Thursday, July 3, 2014

staples on sale: america edition

I'm a big believer in shopping the sales rack. I think patience pays off, and you can get some awesome pieces at a fraction of the cost that they originally went for. Getting those staple pieces you'll own and wear for years, and then getting them on sale, is the icing on the (4th of July) cake. Here's a round-up of closet staples currently out for grabs for a huge percent less than they originally cost:

J.CREW: 40% off sales items with code SHOPMORE (through July 8th)

So of course I first have to mention that my beloved schoolboy blazer is on super sale again (thanks to my girl Tierney for pointing it out!). See it on me here, and a review of regular versus tall here. There are several versions available at different price points, including a few under $40 (although at final sale, so please be warned). The field jacket is something I've had my eye on FOREVER, and if I wasn't holding on to my money to find a jean jacket, and if the tall were available in black, I would have ordered it. It's going for less than $80 though, so I highly suggest getting your fall coat now! The eyelet top is a piece I reviewed here, and I'm glad to see it finally came down in price. Finally, ballet flats and pencil skirts are forever, so may as well get them for a steal.


Loft is my new favorite store - partially because their clothes are ideal of my business casual dress code, and mostly because they are always having a sale. Above are a few picks that would stand the test of time (especially the striped dress - you'd wear it forever), with nothing costing more than $30. The top I got last week is also now on sale, so if you get it, don't tell me since I'll be so jealous you got it for cheaper than I did. 

J.CREW FACTORY: 40-60% off everything

My love for J.Crew Factory runs deep. I can't always afford the prices of the J.Crew pieces, but I know that if I wait long enough that the Factory store will have something very similar. Last year I was obsessed with this printed dress from J.Crew, but it never came down in price enough to justify the price, so needless to say, I'm pumped that they came out with the Factory version. It also has a skirt in the same pattern, which I was thisclose to ordering a few days ago after seeing it on Kristina. I'm heading to the outlets on Saturday with a girlfriend, so I'm hoping that I can find it in stores, at least to try on! 

Other sales worth mentioning:

BANANA REPUBLIC: 40% off (until 7/7)
GAP: 25% off (until 7/4)
ASOS: 20% off (ends 7/8)


happy shopping!

19 comments:

  1. Legit order the field jacket--it never goes on sale. Denim jackets are a dime a dozen at thrift stores! (At least, that's where I got mine.)

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  2. I have that field jacket in navy from JCrew Factory and I love it. I kinda want the green one too, is that horrible?!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  3. Great round up. I shopped the J.Crew retail sale this morning and got some great items.

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  4. Take your receipt to LOFT and they should refund you for the difference since you bought that shirt so recently! And gosh, I wish I could just blow all of my money on these sales right now, but I know I really shouldn't...

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  5. I bet Loft will give you a price adjustment if you go in and ask! They've done it for me before. I love that field jacket, but I'm saving for a Barbour and they're just too similar looking to justify that purchase.

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    1. I too want a Barbour jacket so I agree with you, saving up for one is probably best. Which style are you hoping to get?

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  6. I have a schoolboy blazer and the field jacket, I would the field jacket is a purchase no one will ever regret. I wear mine 3-5 times a week. I loved the blue so much, I got the moss as well. I'm avoiding Loft since I made major damage at Gap and Piperlime already :/

    xo
    ​PinkSole​

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  7. I am so tempted by the field jacket, but I'm going to the outlets this weekend (in a state with no sales tax--woo!), so I'm trying not to blow all of my budget before then. Sales are amazing this weekend!

    xo Kimi

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    1. come to PA and we can go together :)

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    1. what does that mean? google is failing me....

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    2. "How could you mo fo?" That's all I could come up with! Haha like sharing such good sales is too tempting maybe?.. no idea

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    3. "How could you mo fo?" That's all I could come up with! Haha like sharing such good sales is too tempting maybe?.. no idea

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  9. LOL Fran! I LOL about the reasons for Loft being your new fave store! I love them too because they are always having a sale! I tried on the Schoolboy blazer in store and I loved it, but I am iffy about ordering because I wasn't able to try it on in petite. Thanks for the heads up on 4th of July sales!

    Cheresa
    www.misshotcouture.blogspot.com

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  10. I have the field jacket and it is the.best. I love that blue bohemian top from j crew factory but unfortunately it is way short on me :(

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  11. I have been eyeing that JCrew Factory skirt, too! It's so cute!

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  12. Thanks for the heads up on the JCrew Downtown Field Jacket! I went and tried it on and the large was a perfect fit. I am 5'8" so I was afraid I might need the tall, but the sleeves were long enough (even if it shrinks some). I got the navy and can't wait to wear it this fall!

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  13. Just a warning - the striped dress from LOFT is adorable if you want it as a casual dress, but it gets REALLY short if you're remotely taller (I'm 5' 9" and I wouldn't wear it any where that isn't casual).

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