Monthly Archives: November 2011

Shop for an haute coat today

Cold weather is upon us, and winter is just around the corner. Now is the perfect opportunity to pick up a new coat or jacket. And with the Stay Chic. Stay Warm. events, we’ve got you covered.

During winter, many of us pull on the same jacket, day after day. With the low prices in today’s events, it’s a great time to add a little diversity to your chilly weather wardrobe.

Visit Plus Size Coats and Jackets for styles that will keep you toasty but also create a flattering, bulk-free silhouette.

Down and Puffer Coats showcases pieces that will look on-trend season after season.

Wool Coats is stocked full of classy, refined toppers.

With Haggar, Rainforest, and More, we haven’t forgotten about the boys.

Shop Stay Chic. Stay Warm. events and look stylish, no matter how low the temperature drops.

Cyber Monday Madness sneak peek

Waking up early on a Monday never looked so good. Experience pure Cyber Monday Madness with new events launching at 5AM, 11AM, and 4PM.

Tom Ford, Chanel, DKNY, and Ralph Lauren are just a few of the stellar brands we’ve lined up for you.

Shop for everyone on your list. Or treat yourself to designer fashion at a super low price. Happy holidays!

It’s your time to shine

Today at BTR, we’re bringing you a showcase of sparkle. We know how the harsh, dreary weather can bring you down, and we think new jewelry is just the pick-me-up you need to brighten your day and lift your spirits. And hey, you’re buying holiday gifts for others – why not treat yourself?

Zad is all about current trends. If you’re looking for fun pieces, or wanting to test the waters of a new look, stop here.

Esprit’s collection of jewelry is dainty, feminine, and easy to wear.

Scott Kay uses the highest quality materials to craft simple yet interesting jewelry for both men and women.

Elegant Pearls offers timeless, elegant pieces that will always look chic. Choose the classic white, or go for a more modern look with colored pearls.

Silver & Co start with sterling silver and build up from there. Their selection is so diverse, you’re bound to find something that suits you.

Enjoy shopping these events – it’s time to get your sparkle on!

Q&A with Fashion and Blog Editor of Fashion Hippo

Fashion Hippo is the ultimate blog for fashion mavens who crave up-to-the-minute news in everything fashion.

You’ll get the inside scoop on the styles of the season, amazing products, hot celeb trends, and most importantly, where to go for discounts. The blogger says herself ,“Let’s be honest ladies, a great fashion find is as rare as a pair of Louboutins on sale.” (Unless you’re a member of Beyond the Rack, of course).

If you’re overwhelmed by all the fashion in cyberspace, Fashion Hippo can simplify your online surfing/shopping experience.

Read this Q&A to learn more.

Q: What inspired you to write a fashion blog and call it Fashion Hippo?

A: was born to help urbanistas save time, shop smart, and stay in-the-know about fashion trends, innovative products, and revolutionary brands. We spend a lot of time researching products, interviewing designers, and listening to web buzz to bring our readers the best of the best so they can browse their category and quickly find what they need, whether it is the best of the day’s sample sales or chic holiday gifts.

The name Fashion Hippo came from the belief that every woman can be as beautiful and fashionable as she wants to be. Hippo and fashion is an atypical match, but with enough desire and perseverance a hippo can wear fashionable things that work for her, make her unique, and ultimately turns her into a fashion maven.

Q: How has Fashion Hippo influenced your style and the way you think about clothes?

A: I believe that I speak for myself and our writers, but because we research trends before they hit the stores and the streets, we get fired up about the upcoming trends earlier, but also get over the trends a lot quicker compared to the mainstream.

Q: What is the one essential item in your wardrobe you couldn’t live without?

A: I love my Rock & Republic relaxed cut jeans and turn to them when I need to get out of the house in a quick second.

Q: How would you describe your sense of style? And where do you find your style inspiration?

A: Classic modern with a twist. I feel most stylish and “together” in tailored Italian pieces, such as my 7 year old tailored black-fitted coat from Dolce and Gabbana, and a classy Moschino dress with a full chiffon skirt that falls above the knee. I also love a sheer top that shows off bra contours, but somehow makes it appear sexy-appropriate. And I’m into killer platforms and strappy shoes.

Q: What are some tips on putting an outfit together?

A: Never follow what someone else wears. Identify your strong assets and find pieces that accentuate them.

Q: If you had an empty wardrobe and had to start with nothing, what would be the first 5 things you would buy?

A: High but wearable platforms, flattering jeans, layering tops, a killer purse, a well-fitting jacket for winter, or an asymmetrical drape cardi for spring and summer.

