{FASHION} CHIC PICKS, DISCOUNT PRICES! | gifts for the ladies | Holiday sales mean wedding gold!

So, as you know, we were snowed in for the better part of yesterday.  Apparently, at certain points in the blizzard, we even had “thunder snow” – so, heh, I mean clearly, this was a serious storm.  What’s thunder snow?  I have NFI.  But it sounds outrageous, and I officially call dibs on it, should I ever achieve one of my ultimate dreams as the newest female addition to the American Gladiators.

Anyway, I don’t want you to worry about us, we did just fine.  Snowed in SHMOWED IN.  We ate Christmas leftovers, worked on our laptops at the dining room table, and held races in the living room.  Races rather quickly turned into a famous scene from Risky Business, as it always does, given the baby’s bottom smoothness of our wood floors.  You guys, you seriously wouldn’t believe the amount of energy that builds up inside you when you can’t go outside.  Yesterday’s living room sprints were the best exercise I’ve had in MONTHS.  But instead of going into that, I have bigger fish to fry…

I’m talking about your bridesmaids.

Ok, of course now I’ve reminded myself of a joke I heard last night on Family Guy.  Which means I have to tell it to you.  Ready?  A blind man walks by a fish market one day and says, “Good morning, ladies!”

Ok, got that out of the way.  NOW… you’ve got to get your bmaids something, but you have absolutely no idea what that something should be.  Awesome!  I’m here for ya.  I’m assuming you’d like to change it up a bit – you know, get your bridesmaids something really special, to show your love?  (Aside from, of course, loving them.)  Well, I’ve got just the thing, and I think that, once you see the below, you’ll understand what’s so special about these picks.  But you know what’s so special about it for you?  Each and every one of my picks is MASSIVELY ON SALE AT KATE SPADE!!!  Often 50 – 60% off!!!

Can ya dig it?  Yes you can.

bows art spot varnish agathe

$395 $276 sale!

bows art lizard agathe

$395 $276 sale!

knightsbridge monette

$355 $248 sale!

plisse metallic nate

$245 $171 sale!

Deluxe plush small rosalie

Above: garnette; below: fuchsia (by the way, that’s apparently how you spell it.)

$75 $52 sale!

MERIBEL Mini Mirra

$175 $87 sale!

grosgrain plisse jeb

$225 $112 sale!

And, if you and your girls are exceedingly quirky and over-the-top feminine, you might love this deluxe plush skipper!

$195 $137 sale!

You didn’t think I’d forgotten about your needs, did you?  :)  For the bride, to carry all bridey stuff you’re gonna need on your big day… how about one of these suckers:

frosted felt market tote

$375 $262 sale!

Or this big beauty, the hearthstone sophie

$325 $162 sale!

All items by Kate Spade

What do you think? Any favorites?

Some of these picks are for deep pockets, but I couldn’t resist sharing them with you.  I set foot in a Kate Spade shop somewhere on this Earth at least 4 times a month, just to look around and stare, wide-eyed, at all the pretty, pretty prettiness there is to behold.  But it was only on this most recent visit that I left the store with two bags full of yummy Kate Spade goodness.  I’m telling you, the sale they’ve got going on right now is amazeballs.  You really can’t beat the 50% off realm of discounts, ESPECIALLY when it comes to dear Kate.  :)

xoxo!  – Alison

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  1. Taylor on December 28, 2010

    I just sent this post to my bride. Awesome ideas. She’s been looking for a good bridesmaids gift and I think she’s going to love these.

  2. Sara on December 28, 2010

    Love all of them. I am frozen and cannot choose.

  3. Izzy on December 28, 2010

    Love your picks, but I’m showing my fiance this, not my bridesmaids. I think my need for them exceeds theirs. ;)

  4. Leanne on December 28, 2010

    Love these! Loving that grey market tote! And the clutches are truly perfect for bridesmaids gifts! Great picks, Alison!

  5. s on December 28, 2010

    Deep pockets or crazy pockets? If I was going to spend over $200 on each gift, it would be something more useful than a purse. Accessories are not easy to pick out for others, since tastes are different.

  6. Maura on December 28, 2010

    I think these are great, and I for one know my bmaids would love most of these options. But I have friends who are thankful when they receive a gift. :)

  7. Alicia@CharityWedding on December 28, 2010

    If I were going to get these for my bridesmaids, I would have been able to have half of one. Half of a bridesmaid that is. I bought them clutches that were $5 on clearance (among other things)! Man do I feel cheap! In my next life I will be so loaded that I can get these for them.

  8. Super Burbs on December 28, 2010

    Oh you KNOW Kate is my weakness….this is so mean (yet I love every bit of it!)

  9. Rachel on December 28, 2010

    Getting that black snakeskin one with the gorgeous bow! LOVE!

  10. Hillary Jo on December 29, 2010

    LoL! Your cabin fever adds to your already amusingly animated writing. Thunder snow is when it thunders and lightnings when it is snowing. It’s just a regular thunderstorm but it’s so cold that the would-be rain is snow!

    The kate flower bag… YUMM.


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