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!
Jenny Dyer London Turquoise Dress
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.
Two of my favorite colors for Spring are cobalt blue, and turquoise – I’ve been showing them to you non-stop: in Spring Color Trends, Sunday Brunch, and the Almost March Edition of Pr0n Plus.
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.
Clearance Sale Suits
I picked out two shirts: the dark blue is $89, down from $225 at Barney’s Co-Op. It’s cotton poplin, which is kind of a heavier weight cotton.
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.
Ethnic Casual for Spring
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!!!!
A girly set in yellow, green and purple
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!!
The cute purple clutch is at Bluefly, and about half-off at $53.09. The croc flats are Sam Edleman’s from celebrity-fave Kitson L.A. Once $95, now $41.
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?