Q: Christmas is right around the corner and is all about finding that perfect gift for your loved ones. What are some tips on must-have gifts for the holidays?

A: Other than shopping smart and saving on gifts at Beyond the Rack? We just wrote an article about Cool and Affordable Gifts for the holidays. Check it out. And shop earlier, while there are plenty of choices and it’s before the holiday craziness kicks in.

Q: Your blog talks about 15 fashion predictions, can you tell us 1 macro prediction?

A: We believe that shopping online will continue getting streamlined and innovative companies will emerge that will offer a simple way to navigate to the product you need and get it at the best price without having to scout a ton of product reviews, sales, and social network pages. They will derive the data from the same online sources, analyze it, and present it to the customer in a simple and meaningful way. Online shopping is a great way to shop without any interruptions!

Q: What are your favourite things to buy online?

A: Pretty much everything at Beyond the Rack. The prices are great.

Black Friday Fever sneak peek

Black Friday Fever is just a few days away and you will fall in love with what’s in store for you.

From luxurious vintage Louis Vuitton bags to fabulous Ray-Ban sunglasses, these long-awaited events are the ultimate in glam girl heaven. Be ready to fall in love again and again.

Brands to look out for: Louis Vuitton, Dior, Michael Kors, Ray-Ban, Spode, KitchenAid … and so much more!

All the best deals. All the top brands. No long lineups. Loves it.

Get the sleep you’ve been dreaming of

It’s free shipping time at BTR, and we’re letting you in on the best way to take advantage.

Primo International manufacture a line of ultra-comfortable and supportive memory foam mattresses. In the Sleep On This event, we’re offering them to you at an unbeatable price. And with free shipping, it’s a deal you can’t pass up.

Pick up yours today, and go from www to zzz.


Fabulous jewelry to suit every style

Whether you want exquisitely understated classic pieces, or bold baubles that are anything but subtle, this event has you covered. We’re proud to partner with Jewelry TV to bring you this diverse collection of sensational sparklers. This holiday season, remember that jewelry is a sure-to-please gift, too! And as our gift to you, you’ll receive a dazzling pair of diamond studs with your purchase from this must-shop event.

Every woman deserves some sparkle. Shop this event to get yours today.


Actress, host and TV personality Stacy Keibler picks her favorites for BTR

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve seen Stacy Keibler in magazines, films, or lighting up the small screen. If you covet her effortless style, check out her top fashion and home picks for BTR November 16-22.
Stacy is no stranger to the entertainment industry. The star’s impressive resume includes modeling and cheerleading for NFL’s Baltimore Ravens . But it’s when she appeared on the WCW and WWE that she really reached a whole new audience.

Her celebrity status was solidified when she appeared on ABC’s #1 show Dancing with the Stars, where she made it to the top three.

Known for her amazing athletic figure, the golden-haired beauty has graced the covers of magazines such as Shape, Maxim, Muscle & Fitness, and has been featured in Esquire, Cosmopolitan, and many more.

This Q&A with the star provides insight on her style evolution, her beauty secrets, and what makes for a great date look.

Q: Your background includes wrestling, modeling, competing on Dancing with the Stars, and so much more. How has your style evolved over the years?

A: I think like most women looking back at their past fashion looks, I can say my sense of style has gotten better with age. As young girls, the looks we are after aren’t the same as they are when we become young women. I’ve noticed that when I was younger, my idea of sexy was less clothes, and now, I think that some of the sexiest dresses I have worn have the most fabric. Style is a look, but it is also about how the clothes make you feel. Fashion gives you the ability to express yourself.

Q: We’ve seen you look fabulous in activewear, bikinis, and even red carpet fashion. What’s your secret to pulling off such different looks?

A: I choose clothes that I like that fit my style, my mood, and my body type. Just because something is a trend doesn’t mean it works for you. Don’t follow trends blindly. Instead, wear clothes that make you feel good and that fit well. If you feel fabulous in a dress, that energy will shine through whether you are out and about or on the red carpet.

Q: Speaking of red carpets, is there a specific designer you go to for glamorous dresses?

A: There are so many designers that I love. I try to go with what looks best on my body and makes me feel great. If you feel good about what you are wearing, you are going to look even better :)

Q: Every woman has her one fashion obsession. What’s yours?

A: I am obsessed with easy pieces that can double as many different looks. A soft, lightweight, buttery tee shirt that can go with you to the gym for a light work out, then go under a jacket for a cool fall day, and that can be jazzed up with jewelry and come cute skinny jeans for a night out.

