Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Reward yourself, all year long :)

Tilting Swiftly - Earring of the Month Club

Reward her, all year long :) Every other month a pair of Tilting Swiftly designed earrings will be delivered to the recipient of the Earring of the Month Club for the period of one year.
The current month's designs are displayed.
Future months designs will be kept secret until they are delivered to the recipients.

February's "My Funny Valentine" will be the first of your six designs. Let your valentine know you care with these beautiful blue lace agate and mother-of-pearl heartearrings on sterling silver French earwires. Approximately 1.75 inches in length. The price includes 6 pairs of earrings over the period of one year. $180.00

Sarah's Spa Creations - Commitment to Beauty

Sarah Neisen is the beauty believer behind Sarah's Spa Creations. Changing the way we 'consume' beauty products has been her commitment since she launched her stylish 'bath & body' company. Visit the e-store and allow yourself to be a lil' more 'beauty-conscious', consuming natural premium-quality products. You deserve it.

Tiare Body Crème - Bring a part of French Polynesia to your bath with our body crème. Contains virgin coconut oil, the first press of coconut, which is soaked with whole Tahitian Gardenia flowers. Infused with vitamins A and E this succulent crème instantly hydrates tired skin restoring your youthful radiance. 4oz. $14.25

Dead Sea Mud Soap - Handcrafted with traditional methods ensuring that only the most pure and nourishing ingredients for your skin are used. Containing naturally extracted oils of sweet almond, jojoba, and olive, this bar cleanses without drying and contains the added mineral benefits of pure Dead Sea mud. 4oz. $4.25

Sarah's Spa Creations believes that to thrive our community must thrive as well. That is why we give 10% of our profits to outreaches in our community. Also, SSC is strictly opposed to animal testing and our ingredients derived from them (honey, beeswax, etc.) are from suppliers dedicated to the fair treatment of animals.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Fashion made with attitude

Yatta Bags - Clutch R. Brocade
Denim is the new slack (something us designers have been praying for) and as such you'll need our Rose Brocade to match!
Features: Rose Brocade Denim, Satin Ribbon Rose Broach, Snap Closures. Dimensions: 11.875" x 5". Only 1 Available. $40.00
Yatta is a Japanese exclamation of triumph. The Yatta brand is fashion made with attitude. A lot of research, sketch time, and design time goes in each bag - one brand new item could take me up to an hour to make because my mind is plotting every single stitch.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Friends of Thrifty Boutique





Most unconventional Valentine's ideas

If you are looking for more than the typical 'flowers/chocolates/card' gift, this is the place to be. Feel free to share the tip with friends (and why not, enemies?) during this time of the year.
EXCLUSIVE! Expert floral designer Jane Packer - winner of the prestigious Prince Philip's medal, City&Guild's highest accolade - channels purple's passionate power to make this votive trio truly spectacular. Send this striking gift to your sweetheart, sister or friends... $50.00

EXCLUSIVE! If fun and flirty are what you're looking for, look no further than expert floral designer Julie McCann Mulligan's creative arrangement of 10 fresh, large red tulips beautifully arranged in an adorable pink enamel pail vase with a matching pink candle!... $49.99
EXCLUSIVE! For your red-hot love, give a gift that really sizzles! A flashy handled scarlet bustier bag with a black lace overlay arrives filled with sweet surprises to fire up their taste buds--one bag each of fiery Red Hot candies and delicious red foil-wrapped chocolate lips... $19.99

Saturday, January 28, 2006

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Friday, January 27, 2006

Get ready! Feb. 3rd - Nat'l Wear Red Day

'Go Red for Women' is a nationwide movement to empower us to love - and save- our hearts through lifestyle choices and actions. On this day you are free to Go Red in your own fashion, supporting heart health!


icon Receive the little red pin FREE with any women's apparel, jewelry or beauty purchase at Macy's (one per order, online only, while supplies last, Feb. 1st til' Feb. 7th)

Valentine's Day Fun Contest

Let's have some fun this Valentine's Day. From now until Feb 10, everyday at 12:01AM (EST), we will post a different Valentine's Day/relationship/love related question. If you answer correctly, you will get a chance to win a US$100 Miego E-Gift Certificate! The more questions you get it right, the higher chance you get to win! Let's get the fun begin!

