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This will hopefully be one of my last posts on Chic Steals before everything is moved over to Chic Creative Life…and I can’t wait!
I just wanted to give all of you a heads up about the Shopbop End of Season sale – and some great discounts that can be had exclusively for my readers!
As a Chic Steals (and soon-to-be Chic Creative Life) reader, YOU have access to the sale a full 24 hours ahead of everyone else! Just click on the Shop Now link below!
Above are some key pieces that are on my Fall wishlist (and that can be snapped up for a steal during the sale):
1. STYLEKEEPERS Retro Juliette Pleated Skirt // 2. English Factory Ruffle Sweater // 3. Madewell Treasure Pendant Necklace Set
4. Rebecca Minkoff Handcuff with Chain Bracelet // 5. The Fix Vail Pumps // 6. J.O.A. Tie-Sleeve Sweater
7. Elizabeth + James Obi Ring // 8. Melissa Drop Rain Boots // 9. Rebecca Minkoff Ruffle Muffler Scarf // 10. Baggu Small Canvas Circle Purse
Get in on the sale early starting NOW!
Sale ends FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH at 11:59 PM PDT.
More details about the Shopbop Event of the Season Sale can be found here (will go live Wednesday Sept 27 once the Sale is live for everyone).
The first huge sale of 2017 is live on Shopbop. com – where you can save BIG and score some amazing deals on brand-name and fashion-forward merchandise. And yes, every order gets 20% off or more with code EVENT17!
Some great transition pieces for a Spring vacay as the weather warms up and we head into Summer:
1. South Parade Palm Trees Tee, $46 // 2. J.O.A. Stripe Wrap Skirt, $75 // 3. MM6 Hobo Bag, $190
4. Sam Edelman Gates Fringe Sandals, $90 // 5. Shashi Starburst Luna Bracelet, $35 // 6. The Fifth Label Chelsea T-Shirt Dress, $78
7. Club Monaco Amber Shorts, $89.50 // 8. Fame and Partners Cenit Off Shoulder Top, $38.70
9. TKEES Alex Pom Slides, $90 // 10. Rebecca Minkoff Savannah Pom Pom Chandelier Earrings, $58
The Sale is now LIVE – one day early for you guys as Chic Steals readers! 😀
The Event of the Season sales is open now until Friday, 4/14, at 11:59 PM PST. Some brands are excluded from the sale. See here for a full list of excluded brands.
Spring is on its way – and already 2017 is quite reminiscent of 2016 it seems.
Crisp deconstructed shirting! Feminine bows! Lace layers! Low, chunky heels! I for one am seeing a LOT of DIY possibilities in all the button-down shirt-inspired fashions. How about you?
Here are some new neat items for Spring 2017 that have caught my eye as top picks for the season:
Top Fashion Picks for Spring 2017 from Shopbop
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5
6 // 7 // 8 // 9
10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14
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So, cards on the table, I participate in the Shopbop widget program for bloggers, which means I host a Shopbop widget in my sidebar, and occasionally promote their sales as per our agreement.
Plus I shop there. At first I didn’t want to, because they were the reason Girlshop went out of business in the early 2000’s (show of hands who remembers Girlshop?? OMG I miss it so much!)…but Shopbop is an awesome, comprehensive destination for brand-name merchandise, with free shipping (2-day shipping if you’re an Amazon Prime member) to boot.
But since they sell brands, a lot of their merchandise is pricey. They sell Badgley Mischka and Zac Posen, for goodness’ sakes. Totally beyond the price range of the budget-conscious fashionista.
So I wanted to put together a list of the brands I actually DO buy on Shopbop (and don’t just drool about). There are some great, affordable finds on there…if you’re willing to look, and during a sale you can snag them up for some great prices. This blog is all about chic steals, after all! Here are some of my favorite affordable brands:
(And, I also included some brands from Shopbop that I have bought which do not fall into the affordable category IMHO, designated with an asterisk* after their names.)
1 – dRa (clothing)
A line where the styles are unique and unusual – though prices are beginning to climb.
2 – Gorjana (jewelry)
Beautiful, delicate, cool jewelry, most for less than $65. I love the unique designs and how pretty they are. I also have a handbag by Gorjana that I used daily for a year and half…that held up great and I would get compliments on. Love it!
Confetti Earring Stud Set
3 – endless rose (clothing)
A line that often features embellished pieces and beautiful detailing for an affordable price.
4 – Shashi (jewelry)
I’m on a fine, delicate kick when it comes to jewelry. My Solitaire Ring, Bar Earrings, and Solitaire necklace are all from Shashi.
5 – Free People
Though yes, you can get Free People from their eponymous stores, if you buy through Shopbop you get free shipping AND take advantage of lucrative sales. I picked up a pretty strappy bra for $26 and a draped ombre sweater for $35 that I just wear to death.
Hoffman Draped Tee
6 – Blank Denim (skinny jeans)*
Never thought I’d pay $88 for a pair of jeans, but these are worth all that and more. I used to just buy jeans from Forever 21 and Old Navy. $29.99-$36.99. Thought I was getting a deal. My butt looked fat in them. The jeans wore out quickly. After 1 wash they were horribly stretched. If I didn’t wash them they started to smell…funky…fast. While I was wearing them by the end of the day they would literally have stretched out and be sagging around my rear. Every single pair I eventually gave away to Goodwilll…because they weren’t worth it. I probably spent $200 buying those junky jeans over the years. NO MORE. Since I began buying Blank denim (i own the Skinny jeans in Rub a Dub Dub, gray, and the destroyed boyfriend jeans), I have not bought any other denim. I don’t need to! They are beautifully soft and velvety, keep their shape no matter how long or how many days I wear them, wash and dry perfectly…flatter my curves, cover my ankles (I’m prudish like that)…and are an all-out AMAZING value for the money. Many reviewers say they are like the higher prices 7 for All Mankind luxury denim but for a mall price point, and I completely agree.
