Alloy has extended its 20% off Memorial Day sale for two more days ... you can now take 20% off your entire order through Wednesday June 2nd ... simply enter code BEACH20 at checkout.
Personally, I'd use it to stock up on their effortless summer dresses--
The Heidi Eyelet Dress
The Gwen Floral Dress
The Amy Knit Dress
The Gia Floral Dress
The Halter Maxi Dress
(All images courtesy of Alloy)
Just a friendly reminder or two ...
Today's the last day to take an extra 40% off all sale items at Ann Taylor, both in stores and online when you enter code SALE40 at checkout.
It's also the last day to take 40% off your entire purchase at LOFT, both in stores and online when you enter code 40SAVE at checkout.
This holiday weekend only at Gap, you can take 25% off your (online only) regular-price purchase of $75 or more when you enter code GAPSUMMER at checkout. And you can also get free shipping when you spend $100 or more. Offer is good through Monday May 31st at Gap.com.
All sandals are on sale at Famous Footwear -- some with discounts of up to 50% off. This includes flat sandals, wedges, espadrilles, and even strappy high heel sandals.
I love how, when you're scanning on their site, you can easily see what kind of discount you're looking at for each shoe (10%, 25%, 50% and so on) like so:
This weekend only, Crabtree & Evelyn is offering free shipping on your order of $40 or more when you enter code SMILE40 at checkout.
Personally, I love their Citron collection ... anything with lemon in it can't be bad.
Banana Republic is having a one-day sale --- all regular-priced items are 30% off when you enter code ONEDAY30 at checkout. You also get free shipping on orders of $100 or more. This offer is online only and it ends at 11:59 p.m. ET tonight.
Be sure to check out these summer essentials from LOFT, all of which are $25 and under ...
You can't beat easy breezy pieces like this knit empire waist dress ... love the girly shoulder ties! ... and it's only $25!
(Image courtesy of LOFT)
I noticed this month how skinny the magazines are getting ... do you ever notice how much they slim down in the months before September? I love that sense of anticipation before you get those September issues that will barely fit in your mailbox :)
Anyway, there were a bunch of goodies that I noticed in my magazines this month:
This gold locket looks like a piece that could be passed down from generation to generation. I would love to put a childhood photo of my sister and I in there :)
(Image courtesy of JCPenney)
This new line of bras from Maidenform is absolutely genius -- bras that have such beautiful straps, you'll want them to peek out from underneath your tank top straps and sleeveless dresses this summer. It's not even available yet, but I would definitely sign up for the emails to be notified when it's available, because I'm sure it's going to sell out.
I love the cheery shade of this skinny belt, and of course the rosette.
(Image courtesy of Talbots)
This floral cotton dress is the perfect summer date night dress .... throw it on with some strappy sandals and a cardigan in case it gets chilly out later, and you're good to go. And it has pockets.
(Image courtesy of Tulle)
I saw someone wearing a sleeveless cardigan like this the other day, layered over this really boho maxi-dress and cinched with a belt ... it was brilliant.
(Image courtesy of Alternative Apparel)
These crystal elastic bracelets are the perfect accessory for the summertime -- bright, easy to wear, and they're just enough of a pop of color to mix in with neutrals.
(Image courtesy of Zad)
The stitching on this sandal has such an American Indian flair to it, without being all crazy with fringe or beading.
(Image courtesy of Alloy)
I love that this animal print blouse can work double duty --- it's chic enough for work, but casual enough for the weekend ... just depends on how you dress it.
(Image courtesy of LOFT)
My obsession with all things rosettes continues with this skirt ... and the fact that it has a nice wide elastic waistband is frankly just icing on the cake.
(Image courtesy of B and Lu)
From Real Simple:
I am completely enamored by this calendar bracelet and I really, really want one ... ideally one with my upcoming wedding date on it.
(Image courtesy of Dalla Nonna)
These gladiator sandals are such a perfect complement to a really feminine outfit, like a floral print dress.
(Image courtesy of Zappos)
I went to the Madewell web site tonight to see what was new, and found this page with a promising message--
(Image courtesy of Madewell)
Good lord ... Madewell fans have been waiting for this FOREVER.
Here's hoping they don't keep us waiting too much longer.
H&M has a great collaboration starting again today for their Fashion Against AIDS campaign -- they'll be donating 25% of sales to HIV / AIDS awareness projects when you shop from the special collection of merch.
There's been an explosion of adorable dresses at Forever 21 all of a sudden!
Here are my faves:
(All images courtesy of Forever 21)
Attention my NYC peeps ...
LOFT is having its Summer Style Event this Thursday, May 20th, from 3 - 8 p.m. ET at their Times Square store location (1459 Broadway). LOFT stylists will be on hand to help you put together your summer wardrobe, and they'll also be serving refreshments.
Plus, just on Thursday, they'll also take 30% off your full-priced purchase both in stores and online when you enter code MAYSTYLE at checkout.
I think I might have to make an appearance and check out their new arrivals.
