Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Sales: Ruelala, Gap, Sak's, Abercrombie, 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.


Anthropologie - 20% off all items with code HOLIDAY20.
-- Larksong Corduroy Dress - Stunning print! Lots of sizes left in regular, but only 2P left in petite. They do restock, so check regularly if you are interested in the dress. reg. $188, sale $150.4. See on Sarah.

Coach - I have a unique online code that is by invitation only. It's one time use, so please let me know if you have used it.  15% off up to $200, 25% off $200-$500, 30% off $500 or more. Expires 12/7. Code SW945118.
I discovered their new PAGE shoulder bag and love the red currant color. The bag is leather throughout - no lining (web description is wrong). It resembles a classic Celine box. The color is very rich. Just beware that the sizing is off on the website. The bag is around 9-10 inches wide.  Reg. $425. Add a small item item more than $75 to get the maximum discount. They have some real cute jewelry options that are in this price range.

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Tory Burch - Up to 30% off & Free shipping/Free returns on all orders. code LUCKY.  Robinson Collection is one of the most popular style for this brand.

Ruelala
-- Pandora sale is on today! I placed an order for MIL. Perfect also for holiday gifting. Need an invite? Click here.
-- Valentino sale is on now! Rockstud galore.

Bag Borrow or Steal - 30% off BUY. use code BLACKFRIDAY30.  Invite here.

Nordstrom has updated its sale this morning. So many goodies.
-- AGL quilted ballet flats pewter, 40% off, now $194.98
-- Salvatore Ferragamo Vara pump in classic black, 40% off, now $269.98. Almost all sizes available. This is a great price. Don't miss.
-- Blondo Venise Waterproof leather riding boot in Butterscotch. 15% off, now $237.59. I ordered a size 5.5 to try. I sized down 1/2 size.
-- Hunter original high gloss boot in Burgundy. Love the color. 33% off, now $98.90.
-- Toms classic crochet slip-on. Own it and love it. TTS.

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Bloomindale's sale - $25 off every $200 spent.
-- Burberry Brit Rushworth Single breasted funnel neck jacket (reg. $995, sale $696.5). I ordered size 2 to try. Nordstrom does price matching if you want to order from them. 
Price has been adjusted today (Friday) to original price.

Saks Fifth Ave OFF 5th 40-50% off with code BLACKOUT.
-- Aquatalia by Marvin K Ramar Suede Tall boots, now $235

Amazon sale - extra 25% off shoes and handbags. code HOLIDAY25.
-- STEVEN by Steve Madden Whispper Boot is now $114.10 after discount. Review here. Free shipping and returns.

Salvatore Ferragamo on Ruelala today.  Beautifully made bags and shoes. Invite here.


Gap.com 50% off everything sale with code BLKFRIDAY. Ends 11/28.
I'm contemplating on this red coat for my daughter.

Sak's sale is up today. Select style 60% off.
Women's apparel, handbags, shoes.
Pashli medium satchel is 40% off in 3 colors - Oxblood, Nile, Persimmon. I personally love the Oxblood. Great for fall/winter. $537 now.
Pashli mini stachel is also 40% off for $417.  Only color Nile is on sale. It's a very pretty blue.

Abercrombie online entire store 40% off. Free shipping on all orders. Code 15995.

Abercrombie kids online entire store 40% off. Free shipping on all orders. Code 25995.
I picked up the cute cat ear beanie for Jasmine. She loves their skinny sweatpants too so I used this opportunity to stock up.
Loft is having a one day 50% off everything sale today. (expires Thursday 11/27). code TREAT. Also earn $25 for every $50 you spend, through 12/1.
-- Plaid Fringe Scarf in 2 beautiful colors.
See my other picks here.

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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.


Sale Alert: Ann Taylor Sweater Sale $49.50 select FP sweaters + 25% off stackable

It is sweater season and if you haven't started stocking up on warm essentials this winter, here's your chance. Ann Taylor has put most of its non-cashmere sweaters and sweater jackets on sale for $49.50. No code needed. Enter here. You can get 25% extra off by using code ANNWELCOME11
Here are my picks:
Graphic Zip Sweater (was $129, now $49.5).
Colorblock Cable Sweater (was $98, now $49.5).
Cozy Pocket Sweater (was $98, now $49.5).

