Monday, December 9, 2013

Word to the Wise: SO many sample sales this week!

There are so many sales right now, I've aggregated the listings from SampleSally.com and Racked.com by type below.
But first, my (not so) short list of what I think the best ones will be in case you don't want to read all of these:

-Natori
-Amanda Uprichard
-Hayden-Hartnett
-Tangerine
-CFDA
-Hanky Panky
-Opening Ceremony
-Cardigan
-Rachel Comey
-Slane
-Edun

Amanda Uprichard silk printed blouse, normally $209

Women's clothes

What: Original samples up to 90% off and past season merchandise up to 70% off at the Lisa Perry sample sale.  Where/When: 988 Madison Avenue (at 77th Street), NY, NY; Thru  Dec 15.

What: Deals on men’s and women’s denim at the James Jeans sample sale. Where/When: 500 Greenwich Street, Suite 202; NY, NY; Dec 10-12; Tues (9am-8pm), Wed-Thurs (9am-6pm).

What: Score up to 70% off Alice +Olivia women’s clothing and accessories. Where/When: 260 Fifth Avenue (b/w 28th and 29th Sts), NY, NY; Dec. 10-15 (Tues 9am-8pm; Wed 9am-7pm; Thurs 10am-8pm; Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 10am-3pm).

What: Tory Burch is having a sample sale where shoppers can find deals on fall/winter clothing, footwear, bags and more. Where/When: Clothingline, 261 W. 36th St (b/w 7th and 8th Aves), Second Floor, NY, NY; Dec 10-14 (Tues-Fri 11am-7pm; Sat 11am-5pm).

What: Stop by the Diesel sample sale for deals on men’s, women’s and kid’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Where/When: 220 W. 19th St (b/w 7th and 8th Aves), fifth floor, NY, NY; Dec 10-12 (tues 7am-9am and 11am-7pm; wed-thurs 11am-7pm).

What: Shoppers get up to 70% off at the Juliette Longuet sample sale. Find deals on pieces from the fall and summer collections. Where/When: 153 East 70th street (b/w Lexington and 3rd Avenue), New York, NY 10021; Dec 11-12; Wed-Thurs (10-7pm).

 What: Qi Cashmere & Ainsley sample sale offers 70% off women’s, men’s knitwear and accessories. Find pieces from their RTW collections and loungewear. Price points include: Ombre marled scarf now $36 (orig. $88); Alexis cashmere color-blocked sweatshirt now $74 (orig. $245) and Ella cashmere pull-over now $105 (orig. $350). Where/When: 260 West 39th Street, Suite 1500, NY, NY; 10018; Dec 11-20, Open Saturday Dec 14th; Daily (11am-7pm).

What: Deep discounts at the Natori sample sale where you’ll find lingerie, nighties, bras, panties, loungewear and more. Sleepwear from $15-$30, bras $15, and panties at $3. Where/When: 102 Madison Avenue (b/w 29th & 30th Streets), NY, NY; Dec 12-13; (10am-4pm).

What: Shoppers get 50% off intimates, swim and mini at the Eberjey sample sale. Where/When: 40 E. 34th Street, Suite 1215, NY, NY; Dec 12-13; Thurs (9am-7pm), Fri (9am-4pm).

Deal: Markdowns on women's clothing from the fall 2013 collection. The sale will also include past-season merchandise. Tops, skirts, and sweaters are $90, dresses are $130, and outerwear is $260. Cash for purchases under $250.
When/Where: Tuesday, December 10 through Wednesday, December 11. Tues 8am—7pm, Wed 9am—6pm. 214 W. 29th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, suite #1503 (no phone)
Link: Lauren Moffatt

Deal: Up to 80% off merchandise from past seasons. The sale will also include one-of-a-kind leather bags and accessories.
When/Where: Tuesday, December 10 through Thursday, December 12. Daily 10am—7pm. 10 W. 33rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, suite 306 (212-328-1560)
Link: Hayden-Harnett, Kooba

