Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Birthday Shopping and Kisses

First...Kisses. To y'all! I never ever expected such sweet birthday comments on Sunday. I'm flattered! Y'all are beyond sweet. So I'm sending each of you a kiss on the cheek. And a big best bloggy pal hug. I wasn't in front of my computer at all on Sunday but I was able to see the sweetest b-day wishes pop up on my Pinkberry all day for my blog and Facebook. Kisses, kisses, kisses!

Now on to the actual birthday... Well we got a snow storm. But when I left the house it was hardly snowing at all. So I decided to go anyway. Half way there I realized that this was in fact a pretty serious amount of snow. Whatever, I was half way there at that point. I was one of the only people loony enough to be out and about shopping that day- which was great. I love having a store to myself. I didn't win a Jubilee ticket at Lilly (sniff, sniff, boo-hoo!) but I did walk away with a huge bag of fabulous finds. Wanna see what came home with me? I knew you would! I meant to post this yesterday evening but I had two sorority related meetings and didn't get home until....20 minutes to midnight!! Eeks! I do not fair well at such a late hour.



First up, Banana Republic Outlet. I usually have luck there and Sunday was no different. I love LOVE this yellow dress and it looked cute on. But it required that I wear a slip. And I don't like wearing slips. So as much as I loved it and as fabulous as the color was, it stayed in the store for another less slip-phobic customer.





But I did come home with this blue/cream print dress and these black/cream ballet flats. I don't tend to be a navy/black girl but they were both on super sale and very comfortable and flattering. So home they came!







Next on to Five Seasons, the Lilly Pulitzer signature shop. It's like eye candy! And everything was on super sale so I made out like a bandit. I love these pink shorts. They look humongo in the picture. Maybe I really am that big. Whatever, they are a great color and length. I am a huge fan of Vineyard Vines long sleeve polos and was thrilled to find this one in black at 75% off. Actually, almost everything I bought was either 50% or 75% off. I can't wait for it to warm up a bit so I can wear this skirt with a turtleneck and tights. And yes, I bought yet another Gloria sweater. Hands down my favorite sweater. It's cotton, washes well, fits me well (meaning it's not super short in the body and arms like RL sweaters tend to be) and the colors are fab. I could do a commercial for this sweater. And I totally own it now in six colors as of this weekend. I'm wearing the cream colored one as I type this. The stationary, which is even more fabulous in person, was the only thing less than 50% off. But the sales gal gave me a LIFETIME coupon for 20% anything full price in the store. She joked that I might laminate it. She should get a good giggle when I next use it, fully laminated! And my favorite purchase was the dress. Before Christmas I bought it in the navy horse print to wear to Christmas Eve. I love it and have worn it many times since. Super comfortable, hides the right areas and highlights others. Are you sensing a pattern here? I fully admit that when I find a piece I love, I buy it in every color. I joke that I only own five items in every color.




















On my way home, it was really snowing. But it was that icky wet snow that gums up on the windshield wipers. Anyone above the Mason Dixon knows what I am talking about. Such a pain. But no fears friends, crappy weather would never keep me out of Lilly and it would never stop me from taking a photograph. Safe, um... well I didn't get into an accident so sure... it was safe enough.










This arrived Friday but I waited until Sunday to open it. My free with credits Lilly sweater from RueLaLa! It's different and super soft. Can't wait for it to warm up a bit so I can wear it!




There you go girls. A successful and very preppy shopping spree if I've ever seen one! Again, thank you so so much for the wonderful birthday wishes, emails, calls and FB wall notes! Kisses!!

18 comments:

Lou Lou said...

You did make out like a bandit! I am jealous! You've got me wanting to jump in my car and head to the nearest signature store! So glad your birthday was wonderful :)

cancersucks said...

We have the same taste. I got the SAME EXACT sweater from rue la la and the note cards from Lilly, too. Sorry I missed your birthday- my son Brady's, too. And you know we both have dogs named Sadie. Too funny! Be careful in the snow.

Wila (aka Ali) said...

I LOVE your purchases. That argyle skirt and pink dress are fabulous. I know what you meant about warming up, but I think it's going to come here sooner than to you! :-( Have a great week!!

Chloe said...

sounds like a great birthday. your shopping find have me craving spring!

I'd love a lifetime lilly discount :)

Jennifer said...

I love everything you got!!!! I also wanted to thank you for inviting me to Rue La La, Gilt Group, and Regents Secret. They are so fabulous, I'll post when I buy something so you can see it! I am glad you had a great birthday!

Her Preppiness said...

Love everything-Ann Veronica is on vacation. She emailed and will ship when she returns. Happy Birthday.

The Preppy Princess said...

Wow! Miss Crocodile, I think I am in love with *every* single thing you bought! The BR dress and shoes are going to be killer, and that argyle skirt, lovelovelove it!

I could blather all day about your treasures!
tp

Buford Betty said...

Looks like you came home with a lot of goodies! So glad you had a fabu day! :-)

Anne said...

What great finds! I love a good sale, especially on Lilly or Vera Bradley. :)

jane in the waiting line said...

great birthday finds!

SPG said...

I love the shoes!!!

Katiellirb said...

I love the Gloria sweaters too! They fit perfectly and last forever. I own it in green and navy and the pink is just lovely! Enjoy!

The Pink Tutu said...

What cute outfits you found!! So glad you had a great birthday.

Kate said...

Wow, these are great finds! I am heading to my Lilly store on Friday ;)

Pink Martini said...

Happy Belated birthday! My goodness! Where is all that snow from??? You are a dedicated shopper! Cute, cute outfits.

adozeneggs said...

I love everything, especially those cute BR shoes!!
Sounds like you had a wonderful bday!!

Katie Lake said...

I'm glad you had such a great birthday shopping trip! I am so jealous of all your wonderful finds!

Kappa Prep said...

WOW, you racked up my dear! I have that dress and LOVE it too!

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