Monday, March 5, 2012

$300 meltdown

On Monday morning I blogged about how I *do* exist. Why? Because late Sunday nite, I was working in my blog. Launched a post. Went back to my blog url and got this message:

Not found? WTF? I tried to figure things out until 2 am and finally went to bed. I tackled it again, in the morning. I didn't get anywhere and tried to think of what I would tell someone in my position. I would have to give the corny, but true...a watched pot never boils. I needed to walk away from the situation while waiting for a response from Google. What to do...what to do. I absolutely don't need another article of clothing, but needed a distraction. Old Navy has THANKYOU for 30% off, but given that 3 years of my online life were hanging in the Internet balance, I knew this situation called for something more extreme. Then I remembered a Kate Spade sample email I received and set off to see what was available.

When this lil faux fur number came out, I put it on my mental wishlist. It was available on the last sample sale, but at a higher sale price. When I saw the new, lower price I knew I had to get it. The only thing stopping me was that I have never purchased from Kate Spade before. Did I really want a final sale purchase to be my christening as a KS shopper? Why the heck not.

Victoria faux fur pullover - Originally $845 and on sale for $249. I ordered S. The first stock photo is Kate Spade's. The second, hot mess photo is from Zappos. Way to make it look hideous, Zappos. ETA: See it on Atlantic-Pacific.



I also considered these two, but didn't buy.

The pullover was about $285 with tax. Our winters here are mild, but we haven't even had a proper one. I *so* didn't need this top. I don't regret it, though. Later I spent about $15 - $20 in cure -- lol funny typo -- I meant cute accessories at Forever 21. Will put those up on Wed, blog gods willing. And there, folks, is my $300 meltdown. I'm telling you, that top better work out. Don't make a final sale fool outta me (shakes fist).

Did you shop the Kate Spade sale?




eta: my order shipped the next day. I likes Kate Spade!

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58 comments

  1. I encountered that message on occasion and hitting 'refresh' usually solved the problem. I hope it's nothing serious.

    Also hope you enjoy the faux fur popover.

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    1. Rose - I hope I like it! It may end up being the most expensive piece of loungewear I own. *lol*

      I tried everything. I wish I knew what happened to prevent further issues, but I'm so glad it got resolved.

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  2. daniBP just posted about the kate spade top you bought.
    hopefully you love the top and it makes you forget all the annoying stuff!

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    1. Ina - Thanks for visiting. I hope the top ships fast. In the meantime, I'm feeling much better since my blog was restored. :)

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  3. In the very remote chance that you get it and think YUK, I will buy it off you, what a deal!

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    1. Tabitha, will keep that in mind! :) I'm so excited about your Stateside trip and imagining how you must feel. *lol*

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    2. I know, can you believe I have three J Crew stores all mapped out? Yes, yes, you can.

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    3. Tabitha, you're a woman after my own heart!!! I would totally map out three J. Crew stores on a trip. I always book hotels near J. Crew stores when I'm traveling!!!

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    4. Rynetta, that's a good idea!!

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  4. I got a couple of error messages around that time and chalked it up to temporary outage of some sort. Wish I'd known about the KS sale then because that faux fur topper is now sold out in my size and the next few sizes up. The hot mess photo is making me feel better about that. ;) But I hope that top works for you, I really do! And funny, this would have been my KS christening too.

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    1. Tiffany Rose, I'm all about trying new-to-me retailers in the sale section. I'm not sure I've ever done it on final sale, sight unseen. If I have, it wasn't at this price. *lol* Will let you know how it goes and you invite me to your christening. Deal? :)

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    2. Gigi, it's a deal! But I'm so afraid of new relationships IYKWIM. ;)

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    3. ...and expensive new relationship it would be!

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    4. (peels out & burns rubber)

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    5. You know how LOLOL can be a figure of speech? It was literal when I saw your reply. Too too funny you are.

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  5. So glad you blog got restored. This recently happened to another blogger I read and it's super scary.
    I didn't shop the Kate Spade sample sale this time, last month when they had another sample sale I ordered the Flicker Melinda in lapis blue. The shipping was super fast so I am sure your pullover will get to you in no time. I remember loving it this particular piece when I saw in on Blair from Atlantic Pacific. It's fabulous.

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    1. I love that handbag. I know I've seen black. I'll bet the blue is pretty. Thanks for letting me know about the pullover on Bee. I didn't see that post previously. She looks phenomenal in it.

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  6. Love that! I didn't shop the sample sale but I sent my boyfriend a link to a purse I'd like for my upcoming birthday...hopefully he shopped it!

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    1. Erin, I hope he got it for you. Happy birthday in advance :)

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  7. I am so glad your blog got restored! This happened to another blogger I know not too long ago and it's super scary.
    Nothing for me during this sample sale as I got the Flicker Melinda in Lapis blue during the last sample sale. I hope your pullover works out, it's so glamorous.

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  8. I saw Atlantic Pacific wearing this KS pullover, too and I just drooled over it. It's gorgeous! I can't wait to see it on you!

    I looked several times at the sample sale but cannot allow myself to buy anything. I'd love to pick up a bag but I really want to save in the off chance I make it to the Mulberry Outlet while I'm in the UK.

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  9. Glad your blog was restored. I hope you like your purchase. Please post a Gigi's Gear so we can have a look.

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  10. Hi Gigi. I was worried about you yesterday. I rarely comment, but I read your blog daily. I love your sense of style and humor!

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    1. Hey there...thank you for your comment!!! I really appreciate it. If I bowed out of blogging, I would be sure to say goodbye first. No plans to do that, though. :)

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  11. Oh no Gigi!! I'm so glad your blog came back. Do you back it up regularly? Email me if you want to know how -- it's super easy.

