Friday, January 28, 2011

Around the Store....

Here are a few photos of around the store that make us happy...

A pair of one of our favorite shoes in the window.

This fushia handbag by Melie Bianco.

Everything about this photo. But we LOVE those Sam Edelman shoes!

A full case of jewelry.

This corner never gets enough attention. And who doesn't love a sale?

Colorful baskets. Perfect for gift giving or organizing jewelry!


Thursday, January 27, 2011

10 Things We Love About Winter

The truth is, here at J.Karma we are anything BUT the dead of winter kinda gals.  Instead of sitting around counting down the days until Spring (52 days I think?!), I thought we'd try something a little different. So heres what we love about winter....

1. Boots! I mean HELLO, who didn't see that coming?
2. Knit hats.
3. Faux Fur. Jackets, hats, handbags, boots! Who doesn't LOVE faux fur right now?
4. Tights! Gotta wear em' before it gets too hot.
5. Coffee more than once a day ;) from Cafe Ole in Old City!
6. A Wintry Old City!
7. Impromptu Dance Parties! In the middle of the store. Everyone is welcome.
8. Unpacking NEW Spring Merchandise. I mean if it wasn't for winter we wouldn't  
appreciate the Spring so much, right?
9. Can we say boots again? We really LOVE boots!
10. Layers. All of us here at J.Karma LOVE to layer. Shirts, sweaters, scarves, tights, socks we have the BEST pair of long socks, I have 3 pairs of them. I want to wear them everyday. True story., belts we are big fans of those too!, Boots have we told you how much we love boots?, and of course jewelry. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

$20 or Less Guide

So now that you have an idea of what you can purchase for $10 or less,  we are just going to keep this ball rolling and give you a "$20 or less Guide"! Whata ya think of that?! ;)  Listen, we might not know EXACTLY what you're looking for but we sure can try to point you in the right direction. We want you to know that you can come here with the intention of spending a certain amount of money and ALWAYS find something! And we hope it's special no matter the price! Here are just a few options available for $20 or less! Just know that this is just a taste, there's more where that came from... :) Enjoy!

1. Gold Ribbon Necklace - $16
3. Tea Cup Necklace - $14
4.Big Buddha make-up cases  *Perfect for organizing you "stuff" in your big bag  - $18
5.The Purse Hook  *Any thoughts of I'll never use that will go away the first time you use it. You'll be upset when you forget it. Betcha.. - $15

Monday, January 24, 2011

$10 or Less Guide

Todays post is inspired by a scene in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". You know the one where Holly and "Fred" (Paul) are in Tiffany's looking for a gift for the lady for $10 or less!?

 "A gift for $10 or less, well that I can accept" - Holly (Audrey Hepburn)

Whether you're looking for a small gift to let someone know that you were thinking about them or you're just in need of some retail therapy that won't break the bank, here is a "$10 or less Guide"! Enjoy! 

1. Rope Incense $3.50, Incense Holder $4
2. Variety of sterling silver rings under $10 - *I like to stack a whole bunch on 1 finger*
3. Triloka Incense $3, Incense Holder $4
4. Brazilets $5
5. Polishing Cloth $5
6. Coin Purse $9 
7. Gloves $10

Friday, January 21, 2011

Shout Out

Check out the write up Yur Take posted about yours truly and specifically the Clarks "Orinocoo Jazz" boot!

Yur Take: bold bright and Stripes!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Whoa! That's a big bag....

You know what, it is a big bag. It really is. I bought this bag to use as a "carry on" or my "go to" when I go away for the weekend but it has turned into so much more than that. Yesterday I decided that this bag deserves it's own post and this is why....

We hung this bag in the window and from that moment on we got a lot of,

" I walk by here a lot and I saw that bag and HAD to come back and check it out" 
"I was driving by and I HAD to pull over when I saw that bag
"Oh my, look at this bag you guys".

Sometimes when I DIE (in Rachel Zoe's voice) over merchandise, customers don't always have the same reaction. This I will never fully understand but I will accept it. I will, soon very soon. WINK ;)  BUT, I quickly realized that people were sharing my feelings about this bag. You might be thinking "Oh my gosh, chill out about the bag", and if you are having those thoughts you must not have seen the bag yet.... just sayin'. The initial feeling is that this is a great bag and then you start thinking, is this bag too big for me? Well I am going to show you exactly how this bag started as a travel bag and quickly turned into my everyday bag!

1. Extra pair of Jeffrey Campbell shoes. OK, so maybe you don't think this is necessary but sometimes in the middle of the day you have a change of heart about your outfit. We're not the only one's right? Right? Well this bag allows you the room for your "just in case" shoes and you won't even know they are there.

2. Sunnies/ Gloves/ ipod. I think it's OK to assume that most of you carry these things. Sunnies to block the rays (or to just look cool because lets face it, currently there is a lack of sunshine around here). Gloves because it is cold out there! Geez, 60 something days until Spring!! And my ipod so I can jam out. Jam sesh 2011 style! (HA!)

3. Body Spray/ Lotion/ Necessities. Do you see that clutch poking out of "the bag"? That is where I keep these things. Not only do I keep my body spray and lotion is this clutch, I also have toothbrush, toothpaste, chap-stick, nail file, and deodorant in there! I keep all of these things in the clutch to keep it organized. This way all of my necessities are not floating around my big bag. 

