Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Recent Purchases and Introducing "The Shelf"

I have been stocking up for spring over the past couple of months (it's amazing how soon we start buying for spring) and noticed that my purchases seem to mostly fall within two color combinations: coral/mint and black/white. These colors are going to be undeniably popular for the upcoming season, but I have always gravitated towards coral and black and white, so it is no surprise that my spring wardrobe will feature these colors. Mint is a new color for me, but, like many others, I cannot get enough of it! I thought I would share with you some of my recent coral and mint purchases, as well as some other items I am loving and my new favorite online shopping tool that will help you save money. Yes, you read correctly - shopping tool and saving money in the same sentence! (Spoiler Alert!! There are a couple J.Crew final sale jewelry steals featured at the end of the post that will definitely be gone fast - don't miss them!!)

I got the majority of my recent purchases at 35% off or more. Of course, I get the emails from my favorite places, so I know when there are sales, but the challenge has always been finding all of the items I was interested once a great sale started. Then, I found The Shelf. The Shelf is one of those things that once you hear about it, you think, why didn't I think of that? It is a brilliant idea, really, but also such a simple concept. You tell The Shelf what items you want and what price you want to get them at, and it takes care of the rest. You can install a "Shelf-it" button on your browser to bookmark items to your "shelf" from any website, just like Pinterest, to keep track of things you like. The Shelf will provide you with item stats like current price, amount of savings, promo codes, and even a historical price chart. Even better, you can set up price alerts for them items you want at the price you are willing to pay. Maybe you don't want to get that crazy, so you can also just use The Shelf as a place to view all running promotions (filter by stores you care about) or just save all the items you like in one place.  You can also share your shelves with friends and family - perfect for birthday and Christmas gifts. Brilliant, right? Such a great tool for the budget fashionista!

Anyway, onto some of my recent purchases!

Recent Purchases - Coral and Mint

{1} Loft - Pink Flower Earrings - purchased 50% off
{2} Loft - Color Pop Super Skinny Jeans (in coral flame & sea glass) - purchased 50% off
and Target - Merona Lattice Print wallet (mint color sold in stores, not available online)
{3} J.Crew Factory Printed Pencil Skirt - vibrant coral print in store only - currently on sale for $30!
{4} Loft - Marisa Straight Leg Pants in Loft Scuba (in coral reef) - currently only $26.93!! (extra 40% off taken in cart)
{5} Old Navy Lightweight Graphic Sweater - purchased 20% off

Coral and Mint Items Currently on My Shelf

{1} Gap Two-tone Canvas Tote, {2} Gap Lasercut Belt, {3} Old Navy Tab-sleeve Tee Dress
{4} Kohl's Simply Vera Vera Wang Jet Simulated Crystal Drop Earrings
{5} J.Crew Factory Layered Bright Bead Necklace, {6} Piperlime Snake Wrap Bangle (on sale!!)
{7} Target Merona Mali Tassel Flat, {8} Forever 21 Essential Striped Georgette Shirt
{9} Target Xhilaration Mint Small Quilted Crossbody

J.Crew Final Sale Finds - Additional 30% off with Code STYLE30!

J.Crew Final Sale items are an additional 30% off right now with the code STYLE30.  I found these jewelry items, which are bound to go fast.  For J.Crew jewelry, these items are a steal! Especially the necklace.  Don't miss out!

{1} J.Crew Candy Shop Necklace - $69.99 with extra 30% off (original price $195)
 {2} J.Crew Enameled Frog Bracelet - $54.60 with extra 30% off (original price $98)

This was a pretty heavy post! I think I am loving coral and mint even more now! Now, if only spring could get here!  

Don't forget to check out The Shelf and watch for sales and promo codes to get the items you want and save money! That's what I am going to do!

1 comment:

  1. Meghan, I absolutely love your fashion finds posts! So helpful! :) Thanks for sharing all the little details.




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