Thursday, January 24, 2013

Smart Idea (+deals)

Several times a year, I ponder why we live in the Midwest. Yes, I do like having four separate seasons and my family nearby, but we could live in sunny Florida and have snow and parents be just a quick flight away. This morning was one of those types of mornings. It is seriously freezing here. Beyond freezing actually.

Look at this local building after it caught fire yesterday and fire fighters fought to put on the flames. It looks like an ice sculpture now.
Chicago Tribune
One thing is for sure: it's cold. This happens to be a problem, as I typically loathe wearing any kind of dress or work pant. My J Crew Factory order arrived yesterday (yay, that was fast!) and I was determined to wear my new pencil skirt. However, the 8 degree, feels like -7 degree weather put a quick damper on the idea considering I have approximately a mile walk between my apartment, train, and office. Enter the idea to wear sweatpants over my tights (tights do no justice to this wind) and change into my skirt once at work. Yep, I totally did it this morning. I may have looked like a slob, but I felt like a genius. 
How's the weather in your neck of the woods? And how are you getting through it?
Here are today's deals and steals:
  • Banana Republic: Through 1/27, BR/Gap/ON cardholders get 50% off 3 women's full-priced items in store (plus double points in store and online 1/24-2/2)
  • Gap: 30% off online today with code GAPTREAT (2% back via
  • Hell Run: Through 1/30, $6 off sign up in all cities with code AXHELLRUN13
  • J Crew: Extra 40% off final sale items online with code GET40 (6% back via ebates); extra 50% off final sale items in store; ends 1/29
  • Juicy Couture: Free shipping on new arrivals through 1/27
  • Macys: Extra 10% off furniture (3% back via
  • Mixbook: Up to 50% off everything through 1/28 with code MXBVDYK
  • Old Navy: 20% off with code SECRET (2% back via
  • Shutterfly: Extra 40% off Valentine's Day sale through 2/1 with one-time use code:  R4YC-4809-AYEE-UWJ8HU
  • Ulta: $3.50 off $10+ in store purchase; valid through 1/26

1 comment:

  1. I saw that on my local news too! That building looks insane! Hope they get everything fixed soon!
    xo TJ


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