Valentine's Day Fun Contest - Win one of two US$100 Gift Certificate


Gossipaway #8


Bidwell Botanicals - Cranberry Fig Gift Box
Give the gift of softer skin to someone you love. Our festive gift set for all occasions offers the best of our skin pampering products. Hydrating Body Milk, Shea Butter Sugar Scrub and a decadent luxury body soap scented with Cranberry Fig all wrapped up in our signature gift box tied with a bow. Complimentary personal gift card included upon request. $30.00

Welcome to the 8th Gossipaway! Make sure you tune in weekly, because one lucky reader will win something fabulous every week! And who wouldn't want to be fabulous?
The rules: I (moi) will post a one of the following: A movie quote, a celebrity trivia question or a mystery celebrity sighting. Email your responses to gossip@thriftyboutique.com The first correct answer is the winner & will receive an email notification, as well as celebrity red-carpet treatment with mention in the Gossip blog & Thrifty Boutique's fab blog. Good luck hotties! Here we go:

Awww, finally :) Liz M. (NJ - 1:27pm EST time) answered the correct names, Congratulations!!!
Meg Ryan and David Arquette

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Pink Heather - from retro to bohemian

PinkHeather, Heaven of Dress for Petites, has a romantic and carefree atmosphere where shoppers could find unique 60s retro Lolita and 70s Bohemian style vintage dresses. It also offers designer inspired hand-made pieces that are modern, classy, eccentric and sexy. The founder, Heather Yau, is a petite lady herself, who always dreams of having a specialty dress store where she could freely shop petite size dresses she adores. Because of her job as a Makeup Artist, she travels between major cities. During her trips, she would always find time to explore local flea markets and vintage stores for great dresses. Eventually, she collected more than hundreds of vintage dresses that fill up her entire house!
The idea of starting her dream store, selling petite sizes dresses, came into form. PinkHeather was finally founded online in late December, 2005. Enjoy it now!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

TB Valentine's Guide - Madara Girls

Madara Girls - Your invitation to be distinctly unique.
Carmelina is a Fabulous Way to Spice up that Valentines' Outfit! Made of Garnet colored Sandstone Chips and Turquoise Nuggets with an Amber Pendant. It would look fabulous with that new Tunic, embroidered Jeans and Kitten Heels for a casual dinner or wear her with a Strapless Chocolate Brown Dress and a Shrug for a more romantic look! $52.00
Madara: where fun and fresh trends collide with the eccentricities of heart and soul. A place where the desires, passions and creativity of two curly haired sisters, (and a silent partner, a.k.a. mom), forged ahead to make a lifelong dream come true.

Work hard. Live Right. Look Amazing

Fashion is constantly evolving, moving forward, going places, looking for that unique twist of ORIGINAL creativity... Buckaroo Style jewelry is a well-blended mix of true artisans delivering gorgeous and stunning handcrafted accessories.
"Rich. Indulgent. Sparkle. You crave it. We've got it."

Dancing Pearl and Gem Drop Bracelet -Pink Pearls with Lilac Chalcedony Drop

Freshwater Pearls can get downright playful! Large size Freshwater Pearls in dancing formation teamed up with a satin-finished Sterling Silveror Vermeil round bead and a large gemstone briolette drop. Our handmade toggle clasp makes this bracelet easy to put on without sacrificing its "designer" flare. Crafted by Indulgems Jewelry. regular price: $108.00

Exclusive Offer for TB readers: $81.00 and free shipping

TB Editor's pick:

18K Gold Prasiolite and Tourmaline Briolette Bracelet

Tourmaline at its best. Like a delicate corsage of spring bouquet, this bracelet embraces your wrist in the most romantic mix of pink, green, yellow and blue. AAA gem grade Tourmaline briolettesare arranged in trios with insertions of faceted 18K Gold beads. Simple, pure, 100% luscious.18K GoldLength: 7-1/4 inches. Crafted by Indulgems Jewelry. regular price: $290.00

Exclusive Offer for TB readers: $217.50 and free shipping

Click on any image to claim your 25% discount, already reduced.These discount links are only available to TB readers.TB delivers Great Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

TB Valentine's Guide - Carolyn Koslen

Think PinkCherry Quartz Bracelet: Juicy Cherry Quartz, Sterling Silver and Silver Vermeille Swarovski Roundelles for that extra sparkle. This bracelet fastens with a frosty Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp. Take advantage of our Pre-Season Super Sale! $65.00

"For me, designing jewelry is a pure process. I rarely know what I'm going to design when I sit down, and like a writer, the pieces just flow out of me... Like the island I call home, I think my jewelry is best described by two words: Relaxed Elegance." - Carolyn Koslen

