What could be better than shopping at one of your favorite stores, getting great deals, and supporting a local non-profit organization at the same time? Not much. Lord & Taylor agrees, and with their #ShopSmartDoGood campaign, you can do all three!
How does Shop Smart, Do Good work?
The idea is simple. Lord & Taylor hosts an all day shopping event in support of local non-profits on October 3rd, 2015. These organizations sell up to 200 tickets to their communities to be used at certain Lord & Taylor stores. Each $5 ticket includes two 25% bonus coupons as well as a 15% savings pass to be used throughout the day of the event, including cosmetics and fragrances. The event features some of the best discounts of the season, local entertainment, as well as fun activities while you shop. The most important part? ALL ticket proceeds (that’s right, ALL) go back to the organizations. On top of that, the organizations with the highest ticket sales will be awarded additional prizes. Last year, non-profits collectively raised over $600,000. Organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Relay for Life are just two of hundreds that have benefitted from Lord & Taylor’s #ShopSmartDoGood campaign.
Additionally, Lord & Taylor will also host Charity Day: Let’s Do Something Good Together, an all-day shopping event this fall that will include a fashion presentation celebrating the spirit and beauty of those who have survived cancer while modeling looks from Lord & Taylor’s fall fashion collections. “We are thrilled to be supporting American Cancer Society and local charities to raise funds and celebrate amazing individuals who have battled cancer,” said Liz Rodbell, President, Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor. “Lord & Taylor is so pleased to play a part in raising awareness of these important organizations in their local communities.”
Leaders in fashion and in giving back
Lord & Taylor is the oldest luxury department store in North America, and the Fifth Avenue store became a New York City Landmark in December 2007. Today Lord & Taylor has grown to 50 locations across the United States. Each store has a distinctive contrast of classical and contemporary elements and are designed to be one of a kind. Their long history of dedication to fashion has always been paired with their belief that giving back is always in fashion. We could not agree more. Here at Giving Assistant, we know that everyone wants to support amazing campaigns such as #ShopSmartDoGood, and we love being able to showcase Lord & Taylor’s true commitment to saving more and giving back.
Arctic temperatures sweeping the nation, a flurry of festive events on the calendar—winter is upon us. As you prepare to go from battling the elements to getting all dressed up for your next holiday soiree, check out our guide on the top cold weather necessities you need in your closet.
Hot Heels for New Year’s Eve
To pull together a hot New Year’s Eve look and ring in 2015 in style, make sure you have a great pair of party pumps in your closet. Whether you go for look-at-me color or understated elegance, the perfect shoes can make or break an outfit. And with all the other events on your calendar this season, having go-to pumps makes getting ready that much faster. Looking for inspiration? Why not…
- Suede. Add drama to any outfit. A bright suede pump adds instant-style, while a more neutral tone brings sleek drama.
- Slender spikes. Look dressed to kill with some sky-high spikes. Pump up the volume with added bling like gemstones or fringe at the ankle.
- Cute wedges. Look fancy with a comfortable look that will last all night.
- Chic classics. A classic pair of nude pumps can pull together a whole range of outfits.
Workout Shoes to Hit Your Resolutions
Ah, New Year’s resolutions. After an action-packed (and let’s face it–sometimes indulgent) holiday season, it can feel good to focus on your own health and wellness. Whether your goal is to run a race, hit crossfit twice a week, or become a yoga master, having everything you need at your fingertips is essential to sticking to your goals. Here are a few ideas…
- Running shoes. Lace up a pair of shoes and get ready to hit the road.
- Training shoes. If your goal is to commit to boot camp, look for a shoe that’s custom-built for cross-training.
- Hiking boots. Looking to get into nature more? Make sure you have a comfortable pair of boots before you hit the trail.
- Yoga shoes. If you’re aiming for more zen time, stock up on yoga essentials. Om…
Boots for Winter Style
A cute pair of boots is a great way to pull together a winter outfit. From casual to fancy, this look adds style–while keeping you warm in the process. Make sure you have a few of these ready…
- Spike heeled. For a fancy, sexy look, go for a knee-high boots with a skinny heel.
