Nicole In A Nutshell

June 15, 2009

Best. Idea. Ever.

Filed under: Hawtness,Randomness,Shopping — by Nicole @ 11:00 pm

So tired and ready for bed, but wanted to post this before I forgot. The end-of-night rolly shoe is finally here. It’s a concept I’ve actually cultivated for a long time (in flip flop form) but never did anything about. Well, some entrepreneurial Brit beat me to it, and I just hope he brings the business to this side of the pond. I certainly never thought of selling them in vending machines (genius!!!), but us Yankee gals could certainly benefit from these gems too. It’s like the socks you used to bring along to bar mitzvahs, in which to dance and play “Coke and Pepsi”, only for adults and inspired by too much boozing. A lost innocence, perhaps, but a damn good solution nonetheless.


April 2, 2009


Filed under: Apartamentos,It's All About Me,Shopping,Steals and Deals — by Nicole @ 10:04 pm

Well, boys and girls, FOREVER took a lot less time than I thought, as I have found an apartment and signed a lease!!! There are so many wonderful features about this place that it is hard to figure out where to begin. Actually, it’s not so hard…the place is less than 3 blocks from work, which means “Sayonara MTA!!!” I cannot, repeat, CANNOT wait to flip that fucking system (and my heinous daily commute) the bird in just a few short weeks. Someone told me that there was a study which found a direct correlation between short commutes and overall happiness. I haven’t even moved in yet, but I can already tell you that I’m near certain that htis will be the case for me. No more unwashed masses, no more throwing elbows before I’ve had my coffee, no more seat face-offs. Serenity now.

I have to give a big shout out and thank you to Lauren Dulberg, my wonderful broker. She knows her stuff and will make sure you’ve got your shit together so that you can get into the perfect home. I highly recommend that you trust her with your realty needs :).

Now onto some shopping goodness: if you’re into Juicy Couture, do yourself a favor and print out this coupon, which is good at the Juicy factory outlets. Just one caveat: please make sure you write “Mary Horan” on the page before you turn it over to the cashier so that she gets credit for the sale(s). Thanks, and happy shopping!

Juicy Couture 30% off coupon

March 28, 2009

Sample sale FYI

Filed under: Shopping,Steals and Deals — by Nicole @ 11:33 am
C L O T H I N G L I N ESSS Sample Sales
261 W 36th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave)
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, ATM bank cards and cash.
Preview us online at E-mail us at

Starting Tuesday March 31 . . .

Starting Monday April 13 . . .

Starting Tuesday May 5 . . .

Starting Saturday May 16 . . .

Starting Sunday May 31 . . .

Starting Tuesday June 9 . . .

March 15, 2009


Filed under: Blog News,It's All About Me,Shopping,Sporty Spice — by Nicole @ 7:52 pm

All work and very little play make me a horrible blogger 😦 Oh, how I’ve missed you!

Here’s a “Crazy People” update (actually, an update to the first update), because this bidness never stops! Despite the fact that we ALREADY WON, our illustrious opposing party has filed an order to show cause, claiming that he was “sick” during our last court appearance and that our statements about the situation are false. This means another trip to scenic River Avenue. At least it’ll be a chance to check in on the progress at the new Stadium! Details to follow…

Shopping news:

C L O T H I N G L I N ESSS Sample Sales
261 W 36th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave)
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
Preview us online at E-mail us at
All accessories & swimwear are final sales.

Dressing room will be closed for the duration of this sale.
Our entrance and selling floor closes up to 30 minutes prior to close of store.


February 22, 2009

In these tough economic times…

Filed under: bitchin' and moanin',Shopping,Steals and Deals — by Nicole @ 11:32 am

Am I the only one who NEVER WANTS TO HEAR THAT PHRASE AGAIN????? Gah! Anyway, we could all use bargains, especially now, and if you’re over the catfighting at the Barney’s Warehouse Sale, here are some alternative sources of retail therapy:

C L O T H I N G L I N ESSS Sample Sales
261 W 36th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave)
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, ATM bank cards and cash.
Preview us online at E-mail us at
For Women
Savings to 90% off retail
All sales are final

FREE PEOPLE – all sizes
– socks, scarves & mittens $4 -$7
– tees $10, shirts $20, sweaters $25
– skirts $15, pants $20
– dresses $30, outerwear $40

REPETTO – new shipment of shoes & dancewear
– ballet flats $60, 2 for $100
– high heel and boots $75, 2 for $125
– sample dancewear $20 – $30

GUSTTO – very limited selection
– one of a kind bags $50 & $99

MILLY – further reduced prices
– sample skirts & pants $30
– sample tops $30
– sample dresses $65

EDIT – further reduced prices
– shirts $20
– sweaters & dresses $50
– blazers $75
– coats & leathers $125

DESIGN HISTORY – further reduced prices
– all styles $15, 2 for $25, 3 for $30

IMMA – further reduced prices
– all styles reduced by 25%



Monday February 23 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday February 24 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Women’s dressing room is open, but closes 1/2 hour prior to close of store.
Our entrance and selling floor closes 15 minutes prior to close of store.


