Friday, January 25, 2019

Bill Blass Sample Sale | 1/25 - 1/26/19

Get ready for an amazing sample sale! I always get excited to shop sample sales I've never been to before. This sale was all about bright colors - including yellow, green, blue, red and orange. This is the perfect sale to help you get ready for spring! Check out the price lists and what you'll find at the sale! Clothing sizes range from XS-XL and shoes range from size 6-10. 

For my shopping haul, I picked up the 100% silk Holly Shirt in Primrose Pink (sale price: $49, retails for $278!). They didn't have an XS so I got the S, which actually works out better since I plan on wearing this as a mini dress. I got the 100% silk Melinda Blouse in Golden Palm (sale price: $39, retails for $348!). Love this color! This will look good with anything - jeans, skirt or leggings! I also got the Buckley Mini Tote in Cherry Tomato. I love the tote style and I couldn't resist getting this mini one in red. The last item I got is the pink sequin scarf. 

- Kim Weling

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Buscemi Sample Sale | 1/23 - 1/27/19

Buscemi Sample Sale 
Shop men's and women's shoes, bags, and accessories at prices far below retail!

About the Brand: Buscemi
"BUSCEMI is an American based luxury footwear and accessories brand for men, women and children sold globally in recognized luxury retailers and specialty boutiques worldwide. Founded in 2013 by Jon Buscemi, he committed to his craft in pursuit of the most elegant sneaker— a union of his obsession with the most creative street style and the highest quality and craftsmanship in the world."

150 Greene Street
(Btwn Houston & Prince Street)
NY, NY 10012
W/R Train to Prince St.
C/E Train to Spring St
B/D/F/M Train to Broadway/Lafayette

January 23rd - January 27th
Wednesday : 10am-7pm
Thursday - Saturday : 11am-7pm
Sunday : 11am-5pm

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Bonobos Sample Sale | 1/22 - 1/27/19

Bonobos Sample Sale 
 Shop men's fashion including apparel and accessories from the fall/holiday collection at our 260 5th Avenue location.

"Bonobos is built around finding the perfect fit; The company was started after they could not find an acceptable fit for themselves. Turned out, a bunch of other guys felt the same way, and they went from selling 400 pairs of pants to being one of the largest clothing brands ever built on the web."

 260 Fifth Avenue
(Btwn 28th & 29th Street)
NYC, NY 10001
W/R Train to 28th St.
B/D/F/M/Q Train to 34th St.

 January 22nd - January 27th
Tuesday : 9am-8pm
Wednesday - Saturday : 10am-7pm
Sunday : 10am-4pm

Sunday, January 20, 2019

How it Works: THINX Period-Proof Underwear

I'm sure by now you've heard of THINX underwear, made with special technology to absorb your period and help protect against leaks, and stains. Each pair of THINX underwear is moisture-wicking, anti-microbial, absorbent and leak-resistant.

At the THINX pop-up preview in SoHo, I was invited to choose three pairs of underwear to try out for myself. I chose the brief for casual days where I wanted to wear jeans or lounge at home in sweatpants, and both the boyshort and hi-waist that are perfect for work days and wearing dresses or skirts. When choosing your size, the THINX size guide is true to size, working off your jean size and hip measurement. The size small fit me perfectly and all the styles I chose have the most coverage for heavy days, which holds up to 2 tampons worth. 

When my period came around this month, I decided to start off by using my THINX underwear as a backup to wearing tampons. I have to admit though, I forgot to wear THINX the day my cycle was supposed to start, and even forgot to bring tampons to work with me, and had to ask a colleague for a tampon and buy a box during lunchtime. Had I remembered to wear them, my day would have been less frantic. 

I absolutely hate wearing pads, which is why I had been skeptical of trying THINX to begin with. But THINX underwear is actually feels like regular underwear with lightweight, innovative technology woven into the crotch area. Halfway through the second day of my period wearing my THINX, I decided to skip using anymore tampons. I wore the boyshort all day, and didn't experience any leaks. 

I expected to feel gross wearing THINX on their own, but I honestly didn't even feel like I was on my period! I was amazed how absorbent it is! I no longer had to worry about leaks through my underwear or clothing. I went on to wear the hi-waist on the third day of my period, followed by the brief. 

When it came to washing my THINX, as soon as I changed out of each pair I turned them inside out and hand washed them in cold water, and without twisting them. Now in the process of hand washing my THINX, I was shocked not to see a lot of blood getting rinsed out the way you would a regular pair of underwear. Any blood that was getting washed away was very minimal, and a light pink color, as if my period had been really light. This really amazes me about the technology THINX uses. Where did all that blood go from my cycle? I actually double wash my THINX underwear, so after hand washing I let each pair hang dry, and then when I'm done wearing all three pairs I throw each pair in a lingerie bag and throw them in the washing machine on the delicate cycle (be sure to not use any fabric softener or bleach. If my menstrual cycle still continues, I can repeat the process all over again wearing those 3 pairs of THINX underwear I have.

