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Brocade and Pearls, an Easter Preview (with coupons and links)

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Here's a preview of my Easter look in flat lay.  I'm starting to embrace black as part of an Easter outfit (since that's what the choir is required to wear for the Easter performance.) The open-toed slides (on sale for $24.99 plus an additional 30% off)  and bag are from Payless-follow this link for 30% off and free shipping on orders over $25




These matching shoes are also available in store and online.


The top is available on Amazon for $15.99 - here's the link.
The skirt is also on Amazon for $9.99- you can find it here.
And last but not least, the necklace is available from Plunder on my website here.

Go Red! Payless coupon inside.

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Last Friday I attended our local American Heart Association "Go Red for Women" Luncheon and I found the perfect bargain dress and shoes (total outfit under $50.) Click here for link for the dressClick here to get 20% Off at Payless.com with code ZZSAVE20. Offer valid 2/22/18 - 2/26/18. Plus, Free Shipping on orders $25+.


J. Crew Warehouse sale- Part 2

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So after a two plus hour wait we were lucky enough to get in on the first wave.  
The warehouse was filled with box after box of recent J. Crew items. Clothes, jewelry, shoes, coats- everything at crazy prices! When we entered we were given a trash bag and a price list with instructions (like- you can only spend $500 at a time, you can only purchase so many of each item-an effort to ward off resellers, and my favorite rule "disrobing to try on clothes is not allowed" etc.)  The items were piled into large boxes on tables and were somewhat sorted by gender. For example, a table might be marked "women's tops" but you would find everything from women's tops to skirts to belts to the ocassional men's or kids peice.  I adopted the practice of going from box to box, picking up anything in my size that I was remotely interested in and shoving it in my bag. Once I was tired and overstimulated I moved to a quiet corner and paired down my bag to the peices I wante…

J. Crew Warehouse sale

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Wow. I think I had the cheap shopper experience of a lifetime yesterday. About a month ago I'd planned a trip with my best buddy Jen to Lynchburg, Virginia to check out the J. Crew outlet store.  We knew that occasionally they hosted huge warehouse sales on the same property but they typically are not announced until a couple of days before. Last Thursday we read a blog post announcing a warehouse sale that would coincide with our trip! Jackpot!
We drove down Friday and shopped the outlet store first. They had deals but only two extreme deals. There was a rack of white button down shirts for $5 each (regularly $50-$80.) Grabbed one.  Also, bathing suits were buy one or one peice, get one for a dollar. Got a cute skirted bikini for $16 (probably retailed for $120.)  There were some $10 tees, $130 originally priced dresses for $50,etc. There was an additional 20% off all "regular" priced items.  Also, J.Crew heavily promotes their 15% discount for students and educators but …

Living Social deals

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Check this out- This is my receipt from an online order with Last Call by Neiman Marcus (their online outlet.)  Not a place I typically shop but a friend sent me an email promoting a Living Social deal for Last Call.  Are you familiar with Living Social? They're a lot like Groupon. Limited time offers for deals on services, local and national businesses, etc. The deal I bought was $25 for a $50 gift certificate. When I put the deal in my cart a message came up offering me another 20% off making my total $20. What my receipt above doesn't show were the original prices on the two items before they became "Last Call."  The dress was originally $185 and the bracelet was $40. Crazy!!  So for a total of $35 I ended up with $225 worth of merchandise! Did I mention free shipping too?

Burlington!!! Not just coats!!!

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Are you as blown away as I was?!?! These are Vince Camuto sandals, regularly priced at $60, value priced at Burlington Coat Factory at $29.99, on clearance for $3.98!!!!! Get there now! 
A new Burlington opened last week here in Hanover, Pennsylvania and today was my inaugural visit!! Im familiar with the chain and have visited several in Maryland and Pennsylvania but I was blown away by the number of designer goods this particular Burlington carries. Lots of Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, etc.  and great prices! They have a super jewelry selection and awesome kids clothes.

Black Friday 2013

Black Friday isn't what it used to be.The days of going to bed thanksgiving night with visions of early morning door buster deals is long gone.  Sadly, the best deals are available when we should still be enjoying our friends and family around the table. Whatever your plans may be for shopping next week (or this one) check a couple of my favorite resources before planning your purchases. Www.blackfriday.com and  www.bfads.net are two websites that "leak" Black Friday ads and allow you to create your own printable wish lists.  At this point almost all of the major retailers have leaked their ads. Here are a couple of early sales to be aware of and thankfully they all have online deals available so you can shop from the comfort of your couch! Walmart is promoting an early Black Friday sale this Friday at 8:00 am both in store and online.  They are offering a few of their big deals a full week early.  Likewise, Amazon begins Black Friday "week" on Monday with a week of …