Sunday, January 29, 2012

Jason Wu for Target February 5th!


Only one week until one of the biggest designer launches at Target!  Yes, yes, Jason Wu will finally hit the racks at my all time favorite store.  For those of you who don't remember Jason Wu, he designed the white gown that FLOTUS wore to the President's Innaugural Ball.  Now Jason Wu will bring his feminine and floaty designs to Target.  To check out the lookbook for the lastest Target smash hit, click here:

The trench coat with lace detail, navy dress, white dress with the black tulle peeking underneath, and the blouses are to die for.  And ladies, if you know like I know, you better be there an hour before the store opens if you want to avoid a Missoni-like massacre.


Ms. Diva

Friday, January 20, 2012

2012 Resolution: Kids Eat Free!

It has been eight months since I checked in with you all and there have been lots of developments in my life.  Perhaps the biggest development is that I took a major paycut in my day job and so I REALLY needed to scale back on my spending.  One of the areas where I have had to scale back significantly is taking my nieces and nephews out to eat.  It's kind of our "thing."  But Aunt Dee Dee has been short on cash lately.  So in order to continue to bond with my niece and nephew AND keep our tradition alive, I have searched long and hard to find ways to save money on eating out with the little dumplings.  So divas, here's what I found: 
This website offers a list of restaurants (including popular chain restaurants) that offer free meals for kids each day of the week. is not just for great deals on brands, but it also includes information on where to take your kids to eat for free. is perhaps the most comprehensive website focused on providing families with information on where kids eat free.  You can search for deals by state and city, and the site also offers details on the terms and conditions for each restaurant's kids-eat-free offer. 

Finally, I recently discovered a "free" deal for grown-ups at one of my favorite chain restaurants, Maggianos.  At Maggianos, if you order from the "classic pastas" portion of the menu, you can take home another classic pasta dish home with you for free!  So if there is a Maggiano's near you, I urge you to try it.  It is totally worth it!

So divas, please check it out and let me know if you find out about any other deals on eats for the family.  And ladies, look forward to more monthly blog entries to help you live the diva lifestyle that you deserve!

XOXO~ Miss Diva

Friday, April 22, 2011

Calypso St. Barth for Target

I know it's been a long time, but I couldn't keep this to myself. Finally, a pedestrian designer line worth waiting for. Starting on May 1st, Calypso St. Barth will be coming to Target, making their bohemian fashions available to all. With bright gem stone colors in natural patterns, these items are ripe for the picking for your summer vacation wardrobe. But wait folks. There's more! Calypso even has housewares that scream of a Moroccan marketplace. So if you can't get to the islands, bring the islands to your closet and your castle. With prices ranging from $1.99 to $59.99, you can't lose. Enjoy!

XOXO- Ms. Diva
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Target 5th Anniversary GO International Designer Collective

In celebration of its fifth year of supporting industry-leading designers, Target announced the GO International Designer Collective, a collection of 34 dresses from 17 previously featured Target GO International designers. The collection will feature signature dresses from Luella Bartley, Tara Jarmon, Paul & Joe, Behnaz Sarafpour, Proenza Schouler, Libertine, Alice Temperley, Erin Fetherston, Jovovich-Hawk, Rogan, Richard Chai, Jonathan Saunders, Thakoon, Tracy Feith, Rodarte, Zac Posen and Tucker. The designs were originally created for the Target GO International program and will be available March 13, 2011 through April 10, 2011 at most Target stores and online at The best thing about this promotion is that all of the dresses are between $25 and $45! To get a sneak peak at the dresses, click here .

XOXO- Ms. Diva
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Barneys Warehouse Sale

Discount Divas and Dons,

It's that time of year again. Barneys is having its blow out warehouse sale starting this Thursday in Manhattan. Prices are slashed to 50-70% off of retail prices! So head on over to 255 W. 17th St. between 7th and 8th Avenues in Manhattan or call 212-450-8400 for more information. You can also visit their website for store hours at,default,pg.html. The sale will also take place at the same time in L.A. for all of my west coast shoppers. Happy shopping!

XOXO- Ms. Diva
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Monday, January 10, 2011

Cleaning Out Your Closet: Do You Really Need That New ___________?


I know I've been neglecting my duties as a discount diva, but the holidays are really a hectic time for me and it's not the best time to shop.  In fact, you'll find the better retail deals after the holiday when stores are trying to get rid of excess inventory and bring in new models and inventory for next season.  This is true for both clothing, home goods and electronics.  So, for the holidays, I tend to lean on the more sentimental side with gifts and focus on the "meat and potatoes" gifts when the discounts apply. 

Anyway, with the new year brings resolutions and one of mine is to scale back on my retail habit.  One way I am doing that is  by cleaning out my closet.  I don't mean just pulling out a couple of things to give to Goodwill.  I'm talking about pulling everything out and doing an actual inventory of my clothes, shoes and accessories. (I'll let you know how it goes when I'm done).  You'd be surprised at what you already have.  So before you go shopping, spend the weekend getting rid of things and taking stock of what you have.  Put your inventory list on your blackberry or iphone.  Then, the next time you go shopping, scan the list and ask yourself, "Do I really need this?"  Let me know if it helps you slow down your spending habits.  I'll let you know how it works on my end.

Happy cleaning divas!

XOXO- Ms. Diva

Friday, December 24, 2010

Nine Things to Buy After Christmas from

Here's a great article on post-holiday savings for all of you bargainistas out there. Enjoy and take heed!
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