Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ramona Singer Pinot

Remember how I said I was on a shopping ban because I had to save up for a suit for job market stuff this coming year? Well, I bought one! I went to Banana Republic and spent hours trying on virtually every cut of pant, skirt, and jacket until I found the perfect suit and then I went home and waited for a sale. And I did not have to wait long because less than a week later Banana Republic had a HUGE online sale and I was able to get pants, a skirt, a jacket, and this lovely silk pink top to wear with it all for close to 50% off! Yeah, I made out like a bandit. Maybe I should give up this whole historian thing and become a professional deal hunter … a coupon Sherpa if you will.



top: Banana Republic / cropped pants: Ann Taylor / shoes: Converse / ring: House of Harlow

Any Real Housewives of New York fans out there? You'll appreciate my wine...


Also, I’m obsessed with Free People’s new Venetian inspired campaign. Gorgeous!









In unrelated news, my plans for the coming year are evidently going to involve a lot more travel than I thought. I will be presenting chapters of my dissertation at various conferences throughout the year in Denver, Dallas Fort Worth, and Washington DC as well as taking a trip to a conference in Chicago where (I hope) I will be interviewed for a few jobs. So it's going to be a busy year that will hopefully feature some posts on academic conference style and packing.

25 comments:

{The Perfect Palette} said...

that's exciting that you found a suit that you love!

xoxo, chrissy
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Closet Fashionista said...

Loving that pink on you! and YAY for getting your suit on sale!!!! :D
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Marie a la Mode said...

I love that you're experimenting with lots of color! Sounds like you're going to have a very exciting year coming up : )

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

What a great score Courtney!! You could SO be a coupon sherpa, I'll have to remember to try this "wait for a sale" tactic, how brilliant to find the items online!! And YES the Free People campaign is seriously amazing! Love it!! And congrats to an exciting year. xo

StyleIDnet said...

Ohh no, I want that shirt, it is absolutely beautiful, the color, cut, everything! Yes, let me know if you take a change of profession because I want your deals ... like those oxfords that you found not long ago.
Free People Campaigns are usually very cool, but I like too that this one is so different and glamorous.

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Pop Champagne said...

the campaign is really cool! I love the color combo in it!

Ellie said...

That is literally the best feeling in the world! I love finding a good deal, especially when it's something I've been needing (or wanting) for so long. Love the pink blouse, it looks great!
-Ellie

Pamela said...

how's the wine? any good?

Courtney Erin said...

@ Pamela - it was pretty fine wine...I enjoyed it!

Fashion Limbo said...

busy bee you!! so many places to travel to, wow! well done for scoring those items in sale. Yesterday I found a Benetton cardie I was lusting after with an 80% discount, suuuuper cheap :D

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

That RING!!!!! xo

LyddieGal said...

Yes, I love it when you can take advantage of a great sale!
That pink top is a gorgeous color, and your ring is awesome.

And free people. Steal my heart.

this free bird said...

omg "coupon sherpa" has me rolling on the ground!!

pass the ramona...

xo,
c

Nav said...

You look gorgeous in that color!! its a nice change isnt it?

xo Nav
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Bonnie said...

CONGRATS on the awesome travel stuff coming up due to your rockstar-ness.
I have been beyond obsessed with Free People lately. It's actually a problem.

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Katie said...

Love the HoH ring - and the Ramona Pinot :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

woo hoo for a big sales! Thats the best feeling when you get an excellent deal like that. looking forward to seeing this suit!

laura said...

hurray for finding the perfect suit/ensemble! :) BR is such a great place and lately, they've been having such grand and awesome sales!

love that ring!
♥ laura

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Rebecca said...

I want a wool cape like that!

Emma said...

I love the color of that top! I am glad that you found a fabulous suit! That is not an easy task.

She is Sara said...

Congrats on the suit! I can't wait to see it on you :)

ShinyPrettyThings said...

omg i've always been curious what Ramona's Pinot tastes like hahaha since she drinks it like water! gonna have to pick up a bottle one of these days

Oh to Be a Muse said...

oh wow, is that pinot grigio good? i'd love to know!

Sandy Joe said...

I cannot wait to see your photographs from your travels! How was the Ramona Pinot? I am so curious, I love RHW of NYC!

x The Pretty Secrets

Claire said...

loving the free people stuff. how gorgeous are some of those coats?!!! they do them so well.

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