Weekly Shopping Update: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

May 23, 2013

The week leading up to Memorial Day is always an exciting one, shopping-wise. I am a little afraid for the health of my savings account but so far have managed to resist the gorgeous temptations that have come my way. A good start, but I probably won't be able to gloat for long.

Retailer: American Eagle
Discount: 40% off everything with code 03987441
I picked up the Faded Denim Jacket per Cee's recommendation and also ordered the Dark Denim Jacket to compare. I don't think prices for these in smaller sizes get better than 40% off.
White Denim Jacket | Denim Jacket | Faded Denim Jacket | Dark Denim Jacket | Faded Black Denim Jacket
Retailer: Shopbop
Discount: new markdowns. The discounts are actually fairly attractive. For Shopbop, I always urge people to make up their minds ASAP. Sizes tend to sell out quickly.
Pink | Red | Black
Surplice tops have always intrigued me. While I have a few hanging in my closet, none drape as well as I think they should. At 50% off, the Funktional Software Fold Front Blouse is looking more and more attractive to me by the minute.
Funktional Software Fold Front Blouse
And so many fun dresses on sale. Each one looks prettier than the last so I have to remind myself that I need another dress in my closet like I need a hole in my head.
Alice + Olivia Striped Bustier Bra Top and Belted Stripe Flare Skirt | Pencey Inset Flare Mini Dress | 3.1 Phillip Lim Zip Stripe Peplum Jacket | Ella Moss Sam Striped Dress
RED by Valentino Flower Bouquet Dress | Lily Drop Waist Dress | Strawberry Field Dress | Tropical Landscape Organza Dress
Retailer: Nordstrom
Discount: Half-yearly sale
Some sale items of note include the Michael Kors Miranda Tote (large version here), Miss Wu Pleated Skirt, Miss Wu Lace Yoke Faille Dress, Theory Betty Tailor Dress, and Burberry Brit Langford Trench Coat.

Nothing says spring better than colorful bags and trench coats. This Nordstrom's sale has an ample supply of both.

For items that are sold out online, you can use the item number located on individual product pages to do a search for your size in stores. 
See by Chloe April Duffel
Burberry London : Gold Button Trench Coat | Belted Double Breasted Trench Coat
Retailer: ASOS
Discount: 20% off everything with code TAKE20
My last order blew a hole through my otherwise impeccable record with shopping ASOS (in recent memory). My luck with ASOS seemed to have taken a turn for the better...thinking of pushing my luck and ordering a few swimsuits.
ASOS Peplum Frill Jacket | US 2 | Grey Marl
underarm to underarm: 17" | length: 20.5" | sleeves: 23" | waist: 13'
I admit I ordered this floral print pencil skirt because I was intrigued by a size it came in: Petite 00. It's tiny, which is expected (my normal size is US 2). The style has a lot of stretch so I did manage to squeeze myself into it. It wasn't pretty though. Needless to say, this went back. Ladies much smaller than myself might look for this new size in other styles.
ASOS Pencil Skirt in Floral Print | Petite US 00|
waist: 10.5" | length: 20.75" | hip: 14"
I didn't want to love these shorts but ended up being fan. I like that they flare out which made them a little flirtier than run-of-the-mill shorts. The bold stripes are eye-catching but not overdramatic.
High Waisted Shorts in Bold Stripe | US 2 | B/W
waist: 12" | hip: 19.5" | length: 14"
There are a million+ striped t-shirt dresses out there. This one by "Only" was less than flattering. The price and material remind me of Forever 21 (in this instance a bad thing).
Only Stripe T-Shirt Dress | XS | Blue
length: 32.5" | underarm to underarm: 16"
Another keeper from this order is the Pleated Maxi Skirt that I posted about earlier this week. I ordered a size down so the skirt would sit on my high waist (stubby legs can't afford to be further truncated).
ASOS Pleated Maxi Skirt | Petite US 1 | Lime
waist: 11.75" | Length: 39.5"
There are some items that I want to try (and just might with the code): ASOS PETITE Exclusive Mini Shift Dress with Embellished Collar, ASOS Maternity Exclusive Peg Trouser in Printed Check, ASOS Ovoid Shorts In Texture, and ASOS Skater Skirt in Color Block. If you've tried them, please let me know your thoughts.

