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It's Handled: The Scandal Collection at The Limited

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As mentioned previously, I’ll be doing a lot of catch up posts on events I’ve been to in the past couple of months.  I was trying to figure out how to post these events, since they are a mix of store events and fashion shows.  Since the fashion shows apply to the whole fall/winter season, I will post the store events since they are more timely and based on current lines and store openings.  On September 23rd, I attended the introduction of The Limited’s newest collection inspired by the hit TV show Scandal.  The collection was designed to be smart, sexy, and chic, just like the character Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington) and all gladiators out there.

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The models at The Limited’s Scandal event at Fashion Valley were styled by Dean Hall (Style and Men).  They then walked around the store to show just how the these fabulously fearless fashions moved in real-time.  One of the models was none other than Tiffany of the blog Glitz and Glam and fellow contributor to San Diego Style Bloggers (she’s seen in the picture above behind Dean, and one of the pictures below).  It is a beautiful collection, full of classic pieces and shapes.  I fell in love with the coats, and especially that cape below!  I want to thank The Limited for inviting me to this lovely event (even though I couldn’t stay very long).  The collection is available now in stores and online!

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Blue Bird

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It’s now 2013 and my love for the bird print still has not waned.  I got this pretty mixed-print blouse last year because I loved the subtle colors.  I can wear it casually with jeans, but I’m sure it would also be very pretty with a skirt or slacks.  The birds had a bit of bright color in them and I decided to make more apparent by wearing these blue suede bow pumps.  I almost chose a blue purse, but decided it was a little too matchy-matchy, so I kept my purse neutral.

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Outfit – Bird print blouse c/o The Limited; Down East Basics jeans; Linea Pelle Domed Pyramid Stackable bracelet in rose gold; Shamballa bracelet c/o Cutey; Juicy Couture ring (old); Michael Kors watch; Rebecca Minkoff purse; BonLook Honeybadger glasses; Origami Owl necklace 

Photos by Rholnna Jiao

Winner of the Color Block Wristlet Clutch From The Limited!

Happy Black Friday to everyone, and I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!  A winner has been selected for the color block wristlet clutch c/o The Limited: Please help me congratulate Tanya (she was already contacted and received the wallet prior to this post).  Congratulations Tanya and enjoy!

Thanks to everyone who participated, and thank you for following Any Second Now!

FTC Disclosure: The winner of the color block wristlet clutch c/o The Limited was chosen at random using Math Goodies.  As stated in the initial post, I received compensation as a part of the invitiation to the grand opening event.  Although I did receive compensation, the opinions and all photographs in this post and the original post are strictly my own.

Introducing The New Limited & A Giveaway!

Last Friday, I was invited to celebrate the grand opening of The Limited at The Fashion Valley Mall, located on the lower level near JC Penney (original post here).  The ribbon cutting ceremony included The Limited CEO Linda Heasley, the president & CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Ruben Barrales, Miss San Diego Cities 2012 Kayla Ross, and representatives from Dress For Success San Diego (a portion of the weekend sales went towards the wonderful organization).  I hope that you all were able to make it down, because the celebration also included food & drinks, 40% off your total purchase all weekend long (including sale items), a free canvas tote, and a raffle each day for a chance to win one of three $500 gift cards.

I got the chance to speak to Linda, and she explained that they needed a focus to envision who they were designing for.  Out of the need for a mission and clear vision of their target, the persona Tyler Monroe was born.  Tyler is a career oriented woman who wants to look great going from the office to a night out, and wants to remain stylish, but with ease.  Everything that Linda said resonated with me, because as a working mother, that is everything I am looking for.  When I was a teen, I definitely shopped at Express because the atmosphere of the store: flashy displays, very trendy music, with equally trendy styles.  I saw The Limited as being for the next stage, for when I was out of college.  I explained to Linda that I remember when The Limited was previously at Fashion Valley, and I have always loved their clothing, but that it started to get a bit dated.  She agreed, and that’s another reason why they needed a refresh, which under Linda, resulted in a classic and sophisticated, yet very contemporary new look.

The following pictures are some of my favorite looks and accessories, and some favorite people who I met during the opening.  I even got in a bit of shopping myself!  I would like to thank everyone for making the grand opening of The Limited such a fun event:  CEO Linda Heasley for taking the time to talk to me; The Limited staff: District Manager Carmen Moore, Store Manager Rebecca Arriaga and associates Leo, Kevonna and Kamilah for being fantastic with helping me during different parts of my shopping adventure; and Elizabeth Glazer and Serene Buckley from Fineman PR for inviting me to the event.  Rest assured, I will be returning back to The Limited on a regular basis!

Seeing how cute that jacket was on Kevonna prompted me to get it!

Kamilah and Rebecca

Leo came down from the Newport Beach store to help with the opening.  I already loved his whole look, and especially his glasses.  Then he said one of my favorite quotes of the day:  “Sparkle is my favorite color!” 


In addition to what I got for myself, The Limited also gave me a little gift for the readers of Any Second Now.  Below is a color block wristlet clutch, which is great as a grab-and-go wallet and has a special compartment for your smart phone.  I was given the exact one below to give away to one lucky reader!  Please leave a comment below with your name and email address, and a winner will be picked at random to win on November 16th, 2012.  Good luck and be sure to visit The Limited for some fantastic shopping!

FTC Disclosure:  I received compensation as a part of the invitiation to this event.  Although I did receive compensation, the opinions and all photographs in this post are strictly my own.

Grand Opening: The Limited at Fashion Valley November 1-4 2012

It’s always nice when fashion and a good cause combine for a special event.  The Limited is a store that I’ve always shopped at over the years, and they have recently undergone some major changes in their branding and overall image.  Their newest store at the Fashion Valley mall will open next week, and here are some details about the celebration:

For the entire grand opening weekend, shoppers will receive a 40 percent discount on all merchandise, a free gift with purchase (while supplies last), and a chance to win one of three $500 gift cards, raffled off once a day. The 40 percent discount will also be honored at The Limited’s other San Diego-area store at University Mall in La Jolla, Calif.

Additionally, a percentage of the sales that weekend will be donated to Dress for Success San Diego.  To read more about their organization, you can visit their site here.  For any readers of Any Second Now, I’ll be there on November 2nd, 2012 to help celebrate this great event.  If you are in the San Diego area, please stop by next week for great fashion and a wonderful cause.  Cheers!