Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cabin Fever

It is my third day at home, and the ice on the streets is still fairly treacherous for many local commuters. My hope is that the sunshine will help melt some of this ice and allow us all to get back to normal tomorrow. Although... tonight the low here in Atlanta is supposed to be 13 degrees! I'm just thankful that many businesses realize the danger and are allowing employees to work from home.

One member of our family who is definitely not a fan of this snow and ice is our pug, George. He does not like the way his feet slip and slide on the icy sidewalks, and he actually fell down while walking with Chapin early yesterday morning. But, fortunately, we found a patch of dry sidewalk on our walk today so he could more easily go to the bathroom. I could almost sense his relief when his paws touched actual sidewalk. It was funny!

How George prefers to be: safe and warm at home.

Yesterday, Chapin tried to drive to the grocery store, but had to come back, so we ended up walking the four blocks together. We are well stocked on food for the rest of the week, but I feel confident I will be able to get to the office tomorrow. Chapin actually drove to his office today.

One thing I have noticed while spending all this time at home: the online sales! I thought I would take this time to tell you about a few of the best ones.

Jimmy Choo is having a wonderful online sale, and I was able to get these Jimmy Choo Izzy pumps for under $300! Many Jimmy Choo styles, like the Izzy style, are what I consider a "classic," meaning they won't go out of style, are worth the money, and will last you years and years to come. If you've never owned Jimmy Choo shoes, they are extremely well made. Many sale items come in random sizes, so if you have small or large feet, start shopping! is doing an amazing online sale: an extra 60% off sale items through January 13th. Use code JAN2011 at checkout. I like this site because it caters to many different body types, and actually has a system for helping you find the items that will look best on you. This Body Shapes page lists out the different body shapes -- I think I'm an "S" -- and you can find different body types listed on each product page. They also carry top brands like Cynthia Steffe, Elie Tahari, Trina Turk and many others.

Last Call by Neiman Marcus is also doing an extra 30-50% off sale items. There are a lot of great designers available here from designers you love, like Laundry by Shelli Segal, BCBGMaxAzria, Rebecca Taylor, Ali Ro and many others. (No code needed.)

Lord & Taylor is doing an extra 20% off regular, sale and clearance merchandise with code SALE. You can get some great deals! This Shoshanna navy blue cap sleeve sheath dress, for example, retails for $298, but you can get it for $107.27.

Stay safe and warm out there, and happy shopping!