[ 2 ] January 25, 2012 |

Today we narrowly missed a repeat of this on our way to the gym this morning.  I felt like the Tasmanian devil dude from that cartoon, with all my mumblings… “i hate mornings”…”the gym is stupid”….”my thighs are rubbing together”…”this is so dumb”.  Thankfully hubby of the year made me laugh by calling me “lady grumbalina” after smoochin’ my cheek.  An additional  shout out to the elliptical for the endorphin boost and also to that dude in the spam t-shirt for just smiling away while he sweated all over stuff.   oh yeah, I think I almost made a new friend today at the gym too.  She smiled at me while I was killin’ it on the hip abduction thingy and I tried to smile back, but I’m pretty sure it just looked like I had to poop.  ha ha.  that word always makes me crack up.

Either way, I’m pretty sure best friend necklaces are gonna be a no-go, and despite having to go to the gym this am, I’m feelin’ pretty “fab” today.  I had a “fab” workout.  I’m listening to some “fab” rap music while crankin’ away at my J-O-B and I  just bought some “fab” lip balm from this flash sale site that I plan on stalk-alating for years to come.  Stand up and cheer a whole bunch for (wait for it):


Boom!  Alright, stop.  Collaborate and listen.  Sorry…too much rap for me today, I guess.  Seriously though, I am so amped up by this site, I pretty much want to do cartwheels all over Boston.  Fab.com features daily design inspirations and sales at up to 70% off retail.”  I’m sure you’ve been to at least 1 sample sale in your life, right?  Well, Fab.com should be at the top of that list, in my big fat opinion.

Here’s the thing about Fab.com – Everything on their site is friggin’ awesome.  And when, I say “awesome”, I mean “totally hip, trendy in style, wanna redecorate your house, AND your neighbor’s house, in a brand new wardrobe” awesome.  If you check out their “about” section, you’ll read that they are “on a mission to be the world’s most valuable design resource”.  A) I love this confidence; and 2) I’m pretty sure it won’t be too hard for them to reach this goal.

Use of the site is “Members Only” and lucky me, I’m totally a member.  The great thing about their sales (that start at 11 am ET each day) is that the products are hand-chosen by design experts under one lil’ old rule:  GOOD DESIGN.  Someone like me truly appreciates this because I get 100% bored with other member only sites whose sales encompass the same designers all the time.  I also really love that they feature the designers/artists of the stuff their sellin’ so that I can get the fool scoop before I add it to my shoppin’ cart.

Really, you should just go check out the site.   Be sure to use my invite (remember, its members only?): http://fab.com/5wcngy. Once you’re in, you can browse by sale, by shop, by price, telepathically…ok, fine that’s a lie. The point is that the options and fun features, and credit earning opportunities are just innumerable.  Below are some of today’s faves to get ya’ all revved up – Happy shoppin’!

Budda Earrings Bright for $25 bucks on Fab.com

by Amira Mednick

Find it: here






Lip Balm Wicked Set for $22 bucks on Fab.com


by Debaucherous Bath


I bought this!!!


Find it:  here





Paris Screen Print Brick Red for $20 bucks on Fab.com


by Mass Transit Made Art


Find it:  here






Oh, hey…before ya go – don’t forget to enter the “fab” giveaway goin’ on this week for your chance to win a 6-pack of yummy and sarcastic cookies for yourself and one  6-pack to send to your friend courtesy of Bitter Baking Co (and, me!)  Enter here, and if your totally bored and have nothing better to do with your time, feel free to read the required legal junk below.  Good luck (and happy shopping!)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Starts at 12:01 a.m. ET on 1/24/12 and ends at 12:01 a.m. ET on 1/31/12. Open to legal residents of the 50 US and DC, 18 years or older at time of entry. Subject to official rules available here. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook® or Twitter®. You understand that you are providing your information to the blog five-style-high and not to Facebook® or Twitter®. The information you provide will be used SOLELY for the purposes of selecting and notifying a prize winner, after which the information will be permanently deleted.

