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Be The Best Dressed In Your Office + A Deal For My Readers


I got my start in the fashion industry over a decade ago, working for the company Chaiken. It was also my first experience with realizing the importance of fit and tailoring of clothing. I began my internship there with quite an Ugly Betty moment, wearing probably a too tight poly-blend top and an unlined a-line skirt from maybe one of the mall stores like Express or Arden B. and carrying an over-sized kitschy tote with Frida Kahlo’s face on it. Looking back, the plastic Mexican tote wasn’t all that bad, but I definitely didn’t look polished.

A couple of months and a sample sale later, I came away with sophisticated tailored pants, a few well-made dresses and even a gorgeous Italian wool coat, most of which I still keep in my wardrobe rotation today, as you’ve seen recently here.

I learned the importance of tailoring and fit from the founder of Chaiken, Julie Chaiken, herself. She made it a point to not only bring in a fit model, but try on all of the designs on employees to see how the fit varied from person to person. I even tried on pants myself right after they were sewn. There was so much attention to detail and fit to the point that you couldn’t help but notice.

The line, which has been famous for their pants since the 90′s and then a successful ready-to-wear line, has recently re-launched and paired down to must-have, perfectly tailored staples for your wardrobe. Just as it’s always been, the details are key, but it’s now about your wardrobe essentials, from these pants that you would live in to the perfect blazer for work. No matter your shape or size, I guarantee these pieces will make your office to after-work wardrobe the most polished.

Get your essentials and insider discount by typing “LizsFriends” at checkout.


Do You Like Shopping, Giving Back & Being V.I.P.?

E. Kammeyer Trunk Show


If you answered “yes” to these questions, I’ve been asked to extend this exclusive private invite to you too!

If you’re in NYC, join us for a fabulous shopping event this evening and stock up on your holiday gifts (and for yourself too—you deserve it this season).

If you’re not local to the city, then you can party with us online by shopping for those fun tassel bracelets you always see me wearing at EKammeyer.com and for my weakness, all things vintage, at ModeMarteau.com and 10% of your purchase will be donated to City Harvest.

It’s basically guilt-free and the most fun shopping you’re going to have this season. See you there or online.

Be Thankful For…These Deals!

Black Friday! Cyber Monday! Small Business Saturday! Sales! Sales! Sales!

It can be overwhelming and worse, ruin the holiday where we should be thankful for everything that we have in our lives already. Even The Huffington Post declared that Black Friday has eaten Thanksgiving alive.

I’ve rounded up the best of them this week that start now so you don’t have to spend your Thanksgiving doing your holiday gift shopping and more time with your loved ones and/or stuffing your face with delicious food.

This week, be thankful for…


Some Indie Designer Finds That You’re Giftee Will Be Impressed With: Get 30% off through Sunday on all E.Kammeyer Accessories with code GIVETHANKS.


Those Snow Boots/Wellies/Gift Boxes You’ve Been Meaning To Buy: Take an extra 30% at checkout with the code THANKS on Piperlime through 11/27 and buy one of these pre-made gift OMGift boxes for everyone in your life from your bff, cubicle mate and the hostess with the mostess. (photo via TheGlamourai)


Those Holiday Outfits You’re Going To Need For All Of Those Holiday Parties You Got Invite To: Get 30% Off 1 Item — 40% Off 2 Items — 50% Off 3 Items or More on Nasty Gal until Thanksgiving.


Handmade Bags That Are Affordable AND Hand-Crafted in NYC, Perfect For The Holidays: The Black Friday sale for Gift Shop Brooklyn has begun early with 15% off entire purchase and free shipping in the US with code SLEEPINFRIDAY until 12/1.


Don’t see something you like yet? Check out this overwhelming list of Black Friday deals here and sample sales here.

This Will Change How You Shop


Do you ever fall in love with something when you’re shopping online and say, “Oh man, I should wait until this goes on sale to get it” and then by the time it goes on sale, you’ve completely forgotten about it?

The new site, Rack It Up is literally going to fix this problem and change the way you shop.

As you probably know by now, I’m always looking for the best deals for my closet, my clients and even my readers, so when Ali and Bri of Rack It Up told me about their brilliant site, I had to sign up and start “racking.”

Now they featured me and my closet below as a “trendsetter” of the moment. Check it out…


Try it out for yourself…


It’s that easy.

You can follow the items I’ve hand picked and racked here or rack up your own closet and get alerts when those pieces get marked down.

Happy racking!

STYLIST TIPS:  There are things you can also do to get additional discounts when shopping online. Here are a few…

  • Clear Your Cache Sites you shop on may track your visits through cookies. When you go to your browser preferences and clear your history or cache, then it will think you’re shopping there for the first time. Some sites often give discount codes for first time customers!
  • Don’t Hesitate To Add To A Shopping Cart Sites want to entice you to complete that purchase, so they may e-mail you an discount offer to come back and complete your purchase.
  • Take The Surveys Check your receipt when you make an in-store purchase. Often stores ask you to take a quick online survey and will give you a discount on your next purchase online.

How You Can Be An Insta-Fashion Designer


I just discovered the most brilliant site called STYLYT which lets you, well, style “it.” In other words, YOU can design the next piece for up-coming-designers like the CFDA’s Incubator alums turned indie darlings, Timo Weiland.

You get to pick everything from the colors, fabrics and even little details to make their design your own. If your design is chosen, it’s yours!

If you vote on your favorites, you too get to partake in the fun and get an exclusive discount on the winning design. So seriously, everyone wins (vote for all the “Liz T.” designs on there!).

STYLYT has now given me an exclusive preview for one of my favorite indie accessories designers, E. Kammeyer—which you’ve seen all over Dear Andi. The collaboration comes out on Tuesday but you can get an exclusive members only preview a day early here.

Happy designing!

Let me know what you design by tweeting it to me at @dear_andi and I will retweet it!

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