Deal: 50% to 75% off retail prices on women's ready-to-wear.
When/Where: Tuesday, December 10 through Thursday, December 12. Daily 10am—6pm. 330 W. 38th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (646-596-7828)
Link: Amanda Uprichard

Deal: Up to 80% off women's and men's fall 2013 ready-to-wear and accessories. The sale will include archives, samples, and past season overstock.
When/Where: Thursday, December 12 through Friday, December 13. Daily 10am—6pm. 107 Grand St between Broadway and Mercer St, third floor (no phone)
Link: Edun

Deal: Up to 70% off retail prices. Knit dresses start at $75, and vegan leather pants are $60.
When/Where: Thursday, December 12 through Friday, December 13. Daily 10am—7pm. 262 W. 38th St between Seventh and Eighth Ave, suite #703 (no phone)
Link: Anni Kuan

Deal: Up to 75% off retail prices of fall, holiday, and resort collections from all three brands. Samples start as low as $25.
When/Where: Monday, December 9 through Friday, December 13. Daily 10am—5pm. DMA Showroom, 231 W. 39th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, suite #806 (no phone)
Link: Chelsea Flower, Love, Sam, Joy Cioci

Deal: Up to 80% off 100% silk tanks, blouses, and dresses. Prices start at $35.
When/Where: Tuesday, December 10 through Friday, December 13. Daily 9am—6pm. 260 W. 36th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, second floor (no phone)
Link: Tangerine NYC

Deal: Discounts on men's and women's clothing from Burkman Bros, Daniel Vosovic, Isaora, Jonathan Simkhai, Whit, Timo Weiland, and NUMBER:Lab.
When/Where: Thursday, December 12 through Saturday, December 14. Daily 12pm—7:30pm. 209 W. 38th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, third floor (no phone)
Link: CFDA Fashion Incubator

Deal: 50% to 85% off women's clothing. Sweaters that were originally $595 are $90, and sweaters that were originally $295 are $60.
When/Where: Thursday, December 5 through Sunday, December 15. Sat—Sun 11am—6pm, Mon—Fri 10am—7pm. 91 Grand St between Mercer and Greene St (no phone)
Link: Cardigan

Deal: 60% to 80% off fall merchandise, including intimates (Hanky Panky) and womenswear (Shui Chen and Acrobat).
When/Where: Thursday, December 12 through Friday, December 13 and Monday, December 16. Daily 11am—8pm, closed Sat and Sun. 215 W. 40th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, 12th floor (no phone)
Link: Hanky Panky, Shui Chen

Deal: Deep discounts on men's and women's clothing, shoes, accessories, and more. Brands include Band of Outsiders, Acne Studios, Proenza Schouler, Opening Ceremony, and many more. Cash and credit accepted, with a $100 minimum for credit cards.
When/Where: Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15. Fri—Sat 11am—8pm, Sun 11am—7pm. 76 Mercer St between Spring and Broome Sts (no phone)
Link: Opening Ceremony



Stephen Dweck purple delphinium ring, normally $415

Women's shoes and accessories

What: Deals of up to 90% off at the Eugenia Kim fall sample sale. Plus, a freebie bin! Hats, headbands, cold weather accessories and more for men and women. Where/When: 347 West 36th Street, Suite 501, NY, NY 10018; Dec 10-14; Daily (10am-7pm).

 What: High-fashion, artist designed socks (Ozone Socks) for men and women, including knee high, over the knee styles and more at 50%-75% off retail. Where/When: 224 W 29th St, 10th Floor (b/w 7th & 8th Aves), NY, NY; Dec 10-13; Daily (Noon-7pm).

