Today’s Sample Sales & Limited-Time-Only Steals

Sample Sales and More: Today's Best steals


Something Cute


High Waist Fleece Lined Leggings

GroopDealz: Hey hey high waisted fleece lined leggings are on sale at GroopDealz today for $6.99 per pair! You may think I’m crazy for posting about fleece lined leggings in July, but the past two weeks or so in Chicago have been downright cold! As in pants and a sweater cold. Fleece lined leggings sound SO good right now.



Daily Deals



Blemish Balm Skin Perfecting Beauty Balm

Plum DistrictI am not at all familiar with the BeautyTreats line, but if this is one of your favorite brands you might want to head on over to Plum District where you can pick up 2 bottles of Blemish Balm Skin Perfecting Beauty Balm for $15. Apparently this would normally have a retail value of $79.98 (which I’m not sure I believe).


Sample Sales


Beyond the Rack: SPANX Activewear, SPANX Shapewear, Designer Watches, Botkier Handbags, Betsey Johnson Sunglasses, Mistura Beauty, Levi’s for Women, Custo Barcelona, Euro Flair for Fall

Julep Sale at Gilt

Love Julep? There’s a Julep Sale opening at Gilt today! Fingers crossed the prices are as good as the selection looks like it’s going to be!

Gilt: Vintage Chanel Jewelry, Marco Bicego, Julep, Ava & Aiden, Ballet Flats featuring Bloch, Sunglasses by The Row & Dries van Noten, M Missoni: Up to 80% Off, The Jewelry Vault, HATCH Collection for Moms-to-Be

HauteLook: James Perse, Vintage Estate Jewelry: Pomellato & More, BCBGMaxazria, I Dream of Denim, Fashion Headboard Blowout, Oliver Gal Fashion Art Favorites, Monster Headphones, Affordable Rugs For Any Space Under $299, W.I. Modern Furniture

Ideeli: Free People, The Season’s Best Skirts, JB by Julie Brown, Carrera Sunglasses, Max Mara, Trina Turk Jewelry, Anne Klein Shoes

Joss & Main: Classics in Cream, West Coast Mentality, French Country Comfort, Classic & Persian-Inspired Rugs in Warm Neutrals, West Park Lighting, Storage & Organization for the Cook, Classic Accents featuring Blue & White Pottery, Bedding Under $100

Bliss Beauty Sale

There are a bunch of great sales opening up at MyHabit today, including a rare Bliss Beauty Sale!

MyHabit: Fall Sneak Peek: Cashmere Addiction Plus Size, Donald J Pliner, Fall Sneak Peek: Melissa Masse Plus Size, Bliss Beauty, Flat Boots & Booties, Fall Sneak Peek: Leota Plus Size, Chloe & Theodora: Minimalist Jewelry, All Black, Styles for Every Wardrobe: Handbags

One Kings Lane: Best-Selling Furniture, Latest Furniture Finds, Artists in Residence: Out Top Contemporary Talent, Furnitures in Blues, Whites & Metallics, Housewarming Gifts

Rue La La: John Hardy, J Brand, YUMI KIM, Men’s Italian Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo & More, The Neat & Tidy Home: Storage for Every Room, Marchesa Voyage, Brilliance New York Skin & Hair Care, Gold Art Featuring The Oliver Gal Artist Co., Sperry Top-Sider & stride rite Kids, Vibram FiveFingers, Shaken or Stirred: A Glass for Every Drink, Juice in the Raw Cleanses: Redeem Online, Clutches for Wedding Season: To Have & To Hold, The Casual Bed & Bath Featuring Stitch & Loop, Bare Feet, Rejoice: Rugs by Type, The Just-for-Kids Sale: Sundress Edition, RSVP Yes: Dress Steals for Every Event – 3PM ET, Splendid. Now (even more) on sale., All About Comfort: The Shoe Stock-Up – 3PM ET

The Clymb: End of Summer Camping, Stio, Merrell, Mophie

The RealReal: 31 Rue Cambon, Diamond Earrings, The Fashionable Life, Forties Femme, Fendi + Miu Miu, Stella McCartney & Chloe, Urban Hardware

Zulily: Kushi by Jasko, Life is Good, Go West: Women’s Accessories, Golf Apparel



Treat Yourself: Personalized His and Hers Key Rings

Personalized His and Hers Key Rings

I was browsing new-ish site when these Personalized His and Hers Key Rings caught my attention. Honestly, I’m not usually that gung ho about personalized items, but I LOVE these key rings and while I’m tempted to get a pair made for me and my husband, I also think they’d make a lovely gift for a couple that’s about to be married.

