But when that dress is $98, those dreams of picnics at Gravelly Point and Instagram shots of you twirling in that perfect summer dress are crushed. They’re crushed hard.
The savvy shopper that you are, you mark it in your favorites bar and play the waiting game. You hunt it like a jaguar hunts its prey; Lying in wait ’till you get that email in the middle of the day: LOFT 40% OFF SALE. The time is now. You buy the dress. It’s even more magical in person and all of your dreams come true. The end.
You know my usual sentiments on color, but I was feeling a date night look that needed a little more edge than what a nude, strappy, patent heel could offer. When it comes down to it, I’m just more comfortable in neutral pieces, like this gorgeous top and skirt combo from DTLA, so I tend to get super funky with accessories. True story, I almost walked out the door toting a blush pink clutch with gold hardware but reconsidered as a passed a mirror. It was still too much. There’s a little pattern play goin’ on here but if you’ve got a really killer statement piece to add to your outfit, try to keep the other pieces a little quieter. You’ll make a much louder statement this way. Unless you’re Anna Dello Russo… then get down with your badass self.
No, I haven’t posted a decent outfit in like… 3 weeks. Yes, I’m making it up to you by shooting looks all day Sunday. In the meantime, take your rage out on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which is now “open to the public” aka those of us who are responsible enough not to open a new credit card every time a sale hits. No judgment. A little judgment…
I know you’ve seen this sale 86 times in your Instagram feeds and Feedly readers so let’s cut the shit and get down to business: Shop this sale quickly. If you want it, buy it now. It won’t be there when you go back for it. Shop this sale wisely. Yes, shit’s on sale but don’t just buy it because it’s discounted. Use this as an opportunity to invest in more expensive pieces that you would never consider unless you weren’t paying full price. Like a statement bag or a winter coat. Which brings me to my final piece of advice; Whether you like it or not, cooler weather is around the corner. Don’t ever just shop a sale for the current season. Look ahead. Those Hunter rain boots you’ll need in April? They’re on sale. That full length down coatyou’re always coveting when the snow comes? That’s on sale too.