I scored this Rachel Coney red silk crop-top for $20 (retail about $300). I love this piece but when I got home I realized I don't have any summer skirts to match LOL. All my skirts are pretty wintery. No worries, I know I'll figure something out.
However, I broke my cardinal rule of thrifting when I took home this Stella McCartney dress. NEVER buy something just for the label. In the moment (despite my friend warning me) I got caught up in the excitement of finding a $1000 dress for $30. It's a size 42 (which is a 6-8) and it's completely wrong for me. It's a boxy shape and it's just too big. I tried belting it but it just looked like a blob with a belt in the middle. But it was Stella. And it has pockets. Did I mention the cute bows at the shoulders?
I wore it to Woodbury Common the next day, not realizing how bad it was...
After taking photos I realized it wasn't as good as it was in my head. In my head it was a cute easy dress that I could just throw on. Cut a hole in a black garbage bag and I could have saved myself 30 bucks. I know I'm being pretty hard on myself but I pride myself on dressing for my shape and this was just wrong. Sigh.
Look from head to toe:
- Sunglasses: Moschino, Century 21, $60 - but was free with my rewards :)
- Dress: Stella McCartney, Crossroads Trading, $30
- Bracelet: House of Harlow cuff, Rocksbox - first month free with code SHOPPINGGALXOXO
- Bag: Balenciaga, Nordstrom Rack, about $300 after I used some Nordstrom Notes
- Shoes: Franco Sarto sandals, Nordstrom Rack, $.01
|Shoefie of my penny sandals and Bal :)|
As for Woodbury, no great deals to be found right now. At least not for me because I'm super cheap. I only popped into a handful of stores as my time was limited because I went with my husband and kids.
I thought it was funny that out of all the stores in the entire outlet center, Tory Burch had a line to get in LOL. I didn't even bother. You know how I feel about Tory :)
I stopped in Valentino, Balenciaga, Saks, Neiman Marcus, and Barneys...and nada. Here is Ella fooling around in front of the Valentino store in her head to toe thrifted look - everything was about $5 total :)
I popped into Jimmy Choo to compare pricing with my sample sale scores. It's a lovely store, chock full of eye candy. Little miss Ella wanted to share her picks. She loved the tassel on this black patent clutch.
And she kept picking up colorful pieces from the Rob Pruitt collab - this sprinkly Cayla clutch was hands down her favorite piece in the store.
Then I spotted my new Jimmy Choo tote :) I knew it was an expensive bag but I had no idea just how much when I got it at the sample sale. I feel really good about spending $250 (instead of $1,829 or $3,050). Can't wait for Fall...
I've been on the fence about keeping my $250 gold python tote (yes, I got two of these totes) but when I saw the bronze with a $2,639/$4,395 price tag I decided to hold on to it for a little longer.
I still can't believe nobody wanted the purple large hobo that I had in my blog sale - here it is in blue for $989 (retail $1,650). My purple is still available - you can see pics here. Last call before eBay!
Remember my $75 studded wallet? It's currently $499 (retail $825) at the outlet!
A friend of mine wanted to get her SIL Jimmy Choo bridal shoes so I took a pic of their displays. Here you go, V.
Before I forget, your first stop at Woodbury should be the visitors center where you can pick up this VIP coupon book for free if you have a AAA membership. I was also informed it's free for VIP members - and it's free to join :)
So bottom line, skip Woodbury for now. I'll have to check back (sans kids) another day to do a little more "research."
Hope you had a great weekend! Mine was jam packed and I have TONS to share with you this week. Stay tuned :)