SNEAK PEEK At The Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Clothing Sale

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As promised, we popped over to the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale to give you a first peek at everyone’s favorite clothing warehouse sale (doors open next Thursday, July 31-August 2).  There’s not enough room to tell you about all the goodies we found, so we will show you some of our favorites!

Here’s the inside scoop you want to know… 

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This sale is going to be huge with over 20,000 pieces and even more discounts, specials, and bargains!  New discounts include a fantastic buy one get one FREE daily deal PLUS an extra special discount will be given to teachers off their ENTIRE purchase on Thursday & Friday (pssst…tell your teacher friends to be sure to bring their Teacher ID to get the discount). These discounts are on top of the already discounted prices!  Woo-hoo!

Here are a few pictures of our finds:

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale August 2014

~ Click on any picture for a closeup view ~ 

:: The direct from the designer, Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale only happens four times a year, and the sale runs next Thursday to Saturday, July 31 to August 2, 2014. Everything is deeply discounted OFF retail and you’ll find sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s sizes and everything in between.

Tru Luxe Navy and White Top  Sharon Young Sale - Multiples Ombre Jacket Tru Lux Red Top and Jeans

~ We absolutely love the red top stitching on these jeans …what a fantastic summer and transition to fall look with this red blouse! ~

:: You will see row after row of gorgeous embellished Tru Luxe jeans, crops, skirts, and lots of fun embellished casual tops like these breezy peasant tops and ombre jean jacket above.

 Sharon Young Sale - Colorful Slimsation Crops   Sharon Young Sale Slim-sation

~ Look at all the fun colors in the rows of Slim-sation crops just waiting to be unwrapped from their packaging! ~

:: We brought home several pairs of our favorite “Slim-Sation” pants and crops.  These have a little inside tummy smoothing panel that make you look a size smaller (yes, please!).  These have become our new “go to” favorites — they are comfortable and have a fantastic fit.  Be sure and look for the tag above.

Sharon Young Sale - Al la carte tunics

::  The sale covers a huge selection and variety of styles, from trendy to traditional and from “running to the grocery store” casual to night-on-the-town dressy.  Plus, there is a nice variety of sizes to fit and flatter. Sizes range from Ladies & Petites 2-18 and there is a fantastic collection of stylish Womens Plus 14W-24W.

Sharon Young Sale - A la Carte White Jacket

:: There are thousands of pieces in this sale at 50% to 75% off retail. You’ll find everything you need to complete an outfit including tops, skirts, pants, and jackets ~ all $20 to $60.

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We had a great time previewing the warehouse sale for you! I hope you are able to make it over to the sale to check it out yourself and grab some bargains, too. 

Here’s the information you’ll need, in a nutshell:

Details, details
When: July 31-August 2, 2014 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas.  You’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: There is a large dressing room provided for trying on all your finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only and not private. Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home. 

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Thank you to the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale for sponsoring this post.  All opinions stated are entirely my own (as always).

2014 Dates For Texas’ Tax Exemption and Tax-Free Weekend Holiday

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Be sure to mark the 2014 back-to-school Texas tax-free weekend on your calendar to save on clothes, school supplies, and more — the tax exemption weekend will take place August 8-10. 

 

During the tax holiday, Texas residents receive tax-free shopping benefits on the following categories:

  • Clothing (most items under $100 qualify)
  • Shoes (under $100)
  • Backpacks and messenger/book bags for elementary
    and secondary students (under $100 )
  • School supplies under $100 such as binders, crayons,
    paper, and more (see complete list of qualifying school
    supplies here)

To learn more, go to the Texas comptroller’s site, here.

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50% OFF Cheesecake At The Cheesecake Factory AND Copeland’s for National Cheesecake Day

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Wednesday, July 30th is National Cheesecake Day (bliss!).  If you feel like celebrating this day in all its glory, it is worth noting a couple of great 50% OFF cheesecake specials:

  • The Cheesecake Factory is offering a slice of any cheesecake at 50% OFF on July 30-31.  Limit one per person for dine-in only at any location;  no coupon needed. 

