I had to bite on the J. Crew sale -- 40 off plus free shipping. But before I did, I checked to see if I could get the same deal -- or better -- in store. Although store merchandise was only 30 percent off, they were willing to match the online deal and honor my educator discount. So I was able to grab the much-blogged about "wild side skinny bangle" which is just stunning in person. With discounts, the total with tax was $27.
I also was thrilled to see the Factory offer a version of the "Spindrift" sweatshirt from a while back. I grabbed the emerald (St. Patty's Day!) and the neon azalea (much brighter pink IRL) because a girl can never have too much neon azalea in her life! I am envisioning a breezy spring day when I can wear it with shorts and my matching neon azalea Sperry Topsiders!