Pattern Play


Jacket: Zara  /  Shirt: Gap  /  Skirt: Ann Taylor  /  Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here) /  Sunnies: Target (similar here)  /  Necklace: Ann Taylor (old)

Every once in awhile, a “magical” article of clothing will appear before my eyes and make me want to spend full price just to have it in my possession asap.  Congratulations Ann Taylor, you and your perfectly patterned paisley skirt did it.  I am officially obsessed with this print and cannot wait to style this all sorts of ways.   Luckily, you sent me a coupon baiting me to spend more than I wanted to in order to receive a dollar amount off my total.  Funny how marketing works, isn’t it?  I did find a gorgeous pair of tan leather boots there on mega sale.  I think this was a personal best in sale shopping; originally $328, but scored them for just $20 dollars.  Thank you, thank you! I feel the congratulatory pats:)  I guess my little shopping excursion was worth it.  Like my friend Al says “I wasn’t bad, but I wasn’t good!”

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Jacket: J.Crew (similar here)  /  Sweater: Old Navy  /  Jeans: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Steve Madden  /  Sunnies: Anthropologie

I told myself no more sweaters time and time again, but then there is always that “one” sweater I don’t have in my closet.  At least a percentage off and a ten-dollar reward helps to soften the blow of realizing  my lack of self-control.  I loved this love sweater from Old Navy, so to hell with my will power and welcome to your new home lovie!  You will have plenty of company.

TIP:  30% off this sweater and more online at Old Navy through the end of today!  Don’t forget to use ebates too!




Femme Floral









Jacket:  J.Crew (similar  here)  /  Shirt:  J.Crew  /  Pants: Ann Taylor  /  Shoes:  Steve Madden via TJ Maxx  /  Bag: Calvin Klien via TJ Maxx  /  Sunnies:  TJ Maxx  /  Earrings: Forever21 

I should have named my blog “Biscuits & Bargains!”  Besides my Jacket (which was a Christmas present, so that doesn’t really count)  and my purse (which was still a good deal), everything else was $20 bucks and under. New too.  I bought this J.Crew shirt decades ago for cents on the dollar during the times when you could actually get a REALLY good deal there.  The shoes were 20 bucks from TJ Maxx.  For some reason, unless they are Manolos (which I do not own), I have a hard time paying more than 30 bucks for shoes.  I don’t know why;  guess it is because I’m cheap.  The pants I found for 14 dollars at Ann Taylor.  So what if I had sale goggles on? And the earrings were a whopping $2.99 from F21.  Moral of the story: it pays to be cheap.

TIP:  Follow me on Instagram and Pinterest if you want to increase your income and better your health!  Ok, not really.  But maybe you will smile once or twice! 

Have a Great Weekend!