Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sale Alert: Ann Taylor Shoes 50% off

Happy Sunday! Great news for everyone. Ann Taylor just put all their full price shoes on 30% off sale.
This is your opportunity to pick up a couple of pairs of beautiful well constructed Ann Taylor pumps. I swear by these shoes. They were the only pumps I could wear for a long time (until I found Talbots). 
All full price shoes are automatically 30% off at check out. 
Use code 10000008474 for an extra 25% off (min $125 full price purchase)
Ann Taylor card members use code 10000008485 for an extra 30% off (min $125 full price purchase) - effectively 51% off.
Free Shipping on $175 or more
My Picks:

See me with some Ann Taylor pumps here, here, and here.

Shop the whole collection here.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Graphic Songstress by Madewell

YSL beauty: 15% off on your entire order with code EXCLUSIVE. Free shipping, no minimum purchase. 
I'm wearing #29 Opera Rose in this post and this and this earlier posts. (Got it as a birthday present from the husband. Been looking out for more colors since then.) Ordered #27 Rose Paris and #17 Red Muse. Found a very useful youtube video with 11 color swatches here.
expires: 10/27/2012

This chevron pattern was so catching that it literally drew me into the store. After I touched it, it compelled me to try it on. Bad idea, since I fell in love with it when it was full price. I held it in my arm while I was browsing through other things in the store, then put it back reluctantly before I left the store... only to find myself back in the store a week later looking for it.  I was happy to find that the sweater I couldn't forget was then on sale and on top of that the store was running an extra 30% off. Patience paid off, and it came home with me for less than half the price. If only stories like that can repeat every time I have my eye on something.  Remember the 3 meerkat sweater I fell in love with also from Madewell?  It never made it to sale before it disappeared completely from the store. I am so glad I got it when it was available.
Outfit Details
Gap shirt (old)
Madewell graphic songstress cardigan (sold out online, try b&m)
Gap corduroy leggings (last season's, love! 00R. Runs short. This season's sold here, love the vamp red)
Talbots pumps (last season's)
Chanel m/l flap
Forever 21 necklace

Thank you for stopping by and have a great Friday!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

OOTD: Neutral and ikat & New Closet

H&M sleeveless top (old)
Loft icat merino wool sweater (old) and trench (old)
Ann Taylor wool skirt (buy here) and pumps (this season's version here)
Chanel sunnies, earrings, purse (all from BBOS, invite here, extra 20% off with code OCT2012, expires 10/23/2012 midnight EST)

Not a good idea to be mad at the photographer when he's taking your picture.  For whatever it's worth, you now see how I look when I'm mad ... and still trying to look happy for all of you to see. Not working so well.

On a relatively more cheerful note, I am in the middle of organizing my closet, and it's looking a lot better already. Thanks to Bryan and my Dad who spent the weekend installing the closet shelfing. We had it custom designed by the Container Store.  If you are considering a nicer option than the Home Depot version and don't want to pay arms and legs for a professional installed closet, this is an option for you. The system is not cheap, but very easy to install and change. The quality is top notch. I think it's worth every penny. Here's a before and after picture of my side of the closet.

Thank you all for reading, and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Jason Wu For Target set

Hi everyone. Thank you so much for commenting on my last post. I really appreciate it. I am not bothered by the pattern, in fact, I like it a lot. I think it's a personal preference.  As of today, this jacket is a keeper for me and I really think it's going to be one of my favorite items in my closet.  I was on business trip last week and was overwhelmed by work. I slept for about 6.5 hours every night for 6 nights and that was killing me. I need 8-9 hours of sleep to feel normal. I'm so glad to be back at home and be able to read some blogs and write a few of my own.

Remember back in February, when Jason Wu and Target collaboration was available to the consumer online and in selective stores? There was a big frenzy where people stayed in line outside of Target stores (in the cold) before it opened so they can get the best selections of this famous designer's collection at Target price point. I did a post on this collection here, where I linked a lot of reviews of this collection. I went to the store around noon and found empty shelves and racks with only the signs left.  A few weeks later, I spotted a size 4 of a pleated skirt hanging lonely in a random spot and picked it up for my sister. Size 4 was way too generous of a fit on me, and even though I loved the skirt and considered keeping the size 4 for myself for a while, I finally came to my senses and sent it over to my sister.  My twitter friend DoubleZeroP knew I was interested in this skirt and offered to sell hers to me when she decided to return it. I finally got the size 2 (smallest size available) of the skirt I wanted and a top to match too. Thank you so much DoubleZeroP!  This outfit was taken last weekend when the wind was fierce, but still warm enough to wear a skirt. I'm in full blown fall mode today - wool cardigan and tall boots to fight the 34 degree temperature this morning. 
Jason Wu For Target top and skirt
Loft short sleeve cardigan (old)
Nine West wedges (old)
Ann Taylor bag
Chanel sunnies (from BBOS, invite here)
The Limited belt (old)
Skagan watch
David Yurman cuff (from BBOS, invite here)

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Alice + Olivia Kidman Tweed Jacket

Hi everyone. Happy Saturday. Some of you have noticed that I've been MIA for the last 2 weeks. I received emails asking if I was ok. (Thank you so much again for thinking of me!)  I want to let you know that I am alive, and I am slowly recovering from a very bad cold. Whatever virus it was that was brought back by my son from school (although he vehemently denied it) and shared among our family was a very potent one and knocked me out for at least 2 weeks until the doctor prescribed antibiotics. The drug seemed to have done the tricks but I'm still not 100%.  Feeling just a bit under the weather ALL THE TIME.  That has not been able to deter me from taking advantage of some of the great promotions going on online, and I will share some of my keepers in future posts. 

I keep a list of things I want and try to stick to it. There is one item that has been on my list for over a year and it seems to be one of the hardest items to acquire.  The name is "tweed jacket" - Chanel style. A real Chanel jacket has never crossed my mind (not willing to shell out $3000) but I have been on the lookout for a close dupe made in decent quality (cheaply made dupes are out of the question). Also because I don't have a trusted tailor (really need to find one soon), the limitation has been that the fit is also a big requirement. This Alice + Olivia Kidman jacket is close to perfect. I can say that the only thing I don't like about it is the price tag!  ($500 with no discount) The jacket was made in New York City. The details are amazing. It's a very well made piece. There are 3 hidden hooks in front so you can wear it closed.  It's fully lined and the lining is beautiful - there are two metal chains stitched on either side of the front flap. The sleeves are a perfect length, no shortening required.  It could be a little slimmer but it's fine as is. What do you think? Is it worth keeping in your opinion?  Do you have any other recommendations?

Loft long sleeve top (old, Ann Taylor version here, Theory version here)
Alice + Olivia Kidman tweed jacket (buy here, or here)
F21 faux leather shorts (old, similar here)
Ann Taylor platform perfect pumps (old, block heel version here)
Chanel m/l flap
Chanel sunglasses (from BBOS, invite here)
Swarovski necklace and earrings (old)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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