The sweater I wanted yesterday was not on sale, nor was the almond cream. So I redirected my efforts.
I wanted to be very focused in any online shopping. I only want pieces that stretch into spring so that means no wooly sweaters. I also do not need bags or shoes or gloves or scarves ever again so I said no to those even though I LOVE them.
All of the interest in the Royals has got me excited about Canadian brands once again. I’ve been a fan of Smythe since I went to biz school with Smythe co-founder Andrea Lenczner and I was at one of their first off the rack sales at someone’s home. It’s no wonder that Kate is a fan of their jackets: they fit like a dream.
My closet is quite full, but I’ve been missing a red jacket and have been keeping my eye out for one for several years. When I saw the portrait neck Smythe Red Wool Jacket marked down at Saks, I had to grab it.
It’s a beautiful true red and has two buttons since I have several of the one button style and wanted something a little more business-y.
I also shopped the markdowns at Lululemon online for a couple of basic pieces for my daughter.
I picked up some tops at Zara in case I need to film. I’m a jacket and jeans girl but that look it too hot under studio lights. So I needed some cheap tops and Zara had a great selection for under $30 a piece.
Look at this cotton and linen top for C$26.
And this 100% linen top for C$26.
This spring, I’ll be happy I made these purchases.
I’m spending the rest of Boxing Day shopping with girlfriends while everyone else relaxes and eats leftovers. Then tonight, I’ll watch a movie.
Did you have any luck yet at the post-Christmas sales?