Friday, January 7, 2011

Sale-ing On Into the Weekend

First I just want to thank everyone who commented or emailed after yesterday's post.  I appreciate your heartfelt words and admissions.  It's nice to hear different perspectives and share ideas on how to live a more balanced life while still contributing to the blogging community.  Posts will still continue, but maybe just a day's break here and there and at different times.  Thanks again everyone!

And now...the weekend is here and I think it's going to be a full scale under-the-bed-hider if any of us want to avoid the amazing deals going on out there right now.  Why is it that just as I'm going full systems STOP on the wallet it's mayhem on the high sales seas??

It really is a cat's life...and someday, hopefully, she will take the tree down, too.

Here are some I'm attempting to avoid at all costs:
  • Piperlime extra 20% off sale...I might have to freeze my wallet to avoid these mothers.  And these.  And holy mother of these.
  • Madewell 20% and free shipping on any order til Tuesday.  Noooooooooooooo (bellered out like the cuckoo bird from The Bodyguard - you know you saw it!!  Whitney Houston was not insane then - she was every woman!).
  • Tobi has a bunch of new markdowns...I already got sucked in once this week and have allowed my wallet to be placed in an unmarked location so as to stop the self-inflicted wounds.
  • Ella Moss has 30% off a bunch of stuff.  The Eternity Cardigan is currently trying to reel me in.  I'm a sucker for anything that is soft and looks great with leggings and boots.
There is one promotion going on, however, that I do highly recommend you indulge in and that would be Melinda Maria's offer of 30% off everything, including sale, in her online store. All you have to do is type in FREEBIRD30 at checkout to get the price reduction.  I know I wax on about her stuff a lot, but it really is incredibly versatile and so fun to mix and match.  (apologies on poor picture quality below)

Today I wore the Pyramid Spike Bangle in gold, 
And I realized I need at least one more of each of the bangles, so 
that is my gift to self this month...and maybe these sale
earrings too because summer's coming and turquoise is a must!

The promo's on through January 15th so there's still a bit of time to think it over.  If you get anything let me know - I'd love to hear what you choose.  And if you have any questions don't hesitate to let me know.  I've worn her jewelry for years, so am happy to help in any way.  There are several others out there who are becoming experts, too...he he

Have a great weekend!!


Anonymous said...

Oh the sales. You know Ive fallen victim to quite a few. (I dont have the Buxom set I linked in my post yesterday, but I do have quite a few of their products - always amazing. Anyway.) I may have ordered 5 MM bangles. And I might have my eye on a couple more. And some hoops.

Send help.

this free bird said...

Katie. I'm sorry I just can't help it. I tried to say something constructive, but am rolling over here!!

p us both!

Anonymous said...

I swear Im not gonna spend money before I have the size 38. I badly need to lose some pounds I feel so bad :( I wish I could spend all weekend in bed and do absolutely nothing. But there is so much to do! To get married sucks! LOL <- hysterically.

have a beautiful weekend!!

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Krystal said...

I'm not even going to read the sales list, no wallet is exhausted until march I think!

Anonymous said...

Oh, you shouldn't have showed me the spike bracelet in gold! The silver one I wore from you is very loved. I still need to find out my ring size, (which is constantly changing.... thank you, PMS), so I can order that ring. xo

Alleen said...

Sales, Sales and more Sales! I need to just stop looking because it's hard for me to pass up a good deal and being me, I have this ability (just like most) to justify about any purchase!
Have a wonderful weekend!!! xoxo

ps Great post yesterday (just reading it now)!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i feel ya girl - trust me!!!! - i just bought 6 pairs of designer jeans yesterday on-line - to my defense they were ALL on-sale!!!

*kiss kiss*
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Fashion Meets Food said...

Seriously I have barely been able to avoid anything. My mum texted me yesterday and said "sending an SOS I am a shopaholic" I text back and said " I am currently in the dressing room trying on a big pile!" These sales seriously need to stop... I need money to live lol


Courtney Erin said...

I'm lucky that I'm in Boston at a conference all weekend and super busy, otherwise I would totally curl up with a blanket and tea and online shop all weekend.

xoxo ~ Courtney

Collette Osuna said...

GORGEOUS bangle...and Im hoping to squeeze in a bit of shopping myself this weekend:)

Closet Fashionista said...

Yea...I REALLY need to avoid the sales too...I need to not spend any money...haha

Jenni Austria Germany said...

ah, i want that spiked bangle!


Oh lord help me!!!!! Having self control when it comes to good deals is nearly impossible. Must. Have. Restraints. Um...who am I kidding?! I'm all over that Melinda Maria!

..R May A.. said...

loving the sales :)
lovely post!! x

TheChambrayCountess said...

Gaaah! I am just going to ignore what you said there and go about my day as usual...too late!

Peetzi Jen said...

