Posts in the ‘Shop ’til You Drop’ Category


Monday, February 25th, 2013


Fabulous sale alert! Starting today, through Wednesday, February 27thTea Collection (one of Sweet Peas & Stilettos’ favorite partners) is offering you the chance to buy 3 separates and get the 4th one free on select styles with promo code 4FUN. Just look for the 3+1 icon for participating styles. Stock up on comfortable and durable pants and cool t-shirts for boys. Mix and match adorable girls’ tops and bottoms for endless outfit combinations. A little tip – A number of favorites from the South Africa selection (that your kids will ove) are included in the sale.  It is a perfect opportunity to stock up on colorful basics for spring and summer.

Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of this amazing sale from Tea Collection! Happy Shopping & Happy Saving too!


Jimmy Choo Mila Cutout

Sunday, February 24th, 2013



I just stumbled upon these fantastic Jimmy Choo Mila Cutout mirrored leather pumps tonight while I was window shopping on Net-a-Porter while I was watching the Academy Awards. How is that for multi-taking? I am a sucker for silver and these shoes are just so cute. I know it is a cliche, but they really will go with everything. The lower heels is wonderful too for days when you want more than a flat but aren’t ready to slip on your stilettos.




Tea Collection SALE

Sunday, February 10th, 2013


I have always thought it would be so fun to work at Tea Collection and travel all over the world to find inspiration for their upcoming collections. I envision it as nothing but a creative adventure, but I know they must work really really hard. I am always excited to see what country or continent they have picked out. Since I have always wanted to visit South Africa, I was thrilled to see that South Africa was the inspiration for their latest collection. And it gets better, because from now through Valentine’s Day, 2/14/13, Tea Collection is offering 15% off sitewide with promo code GOTHERE15. You can shop the hottest spring looks inspired by Tea Collection’s travels to South Africa or take an additional 15% off already reduced sale items. Spring will be here before you know it so it is a great time to stock up for the sunshine. Hurry, don’t miss your chance to shop this great sale from Tea. Happy Shopping!


Tory Burch Spring Shoes

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Tory Burch Spring Shoes 2013


Love love love love love my new Tory Burch ‘Gia’ wedges! They are simply fabulous. I have been on a multi-year hunt for the perfect pair of neutral colored shoes that I could wear with both pants and dresses and I finally found them. I couldn’t be happier! The leather almost looks like lace with the intricate cut-outs.  And I just love the dainty scalloped edges too. The wedges are made with natural jute which give them a dressed up espadrille look – a perfect example of casual elegance. Also, with the wedge styling you get some added height with incredible comfort.  Undoubtedly, I will be wearing these every day.

Style Tips from Anya Sarre

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013


Creating a Trendy Look on a Budget in 2013 by Anya Sarre

The coming year can be just as much fun as you are willing to make it. Great fashion is essential, but filling out your wardrobe with trendy separates and accessories may look challenging if you have a restricted budget. Be strategic as you plan your fashion steps this year. Make every fashion dollar count by making the most of your existing clothing and accessory items. Shop carefully as you follow the trends closely.

The benefit of online retail is obvious when it comes to knowing what styles will be at the forefront. If you don’t have a lot of money to spend on new trends, though, this can be discouraging. Don’t fret. Rather, start with contemporary favorites like StyleMint and ShoeDazzle to see what’s being stocked, what’s being put on clearance, and what’s sold out. Check out Stella & Dot and Birchbox for accessory, beauty, and jewelry ideas.

In store inspiration is important as well. A bright color may be popular, but trying it with your complexion will tell whether it’s meant for you. Handle textures and try different separates to get a sense of what works for you. Make notes as you explore. You know your existing wardrobe well enough to know how new components will mix and match. You can try things on to your heart’s content. This will give you a sense of what to buy when the funds are available. Forever 21 is one of the best spots for discovering great options at affordable prices. Old Navy is a favorite of young adults. H&M is another great stop to include in your exploration.

You may be intimidated by the DIY fashion craze. Pinterest may change your mind and revamp your wardrobe. Look for fantastic ideas for making your own shawls, scarves, skirts and bags. Find creative jewelry projects and materials. Don’t miss examples of cute outfits. Nearly every member seems to have a fashion wish list pinned. Whether you want to know what your favorite celebrities are adding to their closets or whether you need some color inspiration, you can track down unique options and pin your favorites.

The new fashion year isn’t always predictable, especially if finances make it tough to shop for yourself. Do your research so that you know what pieces will effectively work for you. Spend strategically, being willing to create your own accessories and separates.

Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.

Celebrity Jewelry

Monday, January 28th, 2013

leons of beverly hills

Did you get a chance to watch the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes? Are you as excited as I am for the Academy Awards? My favorite thing about all of these awards shows is the spectacular celebrity jewelry. It is hard to see the fabulous shoes that are hidden under the ball gowns (which is such a major bummer) but the sparkling diamonds and precious stones worn by all of our favorite stars always seem to be the hit of the red carpet. In fact, I think we all deserve a little red carpet bling of our own…

leon's of beverly hills

I was recently introduced to Leon’s of Beverly Hills and they have lots of amazing jewelry pieces to choose from. World-renowned jewelry expert Leon Haytayan has been an innovator in jewelry design and has been creating unique treasures since 1970. Leon personally hand crafts every piece of jewelry he sells so that each one is like a unique work of art. A number of celebrities have worn his pieces and so can we.

leons of beverly hills celebrity ring  leons of beverly hills celebrity rings

Now getting back to the red carpet… I love the bold and beautiful celebrity rings that so many of the actresses are wearing. I think a sparkly statement ring can really add so much to a look. It is hard to tell on television, but the rings those women are wearing on their fingers are absolutely exquisite. I know most people look at the necklaces or the chandelier earrings, but keep an eye out for gorgeous rings adorning the manicured fingers of your favorite celebrities this awards season. Wouldn’t you love to wear one of these sparklers while you are on the couch watching the Academy Awards this year….You deserve it!

