Weekly Shopping Update

June 14, 2013

Happy Friday!

I deem my last Forever 21 order a total success. Of the few items I ordered, I found three definite keepers (Draped Georgette Top, Faux Leather Bow Belt, and Relaxed Fit Racerback Tank), which is no small feat for a Forever 21 order.

The Essential Lace Top pictured below reminds me of one of J. Crew's bestsellers from the last year, the Raindrop Lace Top, except at a much more affordable price point.

Essential Lace Top
Also on my watch list is this Elephant Parade Necklace.
Elephant Parade Necklace
J. Crew has been running uninterrupted promotions and marking things down left and right. A new sale appeared online today, with a few dozen vacation styles on promotion for 40% off. Shop the women's collection here, men's here, boys' here, and girls' here.
Silk-Trim Maxidress
In-store prices are much more attractive but my local stores had considerably fewer styles compared to the online selection. The Rugby-Stripe Dress that I tried on here is on sale in stores for a cool $30 before additional discounts (stores are also running the extra 30% off promotion). The Convertible Jewel-Collar Linen Sweater is $40 before discounts and the Cream Glimmer Tweed Mini is $25.
Ponte Swing Dress | Scalloped Dress | Knit Princess-Seam Dress | Origami Dress | Villa Dress | Origami Bow Dress
Retailer: Theory
Discount: Summer Sale - most styles 40-50% off 
Picks: There are so many incredible styles on sale. The Joji Jacket can be found in dark navy, rose, white, black, Gabe Jacket in four conservative colors, Bastian Twill Blazer in olive, white, and navy, and Lanai Blazer in ivory, navy, black, white, and gray. I also like the Elex Virginwool Dress, Dellera Stretch Viscose Dress, and Betty Tailor Shift Dress.
 Joji Bistretch Jacket | Tivona Stretch Viscose Jacket | Lanai Stretch Cotton Blazer | Lanai Linen Blend Jacket
Since some of these Theory styles are final sale, you can check out Nordstrom for returnable (albeit less discounted) options. Here are the links for the Lanai Twill Jacket in white, Max C Pants, Shinna Blazer in White, Gabe B Jacket, Tivona Blazer in Navy, Orinthia Sheath Dress, and Emery Trousers.

Retailer: Bloomingdale's
Picks: Longchamp bags are on sale. Shop the entire sale selection here. For direct links to sale colors: Mini Fold-Up Tote, Medium Le Pliage, Large Le Pliage, Le Pliage Hobo, Medium Le Pliage Handheld Tote, Expandable Travel Tote, Backpack, Pouchette, Small Leather Bag, Large Leather Tote (love the richness of "fir green"), East/West Leather Tote, Au Sultan Duffel Bag, Embossed Leather Tote, LM Metal Small Tote (navy here), and Le Pliage Python Shoulder Tote.

Retailer: C. Wonder
Discount:  Summer sale, take 25% off clothing, shoes, and bags.
Lace Shift Dress
Retailer: Express 
Discount: Sale items are all an additional 30% off and this offer can be stacked with an additional coupon. Use 4246 for $15 off $30 or $30 off $75; 4268 for $40 off $120; 4613 for $75 off $225; 4628 for $50 off $150. Shop women's tops, dresses, skirts, jeans, accessories, tops, shorts, outerwear, jewelry, pants, shoes, or sweaters. Picks: Some of my personal favorites are Cotton Sateen Columnist Pant, High Waist Peplum Pencil Skirt, High Waist Pleated Ponte Skirt (see on Jean), Ultimate Double Weave Editor Pant, and High Waist Colorblocked Ponte Knit Skirt (see on Kelly).

Retailer: Club Monaco
Discount: Use code STAYCOOL for 20% off on a $150 purchase, 25% off on $200 purchases, or 30% off on purchases of $250+.
Picks: The Davie Leather Jacket that I fell in love with some time ago has gone on sale but is still a little pricey for my purpose. I also like the Kelly Pant, Ezra Leather Jacket, Rose Trench, Ramona Jacket, Marianna Trench, and Karina Blazer (comes in five vibrant colors).
Ori Peplum Top
Renay Cropped Pant | Billington Pant | Stevie Pant | Miller Lace Crop Pant
Retailer: Victoria's Secret
Discount: Semi-Annual Sale; Shop Bras, Panties, Swimwear (use code SWIM20 for an extra 20% off), Sleep, Clothing, Shoes, and Pink.
Picks: My favorite is the Knife-Pleat Maxi Dress, which comes in five colors and two lengths.

Happy shopping and have a terrific weekend!

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