29 responses

  1. Karena
    January 23, 2012

    Lisa I usually add great earrings and scarves to break out a bit. I really love that peplum jacket though!

    Art by Karena

  2. Mouse
    January 23, 2012


    8:12 am
    Sheryl said...

    Seconded! That is phenomenally gorgeous.

  3. Cathy
    January 23, 2012

    I try to buy all of my trendy pieces on sale if possible. I think you need the jacket, and I need the purse. Ready, set, SHOP!

  4. kathy
    January 23, 2012

    I have only bought one or two things on sale in my whole life. My grandmother always told said “If you don’t want it at retail, don’t buy it just because it’s on sale, you’ll never love it.” In my case, that’s proven to be true. Although the few items I did buy were a great “savings” they turned out to actually be a waste of money, because I never really loved them.
    That being said, the entire retail industry has changed since my grandmother’s time, and great things are on sale all the time – not just “losers.”
    So, perhaps it’s time for me to “re-think” this policy that I’ve stuck by?
    I do like the peplum jacket, but I also know of other things you have in mind to purchase, so perhaps the money is better spent going towards one of those items?

    7:21 am
    kathy said...

    I wish I could correct on the post, but I have a huge grammatical error on my post. I meant to say, “My grandmother told us” (her granddaughters),
    not “told said.”

  5. Louise
    January 23, 2012

    You must be reading my mind. I’ve been trolling the web for motorcycle-inspired jackets and Spring 2012 “It” color, orange. The latter is definitely outside my comfort zone. The former, since I ride, less so.

    I’d snatch up that peplummed beauty in a heartbeat if there were any left in my size…

  6. quintessence
    January 23, 2012

    Yes, great advice!! Sales are indeed the perfect time to stretch your fashion repertoire! While I am not a peplum girl, I think that first jacket could be a great little piece.

  7. metscan
    January 23, 2012

    I hate going to a store, when there is a sale. My reptile ballerinas were on sale – online though. No regrets so far ; ).
    But, I don´t want to get off my comfort zone, even for stuff handed me free.

  8. Jessica
    January 23, 2012

    Your experiment with sale items strategy is a wonderful idea, it makes being brave a little less risky.
    The little jacket has an air of ‘vintage’ Anthro to it…it cute, and I do love the bag…the color is so pretty. I never knew Brooks Bros. had such nice bags.
    xo J~

  9. Duchesse
    January 23, 2012

    I used sales to stock up, but you have opened my eyes… and possibly emptied my wallet.

  10. mary jo
    January 23, 2012

    Peplumes are so big for 2012, so great that you spotted that on sale!

    xo Mary Jo

  11. mary anne
    January 23, 2012

    Love the blue bag. This whole post is just wonderful. Truly a good way to experiment. My favorite sale purchase is a dark camel cashmere cardigan I found at Macy’s clearance for $7.00 Not outside of my comfort zone, but a wonderful bargain.

  12. Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita
    January 23, 2012

    What a cute bag! I like the jacket, but even though it isn’t in my comfort zone, the style and shape are just not for me. I haven’t found much to be excited about this season. But I like the idea of getting out of our comfort zone a bit. A little stretching does us good.

  13. déjà pseu
    January 23, 2012

    Great stuff! I’ve been experimenting with color with some cotton cardigans on sale in the $20 range.

  14. DaniBP
    January 23, 2012

    I’ve been buying red things on sale. And other jewel-tones, all to pair with either camel (spring trip) or black (fall trip). You know I love my color stories, and the sales are a good time to add in while the story lives in the imagination.
    Then I just have to get it to work when it’s married with my other things!

    I’ll always love sales, and it is a good time to try things, and to buy things that were earmarked when they were too expensive but are now affordable.

  15. Elsa Louise
    January 23, 2012

    How about calling them merchants who carry a stock of merchandise? I find that label more appealing than suppliers in this context.

    Suppliers make me think of widgets.

  16. hostessofthehumblebungalow
    January 23, 2012

    I have not been doing much shopping, the sales stuff is picked over and so many things are cut weird or are madly patterned. I have purchased quirky things before when they have been on sale and regretted it.

    I do think you could wear your hair up and showcase those sumptuous drop earrings…you’d need to move your head often so they get plenty of well deserved attention :) They would look great with your AB bangle, the one you bought for your brother’s wedding in SF.

  17. RoseAG
    January 23, 2012

    I’d never seen Alex Bittar until you featured him this year and now it seems like I see his lucite things or knock offs of them all over the place. The knock offs never have the same luminous quality.

  18. Mint Juleps and Magnolias
    January 23, 2012

    Oh, I’m way into my comfort zone this sales season. I did pick up a pair of Barbie Pink yoga pants, but those aren’t exactly new territory for me… :)

  19. Miss Cavendish
    January 23, 2012

    I put that jacket in my virtual YOOX shopping bag last week! But I meant to research the sizing of Love Moschino before ordering it, and forgot. Have you had any experience with that label running large or small?

  20. Faux Fuschia
    January 23, 2012

    Hi, I’ll be not shopping at all come Frugal February. I love shopping outside my comfort zone though- good for the nerves. x

  21. Susan Tiner
    January 23, 2012

    My wedding outfit, with your help :).

  22. Sarah (Semi Expat)
    January 24, 2012

    Peplum jacket looks fun and the earrings really lovely. Am debating buying a very bright pair of trousers – usually only stick to neutrals but these are turquoise! And love your hair comb thingy – your topknot style up ‘do looks fabulous! Very chic x

  23. Jan
    January 24, 2012

    Why, yes I have – I got a white tank tee with sequins on the front and a hot pink blouse to go over it – with a RUFFLE. Waaaaaaay out of this Sturdy Gal’s comfort zone.

  24. Pat Compton
    January 24, 2012

    A red blazer from Talbots. Conservative cut, but very daring colour for me!

  25. Patsy
    January 24, 2012

    Yes, I bought a Lamborghini.

    Just kidding! Everyone knows the big Lamborghini sale isn’t til August!

  26. Ida
    January 25, 2012

    Definitely the Moschino number…the sleeves and peplum ..which is a good way to disguise a full bottom….are a delight. Not that red colour but maybe a cognac brown.

    Note over here peplums are the ‘in thing’ for Spring.

    Have never liked sales too many ‘pawed over clothes’Ida

  27. Carla
    January 25, 2012

    Shoot! If it weren’t for clearance racks my closet would be empty! It does allow me to buy better quality clothes than my budget would normally allow. I guess because I have been doing that for so long I won’t just buy something because it’s on sale. It has to look good/speak to me.
    Of course, it also helps to know what stores are the best for clearance rack shopping!

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