The Steven by SM Maryn boots came to live with me last month and we have become the best of friends. I think I'm in love.

Is it wrong to encourage you?

Dancing Branflake said...

I almost had to skip this post because everything is SOOO tempting! Gah! No more shopping for me... unless the sale is really really good (hee hee).

Valerie said...

Oh no. Those Belle boots are calling out to me. Phew! Thankfully they're out of my size. That was a close call. I'll be in hiding all weekend to avoid these sales. Oh, I keep forgetting to tell you I finally got my pod ring in the mail and I LOVE it! It's amazing. I've been wearing it all around town.

Have a great weekend, Carrie!


la petite coquine said...

I'm also trying to keep my credit card in a reclining position in my wallet-it's too easy to write off a few extra dollars in the sake of sale!

Mo Pie, Please said...

We're trying to save money for a house! No temptations! Aah! HAha, I tempt everyone on my blog all the time. It's so hard to save money when there are great sales! Happy weekend, Carrie!

Ashleigh said...

Oh the temptation! The python ring is calling my name. I know I planned to stick to a stricter budget in 2011, but maybe just this once... ;0

this free bird said...

Girls! Check the sale for the Margo Circle's one of my faves and totally in a decent price range:)

So tough to resist the sales everywhere right now!


TASHA B said...

i wanna see your dress it looks gorgeous xo. !

Amber Blue Bird said...

why must you tempt me?! I will be good. have a great weekend

Claire Kiefer said...

I love the Grecian ring in blue topaz a LOT as well as the Pod Pave black diamond ring and the Sassy ring in Amethyst. But while the 30% off is tempting, I just cannot spend money on myself right now, given my teacher-career and now doubled rent (no roommate!). I'm gonna send this to my stepmama though cause she loves MM jewelry and she can afford it! :)

this free bird said...

Tasha!! It's a top and girl is it HAWT!! crochet + fringe = perfection. Will use in a post soon. Swoontastic

Alicia said...

LOVE the pyramid spiked bangle but I'm with you Carrie trying to hold back and not purchase anything for a little while. These sales are tempting but we have fun colorful items coming for spring!!

Josie said...

MelindaMariaMelindaMariaMelindaMariaaaaaaaaa. You must stop telling me about these things, Carrie. Those Steve Maddens... I DIE. Have a fabulous weekend, love!
xo Josie

this free bird said...

Alicia! I hear ya girl - so looking forward to some fresh colors for spring. Only a couple months, but soon we can begin gathering.

And Josie - aren't those Steve Madden's insane?? I have to block them out!

Moosette said...

I NEED a full outfit pic! I am obsessing over the crocheted fringe dress... and I cant even see the whole thing!
Have a great weekend!

this free bird said...

Girl I'll try to get one up this week. It is so ridic - a t/crochet and fringe. So sweeeet! (i am apparently now in jr. high).


Jenni Austria Germany said...

omgosh i love the quote you posted on my blog. so much! thanks for that :)

Heart Charlie said...

Awesome photos, I will do my best to avoid those sales but I can't promise anything :) haha
Thnx for the music suggestions, I really appreciate it!

jamie-lee said...

loving the jewellery that you got - normally i would be tempted but am making an effort to be a bit more restrained!

Rachel from Love a la Mode said...

Imagine how hard you'd have to hide your wallet if you lived a grand total of 5 minutes away from a shopping center containing a Free People, Madewell, LOFT by Ann Taylor, Juicy...BCBG... oh dear. Not a good situation for my bank account. Although my closet thanks me :)

alli/hooray said...

Instead of sales this year, I've been obsessed with looking up cheap airfares for vacations - so many great deals if you book in January! Hope you're having a great CUTE is your cat!

Temi said...

Cute boots and a great blog!!

Jessica said...

I'm just getting caught up on all of the blog posts from the past week and hadn't had a chance to reply to your post about balance. I know *exactly* how you feel. I want the blog to be fun, but at some point it starts feeling like work. And let me tell you, my day job is enough stress for this lil' lady.

I feel like most people read blogs via Google Reader and the like and don't really pay attention to how often a post appears - it's just a nice little surprise when it does.

To keep my own sanity in check, I'm only reading other's blogs once during the week and then on one weekend day. I just can't keep up daily anymore and keep a personal life (especially since I'm single and I need to be a little more social now!) I just don't know how some people do it!

Anyway. I'm staying away from the sales pretty well. Knock on wood. But I did go shopping today and purchased a non-sale pair of shoes. I missed the memo on sale shopping.

Vegas Fashion Stylist said...

Just placed my order on Melinda Maria, thats so much for the discount code. I have been wanting a certain necklace for ever, and 30% was a great excuse to by it, and of course I also bought a ring. I hope my stuff looks awesome and the pictures don't do her designs justice. Thanks for sharing

Grave said...

I like your post and the pictures..

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