Monday, March 15, 2010

Weekend Recap: Nothing = Bliss

Hello Loves,


Normally I feel like I accomplish many things during the weekend. Bits of house projects get dwindled off of my to-do lists along with having new projects get starting.


This weekend though was different. We had massive amounts of rain all weekend long. I was originally going to go to the fabric district in the city on Saturday, but with the winds howling and the rain falling I gave those plans a good old rain check.


While my weekend was filled with a lot of doing NOTHING! It was delightful just to sit around and watch movies, read magazines, bake banana bread, but I did venture out of my house before the rain got too bad and decided to find some bargains for myself and not my house!


So off I went with my mom in tow to one of my favorite shops for deals….Nordstrom’s Rack.


Check out what I came home with:


This lovely French Connection dress has beautiful crewel work detailing on it. 


It was originally $198

Then on sale for $79.97

I got it for….. $19.97!


I also bought home a dress from one of my favorite lines: Leifsdottir (which is one of Anthro's brands)


This dress was originally $398

Then on sale for $ 159.97

It’s on sale at Bloomies for $119

I got it for $ 39.97!


My last purchase of the day was a dress that I actually had my eyes out the last couple of times I was at the rack, but it always fit a little too tight.


Well this Saturday the Trina Turk beauty fit like a dream.


It was originally $295

Then on sale for $89.97

I got it for $ 22.97!


Woo hoo! I think I deserve a black belt in shopping for all of those finds!


The last dress will actually be making it’s debut this weekend, because I was asked by the sweet people at DIFFA to blog live from their Dining by Design event that will take place from March 18th-22nd in conjunction with the Architectural Digest Home Show.


So if you are in the NY area and want to meet me and my fab dress I’ll be there Saturday from 10am- 11am.





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Blogger Paige said...

I love Nordstrom Rack! I got the most insane Milly dress there for a steal! Love it when that happens. Your dresses are adorable! Love the Leifsdottir!

March 15, 2010 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Paddywack Designs said...

Wow, you make me want to go shopping!

March 15, 2010 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

What fun finds!

March 15, 2010 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Scientific Housewife said...

Great finds, I love that first dress!

March 15, 2010 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Chic Coles said...

You really found some great deals!

March 15, 2010 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Miss Wendy said...

I love finding great deals like those! Always bring a smile to my day! Have a great time at the DIFFA event.

March 15, 2010 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Casa Bella said...

Wow...those are amazing finds! Doesn't it give you goosebumps when you find such deals?

March 15, 2010 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Love Love Love the Rack! Beautiful dresses. I keep telling my husband that I am saving us money... he always tells me that saving would be not buying at all. I fail to see his point. =)

March 15, 2010 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

What a great opportunity with DIFFA! I can't wait to read your review! That Trina Turk dress is my absolute fav!!

March 15, 2010 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Design Darling said...

the dresses are adorable and the prices you snagged them for are insane! i have to track down the nearest nordstrom rack from my house. amazing!

March 15, 2010 at 2:43 PM  
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March 15, 2010 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Hello Lover... said...

Those prices are ridiculous! You are one lucky lady!

March 15, 2010 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Averill said...

Wow, what amazing deals! I really REALLY want a Nordstrom rack to open up near me. I've always heard it's got way better deals than Off Fifth or Last Call.

March 15, 2010 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Daniela said...

Oh, it was SO nice of you to pick up that Anthro dress for your youngest sissy!

Should I meet you before your event on Saturday so I can change into it? ;)

Honestly, what did I tell you about 1- going shopping 2- buying anything orange, 3- buying elephant jewelry without me? This never should be done.

Love ya,

March 15, 2010 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger I'm Stacey... said...

I haven't been to Nordstrom Rack in years, but if you found beauties like that there, I need to start shopping there again!

March 15, 2010 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger my favorite and my best said...

all cute. last one is my fave. gorgeous.

March 15, 2010 at 3:46 PM  
Anonymous Laura@JourneyChic said...

A Nordstrom Rack is opening up near my office very soon, and I can't wait! Well, I'll have to wait until I'm out of maternity clothes, but it will be a prime shopping destination once my bod is somewhat back to normal. :)

March 15, 2010 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger The Consummate Hostess said...

Fabulous finds! Great work :).

March 15, 2010 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Sabbe said...

yes, you do deserve a black belt. Hey, I am going to this:
in May, want to come with me? If you can't make it we should try to do lunch or coffee.

March 15, 2010 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

Excellent finds, I can't wait to see pictures!

March 15, 2010 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Great buys! Definitely a black belt. I MISS Nordstrom Rack! But I do have a killer "Runway" department at my TJMaxx.

March 15, 2010 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger A Refocused Life said...

Woo Hoo is right! You hit the fashion bargain jackpot. Cute finds!

March 15, 2010 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Christen said...

Absolutely love all three dresses! Very productive weekend :)

March 15, 2010 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Lavender and Lilies said...

OMG aren't you the bargain shopper! Great finds.

March 15, 2010 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Peacock Feathers said...

Nice! I've had my eye on that second dress at Anthro for a while now. I love seeing the bargains people come home with.. thanks for sharing!

March 15, 2010 at 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the French Connection dress... what a great deal. Glad you enjoyed a nice, relaxing weekend!

March 15, 2010 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

you're gonna look so sassy in all 3 of those dresses! Love the last one especially.

March 15, 2010 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

My favorite kind of weekend is when nothing is on the calendar. It's the only time I get to shop - on-line or otherwise. Hope you have a great week.

March 15, 2010 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Great finds. love the rack.

March 17, 2010 at 3:35 AM  
Anonymous Ashley@ said...

This is a dangerous post...makes me want to shop!

March 17, 2010 at 11:00 PM  

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