Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Shopping and Dinner Tips

Ahh the weekend, after what ended up being a pretty rough week, the weekend was exactly what I needed.  Like most 20 somethings, the first thing on the agenda was to sleep in. I don't mean sleep in until like 9 am, I mean sleep in until 1pm. What can I say, I must have my beauty sleep. After that it was time for a NY tradition of brunch.  Instead of heading out to a trendy restaurant, I decided to make brunch myself. (Tip: Ladies, if you ever want to impress a man make a nice brunch. Not just any old brunch though, I mean get in the kitchen, tie your hair up and go to work.  Trust me when I tell you, he will LOVE it. Like the old saying says the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.)

What sassy weekend would be complete without a little bit of shopping?   So of course I hit the sales.  Syms has great men's designer fashions at discount prices.  Most dress shirts, ties etc are all on sale right now.  One thing to note, if the man you are shopping for wears an irregular size, you may have some difficulty finding it. Most men's regular sizes and designers such as Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis, Nautica and Kenneth Cole etc are in stock.  For ladies, there's a nice selection of handbags, shoes and accessories at decent prices. However, any somewhat sassy woman should run full speed ahead to a land far, far away and much more fashionable, from their thankfully limited women's clothing department.  It's better suited for a 60 year old woman going to church on Sunday than a sassy lady, so please trust me and steer clear.

The next stop on my shopping day was DSW in Union Square; where I was able to get a pair of running shoes for about $10 less than what I would have paid for them at a sporting goods store.  Ladies, if you haven't discovered DSW you are clearly living under a rock and must go to your nearest location immediately.  When I shop in store, I walk straight to the back to the clearance racks.  All their shoes on clearance are an additional 30-60% off the markdown price.  I have gone in on many occasions for a specific shoe and left with 5 pairs. (Tip: Ladies, if you indulge on multiple pairs of shoes at one time, discard the boxes as to not leave obvious evidence of your shoe splurging.  I use the, "Oh these old shoes, I've had them forever and just didn't have anything to wear with them" line. Which will subsequently no longer work after posting this blog, oh well insert Kanye Shrug)  If you sign up for their rewards program, they will routinely email and/or mail you coupons that can all be combined at the same time for even greater savings.  Don't forget they sell men's shoes too (I have been shopping there for years and never knew that until this weekend) and even have a clearance area for them.  Men's sizes go up to at 13 with the occasional size14 sprinkled in for decoration.   

Later that night it was time for date night with my boyfriend at Club A Steakhouse located at 58th street between 2nd and 3rd Ave. (Tip: Fellas, if you want to impress your lady, I highly recommend this spot.  Please beware this is not somewhere you take a chick you kinda like or aren't that serious about, but rather somewhere for that special lady.) Couples can enjoy a special pre-fixed menu and a bottle of wine for $100.  The food and atmosphere are well worth the price. You will want to dress nicely and men should wear a sports jacket. I had the pan seared salmon with spinach and mac & cheese it was absolutely amazing and tasted even better the next day. He had the filet with creamed spinach and said it was very good as well. (Please note I don’t eat beef so when at a steakhouse I will always order fish.)  When making a reservation, be sure to request to either be seated downstairs by the fireplace or upstairs.  (I think the upstairs is more romantic since you are surrounded by 360 views of the lighted trees in midtown) For more details visit: http://www.clubasteak.com/offer-details.php?oid=3

That concludes this week’s edition of The SASsy Report. Be sure to check my blog out each week for more reviews, tips and suggestions on living the SASsy life.

This Week's Sales:
Macy's Buy More Save More Sale- the more you buy the greater the percentage off your total price will be
Bluefly.com- A large assortment of BCBG cocktail dresses are on sale
Loehmanns- Take an extra 50% or 30% off clearance markdowns
Dillards- Lancome sale
DSW.com- Free shipping on orders over $35 and a special selection of sandals $50 and under
Victoriassecret.com - Free Shipping with a bra purchase ends Thursday

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