This afternoon, we stopped into the See by Chloé sample sale in its midtown showroom. The kid-sister line of Chloé is known for its fresh and flirtatious Parisian styles, and we were excited to see what they had to offer. After checking out the sale, we can confirm that the sale is living up to its advertised 70% off discounts.
And furthermore, it's stocked to the brim with clothing for all seasons — florals for spring flings, neutral grays and blacks for the bitter winter months, and much more — in all sizes. If you're dead-set on picking up a new handbag or winter coat, you're going to be a little disappointed by the small assortment. But if you're in the market for a new dress (or two, or three...) you're going to run into a lot of luck.
First, let's talk about the good, because there's a lot of it. The neatly arranged racks of clothing are mostly filled with dresses of all kinds. Silky black cocktail dresses, casual knit jerseys, velvet tank top styles, ruffled day dresses, and summer-ready eyelet styles are just a small sliver of the large selection. One of our favorite items was an office-to-date-night navy and gray knit dress, discounted to $127. Other top picks included a strapless green eyelet dress that just screams "take me to a beach" and a silk ruffled dress, both going for $264.
Other than dresses, there's a good amount of knitwear and tops. We found some sturdy-looking sweaters for $125, a bright tangerine turtleneck for $154 and an I-stole-this-from-my-boyfriend open front cardigan for $165. Flouncy silk tops ($150 and up) and graphic tees ($49) are also abundant.
From the murmurs of other shoppers, we learned that when the sale first opened to the public this morning, there were three different handbags styles on offer — but by the time we checked out the sale around lunchtime, there were no bags in sight. Coats are also now in short supply. We found three different styles (the best was a navy peacoat going for $260), and there's just one or two of each style left. Check out the gallery above for photos and if you just gotta have those coats, we would suggest you hurry over to the sale.
For bottoms, there's a selection of different trousers and jeans, albeit a rather small selection. It's slim pickings for jeans: There are two different styles, one with bedazzled beading and one sans-sparkle but with a big See by Chloé logo on the back pocket, for $128. While rifling through the jeans, we couldn't find any sizes larger than a 27. For the trousers, there's a bigger size selection, with size 29s and above aplenty.
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A mum has lost her brave battle with terminal cancer - just nine weeks after emotionally renewing her wedding vows.
Carol Morby and husband Kevin renewed their vows on September 5 this year, 33 years after they first tied the knot at Middlesbrough Register Office.
Diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in May 2014 and having been told in April this year it was terminal, Carol wasn’t going to let it stop her having the white weddingshe yearned for.
Retired firefighter Kevin used Twitter to share the sad news of Carol’s death, reports the Gazette.
He wrote: “Just before midnight on 08/11 Carol unfortunately lost her fight against cancer. From the bottom of my heart thanks for the support.”
Four days ago, Kevin reflected on his wife’s inspirational courage in facing up to the disease.
He tweeted: “Macmillan nurses and district nurses Middlesbrough, cannot praise them enough.
"Carol is now on her last stretch in what has been a horrendous 18 month for her.
"She battles still and won’t give in, drifting in and out of deep sleeps due to medication and still no complaint.
"So cancer, if you want her, you’re gonna have to go the extra miles. My Carol ain’t budging.”
Sadly, Carol - a mum-of-three and gran-of-four - died peacefully at home in Park End at seven minutes to midnight on Sunday.
Kevin said: “She was always more concerned about her family and friends than herself - she’d always take the hit.
“It’s sad but we all know she’s in a better place. She battled and battled - I don’t know where she got the strength from.”
Kevin said Carol, 54, was a great knitter and baker, adding: “Over the years, there won’t have been many kids in Park End who hadn’t worn something she’d knitted, or had some of her chocolate cake!
"And where she worked at TK Maxx, she was a mother hen to the young girls.
"She was just that sort of woman.”
Kevin, a Middlesbrough councillor for 12 years before stepping down in May to help care for Carol, said his wife’s legendary caring side was evident right until the end.
He said: “She’d tell anyone who’d listen that if they were having any health problems, they had to get themselves checked out - don’t wait until it’s too late.”
And the wedding vow day? “When she was diagnosed, she set herself achievable goals and that was the first.
“And as it worked out, if it hadn’t happened in the week it did, I don’t think we’d have managed it at all. It was meant to be.”
Scaffolders’ labourer Kevin, 58, says Carol died just seven minutes short of achieving another of those goals.
He explained: “I’m pretty sure she heard us whispering that she might struggle to last the weekend, so we think she had midnight on Sunday in her sights, as if to say ‘I made it!’ But she was only seven minutes short, so we’ll give her that one.”
And caring to the last, Carol left Kevin detailed instructions about what happens now - including planning her own funeral to the smallest detail to take the burden off her family.
Kevin said: “In 18 months, she never, ever complained about the tumour. She knew it was there but she didn’t complain about it.
“All she wanted to do was help people.”
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She did incredibly well on Saturday night's Strictly Come Dancing.
So it's no surprise Georgia May Foote looked so relaxed the following day as she stepped out with her handsome man Sean Ward.
The 24-year-old former Coronation Street star was dressed comfortably as she and her beau left their hotel in London.
Flaunting her dancing-honed toned legs, the petite beauty rocked a cosy oversized black sweater - worn as a dress - and little else.
With her legs bare, she donned a pair of funky bright red trainers with a platform sole: despite their potential to be unflattering on her pins, they still looked slim and rather lovely.
The brunette beauty wore her dark locks in funky French plaits, one either side of her head, and she appeared to be going make-up free for the daytime trip across the city in the grim weather.
Sean - whose Corrie character Callum Logan was killed off in the recent special live episode of the soap - rocked a smart-casual look for the day, teaming jeans and a white tee with a tailored grey coat.
Georgia was clearly a fan of her daytime look as she wore the same items in the small hours of Sunday morning as she was seen leaving the studios along with Sean after her stunning performance on Strictly.
She had impressed the judges with her version of a seriously sexy Samba, with her dance partner Giovanni Pernice.
Georgia was sizzling in a thigh-skimming keyhole cutout flamenco dress as she sampled some of Giovanni's Latin heritage.
Last week, Georgia was crowned Queen of Halloween and called it one of the best night's of her life as she shot to the top of the scoreboard.
But on Saturday, the petite brunette was called an incredible dancer, with a second place score of 35/40 perfectly reflecting her impressive dance credentials.
'Tonight you just became a fantastic dancer to a level I've never seen before,' Len Goodman told the former Coronation Street actress.
Similarly thrilled to see the beauty bouncing around to a seriously high tempo song with such technique, Bruno Tonioli told Georgia and Giovanni, they were like 'premiere league dancers.'
It was dubbed 'hot and spicy' like a pizza and had the judges fanning themselves down with all of its sizzling moves.
Sean had been in the audience cheering her on, and his support seems to have paid off as she not only walked away with a brilliant score, but she was revealed to have avoided elimination on Sunday night's results show.
Meanwhile, it appears Georgia and Sean's relationship - which began in April - is going from strength to strength, as they continue to put on loved-up displays and defy the 'Strictly curse', that has seen plenty of established couples split when faced with the intimacy of working with a dance partner day in, day out.
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