The Glamour Less is back at it after a short delay earlier this week. Between a fireworks-filled Fourth of July and stormy weather that knocked my power out for hours on end, blog posts had to take a temporary hiatus while life took over for a moment. But that all seems to be over now, and I’ll be bringing you two posts to close out this week and should be back to regular posting thereafter.
About two weeks ago, I took the plunge and ordered a handbag online through MyHabit (which, if you don’t subscribe, is Amazon’s response to Rue La La, Gilt, etc. and is a great place to discover new brands). I say “plunge” because I’m rather averse to ordering clothing and accessories online without first viewing them in-person or knowing a bit about the brand, but at that point, I had been handbag shopping for so long I felt desperate enough to risk it. A little backstory: Since May, I had been searching for a small but sturdy crossbody bag that could become my summer go-to. I wanted something I could take with me to casual events, like farmers’ markets, outdoor movies, and patio brunches, and I knew I wanted my bag to be genuine leather at a reasonable price.
Another new type of post coming at you today with the start of Splurge v. Save! Since this isn’t a new concept, I won’t bore you with a long-winded explanation, but I will tell you what I’m doing with these posts that strays slightly from the norm. With my ‘Save’ picks, I may not necessarily choose the least expensive item out there (because let’s face it, sometimes cheap price = cheap quality), but through a combination of store sales, coupons, promo codes, etc., I’ll show you how to get the ‘Save’ to a much more reasonable price without sacrificing all the quality of the more expensive ‘Splurge’ item.
The word’s out — Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale started last week, and fashion-enthusiasts everywhere are jumping for joy and flocking to their nearest stores. This is the first year that I’ve lived within walking distance of a Nordstrom, so I’ve been popping in to scour the racks since day one of the sale. So far, I picked up share two incredible pieces that I can’t wait to start wearing.
1. Pour La Victoire Yves Medium Satchel in Navy
Though not the spring-iest of colors, this stunning navy bag caught my eye in a sea of discount designers as a classic, multi-season, work-appropriate bag. Its unique shape opens up into a roomy Continue Reading