Year In Review : Outfits of 2013

If 2013 had a theme, it would be green. And it’s a color I will never tire of.

If you are active on social media, please share below a picture of your favorite outfit from this year. Or, if you don’t post pictures online, a description will suffice.

Metallics and Pastels (+ Zara Messenger Bag with Metallic Fastener Review)

This outfit is from a few weeks ago (still working to clear a three-week backlog but I am in full on winter mode at this point; wool coat, gloves, boot socks, thermals, the whole nine yards).


This Alice + Olivia shimmery number is one of my favorite purchases last year (though sadly did not make the top 10) but I’ve always found it unflattering on me. There’s something mildly off about the flare of the A-line skirt and the length of the cap sleeve on me. I’ve considered alterations in the past but fear something irreversible and undesirable might be done and I didn’t want to take the chance.


I’ve only really ever worn it with a jacket or a coat on top but recently have been getting more use out of it by wearing it with sweaters or skirts. 


I urge you all to consider adding something sparkly (does not have to be sequins!) to your closet this winter; you won’t regret it!

Alice + Olivia Elise Metallic Tweed Dress | Club Monaco Pamera Pleated Skirt | Ann Taylor Estate Shimmer Necklace (similar) | J. Crew Collection Icon Trench (last worn here) | Coach Tote |  Franco Sarto Napoli Pumps

And I thought I’d throw this short Zara Messenger Bag with Metallic Fastener review in with this outfit post because it has sat in my draft folder for months now and may never see the light of day at this rate.


I don’t think the bag is worth $59.90 in workmanship or material alone but with Zara you are always
paying a small premium for trendiness. Still, even then I would have a hard
time parting with three Jackson’s for this.

“Sky Blue” – Get matching shoes here.

The strap is unadjustable and works as a crossbody for a shorter person (I am 5’2). The top zipper felt flimsy to me so I would be careful not to be too brutish with it.


The concept is cute enough but the cheapness of the material really becomes apparent upon a closer inspection of the bag.


But it is a fun design and the color is really beautiful so you be the judge in determining if practicality or attractiveness wins out in this case.

A few other options from Zara to consider if this one doesn’t make the cut but you are looking to add a smaller, cheaper bag to your collection.

Top: 1 | 2 | 3
Bottom: 1 | 2 | 3

Weekly Shopping Update: Black Friday & Cyber Monday Special

How time flies! The retail event of the year is almost upon us and I intend to update this post over the next week with new sales as they happen but updating on mobile devices (or on the fly) can be a challenge so let me know if you find broken links or encounter issues.

Special picks: Kate Spade Tuxedo T-Shirt (30% off with CYBER30), Steve Madden Ravesh Pumps (30% off with CM30SHOE), Kate Spade Leopard Tote (30% off with CM30SHOE), Banana Republic Leather Bow Glove (40% off with CYBER), Banana Republic Slim Bow Belt (40% off with CYBER), and Cable-Knit Cotton Crewneck.


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Retailer: 6PM
The Deal:  Take 20% off with code 6PMC1202132042.
Parameter: Online
Free Shipping Minimum: No minimum
 
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Retailer: Aeropostale
The Deal: up to 70% off everything (prices as marked.
Parameter: Online
Free shipping minimum: $75+ 


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Retailer: Alice + Olivia
The Deal: 25% off everything, discount applied at checkout.
Parameter: Online
Free Shipping Minimum: free shipping on all orders.
Picks: Pleat Sleeve Drop Waist Dress, Double-breasted Coat with Leather Sleeves, Dina Calf Hair Heel, Peter Pan Blouse Combo Dress, Siri Quilted Zipper Biker Jacket, Kidman Open Front Box Jacket, and Leather Cap Sleeve Dress.


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Retailer: American Eagle/Aerie/AEO Factory
The Deal: 50% off and free shipping with code 94C486V1.
Parameter: Online and in stores
Free Shipping Minimum: free shipping on all orders.
Picks: AE Duffle Coat, AE Express Yourself Sweater, AE Chiffon Back Crop Tank, and Boy Jeans.

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Retailer: Ann Taylor
The Deal: 50% off everything with code SHOP50.
Parameter: Online and in stores
Free Shipping Minimum:$175+
Picks: Brilliant Bow Necklace, Estate Shimmer Necklace, Brilliant Bow Bracelet, Bow and Lace Top Dress, Metal Bow Sheath Dress, Baroque Statement Necklace, and Heirloom Pearl Statement Necklace.


