Daily Archives: October 14, 2012

a Carrie Bradshaw classic

In support of a dear friend nominated for Man of the Year, I attended the LLS Journey of Hope, Charity Gala.  We campaigned and helped raise money.  In doing so, I left shopping for a dress to the last minute.  I was running around everywhere, Saks off 5th, Nordstroms Rack, TJ Maxx, Macy’s, Bloomies, etc.  In a late evening, after work shopping frenzy I was a Loehmann’s and came across THE Sex and the City 2, white Halston that Carrie wears.
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You may consider the movie “old” or the dress “so last season” but this is a classic. A beautiful, white Halston?  Any opportunity, I’m wearing it.

This dress was originally $325, significantly outside of my budget.  I also saw it priced at $400 at some boutique in Coral Gables, recently.  At Loehmann’s it was marked down to $139.99. I also tacked on my Birthday rewards, as I am a member of their rewards program, to knock an additional 15% off.

I paid $118.99, which is about 63% off the original $325 saving me a total of $206.01.  Realistically, $118.99 is still a splurge in my life but there’s still no reason to pay full price.

xo Rae

Carrie: Honey, if it hurts so much, why are we going shopping?
Samantha: I have a broken toe, not a broken spirit.