Monday, January 23, 2012

ransacking the sale section

{J. Crew blazer & jeans, Gap sweater, Liz Larios necklace on sale at Poshmark, Jean-Michel Cazabat heels, arm candy: Jewelmint, F21, Towne & Reese}

Everyone loves a bargain, myself included so of course when I saw this J. Crew blazer in person (which I had been currently online stalking) I had to have it! But, ouch, even at the sale price it was still a little out of my normal spending habits. So what does a girl on a mission do? Why, purchase and return, and re-purchase and re-return the items three times until it finally goes on final sale and she gets it at the lowest price possible, including an extra 30% off! Thanks to my girl, Baby Budget Blog, who inspired the money saving madness, who always gets it right, and always gets the best deal in town! xx

p.s check me out in the NY Times Style Section again- this time sporting rad neon green shoelaces, via my instagram- @carharris.

And if you haven't already done so, don't hesitate to follow my Allergic to Vanilla Facebook page, let me know if you have one, I'm always looking for more inspiration!! 

x Carlina

15 comments:

  1. Mad love on the blazer! And hats off to you for getting a price that works for you. Woot!!

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    1. Thanks Carrie! I have been wearing it at least 3 times a week. Ewww, that sounds terrible, maybe it's time for a dry clean?!?

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  2. love it! you rock those cuff jeans! I cant wait to wear regular jeans again ;)

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    1. ha ha girl! Um I'm am a 1000% positive you could rock them cuffed jeans :) Loving all the fun instagram pics!

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  3. lmao @ "purchase and return, and re-purchase and re-return" sounds exactly like something i would do! it was worth it. very cute...

    congrats on the feature :)

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    1. thanks, lady! Get it any way you can right?! :)

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  4. Loving this sweater!!


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    1. THanks, Cristina! It's actually a blazer, but it is looking a little weird thrown over my shoulders like that :)

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  5. Get it, girl! Can I have your whole outfit? Please please please? : ) Do what you gotta do - that blazer is perfect!

    Jenn

    passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Jenn! It was seriously so comfy, and strangely enough about half of it came from the J. Crew sale section. Oops, can I say I have a problem, is there AA for J. Crew-aholics?!

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  6. Fashion needs bring out the savvy discount gamer in any of us! What a great find and love the color of your sweater. <3

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! haha, true dat, about the discount gamer! Love that I have a amazing photog :) x

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  7. Wow, that's a lot of work to get that final sales price but I'm sure it's all worth it. That blazer looks like it will last a life time! Good buy, Carlina!

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    1. haha, don't I know it Jeanne! It actually a super great investment piece, glad I got it as a great price! I spend more than enough on J. crew as it is :)

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  8. Oh wow those are very beautiful .Your excitement is clearly justified! I want to tell youtrue religion shorts is my favorite and hope you can come in and see.

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Love it, hate it? I want to know!

x carlina