Saturday, November 28, 2009

Wishlist: New Arrivals at Anthropologie

I was looking over the new arrivals at Anthropologie this morning...

{ a sidenote, why was I looking at the new arrivals at Anthropologie this morning? To torture myself? Usually I confine myself to the humble sale section, knowing that anything I could even hope to buy will be there. Today, however, I slipped up, and am now paying dearly for my mistake...}

...and I saw two things that just made me catch my breath. The first was this:

Candied Sweetbriar Cardi, $118 (link)

My heart aches for this cardigan! Isn't it just the sweetest thing in the world? I love the pattern, I love the colors, I *adore* the ruffles. If I could have it, I would wear it every day. I would wear it with everything. I think this is one of those rare items for which I will sit and wait to go on sale. {"...and you sittin' there waitin' for him, just like a spider." Anyone know what that quote is from?}.

I had barely recovered from finding the cardigan of my dreams when I was swept of my feet {again!} by this:

Lacemaker Skirt, $148 (link)

Unlike the cardigan, I have no idea what I would wear it with... {...white top and cardi, maybe? with navy pumps and a tweed trench? none of which I own...} ...but it is gorgeous. The intricate detail is delicious, and the yellow is so sunny.

What do you think? Is there anything that you are hopelessly longing for this holiday season? What would you wear these items with?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

So I'm in my bathrobe, with my hair half curled, and I have about two thousand things to do before I leave for dinner at my sister Alice's house, but I didn't eat breakfast this morning, and my stomach was feeling so empty, so I took a second while gulping down orange juice and a bag of pretzels to check my Google Reader, and I read something that I just had to post.

{deep breath}

Chloe from the (chloe) conspiracy has compiled a wonderfully long list of stores that are having sales and special Thanksgiving deals today. She's included coupon codes, her favorite items, and she even alphabetized everything. If you plan on doing any online shopping today, be sure to check it out!

UPDATE: Chloe has also posted a list of Black Friday deals, which you can view here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sale: Loft Style Steals

One more excellent sale for your consideration before I turn in for Thanksgiving (if any of you are still awake and online...):

Loft has marked some of their cutest items down to $29.50 and lower -- check them all out here. Additionally, you can take 20% off your entire order by entire coupon code TURKEY at checkout. (And while you're taking 20% off, be sure to check out their sale section for some rock-bottom prices.) However, you'll need to act quickly to take advantage of these spectacular deals; the Style Steals promotion is only good through Thursday online and through Friday until noon in stores!

Here are some of my favorite items on sale:

1. Triple Ruffle Neck, $12 (link)
2. Drop Shoulder Vest, $23.60 (link)
3. Rose Detail Tee, $11.80 (link)
4. Shirred V-Neck Cardigan, $20 (link)
5. Shawl Collar Waffle Sweater, $23.60 (link)
6. Rib Transfer Cowl Neck Sweater, $23.60 (link)
7. Holiday Wash Modern Flare Leg Denim Trousers, $23.60 (link)
8. Corduroy Modern Boot Leg Pants, $23.60 (link)
9. Rinse Wash Modern Slim Leg Jeans, $23.60 (link)

Don't forget you can get free shipping when you spend $125 or more!

Sale: 50% off Gap Sweaters

I know I've been posting about a lot of sales lately -- it's hard for me not to share a good deal when I find one. And speaking of good deals...
Check out the Holiday Deals Event at, going on now until Sunday! Fifty percent off all regularly priced Women's and Men's Sweaters, 30% off all regularly priced Women's Outerwear, and 30% off select Men's items. Additionally, shipping is free with purchases of $50 or more.

Here's what I would love to buy for myself:

1. Luxe crewneck sweater, now $19.75 (link)
2. Ruffle-front henley sweater, now $22.25 (link)
3. Navajo turtleneck sweater, now $29.75 (link)
4. Cozy turtleneck sweater, now $19.75 (link)
5. Ruffle-trimmed military jacket, now $68.60 (link)

Here's what I would love to buy for Christian:

6. Marled zip-up cardigan, now $34 (link)
7. Merino v-neck sweater, now $24.75 (link)
8. Wool CPO jacket, now $54.60 (link)
9. Leather gloves, now $20.65 (link)
10. Multi-color knit scarf, now $17.15 (link)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! If you plan to go shopping on Black Friday, have fun (and be safe)!