    I love what you got from the KS sample sale and I completely agree that Zappos has this odd way of making clothing look bad. Why I dunno. I did end up partaking too -- I bought the Watercolor Jillian Dress. It was too good of a steal to pass up!!

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    1. Roxy, I've emailed you. Thank you! The Jillian dress is pretty and yes, what a bargain.

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  12. I would have freaked out as well. Thanks heavens your blog was restored.
    I woke up in a panic this morning and then I realized it's on account of buying that faux-fur top! What if I didn't get the right size? I've also never bought KS and to go for it on final sale on a statement piece... Gigi it's either going to work out perfectly for us or not!
    LOL at the Zappos photo!
    Let me know when you get your top, you'll get it first!

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    1. Dani, I am hoping for the best. I love that your KS christening purchase was this top as well. It will be interesting to compare the fit since we are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Looking forward to your pics! I will try to be quick with mine when the top arrives.

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  13. Thank God you're back! Not embarrasses to say I got a little panicked when I clicked on your blog yesterday and it WASN'T THERE!

    I've never ordered Kate Spade. The fur

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    1. Desert Flower - Totally appreciated your email!!! :)

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  14. Oops, it posted so soon. Was saying the fur cover up is very cute. I can see tossing that on to run out on a cool day.

    It amazes me that Zappos sells anything with their terrible photos.

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  15. I panicked when you were gone yesterday too!!

    I shopped the Kate Spade sample sale last time around and got a diaper bag and the striped Karen bag.

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    1. Aw, Sally, thanks for the comment. I forgot that KS makes diaper bags. I need a new one, so I'll try to remember to look for one during the next sale. Striped bag? That sounds cute!

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  16. I was wondering what happened to you too. Glad to have you back! I think that top from KS is gorgeous and I can see you rocking it. I have ordered few items from them and they were all big hits with me.

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    1. Good to hear you've had success. I have the Randi rainboot w/the bow on them, from Piperlime. This is my purchase from KS.

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  17. So glad you recovered it! Total panic, I can imagine. I can't say I blame you for the KS meltdown. I was sooooo close to getting that pullover too, and will have to live vicariously through you and Dani. I think you'll love it, and I think the small will be the right size. Can't wait to see pics!!

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    1. shopwithm - I talked w/a KS expert and she said to get the S. I'm hoping it woooorks!

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  18. I saw that KS fur first thing yesterday morning. Put it in my cart to 'think about it' and later it was all gone. Glad you got one!! Can't wait to see your pics.! ;D

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    1. Suzy - Sounds like it's good I pounced when I did :)

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  19. So scary- I suppose I should look into this 'backing up' business...

    Very cute, and you know, I love the Zappos videos and pictures, because they always make things look really cheap and bad so I will be able to stop lusting after whatever it is!

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    1. thatdamngreendress - That must be the reason I don't visit Zappos.

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  20. So glad you a back! I was so worried and wanted to contact someone, but didn't know who! Isn't that funny, I had to get my Gigi fix each morning!

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    1. Britt - I'd like to report a missing person...yeah, missing from online....

      *lol* Thanks for chiming in!

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  21. I wondered what happened! I had stopped by and got the same error message. I'm so glad it was Google and it was fixed! Okay, I'm dying over your KS purchase! I need pics...STAT! ;) I hope it works out!

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    1. Skylette - I'm hoping it works! And so glad my blogger works again. It was nice that it was only out for 12 hrs.

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  22. I hope the top works out for you - looking forward to your post! I bought the gold flicker scout. I haven't seen it in person so I hope its not too shiny. Oh well, it was a great deal!

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    1. Gem - The Flicker sounds cute. I'm pretty sure I've seen the silhouette. As far as finish, I don't recall any garish gold from KS. I hope you like it.

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  23. When things like that happen to me, I literally freak out. I get so incredibly frustrated that I almost get to the point where I'm having a panic attack! I think a little retail therapy once in awhile is needed ;)

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    1. Beautygirl24 - I definitely felt a panic attack coming on, so I had to go to bed. They're no fun, but glad someone understands :)

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  24. I was totally sweatin' it when I couldn't find your blog!! Glad it's back!!

    I've had that Kate Spade fur popover on my list FOREVER!!!! I hate you *just a little bit* right now!!! ;) PA-LEASE poost IRL pics as soon as it comes!!!!!

    Lindseybs

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  25. glad you are back!

    and I love the fur- I hope it works out!!!

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    1. Thanks, Amy. And thanks for stopping by :)

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  26. PS - I've shopped the KS sample sale a lot and typically they ship out the same day you order by UPS and it's pretty fast! If the sizing isn't quite right, I'll definitely take it off your hands and send you some major blog-loving'! :)

    ~Lindseybs
    (FYI, I've changed my Google ID to my new business, in case you were wondering who the heck this is! -objectsofmyclosetsaffection@blogspot.com :)

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    1. Lindsey - Hee hee. I will keep that in mind. Sounds like there are lots of takers for this top. Congrats on your new business! When you put Lindseybs above, I thought that was you :)

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  27. Gigi my KS order arrived about an hour ago and I'm on The Love Boat with my new faux-fur pullover. It's amazing! The satin lining makes it very easy to pull on and off and gives it that "luxury" feel. Just as I hoped it looks great with a slim skirt. Love the pockets in the front and the bow at the back. I ordered the xs and the fit is perfect.
    Okay did you get yours? Do you love it?

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    1. DaniBP - Lucky!!! Mine is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday. Wah! The Love Boat, lol. I can just see you holding the pullover in a waltz pose and spinning around to the show's theme. *lol* It sounds like it is TTS, so S should work well for me. Still crossing my fingers.

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  28. Would you ever want to sale the Kate Spade coat?

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