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So my lovely cousin told me she’s tired of seeing $100 dresses on here.  I don’t know what she’s talking about but this post is right on time.  Today’s the last day of the $39.50 Dress Sale at Ann Taylor Loft.  The Loft always has really cute dresses and great sales so don’t sleep on them.  Anyway, this Empire Halter Dress is adorable and can be dressed up or down. 

I’m feeling these shoes to go with it.  And Barbara, these Dori Gladiators are only $50 and there’s a Friends And Family Sale going on at Lord and Taylor so rejoice, booboo!  Use code FRIENDS and get an extra 25% off nearly everything on their site (and there’s an in store coupon if you wanna see stuff in person).  Air kisses!

Oh you can accessorize with those cute Nason earrings from yesterday’s post.  That’s an under $100 outfit.  You’re welcome!

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Can’t wait til the week ends*!   Weekend Getaway- not just the title of a sultry, beautiful song by the uber-talented Eric Roberson (get familiar!).  While if it was mine, it’d prolly get dirty fairly quickly…I’m loving this little chic, simple bag.  And JCrew’s having a 20% off sale using code EXTRA20, so this listed price is even lower. 

*I know it’s only Monday but I know you understand!

Tell me you don’t remember the “Have A Coke And A Smile” hand game?  You probably don’t remember all of the lyrics but neither do I so it’s okay.  We can still enjoy this tshirt by Chaser LA, especially now that we have the knockers we were wishing for whilst playing said hand game.

I would love to right now but it’s not in the cards.  Maybe I can just buy this dress and twirl around in it for awhile?  Anthropologie, of course.

I said, Tracy Reese is on sale at GILT!  Who has time for fancy post names?  Tracy Reese is like the queen of dresses.  You should all be members of Gilt by now, but if not…..click forth!  Anyway, here are my favorites.  Sizes going fast.  BTW, I didn’t buy.  I feel guilty because I just ended my fast.  The one I’m most tempted on though, my size is gone.  God knows his children…LOL.

I know, I know…where have you been?  What’s on sale, girl?  Who got it for cheap?  I wish I could tell you but I’m currently on a 21 day financial fast and I’m not supposed to be looking at shopping sites or perusing any stores for anything but necessities.  Now I won’t lie and tell you I’ve been a good girl all the way through but I definitely tried.  I did okay so I might have to try this again but I did realize something about myself.  I won’t buy a $1300 purse but I will spend $50 here and $100 dollars there and not even realize how I just nickel-and-dimed myself out of $1300.  No more! 

Thanks to a great blogger, Ms. Serenity23 and her band of merry maidens I now know alot more about my spending habits and therefore have the insight to fix them.  Follow along on the last few days or catch up to see how different women have felt about different chapters in the book we’re reading.  You may not think you need it because I sure didn’t but it’s definitely worth a gander.

As I said, I haven’t been 100% faithful as I took a little trip to Marshalls you know cuz I…. uhm…had to ….cuz ….like it suddenly got extremely hot and I was wearing a wool sweater and I needed a lighter shirt.  That’s an emergency, right?  Anyway, while running through the store with laser-like focus on making it to the clearance shirt section and NOWHERE ELSE….I saw that Rachel Roy purse that I was coveting awhile back

I cannot lie and tell you that I did not pick the purse up.  I also held and caressed it.  I also put it on my shoulder and looked in the mirror.  I may have even walked around the store with it for a few moments.  Then as I was about to put it back I noticed that it was $40.  Friends, that’s a $90 discount.  Friends, that’s like 70% off.  I cannot lie and tell you that I did not immediately put that purse in my cart.  Then I thought about all of the other ladies fasting looking down on me all disapproving-like with mean glares and I put it back.  Then I went back and picked it up again.  You know, just to touch it one more time.  Then I took a picture and then….I left it there. 

