Weekend Warriors: Last-Minute Summer Sales

Christian Louboutin Mini BoutThe bad news? Summer is grinding to a halt. The good news? Every boutique under the (about-to-hibernate) sun is offering major discounts. This week Single Minded Women has rounded up the best bargains on the Web, from hot beauty deals to designer fashion discounts. Happy bargain hunting! Oh, and to get you in the fall state of mind, don’t miss this week’s Your Looks feature, Fall’s New Beauty Buys, your cheat sheet to fall ’08’s hair and makeup trends.

To Base: Napoleon Perdis Camera Finish Powder Foundation (orig. $40, now $10) is perfect for close-ups!

To Bat: Plump those lashes with L’Oreal’s Double Extend Lash Extender and Mascara (40% off for $5.87).

To Frock: Snatch up Susana Monaco’s vampy red Claudette Dress (orig. $165, now $115) on sale at Blissworld.com – sale ends tomorrow, 8/24! Another worthy steal is Ann Taylor LOFT’s Sleeveless Cowl Neck Dress (orig. $79, now $49.99); the rich jade hue is just right for autumn.

To Denim: Rock the high-waisted/wide-legged trend in Rich & Skinny’s Bettie jean (orig. $198, now $117.90), or opt for a more slimming fit with Not Your Daughter’s Jeans Tummy Tuck Palazzo Stretch Pants (orig. $108, now $71.90).

To Trench: ASOS’s Lightweight Belted Cotton Mac (orig. $74.40, now $46.50) is a chic classic made for channeling Audrey Hepburn.

To Fantasy: These ultra-glam Christian Louboutin Mini Bout Pumps (orig. $730, now $547.50) may still be pricey, but no one would blame you for splurging. Plus, you can score an extra 20% off when you use the code SUMMER at checkout by August 31st. Watch your back, Carrie Bradshaw.

-Erin Donnelly, Your Looks Editor