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Fashion: April 2009 Archives

pink-paddock-giveaway-sp-09.jpgWith all this 90+ degree weather it certainly feels like August.  The only thing missing?  Horses, pool parties, and the beach...  We may never have the ocean here in Saratoga Springs but before you know it there will be plenty of ponies and galas galore!  Thanks to the Pink Paddock on Broadway we never feel like the beach is that far away.  This week's giveaway will get you craving for more citrus Palm Beach prints...  A Lilly tee {winner to choose size} in her signiture pink along with Lilly Pulitzer file folders {a girl like you must keep all those invites organized stylishly} is a good start.  Make a comment on this post and I will enter your name into a drawing.  Winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday!


 Need more reasons to stop by the Pink Paddock?  How about Mother's Day?  Treat yourself or that special mom in your life to a Lilly dress or spend $200 or more on current season Lilly merchandise and you will receive a Lilly "brag book" to fill with cute shots of the kids or grand kiddies {or current hottie}.  Another option... purchase this beautiful Mother's Day bracelet designed by Elizabeth Kissek Design {a former Saratogian mom now living in Cohassett, Mass} and receive a complimentary pink suede EK design logo pouch. 

{Mention that you read this on DTSB to receive these promotions} 

Don't forget to RSVP for Shopping with DTSB on May 13th.

And they're off....

Good Luck!



The "get it done" day for many of you I'm sure is Saturday.  Drop off the dry cleaning, go to the post office, check out a flea market, paint that old dresser, do a little shopping on Broadway, stop by the Farmer's Market, pay some bills, meet a friend for a cup of coffee, head home for a nap before a night out on the town... Oh, sweet memories!  Enjoy it Singletons, before you know it, it's replaced by Monday (and not nearly as social) or if you're a working Mom it's squeezed in and split up all week long.  Don't get me wrong it's all worth it... But along with all those lovely Saturday outings are baseball games, laundry, soccer games, ballet rehersals, volunteering, birthday parties, diner parties and trips to see Nana and Grandad.  Whew!!  I'm tired just listing it all (and I know I forgot something).  But, one thing none of us has to sacrifice, whether single or married, kids or none is style...  A pretty tee, cool jean bermuda shorts, funky sun glasses, a zippy bag, classic Converse sneakers, hip accessories, and a smart phone (must tweet) is all we need to put the fun back into functional.  Don't hide under baggy sweats and dowdy Crocs.  Embrace your day, look good doing it and "get it done"...

Follow me on Twitter {downtownsb} where I'll send tweets on where to find great items like the ones above downtown.

Have a great week! 

{don't forget Wednesday is Giveaway Day!}





{dress by Diane Von Furstenberg at Aggie's Boutique on Broadway}

The winner is..... 

CAREWILL comment "So great.  Me wants..." 


The perfect dress to go with your giveaway!

Come back next week for another great giveaway.  Don't forget to RSVP for the May 13th Shopping Night {to benefit Franklin Comunnity Center's M.O.M.'s program}.  Shopping, discounts, drinks with friends and more giveaways!!  What more could a girl want? 

Space is be sure to get me

I've got pull. 



 I think Wednesday is replacing Friday as my favorite day of the week.  It's hump day and giveaway day.  Leading up to Shopping with Downtown Susie Brown on May 13th {huh! falls on a Wednesday} I will be giving away truly great items from some of the hottest stores in town {how fun were last week's wine glasses from Impressions?  I hope my first winner, Colleen, has enjoyed a little vino in those very Saratoga tumblers}.  How do you win?  Just write a comment on this post and I will enter your name in the drawing.  I'll announce the randomly chosen winner on Firday {another great day}. 

Jump start the Spring season with some trendy colored accessories.  Rich berry hues and neon 80's brights will dominate the Spring/Summer season.  How perfect is this soft as butter, raspberry pink leather clutch by Tano {$125 value} to get you started?  Violet's of Saratoga carries a wide variety of bags by Tano.  Laura has graciously donated this beauty for this week's giveaway.  I'm told it's better to give than to receive - but this one's going to be hard to let go of...

Good Luck!

  dogeared canvas bag.jpg Need I say more?  Sassy totes at Speck Boutique on Broadway.


Calling all Green Recessionista's!!!  You're going to love this book {and $10 price tag}.  Discounts at many of our local shops, restaurants, spas and farms.  Shop local, support area farms and save money.  Sounds like a good way to spend Earth Day to me!  Found in many of the local stores in town or check out their web site}



There is no better accessory than a free cone from the very socially and environmentally conscious ice cream company - Ben and Jerry's!!  We are sooo lucky to have one in town!  Enjoy!!


PS:  Don't forget about Giveaway Wednesday tomorrow and to RSVP for my May 13th Shopping Event!!!

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Stay-at-home mom who left her job in the fashion industry in NYC to raise 3 wonderful girls, but never lost the passion for fashion. My husband and I were lucky enough to move to a small town that has an amazing downtown that offers a big city lifestyle. I will highlight here where to find the latest trends, great gift ideas, and delicious food and drink! All the THINGS I LOVE about downtown Saratoga Springs. Enjoy!


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