(as seen on Instagram…)
James Perse dress | $156 during early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Robert Clergerie Frazzia sandals | on sale at La Garconne
Kristen Elspeth necklace | trade for advertising partnership with Aro (use code GC15 for 15% off – the necklace is no longer available there)
As I mentioned in my Nordstrom anniversary sale post yesterday, I went to check out the sale in person. I didn’t buy anything, not even underwear, because I just couldn’t get excited. At all. I really liked this James Perse dress though, much to my surprise (even the color!), and might convince myself to order it later, but other than that, I was pretty underwhelmed by everything. Take that with a grain of salt however, because I don’t get excited about fall items until August or September, and find it REALLY hard to purchase anything I can’t wear immediately.
I’m singularly focused now on my wardrobe for my step-son’s upcoming bar mitzvah (end of August in Florida), so I’m trying to make sure I have everything I need for that. And before you say, “no big deal, it’s just a bar mitzvah” – it’s not JUST one event, it is THREE DAYS full of events, and I know I’ll want to change from my morning synagogue outfit on Saturday into something else for the party at the country club Saturday night. So, I’ll need FOUR outfits (there’s a brunch on Sunday morning…it’s like a wedding – don’t EVEN get me started LOL). Sure, I can repeat a dress or two and just change toppers, but it’s also August in South Florida. We won’t be outside much, but any second that we are, I’ll be sweating like crazy I’m sure, so I’m not going to expect to want to wear the same thing twice.
Not to mention the stress and anxiety I’ll feel being surrounded by my husband’s ex-wife’s family for three days. Some of my family will be there also, but still; I’m the step-mom, and “new” wife. I’m not great at social situations anyway…
Anyway, we are not going to carry on this time because my husband has to bring his suit and will need to check his hanging bag, so I don’t really have to worry about being conservative with my clothing, but still…it’s a lot to think about and plan for. For me, anyway. Oy.
Some more random-ness:
You probably noticed my new Robert Clergerie sandals above. I will have more on that later in an essay about holy grail items next week, but I will proclaim now, that I need not buy any other “special” sandals other than Robert Clergerie ever again. I will be selling my Rachel Comey moon wedges, as much as I love them, they’re high, and I don’t wear them very often because of that. They’re comfortable, even for their height, but not enough. Especially compared to these new Robert Clergerie sandals. THE MOST COMFORTABLE SHOES EVER. EVER. I should know by now after having several pairs over the years, but seriously. Yes, they’re expensive, but I manage to get most of my RC shoes on sale for around $300, which is a wonderful price for shoes that last forever and are so comfortable (and interesting). This time, I sold a few things specifically so I could get them.
James Perse has decided to extend the free shipping code until the end of the sale – GRCHNFIREWRKS for free shipping, no minimum, and I THINK they’ve added a couple of new items. Have you checked out the new arrivals for fall? Of course, I’m making my list. And if you haven’t already, please take a look at my reviews post for some readers’ items for sale and more reviews and ideas about sizing.
Rodale’s is offering 20% off one regular-priced item AND I thought for a second about ordering the May Lindstrom blue cocoon, which is ridiculous in terms of price, but gets really good reviews, and should last forever. I’m really feeling the pressure to “up” my skincare game, and use more natural/organic products, and hers are some of the best. Although Duff’s reviews of some of her products tempered my expectations a little bit… Anyway, besides that, Rodale’s is an excellent resource for organic cotton pieces and other eco-friendly/sustainable clothing options. And food. Lots of really good things there, and sale items are an extra 25% off.
Happy Friday!!! I’m still recovering from “vacation” last week, so I’ll be cleaning and trying to get back into routine at home this weekend, so nothing special for me. What are your plans?