Sorry for the lack of posting this week. Summers are so slow and we’ve had a few visitors swing into town so I’ve been taking things easy and trying to enjoy the fleeting Chicago summer as much as possible. Oh yeah, and I’ve been taking care of the car repairs that just won’t end. I might be one of the few people who loves having a car in the city but not when dealing with issues like these. Where is the car fairy when you need one?!
I can’t believe the month of July comes to an end next week! I hope you all get an opportunity to enjoy this last weekend of the month. Next weekend it’ll officially be August and the countdown to the end of summer will be on… How’s that for depressing?
Happy weekend, everyone. Enjoy the sun and the shopping!
There are few breakfast dishes I love more than biscuits and gravy and I have to stop myself from ordering it every time I see it on a menu. Biscuits and gravy, two eggs over medium, a side of grits, and a never-ending pot of coffee? That’s my ideal breakfast that I get once in a blue moon (aka whenever I happen to make it down south). Anyhow, love the sign above? You can grab it as a FREE printable from Brickyard Buffalo in either black or gold print.
Good (Cheap) Read
One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life.
When Colin decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota instead of delivering her to his employers, Mia’s mother, Eve, and detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them. But no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family’s world to shatter.
An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller, The Good Girl is a propulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems.
Note: It’s marked down to $2.99 for Nook, too!
3 Sales You Don’t Want to Miss!
‘Tis the season to clear off the shelves and as a result the stores are having some fantastic sales right now! This morning Bloomingdale’s announced that for a limited time shoppers can take an extra $20 off every $50 spent on specific sale items. That’s basically an extra 40% off all sale items, which is pretty darn awesome!
Bloomingdale’s Coupon: Use code “SUNSHINE” at checkout to take advantage of this fab offer and save big on sale items. This offer is valid through July 26, 2015.
Moon & Meadow Embroidered Silk Tunic Dress – originally $245, now $183.75 — save $60 and pay $123.75 // Sanctuary Long Sleeve Village Shirt Dress – originally $129, now $58.05 — save $20 and pay $38.05 // Cynthia Steffe Dress Cleopatra Collage High Neck Sheath – originally $248, now $173.60 — save $60 and pay $113.60
Talk about a good deal… Take an EXTRA 75% off select final sale items at J.Crew! An additional 75% discount is huge for any store, let alone J.Crew! Use code “SUMMERSALE” at checkout to receive the additional savings. This offer is valid through July 27, 2015.
Sunset Floral Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit – originally $125, on sale for $49.99, now $12.49 // Cameron Dress in Swiss Dot – originally $198, on sale for $79.99, now $19.99 // Valencia Raffia Espadrille Slides – originally $98, on sale for $49.99, now $12.49 // Dotty Underwire Bow Bikini Top – originally $58, on sale for $19.99, now $4.99 // Dotty Side-Tie Bikini Hipster – originally $44, on sale for $14.99, now $3.74 // Amalia Sandals – originally $128, on sale for $99.99, now $24.99
Have a little one at home? You can save up to 60% on all styles for kids at the Old Navy Back-to-School Sale! Aside from that, you can take 30% off your entire Old Navy order, with no coupon needed, through July 25! Everyday Steals, Hot Deals and Uniforms are excluded from the 30% savings.
Loose Knit Open Front Cardigan – $36.94 normally, $25.85 after 30% discount is applied // (Plus Size) Open Front Cocoon Cardigan – $42.94 normally, on sale for $40, get it for $28 after 30% discount is applied
When I wrote about the fall 2015 trends I spotted when browsing the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I noted that open front cardigans seem like a really popular item. Be sure to check out the selection at Old Navy because they have a pretty good selection and the prices aren’t bad (especially with the 30% discount).