan Louboutin shoes tonight.........

Vintage T's...A Blast From The Past...

As we all know, the holidays are right around the corner. What is it? It's only like 7 weeks until Christmas (or somethingl like that)? I am all about finding fun and creative gifts that really SURPRISES the recipient. I LOVE the holidays for the GIVING, sure, receiving is fun, but, I really love the quest for THE gift!

While watching football this Saturday afternoon, I came across these vintage tshirts while perusing one of my MANY fashion mags. It was Casper the Friendly Ghost, that REALLY caught my eye! Do you remember Casper? I was just trying to explain to my stepson around Halloween on who Casper was, because we were talking about ghosts and I said that I only like FRIENDLY ghosts. I used to LOVE watching Casper the Friendly Ghost. (Does that date me?)

For those of you that are HUGE Rachel Zoe fans, you will love the "This shirt is bananas" tshirt. Bananas is a VERY COMMON word in Rachel's vocabulary! I was "totally bananas" for this tshirt! Of course, I think the shopping tshirt is appropriate for me too!

The tshirts can be found at No one can forget Rocky and you will, also, find Inspector Gadget, and Crime Dog with a vintage/retro feel, as well as many others on their website too. The tshirts are very reasonably priced at $30.00, so they won't break your holiday budget either!

I LOVE finding THE perfect gift for someone! Whether it be fun, cheap, expensive, or even is so much fun to search out a gift that someone will TRULY APPRECIATE and/or get a good laugh from it!

It's time to at LEAST start THINKING about your holiday shopping! If you need help, let me know! Would love to share any tricks, tips, and/or advice to make your holiday shopping a less stressful experience for you!

Okay...who else remembers Casper the Friendly Ghost?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Monday Markdowns: (On Wednesday)November 4, 2009

Alright, so, my Monday this week is, actually, falling on a Wednesday. No one is perfect, right? My October has been nothing but pure craziness!! Just got back from NYC on Monday night and have been playing "catch up" ever since:

Here are a few "deals" that I DID NOT want you to miss:

Kate918 (local - Tulsa, OK)
All jewelry, scarves, and candles: Buy one, get one at 50% off
Christmas wish list - participate in their Christmas wish list program and save 20% off your purchase!

Gaga -a-GoGo (local - Tulsa, OK)
"ABC's in Tulsa" Book Signing
November 5, 2009
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

2009 Care Card (local - Tulsa, OK)
Oct. 31 - Nov. 8, 2009
DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR SOME GREAT SAVINGS and support a great cause: Family and Children's Services!
$50 for a Care Card that saves you 10-20% at more than 180 Tuls metro area shops and restaurants.

Neiman Marcus
LAST DAY to obtain various levels of Neiman Marcus Gift Cards based on a minimum of $250 in purchases!
Free online shipping! Promo Code: NMNOV

Extra 30% off clearance merchandise.
Online only!
Thru Nov. 9, 2009
Promo Code: CLR30

Friends and Family discount! Starts THIS Friday!
In store and online! Save 20%!
Promo Code: 4291 (go to for coupon)

Boston Proper
Win a $1000 Holiday Wardrobe! Go to for details!

Free shipping on orders of $25 or more!
Promo Code: 37202
20% off (select) items!
Promo Code: 27249

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I See Red....

I see RED...lots and lots of RED! It is amazing to see a group of women come together for a great cause! I was part of an amazing committee that hosted the Go Red For Women Executive Luncheon today, here, in Tulsa, OK.

The statistics I heard today were EYE OPENING! For example...this is a big one: Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women? Not just by a little bit is 4 TIMES MORE the leading cause of death in women vs. cancer. Most of you thought cancer, didn't you?

There are a lot of GREAT causes out there to volunteer for and support in this world. I'm particularly passionate about the Go Red For Women campaign, because of family history, as well as a I was with a dear friend of mine when she had a heart attack. That alone was an EYE OPENING experience for me and I didn't need any statistics (from above) to convince me.

Here is my shameless plug: GET INVOLVED!! I can bet that everyone can name at least ONE person that has had a heart attack, stroke, or suffers from heart OR woman. Do you want to be a statistic? Or do you want one of your family members to be a statistic? We need to educate ourselves and others!


Besides, where else do you get to see a room filled with WOMEN looking fabulous in RED!