Yes my New Year’s resolution is to stop buying clothes – but fortunately New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken – no? Before my shopping ban begins (please don’t re-read the blog to count how many times I said this in 2012…) I thought I’d share with you a few of the sale purchases and non-sale purchases that I’ve made over the Holiday.
Amazingly I spent all of $50 in NYC – I really tried to spend more but just wasn’t in ‘shopping mood’ – the irony hey – 3 days in shopping heaven and not in the mood! On Friday, before heading to the airport, I did manage to buy a couple of hats (of the woolly variety) and these herringbone trousers from J.Crew that were marked down in store to $20!
Before the Holidays I’d bought another couple of pairs of their cafe capris for Spring. I must be pining for some bright colors as I bought the green and guava – they’ll look great with ballet flats. They’re a great price right now, starting at $35, with free shipping using FREESHIP code.
Also remember a while ago when I blogged about J.Crew – I was lusting after these velvet pants? I was hoping they would be reduced further but this pink color has proven popular so I snapped them up at $80 reduced from $110 – not a huge saving admittedly – but while they had my size in I quickly swooped.
This heartbreaker sweater is super cute too and will go with the pink trousers perfectly!
My last couple of purchases are from Zara’s current collection. Regarding their sale – I either have everything that I wanted or the mark downs were not significant enough to tempt me. I love these two jackets though, and was happy to pay full price instead of wait 6 months for the next sale. The sizing is random as I had to return the black and white striped one for a smaller size.
I can’t wait to wear this with my leather trousers or with simple white capris in the spring. It’s linen mix and unlined so will work in warmer weather too.
Then this tartan blazer is fun and will look great with just blue jeans and a white t-shirt.
Now one final fun purchase for the Bet Lynch in me. I love this leopard print jacket from Forever 21 – I know some will despise it – but indulge me – I promise it will be great with all black. I doubt I’ll be wearing it as modeled here, as reluctantly I have come to terms with the fact that I am not forever 21.
What are your favorite Holiday/sale purchases?