Photo Credit: Top two images are by Jeff Vespa/ provided to Sweet Peas & Stilettos by Leon’s of Beverly Hills.

Special thanks to Leon’s of Beverly Hills for supporting Sweet Peas & Stilettos. I appreciate it!

Featured Modern Mom

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

american consignment company

Featured Modern Mommy of the Week:

Sally Miller from San Jose, California is mom to 2 year-old Charlotte and also a budding entrepreneur. She has left corporate America behind to launch her own consignment business, American Consignment Company.

american consignment company shoes

Tell us about your favorite pair of shoes:

My favorite shoes have to be my summer wedges. I bought them in London at a UK store called Russell & Bromley. They look great with jeans and yet are incredibly comfortable. I purchased these shoes over 5 years ago and have worn them many, many times since but they are still going strong!


Tell us about your fabulous business:

I’ve always dreamt about building a business. And when I discovered consignment sales events, I knew I’d found the answer. This was something I could do and feel passionate about.

One of the things I love most about consignment sales is that they offer families a way to make and save money. I’ve met Moms who buy a complete wardrobe for their kids at one event and then sell the entire collection the following year. It’s that easy and a lot of fun!

In starting American Consignment Company, my goal is to hold well organized and friendly events that families look forward to each season. My company values are: Quality, Community, and Convenience. We check all consigned items for quality and only accept boutique and name brands. We organize sellers’ items and display them just like a retail store. An event typically runs for 2 to 3 days over a weekend and features thousands of gently used items at great prices.

I love this business and hope that shoppers and consignors enjoy coming to my events as much as I enjoy organizing the sales for them! The first event will be held March 2-3 in Los Gatos, California. Check out the website for more details.


Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

lululemon pants

So how is that new year’s resolution coming along? Are you trying to get fit and lean? It seems like everybody is this time of year. After all of that peppermint bark, I can see why! Want to feel like you’ve already lost those first 5 pounds? Throw away your baggy sweat pants and buy yourself new workout clothes. Every woman I know swears by lululemon and every single one of them will tell you that your butt actually shrinks when you put on a pair of lululemon pants. I am not sure what it is but there must be a little magic hidden in their breathable four-way stretch techno fabric.

And if you need a little extra help getting started, you and your workout buddy should check out lululemon’s goal setting tips. With a new pair of pants, and a little hard work, I am sure you will both enjoy fabulous new fannies this year. Watch out Giselle…she might have a little competition this year…. With every step you take, and every kale salad you make, you will be one step closer to your goals. Good luck!

Prada Leather Studded Wedges

Saturday, December 29th, 2012


Looking for a pair of new shoes to ring in the holidays? Look no further… These Prada Studded Saffiano Metallic Leather Wedge Sandals are nothing short of awesome. Little disco balls for your feet and with the comfortable wedge you can wear them all day and night. I can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year.

Hop on over to Saks Fifth Avenue, watch the video and drool…..


Thursday, December 27th, 2012


I don’t know about you, but after the holidays I am totally ready to clean the house and get organized. The first place I am going to start is my son’s closet. And this time I am going to try using a brand new company called Spruceling to help me de-clutter, make a few bucks and help others too.

Have you ever taken clothes to a consignment store? It is nice to get rid of things and clean out your closet but I found that I hardly got any money, and the money I did make was spent on gas to drop off the items and to go pick up the ones that didn’t sell. And it is never fun to have a stranger inspecting all of your clothes and telling you that the $75 dollar sweater your son wore once (for about 7 minutes) just wasn’t good enough. Uggh – never again!

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Spruceling is great because it is all online so you can do your selling and shopping any time of the day or night. For sellers, they make it easy with free shipping labels so it is easy to just drop off your box and go. And they handle all of the returns too so you don’t have to. Best part of all, you get a full 60% of the sale instead of the typical 25-35%. And for buyers, of course you get the perk of saving money (who doesn’t love that?) and not having to walk into a mall with your small children (so not fun!). The other thing that is kind of cool is that you basically purchase a box of items that are all the same size, instead of picking out items one by one. Just like getting a whole new little wardrobe. The interface of the site is super easy to navigate and you simply find a box that has cute things you think you and your child will love. And if you end up not liking the items, there is even a 30 day guarantee. You get to rate the seller too, and Spruceling makes sure that people who try to sell dirty, ripped, or worn out clothes will get a permanent time out. Who has time for someone else’s dirty clothes?


So you are probably thinking that there are many options when it comes to selling and buying gently worn kids clothes. Yes that is true. But there is one thing about Spuceling that made me love it – the charitable giving component of its business model. They donate a percentage of all sales to a different children’s charity every month. And for the month of December they are actually donating 100% of their proceeds to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital. Love that!