bloomingdales friends & family -- fall 2015

hey y'all! it's that time of the year again! the bloomingdales friends & family sale! 

this year bloomingdales is offering 25% off vs. 20% off in 2014. however, there seems to be more exclusions on the brands as the year go by. i don't remember Tory Burch bags or kate spade bags being apart of the exclusion list in the previous years, but they are now. nonetheless, plenty of things to pick up!! the best thing to know is that shipping to TX is TAX-FREE when you shop on bloomingdales online! if you ask me, 25% off + tax free = win win. 

again, with these kinds of sales here are my tips:

  • if you are debating it, get it now while at a discount then decide later. 
  • unsure of size while trying to buy online? buy both. then return the other. 
  • shop smart. don't buy it just because you are getting a discount! 

who | bloomingdales
what | 25% off almost all regular and sale price purchases for women, men, kids, and home. exclusions listed on and FREE shipping ($150+) & returns! in addition, loyallists (their FREE reward program, so don't forget to join!) receive free shipping, no minimum, everyday! 
when | 09/26/15 - 10/04/15 (online), 09/29/15 - 10/04/15 (in stores)
where | or in store
use promo code at checkout | FRIENDS

my picks for the GALS:

01 | Hudson nico mid-rise skinny jeans in black -- a pair of black skinny jeans are a staple for the fall. these are available in my favorite brand/cut/rise. i would size down since they stretch a lot. 
02 | Marc by Marc Jacobs ligero hobo in black leather (currently on sale for $299, original $428) -- i really like the leather on this bag, it looks like a smooth finish vs. the normal pebbled leather by Marc. this bag also comes with a crossbody strap which is a plus AND it's detachable. the extra 25% applies to the sale price too!


03 | Rebecca Minkoff quilted love crossbody in charcoal/silver hardware -- well, although not in the chevron leather style like the one from the Nordstrom anniversary sale a few months ago, the bag design is still very CHANEL like. it also comes in a variety of colors such as: dark purple, wine, army green, navy blue, bright denim blue, black, and white. the detachable straps makes this bag an excellent choice due to the different ways you can wear the bag = versatile. 
04 | Cole Haan tali flex ballet flats in black -- these are the BEST FLATS FOR WORK. i own these and they are so comfortable, not to mention i love the bow detail with the gold hardware. it adds a little something. 
05 | Sam Edelman petty ankle boots in putty suede -- every season i have this major lemming to get these. they are the cutest low heel ankle boots! i love this color of suede, also comes in black suede and black leather. these are going to look great with skinny jeans!!
06 | Michael Kors sawyer chronograph watch 39 mm in rose gold -- this watch looks very fancy and intricate. while i'm not a huge rose gold fan, i like how it goes so well with this gray/greenish face. 
07 | Michael Kors darci watch 39 mm in gold/navy -- the MK darci watch is hands down my most worn watch, i have it in all gold (see a pict of it on me here, and here). i love how the face is thin and light compared to other MK watches. it is also very simple and super classy. love this gold and navy combo!!
08 | Cosabella dolce soft bra in black -- these are amazingly soft! love the style and cut. also comes in blush.
09 | Prada 54 mm cat eye sunglasses in black (not pictured above but on sidebar under "currently coveting." i've wanted these for a longgg time and surprised to see they are apart of the friends & family! however, i did happen to try on these babies this past weekend, the Prada 56 mm hexagonal sunglasses. LOVE THEM. too bad they don't have them avail on bloomingdales online. wah. #wasntmeantobe ...(for now). LOL.