Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday Sales: Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's Brown Bag Sale, Ann Taylor 50% off, J.Crew 40% off, Loft 40% off, Madewell 25% off, Shopbop 25% sales

I'll be dedicating this post to all the Thanksgiving sales. Post will be updated during the week.

Nordstrom Sales are up.
-- Pashli bags are 35% off!!! I love this color block mini.
-- Skagen watches are up to 40% off. I love its simple designs.
-- Michael Kors Jet Set Bracelet Watch in Tortoise, now 40% off . Price: $134.98
-- AGL Quilted ballet flat in Pewter 40% off. price $194.98
-- Hunter boots up to 50% off. See Jean's review for sizes.

Ann Taylor - 50% off Entire purchase for cardmembers. Code THANKS
-- Ann Cardigans in 12 beautiful colors. Love the sour cherry for the holiday season. Great basics. Washes well.
-- Ombre Plaid Coat - stylish and comfy looking. Not sure about the material and how soft it is, but the reviews are in favor of it.
-- Tonya Suede Zipper Shooties - owns both colors. love! under $70 after discount.
-- Scalloped Lace Dress - $114 after discount

J.Crew - 30% off full-price style, extra 40% off sale styles. Code HOLIDAY. Today only (Wednesday) free shipping on all orders.
Pick up your favorite outerwear with this sale.
-- Majesty peacoat (Love the heather chestnut color, special price $278, with 40% off $166.8. I own last year's version in charcoal. Absolutely love it.)
-- Wool Melton Toggle Coat (runs small, I have the navy color in size P0, love it! The coat is more than half off with the code)
-- Double-cloth lady day coat with thinsulate (Comes in 11 colors. I have the baroque blue color from years ago. Love it.)
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Size 6 available for this Stuart Weitzman Semi Over the knee boot in black suede. Hurry. 35% off, now $399.90.

Loft started its sale today for 40% off everything. (expires Wednesday 11/26). No code needed. Also earn $25 for every $50 you spend, through 12/1.
-- Plaid Fringe Scarf in 2 beautiful colors.
See my other picks here.

Madewell - 25% off everything with code GIFTON. Madewell very seldom runs promotions like this, so don't miss out.

Shopbop - 15% off $250+, 20% off $500+, 25% off $1000+, with code GOBIG14.
-- 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Medium Satchel in Red or black and ink.
-- Rebecca Minkoff Mini Perry Satchel
-- Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody Bag in Putty or Primrose


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We have been looking for a 65" 4K Ultra HD TV for our family room to replace the old 36" Toshiba Tube we had for about 15 years.  We stopped by Bustbuy last weekend to look at the options. Samsung was the top provider and best rated for this type, but I find Vizio to be just as good. Vizio is considered the value brand, but it delivers equally great quality images.  For naked eyes I don't think I can tell the difference. Some of the Black Friday deals are already online which is great since I thought we had to wait for stores to open early in the morning to get the deal.  We pulled the trigger on this P-Series 65" class - LED = 2160p - Smart -4K Ultra HDTV for $1499.99. Free shipping and free haul away (this is a must for us, since we have no idea how to get rid of the heavy tube.) Higher price but higher rating alternative also on super sale now for $2299.99 is this Samsung 65" class LED - 2160p - smart -3D - 4K Ultra HDTV.

J.Crew - 30% off your purchase with code GETFESTIVE
Pick up your favorite outerwear with this sale.
-- Majesty peacoat (Love the heather chestnut color, special price $278, with 30% off $194.6. I own last year's version in charcoal. Absolutely love it.)
-- Wool Melton Toggle Coat (runs small, I have the navy color in size P0, love it! The coat is almost half off with the code)
-- Double-cloth lady day coat with thinsulate (Comes in 11 colors. I have the baroque blue color from years ago. Love it.)

Ann Taylor - 40% off Full-price Styles and extra 50% off Sale styles. Code SHOPANN
-- Ann Cardigans in 12 beautiful colors. Love the sour cherry for the holiday season. Great basics. Washes well.
-- Ombre Plaid Coat - stylish and comfy looking. Not sure about the material and how soft it is, but the reviews are in favor of it.
-- Tonya Suede Zipper Shooties - owns both colors. love! under $70 after discount.

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Bloomingdale's is having a fantastic Brown Bag Sale. Designer items included. Spotted some really great items this morning. (Take $25 off almost every $200 you spend, with some exclusions.)
-- Salvatore Ferragamo Pumps in grape (such rich deep burgundy color)
-- Salvatore Ferragamo Nina High Heel (in both black and Beige, sizes are W, but all available)
-- Tory Burch Tall Flat Riding Boots - Calista (Almond color looks like a rich Cognac on my screen, and the calf runs very narrow according to reviews. Sizes are available still from 5 to 6.5)

-- Burberry London Marystow Double Breasted Trench (available in sizes 2,8,14) See it on Cee here.
-- Burberry London Mottram Trench (black comes in size 00, wow!)
  See all Burberry coats on sale here.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Sale Alert: Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th 40% off purchase

Happy Friday! This year's Black Friday deals start early. Lots of stores are putting out major deals starting now. So if you are looking for gifts for Christmas it's a good time to pay attention to these sales. Some are simply amazing.

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th is offering 40% off purchase with code GOBBLE. Expires 11/23/2014. That's incredible. It does have exclusions on some brands, but you'll be able to see the eligible items on the page marked "Extra 40% OFF With Code: GOBBLE".

I discovered that the wedge boots by Stuart Weitzman is on sale here with 31% off ($431.99) with 5 different colors and textures. This is not eligible for the extra 40% off, but I think the sale price is already pretty good.

