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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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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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COACH Sale

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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Kate Spade Mittens: Hi 5!

Somehow I lost my favorite pair of mittens during our move. They were super warm, simple, black mittens. And they’re gone. I’ve been using a different pair this winter but they are nowhere near as warm as my original pair! I’ve been trying to find a replacement for a while and finally did. Thank you Kate Spade sale.

Kate Spade Mittens

Not as plain as the pair I lost, but I couldn’t resist the “Hi 5” decals in the stitching…or the sale price. And, they’re warmer than the other pair I have, which is the point in the first place.

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Jason Wu for Target

Jason Wu for Target just launched and stores sold out almost immediately. Even the online options are virtually completely unavailable.

Jason Wu for Target

The collection of just over 50 items features whimsical dresses and skirts, with lots of floral patterns and striped details.

The summer bags feature classic lines and lots of straw – like this straw clutch.

Jason Wu for Target Straw Clutch

Jason Wu for Target Straw Scarf

This is one of the many successful Target collaborations lately, with items all priced at or under $50. Looking forward to seeing what’s next.

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New Spring Shoes

Can it just be spring already?  I’m so ready to whip out the summer clothes and shoes!  I recently realized all my black flats are very wintery and thought, that just won’t do.

Steve Madden Black Woven Flats

Scored these black woven Steve Madden flats for a sweet price at DSW.  I love the weaving – makes them different from normal flats.

Again – can spring hurry up and get here already??

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Time for Some Spring Dresses

I went shopping with a friend because she needed a dress for an event.  I didn’t need anything….or so I thought.  On a whim, we went into a cute boutique-y store and I walked out with two new spring dresses!

 

Blue and tan dress

I love this dress.  It’s high-waisted and the skirt flairs out the perfect amount.  I also really like the racer-back straps.

Blue floral dress

Both are really light.  I love the flowyness of this second dress especially.

 

I’m so excited to wear them.  Now I just need warm weather.

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