I've been studying night and day for weeks to prepare for a board licensing exam, and finally got it over with today. Yay for freedom! And although I was supposed to be studying during Labor Day weekend, I made a quick trip to the mall anyway to pick up this LOFT Ruffle Trim Wrap dress that I'd tried on earlier and was now on sale for $30:
Luckily there was still one left in 00P! And while I thought that was a pretty good deal, I also found something else that's probably my best bargain buy to date... this cotton dress in 00P:
It's no longer online so I'm not sure what it was called, but was originally $80, on final sale for $14, and with the additional 40% off it came out to a grand total of $8!! The dress is nice and fully-lined. The straps are a little long and will need to be taken up a bit, but no biggie... did I mention it's $8?? :)
On impulse, I also grabbed the Flutter Silk Dress in 00P, on sale from $128 down to $48:
And while Vicky loves it and it looks great on her, this shade of red doesn't look the best on my skin tone and I have some small issues with the fit. Nothing major but I'm not in love with it, so I think I'm probably going to return.
Right across from the LOFT store at my local mall is an Abercrombie outlet store which was advertising an extra BOGO 50% off so I took a quick look... and walked out with these in size XS:
The print is really lovely in person, and the blue is actually more navy than in the picture. The skirts are soft, lined, are a good length, and came out to ~$15 each. Although they were definitely an impulse buy, I think I'm going to keep them! Will try to show them in an outfit in the next post.
It seemed like this Labor Day was rather disappointing for a lot of people, but there are still good sales to be had! I believe LOFT is continuing their 40% off sale items promotion online and in-store, and Ann Taylor is offering 40% off 3 or more full-price items with free shipping on $150+ (code ANNSTYLE or SEPTCC). Finally I can re-order this ruffle blouse I've been waiting patiently for since this post... and probably a few more goodies as well! :P