I’m Back!!


After taking a long hiatus, Black and Dress Pearls IS BACK!! As with many things, life got in the way for a bit. I’ve updated the about the author and links we like pages. New blog postings will commence later today. Stay Tuned!!!!!


Although our winter in the Mid-Atlantic has been quite mild compared to recent years, we’re still anxious for Spring and NOTHING screams Spring quite like butterflies do!!  If you want to fill your home with butterflies and make it Springy now, you have to check out Yankee Candle Company’s Butterfly Crackle Collection.  The hand painted colors just shimmer on this crackle glass!!  Try pairing it with their Lemon Lavender candle to really bring out the colors in the accessories (not to mention that it’ll give your house a crisp, clean scent).


Scoop NYC has a great clearance sale going on!!  Right now, take an EXTRA 40% OFF all sale items!!  Plus, if your purchase is $200 or more, you’ll get free shipping!!  They’ve got both men and women’s apparel, shoes, accessories, and both hand bags and totes.  Check it out before all the good stuff is gone!

Have you checked out Betsey Johnson’s site lately?  She has an INCREDIBLE sale going on from now until January 23rd where already sale-priced items are getting and ADDITIONAL 25% off!!  What a great way to stock up on some fun and fab shoes, bags, accessories, dresses, and jewelry!!  Check it out, you know you’ll be glad you did!!

Have you seen the adorable 10-year old who is the new face of Young Versace?  Her name is Kaia Gerber and she makes her debut modeling for one of the most iconic fashion houses of modern times.  Take a look at her picture, does she remind you of anyone??  Well, she should…. her mother is none other than Supermodel Cindy Crawford!!  Congrats to young Kaia and may she have a long and successful career just like her mother!!

The original bad boys are back….Van Halen…and they’ve reunited with David Lee Roth after all these years!  Check out their new single “Tattoo” and video!!  What do you think?  Love it?  Hate it? Let us know!!

Looking for some great designer shoes for half off or more?  Check out the shoe sale at Barneys New York!!  This pair of Christian Louboutin Supervic Crystal Pumps are marked down to $539 from $1,350!!!  


Check out these Manolo Blahnik Cheirafac tweed peep toe pumps that were originally $795 but are now $319!!


So cute!!  With free shipping, how can you go wrong??  Go ahead, splurge a little while these gems are on sale!!

New Arrival!


Congrats to Beyonce & Jay-Z on the birth of their daughter, Ivy Blue Carter. Here’s hoping she inherits her mother’s beauty & talent!

I LOVE sheets!  I think a well-made bed with beautiful and comfortable bedding is instrumental to a beautiful home.  I fell in love with the Simply Vera Platinum Sheet Set by Vera Wang and available at Kohl’s.  My design aesthetic is modern simplicity and these white/pearl gray sheets TOTALLY fit the bill!


Here’s the best part!!  Right now, they are on sale at Kohl’s for $104.99-$118.99 (normally $149.99-$169.99).  I bought the King set, so I was able to take advantage of two other promotions.  First, they are offering an EXTRA 15% off select bedding ONLINE TODAY ONLY by using the code BEDDING15 at checkout.  This knocked the price down to $101.14.  Since my total was still over $100, I could also use their code for an ADDITIONAL 20% off any purchase of $100 or more!  Again, this is only good TODAY.  The second code to use at checkout is NEWYEAR20.  My total was $80.91!!!  That’s nearly 52% off the original price!!  I also qualified for free shipping, so after tax, my grand total was $85.77.

It is a New Year, wouldn’t new sheets be a fantastic way to start it off?  Log onto Kohl’s today and take advantage of these deals before midnight tonight!!


Have a steal you want to share?  Email us at blackdressandpearls@gmail.com and tell us about it!!


Hello world!


Welcome to Black Dress and Pearls, a new and different kind of blog site coming January 2012!!

What makes it different?  Well, despite the name, more than just fashion will be covered here.  Topics like social issues, housewares, makeup, recipes, and pop culture will be covered.  There will be interviews with people from all walks of life, from activists to designers.  Think of Black Dress and Pearls as being more like a magazine than just another blog site.

Content suggestions and feedback will be welcome!

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