Thursday, January 30, 2014

Let's Chat About Nordstrom...

As most of you probably already know, Nordstrom offers Free Shipping and Free Returns on all purchases made on their website. Returns can also be made to your local Nordstrom department store if you prefer. I want to also share a few things about Nordstrom that you may or may not know:

1. Nordstrom carries brands such as Kate Spade New York, Diane von Furstenberg, Trina Turk, Milly, and Tory Burch, as well as many others. (As I have mentioned in previous posts, this is a great place to pick up items from these designers at fantastic prices with no risk, since returns are so easy. They also carry designer brands such as Valentino, Jason Wu, and Burberry, to name a few, as well as their own store brands which offer well-made items at very reasonable prices.

2. There is no Final Sale, no time limit on returns, and all purchases made are 100% guaranteed. (The only exception to this is purchasing from Nordstrom Rack, which has a 30-day return policy.)

3. Price Matching: Nordstrom will match competitor's pricing if you ever find an item offered, in the same color and size, available from a similar retailer. Call 1-888-282-6060 to place your order (I have also done this successfully via online chat).

(From the Nordstrom site: "Please note that designer goods and cosmetics are not included in this policy. We are unable to match prices from auction and outlet stores or websites, as well as other retailers' discount promotions, shipping offers and gift card offers.")

4. Sale Adjustments: If an item you have purchased is reduced in price within two weeks of your order date, they will adjust the sale price for you (only one sale adjustment per item and designer goods originally purchased on sale are excluded).

5. Purchase Online and pick up in the store. On each product page there is a 'Pick Up In Store' option where you enter your zip code to see if the item is available for you locally. If so, you have the option of paying for it online, then picking it up later at your local store.

6. Wishlist and Save for Later Shopping Bag Features: Like an item, but you aren't quite ready to buy yet or want to wait for a lower price? Then save the item to your Wishlist or in your shopping bag to check on at a later date. (Registration required, but extremely easy to do.)

7. Easy Alterations: Every Nordstrom store has on-site alterations and tailoring. Simply take any items you would like altered and your packing slip to a store near you. Fees for this service are determined after the item has been fitted, based on the complexity of your request. Select services are free on full-priced merchandise.

8. Fashion Rewards: Earn points shopping, get complimentary alterations, and early access to pre-shop the Anniversary Sale when you use the Nordstrom credit or debit card (more detail available on the website).

I have personally shopped at Nordstrom online numerous times over the past several months and have had nothing but good experiences. In fact, I have many items in my 'Saved for Later' shopping bag that I continue to watch in contemplation of a future purchase. I highly recommend shopping Nordstrom online...excellent customer service, fantastic sale prices, Free Shipping/Free Returns, easy alterations, and price matching. It is basically 'risk-free' shopping...it doesn't get much better than that! :)

Here are some of my picks:


Have you done any shopping at Nordstrom online lately? If not, is there anything you have your eye on? Are you planning to purchase in the near future? Please do share...I always love to hear from you! :)


xoxo,

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

You Look Very Familiar...Have I Seen You Some Place Before?

Hello Everyone! It's time for another edition of *You Look Very Familiar...Have I Seen You Some Place Before*? Let's get started! :)















*Similarly is the Elegant chain-link necklace












*Similarly are the West Bound Canvas Slippers


A big THANK YOU goes to Mei and Katie for sharing the next 'Familiar Finds' with us:

From Mei:




From Katie:


*Floral-Printed Blouse in 'blue ditsy floral'


***If you have a 'Familiar Find' you would like to share, please feel free to email it to me: FabulousFloridaMommy@gmail.com.

That's it for this week's edition...I hope you've enjoyed it!

xoxo,

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Madewell: Extra 40% Off Promo-Priced Items & Sale Styles Plus Free Shipping on $100+ - BIGDEAL!!!

Madewell is offering an Extra 40% Off Promo-Priced Items & Sale Styles with code BIGDEAL at checkout until 1.27.14. Shipping is FREE on orders of $100+, too! They have also done a 'switch-up' on the Promo-priced items this week...a lot of new items have been marked to promo-price, while others have gone back to regular-price or marked down to sale price (making them final sale).

For those of you who aren't familiar with Promo-priced items, they are select Regular-price pieces that Madewell marks down to a 'Promotional Price' for a short amount of time. These items are eligible for any extra % off sale or full-price promotions that may occur at any time. The Promo-priced items are also eligible for the Educator and Student Discounts, so if you are a teacher or student you can receive an additional 15% off on them, as well.

The promo-prices are usually in effect for a week or two (sometimes longer), then they either go back up to full-price or move on into Final Sale. I have noted the majority of the Promo-priced items currently available on the Madewell website below. :)

Sweaters:


Shirts, Tops, & Tees:


Jackets & Outerwear:


Dresses & Skirts:


Pants, Denim, & Shorts:


Bags:


Shoes & Boots:


Jewelry:


Accessories:


***Just a reminder that J.Crew is also offering an Extra 40% Off Promo-Priced Items & Final Sale Styles. There were a lot of new additions this week, too. You can see the updated list HERE.

