Sunday, January 25, 2009

Post-Holiday Shopping Frenzy

Oh dear readers, I have been in a shopping frenzy as of late. The after-holiday sales have just been too much for me to resist, and I have turned into a shopping fiend. Seriously, the sales have been crazy, and I like to think I've been doing my part to help the economy...I really don't think that, but it's a good excuse. Here are some of my recent great buys [with more pics of me wearing some of the new goodies coming soon...]. Have you all been going as nuts as me??

Chunky black heels. You won't believe where these beauties are from...









A new leather carry-all:



My first Marc Jacobs dress!!! I actually wore the dress turned around backwards, because I love the exposed zipper so much! I think Net-a-porter will be the death of me...




Round-frame sunglasses from UO:




A blouse I have been wanting from FCUK for a while...

Some basic Nine West black boots...and these coveted wedges as well:




Banana Republic is having a massive, and I mean massive, clearance on dresses. I bought a couple of party/cocktail dresses and with their additional 25% discount [check the site], none of them were more than $30 bucks {and these dresses were originally $150 or more!}. I'm so glad I held off buying from Forever 21, because I was able to grab this sequin mini-dress for just as cheap, and it is definitely a bit more well-made:



I also got my metallic fix, and this dress is so classic, I will wear it forever:



And lastly, a military/band jacket from the ever-dependable Target [it seems like I have found some of my cutest jackets from there!]:

If you're shopping the sales, here are some things to keep in mind:

**Don't forget if you are shopping online to look for coupon and discount codes on sites like retailmenot.com. These can often save you from 10-20%.

**Also make sure to look for sale codes on the sites themselves -- many websites will add the code automatically when you check out, but some will have to be done manually!

**sign up for e-mail announcements from your favorite stores -- it might seem annoying to receive loads of automated e-mails, but when a great sale comes up, you'll be glad!

**If you can, go into the stores -- some clearance sales are even better in the actual store. For example, I was able to purchase my Banana Republic and Target items for 1/2-1/3 cheaper than the online sale price.

15 comments:

lacouturiernyc said...

those chunky heels are pretty amazing!

xoxo,
La C.

Savvy Mode SG said...

i like those chunky heels. isn't MJ just the best.

Carlita said...

Gorgeous dress :)!

ambika said...

No kidding re: Banana Republic. I was there the other day & couldn't believe the prices. I tried on a ton of pants, none of which flattered so ended up taking home a dress.

Estela said...

I want that marc jacobs dress!!!

shahbaz said...

i love your collections,if you go for shopping, don't forget to take printable coupons at ClickMyCoupons.com by using it you can save lots of money on shopping.

mothersvea said...

ooh gorgeous heels!

Tamara said...

You have been really helping the economy, my dear! ;) (I'm going to keep that sentence in mind just in case I needed in my next shopping session)
All your new beauties are gorgeous! Enjoy them!

xx

Fashion Moment said...

This blouse is so chic!

FM

[Tara] said...

lacouturier -- I know, and amazing that they are from Payless!

saavy-- MJ is a bit like an addiction, I'm afraid.

carlita -- thank you, dear!!

[Tara] said...

ambika -- BN is overpriced (in my opinion), but when they have sales, they don't kid around!

estella -- too bad, net-a-porter is sold out, LOL. The price was excellent!

shahbaz -- thank you so much for the awesome tip!

[Tara] said...

mothersvea -- thanks!!

tamara -- thank you dear! Yes, It is a good excuse and helps with the guilt ;)

fashionmoment -- I am wearing it right now! Love it!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-your Marc Jacobs dress is gorgeous!

Kim Gail said...
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[Tara] said...

Kim --thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! I love the dress so much, as well!