Save up to $25 at DSW (for one week only)

October 13th // Comment Here

DSW offers some pretty great shoes at even greater prices.  Today through October 18. 2009, you can save even more!

  • Buy 1 pair, get $5 off
  • Buy 2 pairs, get $15 off
  • Buy 3 pairs, get $25 off

All you need to do is enter promotion code GETMORE at checkout! Certain restrictions obviously apply, but it’s that simple!  So start shopping at DSW and save!



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3 Ways To Wear Denim – Vest, Jacket, Shirt

October 13th // 3 Comments

This season denim is everywhere, it is not just about jeans, but there are a number of versatile pieces that you can add to your wardrobe. Remember be careful of pairing denim with denim. Try and keep the denim to one piece, you can do black jeans and a denim top but no blue on blue.

Denim Vest

Can be worn over a dress or over a t-shirt and black jeans. Try it also over a printed blouse and a solid colored pencil skirt.

Denim Jacket

This is such a versatile piece, when it starts getting cold this fall wear it as your transition jacket. Over dresses, t-shirts, under sweaters and blouses. It is a must have! Check out Armani Exchange for some hot new styles!

Denim Shirt

Wear over black skinny jeans or over a black sequin skirt for a night out. Add a pair of tights to your shorts and make it work for fall and wear a denim shirt like the picture below.  Shop great denim shirts at J.Crew.



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How to Wear a Long Skirt

October 12th // 2 Comments

Long skirts can be tricky: On the one hand, you don’t want to look like Olive Oyl; on the other, you don’t want to look like a sailing ship. Here, Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr demonstrates how to make an ankle-skimming skirt look elegant and comfy.

The key is to keep everything else sleek and simple yet sexy: a cropped leather jacket that defines her waist, black slim-yet-drapey top and feminine black ballet flats.  (We love the soft, long skirts at Now it’s easy to look cool at the airport!

Miranda Kerr



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Win a $25 Gift Certificate to my Favorite New Hot Deal Spot: TJ Maxx!

October 12th // 35 Comments

So by now, you’re all aware of the fact that I love a good deal, right?  Well, this giveaway was inspired by a recent shopping trip to off-price retailer, T.J. Maxx.  I happened to be in Greensboro, NC at the time –who, by the way– was experiencing some unseasonably cool weather.  I stopped into T.J. Maxx to pick up a jacket, but I left with a lot more than I came for!  I was able to score some really great, versatile pieces for fall: a   leather bomber jacket, a cute, black boyfriend blazer, some really adorable feminine tops and, of course, a pair of slouchy, brown suede boots.  If you’ve never set foot in one of these stores, I’m going to give you a few good reasons to do so!

1.  T.J. Maxx always offers the current season’s top designer names at up to 60% less than the prices found in department and specialty stores.

2.  T.J. Maxx carries the hottest trends of the season! Here’s a look at what’s in stores now:

3.  I’m giving away a $25 gift card to T.J. Maxx so that you can experience the magic of a T.J. Maxx shopping trip in person!

Whether you’re a size two or a size 20, T.J. Maxx has everything you need to refresh your wardrobe and keep up with the trends without breaking the bank!  Here’s what you’ll need to do in order to participate in this fabulous giveaway.  Remember, even if you aren’t selected as the winner, you can still purchase T.J. Maxx gift cards online and use them in-store!

1.  Become a fan of Loren Ridinger on Facebook, and leave a comment on my wall to let me know what fashion item you’re craving this fall.

2.  Send me an e-mail at letting me know you’ve become a fan!

Click here to read the full rules of the giveaway.

enter giveaway



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The people in my family are all fighting over the new J.Crew catalog

October 11th // 1 Comment

So here’s what I want — a perforated Mary Jane in pale cinnabar, to wear with pencil skirts and jeans:J.Crew Rebekah Mary Janes

My husband, meanwhile, is angling for the cool Barbour jacket…

J.Crew Barbour jacket

… and our daughter’s craving a long boyfriend blazer:

J.Crew long boyfriend blazer

What’s on your J.Crew wish list this season?

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