Thursday, August 22, 2013

Zen Bedrooms Memory Foam Mattress Review

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Since moving, I've been on the market for a new mattress. I already knew what I wanted, a Tempurpedic memory foam mattress. Having slept on several in hotels and at a friend's house I was sold that this would be my next bed.

So how ecstatic was I to see this Living Social Deal from Zen Bedrooms:

A king size for only $400 bucks! What a steal. But as usual I hemmed and hawed, knowing full well it wouldn't be the same as the expensive ones. And I did my usual research. Comparing the Zen Bed Room ones to Tempurpedic and Costco. Then a though entered my head...what if this is just a glorified mattress topper? Well I ran a google search with those exact terms which led me to walmart and finding basically the exact same mattress for about HALF of the cost of Zen Bedrooms.

For $229 you can have the same king sized "memory foam" mattress that Zen Bedrooms is peddling at Walmart:

For $419 you can get the thicker 12" model:

The descriptions are almost identical. I'm guessing Zen Bedrooms is marketing it as a foam mattress that is comparable to the actual Tempurpedic when in reality it's more in line w/ the Walmart variety of mattress. They marked up the price to be on par with Tempurpedic, then come out w/ a "deal" on Living Social, Groupon, etc. so it looks like they are giving you the same product at much lower cost. Wrap all that up in a nice slick website and there you go! And to boot you can get it from Walmart much faster than the 6 week delivery time I see from Zen. The Walmart model also has over 2,000 reviews rating it at almost 5 starts. Plus you also get Walmart's 90 day warranty/ return policy without having to deal with the hassle of return shipping...god I'm starting to sound like a Walmart commercial, they should pay me for this advert!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

flocks of feathers

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I love feathers. I'm obsessed with feathers...put feathers on it and I will buy it. This all started about 3 years ago when I spotted a feathered skirt by Robert Rodriguez at Nordstrom while wedding dress shopping with a friend (not my wedding). I looked at it longingly as I walked by it and my friend said "that's so you." But no I was not willing to spend $400 bucks on it, I have some self control. That obsession though kept gnawing at me and sent me on a 2 day google search of similar skirts to which ended at ASOS with an ostrich skirt which I love and have worn to death. I try not to wear it too much since I lose feathers every time I do...soon I will be bald.

As luck would have it while perusing ASOS once again, low and behold I come across a feather dress! Yes I had to buy it, and yes I did wait for it to go on sale, and yes I did have a coupon code! It arrived...and was perfection. I felt like a glorified peacock fanning out my feathers for display while wearing it. And yes I did lose feathers, so I'll have to save this one for special occasions only!


[wearing asos feather dress, zara leather jacket, steve madden heels, UO necklace]

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Litas or Not

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An interesting article on Jeffrey Campbell and those infamous Litas. Not sure if I should burn them or start wearing them again...

Though I'm pretty sure if I hold on to them for another few years they'll revive from over exposure on the interweb. Thinking back to 2010/2011 they were absolutely everywhere online, though I rarely saw anyone wearing them in real life. I don't agree though that NastyGal can take credit for "making" Jeffrey Campbell. I owned my first pair of JCs before ever knowing about NastyGal, which didn't really surface on my radar until maybe in the last year or 2 and the quality of their stuff is mediocre at best, but I can't help looking and occasionally caving, only to be disappointed once my package arrives.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Lazy Sundays

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Hot days call for sangria outdoors and minimal accessories! And white toenail polish to further emphasize the minimalism.

More blogging to come on my whole Thailand trip which included splashing around with some elephants.

[wearing ae dress, Thailand hat, random gold sandals, Kate spade bag]

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