Wednesday, June 27, 2012

An Apple a Day

ahhhh sale season.  I used to be such a pro at this.  I would know exactly which date things were going on sale, and had contact info for an SA at every major store.  If I wanted something, I would work tirelessly to get it- it was like a sport for me.  However, a few years ago when I decided to leave my job and go back to graduate school full-time (I've since finished), I had to stop shopping as obsessively.  Since then, sale seasons have come and gone.  While I still get a few things from my wish list, I don't have a mile-long list of shoes, and I don't have dates marked on my calendar for when things will be marked down.   


Some of the blogs I read are dedicated to talking about sales, which I've really come to love.  And now I even know when the sales are on sale.  Thanks to a blog I was reading the other day, I knew that J.Crew's sale was an additional percentage off, so I went there after work, and was able to get these apple-print shorts that I had been wanting for awhile, as well as some other cute things.  With the shorts, I chose to pair a striped blue top and chambray espadrilles.  What do you guys think of my pairing?








Shorts: J.Crew (Sold out online, love this & this printed pair!!)
Top: Abercrombie (Similar)
Belt: J.Crew (Sold out online, similar here)
Jewelry: Charm Bracelet- Vintage (Similar); Earrings- Erica Weiner
Bag: Gucci (vintage)
Shoes: Soludos

Thank you so much for reading!!  P.S. I am really becoming obsessed with Pinterest!! 
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366 comments:

  1. How cute are those shorts!? I just love them, they are adorable. You look so pretty Allison! What girl doesn't love a good sale. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. awww thanks, Yi-chia! Sales are definitely my weakness!!

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  2. Cute shorts!


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  3. the shorts are adorable, and so are your earrings!!

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    kisses, Delia

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  4. Those shorts are so lively ! Love the colour of your shoes..
    Keep Smiling:D
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  5. in love with your shorts! :D

    -Riski
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  6. These shorts are so adorable! Perfect for summer xxx

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  7. OMG, Your apple shorts are adooooooorable!! I love how you paired it with those cute shoes. You look amazing!

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  8. i really really love your shorts!!!
    kisses

    maitane

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  9. Thanks for stopping by our blog Allison! Love your shoes.... they look so comfortable, and cute!

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  10. Omg I want those shorts!! I love little patterns and apples are the best :D
    Lovely pairing
    Ally xoxox

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  11. I love sales, just because you can buy things you want at the lower price ;) Actually, I like to compare normal price to the sale price and to see, if it's a real good deal ;)
    Your shorts are awesome, love the prints;)

    With love, Egle Ge {HideInSugar}

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    1. I love sales also!! And thank you! :)

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  12. Love the mix of prints! Now following please follow back.

    xo
    ejc

    Stiletto Beats

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  13. I can't wait for sale starting!
    your short is delicious

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    1. I know, me neither!! And thank you!!

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  14. The j.crew sale is pretty fantastic and I'm glad you were able to snag those shorts. I used to follow sales pretty religiously as well and have since stopped. It doesn't stop me from window shopping though!

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    1. I wish I were good at window shopping, but I just get too tempted! :) If I'm going somewhere, it's usually to buy...otherwise I have to stay away from the malls!! haha

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  15. I love your shorts!!!
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  16. great look dear!!!
    i love your shorts
    best

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  17. awww your pants are soooo cute ... they look awesome! Great outfit, i love it :-)

    Ivy
    http://manhattanfashionstoryingermany.blogspot.de/

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  18. Your shorts are so cute :)

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  19. Extra cute shorts!
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  20. VERY CUTE OUTFIT.
    You look amazing girl! ^^

    xoxox

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  21. What a cute pair of shorts! You look cute and very young in this kind of outfit :)

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    1. awww thanks! I'm always flattered when people tell me I look young! :)

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  22. you look very cute dear, i like ur shoes!:) kisses!

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  23. Sales can be really consuming! I do like snagging pieces every now and then tho. I love the outfit very cute :)

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  24. You look adorable in these red/white shorts and shoes are so cute :)
    Love
    Shilpi
    www.pinkjasminestyling.com

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  25. your shorts looks amazing!love the combination with the shoes!
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  26. These shorts are so cute! Love your story about your bargaining hunting days. That's amazing how you had the sales down to a science. Love it! ;)

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    1. haha, I really did! Thanks, Rejina!