Sale: 20% off J. Crew Clearance

J. Crew is now offering 20% off all sale items between now and Sunday! Use coupon code EXTRA20 at checkout to receive the discount. {Thanks to J. Crew Aficionada for the tip!}

Here are some of my favorite sale items (prices reflect a 20% discount):

1. Textured jersey silk corsage tee, orig. $39.50, now $19.99 (link)
2. Textured jersey ruched V-neck tee, orig. $39.50, now $15.99 (link)
3. Tissue stone necklace tee, org. $125, now $47.99 (link)
4. Merino microstripe turtleneck sweater, orig. $78, now $31.99 (link)
5. Merino shirred V-neck sweater, orig. $78, now $47.99 (link)
6. Fan placket perfect shirt, orig. $69.50, now $23.99 (link)
7. Ruffled collier top, orig. $89.50, now $23.99 (link)
8. Silk streamers cami, orig. $78, now $47.99 (link)
9. Velvet flower pin, orig. $29.50, now $11.99 (link)
10. Golden-orb ring, orig. $50, now $23.99 (link)
11. Wool harbor peacoat, orig. $220, now $135.99 (link)
12. Marjorie satin ballet flats, orig. $98, now $47.99 (link)

Remember that you can also get free shipping from J. Crew if you order $150 or more! (Free shipping applies to online-only orders of $150 or more after 20% discount on sale items and before shipping, handling and taxes are added.)

Let me know if you decide to buy anything -- I'm living vicariously through you!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Features

I recently added some new features to my blog!

The first is a contact button. If you ever want to contact me, you can click on this button located in the right sidebar:

I love to receive comments, requests, and tips from my readers! I enjoy putting together multiple outfits around a single item (as shown here), accessorizing, and giving general style advice. Or, if you would prefer, you can simply e-mail me at: maryswishlist {at} gmail {dot} com.

The second feature is a button that you can put in your own sidebar to show your support of Mary's Wishlist:

Shoot me an e-mail if you have any questions about adding my button to your blog. And, thanks everyone for your support!

Little Black Dress Update #3

Continuing my LBD news... I bought shoes yesterday. I got these in black:

Ruffled Mary Jane pump, on sale $34, Newport News (link)

I'd like to apologize for not adhering to the poll results -- I hadn't planned on buying shoes with a strap, but once I saw these, I couldn't stop thinking about them. I told Madeline of Uber-Chic for Cheap about them so that she could do a Look for Less (they look so much like these ruffled Mary Janes from J. Crew), thinking that that would be the last I ever saw of them. However, after I saw her post, I decided I had to have them and bought them right away. Those ruffles around the heel are luscious, and they were such a good deal! I'm really excited about getting them!! If it were in the budget, I'm pretty sure I would buy them in pink and gray as well...

As an added bonus, check out this confirmation e-mail I got from Newport News (click to enlarge):

That's right, they said that I "have a fabulous sense of style," which is always nice to hear. ;)

Also, I'm going in to the tailor for a fitting today -- wish me luck!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sale: 25% off Gap Clearance

In my e-mail this morning: 25% off sale items at, using coupon code GAPSALE25 at checkout, ending tomorrow! What a great opportunity for Christmas shopping! Here are some of my finds (prices reflect a 25% discount):

1. Crewneck sweater, on sale $22.49 (link)
2. Striped crewneck sweater, on sale $30 (link)
3. Ribbed V-neck sweater, on sale $26.25 (link)
4. Argyle V-neck sweater, on sale $30 (link)
5. Corsage striped tank, on sale $5.25 (link)
6. Pintucked henley T, on sale $14.99 (link)
7. Slender hip slung khakis, on sale $11.24 (link)
8. Striped straight leg cropped jeans, on sale $12.74 (link)
9. Cropped cords, on sale $22.49 (link)
10. Moleskin coat, on sale $33.74 (link)
11. Soft floral scarf, on sale $14.99 (link)
12. Plaid ballet flats, on sale $22.49 (link)