Hi pron friends, I hope you’ve been well during our time apart. Today in Shopping Pr0n, we’re going to discuss the “Sample Sale”: websites that are devoted just to designer extras and samples. With patience and determination you may be able to find top designers, at deeply discounted prices; they may be new or straight off the runway, but they’re almost always in limited quantities and sizes. Act quickly!
Even if a store is not just for sample sales, if you’re willing to risk losing a piece of clothing, or buy for next year, you may be able to get what you want drastically reduced when there are only a few sizes left.
This turqoise Jenny Dyer dress is from Catwalk to Closet, which is designer samples and extras. I chose it also because it’s available in UK 12-16 (US 10-14ish).
This dress retails for £325, but is selling for £60 or about $85, for a top of the line designer dress. Do you pay for the name with designer clothing? Sure. But you also get outstanding fit, fabric and quality.
Here’s my first attempt at a suit outfit. This matching thing is harder than I thought! I’m working with a suit by the unfortunately named Hickey Style. It’s a tan cotton/wool twill suit, originally $1095, now $385. The jacket is a 3-button, with flat-front pants. It’s made in the U.S.A., and available in a smattering of regular and long sizes.
With either shirt you could skip the jacket and put it with the pants and these Ted Baker perforated boots from Bluefly, or use the jacket and a pair of dark wash jeans.
I loooove a man in nice shoes, but even I fall asleep eventually looking at them, which is why I like the detail on the top and sides of these boots, size 13; they were $210 and are now $87.99. The shirt has a small navy, white and burgundy floral pattern, and I chose a sky blue, navy and burgundy tie in a wider pattern by Moschino at Forzieri.
If you keep things in the same color genre…it should work. We’ll learn together, my little pr0n papayas!
The other shirt is a beautiful bright blue with alternating blue and purple stripes. “Vibert” is at Bluefly; $54.39 down from $125. I tried two ties from Hickey Style at Bluefly; a brown with white, and an orange with little green army men. :D Men, please let me know how I did here! Would you wear these?
Here’s another way to wear orange: with green and brown. This outfit ended up having almost an ethnic feel to it. The orange and white tunic is from Tory Burch, a designer whose logo flats became so ubiquitous so quickly that every bone in my fashionista body rebelled. Eventually more of her line came out and I was in love.
Anyway, the tunic is from Catwalk to Closet and retails for £165, but sells in a Size 6 for £65 (about $90USD). Buy it before I do!
With the tunic, try these Robert Rodriguez Latte Capris (or any capris) with an embroidered waistband (multiple sizes!). Normally $275, yours for $90.89.
We’re working with orange as the main color, and accenting around it. I didn’t intend to put the outfit together this way, but usually colors will be “in” for a season, and you’ll find lots. The necklace is on sale for $98 at Shoptwigs; the flats are Lily Pulitzer: originally $248, now $79 at Simply Soles. Why? Because they’re only in brown, size 6.5. But we could have worn them in green to match the necklace.
Finally this cutie pie of a Kate Spade tote! Usually $295, but at SmartBargains.com for $119.97! You’re lucky I don’t buy totes…
I always save my favorite for last; this set just makes me squeal with delight! I’m such a girly girl, so anything that makes me feel that way makes me happy. Again, every piece in this outfit just kind of came together. Start with this Chloe (!) A-line purple skirt at Catwalk to Closet. Pronistas, this is a £475 skirt for £99!!!!
So…$130, 100% linen, French sizes 38 & 42 or US 10 & 14ish. Unbeliveable!
Choose from two blouses: the yellow is Juicy Couture: $89 down from $178 – sizes 10-14! The white blouse is from Graham & Spencer at FunkyLaLa (funky!). Originally $250, now $75!! I can’t stop using exclamation marks!!
Okay – my favoritest pieces. These adorable yellow/green sunglasses are dvb, which I actually didn’t know is Victoria Beckham’s line. LOL. Bad Fashionista! At £60, they’re still a fun splurge, but it’s better than £165. Finally these pumps! Yellow patent leather Colin Robertson, peep toe, slingback, gradiated 4″ heel for $65 at Kitson, sizes 6-10! Are you ready for this? Originally $345! I wish you could see how excited I am. :D
Well! Good deals are exhausting! If I’m lucky, I’ll have ready for you tonight Pr0n Plus: The very best in plus size fashion. Pr0n Plus is every Monday, my lovely pr0n addicts!
Until then, it was good for me; tell me, was it good for you?