- Riding boots. This classic style looks great with dresses or skinny jeans.
- Booties. For an “in” look, pair these with skinny jeans that are just barely cuffed at the bottom or a cute skirt.
- Cowboy boots. Add personality with a pair of boots that has buckles, straps or other fun kicks.
Footwear for the Weather
Don’t battle the elements unprepared. The right footwear can help keep you warm and dry, even if the weather outside is frightful. Make sure you’re covered with essentials like this…
- Snow boots. Keep your feet warm and cozy–and keep your cool among hazards like icy sidewalks.
- Rain boots. When rain showers cloud the sky, stay dry with a cute, bright pair of rain boots and dance through puddles.
- Flip flops. Not everyone is battling the elements all winter. Whether you live in a warm climate or are headed to a tropical location, make sure to have a cute pair of flip flops at the ready!
Stocking up on winter style doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. You can get a bargain by using coupon codes from Giving Assistant to get a discount on your whole purchase. With extra savings from coupon codes, why not pick up an extra pair? Be stylish and budget savvy.
More than any other time of the year, the holidays are a time to get fancy. From red carpet worthy gowns to classic LBDs, WHBM has dresses to suit all holiday fetes. Take your pick, then get ready for your moment in the limelight. Don’t forget to grab your White House Black Market Coupons before you buy your holiday dress below.
BLACK TIE BEAUTIES
Shopping for black tie affair? (Lucky you!) Pick a glamorous, jaw-dropping, “is she famous?” style.
Float into the party in the elegant, light-as-a-feather, Waterfall Tiered Gown. A fitted, boned bodice (with optional shoulder straps) gives you a gorgeous shape, while a cascade of chiffon swirls in a romantic swoop to the floor below. Your waist is accentuated by a narrow satin belt. Be show-stopping in red or sultry in black. Make sure to twirl when you’re out on the dance floor!
If you’re more Kennedy than Page Six, look no further than the Sleeveless Colorblock Cowl Neck Gown. This chic, sleeveless gown is a timeless classic. A contoured, stretch fit with a delicately draped cowl neck and flattering halter neckline create an irresistible shape. This gown is adorned with black stones, beads, and sequins along the waistline, adding to the silhouette and tastefully adorning it. You only need simple accessories to pull together this classic look.
If you’d like to show a bit more skin, try the bold Cross-Back Matte Jersey Gown. You’ll steal the spotlight with a thigh-high slit, a flattering empire waistline and cross-back straps that accentuate your shoulders. The gown gathers beneath a gentle knot at the waistline, creating a flattering draped fit. A total show-stopper!
Oh, the Little Black Dress. Whether you’re looking for a frock for a last-minute cocktail party invite or your office holiday party, you can’t go wrong with the classic LBD.
The Cap Sleeved Corset Sheath Dress puts your beautiful shape front and center. Princess seams down the front and back, waist-slimming stitches and sleek cap sleeves hug your curves in the most flattering way. Pair this dress with classic pumps to look pulled together and elegant. Or, add some fun and flair with a pop of color–this dress is your canvas!
If you’re looking for a soft look that still shows skin, try the Sleeveless Lace Sheath Black Dress. This dress is covered in crocheted lace and features a peek-a-boo neckline, princess seams and scooped back–tasteful, feminine touches. The semi-fitted shape gives you a stunning outline–while still giving you a little room to breathe.
For a twist on a classic, try the Long Sleeve Moto Wrap Short Dress. This flattering wrap dress has bold, moto-inspired accents. The notch collar has silvertone, signature studs, and it has a faux waist belt with a snap-closure. Long sleeves, a contour stretch fit and pleating at the waist pull the look together. Have a subtle edge–while still looking drop dead gorgeous.
Bring the sparkle with the Sleeveless Sequin Black Party Dress.A breezy shift silhouette hangs gracefully while giving you plenty of space to move as mingle with guests or hit the dance floor. Square “look at me” sequins covering the dress will give you sparkle and shine to get the party started! Did someone say New Year’s Eve?
