Completely Gratuitous Outfit Post

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What I’m Wearing
* Marc by Marc Jacobs army green shirtdress from a recent Gilt Group sale and I kind of love it.
* Victoria’s Secret boyfriend cardigan
* Aldo gladiator stilettos circa 2008 …not a huge fan of these shoes as the angle makes my calves look monstrous {although it’s possible my calves just are monstrous and these don’t do me any favors}. But they were the best fit with this dress today. Lusting for these Michael Kors gladiators in black or saddle. But, alas, I make do with what I have.
* Jami Rodriguez feather earrings
* Tom Ford cat-eye sunglasses
* Louis Vuitton bag


Dear Gilt Group,

I’m blown away when I log in at 9:03 and everything in three sales is “In Members Cart”. It bums me out. I feel like I’m bidding on an ebay auction just trying to get it in my cart and end up saying fuck it – I’m done …and log out. I wonder, is there some VIP group that gets let in at 8:55 …and if so, why am I not one of them? I wear something I’ve purchased on Gilt close to three times a week – photograph it/advertise it/and link to it {like today for example} where over 5K people see it a day. And let’s also throw in the fact that 1481 people have signed up because of me. So I’m just sayin’ Gilt, why am I not a VIP? And if it’s a matter of dollar, dollar bills, yo – how much do I have to spend to get into that group?


p.s. it seems that you are clearly not affected by the economy. If anything, your business is booming because of it. You must be masterminds.

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • ~Jessica

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    I feel your pain. I lost out on the Tom Ford glasses that were posted during the weekend.

  • Candice

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Your letter to Gilt is hilarious. I’m one of those 1481, too.

  • AnnaMoon

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    A beautiful dress and an interesting way! I like it! Now I want to sew a)))

  • Lexy

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    that green is a great color on you and those MK gladiators are TO-DIE! that letter to Gilt Group is hilarious! I am one of the 1481 people… It IS a bummer to see something that you would have bought, “in members carts”. o_O grrrrrrr! and WOW, great visit count on your blog!! sheesh!

    Lexy of Beautylicious Fashionista

  • Sal

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Monstrous calves? I think not! And the dress is fabulously sexy.

  • Brooke

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    I agree about Gilt. One December, I was home, my sister was home, and my mom was home. Every morning, my mom would yell upstairs, “GILT! Man your stations!” And, off we would go. Then, a few minutes later, we would meet up and compare what we had in our carts. My dad thought we were all insane.

  • Tugba

    May 5, 2010 | Reply


  • A.Co

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Friggin’ GG. Grrrrrrrr.

    Very clever 😉

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984


    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Cute letter. Your calves are perfect.

  • dreamylacey

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    oh regarding the gilt group. I desagree with you. I know it is frustrating to arrive with everything in carts but I am for equality and no preference based on money!!! everyone has a chance!

  • Diane

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    this dress is so fabulous!

  • Tiffany*

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    So in love with that green dress! How did I miss it on Gilt? Also, totally love and agree with you letter to Gilt. I get frustrated at times as well with them. Hope you get a great outcome from your letter.

  • drollgirl

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    LOVE THESE PHOTOS!!! the dress looks fab! and your photos? did i mention that i LOVE THEM?!?!?!

    GILT. there really is some cheating going on over there. i think the pre-sell a LOT of stuff, and that employees and special friends get some kind of first dibs. it is JUST NOT FAIR. assholes.

  • Anonymous

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    you in that dress,with those heels… I’m speechless… and your legs… stunning!!!

  • Patti

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Well I wish I had that monstrous calf problem. I would give anything to have shapely legs with great calves. Oh well just call me the lady with the skinny legs!

  • 6roove

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    lovely dress! looks great with these heels


  • Sadie's Momma

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Just got chills looking at today’s photos. You are amazing. That dress is to die for!


  • Anonymous

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Um, Gilt does have a VIP group – for people that spend a certain amount a year, they get in 10 minutes early for a VIP preview.

  • Maegan

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT, ANON!!!! …I guess I’m just not spending enough. WHAT ASSHOLES!!!!!

  • besswess

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Loved your spending comment. As much as I want to be VIP, it scares me to spend that much.
    Did Leroy have an accident on the concrete in that one pic? 🙂
    Love the dress!

  • BABA

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Apparently you had to spend over 10k last year to be invited into the Gilt Noir vip group.

  • Amanda

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    OMG!! You just gave GILT a *GUILT TRIP*!!
    Good for you!
    Haa Haa!!

