8.27.2014

shopping keepers and returns.


Keepers: CB2 knitted gray pouf -- This has been on my wish list for a long time and I even included it in my April Houzz Ideabook. It looks great in our living room and I use it almost much every day.

I took advantage of the Layered and Long Etsy shop discount I posted about the other week and bought a Wishbone necklace. It's even prettier in person and I've already worn it a few times. Use the promo code CORNFLAKE at checkout for 10% off -- I'm tempted to buy this necklace too.

GiGi New York All in One Bag, stone embossed python  - I am a huge fan of GiGi New York and Graphic Image! Their leather wallets, bags, and planners are high quality and made in the USA. The All in One Bag is beautiful in person and it's the perfect size for date nights and brunch dates (it fits my phone, credit cards, sunglasses and lip gloss).

and now for the Returns: I waited until the last day of the Nordstrom anniversary sale and bought a Caslon Drape Neck Zip Tan Cardigan - I had high hopes for this cardigan but it just looked frumpy. I also bought the Spanx 'Ready to Wow' structured leggings -- they are good in theory but eeks no. They were really tight up top (ok that might be the Spanx part), the cut was not flattering and they were very uncomfortable.

The Le Mer Del Mar gold watch I had on my wish list finally went on sale the other week from $88 to $61. Shopbop has fast (and free) shipping and I got the watch within a few days of ordering it. At first I was thrilled, I loved the small size and pretty face with great detail. But when I put it on I realized the watch has an elastic wristband and it hurt my wrist = no bueno. I promptly returned it (thankfully Shopbop offers returns too).
And finally, the Kristen Blake Piped Stretch Cotton Trench Coat (currently on sale 1/2 off) unfortunately did not work out. I liked this trench, it had nice thick water resistant fabric, pretty lining and seemed well-made. But it was too big on me. I normally wear a Small but I think this coat would fit better in a Petite XS -- hopefully Nordstrom restocks soon!

What are your latest shopping keepers?
-xo-
Jillian
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26 comments

  1. Oh bummer about that trench coat! I got one from Express a few years ago and love it! I've also been hinting A LOT to my husband about wanting that gigi clutch in the same color as you have, hopefully he picked up on it! haha

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  2. Love all of your keeps! One of these days I'm going to splurge and get a GiGi clutch! That sucks that the trench coat fit so weird. It looks so cute! Maybe they'll get the petite XS in stock soon!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the wishbone necklace that you bought!! So sad the trench didn't work out - the fit is so tricky with those!

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  4. That stinks about the coat. I have one from Banana Republic that I bought last year and love. Maybe try there?

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  5. Bummer about the coat, hopefully they will restock! Love that necklace!

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  6. Bummer that the trench didn't work out -- the hunt continues! Love those layered necklaces... I may have to take advantage of the discount, too!

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  7. Ok, I need one of those Gigi New York bags - you're like the 100th person I've seen with one, and I love each one I see!! Trenches never look great on me, I'm still on the search for one that doesn't make me look like a private detective;) Glad I found your cute blog!

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  8. i love that you included both! super helpful for people to know what worked and didn't work versus just thinking that everything is always fine and fitting! haha

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  9. Awww..the necklace is so sweet and the pouf is amazing! What a great buy:) xoxo

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  10. The wishbone necklaces are so pretty!

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  11. Love those necklaces and that clutch! Sorry to hear about that coat though. I actually have one that is similar but it's Michael Kors. It's a Petite XS, so maybe see if they have it again? Or something similar? I hope that you are having a great day too! :-)

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  12. I am not much of a shopper but I am dreaming of adding to my Fall wardrobe (once I purge what I don't plan on wearing). I wouldn't myself a rain coat like the one you tried on. Sorry it didn't work out for you though! Hopefully a smaller size will come in.

    Cheers,
    Alyson

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  13. Those necklaces are awesome!!

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  14. Ohh, I love that pouf! And the necklaces, so pretty! That's a bummer about the watch, it's so pretty in the picture!

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  15. Ohh I love everything you kept! Too bad the watch didn't work. Those elastic bands pinch so bad!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  16. Gahhhhh, I want an oversized GiGi clutch so bad, but I can't pull the trigger. I'll spend $1,000 on a Louis Vuitton Speedy in a heartbeat, but I can't bring myself to pay more than $100 for a clutch. Weirdo alert!

    Megan // www.fyeahblog.com

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  17. I've been wanting a Gigi clutch! Sucks about the trench! I hate when items don't work out like we thought they would!

    -Morgan
    California To Carolina
    The Gym Bunny

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  18. I’m a Gigi NY addict. Their products are such great quality and they have awesome customer service!

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  19. I love that wishbone necklace and the Gigi clutch!!!

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  20. those poufs are sooo popular now! i want a gold one!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  21. Gigi simply makes the best envelope clutches!
    www.fashiontruffles.com

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  22. Trenches are so hard! They're unfortunately a must try on before purchase item! They're so darn expensive too!!!

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  23. i want that necklace and i love anything gigi!

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  24. i like this post idea! i just bought a cape/blazer thing off my pre-fall wishlist and I was so excited for it but prob going to return as it just doesn't fit the greatest ;/

    I love the Gigi clutch- i want in black!

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  25. I've been super surprised by aerie high waist leggings. I highly recommend giving them a shot! And they're fairly inexpensive. Also jealous of the pouf! Looks like it fits right in! We just splurged on a couch (finally) after saving pennies for many years. It's nice to not sit on a futon anymore.

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