Rock winter white with the Chiffon Sleeve Shift Dress. The delicate chiffon sleeves are pleated, making your every move appear grand and high-energy. The neckline is an elegant bateau style–which draws attention to the mid-thigh hemline and gorgeous sheer sleeves. This delicate yet glamorous dress begs to be accessorized–from bold drop earrings to a dramatic statement necklace, have fun with it!
Go for old-school glamour with the Sleeveless Embellished Chemise Black Dress. This slinky, stretch fit dress has a glamorous pattern of metallic heatset studs all around the neckline. The front is covered with a larger criss-cross pattern of studs. Pair this frock with classic pumps for a sleek look. Even if you’re not on your way to a party at Mr. Gatsby’s, you’ll feel like a million bucks.
SEAL THE DEAL
Don’t forget to pull it all together with the perfect accessories and shoes. Some sparkly jewelry, a cute clutch and killer heels will have you ready to shine. Get ready to smile for the cameras!
Back to school outfits are of major importance to kiddos and teens. Remember when you’d agonize over what to wear your first day? We have 5 perfect outfit ideas to help your kids feel confident and ready for a great new school year. We can’t guarantee they won’t stress over hitting the books, but at least they’ll be happy with their new looks!
Backpacks, lunch boxes, binders, pencils, pens, highlighters, textbooks… back to school shopping lists seem to go on and on. That’s why we’re here to make your life a little simpler, your errands a little saner. Our top 5 must-have back to school outfits are sure to please students from all elementary, middle, and high schools. Whether it’s a polished and trendy uniform for private school or a cute new style for public school, these items will make going back to school feel like an exciting and fresh start.
Elementary Back to School Outfits
1) Gap Kids Uniforms
Some kids may complain that uniforms limit individuality, but this definitely needn’t be the case! With Gap Kids uniforms, your child will find the most popular, original, and fashionable uniform styles to express their own unique styles. The best part? They come at an affordable price!
2) My Michelle Belted Chevron -Print Shirtdress
This adorable, colorful, and sweet dress is a favorite among elementary school girls. Comfortable enough for long days at a desk and running around the playground, the My Michelle Belted Chevron-Print Shirtdress (available at Macy’s) will have your daughter actually excited to get ready for school in those early morning hours!
3) Sports Team Graphic Hoodie
Wait! So, New York Giants aren’t your favorite team? Before you scroll past this comfy and sporty classic boy’s hoodie, note that The Children’s Place has a selection for just about any sports team you love! Chicago Bears, Pittsburg Steelers, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, you name it! Help your boy walk into his elementary school with pride, supporting his very favorite team.
Middle and High School Back to School Outfits
4) Lush Cross Back Layered Tank
Sweet, flirty, and sophisticated, the Lush Cross Back Layered Tank (available at Nordstrom) is the ideal choice for middle school and elementary school young women. Easily paired with a variety of seasonal looks, this multi-purpose tank looks perfect tucked under a cozy sweater in the fall and winter months or worn with shorts and flowy skirts in the spring!
5) RVCA ‘Hipe Stripe’ Short Sleeve Henley
Sporty, handsome, and sleek, the RVCA ‘Hipe Stripe’ Short Sleeve Henley (find it at Nordstrom) fits the middle or high school young man with any interest and taste, from skateboarder, surfer, and snowboarder to football player, track runner, and academic.
Get Your Back to School Outfits at a Discount!
Back to school shopping costs can really add up. Save serious cash on these outfits by checking out the discounts and deals on our Giving Assistant website. You’ll find coupons for Macy’s, Nordstrom, The Children’s Place, and Gap! We hope your kids enjoy their back to school outfits and have a very happy school year!
Let us simplify this for you: there are 3 types of 4th of July Nails:
We have 6 designs perfect for any occasion. Add some drama to your look with bright colors and eye-catching stars and stripes.
Or, keep it sophisticated with shimmering shades of red and gold glitter.
Whatever your pick, you’ll stand out with these polished pops of color.
Glamorous 4th of July Nails
1) Red, White, and Blue Stripes
- This is delicate, time consuming work, but the end result is beautiful.
- Divide each nail into sections with a pencil to make the stripes even.
- Brush a clear coat of polish over each painted nail to protect the design.
