Other than the three papers I know are coming in late, I'm finished with teaching and grading for the summer. Today, I graded a few of the stragglers, then headed in to see what was left of the Lyell sample sale. Because of grading (and a new, earlier deadline for said grades), I had to spend the weekend working and missed the first days of Lyell's sale, as well as Erica, Leon and Matthew's visit to NYC.
When I got to the sale, it was pretty heavily picked over. This was hardly surprising given the prices--most dresses $100-150, tops $50-200, most under $100 and raincoats for a mere $100. Of course, the cardigans I loved were all gone on Saturday, as were the cotton tops I liked. But the number one item I coveted--the berry print romper--was still there. At first, I couldn't get into it as the zipper was short (I tried a black linen embroidered romper and it fit perfectly, but it had a long zipper). The small zipper was likely why the romper hadn't sold. After the friendly SA laid the two garment on top of each other, I could see the berry romper was actually a shade larger, somehow wriggled into it and it was perfect. At $100 reduced from $420, it was a deal, and I splurged.
I am going to return the twenty8twelve dress to elux, though. It is a shade too big. Evan was surprised as he liked it but I just didn't think it was going to get enough wear. I am getting a Rio Plata dress from Septieme Etage, so I need to make sure I don't spend too much as this requires some economizing (says the girl who just bought a romper).
Since Mayle's sample sale, I've bought two dresses and two tops, including the Clothilde and Stella that were on my wishlist. Then there is the Billie bag that I'll hopefully pick up next week, so that's far from limited shopping. Somehow, I'm not really finding anything on ebay, nor am I finding anything at the outnet. My few consignment stores finds and purchases from friends seem to be adding up...
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