2012-01-06

Extra Mark Downs

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Jacket? Rebecca Taylor, Off Saks (whoa, expensive vest version here) Booties? Ash, Winners (here) Jeans? Primark Turtleneck? h&m Plaid shirt? Simon's Necklace? Thrifted Bag? Roots

I love a good sale. A mangled price tag with red pen or red stickers all over it? It is like art to me. Even better, when that marked down price tag can be taken up to the cash for additional discounts. Then it is like art and mathematics together. Magic. It makes me a little dizzy. And when I come to, I have a monstrously furry jacket in my shopping bag. So I take the jacket home and it sits in my closet for a while as I work up the courage to wear it. I visit the jacket often and tell it stories of the Canadian winter which hasn't really arrived yet. When the mercury drops drastically for a few days, I finally wear the beast... Turns out I would rather be courageous than cold.  


26 comments :

Karolina said...

oh, my! I love your stories! :D And your furry friend is so cool :) I am glad you have earned the courage to wear it!

That's My Mama said...

I usually just lurk(though im a follower) But I must say Im the same way. Though I purchase most of my clothing at a discount since its thrifted, theres nothing better than a scratched out tag with a lower price. then topping it off with it being the color of the day...additional 50% off...HEAVEN!

Leigh said...

Great way to put it! I totally understand the thrill of a bargain for a designer piece. The more red stickers the better!

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Abby said...

I totally feel you sister!!! I've been hanging on to my white fur jacket forever and finally wore it out last week- it was so cold, I didn't care how it looked- although it did look pretty darn fab ;) As does yours, loving the boots too! :)

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Thessa said...

Mmm..the tag with multiple red slashes and dropped prices get my blood running too. I don't know if I'd be courageous enough to wear fur, but it looks fabulous on you!

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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

gorgeous look! red plaid shirt is amazing :)

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Asher said...

I love me a good sale as well!

This coat is AMAZING! I love how you paired it with a more casual outfit! It all looks fantastic together!

I bought a fur vest a while back and have yet to be courageous enough to wear it, so I know the feeling!

ACC said...

I hear ya! Scruffy, multicolored price tags are the best. Those, and the days when everything you can stuff in a bag is $5 at the thrift store, yaaaay. Love that jacket, what a score!

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Kaylin Britta said...

Love your writing style here. Long time follower first time commenter, I always look forward to reading your posts!

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Kenya said...

Love the bag and boots! Amazing how we can all relate to the sticker love.

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briannelee said...

Pretty pretty princess. That coat is fabulous! I only buy things now if they have an extra percentage off the sale price. I love going to the register and seeing how much it comes to :)

Frannie Pantz said...

This story is like the things that fashionista's dreams are made of. Sales and furry coats. Love it Jentine!

newpetite said...

Ohh.. I like discounts on top of discounts too! Kinda makes me feel like a winner against the retail giants :-D

Terri said...

Love the specks of snow in the photos. Don't think I would have been able to wait to wear that jacket. It's truly beautiful.

bettec said...

I am not a fan of the red plaid trend, but that coat makes it work for me. Thanks for that. xo B.

Megan Rose said...

I just love how you paired that furry coat with a plaid shirt and jeans. It's a great way to kind of dress it down a little bit. It looks great! I
m glad you were even brave enough to purchase it in the first place, I don't think I would have been.. haha.

-Megan Rose
Somewhat Stylish

Outside Looking In said...

LOVE that coat! What a nice find on markdown!

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Christen said...

Red stickers. Aaaaah, I love red stickers. Especially when they are attached to a jacket as fabulous as that one!

heelaholic said...

I am totally in love with your shoes. I am tempted to fork over $159 to get them.

myedit said...

heelaholic- I think they are an extra 40% right now...

~Lara~ said...

Lovely jacket! Love the story attached to it too! (I talk to my clothes too...lol)

Sara said...

i'm equally obsessed with sales. i can't say no! amazing find!


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Words in Silence said...

I really love how you mixed chic with street attire. The studded heels add edge, and the different textures all work well together. Great outfit!

Glam And Eggs said...

I love a good red pen mark myself, but not as much as I love that jacket! :) Too cute!

seekingstyleblog said...

What a great find! That coat is fantastic!

xo Jennifer

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