FLASHBACK FRIDAY: SPRING TIME THROWBACK

 It’s Friday again! I have been on vacation and failed to prepare posts beforehand so I’m going to be playing catchup! Here is another flashback Friday for you! Enjoy!
Shirt: J.Crew
Jeans: J.Crew
Purse: Anya Hindmarch
Shoes: Jack Rogers
Phone Case: Bodhi
Jewelry: Unknown… I added it for looks back when I made the collage, which was a long time ago so there is no telling where I got it form.

PLANNING AHEAD

81D1LBWTJoL._SL1500_At the end of this week I will finish up at one job and begin with another. My schedule is becoming a little too much for a Google Calendar to handle so I bought a planner. I have had many Lilly Pulitzer planners but this time I decided to mix things up and go for something a little more professional and a lot less pink! Thanks to Kate Spade I found exactly what I was looking for! I had some Citi Card points to use so I chose to use those to buy the planner on Amazon.com. On either site, they are only $36.00 and well worth it!

TECH SCORE

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I’m feeling pretty good about my most recent purchase. I am the proud owner of a new Epson color printer/scanner from Sam’s Club. I feel like I just bought a printer, but its actually been five years since I last purchased a printer and I put a lot of thought into this purchase. Here is a list of problems I have experienced with printers in the past and how I think I have avoided those problems by purchasing this printer.

  1. Touch screen issues: I have owned quite a few HP printers and an issue that I have run into quite a bit is that their touch screens become less responsive over time. I had one printer quit working completely because it was getting mixed signals from the touch screen. This Epson printer has many more buttons on it that keep me from using the touch screen as much as I would need to if I had purchased another HP printer.
  2. Paper tray: Most printers I have used had a small tray that protruded from the printer itself. This printer is more compact in that regard. It conceals the paper in a covered compartment below the return.
  3. Color ink replacement: Many printers have tri-color ink cartridges and that is convenient, but as soon as one color runs low you are forced to replace the entire cartridge. With this Epson printer, the colors are replaced independently. You only replace the color that runs out.
  4. Ink prices: Companies make the printers cheap and then get you back by making the ink expensive. Before purchasing this printer, I made sure that the ink was available at Sam’s club for when I want to stock up, and I checked Amazon so I have a way to order ink quickly if I am in a pinch. Epson ink isn’t any more expensive than any other ink, but there is an advantage in that it can be purchased for less at Sam’s Club.

Not only do I think I have avoided suffering from previous issues, I got a great deal! This printer only cost me $73.01! The original price was $99.99 before tax and I got it for $68.88 before tax. That’s a savings of $31.11 and I’m patting myself on the back on this one.

SHOE ENVY

I have always loved shoes and usually add to my collection regularly. Outside of my recent bootie purchase, I haven’t purchased a pair of shoes in many months. I have tossed out a great many pair of shoes this year because they were beyond repair. I am running into a bit of a shoe drought. Luckily, I have a pair of go-to nude and go-to metallic shoes that have carried me through the summer at work. Unfortunately, those shoes are not going to carry me through winter. It’s time to start window shopping for shoes! Here are a couple of pairs that I plan to buy very soon. I admit that I have a J.Crew addiction, but I swear I looked at other sites for shoes before settling on these. It’s just a coincidence that both pairs I plan to buy are from J.Crew.

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J.Crew Sloan Suede d’Orsay Flats

I am in love with this look. If I had money to burn I would buy them in every color, but because I do not, I will be buying them in black. Madewell has another version that has a black leather back with a suede toe that I am also thinking about, but right now I really like the look of angled toe vs the straight across look. Ultimate decision is TBD, but you can be sure I will post about it when I make up my mind! Stay tuned!

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J.Crew’s Suede d’Orsay Loafer Flats

This is my favorite shoe of the season. I am absolutely swooning over them. Though I love them in red, I plan to purchase them in grey. If the red ones happen to go on sale later in the season, I will certainly snatch them up.The only reason I haven’t purchased these shoes already is because I am trying to sell enough on Threadflip   to cover the cost. I don’t want to buy anything else until I can sell what I already have.

MY CLOSET: SHOPPING FOR FALL

For the first time ever, I find myself really looking forward to fall. I usually become disappointed when summer ends and I have to put my white jeans away, but this year I am feeling differently. Bring on the fall! I just bought a pair of booties for fall/winter last week and this week I have purchased two tops to wear with them!

849ec-e1221_mf412586054-e1221_mf4126There have been some really great promotions recently. I may start posting every time I see a good sale so I can share the good news.Here’s what I scored:  Two tops for $40.60 each, down from $68.00. It’s not the best sale score, but I love the look so I’ll take it! The shipping was free too which was a bonus win.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: CLOSET REVIVALS

Last Friday I posted some old photos from my last blog featuring old outfits I don’t have anymore. I’m switching things up this week. Here are some outfits that I still have and wear periodically.
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Sweater: J.Crew | Skirt: J.Crew | Necklace: Temple St. Clair for Target | Earrings: Tory Burch | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bag: Anya Hindenmarch
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Jacket: J.Crew | Top: J.Crew | Jeans: J.Crew | Bag: Anya Hindmarch | Shoes: Jack Rogers | Lip gloss: NARS | Lip balm: EOS | Perfume: Gucci Guilty Gold