OK, a few news items to share today:
First: If you live in New York City or its environs, save the date of Saturday, November 1st. Lee Lee’s Valise in Brooklyn will have a trunk show with plus-size designer Gayla Bentley (who has shops in Paris and Houston, or you can shop at her website) from noon until 9 pm.
If you like mix-and-matchable pieces, and you like black, Francesca recommends checking out Gayla’s “10 Essential Basic Pieces” collection, which includes pants, a dress, two skirts, five different tops, and a sash. Separately, the items would cost over $1250, but if you buy all ten together you save 20% and get the entire wardrobe for $1000. This is a bargain only if you like all or most of the pieces – but if you do, it’s a great way to get an entire, matching set of clothes in one shot.
Second: Through November 4th, save money at Silhouettes by entering code S8F5H1 at checkout. You’ll get $15 off purchases of $100 or more; $30 off purchases of $150 or more; or $50 off purchases of $200 or more. Francesca recommends combining this deal with items from their Fall sale page, though she must admit that many of the non-sale items are very, very nice and are mightily more affordable with the sale code. So do what is best for you, dear reader.
Third . . . third, this post is getting quite long! So, Francesca will come back a little bit later today. See you soon!