April 21, 2015

Piping OOTD



I wore this See by Chloé dress to campus one day recently. I also wore it few days later for a dinner date with Chris to celebrate my birthday. Although it is new-ish to me, the dress and I have a storied history. I bought its wool-blend, mixed-print dress sibling back in 2011, after searching far and wide  during sale season. Then I discovered this style in silk featuring the same unique lines, zipper design, and deep front pockets via Yoox. It was on sale but still out of my comfort zone for a day dress. Eventually, I ordered it with an additional percentage off coupon code but returned it. Unlike its forgiving wool counterpart, the silk dress ran small and offered no stretch. It wasn't comfortable and even on sale it was too costly to suffer any discomfort.

Over the years I continued to check ebay in case it came up for a good price. And eventually it did!

I've not written much about life here because life has been too busy to spare much time. But the semester is almost over. Graduation is this Saturday and grades are due a week from Wednesday. Chris just got back from another two weeks in Ghana for work. Emilia and I are thrilled to have him home again! I have stacks of paper to grade and the house is a mess but I am mere days away from a break from all the craziness. Just hanging on... 

Details:
See by Chloé dress
Spanx tights (30% off during Saks Friends and Family!)
Marc by Marc Jacobs punk mouse flats (in black here for 30% off during Saks Friends and Family!)
Banana Republic Elephant bracelet (similar here); Kors watch; Yurman necklace

April 17, 2015

So sunny I'm squinting OOTD plus a sale round up


You may notice in this photo that the shining sun made me squint like a vampire because that's what happens if you are a Pittsburgher who is emerging from late winter/early spring! But I am happy to blog this outfit since the dress is new. I bought it on sale during one of Anthropologie's free shipping promotions. Then a few days later Anthropologie's sale went on sale (just like it is now!) so I also got a price adjustment. I love when that happens! It alleviated my typical hesitations prior to the tag removal process.

Now that the Anthropologie sale is on sale again, I am trying to decide if I want to pay for shipping (which nearly cancel out the extra 20% off via code EXTRAEXTRA) to get this dress. Does Anthropologie still let you stack birthday discounts with other discounts?

Details:
Anthropologie Banet dress ( if you can catch a pop back it is on second cut even before the extra 20% off!)
Spanx tights (on sale via price match! or grab them from Saks' Friends and Family)
Ferragamo My Joy flats

Speaking of sales, Kate Spade's Friends and Family promotion is this weekend! Use code DEAREST through April 19th to get 25% off! It might be a good opportunity to shop for Mother's Day gifts.


Also, Saks Fifth Avenue's Friends and Family promotion has begun quietly online and lasts the 20th through April 27th in stores! Take 30% off most clothes, shoes, and accessories and 20% off jewelry with code FRNFAM2! Happy shopping!

April 15, 2015

Green Theme Dress OOTD


As the daughter of a teacher, I have always enjoyed dressing up for a theme. But I somehow forgot about this dress in mid-March when it would have been a nice St. Paddy's Day option. I wore it later that month since the green feels so springy.

If you've been following my blog, you know this is an old Tibi dress. It was available for purchase in fall 2008. This was back when I coveted just about everything Tibi made. Although a part of me misses feeling that desire, my bank account is healthier during this time in contemporary fashion. I enjoy seeing others sporting current trends but they just don't suit me.

Details:
Tibi Dress from Ebay
Spanx tights
Gucci wedges

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