What: The Rachel Comey sample sale offers great deals on past season merchandise – such as $100 women’s shoes and $75 men’s shoes and 50% off fall 2013 retail prices. Some deals include the Vignette Sweatshirt for $213 (Retail $426), the Crux Dress at $173 (Retail $345) and Tallow Jacket for $225 (Retail $449). As for footwear, the Asset tall ankle boots is now $248 (Retail $495), Typer ankle boots at $225 (Retail $449), Prose ankle boots for $225 (Retail $449). Where/When: 233 Mott Street, New York, NY 10012, Dec 12- 15; Thurs – Fri (10am – 7pm), Sat (10am – 6pm) and Sun(12pm – 5pm).

 What: The PONO holiday sample sale is a great place to pick up beautiful baubles for you or as a gift. You’ll find pieces made of Italian resin for as little as $10 a piece (colorful cuffs). Other deals include the label’s Masai Necklace on sale for $75 (orig. $205), the Cleo Necklace now $75 (orig. $265) and a bold Colorblock Choker-now $40 from an original $205. Where/When: 347 W 36th St. suite 405, (b/w 8th & 9th Aves), NY, NY; Dec 2–Dec 13, Daily (9am–6pm).

Deal: Up to 75% off jewelry, including sterling silver, 18kt gold, and freshwater pearl necklaces, bracelets, pendants, earrings, and rings.
When/Where: Wednesday, December 11. 10am—7pm. 48 W. 25th St between Broadway and Sixth Ave, eleventh floor (no phone)
Link: Slane

Deal: Deep discounts on exotic skin handbags. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the New York Cancer Center.
When/Where: Monday, December 9 through Wednesday, December 11. Mon 9am—7pm, Tues—Wed 10am—6pm. 111 E. 59th St between Park and Lexington Aves (212-920-1211)
Link: Nancy Gonzalez

Deal: 50% to 80% off jewelry. The sale will include bracelets, earrings, rings, and necklaces, semi-precious and rare stones, and one-of-a-kind pieces.
When/Where: Tuesday, December 10 through Wednesday, December 11. Daily 8:30am—7pm. 73 Spring St between Broadway and Lafayette St, suite 501 (212-764-3030)
Link: Stephen Dweck Jewelry

Deal: Markdowns on women's jewelry. The Emeline ring/cuff is $300, the Donesia bib necklace is $250, the Daphne earrings are $200, and Coco rings are $100. Prices start at $25.
When/Where: Tuesday, December 10 through Wednesday, December 11. Tues 5pm—8pm, Wed 10am—7pm. 419 W. 14th St between Ninth and Tenth Aves (no phone)
Link: Dannijo

Deal: Deals on luxury handbags from VBH; up to 70% off crystal giftware, stemware, jewelry, fragrance, and architectural items from Lalique; and 65% to 75% off fine jewelry and watches from Di Modolo.
When/Where: Saturday, December 7 through Wednesday, December 11. Sat—Tues 9am—6:30pm, Wed 9am—5pm. Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33rd St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (718-747-1656)
Link: Lalique, Di Modolo

Deal: Up to 70% off women's jewelry, shoes, handbags, clothing, and more.
When/Where: Wednesday, December 11 through Friday, December 13. Daily 11am—7pm. 12 W. 57th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, #806 (no phone)
Link: Miriam Salat

Deal: Markdowns on jewelry, priced at wholesale and below.
When/Where: Thursday, December 12 through Friday, December 13. Daily 12pm—6pm. 246 W. 38th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, suite #12A (212-944-6480)
Link: Ben Amun

Deal: Markdowns on bags, including extra large bags for $300, large bags for $200, medium bags for $180, and clutches priced from $100 to $150.
When/Where: Tuesday, December 3 through Friday, December 13. Daily 10am—4pm. 209 W. 38th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, suite 1211 (no phone)
Link: Fabiola Pedrazzini

Deal: 40% to 80% off women's jewelry.
When/Where: Wednesday, December 11 through Saturday, December 14. Wed—Fri 12pm—7pm, Sat 10am—4pm. 104 Greene St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-226-8878)
Link: Fragments

