The Deal Diva on the Hunt

When I shopped in department stores and boutiques with my mom as a child, I loved to find a good deal, and into my adult years I try to never pay full price.  These are a couple great deals I want to share:

Deal #1

Last summer I purchased the amazing Nappa Leather gladiator by Stuart Weitzman. This summer I began the hunt for another gladiator just as versatile. I stopped in my tracks when I saw an image of the Stuart Weitzman Aphrodite gladiator.  As I search the Aphrodite gladiator, it appeared to have sold out everywhere.

unnamed-2The Aphrodite gladiator has an extraordinary lattice detail which is so eye-catching and comes with a price tag of $510.  I could not give up on finding the Aphrodite gladiator, as I closely examined the links the google search, I saw an image on the far right of my screen from Neiman Marcus. There it was, the Stuart Weitzman snake-embossed Aphrodite  gladiator on clearance at Neiman Marcus for a total of $148 including tax, free shipping to the store, and the additional 20% off coupon code found on retail me not.  This summer you will see me wearing the Stuart Weitzman Aphrodite gladiators with a romper, dress, skirt, and jean shorts, so clever and well designed. Love at first sight!

Deal #2

unnamed-3Wedges are my go to with jeans and being overdue for a new pair was perfect timing for the mid-July sale at nordstromrack.com. My deal of the day was finding the Nine West Lara Platform Wedge for $11. These wedges are extremely comfortable and a shoe I always pack in my travel bag.

 

Results from a Personal Trainer

Over the years, I’ve done my share of different exercises: Crossfit, pole dancing, step aerobics, going to the gym at work with a print out of exercises, walking, yoga, kick boxing, TRX, hip hop dance, and the list goes on…

Though these classes did yield some results; however, at age 38, my weight started to become a roller coaster. As my pants got tighter, and I has to start leaving restaurants with my pants unbuttoned, I realized I needed a consistent, fitness routine. I could no longer do my own thing, what I needed was a professional intervention, someone to hold me accountable.

In March, a friend invited me to try a group session with her personal trainer Al Claiborne. I was sore for weeks, but the transformation has been quite rewarding. I work out with Al five days a week. After having two kids, for the first time in a long time, I totally like the way I look.