Nail Polish Pick: We like OPI Big Apple Red at Drugstore.com.
2) Navy Blue Nails + White Stars
Tasteful & Classy 4th of July Nails
3) Glittery Silver or Gold – Firework Style
4) Shimmery Red or Blue
5) American Flag Nail Decals
- Brush a coating of clear polish on your nails.
- Apply the decals according to instructions.
- Popular choices: red, white, and blue decals can be found in many shapes, such as hearts, stars, and top hats!
- Nail Decal Pick: Check out Etsy.com Nail Decals for fun and festive nails!
Not so into primping? Effortless 4th of July Nails
6) Artificial Patriotic Nails
- By far your easiest option, this is also a great choice for people with short nails.
This can get a bit messy! To ensure your nails are perfectly polished, allow yourself enough time for practice coats. Always keep nail polish remover and Q-tips on hand! Brace yourself for major compliments.
Hosting a 4th of July party? You might also like: 7 Best 4th of July Desserts.
There’s something about a soft, airy maxi dress that gets us in touch with our earthy, hippie sides (without the whole hairy legs thing…although, technically, you could get away with it in a maxi. Just sayin’). We simply can’t help but embody that mellow, “it’s all good” attitude when draped in this flowy fashion. So, naturally, the maxi dress is our #1 summer wardrobe staple.
Before you roll your eyes at our peace signs and aviators, consider this: throwing on a maxi dress is stress free, instant chic. Because really, on those lazy summer days, we often want minimal effort in the prep department.
Oh, and did we mention they are ridiculously comfy? Picture this: you’re frolicking through tall grass or dashing along hot sand. Sorry love, but a tight, short mini dress just won’t cut it.
This summer, choose a maxi dress to truly glow, relax in comfort, and go with the flow.
1) Maxi Dress with an Empire Waist
An empire waist is, hands down, the best slimming solution out there. Add its flattering shape up top to the elongating effect of any maxi, and you are sure to look enviously long and lean. Try: pairing this maxi dress with your favorite pair of sandals or dressing it up with hot heels for date night. Macy’s has a stellar selection of empire waist maxis.
2) Maxi Dress with Flair
Heading to a funky summer festival? Try a maxi dress with a handkerchief hem. With this style, laid back and down-to-earth meets flirty and graceful. Stroll along the beach, looking carefree and lovely as can be. Drape a cardigan sweater over your shoulders to stay warm during that nighttime movie in the park showing. Shop Neiman Marcus for adorable maxis with flair.
3) Sultry in Stripes!
Going for a look a little more, well, foxy? Make a statement with a striped, deep v-neck maxi dress.
A design of black and white stripes decorates the bodice of this dress, adding a mix of sophistication and sexiness. Pair it with a black or white linen blazer to make it all the more dramatic. Nordstrom has an extensive selection of sexy striped maxis.
4) Retro- Style Maxi Dress
Nothing says retro quite like a maxi dress. It’s the perfect choice for that beach bonfire. Find retro maxis at Zappos or Kohl’s.
5) Tank Maxi Dress
Made of rayon, this comfy and cute dress can be worn alone (perhaps with a fedora hat) or dressed up with eye-catching pieces of jewelry.
With a scoop neckline similar to a basic tank top, this dress has an elasticized band at the waist for a relaxed look that flows gently. Both simple and elegant, its slit up the side makes a bold statement. Look for this maxi dress style at Nordstrom.
6) A Twist on a Classic
If you have any intention of becoming a maxi kinda girl, you really must own this shirtdress style. It comes complete with buttons down the front and a matching belt at the waist. Essentially, it’s a longer version of the classic! For affordable, chic maxis in this style, check out Target.
7) A Vision in Paisley
A flattering v-neckline with a pastel pattern of paisley sets the tone for summertime bliss. With flats, sandals, or heels, this maxi dress is always a hit. Find them at Macy’s.
8) Colorblock Is In!
One color? Boring! This snazzy piece will spend way more time out in the world than ignored in your closet. Popular color combos: black and pink, blue and white, or pink and white. For a quirky contrast, wear it with a patterned handbag. Check them out Kohl’s and Neiman Marcus.