Deal: Up to 60% off furniture, lighting, home goods, and more.
When: Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15. Fri—Sat 10am—6pm, Sun 12pm—5pm. 155 Wooster St at Houston St (212-253-5629)
Link: Ligne Roset




Sanyo Shokai Emory jacket, normally $450

Men's

What: Deals on men’s and women’s denim at the James Jeans sample sale. Where/When: 500 Greenwich Street, Suite 202; NY, NY; Dec 10-12; Tues (9am-8pm), Wed-Thurs (9am-6pm).
What: Stop by the Diesel sample sale for deals on men’s, women’s and kid’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Where/When: 220 W. 19th St (b/w 7th and 8th Aves), fifth floor, NY, NY; Dec 10-12 (tues 7am-9am and 11am-7pm; wed-thurs 11am-7pm).
 
What: Deals for men of up to 75% off retail at the Isaia sample sale. Find Italian made suits, sport coats, shirts, ties, knits, trousers, accessories and more. Where/When: 225 Fifth Avenue (b/w 26th & 27th Streets), NY, NY 10010; Dec 10-13; Tues-Thurs (10am-7pm), Fri (10am-1pm).

What: High-fashion, artist designed socks (Ozone Socks) for men and women, including knee high, over the knee styles and more at 50%-75% off retail. Where/When: 224 W 29th St, 10th Floor (b/w 7th & 8th Aves), NY, NY; Dec 10-13; Daily (Noon-7pm).

What:  No word yet on the discounts, but Ralph Lauren is having a sample sale for men’s and women’s apparel from the fall/winter collections!  Where/When:  Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33rd St (b/w 8th and 9th Aves), NY, NY; Dec 13-16 (Fri-Sun 9am-6:30pm; Mon 9am-5pm).

Deal: 30% to 70% off all men's outerwear, including rain coats, trench coats, wool jackets, and more. Prices start at $75.
When/Where: Tuesday, December 10 through Wednesday, December 11. Tues 8:30am—6pm, Wed 9am—5:30pm. 525 Seventh Ave between W. 38th and W. 39th Sts, suite 1709 (800-997-2696)
Link: Sanyo Shokai

Deal: Up to 80% off women's and men's fall 2013 ready-to-wear and accessories. The sale will include archives, samples, and past season overstock.
When/Where: Thursday, December 12 through Friday, December 13. Daily 10am—6pm. 107 Grand St between Broadway and Mercer St, third floor (no phone)
Link: Edun

Deal: Discounts on men's and women's collections.
When/Where: Thursday, December 12 through Friday, December 13. Daily 11am—7pm. 168 Bowery at Kenmare St (no phone)
Link: Thom Browne

Deal: Discounts on men's and women's clothing from Burkman Bros, Daniel Vosovic, Isaora, Jonathan Simkhai, Whit, Timo Weiland, and NUMBER:Lab.
When/Where: Thursday, December 12 through Saturday, December 14. Daily 12pm—7:30pm. 209 W. 38th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, third floor (no phone)
Link: CFDA Fashion Incubator

Deal: Discounts on men's apparel and accessories from the fall/winter 2012 and spring/summer 2013 collections, with a wide range of knitwear available.
When/Where: Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15. Daily 11am—7pm. 648 Broadway between Bond and Bleecker Sts, suite 1003 (no phone)
Link: Orley
 
Deal: Deep discounts on men's and women's clothing, shoes, accessories, and more. Brands include Band of Outsiders, Acne Studios, Proenza Schouler, Opening Ceremony, and many more. Cash and credit accepted, with a $100 minimum for credit cards.
When/Where: Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15. Fri—Sat 11am—8pm, Sun 11am—7pm. 76 Mercer St between Spring and Broome Sts (no phone)
Link: Opening Ceremony

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday Sales

Here are 2 lists I liked of the sales that are happening today:

1. Lucky

2. College Fashion 



I think the best deals I've found so far have been the Gap 40% and Old Navy 30% off, and the Betsey Johnson 40% off plus free shipping.

