Sunday, December 26, 2010

After Christmas SALE!

Starting today , all collection pieces will be 25% off through January 20th, 2011.

Get ready...to make hot chocolate and curl up on the sofa with your computer and SHOP. Avoid after Christmas mayhem and casually browse great deals while snacking on leftover Christmas goodies!

Sizes and quantities are limited and will go quickly. So be a little self-indulgent, and treat yourself to a nice New Years present. Resolution? Dress cuter. Shop Kate Boggiano and you will not be mislead in to the terrible world of passing trends, and instead will always look amazing in styles that never go out of fashion.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas


from The Team at Kate Boggiano!

Thank you for all your amazing support.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Santa's Shopping Orders

Meu objetivo não é ganhar reblog , nem fazer que alguem leia , mas eu quero do mesmo jeito expor minha opinião sobre o bom velhinho! É , aquele senhor bondoso que leva presente para as crianças no natal, o Papai Noel! Atualmente , vivemos num mundinho tumultuado , onde o TER , é maior que o SER! E o que tem haver o Papai Noel? TUDO, ele tem sido o maior simbolo de idolatria nesses ultimos tempos , e devido ao muito conhecido CAPITALISMO. O bom velhinho , que aparece gigantesco nos shoppings , cheio de brilho , e seus adoráveis anãozinhos que cantam musiquinhas natalinas, o bom velhinho que está nas propagandas de televisão , cheio de produtos de variadas lojas , que por sua vez usam a imagem bondosa do Papai Noel para anunciar e vender seus produtos! E tudo gira no ciclo vicioso do consumo. E cadê o real significado do Natal? Alguem vê algum outdoor , algum meio de comunicação desejando APENAS um feliz natal , e votos de um mundo melhor , sem anunciar um produto? Não, isso não vende nada pra ninguem , não gera lucro! Esse é o maior problema , o Natal tem sido o maior alvo de gerar lucro hoje em dia , esquecendo assim dos reais valores do Natal , do nascimento de Jesus Cristo. As pessoas correm atrás do melhor peru para a ceia , dos presentes , das lojas , das promoções , aquela agonia exacerbada de comprar pra todo mundo! É pra isso que vem sendo usado o tal PAPAI NOEL , para vender , vender , vender! Não to dizendo que isso não é bom , mas o dinheiro ta tomando conta LITERALMENTE das coisas que realmente importam na nossa vida! Acho que temos que parar pra pensar , as coisas materiais passam , as coisas espirituais ficam! Aproveitem não só o lado do Papai Noel , mas o lado da solidariedade , de ficar junto com sua familia! e pra deixar claro , também gosto de presentes , mas não apoio a imagem que vem tomando o natal nos tempos contemporaneos. Acredito que seja isso , Feliz Natal adiantado haha :DD Luzara
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Today is the last day at Kate Boggiano to buy one clearance item and get one half-off!

Our Anabel dress would make an amazing New Years Eve party dress with sparkly stilettos and a perfect little clutch.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dreaming of Somewhere Warm


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If you're like me, and dreaming of somewhere warm, shopping warm weather clothes is a wonderful reminder that it will not be winter forever. There will come a day when I won't have to wear thick tights and puffy jackets and can frolic around bare legged in a great dress.

Like our Rosalie, which just looks like it's in full bloom. And if you purchase Rosalie or any of our other great clearance items TODAY or TOMORROW, you'll get your second clearance item half-off.

Talk about sunshine bringing happiness...great sales are sure a nice replacement when the sun is MIA.




Friday, December 17, 2010

KBO's Deal of the Day!



Friday, December 17th - Sunday, December 19th!

Spend and Save at Kate Boggiano. Still looking for that perfect Holiday outfit? Try our Scarlet dress - perfect for all types of soirees.



Happy last minute holiday shopping! Be sure to check out the "Gifts" section of KateBoggiano.com for some great, easy options for the fashionista on you list. Plus, we've picked items where size is not an issue and can be figured out easily!

I'm getting started this Saturday...not at all last minute....

I've strategically created a "Shopping Route" with a buddy to keep me semi-focused and plenty of Peppermint Mocha stops.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

New Seamless Styles!


Our amazing seamless leggings, are now available in a great new dark purple color! Try pairing these leggings with a white tunic, like our Natalie blouse, and your favorite pair of brown or gray boots.

Our new favorite wide strap tank top is now available in more colors. Available colors include: black, white, dark brown, charcoal, and dark purple. Spaghetti straps aren't for everyone, and this tank top is a bra-friendly solution!


Looking for a sportier tank? Our ribbed racer back tank top is the perfect choice, in our amazing, super stretchy fabric, ribbed for even more support.

Today's daily deal:
Purchase a dress, blouse or jacket and receive a FREE white tank top! Don't miss out. Visit Kate Boggiano for more great offers and all your last minute shopping needs minus all the crowds. Happy shopping!

Today's Deal!





Today through Sunday, Dress up! Receive a free pair of our seamless leggings, the perfect layering option for winter days under dresses and tunics.

Don't miss out on a great holiday dress, with free leggings today only!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kate Boggiano Daily Deals!

To make things wonderfully simple with last minute Holiday shopping, we thought we'd introduce AMAZING daily deals on KateBoggiano.com.

Here's the list of what you can get, just by shopping. What could be better?

Now through the end of the year, enjoy free shipping!

Happy Shopping :)

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS

FROM THE TEAM AT KATE BOGGIANO!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Party!



Pretty in Pilsen - Share the Warmth is the go-to event for all your gifting needs and wishes.