What has the world come to?  I’m not a saint though because I will also not lie and tell you that I left the store with just one shirt…lol but I did put that purse back.  And I feel good about it.  Even as I look at this picture.  10% of me hopes it’s there if I ever go back to the store when this fast is over.  Okay, I’m lying 25% and I am going back.  Baby steps.

There isn’t really much that I need to say here.  Who doesn’t know the value of neutral shoes?  Who doesn’t love shoes $40 and under?   Who can’t see themselve slipping these buddies on with pretty much any outfit that you can come up with?  Who doesn’t know how comfortable these all look in addition to being cute?  Exactly.  All on sale at J. Jill.  Enjoy.

One of my favorite designers, Tracy Reese has these cuties on sale currently at Rue La La.  Click if you need an invite.  These prices are crazy!  Why must I be tempted so?   Sale lasts for the next hour…so think fast.  ALL OF THESE DRESSES ARE $79 so it shouldn’t be hard to decide.

So Diane von Furstenberg is having the online 70% of sample sale again and here are my two favorites.  Ignore the weird styling and get rid of everything and find your own cute black heels, and this Haytan Dress in Bubble Moons is perfect.  This is something that you really don’t need to accessorize much- maybe a silver bangle or two.  Thin, of course.  The styling on the Gallina Dress in Ombre Ferns Green is great.  I love those sandals!  I’d just switch out that bracelet for an all gold one.

Well we all know how Target does with the Designer Collections by now and we all know that many items are pretty hit or miss.  I’ve had more success just rolling with Target staple company- Merona.  Anyway, none of us can resist trying to get designer goods for Target prices so of course we all scamper around trying to scoop up these deals.  Maybe I can save some of you a trip to the store here with some reviews of the hats by Eugenia Kim and the shoes by Cynthia Vincent. 

First, let’s look at the display for the Cynthia Vincent shoes.  It’s simply just an endcap…that’s it.  I really don’t appreciate that at all as a consumer because obviously Target is trying to create shortages and frenzy right from the gate.   We all know how quickly these items sell out online and add to that the fact that you barely have a chance to grab something in person…awesome…NOT! 

The shoes that I was most interested in were the kente cloth wedges.  They’d been in a bunch of fashion magazine spreads and looked awesome in all of them.  I was also intrigued by the yellow wedges but I won’t even taunt you because they are no longer available online and were never available in the store.  The cognac ones look cool too but only available in stores.  Good luck with that one!

So, here they are and let me say that they photograph very well but in person for me they just look flat and lackluster so I left them in the store.  It was easy to do because although the store locator on the site said they were at the store in my size, they weren’t.  I read the online reviews though and took heed to some reviewers’ suggestions to try the shoe in a whole size down from your normal size.  Great suggestion, and it was pretty true.  If the velcro at the top front of the shoe actually opened, it would have been perfect a whole size down.  So you could size anywhere from a half size to a full size down depending on your foot.  Rejoice in that!  Another thing to rejoice about is the fact that the shoes were VERY comfortable which a great feet considering that heel height.  For me though, I just cannot see me wearing these shoes that much and I was really disappointed in the hue…I was expecting something much richer. 

On to some good stuff, the Eugenia Kim hats!  At first, I thought I was going to be disappointed again when I tried on the Straw Green Trim Hat and the material was shredding all over my clothes and hair.  Ugh.  But I pushed through and tried on a few hats and pictured below are my favorites. 

I left with the first one- the Plaid Straw Fedora and though I have absolutely nothing to go with the second one- Straw Fedora With Black/White Trim…I’m thinking about going back to get it.  The fit on the first hat was a little tight but the fit on the second was pretty loose and relaxed.  For the record, my dome is kind of big…lol.  The third cap- Striped Equestrian Hat was pretty cute too but I was way more into the fedoras.  So after a fun trip to Target to review the new collections…definitely head straight for the Eugenia Kim hats and then if you have some free time…try for the Cynthia Vincent shoes.