Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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Friday, April 15, 2011

April'11 - Week 3

I bought a pair of flats two weeks ago, but I had no socks.
Flat socks generally aren't low cut enough, the fabric is always peeking out of the flats. One of the reasons I rarely wear flats. I don't like wearing them without socks on, sweaty feet are gross.

Last week, I finally found the winner !!

HUE Cool Contour Low Cut Foot Liner - $11.13 shipped for 3 pairs

Other style vs HUE Low Cut Foot Cool Liner

The edge of the sock is neatly hidden! Beside the low cut feature, the back part has silicon so the socks will stay up.

I found them on BareNecessities website. I purchased 2 pairs of cream color and 1 pair of black color. The black one is backordered for 3 weeks. They are 3 for $16, but I luckily found a discount code and the website at the time offered free shipping.

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As I mentioned in last week entry, I went to Old Navy store to try on a dress. I bought it online because the dress's not on sale in-store.

Such a comfy maxi dress! I love the U-neck style. Maxi dresses in general have deep V-neck which shows off too much of my cleavage. The smocked waistband flatters the waist. The straps are wide enough to accommodate bra straps.

Lace-Trim Jersey Maxi Dress - $20

This Saturday, I went to the store to return a dress. I bought the dress above in 2 sizes, just in case the other size fit better.

The store was also having a one-day sale of the $19-$24 cropped knit cardigans for $8. I was planning to just buy a white one,.... but I ended up buying more than just a white cardigan. I bought another cardigan in different color and some lace-trim camis in variety of colors for $6.25 each (Orig. $12.50 each). I love how these camis don't have that annoying built-in shelf bra.

Cropped Knit Cardigan - $8 each

Lace-trim Cami - $6.25 each

FYI, if you're planning to buy more than $50 worth of stuff at Old Navy store, don't forget to print a $10 off of $50 coupon. You can get the coupon on OldNavy site by subscribing to their emails.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

April'11 - Week 2

I bought this from Beyond The Rack a month ago. I got it for cheap because I had $20 worth of store credits. I was planning to give this to my sister. She loves carrying crossbody bags. She and her husband were moving to UK because of his work. But, it came too late, I didn't have the time to give it to her. So, I'm keeping it. It's a quite nice and sturdy nylon crossbody bag. Useful for traveling.

Skechers Cece Crossbody bag - $9.95 shipped

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Middle of the week, hubby and I went to Old Navy. I wanted to try a maxi dress that I saw online. I was planning to buy it online because it's cheaper.

Hubby bought some polos that were on clearance, super cheap! He also bought a fleece beanie for 58 cents! It looked similar to the beanie below. I didn't have the chance to take a picture of it.

Old Navy Polos - $3.xx - $5.xx each
Navy fleece beanie - $0.58

I also bought a jersey dress too for super cheap! The dress still costs $20 on Old Navy website. It's a nice and comfy dress. It can be dressed up or down.

Old Navy Tie-Back Cross-Front Jersey Dress
$6.88 (Orig. $26.50)

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My Victoria's Secret Reward card was only worth $10. Blah. Out of two dozen cards (more or less) I'd ever gotten, only one time I was lucky enough to get a $50.

Knot-Front Babydoll Bra Top - $15.98 shipped

So, I used the no-so-great reward card to buy my favorite VS babydoll top that's on clearance. I have the same one in green that I bought around 2 years ago. I love how the bottom part is slightly flared out. It balances out my upper and lower body.
The next step I have to do with this top is to cut off the shelf-bra.
I hate the hidden shelf-bra feature of VS bra tops. It suffocates by boobs. So I usually mutilate the elastic band so that I can breathe better in these tops. :-P

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April'11 - Week 1

On Friday, after hubby and I had just got home from work, he gave me this winter hat. I was soooo happy! ♥ Why? Besides Birthday gifts, he very rarely buys me things. LOL

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I also picked up a bunch of stuff from UPS office. I ordered them in different days and weeks, but they all coincidentally came on the same day.

I bought these ear warmers from Woot.com. My sister-in-law showed me this sale. A pair of ear warmer only costs 1 penny! Shipping is $5.
I showed this deal to hubby, and asked if I should buy them. I told him a pair originally costs $10 on Amazon.
Then, he told me to buy 3 pairs (The order limit was 3 pairs). One pair only costs 1 penny!
They are warm and comfortable to wear. I'm going to give 1 to my SIL.

180s Stretch Tech Fleece Ear Warmer
$5.03 shipped (Orig. $10 each)

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I bought a bunch of Burts Bees products last December (Blog). The carrot night creme and day cremes are pretty good. I like them.

I'm almost out of the night creme. I found a nice deal on eBay, I bought the day and night cremes for $21.50 shipped!
Luckily, on the day when I won the auction, Groupon was selling a $15 eBay gift card for $7!
I paid the Burt Bees with 2 GCs, they were stackable.
One GC I purchased with my Groupon credit (so it's practically free!) and the other one I purchased with my credit card. One of best deals ever!!

Burt's Bees Carrot Nutritive Night & Day Creme
$7 shipped (Orig. $14-16, each)

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AVON gave away some beauty kits to limited amount of people on their website around 1-2 months ago. I luckily got one, but I don't know what to do with it now. I don't use AVON. LOL

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Browsing Nordstrom (Rack) site has been my daily routine for the past few months. They have some good deals on clothes and shoes sometimes. One time they had some $200 Rock and Republic jeans for $53. Last week I saw this $178 sweater for less than $10! That's more than 90% off! Heck, without thinking, I snatched one in my regular size right away. I also bought a pair of flats (shipping is free if buy a pair of shoes), to avoid paying the $8 shipping fee, and then I'll just return the shoes to the store.

Alberto Makali Belted Wool Blend Cardigan
$9.97 shipped (Orig. $178)

I love the style on the front, it's so unique. I'm a sucker for unique-looking clothes! I love how the sides are longer than the front and back part. Unfortunately, the cardigan is slightly too big for me, not as form-fitting as modeled. O well, it's only $9.

Now the flats that I was planning to return them to the store later because I bought them just to avoid paying shipping fee... I'm thinking to keep them. LOL
The flats have the black denim upper. I love the tiny pyramid studs, they make the flats look edgy.

BP Studd Flats - $34.90 shipped

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I think I've found the perfect brown spring/summer leather slouchy hobo bag! I purchased this bag from Rue La La.

Marc New York by Andrew Marc "Venture" Hobo
$79.95 shipped (Orig. $275)

I love the design and it's roomy!
Inside the bag, there's one zipper compartment and 2 open pockets. Pretty standard.
The two zippers on the back are real pockets, roomy enough for lipsticks. The two zippers on the front are just for decoration. Why they can't just make them functional just like the ones on the back!? :-/ I love this hobo nevertheless.

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C&C California emailed me a 40% off coupon. Of course I automatically visited the site to look for something to buy.

Cashmere Blend Cowl Neck Dolman Sweater
$35.94 shipped (Orig. $175)

I had been eyeing this sweater for awhile. I love tops that have dolman-style sleeves. After the discount, this cashmere sweater is pretty affordable.

I love the material, it's cashmere soft. The color is as pictured.
The sweater is very light-weight.
I ordered my regular C&C CA size (Medium). Unfortunately, the sweater is too big for me. It fits like a potato sack.

I'm going to exchange it with a size small. I contacted the customer service, they said I'm responsible for the shipping fee to return the sweater. However, I will not be charged for shipping on the new sweater. Sounds fair to me! Glad the sweater is very light-weight, so the shipping costs is pretty cheap.