Have a lovely day, and Happy Sale Shopping! :)

xoxo,

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xoxo,

Friday, January 24, 2014

J.Crew: New Promo-Priced Items and Final Sale Markdowns Plus an Extra 40% Off - BYEWINTER!!!

J.Crew is offering an Extra 40% Off Final Sale items with code BYEWINTER at checkout until 1.28.14. The Promo-Priced items also receive the discount, but are NOT Final Sale...gotta love that! They have also added new markdowns to the Final Sale section this week, and they have done a 'switch-up' on the Promo-priced items, too...new items have been marked to promo-price, while others have gone back to regular-price or marked down to sale price.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Promo-priced items, they are select Regular-price pieces that J.Crew marks down to a 'Promotional Price' for a short amount of time. These items are eligible for any extra % off sale or full-price promotions that may occur at any time. The Promo-priced items are also eligible for the Educator and Student Discounts, so if you are a teacher or student you can receive an additional 15% off on them, as well.

If an item is on promo or sale online, but not in the store, ask the sales associate if they will match the online price, and apply any extra % off that may be happening at that time. You can also ask to place a 'Blue Martini' (formerly Red Phone) order for an online promo-priced or sale item and have any extra % off taking place in the store applied to it, as well.

The promo-prices are usually in effect for a week or two (sometimes longer), then they either go back up to full-price or move on into Final Sale. I have noted the majority of the Women's Promo-priced items currently available on the J.Crew website, as well as the items that have been marked down.

New Promo-Priced Items:


New Markdowns:

Sweaters:

*Collection cashmere Tippi sweater - $149.99, $139.99, & $129.99
*Merino Tippi sweater - $59.99 & $49.99 in select colors
*Open cardigan - $99.99
*Collection cashmere getaway hoodie - $189.99 in pack green, hthr acorn, & poppy
*Marled colorblock sweater - $79.99 (2nd markdown)
*Collection cashmere tipped sweater - $259.99 (2nd markdown)
*Collection cashmere long-sleeve tee - $149.99 in most colors
*Bonded-wool varsity sweater-jacket - $149.99 in acorn charcoal graphite & $129.99 in dusk indigo garnet (2nd markdown)
*Collection cashmere back-zip sweater - $139.99 (2nd markdown)
*Triple-tipped sweater - $69.99 & $59.99 (2nd markdown)
*Handknit marled sweater - $129.99 (2nd markdown)
*Collection jeweled sequin sweatshirt - $119.99 (2nd markdown)

Shirts, Tops, & Tees:

*Tipped silk tee in windowpane - $69.99 (2nd markdown)
*Silk metallic tunic - $69.99 (2nd markdown)

Blazers, Jackets, Vests, & Outerwear:

*Collection Rylan blazer - $149.99 (4th markdown)
*Collection printed tweed blazer - $249.99 (2nd markdown)
*Military parka - $249.99

Dresses & Skirts:

*Diamond tile shift dress - $119.99 (2nd markdown)
*Pleated stretch flannel dress - $99.99 (2nd markdown)
*Collection neon lace shift Dress - $199.99 (2nd markdown)

Pants, Denim, & Shorts:

*Andie chino - $59.99 in neon coral
*Toothpick jean in chevron bead - $129.99 (2nd markdown)

Sleepwear:

*Silk pajama shirt in colorblock dot - $99.99 (2nd markdown)
*Silk pajama shirt - $79.99 (2nd markdown)
*End-on-end cotton robe - $49.99 (2nd markdown)

Handbags:

*Bar clutch - $109.99
*Hughes satchel - $149.99 (2nd markdown)

Shoes & Boots:

*Collection Etta plaid jeweled-toe pumps - $179.99 (2nd markdown)
*Etta suede pumps - $179.99 in black & bright fuchsia & $179.99 in pale mint
*Kiki velvet ballet flats - $89.99 (2nd markdown)
*Slip-on oxfords - $199.99 in warm grey & $139.99 in toasted wheat & navy
*Collection Sloane sequin pumps - $169.99 (2nd markdown)
*Kiki suede studded ballet flats - $129.99 (2nd markdown)
*Kiki suede studded-heel ballet flats - $99.99 & $89.99 (2nd markdown)
*Darby cap toe loafers - $99.99 (2nd markdown)
*Kiki glitter ballet flats - $69.99 (2nd markdown)
*Collection Kiki calf hair ballet flats - $149.99 (2nd markdown)

Jewelry:

*Moroccan stone necklace - $79.99 (2nd markdown)
*Double-row crystal bracelet - $49.99 (2nd markdown)

Accessories:

*Jeweled hat - $69.99
*Cashmere hat - $59.99
*Wool glittens - $26.99

***To see the list of additional Promo-Priced Items & Markdowns click HERE.

xoxo,