Amazon's deals have been totally underwhelming.
I think there are good deals at Walmart, but please do not shop at Walmart. They are the worst. 


My picks (taken from College Fashion):
* Betsey Johnson has the following deal: take an extra 40% off your purchase, plus get free shipping with code SHOP40.

* Butter London will be offering 20% off all regular-priced products and 50% off all “last-call” items. Enter code CYBER13 at checkout.

* James Perse is having a holiday sale, with up to 50% off men’s and women’s apparel in all categories. Plus, get free shipping with no minimum when you use code JPVIP2013CM.

* Levi’s will give you 40% off sitewide plus free shipping on all orders with code CYBER40.

* Need Supply Co. has a code that’s good for 20% off sitewide through 12/3: enter EVERYTHING20 at checkout.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

6 Pleather Jackets that will be 50% off starting Friday

 For Black Friday, Urban Outfitters is doing half off the already reduced sale items.

I found a few cute things but I was very impressed at all the pleather jackets that will be super cheap once they are an additional 50% off.
If you are looking for one or if you like the style of the leather arm jackets but don't want to commit to the cost of a real one, these are great options.

My picks:
Members Only hooded bomber (originally $99, will be $25)
This has a pleather body and cloth sleeves.



Silence and Noise hooded bomber (originally $99, will be $25)
Brown pleather all over.


byCorpus Plaid moto jacket (originally $89, will be $25)





Silence and Noise quilted bomber (originally $99, will be $25)
I like the diamond quilted pattern.


The cheapest one! 

Members Only Fabric Mix moto (originally $99, will be $25)
I like the light green with the black and zippers.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

I want the slouchy cashmere tunic from Everlane

$140 Slouchy cashmere tunic
It comes is dark grey (shown), taupe, and black. I think I need all three. They are just so perfectly casual but luxurious at the same time.


If you don't know about Everlane, it's a web-only store that tries to eliminate the middlemen in the sales process and cut down on costs while delivering high-quality items for regular prices.
Nothing on Everlane is "cheap" per se, but the idea is that you are paying a normal sweater price for a way fancier version of the sweater. This would probably cost $300+ at a normal store.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Leather drawstring bag for Annie

My friend Annie is back with a new request for shopping help. This time, she wants "A drawstring leather handbag that is cross body and no more than $375" without logos or too much hardware.

Let's go shopping!

The first thing that I would say here is that I think when Annie says "drawstring" she really means "bucket bag" since those typically have drawstring closures. That term definitely gets more search results.

Second, Annie didn't specify color, but since she is allergic to that word (moreso than to mosquitos?), I am going to assume she wants black, brown, or gray. Something cheerful, you know?

Here are some options:

$225 Cynthia Rowley bucket bag
This one is 7" wide, 10.25" tall, with a 48" shoulder strap and drawstring cinch closure. That is on the small end of sizes but a good size for a purse if you aren't trying to shove your whole life into it.
It comes in black and brown but the brown seems to be out of stock now.



$199 Status Anxiety Distant Lover bucket bag
About the same size, this bag is 10x11" and is made of pebbled leather (good for not showing scratches) with nickel hardware.



$140 Baggu Leather bucket bag
This is the quintessential bucket bag without any markings or logos, as far as I am concerned. It is 6x9"
The natural color pictured can be found at Needsupply
A caramel version can be found at Urban Outfitters
A black version can be found at baggu.com


$198 Free People Tajos Shredded suede bucket bag
This is kind of fringed and cut along the body of the bag. It is larger than the previous bags at 12x14"
It also come in gold but bleucccchh.


$81 Vintage Coach leather bucket bag
Ebay has a bunch of these leather bucket bags available now, and they are 8x10.5" It has two outside pockets that I like.