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Retailer: Anthropologie

The Deal: 20% off sale items.
Parameter: Online and in stores
Picks: Elsa Peplum Dress, Chevron Pencil Dress, Needlelace Peplum Top, Enza Brocade Blazer, Taisia Dress, Arana Crepe Shift, Cora Cardigan, Tiered Lace Shirtdress, Gem Drop Peplum Top, Pearlneck Shell, Corin Peplum Trench, Stripewave Dress, Laced Peplum Hoodie, Kumihimo Top, Colette Pullover, Poppy Petite Dress, and Cressida Skirt.
What I plan to order: Colette Trench, Shimmered Tweed Moto Jacket, and Tucked Bow Slingbacks.


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Retailer: ASOS
The Deal: Up to 70% off select items; take 30% off everything with code GIMMEMORE.
Free Shipping Minimum: free shipping and free returns on all orders.



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Retailer: Banana Republic
The Deal: 40% off your entire purchase with code CYBER. This offer is stackable with the new e-mail subscriber code (an additional 25% off).
Parameter: Online and in stores until 12/2.
Free Shipping Minimum: $50+

My order: Martin-Fit Camel Herringbone Trouser, Leather Bow Glove, Slim Bow Belt, Plaid Skinny Ankle Pant, Haircalf Bow GloveRed Coated Skinny Ankle Jean, and Martin-Fit White Flannel Trouser.
Picks: Cheetah-Sleeve Trench, Piped A-Line Skirt, and Sloan Fit Slim Ankle Pant.
  
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Retailer: Barneys Warehouse
The Deal: 30% off sale items; 50% off select handbags.
Parameter: Online
Free Shipping Minimum: $150+

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Retailer: Black Label Boutique
The Deal: 30% off almost everything with code STUFFED30.
Parameter: Online
Special notes: All sale final; certain exclusions apply.
Free Shipping Minimum: free shipping on all orders.


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Retailer: BlueFly
The Deal: $40 OFF $200 + free shipping with code CYBER40.
Free shipping minimum: $150
Parameter: Online
Picks: Autumn Cashmere Sweater with Elbow Patches (four colors), Hayden Mid-heather Crewneck Sweater, C3 Collection Fox Sweater, and C3 Collection Pig Intarsia Cashmere Sweater (and love this hippo sweater).


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Retailer: Bloomingdale’s
The Deal: Extra 20% off sale items with code BONUS and take $25 off almost every $200 you spend.
Free shipping minimum: free shipping on all orders until 12/21.
Parameter: Online

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Retailer: C. Wonder

The Deal: 30% off everything with code GIFTS30.
Parameter: Online.
Picks: Wool Walking Coat, Blackwatch Plaid Blazer, and Cabled Elbow Patch Crewneck Sweater.


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Retailer: Club Monaco
The Deal: Spend $200, get 20% off; Spend $250, get 25% off, or spend $300 and get 30% off with code CYBER.
Free shipping minimum: $150
Parameter: Online


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Retailer: Erin Fetherston
The Deal: Get 40% off with code MONDAY tomorrow from 12-AM-6AM. Or get 25% off your entire now with code REGISTER25.
Parameter: Online only 12/2.
Free Shipping Minimum: free shipping on all orders.

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Retailer: Express
The Deal: 40% off every single item, no code needed.
Picks: Leopard Infinity Scarf, Embroidered Lace Shift Dress, Zip Back Peplum Tank, Geometric Lace Dress, Leather Sleeve Tee, Leather Heeled Sandal, Point Collar Zip Back Peplum Top, Convertible Sleeve Portofino Shirt, Half Placket Woven Tunic, Jeweled Collar Jacquard Top, Perforated Leather Scoop Back Tee, Lace Yoke Button Back Top, Light Wash Denim Shirt, Ankle Zip Leggings, Seamed Leather Front Tank, Mesh Detail Button Back Top, and Striped Lace Collar Sweater.
What I ordered: (Minus the) Leather Seamed Tee, Quilted Skater Dress, Dark Wash Denim Shirt, Striped Sleeve Baseball Tee, Camo Skater Skirt, Studio Stretch Barely Boot Editor Pant, Leather Peplum Top, Ultimate Tab Waist Pant, Pleat Ankle Pant, and Long Sleeve Cropped Tee.
Parameter: Online only; 40% off in stores.
Free Shipping Minimum: $125


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Retailer: Forever 21
The Deal: 50% off boots and bags; extra 50% off sale items with code EXTRA50.
Parameter: Online and in select stores until 11/28.
Free Shipping Minimum: $50+

Picks: Cascading Chiffon Skirt (I own last year’s version), Classic Oversized Faux Leather Clutch, Boss Oversized Satchel, Sleek Wedge Booties, Standout Bejeweled Pullover, City-Chic Satchel, Street-Chic Wool Coat (I tried this in a store recently and thought the quality was decent but it runs at least one size big), Essential Charmeuse Shirt, and Classic Midsize Faux Leather Clutch.
My order: Essential Striped Ponte Top and All-Day Chelsea Wedge Boots.


