wow, this is a seriously damaged economy – lucky us!
saks just announced a friends & family discount online for today & tomorrow only (in stores apr 16-19) – use code SFAFAM10 to score 25% off (20% off jewelry and 10% off cosmetics). their site is so clogged, i had a hard time getting on – but now that i have, the completely irresponsible side of me is dying with cute overload from these sweet prada flip flops – yes, it’s $150 for flip flops, but it comes with a matching case! what, that doesn’t make it reasonable?
tobi is running 25% off sitewide too, including on sale items – use code 25EMAIL through friday. some awesome deals to be found in the sale section, particularly if you happen to be a 25″ waist or a size small. i’m thinking hard about these sweet nude heels from sigerson morrison – down to $206, plus another 25% off…so, about $150. on paper, i realize i should hate these – but i’m oddly attracted to them. i can never come up with heels i like to see with spring dresses, and these would work so perfectly! loads of great tops from velvet, too – they’re getting a little pricey for me these days, but the sale is making them cuter.
and shopbop is running its annual tax day promo, in that annoying, staggered-spending way that tricks us into spending more than we meant to. save $25 on $200, $75 on $400…and so on, with code TAXBREAK09, through thursday. this rebecca taylor dress was literally the first thing i saw on the site, but i was so excited by the non-crotch-skimming hemline that i nearly keeled over. and what a great all-purpose summer sundress, provided you’re not overly endowed in the chest department. other than that (and the usual adoration of all shoes, bags and jewelry), this elizabeth and james plaid shirt is exactly the look i want this spring – i’ve had enough of the 80s revival and the endless shoulder pads. pair this with faded jeans now, a cuffed blazer and shorts later in the spring, and leave it open over a lacy cami and maybe an eyelet skirt in the summer – talk about a multitasker. of course, you’ll have to find a way to spend another $5 to get the deal. see what i mean? they’re tricky, those shopbop marketing people.
so, what do you think – is all of this discount madness going to shock us out of our spending hiatuses (what is the plural of hiatus, anyway?…hmm). ahem. anyway, will you be partaking?