Wearing THINX has been an amazing discovery. THINX ranges from $24 - $39 per pair depending on the style. I think that's a reasonable price when  I think of the money I'll save when I don't have to buy tampons and pads. The high quality underwear, made of 95% cotton, 5% elastane, is very comfortable, and has a great fit and design. 

Now I can just be prepared and wear THINX the day I expect my period to start. THINX is also perfect to wear for traveling, whether it's a long road trip or hours on a plane. 

If you are in the NYC area, be sure to visit the THINX pop-up, open through February 28th. You can also shop online to customize your own cycle set and get $10 off your order!   

- Kim Weling

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Superdry Sample Sale | 1/15 - 1/20/19

Superdry Sample Sale
Shop menswear, womenswear, and kids fashion including clothes, shoes, accessories, bags, and more - at up to 75% off retail!

About The Brand : Superdry
"Superdry is an exciting contemporary brand which focuses on high-quality products that fuse vintage Americana and Japanese-inspired graphics with a British style."

 260 Fifth Avenue
(Btwn 28th & 29th Street)
NY, NY 10001
W/R Train to 28th St.
B/D/F/M/Q to 34th St.

 January 15th - January 20th
Tuesday-Saturday : 10am-7pm
Sunday : 10am-5pm

Sunday, January 13, 2019

THINX Pop-Up in SoHo

With Jill Zarin, Real Housewives of New York City

Are you familiar with THINX? THINX, the period solutions company and creators of period-proof underwear, has opened up a pop-up in SoHo, open seven days a week from 11am to 7pm through February 28th.  

Shoppers can see all of THINX's products in-person and meet with specialists to help redesign their period solutions with customized packages and panty packs, like a customized Cycle-Set Bar. 

All three THINX brands, THINX, THINX (BTWN) and Icon are available for sale at the pop-up. Here's a closer look at each brand:
  • THINX period proof underwear can be worn as a replacement or back-up to traditional period products. Depending on your flow (light, medium, or heavy), THINX period-proof pants can replace pads and tampons, or be worn with tampons and cups for extra protection.

  • THINX (BTWN) is specifically for young people with periods, ages 9-16. THINX (BTWN) comes in three different styles, including Bikini, Brief and Shorty, and come in two colors/one print: Tidal Wave, Beet Juice, and Let's Polka!

  • Icon underwear is designed for bladder leaks — bringing a new level of confidence to those who experience leaks, as they no longer have to worry about their disposable products being seen, or be concerned about unpleasant odors. Icon is available in five styles: Hi-Waist, Hiphugger, French Cut, Bikini and Thong. Color options include: Black, Beige, Grey, and Blue.
During the media preview, I met with Jill Zarin, star of Housewives of New York City, who is a huge fan of THINX Inc. products. Visiting the pop-up really got me excited about the brand and trying out their underwear. 

If you can't make it to the pop-up, you can also shop online and get $10 off your order with my THINX referral code! Read the full review of my experience wearing THINX.

- Kim Weling

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Replicas Panel with Keanu Reeves

Replicas is finally making its debut in theaters January 11th! This movie has been delayed for quite some time, as I had attended the Replicas panel back in October 2017 at New York Comic Con. I was waiting to share clips from the panel closer to the release date and that time is finally here! Check out the clips below as executive producer Clark Peterson, drector Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Keanu Reeves discuss the film and Keanu Reeves' character, Will Foster. 

If you haven't watched the trailer yet, Replicas is a sci-fi thriller with Keanu Reeves as a neuroscientist who clones his dead family. 

At the end of the panel, Keanu also discussed upcoming projects, Bill & Ted Face the Music and John Wick: Chapter 3.

Director Jeffrey Nachmanoff walks us through the plot of Replicas

Keanu Reeves talks about his character and experience working on Replicas

Keanu Reeves talks about future projects Bill & Ted Face the Music and John Wick: Chapter 3

- Kim Weling

Monday, January 7, 2019

Rhone Sample Sale | 1/8 - 1/13/19

Rhone Men's Activewear Sample Sale
Shop discounts on men's fitness gear

About the Brand: Rhone
"Rhone was born out of a need to fill the void in the modern man's lifestyle offering. To provide an attire option with purpose-clothing that refuses to be designated as business or leisure or any pursuit between. For the man that values form and function alike. For the man that demands something technical enough to keep up with him in his active pursuits and stylish enough to keep up with the rest of his lifestyle. Our aim is to deliver the most premium quality mens active apparel that leaves you inspired."

 260 Fifth Avenue
(Btwn 28th & 29th Street)
NY, NY 10001
W/R Train to 28th St.
B/D/F/M/Q Train to 34th St

 January 8th - January 13th
Tuesday - Saturday : 10am-7pm
Sunday : 10am-5pm