Monday, January 23, 2006

Unique, Individual, One-of-a-Kind Beauty

Couture Beauty Body Polish - A luxurious, moisturizing and exfoliating foaming body polish, enriched with Almond Meal and Aloe blended to exfoliate and improve circulation. It contains extract of Ivy to help provide vital nutrients to dull, dry skin. It has a fresh, clean & crisp scent with soft notes of Lime & Ginger.
Timeless beauty is what Couture Beauty is all about. Combining the finest hair care and unique beauty formulas, CB offers the ultimate place to click around for pampering time. The online store also features an on-the-go Beauty Hair Care Sampler, spa-at-home Beauty Hair Care System and Intensive Moisture Treatment. Priceless beauty tips and testimonials are just few of the extra CB benefits you won’t find at the discount beauty store or excessively priced salon.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Friends of TB

Two Rivers Soap Company
Artisan Shea Butter Soap & Skincare Inspired by Nature

Sprout Studio
sprout studio is a little shop with lots of handmade lovelies & art goods!
free lovely treat with purchase over $20!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Gossipaway #7

THE PRIZE: Iolite and Herringbone Sterling Necklace from Weekend Jewelry (retail value: $70.00)
Welcome to the 7th Gossipaway! Make sure you tune in weekly, because one lucky reader will win something fabulous every week! And who wouldn't want to be fabulous?
The rules: I (moi) will post a one of the following: A movie quote, a celebrity trivia question or a mystery celebrity sighting. Email your responses to gossip@thriftyboutique.com The first correct answer is the winner & will receive an email notification, as well as celebrity red-carpet treatment with mention in the Gossip blog & Thrifty Boutique's fab blog. Good luck hotties! Here we go:

(This rump appeared at the Golden Globes)
Congratulations!!! Elizabeth M. from MI
Answer: Sandra Oh
Wow! Never in a million years did I think I'd be fast enough to win! Thanks so much! I absolutely love your site. I have found such unique and creative things through it. It's the best! - Elizabeth

Love from previous Gossipaway winners:
-- "I got my earrings and necklace--they are B E A U T I F U L! Thanks so much and I look forward to wearing them all the time! Even I will find clothes to match them or not! :-) Many thanks!" - Shannon
-- I wanted to let you know that I received my "R.R.R." t-shirt. It is so cute - thanks! " - Nickie

Thursday, January 19, 2006

From our TB inbox - 'Ex-Boyfriend' collection

Emerging Designer Makes a Statement With Pick-up Line Tees
Baltimore (PRWEB) January 12, 2006 -- With the major winter holidays now behind us, Valentine's Day is the next big gift-giving celebration in line. Baltimore, Maryland-based fashion label 'Ex-Boyfriend,' released a new line of T-shirts featuring humorous graphics accompanied by classic pick-up lines that tie in nicely with the upcoming holiday. The shirts have a unique, kitschy look, that emanates the pop culture current that flows throughout all of Ex-Boyfriend's current offerings...
Thanks to Anissa from IndieBuzz PR

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

“Sweetheart Collection”

Regardless of wealth & style, every girl loves 'jewels'.
Valentine's Day preparations are bringing on the best of the accessories' world, but designer Kim Lyons' new collection stands out from the crowd.
Yndigo Designs - Sweetheart Collection -- Inspired by the sweetness of love, this chic collection features charm bracelets and necklaces, and earrings handcrafted with sterling silver, Mother of Pearl shell, Paua shell, Red Coral, semi-precious stones, and more. Prices range from $27.00-$85.00

Sweetheart - Jazz up your wrist with charm bracelet accented with a Goldenlip shell heart and key. All metal and the clasp are sterling silver. Approx 7.5 inches (available up to 8 inches). $57.00

Darling Dear - MOP - Goldenlip shell, Mother of Pearl shell, and sterling silver come together to make this 'darling' pair of earrings. Also available as clip-on. Approximately 3 inches long. $27.00

Exclusive Offer: Receive 20% off your order through 3/1/06. Use code "THRIFTY" at checkout.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

More 'va-love-ble' treats

To all of those luv believers, who are looking forward to celebrate this upcoming Valentine's Day with your other 1/2, we put together some 'va-love-ble' treats, and then some :)

Too embarrassed, too shy, or too scared of commitment to say those three little words? Now you don't have to - this pack gives you ideas for 50 thoughtful surprises and loving gestures, which speak much louder than words...and that special person will know you really mean it! Box of 50 cards. $9.50

