It’s been awhile but I wanted to share the clothing items I purchased during all the sales between Black Friday and the present.
I found this Quilted Frost Free Vest in Navy (regularly $34.99) on clearance at the Old Navy in my mall for only $10.49. I already have a similar looking vest from Old Navy that I bought a couple of years ago that I really loved, so I was thrilled to find one on discount. It’s looking a little shiny in the photo because of my camera flash but it’s a matte navy blue in real life. One major thing I noticed about the vest is the sizing is different. My old vest’s a Medium but the new vest is a Small and fits exactly the same. I tried the navy vest in Medium at the store and it was huge! Vanity sizing at work?
I’m also still obsessed with loafers. If you recall, I picked up two pairs of the Merona Dorothy Suede Loafers from Target at the beginning of 2017 and I’ve worn them to death, so when I saw these Mountain Sole Matilda Suede Mocassins on clearance at Target I knew it was time to restock. I got one pair in the neutral Saddle color and one in the bright Red shade which is really more of a coral, both in a size 8. Full price was $59.99 but with the holiday sales and coupon codes, I managed to get them for approximately $15 each. Great deal! Penny loafers aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but I think they’re cute; however, they’re definitely not as comfortable as the Merona loafers. Those had more cushioning inside and were a lot more comfortable to walk in whereas the Mountain Sole moccasins aren’t cushioned so the footbed’s quite hard in comparison.
For President’s Day target.com ran a 25% off promo on shoes, clothing and accessories, so I decided to scoop up a few shoes I’d had my eyes on. I ordered:
- Merona Kona Backless Mule Loafers (reg. $22.99, $17.24 with discount) Tons of brands have come out with dupes of the Gucci Princetown Leather Slippers and although I like the look of the originals I’m not willing to spend $595 on a pair, especially not on a very trendy shoe that’ll probably be “out” in a season or two. The Merona shoes offer a similar look at a very reasonable price. The faux leather doesn’t look cheap and the shoes are surprisingly comfortable on the feet. The inside of the shoe is padded, including the part that covers the top of the foot, and the sole is rubberized, so it’s non-slip on floors and is extremely comfortable to walk in. Highly recommend if you’ve been lusting after the Gucci shoes. I suggest going at least a half size up. I went a half size up and there’s only 2-3 mm between my heel and the edge of the shoe, so I probably could’ve gone a whole size up with no problems.
- Mossimo Loretta Sneakers (reg. $16.99, $12.74 with discount) I’m a huge fan of slip-ons. Besides my Converse Chucks, they’re what I live in most of the year and I couldn’t resist the cute, nautical navy/ivory stripes of these.
- Merona Bambi Loafers (reg. $22.99, $17.24 with discount) I’ve been hunting for a pair of loafers for awhile and when I saw these I was intrigued. Pointed toe shoes seem to be “in” right now, I own zero pointy shoes but love flats and loafers, so I thought this was a good way to try some. The one review for the Bambi Loafers on target.com said that these run small but I was a bit skeptical, so I bought the Black in an 8.5 and the Blush in 9. The 9 ended up being way too big and while the 8.5 was an okay fit I probably could’ve gotten away with an 8. However, I thought the shoes felt stiff, the interior didn’t have enough cushioning, and the sides of the shoe bowed outward too much whenever I took a step so they didn’t feel secure on my feet. Plus, I don’t think the pointed toe look is for me. I have flat feet that are just a tiny bit wider than average but not a true wide, and the combo of long, pointed toes and wider feet made my feet look enormous. I’ll stick to round and almond toe shoes, thank you very much. Needless to say, I returned both the Blush (although I really loved the color on my skin tone) and Black Bambi Loafers.
- Merona Dorothy Suede Loafers (on clearance for $12.48, excluded from sale) I’m bummed that the Black and Chestnut colors of this shoe sold out before I spotted them but glad that I managed to at least get the Green and Tan (which in reality is more of a bone color). Sizes were limited so I got them both in a size 8W instead of my usual 8. I was worried that they would be too wide but they actually fit like a regular on me which means that the regular sizes probably run narrow. The shoes are genuine leather with a rubber sole, are super comfortable on the feet, and I love the shape of the toe which is neither too rounded nor too pointed. Love!
In my Target Cyber Monday blog post several weeks back, I mentioned that I was waiting on a pair of boots from Amazon but never followed up with you all.
I had ordered a pair of Sorel Out N About boots that I’d had on my wishlist for months but they were on backorder which accounted for the delay. The boots normally retail for $115 but during the week of Black Friday they had been marked down to $85 on Amazon. Then on top of that there had been a 20% off code which took an additional $17 off. It was an amazing deal.
The boots arrived eventually and it was love at first sight, so much so that I ended up buying a second pair in a different color shortly thereafter. I had a bunch of Amazon gift cards saved up that I used on the boots, so altogether I think I spent approximately $15 per pair. Score!
I didn’t purchase a ton of makeup this Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Instead I bought several pairs of boots: these two that I’m sharing here as well as another backordered pair that I’m stilling waiting on from Amazon.
Target.com had a crazy good Cyber Monday sale that I couldn’t resist: 40% off on all boots on top of 15% off sitewide with an additional 5% off for Target REDcard users.
I didn’t end up buying any makeup from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year. Shocking, I know. Instead I decided to get a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor Shoreline Sneakers which I’ve had my eyes on for quite awhile. I have several pairs of the classic Chuck Taylor Low Tops in different colors but I’ve been curious about the Shoreline, which are slip-ons, ever since michele1218 mentioned them on her channel. Slip-ons are basically the only type of shoes I’ve been wearing this entire summer, so a cute pair that looks like Chuck Taylors really spoke to me.
Generally speaking I buy shoes between sizes and 8 and 9. Usually size 8 for flats and sandals that I wear without socks and sizes 8.5 or 9 for boots and shoes that require thin/thick socks.
I’ve read conflicting reviews about the Converse Shoreline sneakers. Some people say they’re true to size, some say they run small. I wear a Women’s Size 8 (Men’s size 6) in the classic Chuck Taylor Low Tops, so I decided to buy two pairs of the Shoreline (size 8 & size 8.5) and return the ones that didn’t fit after trying both of them.
The Shorelines are normally $49.95, the same price as the Chuck Taylor Low Tops, but they were on sale for $37.46 and then I used my $10 Nordstrom Rewards promotional certificate for an additional discount.