Top 10 Cyber Monday Deals

Cyber Monday

Though I love a good deal, I’m not really into Black Friday. The lines, the lack of sleep, the possibility of being maced—pass. Cyber Monday, on the other hand, is my jam. Nothing says the holidays are here like free shipping. Almost every online retailer seems to be offering some sort of special today, but my favorite deals are the blanket sales that cover the entire site.

AmericanApparel.com
Save 20% off everything with code MONDAY11. To get free shipping you need to spend $75. I’m tempted to get the leather clutch that’s been popping up everywhere as a DIY project.

ASOS.com
This sale has been going on all weekend and it’s a good one. Save 20% off the entire site (including sale items) with code HAPPYBLACKFRIDAY (for women) and BLACKFRIDAY2011 (for men). If you haven’t shopped ASOS before, you should. It’s similar to Zara, Topshop and H&M but offers the best online shopping with free shipping both ways.

BananaRepublic.com, Gap.com and OldNavy.com
30% off everything with code HUGE CYBER.

Endless.com
Take $30 off $100, $60 off $200 and $100 off $300 with code CYBERMON.
My first thought was that this would be a great way to save $100 on new Frye boots, but of course this code excludes the better brands like Cole Haan, Frye, Michael Kors, Sperry Top-Sider and Stuart Weitzman.

FrancescasCollections.com
Everything on their site is 30% off, plus free shipping today. No code needed, and there’s always something cute to be found at Fracesca’s.

Jcrew.com
Get 25% off and free shipping on any order with code SURPRISE. Plus, everything in the Factory is 20% off with the same code.

Piperlime.com
Take 20% off with code HUGE CYBER. Like Endless, there are some brand exclusions that unfortunately apply: Hunter, Rag & Bone, Fossil, Frye, Stuart Weitzman and The North Face.

Shopbop.com
Spend $250 and take $50 off, spend $500 and take $100 off, spend $750 and take $150 off, and so on with code BIGEVENT. The best thing about Shopbop is that they always offer free shipping (and it’s super fast) and free return shipping.

TedBaker.com
Save 30% with code TEDBLACK30, plus shipping is free.

Ulta.com
Ulta is offering a whole mess of coupon codes right now and as usual, exclude every brand I ever want to buy. The best code is BML25, which gets you 25% off a single item and seems to work on any product.

Got any more? Share the wealth in comments!

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Perfection in the Form of a Leather Jacket

If you think Etsy is full of popsicle sticks and pom poms, it is. There’s an entire site dedicated to the awfulness on Etsy called Regretsy.com and it is amazing. (Sorry if you just realized 3 hours has gone by since you clicked that link).

But for every regresty there is a besty, if you look in the right places. See?

You’re pretty.

A jacket you’ll have forever in butter-soft leather, handmade by a designer in Dublin you can actually communicate with to make sure you get the perfect fit. At $255.60 it’s not cheap, but quality leather wouldn’t be.

The Beginning

Hi blog. It’s me, Lynn.

I’m going to start my first post by explaining what it is I’m doing up in here (stating my intentions, if you will). I decided to name my blog Style Alter, which means many different things to me.

1. Altering My Style
I’m on a mission to improve my wardrobe, dress in a way that more closely emulates my personal tastes and work on my beauty routine. As a writer, I’ve done quite a bit of research and reporting on fashion and beauty topics. It’s time to put that knowledge to use.

2. Style Alterations
I’m giving myself a personal fashion challenge to really explore all that my closet has to offer. I’ve found that wearing pieces in new, different, unexpected ways really breathes life into a well-worn wardrobe. I’ll take photos of the new ways I’ve found to alter my old clothes and share them on this blog.

3. Style Altar
Fashion worship. Love me some word play! I’ll also be blogging about things in the fashion and beauty industry that inspire me. (Read: So expensive, I look. No touchy).

4. Alternative Style
I have a great deal of respect for people who pursue their passions and use whatever means they have to create what they love. I hope to do it myself, one day. So as an alternative to all the promotion the big companies always get, I want to feature the lil guys in a Besty of Etsy category. I find the cutest stuff on Etsy and elsewhere, and I just wanted a place to share it! (Special shout out to the Transformers for this idea.)

Here goes nothing!
Lynn