They are made from walnut wood and are hand personalized. They measure 3 cm. by 3 cm.

These Personalized HIs and Hers Key Rings cost $40 and ship in 3-5 days.

Take 30% Off at Gilt City

30% Off at Gilt City

I received a couple of emails over the weekend with a coupon for Gilt City attached. 30% off your entire Gilt City purchase is pretty darn good, though I should warn that occasionally these coupons will only work for some users. There’s no way of telling who this coupon will and will not work for, and for that I apologize.

Still, if you can get it to work for you, 30% off is a heck of a deal!

Gilt City Coupon: Use code “EMPLOYEE30″ at checkout to receive 30% off your next purchase at Gilt City. There is a maximum discount of $25 and this offer excludes any Ticketmaster offers. The coupon is valid through July 31, 2014.

Per the terms and conditions, this coupon is only valid through when the order is placed through the Gilt City iPhone App, Gilt iPhone App (through the Gilt City tab), Gilt iPad App (through the Gilt City tab), Gilt Android App (through the Gilt City tab) and Mobile Web.

Birchbox Deal at Gilt City

Last week I posted about how new users (or those who haven’t subscribed in at least 3 months) can get a year of Birchbox for $99, plus a $25 credit to use in the Birchbox store. This is normally a $145 value. Once this coupon is applied you can get this deal for $74!

Shop Fast: 25% Off All Shoes & Handbags at PiperLime

If you’re in need of a new pair of shoes or a new handbag, PiperLime has your back today! They’re currently offering 25% off ALL shoes and handbags, but you’ll have to act fast as this sale ends at mid-day tomorrow.

PiperLime Coupon: Use code “SHOPFAST” at checkout to receive 25% off all shoes and handbags at PiperLime. This sale ends at 12 p.m. PT tomorrow, July 29.

There are a few exclusions, though they are surprisingly few: Frye, Havaianas, Hunter, Milly, Sam Edelman, Stuart Weitzman, and Superga, or on the style: Steve Madden “Troopa”.

Loeffler Randall Lou

One of my favorite shoe brands of the moment is Loeffler Randall. Granted I’ve never owned a pair of Loeffler Randall shoes, but I LOVE their styles. This pair of Loeffler Randall Lou Flats is pretty high on my wish list right now. I can never decided between black or nude flats, so these are pretty much the best of both worlds! Normally $250, they’re $187.50 after the discount is applied.

Joe's Jeans Becca Booties

I know there’s still plenty of summer left, but I can’t help but think about picking up a new pair of booties for fall. Booties are, by far, my favorite form of footwear. They almost always look chic, whether you’re wearing them with jeans or a skirt. I love the combination of gray and brown on this Joe’s Jeans Becca Bootie, so these are definitely a contender at the moment. Normally $189, they’re $141.75 after the discount is applied.

Clare V Maison Messenger Bag

This Clare V Maison Messenger Bag isn’t the cheapest bag I’ve ever seen (far from it, in fact) but is it ever gorgeous or what?! I just spotted it for the first time and yet I’m already obsessed. THIS is the bag I want to carry all fall and winter! It’s out of my price range at $399, but with the 25% discount the price drops to $299.25.

Click here to head to PiperLime!

BaubleBar Coupon: 30% Off Your Entire Purchase

Wow! BaubleBar just launched a sale and they’re offering 30% off site wide! This is currently an affiliate-only offer, so you won’t see any mention of it on the website.

What does this mean for you? Shop early! Once word about this BaubleBar coupon and sale gets out items will start selling out quickly!

BaubleBar Coupon: Use code “SUMMER30″ at checkout to take 30% off your entire purchase at BaubleBar. This coupon is valid through July 30, 2014. This coupon is not valid on already discounted products and prior purchases cannot be adjusted. Limit one coupon per customer.

It’s rare for BaubleBar to offer a site-wide coupon that’s for such a high percentage discount, so if there is anything you’ve had your eye on you may want to grab it. I don’t expect to see another sale like this throughout the rest of the summer.

