I've been a relatively restrained shopper of late. Partly this is because I have had other expenses--like buying a new Macbook Pro--and partly because there has been nothing to buy. I missed a couple of semi-promising sample sales while my parents were here, but in general I feel the collections this summer have been relatively uninspiring and the discounts haven't been great enough to inspire me to spend. Like my parents, I ended up spending at that old stand-by, J. Crew.
Yesterday, I checked out their online sale and bought the following:
It was originally $399 as it's J. Crew collection. I saw this in the Flatiron shop and lovingly touched it even though I couldn't afford it then. At $199 with 30% off it was a far more reasonable $135-ish plus tax. I love sequinned items and this seemed the perfect combination for a skirt. I can see myself wearing it to brighten up a fall or early winter day with a cashmere sweater, for an early fall day with a Mayle top (maybe Clothilde or Aurelie) or even teaming it with a loose t-shirt for late summer sparkle.
I also got the following dress for $54--a combination that also gave me free shipping. It's cotton so it will be cool and I thought the back was great. In the fall, I plan to wear it with cardigans and bright tights.
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