vintage yellow umbrella

This week I…

+ was quite the social butterfly. Dinner with Viviana; lunch with Kat, Jessica and Hallie; another dinner with my new friend Katherine at the lovely AOC. I kept busy and my social outings are the only thing that made a week that seemed to drag on and on a little more palatable.

+ am excited to get our new living room couch delivered TODAY. We will be camping out on it over the long weekend (with books and tea) for sure!

+ want to remind you that if you didn’t win the Lo & Sons giveaway (ahem, you’d know if you had), you should embrace the fact that really, we’re all winners: you can still snag 15% off your entire purchase. But hurry, the code VMACSUMMER2013 ends TOMORROW night!

+ am voting for my girl Rebecca Atwood, who designs the most beautiful hand painted pillows, and who’s up for Martha Stewart’s American Made award. Go support her! 

+ made a small dent in my blog reader (I’m SO behind), but was loving this post from Erin on natural beauty. You guys know I love me some natural beauty products!

+ have referenced Hitha’s post on travel and loyalty programs several times as Joe and I try to get that part of our life figured out. She’s a serious travel expert, and this post was so helpful!

+ I can’t with this Tumblr.

[record scratch] Hold the phone! I can’t get over the fact that it’s Labor Day weekend. As in, the next big holiday is Thanksgiving. THANKSGIVING. Four more months and it’s 2014. Is this real life?

Hey, are you doing any shopping this weekend? If you need some direction, some of my favorite retailers are having cray cray sales (here’s the scoop): 

J. Crew

Take an extra 30% off final sale items, plus get free shipping on orders over $100 with code HELLO30. Recommended: this sweater — a great pre-emptive fall pick, especially with an extra 30% off!


Shoe clearance! Up to 40% off your kicks.

Banana Republic

40% off your entire purchase. Hello, generous! Use the code BRWEEKEND and snag this necklace and this dress. The end.


Big sale happening on apparel, including tons of cute dresses (great if you have any late summer/fall weddings to attend!), plus free shipping and free returns, per usual.


Take an extra 30% off sale items, plus free shipping on everything with code BYESUMMER. Earlier in the week, I snagged a pair of green cords for under $50!


Select home goods are 25% off! In the right space, this eclectic coffee table is a total steal.

Lulu & Georgia

25% off sitewide with code LABORDAY25!! So if you didn’t use the coupon earlier this week, I’ll do you even one better.


End of summer sale! Up to 65% off lots of goodies and gift sets.

Rugs USA

Up to 80% off rugs. As it happens, we have ordered three rugs from here since moving and all have been fantastic!

What are your plans for the long weekend? Doing anything fun? It’s supposed to rain here in NY (boooo!), but we’ll try and sneak in some Central Park romps, I’m sure. Wherever you are, enjoy the last days of summer!

{Image Credit: Sarah Yates for Style Me Pretty, shot at the Parker, Palm Springs}

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  1. 8.30.13

    Lots of great sales this weekend! I have just added a bunch of amazing statement necklaces to my website. Shop till you drop girls!

  2. 8.30.13

    Thanks for including me in your roundup, V! You should add Old Navy to your sales roundup – 30% off everything. Just stocked up on new workout clothes for Sri and I, and I also snapped up a new pair of Diva pants (better than J.Crew’s Minnie!) and a chiffon blouse.

  3. 8.30.13
    dana said:

    love all these sales.. i literally listed over 20 going on this weekend – going to put me in debt!

    The Casual Classic

  4. 8.30.13
    Rebecca said:

    Thank you SO much Victoria!

  5. 8.30.13
    Tracy said:

    Too many good sales this weekend!! I’ll be catching up on my September issues.
    Happy weekend :)


  6. 8.30.13
    Kasia said:

    DYING over all these sales!! arghh too many good ones, unfortunately my hubby isn’t gonna be too thrilled lol

    xo, Kasia

  7. 9.1.13
    Alexa said:

    Great sales and am so excited for your new couch!! We recently had ours delivered from West Elm, and it’s so fun putting it all together! :) Hope you’re enjoying the long weekend, and I cannot get over the fact that it’s almost fall!

  8. 9.2.13
    meg said:

    Thanks for all of the shopping tips!


  9. 9.2.13
    V said:

    So many sales!!!!

  10. 9.3.13
    Maryn said:

    Who knew Piperlime had such cute dresses! Thanks for the tip :)