I have just received pretty substantial bonus at work and my husband suggested that I use some of it to get something nice for myself. I really don't need anything and at first I wanted to be noble and just pass on it, but of course, the idea was planted in my head and once there, it kept nagging at me. I thought I should buy a designer purse or a piece of jewelry, something I would never normally buy. But it turns out I am not good at splurging. I looked at Marc Jacobs bags that I thought I wanted, but when it came to it, they just did not seem to be worth it, after all. Plus, I realized I would be embarrassed to carry something that expensive, it is just not my style.
I always liked the Bloomingdales F&F sale, because it is quite inclusive (although it does not apply Marc Jacob) and they carry many of the brands and styles I like, although I usually cannot afford it. During the sales they also have some sale popbacks in single sizes and with extra percent off those items are a total steal.
So here is what I ordered. I don't intend to keep all of it but I have a store near by and their returns are no hassle, so if I was already placing an order I can try a few things. Seriously, I hope I don't just LOVE everything. I am planning on selecting 2-3 things that I like the best.
I have blogged about my DVF dress (HERE) and when I did, I linked to this Spring 2012 dress. I thought I would like to try it.
|DVF Julian Floral Print Silk Jersey Wrap|
I did have a black evening clutch on my list. I thought this little number from Marc by Marc Jacobs (included in F&F discount) may be just the thing I needed.
|MARC BY MARC JACOBS Classic Q Karlie|
|Theory Risea stretch-wool blazer|
|DVF Whisper Silk Scarf|
I also fell in love with this Tie Neck blouse from Alice + Olivia, but the price is outrageous and the discount would not apply.
Alice + Olivia:
Then I found this as a substitute:
White House Black Market:
What is interesting, is that while Alice + Olivia blouse is listed on their website as '95% rayon 5% spandex, dry clean only', the White House Black Market Blouse is '100% Silk. Dry clean'.
Of course I will have reviews once I receive the items.
Did you get anything at Bloomingdales F&F sale?
What would you buy if you could splurge a little?
Which item you are most interested to see a review of?
Do you think the WHBM blouse looks like a good sub for Alice+Olivia?