This Diane Von Furstenberg New Julian Two Star Print Wrap Dress is on sale for $269.99, and is eligible for an extra 40% off.  All sizes are available from 0 to 14.

Can't believe these Aquatalia by Marvin K boots are also eligible for the extra 40% off.  I love these Ramar Suede Tall boots.

All sales enter here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sale Alert: Flash Sale for Loft and Ann Taylor

This sale ends tomorrow, so hurry while it lasts.

Loft - Take 60% off select new styles, extra 60% off all sale styles. Code FLASH
Ann Taylor - Extra 60% off all sale styles. Ends Thursday night. No code needed. In addition, sweaters, skirts, dresses, shoes, and accessories are 40% off with code PARTY40.

My picks:
Merino Wool Blend Waterfall Cardigan (was 69.5, sale price $64.99, now $26) I'm wearing xsp here. The cardigan is very warm. I sized up to wear over layers. It's perfect. The back of the cardigan is of different texture. Very pretty in person.

Scuba Flare skirt - great reviews
Flounce skirt in beautiful sapphire blue
Pintuck Perfect Shirt
Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sale Alert: Last day to save 30% on Piperlime

Lots of amazing sales are coming to an end today, including 30% off your purchase of $200+ at Piperlime with code HOLIDAY30.

My picks:
-- Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody bag in Ultraviolet (See petro on me here)
  I love the 5050 boots and Nudist sandals in numerous colors
  Don't miss this post for a much cheaper dupe of the boots.

  This polka dot one is already half off original price. With 30% off, this is under $100. Steal.
Lace Tree (100% cashmere)
Painted Floral (100% cashmere)
I don't personally own one, but seen so many others own and love them. If you need a new clutch for the holiday season, this is worth looking at.

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Boots Review: STEVEN by Steve Madden Whispper Boots

I recently found an excellent dupe for Stuart Weitzman's Demiswoon that retails $645. Meet STEVEN by Steve Madden Whispper Boot.

Demiswoon $645
Whispper $199

What I like about the Whispper is not only its price tag (reg. $199, on sale for $152.14, plus use code 20OFFVET to get 20% off. Final price: $121.71. Free shipping.)  What really impressed me about these boots are the fit. The boots pull on very easily (unlike the SW counterpart), and because it has a zipper on the inside part of the boot, taking it off is a breeze too. Although I love my SW ones, trying to get those babies off is not something I look forward to every day. These Whisppers? Not a problem. I have medium calf, not too small but most boots are too big for me. These boots fit like a dream. It is just over the knee in the front and it stays there. No sagging after walking in the grocery store for 20 minutes. Thumbs up! (for reference I'm just under 5 feet. Long torso, short legs.)
The size 6 boots measures 21.5" from the highest point (front) to the bottom of the boot. The back side measures 19.5" from the top to bottom. It measures 6.5" across the widest part of the boot. 
Size 6 fits me perfectly, and I would say it's true to size because most of my shoes are size 6's. Available sizes are from 6 to 10 with half sizes intervals. Too bad they don't make any smaller sizes for my petite friends. 

Another thing to mention is how comfortable these boots are to walk in. The outer soles have some serious treads on (great for snow days) and they feel like soft rubbers. Every step I took, it felt like there was good cushioning when the feet hit the floor. The knee area is also very bendable. 
Hope you find this review helpful.  I wore the boots both days in the weekend after I got it. This was the outfit I wore on Sunday to run errands. 
Outfit Details:
Loft Jeweled Sweatshirt (xsp, sold out here, similar here)
Loft Tweed Flippy Skirt (xxsp, here)
STEVEN by Steve Madden Whispper Boot (on sale here, 20% off code 20OFFVET)
Rebecca Minkoff MAC in Purple (here)
Chanel sunnies (from BBOS, invite here)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sale Alert: Talbots extra 40% off Markdowns (Introducing Pink Double Faced Jacket)

Talbots finally started a decent discount sale. 30% extra off markdowns if you buy 1 item, and 40% off extra if you buy 2 or more. Expires 11/11.  Discount is automatic at check out. No code needed.  I want to use this opportunity to introduce this pink coat I got in August.  It retails $189, marked down to $129.99. With 40% off, it comes down to $77.99.  If you can find your sizes I'd recommend that you give it a try. It's well made, but has a loose fitting nature. It's great for early fall days and probably would last a whole winter for people living in warmer states. I got a size 0P and it fits like a Loft or Ann Taylor 0P. Bracelet sleeves. Very pretty light pink color.  



Outfit Details
Ann Taylor Pintuck Perfect Shirt in crisp chambray (xxsp, extra 60% off , only $28, steal!)
Ann Taylor navy skinny belt  (xs, extra 60% off,  only $9.95)
Ann Taylor tweed skirt (sold out)
What Goes Around Comes Around fur vest (2011 purchase @TJMaxx. got a lot of use)
J.Crew leopard scarf (sold out here)
Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody bag (exact color here, 3 colors here, here, here)
Joie Remy lace up booties (size 6, on final sale here, black version here, cognac here, soft and comfy, beautifully made, tts, highly recommend)



Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sale Alert: Madewell 2-day Sale - 25% off Select Sweaters & Boots

Madewell touts itself as a younger J.Crew.  Employees at Madewell are very proud to work there. They joked about being that much better than its sister store. I love stopping by when I am in the mall and they are always very friendly.  I have gotten a few essential pieces that I ended up loving throughout the years. One of them is this "lonny boot" I purchased last year and loved to pieces. I wear it with everything. It's super comfy, no breakin needed for me and the heel height is just right. I highly recommend it to everyone.  (See it on me here)
Right now for 2 days only take 25% off this boot with code YESPLEASE

I also like this assembly pullover in heather aubergine and texturework sweater in marled sage.


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