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Your Weekly (uh sorta) Humpletter: Pre Fall | Manolo for the Big Girl

Your Weekly (uh sorta) Humpletter: Pre Fall

Hey everyone, did you know it was Pre-Fall? I know, it’s July, but it’s almost August and August is Pre-Fall, which –in case you needed it– is just further proof that there are a looooot of drugs in fashion. Anyway, on to the sales!

Over at Ashley Stewart we have lots of great deals, including an additional 50% off all sale items at checkout. I like this abstract check skirt, which reminds me of Douetzen Kroes’ dress at Prada (who can still suck it, btw) but easier to deploy with a trim little knit top and will take you right into autumn with a pair of textured tights with a buttoned-up angora or cashmere cardi.

At Lane Bryant the Original Right Fit pants are all on sale for $24.99, which is about 50% off using code 024990189 at checkout, so stock up on your trousers and jeans!

Remember how I waxed poetical about those Aveeno products I use to keep my flawless alabaster skin all flawless and, uh, alabaster? They’re on sale at Drugstore.com for 25% off. So what’s the big deal? You can get that stuff on sale at your local drugstore right? Right, BUT if you’re a new customer to Drugstore.com and you spend $25, you get free shipping AND a free $50 gift certificate to Restaurant.com! Now THAT’S a deal!

Speaking of skincare, I think I’ve mentioned before how Caudalie is hands down the best stuff I’ve ever used on my skin, right? Well it’s available on Beauty.com for a better price than I’ve seen it anyway, plus there are two great bargains to be had. You can either take $10 off $60 at Beauty.com!or you can get a free 16-ounce Philosophy Pure Grace foaming bath and shower cream ($22 value!) with your Beauty.com purchase of $50 or more.

Over at Bluefly there are some pretty fab bags on sale. I am not a bag lady because I don’t carry much, but in my secret imaginary life where I go on safari and live a life of glamorously rough international travel to exotic places that aren’t even IN, I totally carry this bag from Zara Terez which is on major sale
Zara Terez chocolate pebble leather ‘Sunset Park’ satchel
and made in the good-ole US of A (also? the lining is a vibrant purple!)

It’s also available in black and clementine, which from the pictures looks like the same potiron orange as my Birkin.

Happy shopping campers!

15 Responses to “Your Weekly (uh sorta) Humpletter: Pre Fall”

  1. Thea July 28, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    I received my first fall catalog on July 9 and my first showing Halloween decorations on the 15th.

    I’m just grateful to be reminded that there is a time when wearing a cashmere sweater will be something more than a distant dream.

  2. Heather July 28, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

    Le sigh. Totally adore that skirt. Can totally see it with a slim little three-quarter length cardi. The perfect subbing outfit! But… living in a household dependent on the school year paychecks (husband = teacher, me = opera singer posing as a substitute), we are on a spending freeze until next Friday. Quelle horreur!

  3. dcsurfergirl July 28, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

    I like the bag!

  4. Cambiata July 29, 2010 at 2:15 am #

    Plummy, one of the ads on your page contains a trojan script. Every time your page loads, Kaspersky warns me about the trojan and blocks it.

  5. Lisa from SoCal July 29, 2010 at 2:18 am #

    Oh I like that skirt but don’t have the hips to do it….dangit. That bag is cute, but every time I ever buy a bag with belt closures like that, I wind up hating on it. I had a leather messenger with those and it made me crazy.

  6. Plumcake July 29, 2010 at 2:22 am #

    Cambiata, do you know which one (or guess?) I’ll get our admin on it, thanks!

    Lisa, you’re in Portugal on vacation. Stop complaining.

  7. Cambiata July 29, 2010 at 2:31 am #

    Well, I *think* it’s whatever ad is below the Lane Bryant ad, since there’s a blank space there which I’m assuming is a blocked ad. But I could be wrong.

  8. Cambiata July 29, 2010 at 2:33 am #

    Ok, my mistake, it’s not an ad in the sidebar that’s doing it, it’s got to be something in this particular post, because when I go to the other posts I don’t get the trojan warning. And I can’t begin to tell you which thing would be the problem here, sorry.

  9. marvel July 29, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    The skirt has pleats. Are pleats back in? I haven’t worn a skirt with pleats since…well, I prefer not to say. It was a very long time ago. And it was beastly to iron. And it needed ironing. I might not do pleats even if they are back.

  10. daisyj July 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

    I’m a big fan of that skirt too, pleats or no pleats. By the way, I don’t know if you saw this, but Refinery 29 did a feature on shopping fall runway trends in plus sizes (stepping on your turf! how dare they!) that had some pretty nice stuff. I particularly like that moto jacket, even if it is from Old Navy.

  11. Lisa from SoCal July 29, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

    @Plummy I am _not_ on vacation. I am thinking big thinky thoughts. Way large thinky thoughts of gigantically big size. That’s very hard work, I’ll have you know.

    I’m jes saying: I think my problem with the belt bag is that I’m forever leaving them unbuckled and then stuff falls out.

    I’m having dinner with Max Azria when I come home to SoCal!

  12. Plumcake July 30, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    @Lisa, you’ll have to ask him why he doesn’t offer a bandage dress in a size 20 or 22. It looked so cute on Beth Ditto!

  13. Plumcake July 30, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    @Daisyj: I think they’re playing a bit fast and loose with the concept of “runway trends” because I can’t think of anything like that on recent runways, but thanks for the heads up!

  14. zuzu July 30, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    Doutzen Kroes looks oddly … wide in that dress. Given Miuccia Prada’s horror of the plus-sized, I’m guessing that’s an optical illusion.

  15. Plumcake July 30, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    @Zuzu, yeah, she’s not a plus-size model by any means but she’s definitely meatier than her usual models. Doutzen’s cards say she’s a size 4 but she might have gone all the way up to a size 6, and I believe Miuccia knew exactly what she was doing casting her right after the Met Opera debacle.