  • Kim

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    In the March issue of Transworld business – they ranked Gilt Groupe as one of the top Nine retailers to watch in 2010. They are on the list with NIKE and Target. They know what they are doing….

  • Jac

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Muy caliente!!!!!!

  • Lorena

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Yes, somehow all the goodies are always in “members carts” I don’t even bother to look anymore.
    I love this dress you look great in it !

  • Katie

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Love the MbMJ dress. You need to find out more about this VIP group – who on earth is on it if you’re not?!

  • Beatle Sue

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Funny that you made the comment about your calves, the first thing I thought was, wow she’s got some great legs! You look great! 🙂

  • AnnaN

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Dear Maegan, please please do upgrated make-up storage/tutorial. You are so beautiful!!! What lipstick do you use in this post?

  • Celine

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    I feel your pain. I have a gilt credit burning a hole in my pocket and I haven’t been able to use it because anything remotely interesting (and also everything that isn’t interesting) ends up in someone’s cart in .02 seconds. I.don’

  • Jamie

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    I feel your pain about Gilt, have you tried Sale mail? All the deals come to you, and its not a time-limit type of thing so there’s no pressure. Just a thought…. 🙂


    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    ♥ Sweet! I love militairy style-ish dresses like that!

  • Nadine

    May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Love the green – teriffic photos.

  • capperson

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    I love it! The color is so pretty! And I actually really love them heels!!!

  • Veronika

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    that dress is FAB on you!

  • Amber's Notebook

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    omg that dress is amazing on you! I love this look!

  • K.Line

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Could you look more sexy in that dress?? It’s FANTASTIC!

  • Dana Yoshimizu

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    That’s seriously pretty bogus if Guilt Group won’t let you become a VIP!
    Seriously doesn’t seem right, and I’m surprised you were able to stay as calm as you are. I would’ve probably blown up their customer service asking wft their problem is. lol Just me though.

  • mel

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Long time reader, first time commenter! I had to post because I am also a member of gilt, and about 19 other members only shopping sites (it’s an addiction, I can’t stop,) and I’m starting to think that the things “in members carts” right at 9:01 were never even available in the first place and they do that to make people want the items more! Not to sound like some crazy conspiracy theorist but, it makes a lot of sense! LOL
    Anyway your totally fab. and I love reading your blog! and I’m also another Angeleno!

  • X

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    I would die to have calves like yours!

  • le pearl

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    loooove the glasses!

  • iamlisaaa

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    lol preach on!

  • Style Porn

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    I’d say VIP status with Gilt Groupe is more than deserved. On another note, you are wearing THE HELL out of that shirt dress. Yowza!

    (And yes, I’m a creepy old man)

  • Stacie

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Hello! You should check out this story that CBS Sunday Morning did on Gilt– it answers so many questions!!;lst;3

  • Angela

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Beautiful!! Love the military vibe <3


    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Love this green shade of your dress and your sandals are awesome!

  • Lima

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Love the outfit 🙂

  • Ashley

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Yep, you have to spend $10K per year to be upgraded and get access to sales an hour early. Apparently Gwyneth Paltrow is in this category.

    But you should totally send them this post and ask for upgraded status, you deserve it!

    And that dress looks fab!

  • Kellie

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    I think that color of green looks stunning on you! And that dress is gorg!

    I give up on those sales too. Not worth the time and frustration.

    Also, I don’t think you could make your calfs look monstrous if you tried.

  • megan

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Man, I love everything about your outfit! Color me envious over here! That dress is amazing!

  • cristina

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    beautiful shoes!:)

  • Down and Out Chic

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    gilt should be paying you some sort of commission by now. SERIOUSLY.

  • Kari

    May 7, 2010 | Reply

    Just to give you some insider info – at some point last year, my IT consultant husband heard a juicy bit of gossip that Gilt Group was losing 3-5 million dollars!!! Now, I don’t know if that was per month or quarter, but I think their E-tail business model is only just starting to become more solvent. Just fwiw.

    You SHOULD BE a VIP – if it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t even know who they are. (And btw, it’s not me with the stuff in my cart! I feel your pain! It SO reminds me of stalking bags on Ebay only to lose them at the last second.)

  • Caroline, No.

    May 7, 2010 | Reply


    I haven’t signed up yet but have been planning to. And I saw them here first!

  • MsHark

    May 12, 2010 | Reply

    Wow my friend is upgraded and gets in sales an hour early. If she spends 10,000 a year at gilt I’d be SHOCKED!


    October 25, 2011 | Reply


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