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Retailer: Forward Forward
The Deal: Hundreds of new markdowns
Parameter: Only only
Free Shipping Minimum: Free 2-day shipping and free returns on all orders.
Picks: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel in Olive, Valentino Rockstud Patent Leather Ballerina Flat in Pink, 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Satchel in Two-Tone, Valentino Small Lock Flap Bag in Red Patent, Valentino Medium Rockstud Trapeze Tote in Cyclamin, and Valentino Rockstud Printed Water Snakeskin Ballerina Flat T.05 in Marine.


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Retailer: FORZIERI
The Deal: Take 20% off with code BLACK20.
Picks: A great time to pick up a pair of Valentino Rockstud Pumps (red, cobalt blue, or navy). Or get a 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Tote (red or cobalt blue).


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Retailer: French Connection
The Deal: Take 30% off with code W13COUPON.
Parameter: Online and in stores
Free Shipping Minimum: $150+  


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Retailer: The Gap
The Deal: 40% off your entire purchase with code CYBER.
Parameter: Online and in stores until 12/2.
Free Shipping Minimum: $50+



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Retailer: H&M
The Deal: 40% off your entire purchase and free shipping on orders of $50 with code 7376
Parameter: Online until 12/2.
Free Shipping Minimum: $50+ with code 7376


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Retailer: J. Crew
The Deal: 30% off any purchase with code HOLIDAY.
Parameter: Online and in stores.
Free Shipping Minimum: $150+
Picks: Mini-bows Sweatshirt, Boy Popover in Bows, Black Tweed Skirt, Handkerchief Fair Isle Sweater, Ivory Fair Isle Sweater, Lace Peplum Top, Collection Crystal Mohair Jacket, Collection Jeweled Collar Topcoat, Collection Gold Bullion Peacoat in Italian Wool, Buffalo Check Peacoat, and Vintage Holiday Sweater.


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Retailer: Juicy Couture
The Deal: 40% off entire site and additional 50% off sale.
Parameter: Online
Free Shipping Minimum: no minimum

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Retailer: Kate Spade
The Deal: 30% off everything with code CYBER30.
Parameter: Online
Free Shipping Minimum: No Minimum
Picks: Jasmine Dress, Teddy Dress, Tayla Coat (so beautiful), Lisa Heel (I own this and love it), Chelsy Jacket.
My order: Tuxedo T-Shirt


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Retailer: The Limited
The Deal: 40% off everything + free shipping on all orders with code GIFTME. And earn $25 virtual dollars on every $50 spent.
Parameter: Online until 12/1
Free Shipping Minimum: No Minimum with code GIFTME.
Picks: Intarsia Bow Sweater, High Waisted Pleat Front Skirt (reminds me of this Zara skirt), Cascading Floral Statement Necklace, and Sequin Pencil Skirt.
 
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Retailer: Loehmann’s
The Deal: 40% off everything with code CYB40.
Parameter: Online until 12/2
Free Shipping Minimum: $100+


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Retailer: LOFT
The Deal: 50% off everything with code CYBER50.
Parameter: Online only until 12/2.
Free Shipping Minimum: $125+

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Retailer: Madewell
The Deal: Take 25% your entire purchase with code FEAST25.
Parameters: Online and in stores until Monday.
Free Shipping Minimum: Free shipping on all orders.
Picks: Transport Tote, Modern Slop Sweater, and Slim Slouch Jeans (love oxymorons in product names…so confusing yet so intriguing).


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Retailer: Neiman Marcus

The Deal: Hundreds of new markdowns.
Free Shipping Minimum: free shipping and return shipping on all orders.
Parameter: Online


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Retailer: Neiman Marcus Last Call
The Deal: Extra 30-50% off everything; 40% off clearance. Take an additional $10 off orders of $50+ with code LCNEW.
Picks: Ash Bowie Suede Wedge Sneaker (military, black, or nut). The Pour la Victoire Chantel Scalloped Mesh Pumps (red, navy, nude, or mint) that I own in black is on further sale. They fit true to size. I also liked the Rachel Zoe Morrison Small Tote Bag, Michael Kors Tweed V-Neck Dress, French Connection Cap-Sleeve Striped Dress, and Free People Mt. St. Helen Denim Dress.
Free shipping minimum: $75+ with code LC75NOV.