$108 Vintage black leather bucket bag with brass decoration
I like this one but I think it might be too "flashy" for Annie because of the baubles, we'll see. 13x13"

I bet Annie will like the Cynthia Rowley or the Baggu bags the best.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Travel-Inspired Jewelry from Sikara & Co

Sikara is a company started by Mousumi Shaw that showcases her talent for absorbing culture and aesthetics during her travels and translating them into wearable and modern pieces of jewelry.

I think these would make great holiday gifts, and here are my picks:


18K Vermeil Brazil Nut Leaf Earring
$88 Amazon vermeil brazil nut leaf earrings
18k gold over silver

18K Vermeil Clam Shell Earrings
$75 Amazon vermeil clam shell earrings


Arabesque Flower Cut Out Ring (Aqua Chalcedony)
$115 Egyptian silver chalcedony ring



Vermeil Cleopatra Square Necklace
$325 Cleopatra necklace
18k gold vermeil

Vermeil Brushed Leaf Bracelet
$395 Full leaf bracelet Mexico
gold vermeil

Honey Comb Earrings
$85 Honeycomb earrings
bloom collection

18K Bilbao Sculptured Drops
$175 bilbao scupltured drops
spain collection vermeil


Jaipuri Stone Leaf Pendant (Aquamarine)
$175 Aquamarine leaf pendant
India





Desert Print Ring (Smoky Quartz)
$285 Smokey quartz ring

India

Twenty Strand Earrings
$75 India 20 strand earrings


18K Vermeil Jaipuri Mogul Quartz Drop Earring (Green Amethyst)
$125 Jaipuri moghul earrings quartz

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Which Revlon Lip Butters DO and Don't Have Shimmer

I like the Revlon colorburst lip butters that I bought, but I vastly prefer the texture and look of the one that does not have shimmer.

I've done some research to keep from buying the wrong shade in the future and thought it might help you too:


No Shimmer BUY:
-Sugar Plum (neutral darker pink)
-Sweet Tart (medium pink)
-Candy Apple (sheer bright red)
-Creamsicle (sheer orange)
-Fig jam (warm brown)
-Wild Watermelon (hot pink)
-Tutti Frutti (sheer coral)
-Sorbet (orangey red pink)
-Pink Truffle (brownish pink)
-Juicy Papaya (orangey pink)


No Shimmer not for me (DON'T BUY unless looking for lipstick):
-Raspberry Pie (magenta)
-Red Velvet (rich red)
-Strawberry Shortcake (barbie light pink)
-pPink Lemonade (light milky pink)


Shimmer (DON'T BUY):
-Sugar Frosting
-Creme Brulee
-Lollipop
-Cotton Candy
-Peach Parfait
-Cupcake
-Berry Smoothie
-Gumdrop (lilac)
-Macaroon

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What to get me for Chanukah

I am going to be good about updating my Amazon wish list this year!
I'll be putting things on there like rose gold hoops and the Essie nailpolishes I've been wanting.





If you are feeling generous and want to get me something, I would really love any of these items on the list :)


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Candles by the hour

I saw these candles on Fab.com that I thought were cool.
They are coiled and you expose some of the candle at a time and then it automatically goes out when it burns down to the metal part so you don't set your house on fire by forgetting it.

40 Hour Candle With Box
$18   40 Hour Candle with box

Not bad, right?

If you like it, then you might want to go whole hog and get the big one:

144 Hour Candle
$40   144 Hour Candle with box


The stands and whole apparatus come with it, and you can buy a replacement coil candle later if you need one.

Perfect present for your favorite steampunk or wanna-be writer friend to light up and pretend they are romantically doing something creative by candlelight.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Men's watches like the Shinola Runwell, AKA bargaining down my husband

E fell in love with the Shinola Runwell watch with either a blue or green dial and a brown leather strap. The watch is classic, clean, round, and easy to read.
I like the look of the watch, too.
What I did not like was that it was $550 and does not look like an expensive watch to me. It is a nice watch, and a sturdy one, but not a dress watch or one that you could wear with a suit or to a fancy occasion.

