In another Mall Notes I shared an in-the-style-of Milly or Tory Burch dress from H&M. Here is an irl pic. This is a size 12. I can't remember if I ended up exchanging the 6 (too tight in the arms, upper back) for an 8 or 10. Loves it. See the dress on Really Petite, on Extra Petite and on ShOperaRach. See this print in a top on The Petite Fitting Room and on Extra Petite.
Aug 7 - ETA: I settled on a size 10 (not pictured) because I want to sure that I can wear it by late Nov/Dec. I have fantasies about the lbs MELTING OFF! post-partum, but just in case...the size 10 should be good. Also, it's a shift, so I want it to be loose. On Aug 5, I saw the dress in solid navy w/the gold buttons.
They also had some cute, white eyelet shorts for only $14.95, so here's a snap of them. I saw them in mid-July over a couple of visits to a couple of stores. Keep your eyes peeled.
They may be merchandised with other Conscious Collection items, per this label (pic). Most of the items are white or off-white. However, I saw the shorts merchandised in the middle of a store with some other items, maybe nautical pieces. I can't recall.
Here's the tag. If you're in the Northeast, you may be interested in Suddenlee, which was reviewed on Fast Food and Fast Fashion. Suddenlee is an online concierge service that will shop and ship items you're looking for. Very interesting.
I went into Kohl's looking for bow sandals that I saw online. I ended up finding a really cute dress by Dana Buchman. It was $13.60. When I got home I tried to find the dress online, but don't see it. While online I saw these next few items online and would look for them in-store to see what they were like.
Dana Buchman snakeskin shift - I don't like how the hem looks online, but the overall dress print looks good.
Dana Buchman animal charmeuse skirt - Poly, but hey it's machine wash. The print looks good on this one, too. I like that it's a pull on. I think I need to let go of pencil skirts for fall/winter wear. I do better wearing them casually in spring/summer.
Dana Buchman gladiator heels - Like JC's Wyatt buckle cone heels. Cute.
Click here to print a coupon for 15% off at Kohl's. It's good thru Sun, 7/31. I recently read that Old Navy is allowing coupon codes to be applied if you show them on your phone. I'm not sure if Kohl's has joined in similarly, so I'd try to print it in advance. Kohl's cash is in effect as well. You get $10 in Kohl's cash for every $50 you spend. The future savings is good August 1-9, in-store & online.
Land's End Canvas
Linen officer shirt - Already blogged about this one, but I've since received the one I ordered. I got a S and M. S fit well and felt tts for me. I usually take S. I settled on the medium for a slightly slouchier look. It doesn't fit over the belly in any way shape or form, so no irl pics. It buttoned thru the chest, though, in both sizes. Yay for getting it for $25, instead of trying to chase J Crew's perfect shirt in linen on popback, in a P6 for me no less. You might look for this if your local Sears/Lands End has the Canvas line. Otherwise, I highly recommend ordering online. Free shipping on $50 or more with RELAXED and pin 1144 thru Wed, 8/31.
Talbot is having a secret sale on handbags. I believe sale handbags are $29.99 in-store. Scarves and belts, $9.99. In contrast, the the last secret sale was in-store and online. - 20% with august people, teachers 20% off full price purchase thru 9/30, in-stores only, valid teacher ID required Here is one of the handbags I've seen in a couple stores as of late. There's also a super large version of this tote (not pictured), which is a deal for $29.99. If you see it in-store , you won't miss it. It's blue & green.
Small Faux-patent woven straw tote
More discount info --> take $5 off your next full-price merchandise purchase if you try on a pair of full-priced pants at any Talbots store. Or take $20 off purchases of full-priced, non-discounted pants purchased only in Talbots retail stores and via online, catalog or Red Phone orders made through 11:59 P.M. ET, 8/8/11. I like the Signature Fit Refined sateen straight-leg crop in scarlet red. Talbots does a beautiful red, which is one of the the featured colors in the summer to fall transition pieces. The fall collection hits on Aug 17. See a video preview (4 min).
Talbot is offering a 20% off teacher discount thru Sep 30. Show valid id. I believe it's on full-price merchandise.
One more....mention AUGUSTPEOPLE in-store for 20% off. It's in reference to the August issue of People magazine, I believe. Also believe that it's on full-price merchandise. Expires...?
I heard from a SA that Zara will be available for purchase online as of September. Cannot wait to see that! I hope it's a smooth entry for them into online commerce.
Get your Groupon thru the city of San Francisco. $25 for $50 worth of apparel/accessories. It's good online only. It looks like there is free shipping on $50 or more, but I haven't investigated fully.