I hope those of you in the U.S. had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones! I’m laying low this Black Friday in my cozy PJs (which currently consist of a puffer coat and three layers of thermals, due to Dad’s cautiously-monitored thermostat), but wanted to share some deals.
J.Crew has upped their sale to 30% off everything both in-stores and online with code HOLIDAY. I own two of their coats in double-cloth wool with Thinsulate (reviewed here) – given a description like that, I naturally assumed that was their warmest material by far. However, I finally got to pet their stadium cloth material this season (current composition is 79% wool, 21% nylon) and thought it felt just as warm, plus softer.
This coat comes in two neutrals and two stunning brights. I really wanted it to be a keeper, but the fit plus color was very Friar Tuck-ish on me, and the raglan-style sleeves were the deal breaker. This style could work better for others, but I prefer some structure at the shoulders for outerwear. I’m wearing a sz 00P above and the fit was a bit roomy throughout.
Left: Strappy metallic pumps (2 colors) Right: Everly pump in suede or leather (now $140, 5 colors)
When on sale, J.Crew’s Everly pumps in my opinion are one of the better-made and designed shoes currently on the market at this price point. The upper and soles are both leather (although probably not for long, given the trends in quality), and the slim heel and pointy toe are very flattering. And oh, the gorgeous array of colors. I own two colors (one seen here) and am resisting collecting too many items in the same style, but am tempted by this shade of green.
As for the metallic pumps, I fell in love with the design months back and finally caved on eBay. This was right before the 30% promo, so I regret buying through a riskier medium, for marginally less than the current price!
I have not yet received them so can’t speak to the fit or comfort (Edit: arrived and I love them! Fits just like their other pumps) but am hoping they’re the perfect shoe for the holiday season and into spring. I usually go up half a size in J.Crew pumps, especially for pointy toe styles.
For heels similar to the Everlys for less, these Kenzie pumps are a steal after the
extra 50% off store-wide w/ code ANNTHANKS Update: now lowered to 40% off. Now that my former love AT perfect pumps have undergone so many changes in quality and design (*tear…), the Kenzie cut is one of my favorites out of the current offerings. The upper is suede however soles and heels appear to be synthetic, which is reflected in the lower price point.
Next up, Anthropologie is having 20% off everything today. They have a pretty extensive petite selection online that goes down to XXS/00P, as well as petite designer denim starting in 24P. I recently picked up this Hesa corduroy coat in scroll print (also in dress form, on sale and still left in petite sizes). This coat is one of those love or hate items; I love the print so much that I decided it’d be worth the cost of all-around alterations. This fit very roomy throughout, true to the reviews saying it runs 1-2 sizes big. I picked up a random pop-back in 0P, but saw a rack full of size 0 regulars + at my local store.
This Eliot fringe cardigan (on sale, with great reviews) also caught my eye online – comes in this mossy green, red, plus black. It has the look of a classic tweed jacket which I love but the casualness of a sweater. Still left in size Petite XS and up. If you place an order for petite sizes from within any Anthro store, they waive the hefty shipping.
I haven’t been to the outlets in ages, so made a quick pit stop but left empty-handed. I miss the good ole days when outlets were where you could dig up treasures left over from the regular stores at great prices, versus lower-quality renditions of the regular store styles at not-too-much lower prices.
Ann Taylor Factory (in store only, no website) is having 60% off everything. The textured pencil skirts above were $36 a piece starting in 00P. If you prefer synthetic leather shoes, their factory stores also carry an array of pumps down to size 5.5 which were $36 a pair. I didn’t care for the faux patent pumps, but surprisingly did really like these ankle-strap heels. If I didn’t pick up a very similar pair recently at NordstromRack, I would’ve brought these puppies home.
Also tried on this knit sweater blazer in navy and white (couldn’t get photo to show the true color) which was pretty good weight and fit. Price was about $40 after discounts. Passed as I do not need another navy striped blazer.
J.Crew Factory has 50% off everything both in stores and online, and free shipping on orders $50+ with code HOLIDAY50. I remember loving this lace print tee from the regular stores a few seasons back (resisted even when it went on major sale as I own something similar). The material is of a thin sweatshirt-like weight and the print goes all the way around. It didn’t photograph well but looked better in-person. I also liked this little girls soft tweed skirt, but the color was not for me.
I’m not 100% sure this promo is still going on, but yesterday Coach Factory was having extra 50% off almost everything in the store. These legacy penny crossbody bags were $98 (got mine for double the price) and looked like they actually came from regular stores versus the other C logo’d out offerings at the outlet. Cognac and navy bucket bag with strap was $178 after sale.
Express is having 50% off all items online today, 11/29. Now before you shield your eyes from the belly-baring adolescent in the photo above…I have to say, cropped tops can actually come in handy even for conservative petite fashionistas, when paired with higher-waisted skirts (no lumpy tucking-in needed) or worn over dresses styled as skirts (no tie, belt and tuck trick needed). I have a cropped sweater from ASOS that is now sold out (worn here), and have gotten many questions on where to find something similar. On the right, this looks like a close dupe for the Zara sequin skirt worn here, and goes down to size 00 regular.
Last but not least, a few new markdowns at Nordies. The metallic sweater and skirt I’m wearing here were marked down 40% last night (wearing 0P skirt with no alterations needed – would highly recommend if you don’t mind an exposed back zipper), the crepe & lace print dress I’m wearing here is now 60% off, and this Lauren Ralph Lauren foiled lace dress new arrival is not on sale, but looks absolutely gorgeous yet understated for this season if you wear 2P+.