Sunday, December 6, 2009

Time To Upgrade The Basics In Your Wardrobe At A Discount

Happy Sunday to you all! I am ensconced on the couch in Travis McGee's robe and wrapped up in one of those velvety blankets that feel like heaven. My coffee is hot, the Christmas tree is lit and there is a puppy snuggled up next to me. Life, this morning, is excellent.

So now we turn our attention to ourselves. In the midst of the holiday whirlwind it is occasionally important to think of me, me, me and you, you, you. Everything is for our Secret Santa, the cookie exchange, the office Christmas party, our families wants and needs. Well, now, while everything is on sale and you are going to be out and about online and in the real world anyway, let's focus on what you and I might want or need.

This season is a good time to pick up some wardrobe basics and an occasional splurge. You know I am cheap and I love a bargain. But, as witnessed by this post where our dog was impelled to be a supermodel to show off my Pucci scarf, I like a little splurge as well as anyone else. Once in the spring and once in the fall, if possible, I like to pick up something special for myself. The pucci scarf was my spring item. Found in a consignment shop for a fraction of the original price, it is still new to me and packs a style punch that will never go away. This fall, while in Las Vegas, I picked up my fall splurge and birthday present all in one. These Tory Burch flats were half price and worth every penny. They can be worn with anything, they are understated yet beautiful and they will last forever
In the spirit of giving to ourselves, here are a few places to pick up some basics and splurges right now for yourself or, if you must, for someone else:

Coach. They are offering 20% off any item already reduced. I bought my first Coach bag in 1984 and still have it. They are indestructible and can be your basic go-to bag for years to come. Go here to print the coupon. Good thru 12/13/09.
Talbots. I used to think Talbots was a granny store, but they are indispensible for things like lined black trousers that will wear forever and look more expensive than they are. They are offering a BO/GO half off through 12/6/09 and this includes any merchandise including their online outlet. Go here to start shopping. This online outlet is the last resort for Zappos goods. There are some excellent deals to be had but one has to be vigilant. Last week Donald J. Pliner shoes and bags were 70% off. I purchased a pair of Rockport driving shoes for Travis McGee for $19. Right now Trotters shoes are 80% off. This brand is excellent for sturdy, attractive work flats and pumps and at $15/pair, a great way to bolster your basic wardrobe. If you need some fluff in your stocking, Betsey Johnson is also 50% off. Go here to find a deal.
Saks. I used to love Off 5th stores. Now mostly they are respositories for the last vestiges of their house brand. Once they pulled their plus sizes from the outlet stores, I was done with them. Even so, if you have an Off 5th near you, this 40% off coupon could come in handy. Go here to print it.
That ought to be enough to get you going.


Treehouse Chef said...

Great websites! Love the shoes!!!

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