Festive Favors for you and your Valentine! Wearable mini party hats, party blowers and streamers to celebrate in style. $7.00

hot lips gummy treats - cherry flavor great tin full of sexy, sassy, gummy lips. 9 oz tin, cherry flavored, contains gelatin. 10.00

This sampler features original oil of love, pleasure balm, wild clove & mint tree luxury bathing gels, plus honey dust with a delicate feather applicator. Perfect for travel! kamasutra. $22.00

Find all your party supplies at Plum Party

Extra! Extra! TB offer included

"Here at Dandelion our goal is simple: provide you with smart, stylish essentials for your infant or child.
Affordable European styling, comfort for little bodies in motion, and fun, contemporary colors. . . all the tools you need to cultivate a hip, urban style."

See Kai Run shoes are designed for pre and new walkers. Fun, urban colors and designs make these shoes unique and stylish for your little one - a sophisticated approach to comfortable baby and toddler shoes. From $32.00 to $38.00

TB offer: I’d be happy to provide your readers with a 10% code good for Q1, 2006. That code will be TB10, good for 10% off any purchase in the store, including sale items.

Visit TB Kiddos for more kid's stuff and new preggies' gossip!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Keeping an eye on fashion

What is catching my stylish attention lately? Well, I've been all over the net and fashion resumes in just 2 words: Golden Globe. My pocket doesn't reach that 'celeb' level, but my shoe-taste does :) Time to check out a whole lot of glam at a 'decent' price:


Carlos by Carlos Santana "Idol" Jeweled Evening SandalBecome everyone's fashion idol with this jeweled evening sandal. Fabric upper adorned with sparkling rhinestones. 3-1/2 inch heel. Leather sole. Imported. $98.00


icon Chinese Laundry "Pizaz" Demi Wedge Evening Sandal
Satin upper and a bejeweled buckle combine for glittering glamour. Evening sandal with ankle-strap closure. 4 inch covered demi wedge heel. Man-made sole. Imported.

Style&co. "Rosa" Evening Sandal with Rhinestone Flower - A strappy evening shoe with a dazzling detail: a sparkling rhinestone-studded flower. Satin upper with buckled ankle strap. 3-3/4 inch covered heel. Man-made upper and sole. Imported. $43.99
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Friday, January 13, 2006

Gossipaway #6

Welcome to the 6th Gossipaway! Make sure you tune in weekly, because one lucky reader will win something fabulous every week! And who wouldn't want to be fabulous?
The rules: I (moi) will post a one of the following: A movie quote, a celebrity trivia question or a mystery celebrity sighting. Email your responses to
gossip@thriftyboutique.com The first correct answer is the winner & will receive an email notification, as well as celebrity red-carpet treatment with mention in the Gossip blog & Thrifty Boutique's fab blog. Good luck hotties! Here we go:
Congratulations!!! Nicole H. from IA
Answered: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Valentine's sweet treats

Body Treats Valentine's Gift Set
Spoil her with this luxurious Chocolate Truffle body treats gift set. One large moisturizing Body Butter, one large exfoliating Body Scrub, one Bath melt-away treat. All packaged in this SO cute Chinese-take-out style box. We'd be happy to mail it straight to your honey-kins if you'd like!
Only a few of these cute take-out boxes left, so get yours now!
*Just added to JennyLou body & mind line for Valentine's Day!

Miabode - the art of gift giving

Valentine's is coming to town! Well, that is not exactly how it goes but, when it comes to gifts, doesn't matter who are bringing them :) Step in with me and discover all those jewels you were looking for, somewhere else. Miabode caught my attention from click one: it has that 'welcoming' flair you only get from stylish-real life stores. Now, we can enjoy that same feeling: online. Miabode means my home, my space, where one dwells... a gift says just as much about the person giving it as the person receiving it.

Add some ice to her jewelry collection. The beautiful quartz stone, Latin named 'Krystallos' or ice, is warmed when accompanied with the fiery red garnet stone. From the Baubles collection an elegant smokey quartz stone earring, surrounded with tiny garnet clusters hang from silver hinged closure. Earrings measure 1 3/4" drop.

Editor's Pick - I know you didn't see this one coming... neither did I :) What an original concept! Love it. Diamonds are a girls best friend. From the Mimi & Marge engagement series, a 7" sterling silver chain link bracelet serves as an anchor for a bold, oversized stone. Toggle closure. 92.5% sterling silver.

Exclusive offer: All the jewelry is marked down 40%. Enjoy it!