Thursday, October 24, 2013

binge shopping

We all do it.

You set a budget for yourself and stick to it.  No shopping for X time - in my case, it's been a few months.  But then I had to go to Target to get some birthday supplies and it's all downhill from there.  I'm pretty sure I blacked out and when I came to I was surround by bags.

The good news? I've got some deals for you in there too.

Let's assess the damage, shall we?

Object of my affection. Subject of an intense love/hate relationship.  If you don't already have the Cartwheel app, then you need to get it. It doesn't cost anything but you can "save" deals on your app and then there is just one barcode for the cashier to ring up - straight off your phone.  Anything you purchase that meets the requirements of the deals are automatically discounted.  So easy! No printing coupons from the site, no clipping.  And the best part is you can search for the items you've picked up to see if there happens to be a deal on them.  That's like free money!

I scored 20% off on Women's Fashion Boots and picked up some low booties that I've been eying for a while now. I love the trend but wasn't sure if I could pull them off.  So, like any intelligent woman, I purchased 3 pairs and will be trying them out at home with various outfits over the next few days to decide which pairs I'll keep. (My money is on all of them.)
New Booties

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As you can see, there may be even more shopping in my future. I was also able to snag a fabulous faux fur vest from the children's department for just $22.99 and some excellent tights to wear with the booties.  Try Xhilaration Opaque Juniors Fashion Tights for good quality and fun colors at a price you can't beat.

It is no secret to my friends and family that I'm having a moment with loose, longer shirts that are fitted in the sleeves. It started with the super soft Piko tops and then I saw that The Southern Wife ordered some fabulous long-sleeve options from Tobi. I love wearing them with pants, crops, shorts and accessorizing with long necklaces, bangles, scarves and soon my new vest!  But I've been a bag blogger and haven't taken too many any #ootd pics lately.

The best part about Tobi is you automatically get a 50% code when you sign up - FOR YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE.  No limit.  No minimum. No gimmick.  Just sign up and they email you the code.  No, they are not paying me to say this (but I would love to do a sponsored post for them!).  And if you can get other people to sign up, you can earn more discounts... so please consider using this link to sign up! Shameless plug :)

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If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, then you already know that I was at LOFT last night doing some damage with Roxy.  If you don't follow me, then what are you waiting for? I post cool stuff on IG and I'm still learning about the twitter. But LOFT tweeted me back today so... I'm pretty much famous.

I got an email from them yesterday about 50% EVERYTHING in stores and online.  Then I got another email today saying that online is still 50% off everything! I was aiming to get a pair of ankle length skinny jeans to wear with my new boots but I found so much more.  (Sidenote: this sounds like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.  If you buy a blogger boots, she's going to want new jeans to go with those boots.  And if she gets new jeans, she's going to need some accessories as well.) I honestly didn't expect to spend anything but the deals were too good to pass up.  I also purchased a $25 LOFT Cares Card.  90% of the cost of the card goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and it will save you 20% off all purchases over $100 between now and November 15th.  I probably won't use it again, but it saved me an additional $40 on top of my 50% savings - meaning it paid for the card itself plus $15.  Savings + good cause = win win in my book.

LOFT fall 2013 essentials

tops: 1 // 2 // 3
bottoms: 4 // 5 // 6 // 7

doing what bloggers do (from roxy's instagram @grrfeisty)

What are your fall essentials? Any good deals out there I should know about?


PS - If you ever want to know what size I got, just ask! I like to play with proportions so I sometimes purposely size up or down in an item :) 

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