Read More


[ 0 ] December 2, 2011 |

Online sample sale / private sale boutiques have been around a long time, although lately, they seem to keep coming up on my radar a lot more frequently than in the days of yore.  And, they are great for shopping for yourself or for someone else as many of them have categories for woman, men, living/home goods, travel, food, baby/kids, gifts, etc. Most are invite-only so when you sign up be sure to click on my Invitation links.  The Bonus (why wouldn’t there be a bonus) is that for most, you get credits for referring.  Oh yes.  I said it.  Come on people! It’s time to start making money while we shop and enjoying the rewards our faves our offering to us for being such awesome customers.  Let’s all scratch each other’s backs.  Not literally obviously… that would be inappropriate.


Rue La La has become a fave of mine lately as I really enjoy the brands they sell.  New sales (aka boutiques) typically open every day at 11 am ET and they have a pretty kick ass shipping offer to boot – $9.95 for your first order, then it’s F-R-E-E for 30 days.  Be sure to hop on early to grab the “Daily Fix” as it typically sells out pretty quick.  And, if you live in a major metro (Boston, Chicago, LA, Miami, New York, Philly, San Fran, Seattle or DC) you also get to shop really great offers from the locals (from food and exercise, to spa and shoppin’).    My recent purchases include my new Betsey Johnson Black Ruched Collar Coat and two (2) tanks – the Yummie Tummie Nude Strappy Tank & Yummie Tummie Charcoal Original Long Tank.  I saved a boat load by shopping Rue – the jacket was originally almost $300 and I got it for $90 and the tanks typically sell for upwards of $50+ each and I snagged them at $15 a top with F-R-E-E shipping.

It’s no cost to sign up and do a lil’ window shoppin  – here’s your invite: http://www.ruelala.com/invite/5stylehigh

Friend Referral Bonus:  Invite Friends and get $10 bucks when they make their first purchase.

TWO (#2):

Gilt Groupe is members only offering up to 60% off what you would get at retail.  They typically offer high-dolla brands, such as BCBGMAXAZRIA, Marc Jacobs, and French Connection to name a few.  Like Rue, they offer local sub sections for the major metros.  This has been great for us so far – I purchased an ice skating date package and a cooking class for more than half off what I would’ve paid otherwise.  THANK YOU GILT BOSTON!

Free sign up, get’s you a front row seat at awesome.  Here’s your invite: http://www.gilt.com/invite/mylink231434

Friend Referral DOUBLE Bonus:  When you invite a friend the friend you invited gets 20% off their first purchase.  Once they buy, you get 20% too.


I love the layout of ideeli – super easy to navigate great deals from designers such as 7 For All Mankind, D & G, Nicole Miller, Puma, Nine West and more.  They put together some really great category sales too – like “Mom’s Wishlist” and “Coat Envy” – where they put a bunch of awesome designers in one sale for you to pick and choose by product type or need.  I dig it.  You should too.   My next splurge is comin’ from this place…

RSVP to my invite: http://www.ideeli.com/invite/5stylehigh

Friend Referral Bonus:   Get $25 buckaroos when your invited friend makes a purchase.

Number 4:

HauteLook is the place were I got my 1-year Lucky Magazine Subscription for like, a total of $5 doll hairs.  I can’t remember the exact, but it was a ridiculous savings.  New sales start every day at 8am PT.  That’s wicked early for us East Coasters, but pretty worth it to get a fashion, beauty, toy, accessory or getaway fixes at 75% off.  Everyone is welcome to join, and basically should in my big fat opinion.  Be sure to check out the “Gift of the Day” and “Getaways” sections before you check out.

Join Now: http://www.hautelook.com/short/3zRyT

Friend Referral Bonus:  They give you $10 bills when your invited friend buys a lil somethin’ somethin’.


Glamlist is completely different from any of the sites above, which is probably why I love it so much.   If you are looking for on-trend apparel that everybody and their mother will not be wearing – CHECK.  THIS. OUT.  Glamlist offers prêt-a-porter (ready to wear for those of you that are not French) garb from Parisian designers to their invite-only guest list.  The items are placed in groups with category names such as “Leather & Lace” and “Special Cashmeer”.   Check them out like yesterday if you wanna feel super fancy and not have to sell your first, second and third born to make it happen.

Join Now:  You’ll have to send me an email with your email address if you want to get in.  They don’t offer a referral link.  Don’t worry, I won’t give your email address to anyone but Glamlist for purposes of the invite.

A Bonus for you:  Guess what they do?  They give you a $5 dollar certificate every single time you order.  I mean seriously..how awesome is that?


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Read More