*TIP* Here is a typical scenario. I'm at work and friends invite me out for a drink but I don't feel that I need to bring EVERYTHING to the bar. I quickly removed my ID, Debit card, keys, and cash from their assigned locations and move them into the clutch and out the door I go! I have nicknamed this bag "My survival kit". True story.

4. Wallet/ Bills/ Coffee Card. My wallet, I really LOVE my wallet by Sondra Roberts SR Squared Collection. Bills. Oh, hey PECO I see you! And my coffee card because we love coffee. We really, really do!

5. *NOT PICTURED* Keys/ Purse hook. Somehow these items did not make the shot. That does not mean they are not important because lets face it, without my keys I wouldn't be able to get into the store, start my car, or get into my apartment. And do I really need to express the importance of the purse hook? If your questioning whether or not the purse hook can handle all of this weight, the answer is yes. Yes it can and it does. All the time.   

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Customer Appreciation Event!

Why? Because we really do LOVE you. We really really do ;)

Here is what YOU need to Know...

WHEN: Thursday, January 20th
TIME: 5pm - 8pm
WHERE: J.Karma Boutique, 62 N. 3rd Street
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?: 20% OFF ALL Jewelry, 20% OFF ALL Handbags, Additional 10% OFF already discounted items!!

Let me break this down for you...
MOST of our handbags that are in stock right now are 20% OFF already! For 1 night only YOU will get an EXTRA 10% OFF!!

Our shoes are currently 20% - 40% OFF, including FRYE! For 1 night only YOU will get an EXTRA 10% OFF!!

Our Sterling Silver "Ethnics Jewelry" is currently 40% OFF! For one night only YOU will get an EXTRA 10% OFF!!

Did you hear me ladies?? Oh, one more thing, there will also be wine. Why? Because everything is better with wine :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January "Shoe of the Month"

So it's January 18th and we haven't blogged about the "Shoe of the Month" yet. Let me bash us a little.... 

Wow J.Karma way to keep your faithful blog readers informed. How dare you leave them in the dark, especially  when the deal is this good. Not to mention the weather! These boots will keep your feet warm while maintaining a good sense of style. Geez Louise, COME ON!

OK, I think we have been hard enough on ourselves. Now, please except our apology and know that we will try to stay on top of these things!

Now check out these AWESOME boots by Sam Edelman! Original Price $198  take 50% OFF, NOW $99!!

A Little Jeffrey Campbell L.O.V.E.

You're in LOVE with Jeffrey, We're in LOVE with Jeffrey, Everyone is in LOVE with Jeffrey!

Shown Jeffrey Campbell "Pixie", Jeffrey Campbell "Starx", Jeffrey Campbell "Ingles" , Jeffrey Campbell "Vienna" . Come and get'um....

Monday, January 17, 2011

Have You Been Introduced?

Meet the "Last Pair Rack". This is where you meet your soul mate. Here are a few things to keep in mind...
1. It is not just a coincidence that YOUR size in that amazing shoe is on this rack.
 2. It is not just a coincidence that you ran into it here, it was meant to be.
 3. You found each other.
 4. If you think all you're going to find is size 6's and 10's you are dead wrong. DEAD WRONG.

Also, I must mention that you will NEVER pay full price when choosing from this rack. So while your sitting there contemplating whether or not it's OK to buy shoes right now or not, there are lonely shoes that are patiently waiting for a good home! Come find your soul mate today!

Friday, January 14, 2011

NEW! Jan Michaels - San Francisco

Anyone who knows us KNOWS we L.O.V.E Jan Michaels. Her pieces are truly wearable pieces of art. Every time I wear one of her cocktail rings I get tons of compliments!

*Side note* One time I took off one of my rings in a public bathroom to wash my hands and I accidentally left it there!! That was a sad sad day but imagine the person who found it. I would imagine their immediate reaction would have went something like "OMG?!?" or "SCORE, look what I found in the bathroom?!" This is the only thought that makes me feel OK with losing it. It most definitely made someone else's day!

Anyway.... did I mention they are adjustable and most are only $38, so they make a AWESOME gift. Also I find that when I am getting ready for the night, just one piece of Jan's jewelry completely transforms my entire outfit!

1. Jan Michaels - Nautical Ring 2. Jan Michaels - Oval Ring
3. Jan Michaels - Turquoise and Jade Ring
4. Jan Michaels - Sunburst Ring
5. Jan Michaels - Turquoise Snake Ring
6. Jan Michaels - Mermaid Ring
7. Jan Michaels - Cameo Ring
8. Jan Michaels - Cinnabar Ring

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Where the heck have we been?!?


Well hello you guys! How the heck are you?!? We are doing GREAT over here on 3rd street but you wouldn't know that because we have been missing in action lately. For that we would like to apologize. I hope you have been keeping up via facebook , twitter , or our weekly emails (if you aren't registered you should be!)

With all of this snow we've been getting all we can think about is SPRING (67 days till Spring, I'm pretty sure...) The countdown began when we received our 1st shipment of Melie Bianco Spring 2011 Bags. The first glimpse of the bright blues, ruffles, and floral patterns had me day dreaming of laying in Washington Square Park sipping an iced coffee from Cafe Ole! Then I opened my eyes, but hey a girl can day dream! Here is a little peek of what you may want hanging off your shoulder as the warmer months approach.