I asked him if I could have a little time to try to find one he liked nearly as much but for much cheaper, and he said ok. I knew I was in for a challenge since he was so enamored of this watch, but I found a bunch that I thought captured some of the look but less than half of the price.

First, let's look at the one he really likes:

$550 Shinola Runwell with green dial and brown leather strap

One thing E did not love about this watch was the large diameter of the face, which he wished was smaller.

Here are some that I found that are a little smaller but still easy to read, round, and have a cool non-traditional dial. The main thing E wanted was to avoid having "a boring watch."

Fossil DE5000
$78 Fossil Men's watch DE5000
The bold numbers on this reminded me of the Runwell, but E didn't like the case shape.

Fossil ME3018
$129 Fossil men's watch ME3018
While I was looking at the former style, this one caught my eye because I thought it was cool with the exposed gears, and even though it was not what E had in mind, he liked it a lot too.


V03B WatchGreen Face w/ Green StrapVoid Watches
$185 V03B Watch with green face
The perfectly round dial and green color made me think of the Runwell, but E didn't like this color of green and said it was "too military."


Invicta I-Force Blue Dial Stainless Steel Black Leather Band Mens Watch 14786
$89 Invicta I-Force 14786

The shiny and brighter blue color of this appealed to E, but not as much as the original one he was looking at. Too boring still.



Invicta Lefty Force Chronograph Blue Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 1513
$99 Invicta Lefty 1513
I thought he might like the number style and steep bevel on this one better, and he did, but still no dice.

Hugo Boss Blue Dial Black Leather Mens Watch 1512790
$99 Hugo Boss Blue 1512790
Still on my blue kick, I found this which I thought looked more professional and still a fun color. "Just let me buy the one I liked."



$357 Victorinox 241290 Watch
Come on, this one is pretty damn close to the original, no?
"It's just as expensive as the one I like!"
-"No, it is $200 cheaper and that is a lot of money."

Timex® Women's Originals with Blue Classic Round Dial and Blue Denim Fabric Strap
$65 Timex Easy Reader
"Oh I like that one, how much is it?
-$65.
Okay. But I wanted the leather strap. That strap is dumb.
-I can get you a leather strap on Amazon for $10. Here are 3 choices.
Fine."

YAY, SAVED $490!!!
Thanks, timex.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Anthropologie Sale Surfing

My friend Chelsea alerted me to an awesome sale over at Anthro, so I checked it out and found some great deals.

These are my picks:


$69.95 Elementary Jersey dress (was $118)
I like the coral color but it also comes in black and blue. This dress looks comfortable and easy to dress up and down with the right shoes and jewelry.
It's made of viscose.


$59.95 Aida Cowl neck sweater (was $78)
Also in pink, blue, or black. I think I like pink best. Maybe I am having a pink day. The lacy back detail is so pretty and it looks like it would be high enough that your bra strap wouldn't show in back. It's made of a blend of like every material you can think of. I wonder if it is itchy.

Looks like a flattering shape and more interesting than many other sweaters, with the embellishments.
Made of cotton and nylon.


In the reviews, people say it is boxy and not flattering, but I still think it is really cute and maybe worth a try at this price. Polyester.


SQUIRREL SWEATER!!! EOM.
Acrylic blend.



 These would be good to wear to a work party (holiday events coming up) with a blazer and camisole. Polyester.

This dress gets great reviews and looks very effortless. I would warn pear-shaped people away from it, though, since this silhouette can make hips look crazy wide. Rayon.


I can't tell if I like this dress or if it looks a little homemade/prairie because of the color. Lots of reviewers love it though.


I think the colors and shape of this are so pretty. I don't think I need another bathing suit but I wish I did.

And two underwear sets: