(No, this post isn't about MJ. I just couldn't resist.)
I just have to tell you all about the WHALE OF A DEAL I got this morning!
A little birdy in a tree told me recently that Filene's Basement is in some sort of financial trouble and is therefore having a clearance sale and that she'd gotten a few cute Vineyard Vines steals. Lover all of all things sale (it's my favorite four-letter word, after all), I headed over to NYC's Union Square location, promising myself not to spend over $100.
Here's what I wound up with:
Nancy coat in Cobalt Blue. This was the perfect find for me, because my Burberry quilted jacket is going on six years of wear and tear and has certainly seen better days. No doubt if my mother was in town she'd ask me why in the world I bought a fall coat in light blue and I suppose she's right, but I do think this will look great with dark denim come October.
Margo skirt in Ring Toss. I found this at the last moment and decided to get it instead of another skirt I was pondering because it was far cuter and ten dollars less! Look closely - each of the little life rafts says "Vineyard Vines"!
Riptide Rugby dress in Paradise Pink. I also think this will be lovely come Fall. I love polo dresses. They are so juvenile... just like me.
Grand total of these three items? $99.91.
RUN DON'T WALK to your local Filene's Basement. I'm hoping there is one in your town. Also, for my male readers, there WAS a nice men's VV section as well. There was an amazing pair of turtle-printed swim trunks that I wanted to pick up for my boyfriend. (I call him Snappy - for many reasons that I will not get into now, but suffice it to say, I have always loved turtles and think they represent some of the best qualities in life.) Unfortunately, they only seemed to have XL and up, which he is certainly not.
I did, however, purchase these shoes for myself in honor of him...