I’m Bad

I was being so very good last month. The “bestest” of good. But my mother-in-law and I went shopping five days ago: At Nordstrom Rack and Marshall’s. Oh man. The deals they had that day. It felt like a dream. I found so many sale items I had been waiting and waiting for. And everything was at least 60% off.

If you are looking for a crochet top to layer with (which I was), Marshall’s has a ton of them right now. They all seemed to be under $15. They also had some good Nanette Lepore pieces. And Nordstrom Rack was teeming with Free People items, galore. So many pretty slips. It is a very, very good thing it is my birthday this week. I had my husband wrap most of it up.

[And just a quick note regarding sizing. I am almost always a medium, but I tried on all sizes in clearance. I have said it before, but it might have made its way to clearance because of wonky sizing. Almost everything I am wearing or purchased that day is either a small or a large. I used to wear an XL or sometimes XXL. So, to me, the letters on the tag are just that, letters. They mean nothing to me.

And you never know. Try it on!]

Here are my outfits from last week:



I loved this dress so much, I could not wait to wear it. So, it did not get wrapped with the rest. It is Free People’s To A “T” Crochet Slip dress. It was originally $168, but I scored it for $39. Almost 77% off! The tag said $65, but it rang up for less. The under slip is not included. It is Free People’s Seamless Dot Slip that was at Nordstrom Rack for $20, instead of the original $58. It looks putty in color. The necklace is from Simply Livly on Etsy. She gifted me the necklace and I wear it all of the time. It is $15 in her shop and I love it.

I felt perfectly “me” in this dress. It reminded me of the “doily” dress from Reality Bites. But I am wearing undergarments. Phew!


I also purchased this shirt from Anthropologie last month for $24 (with a price adjustment for the 20% off sale currently going on). It is called Paisley Trails Tee. It is sold out, but I have seen it pop up again three times this week, so I am still including the link. I am wearing a medium. It was originally $88. I wanted to pair it with my pink Pilcro stet pants from Anthropologie. Could not find them. So, I paired it with jeans. I am creative.



Necklace is Free People’s Solid Supernova on sale here. Shoes are from Anthropologie last year, by Seychelles.


And I purchased this little strapless dress for $23. Originally $44. It reminded me of the Tarana Maxi dress from Anthropologie (which I think is so beautiful, but this worked for me). The silver necklace was a gift from Free People for participating in Free People Me. It is called Pewter Short Chained Collar. My post about it is here.



I paired it with my Cloth & Stone chambray shirt from my closet.


And a purple t-shirt from Splendid that I also picked up that day.

The shoes in the pictures are my favorite from Anthropologie last year. They are called Tracy Reese Corchorus Wedges.

That is all for now regarding my gluttonous behavior. This week. I also gained five pounds in the last two weeks. So, now I am super cranky on my diet. Good times!

Have you scored any deals lately? Please share!

11 thoughts on “I’m Bad

  1. I so wish we had Nordstrom Rack! Although if we did I would be in more trouble! I stopped in a consignment store yesterday that I NEVER go to, and found the Floreat “in time?” Skirt from anthro for $29 and a black lace skirt (which I cut a layer out to make a slip $25) and then surprise, they were having 25% off! So the anthro skirt was $20!!! Yay me!

    • That is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your scores! I love a good deal. Love. I also like to hear about other people saving money. I know what skirt you are talking about. That is a steal! What a good idea to cut a layer out for a slip. I would not have thought of that. Thank you for the idea!

      I hope you have a great day!


      • Love your blog by the way! You are very “relatable” I check in daily! And bought a miles of Henley in charcoal 😉

      • Thank you so much Andrea! I really appreciate it. Have you received your dress yet? What did you think? I had to trim one of mine with scissors so I could still wear three inch heels with it.

        Have a wonderful Thursday! : )


  2. I love love love the crocheted dress. I was just thinking of you and how we should be seeing some comic con outfits soon. You are adorable in everything! I am trying the be good too on the spending front so no deals yet scored for me!

    • Thanks Kellie! You are so sweet. You look great in everything also. I HATE showing my arms. I always think of how good you look in your strapless dresses and you inspire me to be brave. I hope you guys have a wonderful Fourth of July. My husband has to work that night for the first time in fifteen years. Bummer not to have a party.

      We have to get together soon! I miss you! Have a terrific week!


  3. SCORE! Awesome finds, Jenni.
    ♪ ♫ Happy Birthday tooooooo youuuuuuuuuuuuuu. ♪ ♫
    Hmmm…just realized the irony of starting this post with score and ending it with musical notes. LOL.


    • Thanks Brynne! I like your wit. You are a funny girl. My birthday is still a couple of days away. Trying to hold onto this age as long as possible. Thank you for the wishes! : )

      Have a great Thursday!


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  5. Hi, I’m stopping in from the Effortless Anthropologie reader outfit post.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE that crochet dress you found! I really need to get to Marshall’s and T.J.Maxx more often. We’re getting a Nordstrom Rack this year, I think (first one in the state), and I’m so excited yet scared for my wallet.

    • Thank you so much Rebekah! I am glad you like it. You are going to LOVE Nordstrom Rack. It is amazing. It can be overwhelming. It took me a couple of trips to even buy one thing. I did not know how it worked or what to look for. But now, it is so much fun. Too much fun!

      I loved your outfit this week! It was so whimsical and feminine. I really want to copy it!

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Have a great week!


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