"Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes."
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Spring hasn't really caught on here. Not yet, anyway.
I'm sure it will come. But as I prepared to pull on my dull gray turtleneck for the umpteenth time this winter, I had had enough. I did some online shopping and found some new and brilliant clothes to create spring within my soul. Or at least make me happier to open my closet every morning.
There are some good deals online today, but they compound when you visit the online store through ebates. Their slogan is "where you get paid to shop" and it's true. For every purchase you make, you earn a percentage back. They send you a check. Easy peasy! It's also an affiliate program so you earn bonuses when a referred friend makes a purchase.
Some of my new items include a peplum dress, a black suit jacket, nude heels, and several tops.
Here are a few things that didn't make it into my shopping cart, though.
I just love how beachy these espradilles feel. It's like how I want to replace all our rugs with sisals for summer. They are on back-order until May, however. Bummer.
This cute citron dress was on Rue La La recently but, alas, not in my size. Rue La La is a flash sale website that has some stuff for the home as well as lots of clothes including Lilly Pulitzer frequently. They also are very nice about loading my account with credits every so often.
There was an absolutely perfect pair of shorts on J.Crew Factory today--IN MY SIZE. They were similar to these but so much better with brass buttons and no cuff. They sold out while I was discussing my spending limit with my other half. Oh well, more than likely it will be too cold to ever wear shorts again. :)
Piperlime is having a great sale today and this cute Pim + Larkin top was in my cart before their site experienced technical difficulties. But I am happy to have found a great new line that I like, especially since I now realize I am rather fussy about my tops. The sleeves and neckline have to be just so in order for me to be happy.
Old Navy is also having a good sale today and this pretty scarf is only $10! But I couldn't justify paying shipping for just one thing after the Piperlime stuff fell through and the Gap shoes were on back order (they are all one big shopping cart along with Banana Republic). But aren't the colors amazing?!
I purchased some leggings that made me think of this wallpaper. And, I get a free subscription to Teen Vogue with my purchase... So that should be interesting.