Do you know that awesome feeling after taking advantage of an amazing sale? For someone who takes their shopping as seriously as I do, it's a very proud moment when you look at your receipt, or in this case, your order confirmation online and see how all of the hard work you've done searching for coupon codes, scanning pages of sale items, and making sure you spend JUST enough to get that free shipping, has paid off... and you just KNOW that NO ONE has ever done such an incredible job at saving than you.
Monday, December 13, 2010
I had that feeling a few days ago. I ordered some things online from Macy's during their "One Day Sale" which should really be called their "Once every 2 weeks sale" because it happens that frequently. And it's really a two day sale because they have a "Preview Day" the day before. What the heck is that about, Macy's? Seriously. Anyway, I was in bed at about 11pm when I suddenly remembered that I had ONE hour left to take advantage of the sale. Did I mention I take my shopping seriously?
I digress... I ordered a bunch of things with store credit and they arrived today. I will start by saying something that I always neglect to remember. DO NOT BUY CLOTHES ONLINE! 9 times out of 10, you won't be happy. Also, they sent me a pair of large men's sweatpants... why?? I don't know. I guess they thought maybe I would like them more than the jeans I actually ordered that they failed to send. Awesome. So now I have to return them, along with almost everything else I ordered.
To make matters worse, just as I was looking at Macy's return policy online, a commercial came on TV for the BEST CUSTOMER SALE at Macy's starting tomorrow! And it's a BETTER sale than the One Day Sale. You have made a FOOL out of me Macy's! And I DON'T WANT to be your best customer... I don't want to be your customer at all... so THERE! Pttthhhh!
OK, on to the clothes...
I found this really adorable sweater from Urban Outfitters!!
Totally kidding... but I saw this on the website and just had to show all of you. For the low price of $88, you can look like that weird aunt that never got married and has 20 cats.
How about this one from Anthropologie instead? It's purple which I've noticed is becoming a really hot color right now. It's also my sister-in-law Dajana's favorite color so I like to think that she single handedly started the trend. :)
You can wear a basic tank underneath or a longsleeve crewneck shirt... whatever strikes your fancy.
Speaking of Uggs, I bought my first pair (these ones) this week and I am SO happy with my purchase. They are so incredibly warm. I was hesitant to buy them, thinking that they can't be all that much better than the much cheaper competition, but they are so much better. They use only the highest grade sheepskin available, unlike the coarse and synthetic material used in the cheapy fakes. These will last you longer and keep your feet warmer than any other boot.
Okay, now onto my favorite thing right now. I found these state necklaces on Etsy. They come in every state or country you can imagine! She will even custom make your location if you don't see it listed. LOVE THEM!
Here is the PA one. Philly girl represent! They make a perfect gift for anyone you know who holds a special place in their heart for a certain location, or if their loved ones are far away. And they are reasonably priced at just $50!
That's all for today, kids. Sorry if today's outfit is a little lame and predictable. I really wanted to share my Ugg love and was pretty uninspired in my search for a sweater. I'll spruce it up next time for a dressier holiday party outfit! :)
Posted by annieclay at 3:15 PM
Friday, December 10, 2010
I'm finally making a comeback here. I hope you can forgive me for my absence over the last few months. Just when the blog was doing it's best, I got caught up in my wedding planning and I really regret that I didn't do a better job at keeping up with the site. I'm hoping that over the next couple of months, we can build up some momentum again and get back to making fabulous and affordable outfits together.
Just to give you an idea what I have been up to since I've been gone from the blogger world... here are some photos!
And last but not least... the walk-in closet from the hotel on our honeymoon! Love!
Check back for a new outfit tomorrow! xoxo
Posted by annieclay at 11:30 AM