Sales and events

Hot Mama is having a sizzling sale. At stores and online (, you'll find clothes and accessories up to 75 percent off through Monday. And don't let the name fool you, it's mostly nonmaternity clothes. Accessorize further at StyledLife's annual sale. Through Monday, you can score 30 to 70 percent off almost everything in the store's two locations (Galleria and Gaviidae,

Get more deals at Design Collective (1311 W 26th St., Mpls., 612-377-1000, www during its winter sale. Starting next Monday, get up to 60 percent off clothing, accessories, jewelry and gifts by local designers, including many one-of-a-kind pieces.

On Sunday (noon to 2 p.m.), 526 Salon and Gallery (526 Selby Av., St. Paul, 651-222-3839, is hosting a bridal and special occasion fashion show ($15 at the door). Food and beverages are included as you watch a show that includes L'atelier Couture Bridal, Heime's Haberdashery, Mark Caligiuri, Maggie Dayton, Susan Timm and more.

Something free at Neiman Marcus (505 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-339-2600)? For the Trend Event, through Monday, take home these coral and rose quartz earrings, above, by Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel (pictured) with a purchase of $500 or more in women's apparel, accessories, shoes, handbags and jewelry. The trends for the season include pink, one-shoulder dressing, ruffles and colorful cardigans.

Style Star

Sylvie Cook of Maple Grove

Spotted at: Zelo

Throughout her pregnancy, engineer Sylvie Cook has relied on jeans and a maternity top for her default attire. However, with seven weeks left until her due date and a friend visiting from Florida (where Cook also lived until a few months ago), she went to Target with a mission: "Let me see if I can find something to feel more feminine." Success! She bought this Liz Lange dress, which she paired with boots she'd bought in New York years ago. It was the perfect outfit for a girls' night out.

Sara Glassman • 612-673-7177