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Retailer: Nordstrom
The Deal: Designer Sale
Parameter: Online and in stores.
Free shipping minimum: free shipping on all orders.
Picks: Coach Luca Pumps, Ivanka Trump Carni Pumps, Marc Jacobs 1984 Leather Satchel, Via Spiga Felipa Boot, Marc Jacobs Baroque Leather Bag, and Stuart Weitzman Restart Booties.


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Retailer: Old Navy
The Deal: 30% off with code CYBER.
Parameter: Online only until 12/2.
Free Shipping Minimum: $50+


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Retailer: Piperlime
The Deal: 30% off with code CYBER.
Parameter: Online only; ends 12/2.
Free shipping minimum: no minimum free shipping and free returns.
My picks: Via Spiga Ailey Boots (I measured the circumference of a pair of size 7’s I received and they were 13.75″ at the widest point; I thought the style and quality were great but they are just too tight for my calves). I also loved the Steven by Steve Madden Ravesh Pumps (review scheduled for 11/27); they fit true to size and while not perfectly comfortable, are just the prettiest bow pumps I’ve ever tried on.


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Retailer: Ralph Lauren
The Deal: Save $25 on orders of $150, $50 on orders of $250, or $125 on orders of $500.
Parameter: Online only
Free Shipping Minimum: free shipping on all orders.
My order: Cable-Knit Cotton Crewneck, all cotton, no logo, a sure winner! Also got the Belted Wool-Cashmere Cardigan for my mom.
Picks: Slouchy Cable-Knit Turtleneck, Pleated Wool Skirt, Leather-Trimmed Plaid Vest, Stretch-Wool Coat, Pleated Jersey Skirt, Colored Miniskirt (two colors), and Houndstooth Wool Cape.


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Retailer: Saks
The Deal: Post-Thanksgiving Sale; Shop apparel, shoes, and handbags.
Parameter: online and in-stores
Free shipping minimum: free shipping and free return shipping with code HOLIDAY.
Handbag Picks: Tory Burch Robinson Shrunken Square Tote, Tory Burch Tiny Michelle Tote, Loeffler Randall Rider Satchel, Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.B. Tote, Marc Jacobs Baroque XL Single Quilted Shoulder Bag, Tory Burch Robinson Coated Canvas Dome Satchel, Loeffler Randall Rider Top Handle Satchel, and Marc Jacobs Top Chicret Bicolor Top-Handle Bag.


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Retailer: Shopbop
The Deal: With code BIGEVENT13, spend between $250-499 and save 15%, spend between $500-$999 and save 20%, or spend $1000+ and save 25%.
Parameter: Online only; ends 12/2 at 11:59PM PST.
Free shipping Minimum: Free shipping and return shipping on all orders.
 
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Retailer: SSense
The Deal: Winter sale, up to 50% off.
Parameter: Online only.
Picks: Herve Leger Fuchsia Ombre Cap-Sleeved Bandage Dress, Alexander Wang Rocco Duffle Bag (blue, black pebbled, black leather, burgundy, ink blue, brown, taupe, taupe pebbled, acid green, and orange), and Alice + Olivia Black and white Leather A-Line Paige Dress.

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Retailer: Theory
The Deal: An additional 30% off the entire store, with extended hours. Also, spend $300+ and receive a gift with purchase.
Parameter: All outlet locations; find a complete list here.

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Retailer: Tommy Hilfiger
The Deal: 40% off everything with code THTHANKS40.
Parameter: Online only.
Free Shipping Minimum: $150+
Picks: I liked the Long-sleeve Cable Crew Neck Sweater (5 colors) that I got last week; the fit was merely ok (will post pictures after Thanksgiving; the torso is loose at the top and more tapered at the end) but the material was quite comfortable (55% cotton, 25% nylon, and 20% wool) and didn’t appear to be pill-prone. I also like the Cable Crew Neck Sweater and Basketweave Sweater.

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Retailer: Tory Burch
The Deal: Spend $300, receive 20% off; spend $500, receive 25% off; spend $750, receive 30% off.
Parameter: Online and in stores; sale starts Friday and ends Monday.


