to shop / summer sandals

Currently wearing Salt Water sandals in gold. They are true to size (in the ‘big kids’ sizing) and also come in baby/toddler/kid sizing! Gold is my favorite! At some point I also ordered them in red but never wore them so I sold them. I’ve had them for 3 years and they still look pretty new. I’m not sure how inventory is right now, but in prior years, the coveted colors quickly sell out as the weather gets warmer.

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to shop / recent loves & 40-50% off gap and old navy

DwellStudio Zebra pillow, babygap floral bear (similar), Gap Kids fur hat (similar for baby)

We went to Gap today with the intent to return, but ended up picking some odds and ends (’tis the season to buy baby presents!). It helps that there is a 50% off almost everything early Black Friday promotion (which a lot of places seem to be doing) and GapCash promotion going on. (This sale ends Sunday night. If you’re not a cardholder, it’s 40% off. You can always wait for next week if you miss it.) I really like teddy bears with no embellishments and babyGap has four styles: floral, plaid, rainbow stripes, and marled. Sadly there are no measurements online (note to Gap, please add measurements!) so I waited for an in-store visit. They are roughly 8 inches high. I also ended up getting this fur hat from the girls’ department. Surprisingly the L/XL size fit.

Old Navy has a 40% off sale online with code BIGDEAL. Some exclusions apply and it also ends today.
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to shop / {sale alert} clare vivier, shu uemura, instyle, rugsusa…

Image source: Piperlime

My friend was IMing me last night on how she can’t stop shopping – the sales, free shipping just lure you in, especially when it’s freezing outside. I have a few things on my non-existent list, but am trying to be good since the Black Friday/Cyber Monday mania is about to unleash itself. I can’t guarantee that those sales will beat whatever sales are going on right now, but if you need a kick to get started on your holiday shopping, or shopping for yourself, here you go:

Ending tonight:

Ending tomorrow Sunday night:

  • 25% off $50+ at Shu Uemura with code SHUVIP. Expires midnight ET. I’m a big fan of their brushes, purple powder, and the super natural looking eyebrow pencil.

Ending Thursday:

  • $25 off $200+ at Uniqlo with code GET25. Expires midnight ET. Online only.

Ending Saturday:

P.S. Since my girlfriends and I had an email going on about rugs, I need to mention RugsUSA! I got a striped rug and sheepskin rugs from them a while back (link). The site is not known for having the best service, but I can live with that given the discounts (and credit card protection). The current discount is 60-75% off, but I expect it to creep up to a solid 75% for Cyber Monday. Two thumbs up to the quality. You can google any rug for additional reviews or peruse their Instagram for more inspiration. If you need to make a return, keep the packaging and research printing your own shipping label as it can be much cheaper.

to shop / {sale alert} beauty.com, brooks brothers, mark & graham, and more!

Image source: Brooks Brothers

to shop / {gap favorites} the leather sandal – restocked!

Previously featured in this not so continuous series.

The last time I ordered the Gap classic leather sandals, the United States Postal Service royally screwed up. Gap just restocked these in all sizes and colors. Just in time for the 40% off sale! I really like the simple, clean lines. I don’t expect them to last forever, but they’re a good buy for the sale price. I’ll consider a visit to the cobbler if they are worth it!

Now through tomorrow, June 17 midnight ET, use THANKS for 40% off at Gap and Banana Republic and 30% off at Old Navy. Code SHOPFAST gets you 25% off at Piperlime through noon PT. If you have yet to sign-up for a brand’s mailing list, typically that code is stackable with the above codes. All sites have some exclusions (boo!).

If you’re into cashback, MrRebates has 5% off for Gap at press time. Since it’s one cart for all of the sites, I typically look up which Gap Inc. brand has the highest cashback and checkout from there. (Tell ’em irenelikes at gmail dot com sent you!) I’m a long time user of eBates, but I’ll take 5% over 2% any day!

Image source: Gap