What I learned at the Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale

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We finally got a Victoria’s Secret in my hometown and though I didn’t get what all the hype was about, — I mean, they’re just bras— I caved and went to the store only to find out they were having their semi-annual sale. Oh crap. As a newbie, I learned a few things:

  1. You’re probably wearing the wrong right bra size.

    Here’s what will happen: One of the ladies in all black will insist on measuring your bra size and say you’re wearing the wrong one. I went from a 36B to a 32D. At first I thought it was just Victoria’s Secret sizing. If the bras run two cup sizes too small, women will get excited thinking they’re bigger than they actually are. Turns out they run true to size and 36B and 32D are just sister sizes. Nice try, Victoria. Nice try. This takes us to number two:

  2. Look for sister sizes. 

    You like that super cute mint bra with watermelon pink rhinestones on the straps but it’s not your size? Check out your sister sizes. You may find it in another size bin. When a bra’s band size is increasing, the relative cup volume is decreasing. And when a bra’s band size is decreasing, the relative cup volume is increasing. More cup sizes can actually fit your breasts! More options! Yay! Use the size chart below to determine alternative cup sizes.

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  3. Panties first, bras later.

    If you have OCD, meaning you must wear matching underwear, dive onto the panty table first. There are less panties than bras. Search for cute ones and then look for matching bras. Remember they don’t necessarily have to be a set. Go for matching colors or lace patterns.

  4. Team up!

    Go with a friend. Keep a lookout for each others size while frantically searching for your own and meet up at the dressing room later. Remember it’s sale and a random hand might snatch that $125 Christmas special edition, now on sale for $35, which was your friend’s size. Stick with the buddy system, grab what you can and get rid of what you don’t like later.

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  5. Check their website

    If you don’t like the idea of a crowded store, online shopping is always an option. The only downside is you don’t get to try on the goods.

  6. Save up!

    Yes, it’s a sale but bras are still $16+ and very few of them are cute and within the $20-$25 range. If you want to stock up your intimates drawer, keep in mind that this sale is usually held during December/January and June/July. Fill that piggy bank!

  7. Remember your closet

    Yes, that purple passion bra is lovely but will it show through your tops?  Are most of your blouses white or ivory? If the answer is “yes,” go for neutrals first.

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  8. Go as soon as the sale starts at no risk!

    If people would take the time and actually read the back of their receipt, they would learn that Victoria’s Secret has a 14 days price adjustment policy. Just take your receipt and the credit or debit card you used to make the purchase. Any markdowns will be returned to you in the same method of payment.

    Now save up to stock up during the Summer sale! May the bra odds be ever in your favor.

 

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Black Friday Sales

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Get ready for Black Friday deals by saving things to your ModCloth love list. I like to check out the site occasionally to mark things I like. When a sale hits the site, I pick whatever items I like best and score a rad deal. ModCloth’s prices have certainly gone up in the past two years and a coupon code is almost always needed, unless, of course, it’s a total style emergency.

A sale that’s going on now is Orchard Corset‘s CS 345 corset sale. Use code CINCHIT to get 15% off these styles. I had the CS345 and I must warn you, it’s not meant for short torsos. So if you’re a tall gal who wants extreme curves, go for it! This code expires on December 1st.

I’ll post deets on ModCloth’s Black Friday Sale tomorrow. I promise you it’s a good one!

Where do you do your online shopping on Black Friday?

BAIT Footwear, Miss L Fire and Irregular Choice — Up to 70% off!

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You read correctly.  Expensive shoes for super cheap!  Get your hands on these beauties before it’s too late!

It’s ModCloth’s Now or Never sale and it’s their best one yet!  If you’re like me and love novelty fashion, you won’t let these babies get away!

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A Sea of Clothing Hangers

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I can feel myself getting happy as I write this.  I can’t believe it’s only been three days since my last post.  I think back to september, october and november and cringe because I know I barely blogged (can this be used as a verb?  I’ll say yes.)  I wanted to do a review on the December 2013 ipsy but it hasn’t arrived.  So I’ll just write about the next best thing: empyting my closet.

It’s been a long time since I’ve used eBay to sell stuff but after realizing that I don’t wear most of the clothes I have, I came to the conclusion that making space in my closet wasn’t such a bad idea.  I’m used to opening it and grabbing one of the first things I see.  Today I forced myself to look through everything and laughed when I found shirts I bought for school and sadly forgot they existed because the were hiding in parts of my closet I don’t normally check.  Oh well, I guess I won’t have to shop for next semester!  The thing is, I enjoy looking like crap at the university.  Walking each day with a Superman backpack rubbing against my back is not easy, especially when I get to the apartment to find that the back of my shirt has pilled.  (Is that even a word?  Let’s say yes again.)  So, cheap t-shirts are a must.  Tip:  Get men’s shirts.  They are way cheaper and you can customize them with your handy-dandy scissors.

After making a few pyramids of clothing, I had to do what I hate the most:  take pictures and make the eBay listings.  Seriously, this process takes up to an entire afternoon.  Between shots, I found myself trying on what I thought I was going to sell and tried to convince myself that the perfect ocassion to wear that poofy, tutu looking skirt, those leather shorts and that green corset would come.  Who was I kidding?  Of course it wouldn’t.  I got a little dissapointed in myself when I saw so many tags.  A lot of the things were new.  Most of them purchased online because I loathe going to the mall.  After this experience, I’ll definately limit my online shopping.

I felt the need to sell, frankly, because I desperately need the money.  There’s a study trip to Paris next semester and I already paid the deposit.  I know myself and if I don’t do it now, I’ll never get a picture taken with the Eiffel Tower in the background.  I thought about using my Student Aid to help pay for it, but that won’t happen because of an error in my application.  I also made an account on GoFundMe after a friend of mine quickly got financial help to go to Egypt.  So far, I have $40… And 5 of those dollars are mine.  I didn’t think about how social he was.  I, on the other hand, am not.  I’m holding on to the one friend I made in elementary school, who’s also going to Paris.  (At least, we hope we get to go.)

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After writing this wannabe sob story, I welcome you to check out my eBay listings and if you feel extra genereous, I will infinitely appreciate a donation on my GoFundMe page.  It would mean the world to me.

I sign off with a wire hanger poking my butt and a plastic one stabbing me in the back.  Sacrifice is painful.  🙂

Merry Christmas and may your wishes come true!