January 31, 2011

Shopping Setback

If you'll recall, I received a $100 gift card to Holt Renfrew for Christmas (as I posted here) and I was eager to find something to use it on.  This is just a quick update on my shopping journey.  End of season sales have started, and Holt Renfrew has brought out racks and racks of reduced items.  I managed to find a pink and white Prada top for $111, which means I pay only $11...for a Prada top!  It seemed like a great deal, but the top was not so nice that it elicited a coup de foudre (which is what I normally want when I buy something).  However, I did find this Tory Burch Sequined Merino Wool Cardigan for $179:
The sequins are dazzling, but the cardigan looks much better open than it does closed.  I've had my eye on this cardigan ever since it first came out a couple months ago, and I thought I finally found the perfect item to spend my gift card on.  But alas, there was not a single XS left.  I may contemplate whether or not I can pull of a size S, but to my disappointment, the state of my gift card is still unused.  Although the gorgeous guy parading around Holt Renfrew in nothing but a pair of briefs to promote a new line of mens underwear did manage to cheer me up...

Image Source: Tory Burch

29 comments:

  1. thanks for your comment!!!

    love this!!

    xx

    fashionbit

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  2. Just lovely, you really got an eye for fashion. Follow me if you'd like.

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  3. wow love the sequin on the cardigan, it's subtle glam!

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  4. Love that cardy! Hope it all works out and you update your card status to buy something great! I love that the guy was wearing his undies for marketing purposes! lol! XOXO

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  5. Aww, well better to wait and spend it on something you'll be super excited about! :)

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  6. I loved this, great!!
    Fantastic post!!
    xx

    Henar
    ...OH MY VOGUE

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  7. $11 for a Prada top!!! now that is a Christmas gift. Love the Cardigan...

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  8. I hate when I can't find something good enough for my gift card use...haha

    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  9. Angelica...saw this pic and it totally reminded me of you post http://media.onsugar.com/files/2011/01/04/0/636/6360581/14a9b8ba855b10aa_oliviamunn_0129.png The jacket is FAB!!!

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  10. love the cardigan, so chic! $11 for a prada top? OMG, that sounds great! :-)

    Babi
    http://whenbabispeaks.blogspot.com

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  11. Amazing cardigan, so cool! I love its islhouette and a great purchase:)

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

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  12. Ooh, that cardi is glam. And the cute boy is always a nice consolation prize - and good excuse to return time and time again! :P

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  13. come by my giveaway today!

    xx.M

    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  14. Hmmm, it is always nice to see a little eye candy in the guy form, it is a nice consolation price. I think it is smart to wait and use your gift card on something you truly want. A good excuse to return for that perfect purchase.
    -Madeleine

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  15. love than cardigan!!!
    xoxo

    http://clickonstyles.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love this cardigan, too bad it wasn't in your size anymore... When it is again, totally go and get it!

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  17. This cardigan is cool!
    I love the bright details!

    See you :)

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  18. I just found your blog. If your title, as in red-soled, refers to Louboutins, then I think that we are "sole sisters" (ok, that was unnecessarily cheesy)

    But, seriously, I adore Louboutin. I want some sooo bad.

    Scarlet Letter Style

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  19. Just a STUNNING cardigan! I think my favorite gift just might be gift cards ... because I love shopping so much! Thank you, sweet for visiting the blog! xoxo

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  20. haha, so funny, parading around in briefs in the store? That would cheer me up too ;) Keep hunting, you'll find good use for that gift card!

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  21. love your new cardi it's so pretty!!

    i'm hosting a gold birdcage bangle giveaway! please come and check it out :)

    www.lisalovescoco.blogspot.com

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  22. You did a great choise !
    http://selenite.weebly.com/

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  23. What a great cardigan... such a shame your size wasn't available. I do like the story about the guy running around in briefs though ;-) Hate it, when I have money to spend but can't find anything to spend it on...

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  24. Wow that Prada top was a great deal! But, if it doesn't fit, it would have been wasted, and you're right to wait for the perfect items to spend your money on (I can learn from this!)

    www.styleonthecouch.wordpress.com
    www.twitter.com/styleonthecouch

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  25. Pooey that you couldn't find it in your size. I'm sure something nice would come along soon though.

    That Prada top would have indeed been a steal!

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  26. So disappointing about not finding your size! I absolutely hate that, when you know something would look great on you but you can't find the right size or color. I don't know if you can do this, but maybe they carry it online? Haha funny about the man advertising undies!

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  27. Wow this cardigan is gorgeous! I want it too! You have great taste :)

    LizAnn
    VPV Intern
    http://www.shopVPV.com

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