Saturday, March 2, 2013

Weekend Picks - Saturday, March 2, 2013

Late adds to Lei Chic's guide to the weekend's best events

Lei Chic Buy
Bags to Riches
What:
Reserve your spot at Sacs and the City to score luxe bags (like this Max&Co. envelope clutch, left), clothes, and more while helping local women and teenage girls in need. In addition to a silent auction, the Junior League of Honolulu is shaking things up with partner DFS Galleria Waikiki - expect a how-to styling session followed by a haute fashion show featuring spring designer looks and original pieces by University of Hawaii design students.
When: Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m-1:30 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Ave.
Details: $125 per person. Preview the three-course menu and silent auction items, then purchase tickets here.

Lei Chic Shop
The Ultimate Frock Star
What:
Betsey Johnson’s original pink-tulle-and-glitter-packed line may be gone (may it rest fashionably in peace) but the hip 70-year-old designer is still going strong. Case in point: her new lower-priced line of "pretty and punk" dresses, like the one shown right, now available for pre-order online, featuring sweet, slimming silhouettes in punchy prints and colors.
Details: Pre-orders made here will be shipped out on March 15.

Wardrobe (and Other) Updates
- Will H&M's e-commerce site launch in June as reportedly leaked by a loose-lipped employee? Possibly. Or not. According to Racked, the fashion retailer does "not have a set date at this time."
- [For all you Downton Abbey fans] Another cast member has flown the coop. Siobhan Finneran, who plays Lady Cora's maid, Sarah O'Brien, will not return for the show's fourth season. Her character's departure will take place off camera.

Sales

Who: LOFT
Deal: 40 percent off select full-priced styles online with the code SHOP40.

Who: Ann Taylor
Deal: 30 percent off everything in stores and online with the code ENJOYANN.

Who: Banana Republic
Deal: 30 percent off regular-priced items in store and online with the code BREXTRA30. Some exclusions apply.
When: Through Tuesday.

Who: J.Crew Factory
Deal: 25 percent off everything online with the code MOREPLEASE.
When: Through Tuesday.

Who: FM Boutique, 1185 Bethel St.
Deal: 20 percent off regular-priced items, excluding new arrivals and local designers.
When: Until 5 p.m.

Who: Persimmon Boutique, 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Suite J10
Deal: 75 percent off all sale items.

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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