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  27. Love the pics! and love your blog!
    Amazing details!!!

    Love Oana:)

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  28. apples on shorts good idea..very very sweet:)

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  29. Your shorts are awesome!

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  30. Love thoe shorts- it's such a pretty print :)
    Even better when they're on sale!!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. Yes of course, we can follow each other:) with pleasure!

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  32. the shorts are so pretty. Lovely style.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  33. Great outfit! I <3 your shorts!

    Kisses:*

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  34. Great shorts and a nice outfit!

    Xx

    Marleen

    Style Route

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  35. Love the shorts, I think they look great matched with the blue top and shoes.

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  36. Love the shorts and bag!Congrats on grad school!

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  37. Cute shorts! Love the pattern! May I borrow them? ;)

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  38. Hee dear Alison, thanks for your sweet comment! I love to hear from you, you are so kind! And your blog/style is amazing! You look great in this look.

    Love,

    http://inass-myfashion.blogspot.nl/

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  39. The shorts are soo cute!! And I love the bag!

    Thank you so much for following me back and for your comment!

    Kisses! :)

    Eyes of zodiac

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  40. SO CUTE shoes!
    kisses

    thechicmode.blogspot.com

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  41. Beautiful and lovely!

    Love your bag!

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  42. Amazing shorts!
    Following you! Stop by sometimes :)
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    1. awww thanks so much! I really appreciate that you are following!!

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  43. Eek I love the apple print! And I used to be the same way with sales before I had doodle, now i just shop when I have the chance.....not as obsessively as I used to haha which is a good thing for my hubs
    Brooke @ what2wear

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    1. Agree- my husband is much for thankful now as well! haha

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  44. The shorts are so cute!! Love the way you've paired them!!!

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  45. Okay. Your shorts are ADORBS. Totally love the casual look with the toms!

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  46. hello my lovely friend i love this pairing u always get it right and it looks so lovely for the hot days u are getting. i love the gucci and vintage bracelet is just fabulous i love the chunky look of it. u have such great taste alison and Im so thrilled for u and how amazingly well ur blog is doing. long may u keep blogging love and kisses from a sunny Dublin (for a change) xx leonie.

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  47. Lovely shorts!

    Kisses
    L4

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  48. Great Outfit! I love your Shorts, so cute!!!

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  49. Haha, you are the master of sales now! :)
    I adore those cute apple print shorts. Such a fun option for summer ♥

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    1. haha..I try! I used to be so much better at it than I am now... :)

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  50. I love sales too Allisson and currently they are everywhere but when one is on a budget sometimes is depressing lol
    Your shorts are adorable great buy :-)

    Xoxo
    Carina
    Myfashionarchive.blogspot.com

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    1. haha, I agree, Cari!! :) And thank you!

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  51. great outfit
    really love your short

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  52. Great pairing as usual :) Cute apple bottoms ;)

    kat
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

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  53. Great outfit, short is super cool. :)
    You look amazing, perfect look for hot days!
    Following you! :)

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    1. awww thanks! And thanks for following- I love new followers!!

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  54. Your earrings are so cute and unique!

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  55. Scrumptious shorts, they're adorable!

    Looking pretty as always xx

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  56. Love your bag, hard to find nowadays. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

    xo Jo

    http://whiterosesandcoffee.blogspot.ca/

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  57. ADORABLE shorts


    Thanks for the comment!
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  58. This is really lovely, you have a great style. And you present it really good on your blog. Impressed. :)
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  59. Lovely shorts!
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  60. nice short :)

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  61. Such cute shorts and I thought those were TOMS! They look so comfy!

    xo
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    1. Thanks, Naty! I know, they look really similar!! They are so comfy!!

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  62. This is such a cute fresh daytime outfit - I love the earrings and the flats - and the shorts are amazing!
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  63. you look fantastic in those shorts! adorable!! xox P

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  64. THanks for stopping by! Your blog is adorable! I love the shorts!

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  65. sure.. i wanna follow each other :)
    already followed yours
    wish you can do the same thing whenever you had a chance :D

    pretty pants btw :)

    keep in touch,
    Miss Aa
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  66. You look gorgeous...and I love your shorts very much!!