Cordially invites you to
a private sale of

Women’s & Men’s
Shoes, Leather Goods, Ready to Wear & Accessories

Up to 80% Off Retail Price

Saturday, Feb. 28th through Wednesday, March 4th
Saturday through Tuesday: 9:00am to 6:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

To be held at:
Soiffer Haskin
317 West 33rd Street, NYC
(Just west of 8th Avenue)

Credit Cards Only
(American Express, Visa, MasterCard, JCB or Discover)

No strollers allowed. No children under 12 will be admitted.

For more information, call (718) 747-1656,
Monday through Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Soiffer Haskin, 1133 Westchester Avenue, Suite N136, White Plains, NY 10604

February 17, 2009

Mas sample sales

Filed under: Good Times,It's All About Me,Shopping,Steals and Deals — by Nicole @ 10:45 pm

Sample sales are that wonderful phenomenon that defies evolutionary definitions, as women become both hunters AND gatherers. Of course, men can hold their own as well, but when the lady claws come out, the true masters show their colors.

These sales are all coming up within the next couple of months at Clothingline (261 West 36th Street [b/w 7th and 8th], 2nd Floor). Of course, were you to engage my professional services, I’d guide you through these events and find you the best pieces they’ve got.  I throw elbows, and would be happy to do so for you (and everyone you know). 261 W 36th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave)
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
261 W 36th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave)
2nd Floor

Coming February 23 for Women

Coming March 2 for Men & Women

Coming March 10 for Men & Women

Coming March 17 for Women

Coming March 22 for Infants & Kids

Coming March 30 for Women

Coming April 13 for Women, Men & Kids

February 16, 2009

Entrepreneurial endeavor – it’s on!!!

Filed under: It's All About Me,Shopping,Steals and Deals — by Nicole @ 6:16 pm

I’m a businesswoman, bitches! It’s been a busy and fabulous few days in the burgeoning stages of my personal shopping venture. I’ve chosen a name, acquired a few clients, and bought several domain names, which are currently in the website development stage. Please, please, please spread the good news that a wonderful shopper and stylist is now on the scene and accepting new clients of all shapes, sizes, budgets, and genders (trannies welcome!). It’s a very exciting time, and I can’t wait to share the details of my experiences with you.

February 13, 2009


Filed under: It's All About Me,Shopping — by Nicole @ 12:54 am

As I continue to build this shopping/styling empire, I have run into a slight stumbling block: the name. Every fucking website domain I want is taken, and taken by bastard squatters. Well, fuck those assholes.  I’ve hit a cyber-wall and need some fresh brainstormin’, but refuse to let the squatters win. I need something snappy, relevant and incredibly fabulous. Suggestions are welcome, appreciated, and requested. Thanks in advance…looking forward to all the responses (hint, hint).

Also, since I don’t watch “Private Practice” and keep forgetting about this crossover nonsense with “Grey’s Anatomy”, I have for the past 2 weeks forgotten to DVR the PP following GA and am now left with an unsettling cliffhanger that I believe may have been resolved in the episode I didn’t see. If anyone knows whether things were wrapped up in a pretty little package in the subsequent hour, please let me know WITHOUT TELLING ME WHAT HAPPENED!!! I am just trying to determine whether I’m going to need to track down the episode or if I can hold off until next week’s GA to get the answers I need. Muchissimas gracias.

February 10, 2009

Bidness update

Filed under: It's All About Me,On A Serious Note..,Shopping,Steals and Deals — by Nicole @ 9:18 pm

I am actively searching out new personal shopping/styling clients. I have a lot of angst right now (personal stuff that needs not be dealt with in this here forum) and my knack for retaill therapy could be your gain! Please have a look at the following and pass it on to interested friends, family, co-workers, strangers, and anyone else you deem in need of my services:

Thanks for the support, y’all!!!

Underthings update

Filed under: Shopping,Steals and Deals — by Nicole @ 11:24 am

Hanky Panky makes cute undies. In the event that you care in any way about this nonsense holiday coming up this weekend and need last minute gifts/supplies, this sale might be right up your alley.

hp tif
hp tif2



FEBRUARY 11th-13th
10am to 8am

Savvy Customer Preview
8am to 10am

145 WEST 18th STREET (Between 6th and 7th Avenues)

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