Retailer: Last Call by Neiman Marcus
Discount: 40% off your entire purchase (no code needed; prices online reflect discount)

The Jag Striped Knit Dress (also in black/white and purple/red/pink) I reviewed here is also an additional 40% off. Sleeveless versions can also be had in navy/pink, navy/yellow, red/navy, red/white, or gray/black.
Fringe-Waist Tweed Sheath Dress (with pockets here) | Chain-Trim Striped Tweed DressRaw-Edge Tweed Sheath DressTweed Sheath Dress | Belted Tweed Dress
Geometric Print Faux Wrap Dress | Crew Neck Print Shift Dress | Chevron-Knit Tank Dress | Dot Jacquard Fitted Sheath Dress
Retailer: J. Crew
Discount: Take up to $75 with code SHOPNOW: $30 off $150, $50 off $200, or $75 off $250.
J. Crew Collection Thomas Mason® for J.Crew Shirtdress
J. Crew Collection Jeweled Boyfriend Popover | Snakeskin Tuxedo Short | Mari Piped Suede Sandals
J. Crew Collection Jeweled Silk Shell
J. Crew Collection Silk Maxidress
J. Crew Collection Tuxedo Jacket in Italian Linen | Tuxedo Pant in Italian Linen | Birkenstock for J. Crew Arizona Suede Sandals
J. Crew Everly Mirror Metallic Pumps | Collection Cafe Capri in Beaded Medallion | Collection Silk Shantung Dress
J. Crew Jeweled-Collar Short-Sleeve Shirt | Collection Featherweight Cashmere Shell in Microcheck | Ludlow Classic Suit Pant in Irish Linen
  J. Crew Point Bow Tie in White Satin | Short-sleeve Popover in White Oxford | Collection Ratti Shimmer Silk Mini
J. Crew Textured Slub Cotton Hoodie | Collection Cafe Capri in Embellished Floral

Retailer: Forever 21
Discount: 500+ new markdowns

I tried on this white blazer earlier in the month, liked it enough to take home but ultimately deemed it just short of adequate so I returned it. A few similar items that may be better include the Satin Open Front Jacket, Open Front Cropped Blazer, and Tuxedo Style Blazer.

The Striped Waist Skirt I wore here is now on sale. Sizes online are incomplete but my local store still had plenty hanging in the sale section.
Open Cutaway Blazer | Cream | S
And some sale blouses in fun colors and textures. Don't forget that sale items are final sale!
Peplum Sweater | Pointed Collar Chiffon Shirt | Perforated Collar Georgette Shirt | Lace Collar Cardigan | Embroidered Collar Georgette Top
Retailer: Banana Republic
Discount: Take 35% off with code BRSTART
Picks: Oversized jewelry like the Moroccan Necklace, Corsage Necklace, Woven Rope Necklace (three colors), Glamour Link Necklace, Anchors Aweigh Necklace, Bold Gem Necklace, Pearl Twist Necklace, and Leather Link Necklace.

Retailer: Bloomingdale's
Discount: Big Brown Bag Sale / Women's Buy More, Save More / Designer Shoe Sale / Designer Handbag Sale / Baby Sale. Use code EXTRA20 for an additional 20% off on sale items. Usual exclusions apply.
Picks: Salvatore Ferragamo Logo Isea Quilted Ballet Flats, Salvatore Ferragamo Studded Smoking Sayer Louvre Flats, Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Quilted Sharla High Heel, Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Icona Continental Wallet, Salvatore Ferragamo Open Toe Glory Dress Sandals, Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini Icona Vitello Wallet, Salvatore Ferragamo Enameled Lock Color Block Continental Wallet, Salvatore Ferragamo Afef Clutch, and Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Quilted Sharla High Heel
Tory Burch Kelsey Middy Satchel
Salvatore Ferragamo Miss Vara Patent Belt
Happy shopping, everyone!

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