Yesterday while I was upstate visiting with family, I was checking out some old pictures and came across this one of my mom at age 13, which would have been in 1964.
(Image courtesy of NYC Recessionista)
Is she not just perfect for a cameo on Mad Men this season?! I so wish she still had those glasses, so I could borrow them.
Last night, during the impossibly hot evening we were having in NYC, I decided to do some shopping ... don't ask me why. Needed some retail therapy I guess, and I didn't care about the temperature.
Anyway, I strolled into LOFT and discovered that they were having a 40% off sale that I wouldn't have learned about via e-mail until early this morning. Literally everything in the store is 40% off, and there isn't a clear end date to this sale so I am not sure how long it will be around.
I tried on some of their new arrivals, but a lot of them were in the lighter colors that I just cannot pull off with my fair skin. Out of all the things I could have bought, I ended up with this rosette feather pin which is could be really cute to add to a dress, cardigan, or even a jacket.
(Image courtesy of LOFT)
... and I also picked up a couple of their essential tanks which are 2 for $20 in the store and come in a whole mess of colors. Anyway, lots of cute new stuff there, so check it out.
Summer clearance is on at Famous Footwear -- with deals of 40% - 60% off both in stores and online.
For example -- these Franco Sarto ankle strap sandals with a stacked heel are 60% off ... $39.99 down from $99!
(Image courtesy of Famous Footwear)
At the moment, J. Crew has a lot of pearl cluster necklaces ---
The Pearl Cluster Bib Necklace -- $150, available in both white and pink (shown),
The Sunset Necklace -- $128, available in copper (shown) and gunmetal variations,
And even the Crystal Bib Necklace -- on sale right now for $95, available only in gold.
(Images courtesy of J. Crew)
These necklaces are all gorgeous, but if you're looking for one that's a little more wallet-friendly, then may I present the Beaded Bib Necklace from Forever 21 ... for a whopping $6.80.
(Image courtesy of Forever 21)
If you've never checked out the Style section over at People.com, I suggest you head there right now and bookmark it ... they have exclusive deals and discounts from time to time and they often share coupon codes like I do :)
I feel like every July issue I saw was a bargain issue... which makes me very happy of course! Lots of great buys to share with y'all --
From People StyleWatch:
These fabric colored necklaces are such a effortless little piece to throw on to add some visual interest to an outfit.
(Image courtesy of Zad Retail)
These black and white wedges look like they're from another era. I read somewhere recently that Grace Kelly loved espadrilles ... I could totally see her wearing those.
(Image courtesy of Newport News)
I love the silhouette of this eyelet dress ... gives you a nice waist and hides any "indiscretions" underneath :) And the color is so bright and cheerful.
(Image courtesy of Delia's)
I love the braided straps of this print dress ... such a great little detail.
(Image courtesy of JCPenney)
These flower sandals totally remind me of the embellished flat sandals from J. Crew ... but the price-point is much better.
(Image courtesy of Payless)
This ringed necklace is so darn chic that Mila Jovovich is wearing it on the cover.
(Image courtesy of Old Navy)
This silk dress has such a great cut to it, and it's dressy without feeling like it takes too much effort to wear.
(Image courtesy of MissMe)
Like it wasn't enough of a bargain that this tiered cotton dress was originally priced at just $58, it's now on sale for a measly $14.
(Image courtesy of Victoria's Secret)
This faux croc tote, which is totally perfect for work, looks like it cost hundreds of dollars, yet it's well under $100.
(Image courtesy of Glamorousity)
There is so much that I love about this cropped jacket ... the breezy fabric, the ruffles, the edgy twist of the zipper, the eyelet fabric, the blush tone ... it just all works.
(Image courtesy of Anthropologie)
I love the old school floral prints on these bangles ... just perfect for spring and summer.
(Image courtesy of Zad Retail)
I absolutely LOVE these earrings ... the teardrop shape in that turquoise color is just gorgeous.
(Image courtesy of Sweetie Pie Jewelry)
This military style belt would be perfect matched with a really feminine floral dress.
(Image courtesy of Bakers)
The name of this dress is totally perfect --- the Picnic In Paradise dress. Such a great vintage style to it.
(Image courtesy of ModCloth)
The apple green accent on this watch is just adorable ... love how it's sporty, and dressy, and fun all at once.
(Image courtesy of Nordstrom)
One of my favorite things to stock up on @ J. Crew are their cropped pants ... and this denim pair is no exception.
(Image courtesy of J. Crew)
There are lots of cute new arrivals at LOFT this morning ... loving this ruffle dress ... such a cute piece for summer.
(Image courtesy of LOFT)
Oh and while you're over there, don't forget that all sale items are an extra 40% off.
This weekend at Bare Escentuals, they're having a whopping sale --- take 20% off all Bare Escentuals, Bare Minerals, Buxom, and MD Formulations products when you enter code SHARE at checkout or print this coupon and bring it to one of their boutiques.
If you happen to be in the market for shoes this Father's Day weekend, you can take $10 off your $50 or more purchase at Famous Footwear. Click here to print the in-store coupon and check out their offerings while you're at it ... or if you're shopping online, you can just enter code DAD10 at checkout.
I was just there recently and snagged these B.O.C. Born Concept ruffle sandals at a discount.
I'm a little tardy to the party ... but there's still time :) Today only, you can get 20% off at Old Navy when you enter code ONSUMMER at checkout. On June 17-18, that offer drops to just 15%, and on June 19-20, it drops again to just 10% off. This sale is online only.
LOFT is at it again ... taking an extra 40% off their sale items both in stores and online when you enter code SALE40 at checkout.
Also, over at Ann Taylor, their big semi-annual sale is on with discounts of up to 40% off.
Two years ago today, I started this blog because my then-boyfriend inspired me to share what I love -- bargain shopping -- with the online world. I cannot believe that it's been two years. I never would have imagined I'd have followers, or site traffic, or even half of the positive feedback I've gotten. I've also made some great friends.
Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for reading ... I hope to keep this great thing going.
Banana Republic is having an online only two-day sale ... you can take 25% off full-priced styles when you enter code NEWINJUNE at checkout. You also automatically get free shipping on purchases of $100 or more. Offer ends tomorrow night, so move your buns :)
Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic are all having online sales this weekend--
- 15% off a $75 purchase
- 20% off a $100 purchase
- 25% off a $150 purchase
...when you enter the following codes at checkout:
Gap - GAPSAVEBIG
Old Navy - ONSAVEBIG
Banana Republic - SAVEMORE
Offer ends Sunday June 6th, so hurry!
For a limited time, tees and tanks are BOGO at LOFT. No code necessary, reduction is taken at checkout on the lowest priced item(s).