Friday, February 24, 2006

Deal of the Century:

Last night I went shopping for my birthday ensemble (have I mentioned I am turning 26 tomorrow? eek!) and I happened upon a rack of these BCBG Bubble Skirts at Macy's$ I fell instantly in love, but they were brand new to the store and not on sale. I mean So Not On Sale, no discounts at ALL. And while I loved this skirt, I was not into paying $146 for it, birthday or not.

C'est la vie I suppose.

So I wandered over to the I.N.C. clearance rack and was poking around the sequined shrugs when (gasp!) there was the BCBG bubble skirt but some angel from heaven had mistakenly stuck a red price sticker OVER the original price so that it now said $51.75.

And did I mention it was in my size, too?

There was a bit of a snafu at the register, since the skirt scanned in at full price, but I can be charming when I want and I pointed out that it's not my fault that something was mis-stickered and put on the wrong rack.

And did I also mention that I had a 20% off coupon AND a $25 gift card?

So I walked out of the store with a brand new $146 party skirt, having spent only $18.99 on it.

Which of course afforded me extra "accesorizing" money. So I went downstairs to the jewlery department to round out my outfit.

I already had this shirt (only mine has a black cami attached and not a white)

And i already planned on wearing these shoes

(I am physically incapable of wearing all black with black shoes. This is why I own so many shoes in colors like hot pink, metallic green, gold, purple, teal, etc...because I wear so much black on my body but I couldn't bear to see it on my feet)

So where does one go when one needs plastic, fun, pink earrings?

CLAIRE'S! of course.

So I headed over to the Mecca of $5 earrings purchased a pair of pink hoops, and a fun, chunky pink beaded bracelet.

My friend Andy and I have a philosophy that every ensemble you wear should have a muse. In this case, my outfit's muse is a classed up melange of Kelly Clarkson on the cover of Blender, and Catherine Deneuve in "8 Women"

I am so ready to turn 26


Lys said...

Have a GREAT birthday and love the ensemble!!! Very savvy with the bargins, you are :)

Norwego said...

I am a big fan of all things BCBG. Have a fab birthday. ;)

Miss Browneyedgirlie said...

Happy early birthday!

Enjoy 26 - it's pretty darn great!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE those shoes? Where did you get them?

Sarah said...

thanks!i got them from Jasmine Sola and i looooove them.

Heather said...

That's awesome-you'll have to take pictures!! Hope you have a great birthday!

Nicky said...

You are, indeed, fabulous. As always. Bravo on practically swiping that skirt, by the way! I need a new work wardrobe. When are you available?

Miss Browneyedgirlie said...

I was in Jasmine Sola last weekend - there were so many things I wanted to buy. So many.

Maybe once I get my acceptance letter to Simmons MAT program, I'll splurge.