OI: Prints and Lines

Hi all, some outfit ideas below.  Will update links this weekend as well. Let me know which you like best!

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topskirt (old)/top/necklace/boots (on sale) — dress (old)/flats (Zara, old) — sweater/shirt/skirt/flats

If you are in new york city and a lover of DVF, they are hosting a sample sale this week, be sure to stop by!

 

Deals: Tory Burch 25OFF and Boden Sample Sales

Many deals and promos out there, specifically the 25% off sales at Tory Burch with code “SALE25” (still too high price points for me), the 40%off at GAP and the 35% off with code “BRVDAY35” at Banana Republic.

Also, for those of you close to State College PA, Boden will be hosting a sample sale event at the PENN Stater, and you get an extra $5 off if you bring a copy of the coupon below 😉

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Rewards alerts: check your mailboxes for your reward cards from Saks and J.Crew.  Happy weekend!

Review: J.Crew Wool Pocket Skirt

The beauty of sample sale shopping…you purchase items you have not seen online, only to find out they are indeed online, though slightly different.

This week’s review is the Wool Pocket Skirt by J.Crew.  Online, the skirt is only available in grey (excuse me, heather carbon that is).  My friend, Mrs MSquared, found this skirt in my size during the sample sale in a gorgeous blue.  It is close to the byzantine blue though the pictures do not really give it justice (I need a better camera).  The color is vibrant and the skirt is very well made.  My review below.

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Pros: The A-line figure, the very sturdy wool, the hidden buttons on the front, the subtle lace opening at the front slit, the length (right below my tall knees), the gorgeous blue (I cannot speak for the grey, have not seen it in person)

Cons: The retail price, am so glad I did follow Mrs. MSquared advice on this one… thanks, darling 🙂

Fit: I would say it runs a little big but I would not recommend to size down as it would definitely be too tight for the front buttons.

Material: the exterior is 100% wool.  I believe the lining is polyester.  Also, the lace details must be polyester as well.

Sissi’s Verdict: Keeper!!! At the sample sale price, this was a stealer! Thanks Mrs. MSquared!

Do you own the Wool Pocket Skirt? If so, do you agree with my review? Please share!

J.Crew Sample Sale In NYC!

On my way to the sample sale. My two crazy friends and I braved our bed and the cold and the bus to go to NYC. The sale better be good. I’ll be updating this blog with pictures as we go along…

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Deals and promos: Sales, sample sales and pre-Black Friday craziness

This is the time of year when my inbox is attacked by constant reminders of deals and promos.  Some notable ones below:

* J.Crew Sample Sale:

  • Location: New York City on 260 5th Avenue (between 28th and 29th streets) for Women’s line and 225 5th Avenue (between 26th and 27th streets) for Men’s line
  • Duration: Tuesday December 3 to Thursday December 5, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday December 6 to Saturday December 7, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday December 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Price:Items usually range from 30% to 75% of original retail prices.  However, there is no return and no exchange allowed, and you need to pay cash or non J.Crew credit
  • Sissi Recommends: Yes, if you can stay in line early

*J.Crew Promo:

  • In store, they offer 40% off sales items
  • On line, you get 25% off everything or 30% off if cardmember
  • Sissi Recommends: Yes, if there’s an item you are eyeing.  I have not seen J.Crew with particularly great Black-Friday deals so this may be as good as it will get, but am not a Black Friday shopper and have been wrong before, so let’s see

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*Banana Republic and the Gap Brands:

  • Eight days of giving at Bana with Day 4 offering 40% off specials

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* Boden:

  • 30% off select styles

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* BCBG Max Azria:

  • Winter sale with up to 60% off

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* Saks Fifth Avenue:

  • BOGO on suits (buy one get one free)
  • Extra percent off on sales items

Just a few stores. The list goes on and one 🙂 I will stay out of trouble, but if you do shop, let me know what great deals you find!