April 09, 2011

Kate Spade Friends and Family Haulage

How nice of the folks at Kate Spade to time their Friends and Family event so closely to my birthday, when I have spare gift funds and an urge to indulge! Thanks to Roxy from Effortless Anthropologie, I was given a heads up for this event in advance of the email. I picked out what I wanted before the 25% off coupon code, FFSPR11 went active and snagged both items.

I had long coveted the Journal Bon Shopper tote bag, with its newspaper classified ads print. I study the history of media and although print has become something of an embattled industry, I am an avid newspaper reader, receiving home delivery of the New York Times and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. When I saw this tote, I immediately wanted it. As much as I love the book clutches, a tote bag fits my 'carry everything' lifestyle. To paraphrase Ally Sheedy in The Breakfast Club, you never know when you may have to jam! The best part is that my tote was already on sale so I got 25% off the sale price!

I also snagged the Calista floral print shirt dress on sale. As much as I coveted the Violetta, (blogged here) the color combo and shape evoked a formal version of my Two Wheeler shirt dress. And its discount was not as steep as I need, even with 25% off. The Calista is unlike anything I own, with its all over carnation flower print. I haven't met a flower I didn't like but I really love carnations. To celebrate holidays when I was a kid, my dad would always give me carnations. My mom would get roses and I would get carnations. Although this flower can be controversial, I've always loved that memory. Can't wait to see these pieces in person!

For guys Jack Spade friends and family is on too. Use code JACK25. But you have to move fast because these codes expire tonight at 11:59 PST. Are you buying anything?


kristin said...

Congrats! Both items look great. I can't wait to hear all about them once they arrive!

Carol said...

Oh, great picks, Jess! I love that dress - and admit that I'm rather grateful it's sold out in my size already. It would have been too tempting had it been available...can't wait to see you in it!

Terri said...

What a wonderful bag...and impressed by anyone who reads an actual print newspaper these days.

saunders said...

Oh, you'll love the dress. I bought it about a month ago, and it's hard not wearing it every week to teach!

saunders said...

I haven't tried on the other ks dress that you did, but I'd say it's TTS--I almost always buy 4s in Anthro, and got a 4 in this dress too. I think that the fabric tie also really helps to define the waist nicely, even though I think the product shot looks a little blousey. The fabric is really lovely and it has a nice substantial weight (especially the center ruffle button placket), so everything drapes well. It's very flattering and comfortable, I hope you'll love it!

A Stylized Hysteria said...

Love the dress!


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