Feb 16, 2014

Notes on Spending and The Best President's Day Sales

This picture makes me smile every time I look at it. You know, just three incredibly stylish gals (and fashion icons) going about their day dressed in some incredible designer pieces. Ok, now that I got that off my chest let's get down to business. My spending freeze is officially over and I'm happy to report that I only broke down twice. Once at Kate Spade (I did have a 50% off!) and once on Ebay (Fendi heels for $80 qualifies as an extraordinary event and therefore excuses my slip.) Woops. Now, the hard times come and I don't want to go all crazy. I want to make a different kind of oath to myself. Not a spending freeze kind of promise but a "I will think things through before swiping my credit card" kind of oath. I make a lot of purchases for the wrong reasons. There's a sale going on, I have a party and "don't have anything to wear," I got a raise and therefore deserve a little treat, etc. etc. In most of these cases there is really no need to purchase anything because I don't actually need anything. So yes, you may need to help remind me of my new shopping motto of not making unnecessary and impulsive purchases - especially during weekends like this one. President's Day marks one of retailer's favorite holidays - aka one of those holidays when all of a sudden everyone has a sale going on. So, just to give you a brief idea of what's out there (and to be able to vent and share some things that are incredibly tempting to me) - here's my round-up of the best President's Day sales going on right now. 
p.s. Check out my personal Ebay page to see a few goodies I'm currently selling!

J.Crew - additional 50% off all sale items with code EXTRA50. I'll take these stunning Mary-Janes and this cashmere sequined sweater asap!

Nordstrom - shoe clearance with up to 40% off. Three words - these Chloe booties.

Last Call - extra 35% off everything! Yes, everything - like these gorgeous jelly sandals and this fabulous pleated skirt.

Tory Burch - extra 25% off all sale items with code EXTRA25. This perfectly pink top has been on my wish list for a while now. I think it's time she comes home to me.

The Dreslyn - additional 20% off select sale items with code YOURTURN. I really, really want these Carven heart flats and this fun satchel.

Diane von Furstenberg - additional 20% off with code FEBRUARY20. This embellished LBD may be the prettiest LBD in the history of LBD's.

Club Monaco - additional 30% off all sale items. My favorite pink coat is included in this amazing sale! 

Photo via Musings in Femininity


  1. thanks for sharing such a beautiful photo!

  2. That's an amazing photo :) They look like characters from Gossip girl...but these girls are actually real :)
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

  3. Girl, I need to be making a shopping oath for myself. I've been spending way too much lately! I blame fashion week.

    The Style Scribe

  4. Well crap - I should have gotten my shop on today! Thank goodness there's still a few hours left in the day :)


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