at first blush, i would totally understand why anyone would think that i spend a lot of money on clothes. and to an extent, yes, in the words of carrie bradshaw herself, “i like my money where i can see it, hanging in my closet.”
but i will also be the first to tell you that momma didn’t raise no fool. unless something is “omg i have to have this right now”, i’ll usually wait for a garment to go on sale or on promo before i ultimately pull the trigger. because let’s be honest, most of the stores from which my wardrobe hails (cough, madewell, cough) are always offering some kind of discount.
case in point, the latest crop of madewell sale items which are now an additional 30% off their already marked-down price tag. among the items on sale are a few of my now wardrobe staples so in case you’ve been eyeing something i’ve worn recently, now is the time to snag it! here are the five things to grab from the sale including this skirt which i just scored for $37!
striped one-shoulder dress || (last seen here & here). the quintessential “throw-on and go” dress perfect for a day at the beach or date night with the hubs. while the blue and white striped print does feel more summery, i think it would be adorable remixed with suede booties and a wide-brimmed hat for fall. if you’re looking for a dressier version, the style is also available in black or burgundy. oh and did i mention it also has pockets?
silk island midi skirt || (last seen here, here & here). i have worn this skirt more times than i can count since buying it earlier this year. it’s not only the perfect length and weight (not too bulky for summer but looks great with tights, too!), but the classic black and white pattern makes it extremely versatile to wear with neutrals or pops of color alike. it’s truly a skirt for all seasons and i plan on styling it as such. p.s. the navy and blush versions are also on sale.
biltmore floppy felt fedora || (worn last weekend). promotional sales are ALWAYS a good time to stock up on higher-ticket items like hats. if properly care for, hats can last you season after season so it makes sense why they carry a more expensive price tag. biltmore hats like this one usually retail for almost $80 so to find one priced for over half of that is like finding a unicorn, especially for a self-proclaimed “hat addict” like me. if you prefer a smaller style, the hat i wore in this post is also on sale in three different colors!
9″ high-rise skinny jeans (in a variety of washes) || (seen too many times to count -but here’s an ode to the black denim version). if you haven’t discovered the magic that is madewell denim, you’re doing it wrong. trust me on this one, madewell’s high-rise skinny jean is one of the most universally flattering styles i’ve ever tried on. it’s no accident i own the same jean in classic wash, black, and grey. after years of wondering if my underwear was sticking out the waistband of my pants, the high-rise has given me back the confidence i lacked in the low-rise craze of the early 2000’s. not only do these jeans “lock and load” you in all the right places, they make your legs look about 13905719867289 miles long.
the d’orsay flat in suede || (last seen here). i have declared my love for d’orsay flats many times before. for a wide-footed gal like myself, they are the perfect alternative to regular pointy-toe flats that can oftentimes pinch the spot beside your big and pinky toes. while i tend to gravitate toward the leather versions of these shoes, the suede is a great way to add a little texture to an outfit, especially for fall. if you’re more of a purist, the black is a perfect option to wear with everything from dresses to jeans, but if you’re looking for some color, these flats also come in a gorgeous olive and light lavender. i own a pair of blush-colored ones myself and i love how rich they look when paired with cream and grey.
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don’t forget to use the promo code EXTRASALE at check-out to receive your 30% off discount. code good through monday, october 24th. happy shopping!2