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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘Macys’
Posted: March 28th, 2014

white dress.No, we’re not talking wedding dresses.

Nearly every store and website has some summery white dresses on hand. One of my faves that I wore decades ago was a creamy lacy number I had — think tablecloth lace. It worked for career and event dressing. Just a classic.

This one at left is a Style&Co. number, and it is from Macy’s — on sale for $34.99. You can find white dresses in eyelet, lace and every fabric imaginable. Afraid it won’t look good on you? Don’t be. White is a refreshing and stylish that it takes the white blouse  to a new length.

Now , if you take photos — beware. White will make you look bigger —  I know this from experience. But a look in the mirror will show you how stunning you look. People like me need a tan — at least a little color so I don’t look like a ghost. White is in. Go for it. Here’s a link to Macy’s white dresses for women

JCPHere’s a link to JCPenney  – this one is Black Label from Evan Picone. It’s on sale for $41.99.  InStyle Magazine had an ad for white lacy jeans and a matching jacket — all lined of  course. And some white meshy dresses — also lined.  I’ve seen white cotton sweaters with pearl appliques, and cocktail dresses are everywhere.  It’s 54 out — break out the sandals and summer clothes, but hang onto the warm stuff. Tomorrow will be well wintry. Happy Friday!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

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Posted: December 27th, 2013

Big Sale sign in red over white backgroundI shopped Dec. 26 for the first time in years. Crowds were minimal — which is not what retailers wanted to see. More on that later. Here are some deals that I found:

If you want a Christmas tree, ornament, card or anything that screams Christmas for your home, you can find it at up to 75 percent off. I got an ornament for a quarter. A 4-foot tree was $16 at Kohl’s. This won’t last long.

Jewelry sales were fabulous almost everywhere. I got expensive earrings for $8.

I did not get a screaming deal on the snowshoes I bought, but I should have bought them last year.

I was disappointed  in a couple retailers. One store offered a BOGO at half price on shoes and boots. I was in there before Christmas, and a pair of booties was $49. Yesterday, that same pair of booties was back to its regular price of $69 — an increase of $20, but they’re offering me another pair at half off. Frankly, I’m insulted. That’s not a deal. Now, they’ve lost my trust, and I’ll get boots and booties somewhere else.

Meanwhile, if I order boots online, I can get free shipping. Need a coupon? Just Google the store on your phone, computer or tablet, and voila — you can get codes — lots of codes that you can use online. You can also present your phone’s linked coupons and codes — via text or e-mail —  to cashiers who will scan them in for you.

Coupons are in the newspaper today, but if you forget your hard copies, here’s a link to Macy’s coupons.  And here’s a link to Peeble’s coupons. And a link to Kohl’s coupons is right here.  And here’s the link to JCPenney.

Other than the sales on stuff that’s been around for awhile, I found some really cool styles for spring. Florals, stripes and chiffons are everywhere, and I like it.

Now what are the economists saying about our shopping habits? Yesterday, Forbes released a retail report that says e-commerce was a big salvation for all the major chains — the stuff that drove UPS and FedEx nuts. Read the report here.

I don’t think retail analysts are giving enough credit to a savvy public — we want bargains. And if we can get them by going into the store or shopping online, we are going to get them. I have gift cards, and I am shopping sales. To check out more deals, visit Dana Massing’s blog Cheap in Erie. She has some links to great savings.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.


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Posted: November 11th, 2013

Jay ZNeed a couple of shopping ideas for your man? Jay Z  launched his first men’s fragrance — Gold Jay Z — it’s in Macy’s, Sephora, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Bon-Ton and Ulta.

The box looks like a gold brick and includes scents of grapefruit, ginger, myrrh, teak wood, bourbon vanilla and more. It’s about $70 to $74 for the gift box.Read more at  www.wwd.com

Cosmetics for men? You bet.

ManupMan Up, www.manuptoday.ca,  is an organic skincare company that offers what men want, thanks to founder Andrew Grella. In a story at beautypress.com, he talked about how his mom turned a prom date disaster acne attack into an easy lesson in camouflage. It made him ask why none of the products in mom’s makeup bag are made specifically for men.The Toronto company is just getting started. The website didn’t work for me, but maybe you’ll have better luck. Here’s the facebook link. https://www.facebook.com/manuptoday. CAUTION: don’t try a web search — you will find some triple x-rated products. You can read up on it on twitter https://twitter.com/Manup_Products.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

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Posted: July 5th, 2013

dress2If you think that all the new geometric patterns aren’t for you, don’t be too hasty. Wait till you see Erie’s Christine Eddy in a colorful geometric pattern skirt in Her Times on Sunday — she looks awesome! The patterns can be small or large and they can look great — and slimming. So, don’t count them out before you try them on. Here are a few adorable styles –

The colorblock poplin dress at left is $69.95 from eShaktian online retailer that offers customized tailoring of any item — change the neckline, sleeve or hem, or tweak the measurements for a a more flattering fit. Check out the link below for details on how to customize for $7.50:


The colorful pattern print dress below is $150 from Muse. Founded in 1999, Muse is sold at Nordstrom, Macys, Lord & Taylor, Dillards and specialty boutique stores around the country. To see more great styles, check out Her Times on Sunday.



Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three.

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Posted: February 14th, 2013

gabby-douglasFashion statements are red this month — and today’s Valentine’s Day mantra might be “buy something red.” Take a look at the red dresses rocking the runway during The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion Show 2013 right here. The New York Daily News covers it in style with 27 fabulous fashion ideas modeled by everyone from Gold-medal Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas – pictured above — to Kelly Osbourne.

Today is the perfect day to buy a little red dress. Here’s a link to the terrific selection at Macy’s – for teens to women in styles for career, casual and glamorous evening wear.

Here’s a link to JCPenney’s red dresses – one adorable peplum number from Bisou Bisou is only $35 — how can we choose just one?

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.


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Posted: August 31st, 2012

Jamie is the name of this cute little sneaker. It's on sale for $53.99. Find them online right here. Lots of color combos too.

When I was young, the brand name was associated with more sensible and comfortable footwear, but look where that has gone! I bought a pair of Dr. Scholl’s shoes a few years ago that were very stylish, and I will be buying more.  Take a look at some cute and comfy styles.

The Wakeup is a lace-up suede heel, $80.




The Tatum -- what a boot. Faux shearling, $60.









All the shoes are available at Piperlime.comMacys.comZappos.com and DrSchollsShoes.com.

Pam Parker is the mom of three and stepmom of three — four are college graduates with one more still in school. She is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Timesand House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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