My daughter Bird is 10, but she is almost as tall as I am, so she often angles to wear my clothes. The allure of my closet is great: sometimes I find her just standing inside it, drinking it in. I can practically hear her thinking, “One day, all this will be mine!”
Our current arrangement is that she very occasionally gets to borrow an item of my clothing. So far this has worked out just fine, until the other day when she accidentally got blackberry stains all over one of my favorite tees. So I decided that it was a “give a man a fish” moment. Instead of her coveting my clothes, it was time to teach her how to find her own covetable pieces…on a 10-year-old-girl budget of $25/month.
Bird already knows that the savvy shopper can find incredible pieces at thrift shops and garage sales. Witness this delicious coat I picked up for $5 at a garage sale last weekend:
But she’s 10, so she doesn’t yet know the power of stacking savings online. So I gave her a little demonstration, and in the process I found a few choice sales that I just had to share with all of you.
I love this line and I have a very personal connection to it. Many years ago, my mom and I spent a week at a spa in the Utah desert. It was actually the week of Thanksgiving, so there were only a handful of people there and we had a lot of opportunity to get to know each other. One of the other guests was a woman named Christina, who regaled us all with stories about her life as an aesthetician. (She also tweezed my eyebrows for the first time ever!) A few months later, she launched Philosophy.
Right now you can get 37% off everything by stacking a couple of deals. here’s how:
- Start at Mr. Rebates to get 12% cash back on your purchase.
- After you select your products at Philosophy, enter the code BEAUTY25 to save an additional 25%.
You can always rely on Loft each season for a few key basics at great price points.
Right now you can get 45% off everything:
- Start at TopCashBack to get a 5% rebate.
- Once you’re on the Loft site, you need to give them your email address in exchange for a 40% off code.
End of season is always a great time to scoop up incredible bargains, so if your shades are shot from this summer, scoop up a new pair for a fraction of the cost. Take 48% off of already-reduced sale items:
- Start at TopCashBack to get an 8% rebate.
- Use code SUMMER40 to save another 40% on sale items. Note that you do need to use ALL CAPS in SUMMER40.
As two examples of what you can find, these Gucci glasses are regularly priced at $295. Using the code brings the price down to $101, and an additional 8% would bring the total cost down to $93.
Just for fun, I thought I would include a little freebie. You can get a free month of Hulu+ at Gilt City. Just place your order by Wednesday, August 21st and activate it by Saturday, September 7.
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Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!