did you know that the outnet has an in-house line? and iris & ink is actually pretty impressive, especially its fall 2013 collection. as you can see above, the pieces are fairly classic in style, sleek in shape, and extremely work-approp; as the outnet explains, “the mix-and-match possibilities are endless.”

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for lovers of online shopping and luxury goods, one of the biggest online-based events of the year is fast approaching. the outnet will be holding its annual clearance sale beginning july 3 (this upcoming wednesday) with markdowns of up to 85% off. if you know what’s good for you, you’ll click over as early as possible that morning.

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did you hear? oscar de la renta is designing a line for the outnet. this is pretty big news considering de la renta’s last low budg creation was a water bowl for target this past holiday season (it’s on sale!), and even bigger news is that the clothes are pretty cute. the collection (the bulk of which are dresses) ranges in price from $325 to $1,295, a huge drop in comparison with his typical dresses, some of which cost upwards of several grand. though the outnet has partnered with big names in the past such as anna sui, alexander mcqueen, and erdem, this plans to be its largest to date — making complete sense, olivia palermo has been named its “face.”

shoppers get the opportunity to preview the collection on february 19 via a teaser video.

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thanks to refinery29, i have learned that the outnet has launched an in-house line of basics. called iris & ink, prices for the 35 pieces included (thus far) are affordable, available for purchase right now, and “will never sell out.” understandably, the net-a-porter spin-off of a spin-off is playing it safe with solid colors and simple, clean lines, but i am sincerely hoping that the brand will mix it up in the future if there is success.

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you know all that money you were planning on saving for a holiday vacation? sorry to ruin it, but you’re going to want to spend it on something else: alexander wang. especially since the outnet will be hosting a sale with wang stock (over 120+ different pieces) of up to 65% off tomorrow — yes, tomorrow — so mark your calendars.

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the outnet is currently selling this alexander wang leather jacket with removable section for $674 (down from $1,925). my birthday is in two months. you should buy it for me. oh, and while you’re at it, check out the site’s “summer in the city" sale. there is more soft draping and luxe leather for stellar prices than you can shake a stick at.

the outnet is currently selling this alexander wang leather jacket with removable section for $674 (down from $1,925). my birthday is in two months. you should buy it for me. oh, and while you’re at it, check out the site’s “summer in the city" sale. there is more soft draping and luxe leather for stellar prices than you can shake a stick at.

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i don’t know about you, but there is just something so fun and child-like about dressing in specific colors on holidays. black and orange for halloween, blue and white on hanukkah and red, white and blue for independence day. with that, i’ll notify you that the outnet is holding a 4th of july-themed sale plus giving shoppers an additional 20% off everything on-site this weekend by using the promo code SUMMER20 at checkout.

(all pieces shown are available on the outnet.)

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i had the pleasure of meeting the outnet's fashion editor, eve thomas, during the #dressup photoshoot two months back and with a holiday weekend right around the corner (thank god), i thought i’d share some of her tips for having a successful memorial day weekend shopping trip — don’t even tell me your forgot about all those sales:
go scouting! show up to the store the evening before the sale starts to do a recce. it’s also worth saying that you received an invitation to the sale preview last year and asking if they are holding one now. if you are shopping online, add items to your most wanted list or wish list so you can find your favorites really quickly on the day.
check out different sizes! don’t buy anything that doesn’t fit, but do try on items a size up and down from your usual size. for example, you can go one size smaller with jackets as they look best worn open.
start with the classics! everyone should have a capsule wardrobe with key pieces such as a white shirt, ballet flats, cashmere sweater and blazer. sales are a great time to invest in these - you’ll get more bang for your buck and they can be worn season after season.
do your fashion homework! find out designers’ signature pieces – think alaïa shoes, balmain blazers, burberry trench and anything red by valentino – and snap them up whenever you see them on sale as it’s an ultra-rare opportunity.
think ahead! choose pieces that you can wear now and in fall/winter. key trends stick around for a few seasons, so sales can be a great chance to stock up your next-season wardrobe if you shop smart. i’ll be looking out for these key pieces that i can wear now and later.
go for it! if you really love something, don’t hesitate to buy it. sale items don’t hang around for long.

i had the pleasure of meeting the outnet's fashion editor, eve thomas, during the #dressup photoshoot two months back and with a holiday weekend right around the corner (thank god), i thought i’d share some of her tips for having a successful memorial day weekend shopping trip — don’t even tell me your forgot about all those sales:

  1. go scouting! show up to the store the evening before the sale starts to do a recce. it’s also worth saying that you received an invitation to the sale preview last year and asking if they are holding one now. if you are shopping online, add items to your most wanted list or wish list so you can find your favorites really quickly on the day.
  2. check out different sizes! don’t buy anything that doesn’t fit, but do try on items a size up and down from your usual size. for example, you can go one size smaller with jackets as they look best worn open.
  3. start with the classics! everyone should have a capsule wardrobe with key pieces such as a white shirt, ballet flats, cashmere sweater and blazer. sales are a great time to invest in these - you’ll get more bang for your buck and they can be worn season after season.
  4. do your fashion homework! find out designers’ signature pieces – think alaïa shoes, balmain blazers, burberry trench and anything red by valentino – and snap them up whenever you see them on sale as it’s an ultra-rare opportunity.
  5. think ahead! choose pieces that you can wear now and in fall/winter. key trends stick around for a few seasons, so sales can be a great chance to stock up your next-season wardrobe if you shop smart. i’ll be looking out for these key pieces that i can wear now and later.
  6. go for it! if you really love something, don’t hesitate to buy it. sale items don’t hang around for long.
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as if i haven’t posted enough from the #dressup shoot with the outnet, here is a behind-the-scenes video. you get a great view of my white grandma bra at 0:55.

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inside the model’s studio: the outnet

 

that subject line is a joke, just so ya’ll know, since i am most definitely not a model. i don’t know if you knew that. but nevertheless, these photos are the end result of my fabulous experience playing #dressup with the outnet! it isn’t often — or, ever — that i have the opportunity to have someone do my hair and my makeup and take my picture in the same day. but the best part was obviously wearing the clothes, designed by brands i’ve only dreamed of owning (alexander wang, anna sui, lutz & patmos).

i cannot thank those who planned this event enough for allowing me to be a part of it. this includes: john, suzanne, ceanne, claire, eve, starworks and the outnet.

to see the pieces i wore during the shoot and some hand-picked favorites, click here.

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