Updated 1/3/2013: massive update (as well as additional discounts) this morning.
J. Crew’s final sale continues with STYLE2013 (enter at check out for an additional 30% off already reduced prices).
While making a return yesterday I decided to swing by J. Crew to check out new arrivals. What I didn’t anticipate is falling in love with the Lady Jacket in Corkscrew Tweed. I had tried this on several weeks ago but didn’t love it then (probably because I was wearing two sweaters at the time so the fit seemed off). I reluctantly bought it and hope I won’t regret this duplicate purchase (I already own the Lady Jacket in Double-serge Wool).
|Lady Jacket in Corkscrew Tweed in size 00|
I also tried on the Burnished Rose Blythe Blouse in Silk in the lone size 0 at my local store and think regular sizing may be too long for someone who is 5’2 (like me). This blouse is available in petite sizes online. Twitter friend Petiteish owns two Blythe Blouses and has mentioned in the past that they are of inferior quality and that over time the silk will stretch out and leave marks in high-friction areas (like elbows and shoulders). That said, I don’t think I am ready to write off this style just yet but I am also not willing to pay even marginally close to retail price for it.
I ordered the Bow-Neck Top in Bow Print in size 00 two weeks ago but did not decide to keep it. The fit and design are both satisfactory but I just wasn’t in love with it.
The Classic Mini in Felted Wool, on the other hand, is easily one of my better purchases lately. The 00 measures about 13 inches across the waist and is 16.5 inches long.
The Lady Day Coat (in three colors), Symphony Coat, Hacking Jacket, Stadium-cloth Duffle Coat, and the Double-Cloth Funnel Coat all received additional markdowns. Note that most sale items are non-returnable.
I picked up the Cashmere-lined Leather Gloves for me and my mom. They are now $42 after discounts. I also ordered the Cashmere Tee Dress, the Classic Mini in Felted Wool and the Stripe Merino Glittens and reordered the Hacking Jacket (now $70 with the discount).
Items from the Target x Neiman Marcus collection are now 70% off online (on Target’s website; it is still 50% off on the Neiman Marcus website). Sizes are still readily available for the Lela Rose Top, the Lela Rose Dress, Derek Lam Slippers, the Robert Rodriguez Top, the Robert Rodriguez Dress, and the Tracy Reese Blouse. I am this_close from pulling the trigger on the Marchesa Floral Dress but think I will refrain. If you have an infant or a toddler to shop for, both Jason Wu dresses are still available online (polka dot or red).
I purchased the Marc Jacobs Scarf, the Diane von Furstenberg Yoga Mat, the Tracy Reese Dessert Plates, and the Tory Burch Beverage Container and Lunchbox as gifts some time ago and two of the gifts were received warmly so I think at this price point this collection is finally enticing.
I will probably pop into a store and attempt to find the Marchesa Beaded Dress (an awful fit on me but I have an idea for making it work that now seems feasible).
Clothing items are 60% off today on ISAAY. Use code ISAAY60 at checkout. Free shipping and free return shipping offered.
Brands like Equipment, Joie, and Halston Heritage are all available. The only brand excluded from this sale is Canada Goose.
Take an extra 20% off sale items at Shopbop with code EXTRAOFF.
|Joie Marella Top | Joie Tullia Top | Joie Brianda Top | Joie Cina Top|
Here are some styles currently marked 70% off which renders them final sale.
|Sandra Weil Fancy Jacket | Alice + Olivia One Shoulder Top| Air by Alice + Olivia Lace Top | Rachel Zoe Megan Jacket|
|Rachel Zoe Sequin Dress | Susana Monaco Long Dress | Joie Naiayla Dress | Rachel Zoe Mia Dress | Rachel Zoe Bridget Dress|
The Gap is now offering 20% off your purchase with code GAPGIFT. It has been ages since I last found something I truly liked from the women’s department but I really enjoy browsing the infant and toddler departments. The pieces are a lot more unique and some styles might even be appropriate for someone my age (unfortunately the largest size available is size 5).
|Contrast Button Cardigan | Scalloped Ponte Jacket | Scalloped Ponte Skirt|
|Faux-fur Trim Shift Dress | Ponte Drop-waist Dress | Striped Bow Dress | Contrast Bow Dress | Embroidered Ruffle Dress|
Here are a few interesting items that are currently available at Saks, Nordstrom’s, or Neiman Marcus: Tory Burch Robinson Small East-to-West Tote (in tan), Burberry Girls’ Puffer Jacket, and my NYE dress is currently back in stock in size 0 (about 40% off)