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Retailer: Urban Outfitters
The Deal: $50 off $150, $25 off $100, or $15 off $75.
Parameter: Online only until 12/2.
Free Shipping Minimum: free shipping on all orders.


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Retailer: Victoria’s Secret
The Deal: Up to 60% off clearance, an extra 20% off with code EXTRA20VS.
Parameter: Online only
Free shipping minimum: Free shipping on orders of $100+ with code SHIP13.


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Retailer: YesStyle
The Deal: 15% off and free shipping with code CYBERMONDAY.
Parameter: Online only until 12/2.
Free Shipping Minimum: no minimum with code CYBERMONDAY.
  
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Retailer: Yoox
The Deal: Up to an extra 50% off sale items plus 15% off with code THANKYOOX.
Parameter: Online only.
Free shipping Minimum: Free shipping on all orders.


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Retailer: Zara
The Deal: Black Friday Special
Parameter: Online and in-stores; starts at midnight on Friday
My most recent order: Checked Blazer (only $35.99), Duffle Coat with Faux Sheepskin Hood, and Two-ply Trousers.
Free shipping Minimum: Free shipping and return shipping on all orders.


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Egg-Cooker (a.k.a. J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Glen Plaid)

In my closet hang twenty or so items that I would describe as…clutter. Allow me to explain:


These articles of clothing complement only one or two other items in my closet, rendering
them particularly expendable. There’s an analogy begging to be drawn
between these items and single-purpose kitchen appliances.

J. Crew Collection Icon Trench | H&M Multi-Knit Turtleneck Sweater (similar) | J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Glen Plaid | Tory Burch Daria Top-Handle Satchel Bag | Massimo Dutti Nappa Leather Court Shoe

This skirt is the egg-cooker of clothes. The only thing in my closet that “goes” with it is this
chunky H&M sweater. I hesitate to hem and slim this skirt because it
currently fits me in the waist with this sweater tucked into it.



Special
occasion dresses aside (though one can make the argument that renting
cocktail dresses is more practical than owning them), do single-purpose
clothing items have a place in any closet? Or should they be promptly sold or
donated?

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Another shout-out to the J. Crew sale because I unexpectedly received a holiday reward from J. Crew despite having bought nothing from it in recent memory. Armed with this rewards card, I made a rather large purchase (wait, was that the rewards card’s intended purpose?).


My order comprised the Cambridge Cable Chunky Turtleneck Sweater (which I already own in yellow and love), Smartphone Leather Gloves (a great holiday gift), and Pleated Skirt in Butterfly.

And Neiman Marcus’s first cut sale has started and it is dangerous. Just about everything on my watchlist went on sale: RED Valentino Short-Sleeve Sweetheart Dress, A+O Flora Chevron Blouse with Tie, Theory Innis Cable-Knit Sweater, Donna Karan Crepe Bow-Waist Jacket (stunning but still out of my price range), and Nanette Lepore La Rambla Lace Dress.


Also worth a look are RED Valentino Floral-Print Snap-Front Coat, C&C Faux-Leather Combo Moto Jacket, Johnny Was Rose Garden Georgette Dress (can’t decide if this is ethereal or eccentric),  Vince Hooded Leather Jacket, and RED Valentino Sleeveless Drop-Waist Dress.

Equally noteworthy/dangerous is Saks’s Sneak Peek Sale, which started today. Here are my picks: RED Valentino Jewel-Print Topper, RED Valentino Cropped Leather Jacket, RED Valentino Leather Bow-Accented Moto Jacket, RED Valentino Full-Skirted Coat, DvF Zarita Dress, RED Valentino Jewel-Print Dress, Nanette Lepore Merry Go Round Lace Top, A+O Natalia Scalloped Lace Fit-&-Flare Dress, RED Valentino Taffeta Puffer Coat, RED Valentino Hooded Nylon Parka, and Theory Frayda Danish Leather Jacket.

For those who don’t mind shopping the kid’s section: Milly Girl’s Bonded Wool Blend Coat, Ralph Lauren Girl’s Tweed Princess Coat, Burberry Girl’s Leather-Sleeved Trenchcoat, Burberry Girl’s Double-Breasted Trench Dress, Marc Jacobs Girl’s Tweed Dress, and Ralph Lauren Girl’s Classic Mac Jacket.


I picked up the RED Valentino Napa Leather Moto Jacket from Nordstrom and will be reviewing it later this month.


