Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

More Final Sale

You gotta get up early to get the good stuff. I managed to get a the Wendy Chambray skirt for $20 (originally $78), of course I just read reviews from J.Crew Aficionado and think I may have made a mistake! Hopefully it will work out for me.

I've also been wanting this dress for a while. A great winter work dress originally priced at $178. Today it was $27!

I did miss out on a lovely ring that was in my shopping cart, but was gone by the time I was ready to check out. boo.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

White Shoes

I honestly don't remember the last time I owned white dress shoes. I've had a few pairs of white summer sandals over the years, but I could never find white pumps that didn't make me think of a bride and/or an old church lady. But last month when I was shopping at Bloomingdale's with my mom, I found Marc by Marc Jacobs glitter peep-toe pumps for 50% off the sale price. My grand total was $125. Original price was $365. I saw these shoes in black last year at Macy's and really liked them. The glitter gives them an edge so they don't have that fugly white shoe vibe. I can't wait until spring to wear this outfit. The dress is Tibi's Chain link wrap dress from Net-A-Porter. It was marked down to $165 from $330.

J.Crew 30% off of Sale Sale!!

I'm back! I'm sure I was missed. So much has happened since I posted a blog entry, but I'm going to try to get back into things with a focus on budget-friendly fashion. I have a new job that I love, but does not pay the salary of Big Law. Besides, shopping with a budget is the new black.

So this is what I bought online from J.Crew--30% off sale items with code EXTRA30.

(1) The Duchamp-print Astor jacket that I've been wanting for a long time now, but unwilling to shell out $450 to purchase, was on sale for $105 this morning.

Perfect for court in Chicago or looking out of place in un-stylish McHenry County. Should look great with white pants and my Penelope Mary janes:

(2) I swear off J.Crew sweaters every time another one gets a hole, but they are like crack to me!!! I ordered a 3/4-sleeve v-neck in Tropical Aqua. Can't wait for spring!

(3) The first two are practical work items, but for fun I ordered the Tissue spring flower tee that I saw in the store a few weeks ago, but not in my size. (Not on sale)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Girls Night Out in Chicago

Theory at ShopStyle

I finally got to wear my sequin Theory t-shirt (which I bought for $111, marked down from $495). My friend & I met in Chicago last weekend to celebrate her 30th birthday (which was months ago). On Saturday we did some shopping on Michigan Avenue--I was looking for black shorts to go with my sequin top and found them at the first store we went in. They were on sale at Kenneth Cole & super comfortable ($29.99, originally $58). I got the black, not the pictured gray. I also got some Steven mary janes for $20. My friend got a really awesome pair of pewter pumps at Nine West.

Saturday night my boyfriend drove us downtown & dropped us off at the W Lakeshore for a girls night out. There's a great view at Whiskey Sky. From there we went to Climax and danced the night away. With the shorts & top I wore black patent peep-toe pumps from Target and borrowed my friends silver earrings (which look like the paperclip earrings minus the middle clip part (does that make sense?)). I couldn't find pictures of either of those things, but you get the idea. If I weighed 15 pounds less, I probably would have felt as hot as the outfit looked.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Oh, Christian!

I can't afford them (even on sale), but Christian Louboutins are fun to look at (and try on...much to the dismay of salesclerks at Saks). From the fall collection, I'm loving the Drapiday Asymmetric Suede Sandal, which comes in black & taupe (top left & top right, respectively). It's not new this season, but the Lady Gres Knot Pump in black (center) is totally fab. I should be happy with my Isaac Mizrahi booties, but I WANT the C'est Moi shoe boots (middle left). The Cambrina tall boots are also hot. Maybe it's the SATC movie influencing me, but I'm pretty sure I need some blue jewel-toned shoes like the Rosazissimo satin sandal on the top middle or the New Simple Pump in royal blue on the bottom middle. The nude Zipette (bottom right) is just a fun shoe and the Suede Cutout Pump (middle right) is more classic, but with a twist.

Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle

If I did splurge on some Louboutins, I'd probably go with the classic black patent covered platform ($700 at Neiman Marcus). NM also has a dressier version of the Drapiday Asymmetric Suede Sandal. The Drapinight Jeweled d'Orsay comes in silver & black and is $795.

My favorite shoes at Saks are the Gattaca Loafer Pump ($875) with a futuristic feel and the Triclo Point-Toe Pump ($795), which also come in red.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

HUGE Neiman Marcus Sale

Right now sale items are an additional 40% off at Neiman Marcus plus you get free shipping at any price with coupon code SHIPJUL. I was looking at a pair of Nanette Lepore sandals at Saks, but they didn't have my size. Then I remembered NM was having their huge sale. It must be my lucky day, because one size 6 was left!! Here's the Sassy Swirl Platform Pump in Clay: