Weekend Shopping, Outlet Edition: Ann Taylor, Kate Spade, WHBM & More!

Happy Saturday everyone! I had one of the best days I've had in a long time today. I started out my day with an AM workout outdoors in the sweltering heat with my trainer's group class and it really kicked my butt.  I feel great that I got up and did it though!  That's 5 days this week, yay!

After the workout, my H and I ate some lunch at home and then we headed to the 290 Outlets in Cypress.  They are my favorite outlets but I only go a few times a year. I knew Kate Spade and other store were having big sales so today was the perfect day to go.

Here is what I got (ALL on sale in addition to outlet prices!)

This first top is by C&C California. I have never owned anything by this brand but they had it at the Penguin store. This top looks kind of blah on the hanger, but it's got these really interesting sleeves and it's just a cool, casual shirt. The fabric is nice too. It originally retailed for (GASP!) $78.00 and I got it for $14.99.


Everyone knows my love for my J.Crew jelly flats (I have them in a light gray color.)  When I saw these hot pink ones I thought I was hallucinating. It couldn't be, I thought.  Oh yes, it could, and they are all mine!  The best part? They were $23.00.  LOVE.


Excuse my hair in this last pic, I was trying things on all day and it got a bit...disheveled.  This black lace dress is from White House, Black Market.  It looks MUCH better/more flattering belted, but I didn't take any pics of it with a belt on.  I got this dress because it's so pretty and feminine. It was $41.00 with tax, and I just couldn't pass that up. I know, I know, another black dress, but I have a lot of events I have to go to for work, and it's a good length for that. I love the sheer fabric on the back of the dress.

My next stop was Ann Taylor.  I have always wanted the above top, but never wanted to pay full price for it (it's from several seasons ago, retailed for about $88 originally.)  I saw it at the factory outlet for $44.99 plus 40% off so I had to jump on it.  I also got the lovely lace skirt below.  It retailed for $89.99 but I got it for 40% off as well. It is gorgeous. I love me a lace skirt. A note on sizing---the top is a Medium and the skirt is a 6Petite. Yes, Petite. I know that is really odd since I am totally the complete opposite of petite, but it just fit better for some reason, I even had a sales associate evaluate the fit of both.  The 6P was a little more fitted whereas the 6 had extra material on the side that I didn't "fill out" so the 6P was a little more flattering on me.

Lastly, I got this beautiful bright GREEN wallet from Kate Spade. It was on sale for $95.00 plus an additional 40% off (so about $57 total).  I love it because it's thin and fits into all of my smaller bags/clutches. I don't like huge wallets anymore because they are just too bulky and I only carry plastic anyway (and maybe a few dollars of cash for valet and stuff, but that's it.)

I would say this was a very successful shopping trip! I must admit, I am not really one of those people who goes to outlets and freaks out about all of the deals which causes many people to impulse buy things they might not have if they weren't at an outlet. I really try to carefully consider every item and ask myself if I'm buying it because it's cheap, or because I love it and will use it/wear it. I've walked away from many purchases in outlet stores because sometimes I have to remind myself that it's about finding things you love, not just the greatest deal.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their Saturday and Happy Easter to you tomorrow as you celebrate with your families.


xoxo,

Veronika.

24 comments :

  1. Wow what a great haul! I love everything you got,the green wallet is particularly eye-catching! x

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  2. Love that lace skirt from Ann Taylor!!!! It's gorgeous! All around great buys!

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  3. Great finds Veronika! Happy Easter to you too! :)

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  4. Such great new buys! I love that you found the top you've been wanting-score! that black lace dress is amazeballs!

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  5. Eeekk!! That is a fabulous black dress!! :)

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  6. Loveee the lace skirt and purple top, fits you really nice! :)

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  7. those jelly flats are so fun! I saw some at tj maxx that were coral and SO comfy but they had a really ugly bow that was wayyy too big these are so much cuter. I will have to see if I can find them where I live.

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  8. You look lovely in that black dress.
    You remind me a lot of Kate Middleton. Something about your hair and the structure of your face. Whatever it is, keep being classy and gorgeous.

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  9. @ashley--wow! what a huge compliment :) you are so sweet! I <3 Kate Middleton.

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  10. Love your weekend purchases Veronika! Especially the adorable jelly flats, the Ann Taylor top and that skirt...stunning! I love the Kate Spade wallet too actually, perfect summer color! :) Happy Easter! ;)

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  11. I love the black dress! It looks great on you! And the jelly flats are adorable! Great finds, overall :)

    Hope you have a happy Easter!

    xo, gina

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  12. I love C&C California....its a pretty popular brand out here...lots of great basics like the one you bought. The lime green Kate Spade is so pretty! Love how slim it is! Glad you finally had a good shopping experience today! Happy Easter!

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  13. I love that black lace dress! You found some great stuff! I typically get really overwhelmed when I go outlet shopping. Too many people to deal with!

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  14. You got some great deals! I love the jelly flats, black dress, and gray skirt especially. The skirt is so different, It'll be fun to wear.

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  15. That Kate Spade wallet is just so fun!! Now you have me googling the nearest Kate Spade outlet. I don't think I can afford to buy something full priced, but at outlet prices I could definitely use some Kate Spade in my life.

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  16. I am in love with that wallet. How long was the sale going on?

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  17. Love the wallet and the white lace skirt! Great finds!

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  18. Great finds V! I have been jonesing for an outlet trip so you inspired me to go next weekend with my bestie :) Hope you had a great Easter with the fam!

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  19. I really adore everything you bought! The black dress is...black, yes. But the details make it more unique! I'm an LBD junkie, so I understand =)

    Also loving the grey lace skirt! Great for Summer! And the KS wallet? Beautiful!

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  20. awe super cute and i love your header. i
    love finding good fashion finds!
    you look amazing


    fashion provocateur

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  21. SOO jealous of those pink flats!!! Just adorable! And the bright green wallet is so great!!!! :)

    sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com

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