Also sale items are extra 60% off, making this cute sweater (Fringed Sweater jacket) more than 70% off its original price (was $139, now $40)
Happy Shopping!




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sale Alert: Nordstrom Clearance Sale Up to 40%

Nordstrom's clearance sale started today, and it will last till November 11th. Today only Ebates rebate is tripled to 9% for Nordstrom, so it's a good day to see if there's anything you are eyeing that went on clearance. If you don't use Ebates already and need an invite, click here.  Good way to get the extra kickback on things that buy online.

My picks:
** Halgen Cashemere v-veck sweater in regular and petite sizes. (great time to pick up some cashmere basics. It comes in a rainbow of colors, but I'm eyeing the navy). Same sweater comes in crew neck style too.
** Halgen Ombre Cashmere Wrap (love the grey combo), also love the Crinkled Cashmere Wrap in Grey Scone.
** Same Edelman Zachary Cutout Ankle Cuff Suede Pump (40% off, great reviews, love the burgundy)
** Attilio Giusti Leombruni Bella Patent & Nappa Leather Ballet Flat (40% off, great price, including basic black!)
** Franco Sarto Granite Bootie (comfy 'walking' booties)
** UGG Mini Bailey Button boot (33% off, in Beetle Green, more comfy walking boots.)
** Caslon Faux Fur Trim Parka (40% off, great price for a stylish parka with hoods. 2 colors)
** Aquatalia by Marvin K. Obsession tall boot (40% off. shall I say more?!)
** Ted Baker London Glitch Floral Print Fit & Flare Dress (40% off, doesn't look like it's petite friendly, but you tall girls, go! Beautifully worn by Jane here.)
** Caslon Drape Neck Zip Cardigan in regular and petite sizes (love the Morel color)
** Burberry Brit Tumblebridge Cotton Peacoat 40% off in Navy. See all Burberry Brit items here. Sizes are limited, but you can call the store to check availability

That's it for now. Happy shopping. Have a great Wednesday!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Classic:: Navy Houndstooth, White Denim, and Camel Wool Trench

Monday Sale update:
-- Ann Taylor 50% off select styles with code FLASH50. Ends tonight. All sale styles here.
    ** Tonya Suede Zipper Shooties.   black version on me here, and taupe latte on me here.
    ** Heirloom Pearl Statement Necklace. (own and love)
    ** Pintuck Perfect Shirt in Crisp Chambray. (own and love)
    ** Pintuck perfect shirt in White (own and love. works for me fit wise than the Ann perfect shirts)
-- Loft 60% off select fall styles with FLASH. Ends 10 am ET today. All Sale styles here.
-- J.Crew 30% off fall sale style code FALLSALE. Cardmembers extra 40% off code CARDSONLY. Ends on Tuesday. All sale styles here.
--  Kate Spade Surprise Sale, 75% off, all sales final. Ends Wednesday night. here. Note the sales are final. In the past I have picked up bags and jewelry items from them and was never disappointed. Clothing sizes run small.
--  Piperlime 25% off All shoes and boots. Code FANCYFEET. Ends Tuesday 11/4.  Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots are include! I usually size down half a size for SW boots.

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Happy Sunday everyone! Hope this post find all of you warm and dry, no matter where you are. We've had some crazy weather recently. Saturday was rainy all day. It switched between drizzles and downpours all day and all night. It looked so gloomy outside that we stayed in all day.  Today it finally cleared up. In exchange we got hit by extremely cold temperature and the wind was blowing hard. The windchill I think was near freezing. Tonight we'll have a low of below freezing (around 28 degrees).  I am very thankful though that none of this yuckiness happened on Halloween so the kids were able to do some proper trick or treating. 

Today's outfit is inspired by a book I've been reading recently: Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange. You can find this good review here with pictures.  I found this book a very easy and fun read.  Pairing a classic navy sweater (timeless) with white jeans is effortless, because the "two items are just made for each other". I added a camel coat and a navy/gray leopard print scarf (my favorite recent purchase from J.Crew's 50% extra off sale for color interest and warmth. 



Outfit Details
J.Crew houndstooth sweater (last season's, similar)
Madewell skinny skinny white jeans (old, similar)
Talbots anchor belt (summer purchase)
J.Crew Camel coat (old)
J.Crew scarf (recent purchase on sale)
J.Crew purse (old)
Old Navy booties (very old)
Chanel Sunnies (BBOS, invite here)

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