Jewel Collar and Bow Skirt

I am currently working on a series of posts which focus on Asian Fashion — globalization is both a gift (boundless selection) and a curse (limited funds). As always, I will try to intersperse new series with sale and outfit posts to reduce the monotony. But I can’t wait to share my thoughts about these specialty online stores with you all.

I would also welcome any recommendations or opposing opinions to my own. In most instances, I will have tried the retailer in question only once or twice which is not nearly a big enough sample size to be able to postulate with authority. If I were you, I would take my reviews with a grain of salt.

Cherrykoko Rapunzel Jeweled-Collar Dress (similar here) | Kate Spade Jolie Silk Printed Full Skirt (also here + here) | Ann Taylor Double Keeper Belt (old) | J. Crew Patent Mary Jane Pumps (sold out)


I thought I would insert a few sales at the end of this post and the next post for those of you who don’t subscribe to retailer emails and instead rely on posts like the Weekly Shopping Update for a roundup since there won’t be a sale-geared post this week.

Take 25% off your total purchase at J. Crew with code NEWSTYLE or 30% off with code CARDTREAT for cardmembers.

New arrivals were added online yesterday; shop women‘s, men‘s, girls‘, and boys‘ collections. I am quite smitten with the richness in color of the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Academic Green even though I was unpleasantly surprised by the style last year. Another item on my watch list is the Beaded Rose Necklace which sold out earlier this year but has been restocked (even though “inspired by” versions have been received with acclaim – read Gigi’s review here).

All sale styles are an extra 40% off at Ann Taylor (no code needed). This sale is both online and in stores. Here are my picks: Lace Overlay Shell, Mara Ankle Strap Kitten Heels, Paisley Silk Sash, Scalloped Crepe Jacket, Striped Sweater Jacket, and Jackie Bow Sandals.

Or, take 50% off full-priced shoes (no coded needed) and stack the discount with code 10000010168 for $20 off purchases of $75+. For those of you who missed out on the last deal, get the Perfect Pump in Sweet Biscotti (pinkish beige), Black Calf, Black Patent, and Facade Gray (looks olive). Read my review of the perfect pump here and here.

Ann Taylor’s sister store, LOFT, is running a 40% off store-wide sale. Use code GIRLSNIGHT at checkout. 

Everything is 40% off at J. Crew’s Factory Store and this offer can be made sweeter with code SUMMER, which takes an additional 10% off orders of $75+ or 20% off orders of $125.

My picks: Scalloped Lace Top, Sylvia Patent Wedges, Paulina Patent Pumps, Girls’ Anchor Rope Dress, Stripe Boatneck Tee, Scalloped Shift Dress, Zigzag Sequin Tank, Nautical Sequin Tank, Printed Pencil Skirt in Stretch Cotton, Printed Chino Short, Cameo Chandelier Necklace, Blazer in Eyelet, Gold-Button Blazer, and Heart Skort.

I picked up for myself the Girls’ Printed Dress in Neon Persimmon (I couldn’t help myself), Silk Two-Pocket Blouse, Printed Mini, Printed Poet Blouse, and Clare Cardigan in Floral.

For other picks, read Cee and SPG‘s J. Crew Factory reviews.

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