I am not a huge fan of the whole Black Friday brouhaha. Probably because I am not a fan of crowds and mayhem. BUT I do like a great deal just as much as the next person. In anticipation of today I did…nothing. No lists were made, no ads scoured. I just decided to see what offers would be in my in-box this morning. What is nice about this way of doing things, is that I pretty much just get offers from the stores I know I like. This makes the weeding tres facile!
So this morning I quickly sifted through the anticipated emails. And here are the (hopefully) wonderful results:
I have never bought anything from J. Peterman but I subscribe to their emails because they often have a “vintage” look to their items…and their write-ups are a hoot. Well today I took our relationship to the next level. I bought a 1940s style cloche
Yes, a cape. Before the snow started flying unseasonably early around here, I had the idea in the back of my noggin to at least consider the idea of a new/different coat this year. And at some point of this deep thinking, the idea of a cape took form. I have looked for them when at Goodwill, on Ebay and added a few to my Favorites on Etsy because I like to buy used first. However, my searches have been in vain–either a cape was the wrong color, wrong size, the seller had a no return policy, etc. So when I saw this fabulous, 100% WOOL red cape on the Peterman sale, I knew I had to try it. I hope it will be the perfect fit. I thought I was alone on this new-to-me-cape-love but I take comfort in knowing I am not alone. Check out this post from Adrienne, who is about 100x the fashionista I could ever hope to be. As for the cloche…well, a nice winter hat has been needed for a long time. Hats are a hard fit for my big, frizzy head so I am not optimistic about this one. Yet, should it work, how darling to wear with my red cape!!
I love Gaiam. I buy my shower filters from them. Plus, I love that they offer organic and/or free trade options in their bedding and towels. Today they had an Organic Cotton towel set on special for $29.99 (2 wash cloths, 1 hand towels, 1 bath). The product had great reviews, they had a color that would work in my bath AND I just told Brett a few days ago I needed to start replacing some of our towels that were either getting that “stink” or are fraying. Three sets were quickly placed in the cart which made me just a few dollars shy of free shipping so I looked around a bit more. I found a great gym bag for my husband, who has pined for one since he started both a gym membership and going to the pool for lap swimming, for the astonishing low price of $19.99 (marked down from $78). He will be thrilled.
And that’s all the damage done. Everything I bought was on a “need” list so it was virtually guilt free and painless. OK, maybe the cape isn’t a “need”, per se, since I still love and wear my vintage Goodwill/Estate sale winter coats. But sometimes we just need to reluctantly update our look.
How about you? Any good deals to share?
UPDATE: the cloche was a fail. i was right about my big, frizzy head. the cape is a keeper. the towels are wonderful. and hubs likes the gym bag. not bad.