Sale purchases before 2013 starts!

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!

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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.

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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.

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This heartbreaker sweater is super cute too and will go with the pink trousers perfectly!

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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.

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Then this tartan blazer is fun and will look great with just blue jeans and a white t-shirt.

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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.

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What are your favorite Holiday/sale purchases?

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7 Comments

  • Reply School Gate Style December 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Glad to hear your shopping mojo hasn’t deserted permanently! You’ve been busy – I can’t wait to see you wearing it all. Happy New Year! Avril xx

  • Reply Suzanne December 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Look like you got some good bargains!!! We were at Cumberland Mall yesterday (and I didnt buy anything, but mainly we go since they have our closest PF Changs!) I love your Bet Lynch jacket, now if you could recreate her hair style too i would be impressed!!! I was thinking today i need to also cut down on clothes buying, i have so much i dont wear already. I have a friend who several years ago (with the exception of underwear i believe) she made a New Years resolution to not buy any clothes and just make do with what she had already…now that would be a great challenge…not sure i am up for it this year but it would be interesting. Anyway just off to the local outdoor mall now (West Cobb Avenues) so must dash!!!!

  • Reply dinagideon December 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I would love to have the resolve to say “no more new clothes” but I know me and that ain’t happening. LOL.

    I will, however, continue my 2012 purge of my closet, and so far, loads of clothes have been sold or donated. 😉

    I was like you in Paris last fall. I only spent a 150 euros on some fancy schmancy maternity clothing. My hubby was all worried I would see France as an excuse to splurge on designer duds, but yeah, I can’t do that, even though I love many designers, I am not of the means to drop thousands of dollars on clothing. Plus, I would fear that I would end up looking like “Real Housewife of wherever” if I bought designer duds.

  • Reply Sian December 30, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Hi Joanna
    you have just inspired me to buy the heartbreaker jumper – love it, and J.Crew ships free to Australia. I won’t be able to wear it unitl about July but it’s nice to have a few new bits and pieces tucked away for winter :)
    Happy new year, Sian

  • Reply Thea (Journey To Style) January 1, 2013 at 10:07 am

    My shopping ban was supposed to be until I’ve gone through every single item in my wardrobe and figured out my style (along with a whole lot of other appearance-related stuff!), but it lasted just 2 months. In the end it was the Boden sale that did it 😉
    Having said that, I’m really pleased with the things I got, and I think they’re keepers, so no harm done. But I need to go slow this year, or else hurry up and finally figure out what suits me!
    I’m a relatively new reader, but enjoy the energy and colour of your blog. Happy New Year :-)

  • Reply Martha Merrill Wills January 1, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I have to write on your blog about my holiday purchases, because I’d be in trouble if I wrote about them on my own! Ha!

    I went back to Lululemon the other day and bought the Lustrous Capri with the lace front and a pair of striped Wunder Under tights. Love them!!!

    • Reply Poppy's Style January 5, 2013 at 9:38 am

      I’m trying to stay off the LLL site – there’s always something I ‘have to have’ when I go on there:) Going to reward myself when I shift a few more stubborn pounds!

    I love hearing your thoughts and I will reply as soon as I can if you have a specific question! If you prefer email you can contact me at Joanna@Poppys-Style.com. Thanks for taking the time to comment xx