This Holiday event on Friday, December 10th, features amazing deals for a fun filled night of holiday shopping from great Chicago studios. Our special promotions:

1. Share the warmth! Receive 25% off any single item for your donation of a gently worn sweater. For each additional sweater donated, receive $5 off your total order. Collected sweaters will be donated to Bridge to Success, the only city-wide appearance and interview preparation program serving men, women and youth in the Chicago area.

2. This holiday season, get the gifts you really want! We'll provide wish lists for you to fill out. And we'll photograph you in your "wish" gift. Then we'll email or mail your wish list to your favorite gift buyer.

3. Finally, help us give back to those in need in our community. We will have drop boxes for canned good donations. We are donating all collected items to Pilsen Wellness Center located at 2319 S. Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60608.

Join us at: 2150 S. Canalport Ave., 3rd and 4th floors, in the Pilsen neighborhood.

This is a great opportunity to make sure you get great gifts for everyone on your list including yourself! Bring your girlfriends for a fun holiday evening in Pilsen.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Homemade Oreos


I love cookies, but Oreos have always been my favorite store bought variety. There's something so wonderfully delicious about a cookie that tastes better when twisted apart and dipped into a glass of milk.

Try making these for your next holiday party, or just for a yummy treat to have around the house.

Warning: Mine barely survived a few days. And I live alone.

This recipe (via smittenkitchen) is so heavenly delicious.

Makes 25 to 30 sandwich cookies.

Note: if you want the wafers closer to the original ones, cut out half a cup of sugar.

For the chocolate wafers:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar [see recipe note]
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) room-temperature, unsalted butter
1 large egg

For the filling:
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) room-temperature, unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  1. Set two racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 375°F.
  2. In a food processor, or bowl of an electric mixer, thoroughly mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar. While pulsing, or on low speed, add the butter, and then the egg. Continue processing or mixing until dough comes together in a mass.
  3. Take rounded teaspoons of batter and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet approximately two inches apart. With moistened hands, slightly flatten the dough. Bake for 9 minutes, rotating once for even baking. Set baking sheets on a rack to cool.
  4. To make the cream, place butter and shortening in a mixing bowl, and at low speed, gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Turn the mixer on high and beat for 2 to 3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy.
  5. To assemble the cookies, in a pastry bag with a 1/2 inch, round tip, pipe teaspoon-size blobs of cream into the center of one cookie. Place another cookie, equal in size to the first, on top of the cream. Lightly press, to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookie. Continue this process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with cream. Dunk generously in a large glass of milk.
Make sure you have plenty of milk and let the dunking begin!

Monday, December 6, 2010

When in doubt, wear red!


We've all been there. Staring into the abyss of our wardrobes with absolutely nothing jumping out at us screaming "Ohh, wear me!"

Bill Blass so famously stated, "When in doubt, wear red."

It's so true. Red is one of those few pretty colors that actually looks good on everyone.

Kate Boggiano has your perfect, red blouse to save you from all of those nagging "But what should I wear?" moments.

Our Isadora in red is a standout piece with its amazing ruffled collar and beautiful shade of red that's perfectly not too bright.

So stress no more. Give this as a holiday gift to your best girlfriend or just treat yourself so that the next time you're standing at your "empty" closet, this blouse will jump out, immediately solving your temporary clothing fiasco.

Ahhh, crisis averted.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Shades of Gray

I've always loved the incredible versatility of gray hued clothes. Gray is such a subtlety pretty alternative staple color for fall, from tights to dresses and cozy sweaters and knit hats, this color should be a new, fresh winter wardrobe staple.

Take a queue from gray winter weather and dress up in these must-have pieces!


1. Bid your boring t-shirts farewell and try our new favorite long-sleeve rose tee. So pretty and soft in this heather gray shade.






















2. Our pleated Anne blouse in charcoal is such a great alternative to a traditional white blouse. I love it with slim black pants.





















3. Oh, Isabella! There are no words for how much I love this dress! The amazing ruffles, the super comfy fabric, the perfect fit, the amazing shade of gray. Try it with a red belt for added interest.




















4. The Veronica Ruffle Sweater is so simply pretty with an amazing fit that you cannot resist!





















5. Gray leggings are an excellent alternative to black and can be worn in the exact same way. I love our seamless leggings in charcoal or metal gray.




















5. This sparkly gray hat from jcrew is my obsession of the moment. If I must wear a hat to keep my ears from getting frost-bitten in this freezing Chicago weather, I might as well adorn my head with a glitzy shade of platinum.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dress For December

There is nothing I love more than an excuse to get all dressed up in beautiful party-worthy frocks. Whether it's an office soiree or a glitzy party, Kate Boggiano has the prettiest dresses around with amazing details that will make you perfect for any party!

1. The beautiful pleated neckline and textured pattern make our dress by Audey your PERFECT Party Dress!


2. The exquisite ruffle hem and neckline of the Rosalie make this simple black dress a stand-out piece for year-round, season to season wear.
3. The flattering ruffle neckline and cute ruffle pocket details plus a figure flattering silhouette ensure you'll be the belle of whenever you slip into our Scarlet dress.
4. The amazing red color, silk trim, and pleated neckline make our Anabel a must-have for the Holiday season.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Post Cyber Monday....

Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving with friends and family!

Cyber Monday was quite the busy day here, as evident by this picture showing all the packages all ready to go into two big garbage bags with Kate and Amy to the post office.

Now that's a lot of orders. We're so excited about so many people taking advantage of our amazing weekend sale!

If you missed out, not to worry. Kate Boggiano has still got some great markdowns plus an amazing new holiday collection!

I'm loving the Holiday Rosalie Ruffle Dress with the new Holiday Purple Suede belt and a pair of cute booties! Such a stunning outfit for any Holiday occasion and will be a flawless and necessary addition to any wardrobe.