(uh…this scarf?? 15% off at Elizabeth Suzann)
I had such a great birthday yesterday, thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who wrote to me; your words had as much or more impact on me as mine did on you. And just because I think it might have been confusing, I turned 43 yesterday, not 44 (I’m just starting my 44th year on the planet…)!
Since I’m still in a slight food coma from our amazing dinner last night, this post will be sort of a mish-mash of a few things I want to mention briefly:
First, Elizabeth Suzann is having a moving sale: 15% off everything with code MOVINGDAY. Several readers have bought a few pieces recently and rave about them. Perhaps if you have any questions about anything, leave a comment here and someone will chime in with advice? I’m not buying anything, but my goodness, look at the color of this scarf!! Yes, COLOR. Such a beautiful, rich color for fall…
Next, Shopbop took some major markdowns on in-season pieces today, including LOTS of really great bags and shoes. Interestingly, the James Perse dress I wore last night to my birthday dinner is marked down this morning, and of course, I promptly called and got a price adjustment since I only just ordered it last week with credits left over after I returned nearly everything I ordered during the friends & family sale.
In addition to the JP dress, I also re-ordered the size 28 in the 3×1 cropped jeans I originally bought in size 29. They’re wonderful, but I had to take them to be hemmed and just got them back yesterday. I also took in the IRO jeans I wore last week to be taken in at the waist, which turned out beautifully (I washed both pairs of jeans in cold water and laid them out to dry before taking them in). Bonus: the tapering in at the waist makes my *ss look even better LOL. I’m wearing the IRO jeans right now actually. At home.
Another sale of note: Rodale’s is offering an additional 20% off sale items, ending today I think. You don’t need a code for this, the discount is automatic. Many of the items I featured in my 24-piece sustainable fall wardrobe are on sale now, in addition to some organic cotton undies. Almost their entire Kowtow collection (organic cotton pieces from New Zealand) is on sale as well.
Speaking of sustainable style and shopping, I finally finished a piece I’d been working on for some months on boycotts and “ethical shopping” over at GrechenReiter.com. It’s mostly a discussion of a summer article by Michael Hobbes, The Myth of the Ethical Shopper, and a more in-depth look at how much we can actually affect change by shopping, or not shopping as it were. Please take a look if you’re interested!
Finally, in case you missed it, or haven’t seen, I launched a “shop” which I’ll update frequently with things from my closet, mostly pre-loved, some “mistakes,” and some things that are new and have never been worn. I will get more into this later, but as I was moving my exclusively fall/winter things back into my closet a few weeks ago, I weeded it out even further of some summer things I didn’t wear this year at all. I know it’s not the season for those things specifically, but I’ll put them in the shop and if they’re interesting to you, please take a look! Everything ships for $5 and some things I’ll put in the shop for “free” although I’ll put a nominal price in there ($10) to cover shipping costs (look for the long Everlane shirt dress up soon!).