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Polka Dots

Long lost Forever 21 gift cards, when found, mean new spring dresses. Hello polka dots.


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New Boots

You can never have too many pairs of shoes.

I just ordered a new pair of Steve Madden boots from Nordstrom – can’t wait until they get here! I don’t have a pair of shorter boots now that I can wear with jeans, just taller pairs. These seemed like exactly what I was looking for. They should arrive in a few days and I’m crossing my fingers I love them just as much in person as I did when I saw them online.

Steve Madden Azurret Boots

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COACH Arrivals

It didn’t take long for my purchases from the recent COACH Sale to arrive. Not long at all. They arrived as a lovely Valentine’s Day gift to me.

Coach Signature swing pack and SOHO leather slim wallet

I bought a new cross-body swing pack for summer and a new wallet, meaning I can finally retire my wristlet. Start to finish, this was definitely a great shopping experience.


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I worked at COACH when I was in college and racked up quite a collection (obviously). Since then, I haven’t made many COACH purchases. I think after spending some time working in a retail store, the novelty of the product starts to wear off. Don’t get me wrong, I still like the product, but when you’re getting something at a discount it seems less appealing when you suddenly have to pay full price again. Follow retail alum out there, don’t you agree?

My COACH dry spell ended yesterday with an online Factory sale. Besides the huge assortment of product available, I have to say the sale itself was executed EXTREMELY well. First, I received an email on Wednesday night telling me about the sale and letting me know I would receive an additional email with the link to the sale “no later than 4pm EST.” That immediately made me think the sale links would be released in waves, which can be both good and bad for the consumer. “Good” because then there wouldn’t be 1 million people flooding the site at the same time and crashing it, and “bad” because there is the potential for a lot of products to be sold out if you’re in a later email wave. Regardless, I saw this as a good thing.

Th sale email announcement. I liked seeing some prices and inclusion of different styles.

I received my email a little before noon on Thursday. With promises of sales at up to 70% off, I couldn’t help but jump on it. When I went to the site, I saw a MUCH wider selection of products than I anticipated. I spent some time looking around – I had a few types of items I was looking for specifically so I made sure to not waste time looking at things I knew I wasn’t going to purchase. One I had my choices in my cart, I went to check-out, terrified someone could have snagged my goods before I had the chance to. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had 30 minutes – essentially oodles of time – to keep them in my cart without being penalized. Amazing.

I made my purchases and received a notice saying because of the large volume of sales, it may take 8-12 hours to get an email confirmation. This, again, made me nervous in case I wasn’t actually getting what I thought I was. Nonetheless, I received an email a few hours later confirming my order. Even better? I received ANOTHER one this morning saying my items have shipped. Kudos, COACH. That’s exactly how you should run your Factory sales.

I purchased a wallet and cross-body swing pack. Since it’s already in the mail, I should be able to show you pictures next week. : )


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Denim Dress

I’ve been searching for a denim shirt dress and finally found one to my liking. Gilt is having a 7 for All Mankind sale featuring an adorable denim shirt dress. I’m a happy girl. 🙂

7 for All Mankind Dress

Need an invite to Gilt? Well today is your lucky day; here you go. Gilt Invite.

UPDATE: The dress arrived extremely quickly – I had it within a few days, BUT, to my dismay it was way too big. I considered getting it tailored, but decided it would probably be more of a hassle and cost too much to take it in on the sides and arms, and am sending it back. Oh well. Kudos for the fast shipping, Gilt.

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Sun Dress Season

I couldn’t resist.  I’m defenseless to cute dresses.

American Eagle dress

Sean and I were at the mall – shopping for him – and I saw this dress in American Eagle.  It’s super light and not really like anything I have already.

...and the back

I love the coral/orange color and the tiny floral print.  So glad it’s finally nice out!

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Small Splurge: Kenneth Cole Necklace

This is why I don’t sign into my sample sale sites anymore!  Ideeli has always been one of my favorites and I hadn’t logged in for quite a while.  Randomly I decided to check it out.  What did I see?  This Kenneth Cole necklace:

Kenneth Cole Double Strand Necklace

It was on sale on ideeli for $20 instead of $48 – not too shabby.  I’ve been wanting some new jewelry!

Need an invite to ideeli? Click here!

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