  • Copeland’s in Southlake is also celebrating with a Buy One Get One FREE slice of cheesecake deal.  The way this BOGO offer works — buy any slice of Copeland’s cheesecake on July 30th and you will get a FREE slice of their America’s Best Cheesecake.

 

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July 18-20 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Outdoor Live Music Series in Arlington
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Dance Festival at the Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Beatles Tribute Band Outdoor Concert in Keller
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
  • FREE Morning Bootcamp at Sundance Square Plaza
  • FREE Ice Cream Social at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday ~ July 18 to 20, 2014

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their summer series of free music and performing arts under the stars. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s summer concert series and weekly artist line-up, click here.
Where:
Founders Plaza in Arlington, 100 W. Abram St. (Corner of Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall). View the parking map for free parking options.
When: Concerts start at 8PM.  See the schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, July 18, 2014 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

See the skies light up over Lake Grapevine every Friday at the Summer Blast Fireworks Show starting at 9:30 p.m. Beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, this weekly show can be viewed on the rooftop of the parking garage at Gaylord Texan Resort, as well as at parks around Lake Grapevine. For the best viewing experience, download the accompaniment music here.

Details, details
What: This event is for all ages. For more information about the fireworks show, click here.
When:
 Every Friday through Labor Day.
Fireworks begin at 9:30PM (weather permitting)
Where to watch: Gaylord Texan Resort ~ Level 5 of the Resort Garage.  Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort.  Fireworks can also be viewed from any Lake Grapevine Lake park. Find a map of parks around the lake here.
Cost: FREE

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:: 11th Annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern
Now through July 25, 2014

The 11th annual Modern Dance Festival will feature a series of special interactive dance performances, films, and more.  All festival events will take place in the beautiful setting of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. 

Details, details
What: Learn more about the 11th Annual Modern Dance Festival, here.
When:  View the schedule of festival events (runs through July 25) here.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: Keller Concert in the Park ~ Featuring, Me and My Monkey
(Beatles Tribute Band)
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Relax under the big Texas sky, watch the sunset, and listen to the retro tunes of Me and My Monkey, a fantastic Beatles tribute band. Bring your blanket, lawn chair, or picnic and enjoy a fun night with the family. There will be food trucks  at the concerts, so come hungry!

Details, details
What: For more information about Keller’s concert in the park series, click here. For more on Me and My Monkey, click here
When: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:
FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Kids drop-in program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project. Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program. Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event website.
When: Saturday, July 19, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
    Saturday, July 19, 2014

At this free class, teens will learn to present themselves with poise, flair and confidence to employers, friends and the world. The course covers communication, dining etiquette and dressing to impress. Program is suitable for ages 13 – 18 and there is a limit of 25 students. Registration Required (call 817-392-6012 to register).

Details, details
What: For more information about the Manners Matter Minicamp, go here. Registration is necessary.
When: Saturday, July 19, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Where: Class will be offered at the Summerglen Library
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Morning Boot Camp at Sundance Square Plaza
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Start your Saturday morning with a free Boot Camp exercise class at the Sundance Square Plaza. Classes will take place every other Saturday through July 19th and will be presented by Sundance Square and City Club of Fort Worth. Classes are led by Ricky Chavez, a personal trainer and spin instructor. All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about the FREE Bootcamp Classes here.
When: Saturday, July 19, 2014 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where:
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth. Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Blue Bell Ice Cream Social at the Kimbell
Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum and Blue Bell Ice Cream present “Ice Cream Sunday” — a free event at the museum celebrating National Ice Cream Day. Visitors will enjoy an afternoon escape from the Texas heat to explore the galleries and savor a free scoop of ice cream. Docent-Guided tours for families, as well as children’s art activities are scheduled from Noon to 3PM. Admission to the Museum’s permanent collection is always FREE. Plus, visitors of the event can register to win a one-year supply of Blue Bell Ice Cream or a one-year Kimbell family membership.

