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sweet steals: the july 4th edition

i hope you don’t mind, dear readers, but i’m a bit under the weather, so i think a long weekend is due.  however, never one to leave you without shopping options, i thought i’d give you a tempting rundown of all of those fab holiday sales happening this weekend.  i’ll do what i can to update this post as new steals and deals cross my path, so keep your eyes peeled!

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NEW! tobi:  take 30% off sitewide with code FIREWORKS30 through 7/6.  does look like it excludes sale items, but tobi is a killer source for denim, so this is a great chance to stock up!

shopbop:  25% off all sale merchandise through 7/2!  use code EXTRA25 to score deals like this sweet little milly dress for an even sweeter $75…i highly recommend starting at the 70% off section and working your way down!

tory burch: EDIT: the 25% off code is gone, but it looks like they’ve done an across-the-board markdown to make up for it.  so, still worth checking out! 25% off all sale merchandise today only with code SALE25. this looks to be just about everything from tory’s spring line, and it’s the best sale i’ve seen in a while. i loved this dress when it first came out at $398, but now that it’s, oh, about $115? yes, please.  and could i have the clutch i’ve been searching for all summer too?  thanks.

alexis bittar: maybe not quite as exciting after those two bombshells, but excellent nevertheless. the king of costume jewels looks to have dropped prices on just about everything by 30-50%.  in honor of the holiday, i can’t resist falling for this little drippy ice cream cone necklace, but there are piles and piles of beauties to choose from.

kate boutique: my favorite santa barbara style outpost is offering 30% off sitewide with code summer09, and there are goodies galore. i’d start at the epice scarves (which never ever go on sale) and browse from there!

emily elizabeth jewelry:  the lovely designer herself tweeted to remind me she’s offering 35% off her entire site through 7/12 with code 35off.  i so wish i could blow off my budget and finally pick up that fern leaf bangle i’ve been eyeing for nearly a year.  ooh, or (and?) maybe the colin necklace…looks like it’s a new design, and utterly fabulous!

happy long weekend, everyone!  may your barbecue be hot and your hangover be short.

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some gilt love…and alexis bittar!

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so very excited about this one!  i’ve come to rely on gilt groupe more than the other myriad sample sale sites that have sprung up recently.  after a bad (okay, very bad) experience at hautelook, they’re on my do-not-shop list.  and most of the others just haven’t tempted me (though i predict that’s about to change…i’ll have more fun to share with you next week!).  

but gilt….ah, it’s love.  definitely the best brands of the lot, and the discounts are really amazing – most in the 50-75% off range (unlike some of their counterparts – 20% off does not a sample sale make).  plus, they have actual customer service people that resolve all problems…without making me mad.  major bonus.

and today, alexis bittar!  i’m so in the mood for his chunky, glam designs today…i can hardly wait for the sale to start (9 AM pacific, in case you’re counting t00).  that gold link necklace (look closely to see the detail – those links are scattered with multicolored stones!) is down to $250 from $575, and the earrings and that fantastic tourmaline cocktail ring are just $115 each.  

plus, we have a fun new surprise!  see that cute little “invitation” banner up above?  you can automatically join gilt now just by clicking this link!  (or the mega-banner, either one works.)  that’s right…no more annoying having to email me for an invite.  i admit, it’s a little sad for me, because i kind of like hearing from you guys!  but hey, technology…it never stops, right?

so, if you haven’t yet, jump on the gilt train…heck, just sign up and check it out for yourself!  something tells me you’ll get sucked right on in!

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bling on the cheap

nothing like a jewelry sale (or two) to brighten your wednesday morning, right?  and if i threw in shoes?  don’t worry, you can thank me later.

first up, alexis bittar (known for his mod, chunky styles and his celebrity fan club) has marked just about everything on his site 50% off.  so, grab one of his signature lucite bangles, a very marni-eque graphic necklace, or something a bit more refined.  i happen to be obsessed with cameos, so this piece is at the top of my list.  sure, it’s not free…but bittar’s designs are well worth a little coin.  

next up is a pretty fantastic sale going on at plaza too.  i haven’t written them up in aeons, because i had a pretty heinous customer service snafu there once upon a time.  but, we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt that things have improved (please let me know if you find this isn’t the case, and i’ll ream them on your behalf).  they’ve just marked their entire jewelry collection down 50%, and their sale shoe collection is an additional 30% off, so most are in the 75-80% discount range.  all are final sale, but there are some pretty remarkable deals to be found.  a very spicy python-embossed loeffler randall boot for $175, a fantastic purple suede wedge from kate spade for $77, and last year’s frye paige riding boots (vastly superior to this year’s buckly version), marked down to $209.

on the jewelry front, they have everyone from gerard yosca to kara ross, isharya, marcia moran…and some other alexis bittar pieces that weren’t on sale at his site (sigh, i was all excited initially because they stock chan luu…but turns out he’s excluded).  still, there are definitely some deals to be had!  grab some of spring’s hot layered necklaces, a show-stopping jeweled cuff or two, or these beautiful rose quartz earrings i nabbed on my vacation – they’re amazing in person, particularly if your skin is as pale as mine!

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