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  67. Lovely outfit! We love your shorts. It looks cute with your top. And your shoes, it looks perfect on your outfit.


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  68. Very comfy & cute pairing.

    I've never been one to follow sales because it seems like there's ALWAYS one going on at all times of the month! If I did that, my wallet would be so empty! I do love bargain hunting though so I just tend to gravitate towards the sales rack that's usually in the back of whatever store I'm in.

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    1. I agree- sales racks are always a go to for me- but 2 times a year, BIG TIME sales happen when stores get rid of their merchandise from the previous season and this is a major time to score. Of course, it's always a way better deal for higher priced items... :)

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  69. you really did a great job mixing textures and designs... those shorts are really cute =)

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  70. i love your outfit! especially those apple shorts!

    xx
    Glass of Fashion

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  71. Those shorts are TOO cute. Amazing.

    Marisa
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  72. can those shorts be any cuter?!! i loveeeee.

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  73. the shorts are so cute!
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  74. lovely pants!

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  75. Allison, you are looking very fresh ! I love the color/prints of your shorts and the printed bag ! I also love the way you have tied your hair. I think that the earrings you are wearing is shaped after "maiden hair fern " ! { although I am not sure :-)}
    have a nice day !

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  76. I love those shorts! So summery and pretty!
    Love the shot by the gate. I was there and waited for you but you never showed up! (haha- Just kidding!) one of these days we should meet up at the Observatory for a dual op photo shoot!
    "til then.

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  77. lovely shorts.

    well i'm already obsessed with pinterest.

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  78. I had no idea that there were other obsessive shoppers who were even more dedicated than myself. Sheesh, maybe I should be rubbing elbows with store managers; or just following these really cool blogs that you mentioned. I love those shorts, I wish that you had purchased an additional pair for me, ya know ;)

    xoxo,
    Genie


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  79. Your look is sooo cute! It makes me wish I kept up with the sales blogs, at least the j crew ones anyway. You look adorable!

    xo Mary Jo

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  80. Great look!
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  81. hi, allison. i totally understand what that is like. when i was working and pre-kids, i shopped and bought things without thinking twice. but now that i'm a SAHM and we only have one income, i try to be more frugal and think about the kids' futures, instead of my needs. :) what a great casually chic outfit. loving your vintage gucci. :) you look amazing!

    have a great day!

    xoxo
    jasmine
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  82. I LOVE the apple shorts, and the Soludos look so cute with them!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  83. I just can't get enough of items that are on sale too! haha stores have a way to lure girls like us! :D as always, your look is gorg! perfect for a casual day!


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  84. cute shorts!!
    xo
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  85. I like your shorts..really cute :)

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  86. I love your pairings! So summery, and something I'd wear to an outdoor party on a balmy night. Totally amazing shorts!

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  87. I love that you paired the blouse with your shorts! Super lovely :)

    - Victoria
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  88. what a cute look from you! :) I always love sweet prints like that and think those add so much flavour to an ordinary outfit.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  89. Really nice your shorts!!

    kisses

    www.larmadiodivenere.com

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  90. I love the apple shorts! They are the cutest thing ever. And I love it paired with the blue -- it goes so well together :)

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  91. Very inspiring post. Your choices are always so stylish and refined!!!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  92. Really adorable shorts! Love the outfit!

    Rebecca

    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  93. I recently stumbled across your blog and I LOVE it! I love the layout to the content and everything in between! The shorts you're wearing are classic, they're the perfect staple for summer. Your style is just impeccable and your blog is simply the epitome of perfection! I am your newest, most avid follower, I look forward to reading your future posts. I would love it if you could perhaps follow me back too? Have a lovely day!

    Love from, MISSIFFA

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  94. cool ! shorts <3 !!
    xx
    http://maybe-not2day.blogspot.com

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  95. those shorts are ADORABLE! love the retro feel.


    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  96. What a quaint and cute print...love them apples!


    <3 Cambria
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  97. super cute outfit! Looks casual and comfy

    Ellie

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  98. Cuuuuute ^-^ You look so lovely in this outfit :)

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  99. omg really cute look! wanna follow each other sweety?
    kisses,
    http://www.keepitstylishandsexy.blogspot.com

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