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Monday, April 30, 2012

Cruel To Be Kind

I think I’ve mentioned a thousand times before that the Fashionista works for Urban Outfitters, a division of Anthropologie. One of the perks of being an employee is that a few times a year they have employee appreciation which in my opinion is like close to winning the clothing lottery. Employees and eligible users (IE immediate family members) get 40% off of merchandise. This includes items already marked down.

Yes, you can hate me.

You also now know my secret. I generally ONLY purchase things that are already marked down and then get an additional 40% off. Like this blouse. I’ve been stalking it for a few months.

I’m thinking of paring it with a red skirt and blue and white spectator pumps or white Bermuda shorts and silver sandals.

I had noticed that in addition to the Urban, Anthro, and Free People websites they also included another site that was offering an employee discount. Terrain.

Here’s your notice that Anthro has come up with yet another way to torture people. Because even at 40% off I still can’t afford any of it. Still, sometimes it just fun to look. (Who am I kidding? :)

For example this nine drawer console. I’d like to justify this to Mr. Décor by listing all the areas in which it could be used: kitchen, craft room, library….

I would probably top it with this:

Then there is the distressed wood cabinet in the perfect shade of pale seafoam. The funky part of me likes that the handles are hung on the diagonal from one another.
Someone in blogland needs to knock this off.
Wire Crate Chandelier
The Message in a Bottle fixture has me eyeballin’ the ugly chandy over my formal dining room table.
Message Bottle Chandelier
Love the Blossom chair.
Blossom Armchair
The wire utility basket could serve so many purposes. I see it in a bathroom holding two rolls of bath tissue or a few magazines.
Wire Utility Basket
Someone help me. I don’t even like to weigh myself, so why am I coveting this?
Kitchen Scale & Clock
I just had to walk away from the site.
I comforted myself in thinking about an upcoming giveaway for DTA readers. Mother’s Day is swiftly approaching. I’ve been tucking things into a box for a few weeks now. The Anthro “Up Early” apron was added to the stash. It’s completely adorable.

All this week I will be giving you glimpses of what’s up for grabs beginning this Friday, May 4th. A winner will be selected on Monday, May 6th so that the package can arrive in time for the holiday.
Cruelty 0 Kindness 1.
Sing with me…..


Happy Monday!



Perfectly Printed said...

How lucky to receive 40% discount on a marked down item!! Looking forward to what else might be in your giveaway basket!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You lucky! Love that apron, I thought it was a dress! {It would make a cute dress though}. I'll be watching this week to see what you tease us with!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

My daughter use to work for Anthro' and I SO SO miss that little card that got me the discount. We were there this weekend buying a gift and told her I still haven't forgiven her for quitting, even if it was to go to law school!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeee this post... how nice it would be to get those home decor items -- but IKEA did take a huge chunk of my paycheck yesterday -- so thinking the shopping will stop for now! LOL!!!

Jane said...

Cute post! 40% off would be hard to resist for sure! That sweet apron really does look like a dress:)

Catherine Holman said...

What a cute apron! I'm praying for your family.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

It's nice to know that some companies give their employees nice benefits!
I'm loving some of the furniture pieces that you love.
PRAYING for your Sweet Boy and family..sadden my heart to read that post...
May God keep you all safe.

p.s. thank you for having a giveaway :)

My name is Darlene Payan said...

I am completely focused to this weeks drawing and excited, too. This special they have for employees is super wonderful wish I were a part but my pocketbook would remind me of the budget. I hope you get the blouse, it is very pretty with the stripes and polka-dots.

Have fun shopping with the fashionista.


praying for you, today.

Vicki said...

Love the blouse - it will look terrific with either ensemble you mentioned. Really love the nine drawer console - I could so use it for cross-stitch supplies! And the distressed cabinet. And the bottle chandelier. And the wire basket... Who am I kidding?! I want it all! (sigh) Can't wait to see your teasers all this week.

It's All Connected said...

That top looks like it will become a 'go to' piece in your closet! It's great that these companies come up with the homeware designs for us to copy. lol ~ Maureen

Karena said...

Laura what an adorable apron. Yes I go into Anthro and just about faint at all of the beautiful finds!!

Thank you again for being here for me!

Art by Karena

Linda said...

Soooo cute! I'm in love with those same places, but the cost of the products.... I just can't unless they're on sale. Urban Outfitters is one of Sarah's favorite places, but we don't go there very often because it's hard for me to say no to my girl. ;)

Can't wait to see what else you'll be offering in the giveaway. I love aprons and all sorts of goodies. You're such a sweetheart.

Have a blessed week,

Jill Elaine said...

How fun for you that you get included in the 40% off!! That is a great perk:)
That message in a bottle chandi - you totally need that! Do you know anyone who does metalwork? I know a good welder could reproduce the metal part and you could round up your own bottles. I know you could recreate this!!!

Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

What a fun way to shop!! I love to find bargains and still get a discount on them. The apron is gorgeous. You have wonderful taste. =) Hope you have rested up from your week of partying with your grandmother!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Pamela R said...

Oooh I love that console and the seafoam cabinet! What beautiful items! And that shirt, omg, you are lucky gal!

Shelia said...

Hi Laura! Love your pretty new header! Oh, 40% is a good thing and I love that blouse you've picked out! Yep, I'd love some of those pricey things, but if I could afford them, where would I put them? :)
Thanks so much for popping in to see my little Mother's Day ornies.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Wow, I just adore all those pretty pictures. The bottle chandelier is very interesting! I like it. The apron is very pretty, too!

Amy Jo said...

How exciting to get deals like that! I love that apron.

Amy Jo

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I have that song stuck in my head now! My daughter loves Urban and there is one in the town next to her college--lucky me!

Nezzy said...

Woohoo...40% off is the clothes lottery for sure!!! I'm tunin' pea green with envy here.

What unique and beautiful itmes you've share with us. Love that little cabinet!!! 'Showered in smitteness here!

God bless and have a blissfully beautiful day sweetie!!! :o)

Vel Baricuatro-Criste, MD said...

We are the same, never buy anything unless it's absolutely super sale especially in a store like Anthropologie! i just went to their store on Saturday and scored a $19 dress that used to be $159! Ka-Ching! :-)

Miss Sandy said...

I still have not had time to get into the city for a visit to the new Anthro store there! Love all your the items on your wish list, I wish you would be able to have them all!

The blouse is so beautiful and versatile, you will look great in it.

I am kind of drooling over that apron.

Hope your week is filled with joy, kindness, and an extra special blessing or two tucked in for good measure.

martinealison said...

J'adore le chemisier...
Le meuble avec les nombreux tiroir me plaît beaucoup aussi...
Gros bisous, je vous souhaite beaucoup de bonheur et de santé en ce jour de 1 mai.

Merci pour votre gentil commentaire.

TRay said...

Ahh, TERRAIN...don't even get me started on their "antiques" section! Sigh

Your Royal PEA(green)culiar