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Manolo's Basement of the Bargains | Archive | November, 2007
Archive - November, 2007

Shine At the Next Holiday Party Part III

In my third and final post on this subject (for today) I want to help plus-sized ladies and moms-to-be to find gorgeous non-black holiday party dresses.

Once upon a time, pregnancy was something to hide and maternity dresses were all about concealment. Luckily, we’ve moved past that attitude and the soon-to-be mom is free to sparkle as much as she did beforehand. In this fabulous Liz Lange silk dress from <Nordstrom, any lady can make pregnancy look superfantastic. In turquoise (shown) or camel, it’s marked down 40% to $149.90.

As for the plus-sized woman, this superfantastic Maggie London cocktail dress would be a hit at any holiday gathering. Available in Lace Green (shown) or Heron Blue, it’s been marked down 40% from $168.00 to 99.90.

Stand Out At the Next Holiday Party Part II

With all the lovely colors out there to wear, why go to a party in black unless it’s the most flattering color there is for you? For those of us who look better in something else, here’s another superfantastic – and budget friendly – option.

For the Miss, here’s a beautiful non-black dress by Calvin Klein.


This pretty surplice bodice silk dress has been reduced 40% to just $93.90. Affordable, beautiful, and definitely not expected. You can expect to get noticed in this dress.

Stand Out At the Next Holiday Party

For some reason, every time it’s time to celebrate, almost every woman I know breaks out an all black outfit. Why? Some women look fabulous in black, and then it works. Some of us, though, look much better in other colors. Also, I don’t know about you, but to me black doesn’t carry much of a message of celebration.

So today, I’d like to offer up some other options at a bargain, for several different size ranges. All are available from Nordstrom.

First, for the junior lady, is this lucious double v-neck dress by Velvet Torch

Up in the next entry, something for the Miss.

All-Clad at a Steal

If you or someone you love is a serious cook, now’s the time to head over to cooking.com and check out the amazing sale on All-Clad nonstick cookware. This roasting pan set, for instance

All-Clad Roasting Pan Set usually retails for $329.95. Right now, it’s on sale for $199.99 for a savings of $129.96.

The set includes the pan, nonstick rack, and poultry lifters and will accomodate up to a 25-pound bird. This pan comes with a lifetime warranty, too. Handwash with mild cleanser and enjoy evenly roasted meats for years to come. This is an investment well worth making.

Be sure to take a look at some of the other terrific All-Clad deals, including bonus offers while you’re on the site.

It’s Victoria’s Secret…But It Can Be Yours, Too

Victoria’s Secret is having a huge sale on pajamas as we speak. For instance, these festive sleep togs

VS pajamas can be yours for a mere $29.50, which is $20.00 off the regular price of $49.50. What’s more, they come in size XS – XL in three different lengths: short, regular, and long and in twenty-six different colors/patterns.

At that price and with all those options, you can make visions of sugarplums dance through a lot of heads on your holiday gift-giving list!

If you’re looking for more reasons to buy, consider this one: enter code PJSLIPPER at checkout time, and you’ll get a free pair of matching slippers, a $25.00 value.

Wear Your Heart On Your Ear

There’s a sale going on at E Jewelry Sale, and that means good news for jewelry fans. Just as a taste of the great deals, take a look at these lovely .62ct pear cut ruby earrings set in 14k gold and accented with 0.02ct of diamonds.

Ruby Heart earrings Regular price $236.00, these are now on sale for just $107.00.

When You Wish Upon a Star

What’s better than getting a great deal one something nice? Getting a great deal and supporting a good cause at the same time.

This star-shaped Christmas tree ornament from Things Remembered is on sale for $14.99 (regularly $22.50), which is a nice savings. Even better, with each purchase $2.00 will be donated to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Make-A-Wish Ornament Not only will you make someone’s Christmas brighter, but you contribute to fullfilling a child’s wish.

Before the Bar

Is there a keen home bartender on your holiday gift list? If so, this handsome silverplated bar tool set from Pottery Barn may hit the spot perfectly. Cast from a heavy zinc alloy and thickly plated with silver, the set comes in a handsome wooden presentation box for elegant gift giving…not to mention easy wrapping.

silver-plated bar set
Original price $99.00, it’s marked down to just $69.00.

Pretty Plates at Crate and Barrel

These lovely pumpkin dessert plates caught my eye today as I continued my never-ending search for good deals to facilitate the superfantastic life. Made in Italy of earthenware, they are dishwasher safe. A feast for the eyes as well as a background for a feast for the palate, they’re marked down from $9.95 each to just $4.95.

Pumpkin Dessert Plate
At that price, I may need to head over to Crate and Barrel and order a set for myself!

A Bit of Spring in the Winter

Holiday Flowers

If someone in your life could use some flowers during these dark winter months, head on over to Flowerdelivery.com and use coupon ‘fd’ on any order of $50.00 or more for ten dollars off.

Christmas gift baskets, get well bouquets, or hostess gifts, this is a nice way to spread the cheer a little further without breaking the budget.

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