Monday, December 19, 2011

December'11 - Week 2

I bought this polo around the end of November, and received it last week. It took me a long time to receive it because Tommy held my order for A WEEK because my shipping and billing addresses weren't the same. Instead of calling me to verify, I had to call them to find it out myself. I didn't call right away because I thought they were swamped with after-Thanksgiving sale. If I didn't call, I bet they wouldn't bother calling me and solving the issue at all. Bah. I don't think I will buy from them again.

TOMMY HILFIGER Classic Tommy Knit Polo (Orig. $49) - $23.40 shipped

Despite of the dissapointing customer service, the polo quality is pretty nice. I bought this for hubby because he has one white polo from Old Navy. It's not exactly white anymore, it's dingy white, like old socks. Yuck.
Yes, I tried bleaching the polo, I left it in bleach water for a long time, but didn't work, still couldn't get that 
clean white color, just like in the commercial.

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 I purchased this from,with the 30% off coupon and $5 Reward.

I ordered 2 weeks ago, and received last week. It got delayed for a week because it's out of stock. Unlike Tommy Hilfiger, they emailed me right away to tell me about it.

CLARISONIC Plus Sonic Skin Cleansing System (Orig. $225) - $152.50

I already own the Clarisonic Classic that I owned since late 2009. I cannot live without it!! But, I cannot use the body brush with that one.  So with hubby's permission, I bought this one and give the other one for hubby to use. I was going to give it to my sister-in-law, but my hubby said he wanted to use it. 

The Clarisonic Classic comes in 2 speed (low and normal). 
The Clarisonic Plus comes in 3 speed (low, normal, high, plus Body Mode). 
For the face mode, I just use the default (normal) speed. The low is too slow, the high is too fast.
For the body mode, it exfoliates skin gently and it massages your skin. It feels really good. I love it!!

My Clarisonic Plus purchase also came with a free travel bag and one sensitive brush head (MSRP $25)  Pretty good deal! Luckily it's the type of brush head I always use too.

The also included a candy cane, an instant hot cocoa mix and an Xmas greeting card. How nice of them!

CLARISONIC Travel Bag + Sensitive Brush Head - FREE

Monday, December 12, 2011

December'11 - Week 1

Received the rest of the Cyber Monday purchases this week. 

GILLY HICKS Latham Park (Orig. $19.50) - $11.70 shipped

 Pretty comfy pair of lounge shorts.

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 ESPRIT Chunky Cardigan (Orig. $99.99) - $41.99

I almost didn't buy this because of the price, but I love the length, chunkiness and  style! After I'd submitted my order, it's out of stock. So it was only 1 left! Glad I ended up getting it.

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Oregon State University bookstore had 50-75% off sale.  They always do it every end of the term, twice a year.  Nothing good this year, but I was able to snatched a pretty good deal on a hooded long sleeves top and a pair of skinny jeans for $16 total.

I also grabbed some baby clothes, for around $5 each. :-)

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I came across this bag on Neiman Marcus website early morning 2 weeks ago and bought it right away.   It costs about 30% off the MSRP. ❤
I'd been wanting one for a long time, but it didn't want to spend almost $1K on a canvas bag, and the resale value is not as good as Louis Vuitton.

Gucci Sukey Large Top Handle

The bag is pretty huge. I'm still not used to the size of it.
Last weekend, hubby took me to a Gucci store because I'd been wondering about the size of the medium Sukey. The medium Sukey was pretty cute, a bit smaller than the large version but roomy, with short drop handles. With my jacket on, I couldn't get them pass my elbow. The Gucci employee (who looked a lot like Sylar from Heroes tv show!)  said the medium size was more of a carry-on.  I want a shoulder bag, so the medium size is too small for me. It's perfect for a shorter or more petite girl though.
At the store, I tried out the Sukey with chocolate trim, the original color I wanted to get. The chocolate color was quite dark. Hubby didn't like it that much. He said the gold trim I got from NM was better. So that settled then, I'm keeping the gold trim Sukey! :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

November'11 - Week 3

Some of my black friday and cyber monday orders arrived in the mail yesterday! Yay!
AE Military Hooded Parka ($129.50) - $2.70 shipped

I was a bit hesitated to buy this jacket, it's pretty pricey... but it's worth it! Itis surprisingly good quality for an AE brand. It's well made, it's thick and warm, it has a huge detachable hood, the faux-fur is fluffy, and the length is long enough to cover my butt. AE outerwear usually are pretty short. It'd have been nicer if it's mid-thigh length, but I'm satisfied with the length of this one.
Thanks to 40% off sale and my supply of my AE gift cards from doing online surveys, I've got a VERY good deal for it. :-P
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I also purchased a few things from Express, because of their 40% off sale  and I have a $50 gift card.  

Not really a fan of Express, their stuff is sort of overpriced. The last time I purchased from them was late last year I think.
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EXPRESS Cuffed Sleeve V-neck Tunic (Orig. $59.90) - $26.37

I'm surprised this tunic sweater is very long! It's more of a dress on me (I'm 5'5" tall). I was split between buying the dark navy or the red one. Hubby said the red would suit me more. Well, the red is very vibrant, but I like it. It's a keeper. I will wear it with a pair of black or denim leggings and boots or flats. NOT bootcut jeans like in the picture! LOL

The original price of this tunic is $60.... eigh, this is what I meant by "sort of overpriced". I think it's worth more like $35 or $40.

EXPRESS Snowflake Pattern Sweater Coat (Orig. $98) - $43.15

My first winter-theme cardigan! This sweater cardigan is very nice, comfy and warm! The quality is nice. The snowflake pattern is pretty! Happy it's on sale for 40% off.

I was planning to use the $30/$100 coupon, so I bought a cowlneck top to reach the minimum requirement. This cowlneck is pretty comfy and well made. I fits me fine, but kinda too form-fitting for my liking. I think one size larger would have fit better for me.  Well, it will stretch overtime! LOL

EXPRESS Solid Cowl Neck Top (Orig. $29.90) - $13.16

 After 40% off + $50 gift card, total $40.68!!

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Then, AT Loft had the 40% off sale too. Luckily (for my wallet), most of the good stuff was not available in my size. I purchased a top, it's pretty comfy, great for summer.

ANN TAYLOR LOFT Pleated Neck Knit Top (Orig. $34.50) - $8.44

OK! I hope I won't be tempted to buy anymore clothes.
Why? Because I'm currently 3 months pregnant (^_^). My body will expand like a balloon.  LOL

If you want to check out my pregnancy blog:
It's not much, I don't know what to write.
BEWARE, some posts are kinda TMI.