November is shaping up to be a discount-heavy month so pace yourself!

Weekly Shopping Update: 10.25.2013

Earlier this week, in my enthusiasm to share (what I then thought was) a great sale with you all, I failed to confirm the ready availability of the coupon before posting and found out later that this coupon was distributed randomly and with a limited distribution. Apologies for any confusion and disappointment this may have caused.


Retailer: Neiman Marcus
Discount: Get 20% off one, 25% off two, or 30% off three select regular and sale item, discounts will be automatically reflected in your cart. And for non-current email subscribers, sign up here for a 10% off coupon.
Picks: I really like this stunning green/gold Alice + Olivia Shovan Lace Peplum Dress and Burberry Shearling Sweep Double-Breasted Coat. Also love this Torn by Ronny Kobo Layla Mixed-Knit Peplum Sweater and Alice + Olivia Polly Lace Peplum Jacket. Other styles worthy of a second look include the RED Valentino Exposed-Zip Leather Trenchcoat, Tory Burch Vanessa Mix-Fabric Beaded Jacket, Rebecca Taylor Leather-Sleeve Tweed Dress, A + O Kidman Metallic Tweed Jacket, Tory Burch Lucy Jewel-Embellished Sweater, Smythe Three-Quarter-Sleeve Blazer, and Theory Lanai Basis Open Blazer.

Ted Baker Ohavia Cable-Front Peplum Sweater | Theory Innis Cable-Knit Sweater | Rebecca Taylor Chunky Cable-Knit Sweater

And Alice + Olivia can do no wrong. Is the Patricia Feather-Peplum Dress not perfection?

Alice + Olivia: Bergen Sequined Ballerina Dress | Patricia Feather-Peplum Dress | Natalia Open-Back Lace Dress
Theory Adashi Leather Jacket | RED Valentino Napa Leather Moto Jacket


Retailer: Ann Taylor
Discount: 50% off blouses, knits, and sweaters with code STYLETOPS; take an additional 50% off sale styles.

Ann Taylor Peplum Dot Jacquard Top

Retailer: LOFT
Discount: Buy one full-priced item, get 30% off, buy two full-priced items, get 40% off, and buy three full-priced items, get 50% off with code WINNER.
I ordered the Leopard Print Collar Wool Blend Twill Pea Coat some time ago, having fallen in love with the leopard print collar (which I intended to wear with everything). In person, I found the large front pockets somewhat distracting and decided against keeping it. The fit is TTS.









XXSP | Alpine Green

Retailer: Piperlime
Discount: Extra 40% off sale items with code FIX.

Tinley Road Vegan Leather Muscle Tank

Retailer: Brooks Brothers
Discount: Take 15% off (or 25% with a BB card) off your entire purchase.
Picks: Wool Fireman’s Jacket, Mackintosh Short Trench, Silk Pullover Dress, Front Pleat Jacquard Skirt, Navy Riding Jacket, and Intarsia Collar Supima┬« Sweater.

Cropped Aran Cable Sweater | Cashmere Cable Knit Crewneck Sweater | Fisherman Cable Sweater

Retailer: Modcloth
Discount: 25% off jackets and coats with code BRRR25.
Picks: Blithesome Day Flat, Plenty of Panache Skirt, Got It Down Patent Wedge in Cream, Just the Right Touch Dress, and Merlot to Love Jumpsuit.


Apricot Your Attention Dress | Gondola Engagement Dress in Cream and Navy | Coach Tour Dress in Bleu
Heartfelt Hello Dress

Retailer: Mango
Discount: Mid-season Sale, up to 50% off.

Mango Houndstooth Shift Dress


Retailer: Amazon

Discount: New e-mail subscribers get 20% off their next shoe or handbag purchase.

I expected to love these Kate Spade Ginny Flats but found that slingback flats look dowdy on my feet. If you account for the 20% off discount noted above, this shoe is sold at Amazon for more than 75% off its list price of $228. Nordstrom is still selling it at full price, Designs by Stephene is selling it for $160, 6PM at $126.99, and Bloomingdale’s at $149.

I ordered the shoes in a my usual size 7 (I normally wear 6.5 or 7 and have medium-width feet) but could’ve gone down half a size as well. If you are not between sizes, your normal shoe size should work. With all pointed toe shoes, those with wider feet should also order half a size up to compare.

There is little arch support and the soles are thin which lead me to think that these shoes can’t be extremely comfortable but reviews for the shoe were mostly positive so my initial impression could be wrong.

Happy shopping!


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