Granted, two of these purchases were made prior to March 1st, but they just arrived. That's perfectly fine in my book. It felt like Christmas, pre-paid presents (for myself!)
What I Bought
Pim+Larkin Printed Peplum Top
From Piperlime, $59
I found this top via Pinterest in January, right before going to NYC. I decided to wait on ordering it so that I could try it on in person (debating between a small and medium). We visited the Piperlime store in SOHO, but the top was sold out in the color I wanted. Luckily they had it in an alternate color combo in both sizes so that I could decide which I liked; being the small. The following Tuesday, Jan 22nd, I ordered online for the cardholder discount.
However, my order received an error and said the item was out of stock. I called customer service and she said it was odd I was receiving the error because it did show they had a few smalls in stock, but they had an extended ship date; of APRIL 14th! Holy cow, almost 3 months from the order date.
I loved the top too much to let it go, so I placed the order. Lucky for me, it didn't take nearly that long and I received the top this week. It's my first official peplum purchase and I adore it. Making smarter purchases, for me, includes buying pieces that I can wear for work as well as nights and weekends for fun. This top definitely fits in that category. Plus I have a pink blazer in my closet that matches perfectly, as well as several navy cardis/blazers.
|I love the keyhole detail in back|
When we got our makeup done by Smashbox in February for my SILs birthday, they mentioned a gift with purchase deal starting in March. The makeup artist also showed me that there's a "plus-size" for the primer.
Smashbox Photofinish Primer
From Nordstroms, $49
The regular size primer is 1fl oz for $36, whereas the plus-size is 1.7fl oz for $49, which equates to $28.82 per ounce, an $8 savings! Of course, the fact that there was a gift with purchase also sweetened the deal. I was slightly disappointed with my package arrived this weekend and the gift was a sample tube of mascara (we had been lead to believe it'd be several sample items, similar to Clinique Bonus Time). Oh well.
Gold Chain on Chain Necklace
From Bloom and Inspire Etsy Shop, $14.50 (including shipping)
You may recall my obsession with chainlink bracelets and most likely have noticed how often I wear mine (all.the.time.). I was delighted when I learned that Dana opened a store and in love when I saw this necklace.
It arrived over the weekend and I am highly impressed with her work. It's a perfect something "extra" to spruce up an outfit.
Isn't it perfect?
Dana said they've been popular. If you visit her store and don't see one, I'm sure you could contact her and she'll make a reserved listing for you. (That's what I did).
The next day, Chubbette Tales posted the top and low and behold, it was available online all of a sudden!
Mossimo Women's Sleeveless Peplum Top
As always, I tend to fluctuate between a small and medium in tops. I ordered both the small and medium in this, knowing I would return the size that didn't fit. The first thing I noticed when opening the packages is the fabric. It looks nice nicer from afar than it really is. Up close you can tell, it's pretty cheap (100% polyester; this thing is going to be hot in the summer!).
The medium had a weird bunch in the center top dart. Overall it felt comfortable though and I'm quite fond of the compliments the peplum fit provides. It makes me feel so skinny :O)
And, the good news is, I still have over 75% of my spending budget let for this month!
Which may be which I just decided to fall into the leather trend...I received a Piperlime mailer good for 20% off an item. These leggings are on sale, plus 20% off, plus a $10 reward means I paid just $30 for them. Considering I probably wear jeans about twice a jeans (and dress business casual for work), I haven't been able to justify a leather purchase (there's no way I'd wear it to work!). At this price, it's worth a shot(plus ebates 7% back today is a bonus!)!
Dex Vegan Leather Pant
From Piperlime, on sale for $49.50
Review (including pictures) will be posted when they arrive. I ordered small and medium (yay free returns).
Have you bought any leather items this winter?