Q: It’s almost time for holiday shopping! What does Stacy want for Christmas this year?

A: I love holiday shopping, but I must say during the holidays I tend to enjoy shopping for others. There is something about finding that perfect gift for a loved one that almost makes it OK that you are getting nothing for yourself.

Q: Our shoppers love getting designer brand items for less. What do you like to buy online?

A: I buy a lot online! I have such a busy schedule and I am always traveling, so the ability to go online to get a new goodies makes my life easier.

Q: You always look so fresh and vibrant. Do you have any beauty secrets you can share?

A: Anything all natural! I drink a lot of alkaline water, coconut water, and try to eat as organic as I can. For my face, I love rose hip oil, rose water, Eminence products, and anything that makes your natural beauty shine though.

Q: What’s a great outfit for a first date?

A: The perfect date outfit needs to be versatile and comfortable. You never know what you will be doing, so I always suggest something like jeans, a cami, and a blazer, or a simple and comfortable little black dress. There is nothing worse on a first date than a woman more concerned with her outfit than her date.

For more from Stacy, follow her on Twitter- @StacyKeibler.

Check out today’s picks from Stacy, in these events:


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It’s Movember at BTR

We’re sure you’ve noticed that men around the world are sporting more facial hair than usual these days!

During the month of November, participants (called Mo Bros) search for sponsors to raise funds for prostate cancer research, and grow their ‘staches as a form of awareness.

This year, we’re joining in!  A slew of loyal employees have formed a Movember team in an effort to draw attention to this very important cause. Please show your support and donate to help make a difference to the future of men’s health.

Beyond the Rack has pledged to match donations up to $10,000!

Let’s band together to put an end to prostate cancer!

Actress Tamala Jones picks her favorites for BTR and BTR home

Need some extra help shopping for the holidays this season? This multi-talented celebrity can guide you in the right direction.

Actress Tamala Jones stars on Castle, the #1 ABC drama series, where she plays the sassy and sexy coroner, Lanie Parish. Jones also dazzles on The Tracy Morgan Show and many additional guest starring roles on Everybody Hates Chris, ER, and My Name is Earl with real-life best friend Jamie Pressly.

The Los Angeles-raised actress has also appeared in movies, most recently in the Oscar-nominated film Up in the Air, opposite George Clooney.

It’s Tamala’s love of style that makes her a perfect person to choose fashion and home picks for BTR. She’s an expert bargain hunter and fashionista. And as a woman who enjoys designer names but not designer prices, she has become a skilled and sensible shopper. With a closet worthy of envy, we’re excited to hear all about Tamala’s fashion secrets.

After suffering a life-threatening aneurysm at age 23, Tamala is a huge advocate of annual check-ups and healthy lifestyle choices. Her grandmother sparked the actress’s passion for delicious yet nutritious cooking, teaching Tamala her first recipe at just 14 years of age. Today, Tamala is notoriously known for her delicious gumbo and dessert recipes, always finding herself with a full house entertaining family and friends.

Read this Q&A to learn more about the starlet.

Q: You’ve been voted one of the sexiest women of the year. What type of outfit makes you feel the sexiest?

A: A fitted or flowing maxi dress with a pair of big earrings, a cocktail ring, and lots of bangles always makes me feel sexy.

Q: You play a Medical Examiner on ABC’s #1 drama series, Castle. Your character Lanie Parish is seen wearing scrubs most of the time. What’s your personal style like, off-camera?

A:When I’m just relaxing, I’m in sweat pants and Uggs . If I’m hanging with friends, I’m very bohemian with my everyday style. Jeans, knee-high boots, vintage rock T-shirts, and a hat.

Q: If we were to look in your purse, what 3 items would we find?

A:Three items you would find in my purse…Hand sanitizer, hand cream, and lip gloss. FYI: my purse is my little apartment on the go, I have everything in there!

Q: How do you prepare for a red carpet event? Who’s your go-to dress designer?

A: I have to have 3 hours to get ready. Make coffee, take a shower, pick out what I’m wearing, do my hair, then make-up, and I’m ready to go. My go-to designer is Herve Leger! I always know that with Herve I’ll hit the mark of beauty, sexy, and classy!

Q: Beyond the Rack members LOVE shoes and handbags. What’s one fashion item you can’t live without?

A:I can’t live without my Zagliani bag! It’s so bad, that my friends put me on punishment for carrying it for awhile. I carried that bag for 2 years straight!

Shop Tamala’s picks in these events today:

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