7 – JOA (clothing)
My favoritest neoprene sweatshirt is by JOA, as well as my summery striped skirt and crop top combo. Very affordable and fashionable, though skirt length and design I’ve found hit and miss. Items aren’t lined and fabrics are sometimes low-quality, but the cuts are unique and fun. Strangely, I’ve spotted JOA in Target lately, so it looks like they’re expanding their reach.
Flounce Crop Top
8 – Kate Spade New York (jewelry and homewares)
Since the Kate Spade brand has expanded to include lifestyle items, I’ve found that the homewares category (like notebooks! pens! candles!) is surprisingly affordable and utterly chic. Some jewelry is, too, around the $35 price point – and every time I wear my Kate Spade earrings I receive a compliment. Seriously – EVERY.TIME.
Stack Attack Stackable Ring Set
9 – Alexander Wang T (Long-Sleeved Pocket Shirts)
Draped, loose, and chic, this is another “I can’t believe I paid this much for this but I wear it so much it kinda doesn’t matter” item. I do the half-tuck thing into the above skinny jeans for the weekend days, tuck into a high-waisted skirt at the office. They span the line of casual and dressy effortlessly.
Classic Long Sleeve Pocket Tee
10 – rag & bone/JEAN (long-sleeved shirts)
Never thought I would pay $65 for a long-sleeved shirt (on sale)…but that was probably the best $65 I spent. Amazingly soft, with a high crew-neck (so appropriate for the office too)…a little sheer if you wear a contrasting bra underneath but opaque if you choose flesh-colored,,,hugs in all the right places and skims elsewhere…long enough to cover muffin tops and hip bulges, doesn’t cling like Three Dots tees (don’t even get me started on the inappropriate Spandex content in those)…sleeves super long so they bunch at the wrists so my wrists don’t look absurdly mantis-like sticking out of the sleeves…I can’t stop singing this shirt’s praises. I wish I’d bought 6 of them, I love them so much. I wish they’d make them again. I wish they’d go on sale before other people snap them up. I wish for so much.
Camden Long Sleeve Tee
11 – Rebecca Minkoff (jewelry)
Though the clothing can get pricey, I have snagged an absolutely beautiful jacket (ombre, power shoulders, cropped, 80’s-style, Hawaiian-print…say that 10 times fast!) ofr around $100. But it’s the jewelry I wanted to mention here: gorgeous pieces with a bit of an edge. I actually own a surprising number of pieces because it’s THAT GOOD.
Raw Crystal Pave Studs
12 – Steven by Steve Madden (shoes)
Steven offers some great styles for $130 or less. (Especially if you can grab then on sale – then you can score something pretty for around $60!) They resemble the higher-end line and still last like a boss. A GIRLBOSS.
Are there any (somewhat) pricey brands that are your closet staples? Do tell – I’d love to discover more!
One giveaway closes, another begins! As an addition to the shopping frenzy that is Black Friday through Cyber Monday, how about a $100 gift card to the trendiest, chic-est e-tailer on the web, Shopbop.com??!
Shopbop has an amazing array of merchandise from a variety of designers, both established an up-and-coming. With more than 200 fashion-forward brands, it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for with just a couple clicks, and for a range of price-points. Me, I’m in the market for a new pair of Bootcut Jeans and a pair of Jean Shorts to layer over tights for the frigid Pacific Northwest weather. (Plus, shorts and Summer items like that are correspondingly cheap right now, so it’s a good time to stock up!) And if I’m not in the mood to DIY, I can just find a good pair of Destroyed Jeans as well, for a great price. But Shopbop has waaaaaay more than just jeans!
No matter what you’re looking for, $100 will go a long way to getting it, and if you shop smart with the discounted and sale items, you could really add some fabulous pieces (plural!) to your wardrobe! (Or splurge on that designer must-have for the holidays??)
And, by spending $100 there you’ll also get FREE WORLDWIDE DELIVERY! Since this giveaway is open to everyone, that’s a great way to stretch your money to the utmost.
So, without further ado…
How to Enter
1. Follow Chic Steals on Bloglovin, Google Reader, Feedburner, or Email Subscription, and leave a comment on this post telling me which method you follow. (1 entry)
2. Tweet this giveaway once. Leave a SEPARATE comment on this post with your Twitter username once you’ve Tweeted! (1 entry)
3. Post this giveaway on your Facebook Wall once. Leave a SEPARATE comment on this post with the link to your FB Wall. (1 entry)
4. Send a friend to enter this giveaway. If they sign up to follow Chic Steals and then leave a comment on this post and let me know who sent them, YOU will get another entry! (1 entry per person you get to enter this giveaway)
Total: 3 entries per person + number of people who mention your name allowed…so an unlimited # of entries!
However, if you do not keep your additional entry comments separate from your required entry comment, they WILL NOT BE COUNTED.
Giveaway open to EVERYONE! (Yes, including my international readers!!! Yay!)
Giveaway period is open from now until Tuesday, Dec 6, 11:59 PM PST.
Winner chosen by Random.org and notified by email.
Edit 12/7: Entry period is now closed and winner will be announced shortly.
FTC Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this post; I am being provided with one $100 gift card for the winner; company will be providing the prize directly to the winning entrant. For more information, see my Disclosure Policy.
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