They've done it before and they're doing it again ... Banana Republic is having it's 'After 5' Style Event again tonight ... they're taking 30% off your order of $100 or more (when you use any one of your Gap, Inc. credit cards) both in stores and online when you enter code 30AFTER5 at checkout. The offer is available from 5 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. ET tonight.
And for any card members who miss out on tonight's sale, you can still take 25% off your $100 order from now until May 23rd when you enter code SUMMERLOVE at checkout.
From now until May 25th, Ann Taylor is offering buy one, get one 50% off all of their full-priced styles, both in stores and online when you enter code SUMMER50 at checkout. And you automatically get free shipping on orders of $150 or more.
From now until Thursday night, J. Crew is taking 20% off your order of $150 or more when you enter SUMMER at checkout.
I'm kind of digging the Jessie cotton dress, among other things.
(Image courtesy of J. Crew)
***Note that the discount doesn't apply to some of their specialty items / collections like the Timex watches, Fenton / Fallon for J. Crew, etc. but applies to their regular merch.
I was walking through H&M tonight for the first time in a long while, and I *think* I might be outgrowing it. Lately for some reason I just feel too old to be shopping in there, like I used to feel when I would walk into Forever 21.
I am not sure when this transition happened, but it used to be one of my favorite places to go to get trendy pieces for cheap, and now I just feel totally blah whenever I go in there. Anyone else feeling like this?
For a limited time only, LOFT is taking an extra 30% off their sale items right now, both in stores and online when you enter code SALE30 at checkout.
When I saw this sale, I definitely wanted to snag some of my favorite items when I saw this email ... here's what I just purchased:
I have been so busy over the last month with work that I barely even had ample time to read through all my favorite magazines for this month! In fact, I am saving all of my June issues for my plane ride to Nashville this weekend for a work trip.
Anyway, the May issues of my regular reads were chock full of cute spring items ---
From Lucky Magazine:
This anchor link bracelet is exactly as they described it: "euro luxe" ... makes me want to hop a plane to Capri and sip bellinis on a boat.
(Image courtesy of Collection Bijoux)
I really do love Timex watches (so does my fiance!) and the T-Series Chronograph is a great example of their classic style.
(Image courtesy of Timex)
This striped shirtdress looks like such an easy piece to throw on, yet it doesn't look schlumpy.
(Image courtesy of LuLu's)
This CleanWell Hand Sanitizer has to be one of my favorite product discoveries of the last year. It smells like a creamsicle and cleans your hands without harsh, drying alcohol.
(Image courtesy of Bath & Body Works)
This straw tote is totally adorable ... love the shape, the navy, the nautical accents, and the preppy vibe.
(Image courtesy of eBags)
From Glamour Magazine:
When hair accessories look like vintage pieces of jewelry with a story to tell, I'm on board. This crystal hair comb fits the bill.
(Image courtesy of Jennifer Elizabeth)
I've had my eye on this ikat print one-shoulder dress for quite some time-- a great pick if you are pear-shaped!
(Image courtesy of LOFT)
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue is probably one of my all-time favorite perfumes -- it has the perfect hint of Sicilian Lemons ... yum.
(Image courtesy of Sephora)
From Real Simple Magazine:
I love the pop of orange on these wedges ... and the cork gives them a real summery feel.
(Image courtesy of Avon)
I am slightly obsessed with this leaf ring -- I could totally see wearing it to my wedding.
(Image courtesy of Allison Daniel Designs)
I'm not usually a huge fan of madras but this blouse is totally Taos chic.
(Image courtesy of JCPenney)
I think that this is a serious statement bracelet, and I love that it's made out of tagua nuts.
(Image courtesy of The Andean Collection)
I have always been completely intrigued by Boden USA ... anyone else get their emails / catalogs? Has anyone shopped there before? I'd love to know about their quality, because I just love the look of their clothes but haven't actually made the move to ordering something yet ... don't know why I've been so shy about it.
Anyway, if there's anything that might finally convince me to make a purchase, it's this great e-mail I received from them early this morning --- it's a complete style guide to shopping Boden @ any age, and putting looks together, no matter whether you're in your 20s, 30s, 40s, or 50s.
There are so many cute items that I want! I may just have to make my inaugural purchase soon ...
Normally I only think of these darn things at Christmas time when I'm buying gifts for friends and family, but these gift sets at Sephora are a great value, and who says you can't buy yourself a gift? Also, many times they contain limited edition colors or items that you can get anywhere else.
My favorites are usually these Bare Escentuals sets ... like the Glamarama one -- it's $103 value for $39!
(Image courtesy of Sephora)
For the next few days only (ends Friday 5/7), you can get free shipping on your $50 purchase from Payless.com when you enter code SUMMERSHIP at checkout.
(Image courtesy of Payless)
This weekend at Bare Escentuals boutiques (May 6-9), they're giving love to moms ... they're going to be featuring complimentary make-unders, samples, refreshments, and gift ideas for moms.
PLUS if you make a purchase, you'll get a free full-size BUXOM Lip Polish (an $18 value).
To find a BE boutique near you, click here.