Details, details
What: Learn more about the Kimbell and their ice cream social, here.
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth
For directions to the Kimbell and other details, click here.
When: Sunday, July 20, 2014 ~ Noon to 3:00PM
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth

Sunday Funday is a day of family friendly relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. Tubes and brand new pedal boats will be available for rent along with kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes. Stand up paddle board classes will be offered every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. — classes are very beginner friendly as long as you’re not afraid to get a little wet.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Sunday Funday website.
When: Sundays 1:00 to 6:00PM through August 10th.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE! Tube, canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals are extra.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma to learn how to can vegetables and fruits to make the most of summer’s bounty. Whether you have bushels of tomatoes, corn, zucchini or peaches, learning how to can these favorites is not only practical but a delicious way to enjoy summer’s finest later. These hour-long classes are FREE and include tastings of prepared dishes. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores. Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, July 20, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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EXTRA 20% OFF Amazon Shoes, Boots, Clothing, Jewelry and More — Toms, Nike, Asics, Ariat, Sperry, Michael Kors, Frye, and 1000s more!

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Amazon is running a pass-along worthy deal — for a limited time, get an extra 20% OFF shoes, boots, clothing, & more. We LOVE Amazon for shoe & clothing shopping because of the huge selection, cheap prices, FREE return shipping for clothing & shoes, and no mall traffic. : )  Here’s the scoop on this deal…

Just in time for back to school:  Get 20% OFF your next purchase of eligible clothing (kids, babies, women’s & men’s), shoes, jewelry, and watch products (up to a maximum purchase price of $500) sold by Amazon.com.

 

This includes top name brands like Toms, New Balance, Sperry, Chacos, Michael Kors, Saucony, Ralph Lauren, Asics, Missoni, Frye, Vince Camuto, Nike, Justin, Kate Spade, Cole Haan, Rebecca Minkoff, Teva, Ariat, Clarks and 1000s more!

 

 

To get the 20% OFF, go here to sign up to be on the Amazon Fashion Store E-mail subscription list (FREE).  Once you sign up, Amazon will email you a personal coupon code to receive 20% off your next qualifying purchase, sold directly by Amazon.com.

Do note that the promotional code is only available for a limited time and expires 30 days from the date you sign up.  It is valid up to a maximum purchase price of $500 and only works if you are a new subscriber to the Amazon Fashion Store E-mail program.

:: Go here to receive the 20% OFF coupon code or learn more.

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FREE Printable Summer Time Chalkboard Art

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With all the back-to-school buzz in full force, you might need a little reminder that the lazy days of summer are not yet over!  Here’s a great way to do just thatprint out this FREE chalkboard printable from creative blogger, ishouldbemoppingthefloor (isn’t that the truth?).  This fun summer time design prints on standard letter paper and then trims to fit an 8 x 10 frame — perfect!

:: Download your FREE Summer Time And The Living Is Easy chalkboard printable here.

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Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Clothing Sale July 31-August 2 — Save The Date

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Our reader’s favorite Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse sale is right around the corner and there are even more savings this time — a Buy One Get One deal of the day plus extra savings for teachers too!  Be sure and save the date: July 31 – August 2.

Sharon Young Sale August 2014 flyer

The direct from the designer, Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale only happens four times a year, and their next sale runs Thursday to Saturday, July 31 to August 2, 2014. The sale will be huge, and everything is marked down 50% to 75% OFF retail.  You’ll find sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s sizes and everything in between.

We will make a preview visit to give you a sneak look at our favorite finds and other inside scoop.  In the mean time, be sure to carve out some time on your calendar and save the date!

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Details, details
When: July 31-August 2, 2014 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas.  You’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: There is a large dressing room provided for trying on all your finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only and not private. Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home. 

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Thank you to the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale for sponsoring this post.  All opinions stated are entirely my own (as always).