I was so happy to receive my J. Crew cardholder reward in the mail recently. It enabled me to do some "guilt-free" shopping. As I've mentioned in previous blogs, I am making a real attempt to limit spending in 2013 because I don't really need more clothes. (Of course this is easier said than done, but I've been pretty good so far.)
I held on to the reward card for a week (it took such discipline!) before using it because I was waiting for a 30-off sale items promotion in store (which tends to be a better deal than online, where you often also have to pay $9 shipping.) I was waiting specifically for these to reach an "acceptable" price -- the Liberty toothpick jeans in Emma and Georgina Floral. These were one of the rare items that I would almost be willing to pay full price for -- except that full price was $150!
I am happy to have purchased them for $60 after discounts (although technically they were "free" with my reward. I almost caved in and ordered them online several times, assuming I would order my "normal" toothpick size. I am so glad I didn't do that. I spent 20 minutes in the dressing room trying to choose between two sizes -- one that was snugger than I would have liked, and the other that was looser in areas than jeggings should be. After some advice from the SA, I opted to go with the snugger pair with the hope that the material (2% spandex) would stretch over time, or that I would learn to put the frosted icing cookies down!
I later made my way to the Factory and I was just so excited to see they have a version of the Blythe blouse in Heartthrob print. I knew that was coming home with me after seeing Ruffles and Sequins style it so many ways. I also grabbed the Crewlet's version of the scoopneck "anchors aweigh" blouse, which I loved on Colorful Corporate. I am so happy that the Factory "reissued" these great prints! There was more that I wanted to buy but I ended my shopping with just those two items.
Have you bought anything from J. Crew on sale this week? Have you purchased from the Factory in the last month?