Everyone knows how I love Jane Austen and Pride & Prejudice right?
I finally got my latest Black Bag purchase. I actually spend a whole week trading items with other Black Bag shoppers. It took a really long time for me to be satisfied enough with what was in my bag this time!
The one thing I definitely didn’t want to give up was the Nila Anthony Mesh Satchel. When I saw it, I knew it would make an awesome gym bag. I know, GYM BAG! But it’s sleek and stylish, compared to my carry-on that I was originally using.
I’ve started a massive collection of ZAD jewelry. Now add on these two: ZAD Zig-Zag Printed Cuff and ZAD Hammered Collar. I really like the collar and it was a big hit at the bridal shower along with the new asymmetrical dress I brought this weekend. (Will take pictures of that soon, I hope. I’m really bad at finding time to take pictures)
The final item I got is the Case-Mate Waddler Case for the iPhone. Like I really need any more iPhone cases, but this is so cute. However I kept trading it for other cases like the mummy or the vampire one. But somehow the waddler kept coming back. Had to keep it!
This is going to be my last black bag for a while, since I really need to set aside money for (1) my Hawaii Trip in August/September (I’ve already brought my plane tickets and BFF is super, duper excited); (2) my friend, Amy’s Wedding in July (still need to purchase wedding gift and book hotel); and finally (3) purchase my RUN FOR YOU LIVES 5k Obstacle course run in August. My summer weekends are getting book left and right!
Yesterday, I finally got my “Little Black Bag” purchase. Little Black Bag is a new membership e-tailer that offers up to 70% off on accessories from about 80 designer brands at $49.95 per month. It is different from other e-flash sales websites with it’s twist on the grab bag concept and is loosely based on fukubukuro, or “lucky bag sale” – a Japanese New Year’s Day tradition. Similar to Black Friday, on New Year’s Day, shoppers buy a mystery bag of fashion products and trade the items they don’t want with friends. And much like StyleMint & JewelMint, you can choose to skip a month before the 5th day.
It took me a while to choose which one I wanted, but I choose the Betsy Johnson Rounded Square Frames Sunglasses. Mainly because I thought they were perfect as a gift for my little sister. She’s gonna to love those.
So after choosing and ‘purchasing’ my order, they revealed the other two ‘mystery items’ in my order: Textured Ring from Carol Dauplaise and Birch Small earring by Gorjana in gold. Since I didn’t care for the earring, I traded it for the Celica Wallet by Nica. Basically there are other buyers who want to trade an item for an item that you have. Once you approve of your set of items, then you can have it finalized and shipped.
I really like this site. I’ve already check the site to see what’s new. They are always putting something new up, which why it took me a while to choose what I wanted to to be as my chosen one. There’s a couple of new bags I’m considering, but I better make it fast, before they sell out. The usually only have about 10 or less of one certain item (especially the bags!).
Aldo: Clearance 60% off the origninal price and extra 30% off all men clearance. Free shipping on all orders over $50 or more.
ASOS: 25% off brands plus free shipping.
Bare Escentuals: 20% off everything.Enter promo code SHARELUV at checkout. Offer valid now through December 11th.
Bluefly: Take $25 OFF + 6 FABULOUS Deals! Up to 65% OFF shoes, sweaters, coats, dresses, and jewelry.
DSW: FREE SHIPPING and $5 off (with online code)
Benefit: Get a free mini total moisture with ANY purchase. Enter promo code
Forever 21: Yellow tag deals going on right now. Free shipping on U.S. orders of $50 or more.
Old Navy: 15% off your online purchase. Enter promo code ONHOLIDAY at checkout. Offer valid now through December 9th.
Urban Outfitters: Up to 70% off oringial price. Offer valid now through December 14th.
And of course you can catch new sales everyday on member-only sites ideeli, gilt, MyHabit.com and Hautelook. I’m pretty sure there’s more out there, but the dock is coming up and I’ve got to get on with my shopping!