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4th Annual Bring Your Own Bag Sale Brought to You By Dress for Success Denver

July 24, 2013

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(Image via kevinwarnock.com, clothes photographed are from  D-Structure clothing boutique, 520 Haight Street, San Francisco, Aug 25, 2012- not representative of sale)

It’s here, it’s here!  Has it been four years already?  Dress for Success Denver hosts this HUGE sale once a year, this time it’s SATURDAY July 27th, 10 am-3 pm, where they have donations from numerous Denver area boutiques.  The proceeds from this sale will go towards purchasing plus sized suiting for women working towards entering the workforce, with help from the Dress for Success program.  I have gone to the sale the last two years, and I can definitely put my stamp of approval on it.  I have found incredible things!  A SEE by Chloe khaki dress, a pair of awesome black ankle boots by Elizabeth & James, black leather sandals by Matthew Bernson, two pairs of Current Elliott jeans, a Rachel Pally maxi dress….and other pieces I can’t remember off the top of my head right now.  Bottom line, boutique quality clothing, shoes and accessories for ridiculous prices.  Yes, as the title implies, bring your own bag for all your finds.  I would advise the following as well for the best in your sale experience:

1. Come early.  Each year, more and more boutiques are participating and the buzz gets louder so that means more fashion hungry gals shopping.  You want the best of the best and sizes and colors are random so be the first!  Grab your coffee and wait outside at 8:30 if you can!  Just sayin’…

2. Wear flats.  There will be a ton of shoes to try on  and you want to be able to slip them on and off.  Wear or bring a thin nylon sock if you can.

3. Wear a strapless bra and a blouse that is easy to take on and off.  Again, there will be dressing rooms and you will want to try everything on- there are no returns- so you may be in and out of the dressing are quite a bit.

4. Wear your hair comfy.  Trying on clothes will get your hair pretty gnarly if it’s down.

5. Come to the sale hydrated and full.  Nobody like shopping on an empty tank.  And bring a water bottle if you can.  I am serious!

6. Last, come with an open mind and a list of to-get items you are looking for to complete your wardrobe.  You may find that perfect plaid button down, but it could be in a size larger or smaller than you need. TRY IT ON.  Remember that this is not Nordstrom and there won’t be “another size” to bring you most times.  There are onesies of most things…  It is a fun, fun sale, and all for an amazing cause.  Guilt free shopping!

Good luck!  Would love to hear back on if you went and what deals you scored!!!!  P.S.  I have a friend on the inside, she volunteers to work the sale every year, and she mentioned that Steve Madden donated like 500 pairs of shoes!  If you’re wondering how good of a sale it could be…think like 80-90% off…or $175 shoes for $5.  I am not joking.

Where: Djuna Furniture at 899 Broadway, Denver (Southeast corner of 8th & Broadway)

Full list of participating boutiques this year:

A-Line Boutique, Apricot Lane, Babydoes,  Bella A Boutique, Bellezza, Birds and Belles Boutique, Dinea Boutique, Eccentricity, Eve, Funky Finds Boutique, Gracie’s, Haley’s Heart, Inspyre, Irresistibles, Lawrence Covell, Lovely, Marie James Dress Shop, Steve Madden, True Love Shoes, Two Sole Sisters.

True Love Shoes: Best Kept Secret No More

May 2, 2012

After Buffalo Exchange last Saturday, I popped in Sweet Action ice cream, conveniently situated directly across the street from BE, and binged on a double scoop in a cake cone. I have forgotten what the bottom scoop was now, because the top one was so incredible- Shanahan’s Whiskey Brittle- YUM!

After scarfing down I popped into True Love Shoes next door. I love chatting with the owner, Sara, and checking out the latest. She started carrying adorable mini shoes for girls about 6 months ago! Suri Cruise heels and Violet Affleck flats in store for your tot.


The major draw for this Broadway boutique is, well besides its cuteness factor, is price point says Sara. Most everything is under $38! For a handbag or pair of shoes lately, that is an absolute steal! If you are in the market for a pair of summer sandals or wedges, this is where you need to go. Also, every first Friday of the month she hosts a champagne evening from 5-8 pm. So, now that we are into May, that means THIS Friday! She also let me in on a little secret too, this Friday she is having a major sale to make room for new merchandise. Buy 3 pairs of shoes for only $77! That’s less than one pair at Aldo! I know many of you have already discovered this hot spot, but for those of you who haven’t yet made it in, the approaching holidays are a good excuse. My mom loves this store! Mother’s Day is May 13th and they have gift cards…wink wink…

Here are some of my faves:





These were awesome- reminded me of Rebecca Minkoff’s Baha sandal, no?

And Rebecca Minkoff’s Baha Sandal for $165.00

How patriotic?! These would be so cute for Memorial Day or July 4th!

Taffy colored peep toes!

These bad boys came in black and cream and were flying out of there.

Make a trip to Broadway this Friday and hit that sale hard!

Let’s Make a Pack

May 24, 2010

With summer trips just on the horizon, it’s time to start editing the suitcase; yes before it’s even packed. I’m so excited and very honored to be a bridesmaid in the wedding of a great girl, Brittin Asbury, this July in Steamboat, Colorado. Congrats Britt and Tommy! A weekend wedding will call for a very different packing list than below which I’m sure I’ll post about later, but I’m also planning my very first trip outside the U.S. this summer! Although it’s just south of the border, I’m no less excited! With my passport on its way, I am trying to contain my excitement with distraction by planning what to bring to hot, humid, gorgeous Playa del Carmen, Mexico! Here’s a few things I already have in my closet that need to make it in. Below, a fedora, sandals from True Love, a couple of sarongs purchased from Ross years ago, I wear them to African dance class, a plaid romper from Buffalo Exchange last summer, and a green, spandex American Apparel ice-skating dress, there’s not many places suitable for a dress that fits like a ballet leotard so I figure Mexico is perfect for it, and a Liberty of London scarf I thrifted a couple weekends ago for $1.50, total score; they retail online for 195.00 British Pounds!


Then there’s the things on my wish list. Why is there always a list going before you even get to your destination? I’ve been wanting a straw bucket bag for a while, but haven’t managed to find the perfect shape or softness. This gorgeous Balenciaga, my favorite, has been in many editorial spreads lately. Sigh… A caftan by the talented Melssa Odabash whom I discovered on Net-a-Porter recently, would be amazing, but I did see a Michael Kors caftan tunic last weekend at the new Nordstrom Rack on Colorado Blvd. It was a blah, tan color though and didn’t cut the mustard. Then there’s this year’s version of the gladiator sandal, the hooded sandal. A few pairs of beaded gladiators by Sam Edelman at Nordstrom Rack caught my eye too. A floppy straw sun hat that I tryed on at the Goorin hat store on Larimer Square this weekend, less than $40. Last, but not least, the bikini. Many, many bikinis. I LOVE swimwear by Vix, but Target isn’t looking too shabby!

Balenciaga Spring 2010 Classic Straw Bag- $945



Elizabeth and James Hooded Sandal- Nordstrom.com


Hermes Printed Beach Towel



Melissa Odabash Cover-up- Melissaodabash.com


Melissa Odabash Caftan- MelissaOdabash.com


Prada Straw and Leather Shopper




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