Here are just a few of the items that my jewelry box currently needs:

BaubleBar Sale: 30% Off Everything



Raw Geode Collar – (available for pre-sale and will ship July 30) normally $44, now $30.80

Acrylic State Pendant Necklace – normally $52, now $36.40

Purple Hermes Ear Cuff – normally $28, now $19.60

Sci-Fi Ring – normally $28, now $19.60

Aztec Drops – normally $38, now $26.60


Off Our Shelves: The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

The Last Letter from your Lover by Jojo Moyes

At this point you might be wondering if I have a bit of an obsession with Jojo Moyes books, and you wouldn’t be entirely incorrect. I cannot get enough of this author!

10481661_10104053994838663_7756222681456666896_o In fact, Jojo Moyes had a reading in Chicago earlier this month and my cousin and I went to see her. After that visit I felt completely justified in my appreciation of her books. Jojo Moyes was a humorous and well-spoken author. While she was there to support the release of her newest book, One Plus One (link is to my review), she spent most of the time talking about the book that made her famous, Me Before You (link is to my review), and did so without any ill-will. I’ve been to some readings where authors only wanted to talk about the topic at hand, but Jojo was more than willing to talk about the book that made her a worldwide success and for which she is currently working on the movie script (!!!). Jojo was entirely down-to-earth, I thought, and seemed both humbled and grateful for her success.

I, of course, responded by picking up the book of hers that I hadn’t yet read, The Last Letter from Your Lover, which Jojo described as her only true romance novel. It’s funny. Before the reading began I was discussing with my cousin how one of the things I like about Jojo Moyes is that none of her books are alike. You can’t really pigeon hole her as an author because each book is so thematically different. During her talk Jojo said that a large part of the reason she didn’t really find commercial success prior to Me Before You is because her publisher thought all of her books were just too different and they didn’t know how to market her.

As the title denotes, The Last Letter from Your Lover is a romantic novel that spans two different time periods. The book starts off in the 60s, with Jennifer Sterling waking from a terrible car accident without any memory of what had transpired to land her in the hospital or why her husband is so cold to her. She slowly begins putting the pieces of her life back together when she finds love notes hidden around her house that are signed only “B.” Through flashbacks the reader gets to meet “B” and see how their love affair both commenced and ended, though Jennifer herself has no memory of these events. The third section of the book skips ahead to 2003, when a reporter looking for a new story discovers the letters and attempts to track down Jennifer to learn the end of the story and whether or not she and “B” were ever reunited.

I really enjoyed this book and once I picked it up I couldn’t put it back down, which I find is a habit with any of the Jojo Moyes books I begin reading. This book won’t stick with me like Me Before You will, but it is a fantastic romantic novel that would make a great beach read.

The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes | Kindle ($7.99); Nook ($7.99); Paperback ($9.04)

Check out my Summer 2014 Reading List for other books I’ll be reading (and reviewing) this summer!

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eShakti Sale: Save up to 70% + Free Customization

eShakti is currently having a big sale and offering up to 70% off a huge selection of items AND free customization on all orders. Normally customization costs $7.50 per garment, and this basically allows you to get each piece tailored specifically for your body because you provide your exact measurements.

While I found very few items that are actually 70% off, the sale prices are good and made all the better with the free customization! As I’ve mentioned many times, just one of the things I love about eShakti is that they cater to women of all sizes as most of their garments are available in sizes 0-36W.

One thing worth noting is that all items ship from India, so shipping isn’t particularly fast. I normally receive items within about two weeks.

No coupon is needed to take advantage of this offer. Just shop the sale and save! However, there’s a banner on the eShakti website where if you register for their email newsletter you will receive a $25 coupon. I’m not sure if the two promotions can be combined, but it may be worth giving it a try!

Here are a few of the items I spotted in the eShakti Sale that I would love to have:

eShakti Dresses on Sale

Lillian Dress – we recently featured this dress as a Lea Michele look for less! – originally $59.95, now $47.95

Colorful Stripe Retro Frock – originally $69.95, now $34.95

Cotton Poplin Bow Front Dress – originally $59.95, now $35.95

eShakti Dress Sale - part two

Floral Bouquet Cotton Print Dress – originally $59.95, now $47.95

Tropical Floral Print Crop Top and Skirt – originally $59.95, now $47.95

Vibrant Floral Bib Front Maxi Dress – I actually own this already! – originally $69.95, now $55.95

Click here to check out the entire eShakti Sale!

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