Hi there everyone!
First, I just wanted to mention there is a huuuuge slew of new sale items today at Anthro, and they are offeding free shipping on $100+ right now, so it's worth a looksee! I was thrilled to see my wishlisted Whipstitched Akebia Slides (Jack Rogers sandals) in pink drop to $60, which is a great price for JR. They come in a pretty aqua and lime as well and fit TTS. I also love the Buttercup Tote, the Dual Pattered Dolman and Garden Party Shift.
Also, today's Land's End Canvas Destination Deal is $34 dresses. ETA: 20% off and free shipping with code ICECREAM, pin 1040 !! Nice deals to be found! I might have to finally try the Allover Eyelet Dress. I'm guessing it might be too short for me, but I "need" to know. ;) (Yep, and with that extra 20% off, I'm also trying the Silk polka dot dress.
Finally, I had a chance to pop into the J.Crew Factory store once again, which is very fun, as it's an hour away, and I don't normally get there that often. The place was quite crowded and they had most of the store on some sort of sale, and clearance was an extra 40% off (mostly picked over though). I tried on several items I've been checking out online and wanted to see IRL and how they were sized.
First, this denim jacket, which is much softer than any of my current jackets and a bit lighter in weight. Loved it. I grabbed a small and that was the right size for me (especially if I'm doing my usual layering). It's not online currently, but it was priced at $79.50 plus an additional 20% off (would have liked to have seen at least 30% off). It has some "weathering" here and there, but I don't think it was over the top, and would hold up fine, since denim jackets don't hit the wash as often as, say, jeans.
Next, I found a retail neon azalea No. 2 pencil skirt on the rack, and all the pencil skirts were an extra 40% off. This was priced at $75 before the discount. I don't think I even saw this color IRL at my retail store, but it was nice to see it here. I think it's a really pretty, summery, bright skirt, and didn't read totally neon 80's to me. I paired it with a Vintage Cotton striped tee, that was 40% off as well, and thought it was a cute and easy pairing. I also tossed on the striped pocket henley tank in an XS and it seemed way stretched out and huge in the armholes. Bummer b/c I like the color and the covered buttons. So even at 40% off of $15, it stayed on the rack.
I saw this sequin anchor tee, and had to try it on as well. It's priced high at $39.50, but was either 30 or 40%. This was a small, and I'd go with that size. I liked it with my striped jersey maxi. But, I don't need the tee, so I left it there.
I've been eying that short-sleeved anchor cardigan online, and am glad I saw it IRL. First, it's $69.50 FP in the store. It was 30% off there. it's currently $50 online. It's also orange, not red, as one would assume from the color name "RED ANCHORS." You can see it paired with the orange (I think it's Poppy) favorite tank ($7.99 promo priced in store). I tried the sweater in a small and a medium, and honestly, either would work fine. Probably small, but then maybe it would shrink, so I'd do a medium. It was cute, but that thin featherweight, that will likely get trashed after a couple washings. I was tempted, but knowing it wouldn't last, I put it back. I also tried out the stripey one (which was I think $59.50 FP in store), and that was tempting as well, especially b/c I liked the tiger's eye-looking buttons.
Two tees from the sale rack were still priced at $25 before the 40% off discount, and were pretty cute, but nothing I needed. The flag tee was an XS and definitely too small. The blurred dot tee would have worked with my jersey skirt as well, but I'm pretty sure it pops up online for way less.
Overall, I thought there were some cute things at the Factory store, but I wasn't overly wow-ed. I think they are pricing everything at quite a high starting point these days, and that's annoying.
Have you found anything great at Factory lately? Did you shop Anthro this morning? What'd ya get? How about the Canvas deals?