Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tut Tut, It Looks Like Rain

rain rain

rain rain

rain rain
works cited: anthro skirt; american apparel tee; necklace from macy's; hunter boots; socks from my mom; old navy trench coat

I love the rain because it reminds me of where I went to college and where I grew up. Rain is cozy and makes reading inside extra-pleasant. Plus I love wearing rainboots. There's a story behind this skirt, too: I got it for $9 a couple years ago using this freakish trick I discovered on the anthro website. I debated whether or not to share it here because it's my favorite get-expensive-things-for-cheap magic and it only works because not many people know to do it, but as long as you promise not to tell anyone else, I'll share:
I put overpriced items in my cart on the anthro website and then forget about them for months. Then, like magic, I come back to the cart and the item's price has been slashed twice; while it has vanished from the sale section of the website, this beautiful thing is still sitting in my cart, available for purchase, one last lonely orphan skirt size 4 which has survived and is miraculously 85% off. And then I buy it for $9 and give it a good home. Pretty sneaky, huh?

68 comments:

Monique said...

That's exactly how I buy clothes at Anthro - on discounted-discount! Super cute btw!

Monique said...

Hey Tania!! I love doing that with online carts too!! Such a great feeling!

Monique xx

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Caryl said...

Loving your mix of cool and warm tones and straight lines vs. the curves of your necklace. And that shopping trick is genius!

U U N A said...

Ha ha ha sooo sneaky! Too bad that shipping to Finland is so darn expensive...
But anyways, that pattern is really nice. I like (:

Aimee said...

oh my goodness, does that really work?? must try!

Christine said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful Skirt! I'm in love!
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Mandy said...

Being able to buy anything at Anthro for $9 is pure magic! Very cute look, and I like how your hair looks pulled up with the chunky necklace!

juliamarisa said...

you, my dear, are a genius.

katielicht said...

there is something about this color combination I just can't get over. and that skirt is beautiful and such a steal!

JennieClaire said...

Great outfit Tania!! I think this is one of my favorites plus your bun is awesome!

Liz said...

Skirt + Tee is going to be my spring/summer staple. In fact I'm wearing that today!

ps, thanks for the anthro tip. I may have to start doing that :)

Anonymous said...

WINNIE!!! :)

-Cassidy
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megannielsen said...

um that's genius. i am in awe. must go stalk anthro now

Joanna said...

I think that's the only way to buy clothes at Anthropolgie....on super discount!

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Jhan said...

That's a great secret. Thanks for sharing! I love the color of your rain boots. I don't think I've ever seen burgundy Hunter boots before.

Sal said...

Now THAT is a great trick! And a great skirt.

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

That's brilliant! I'm trying it.

Mel said...

I love the title...I'm reading/watching Winnie the Pooh in one of my classes right now!

Thanks for the trick! Love it!

Anonymous said...

HOw do you get the white "ash" off of wellies? It's so bothersome!

Plain Jane said...

OMG thank you so much for the tip!! I never thought about that!!

Vanessa said...

Ok, I have never tried this on Anthro's website, but it's never worked for me at Urban Outfitters or Free People....:sigh: I think I'm going to try this out.

Best Foot Forward said...

So I may have just spent a half hour browsing around Anthro's website after reading this post. Such a good tip...thanks for sharing! I'll make sure to keep it hush hush!

Eclectic Flair said...

Loving that fun printed skirt for a rainy day!

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

B said...

Oh, I've totally done that before, and it is indeed magic! That skirt is great; even better for only $9.

Leigh Ann said...

you can do the same thing with a wishlist on Anthro's sight. They're called popbacks and the only people who can see them are people who have them either in their cart or on their wishlists.

Allen said...

Hi Tania, so nice to see you wearing your Hunter Wellingtons again, you look so good and stylish in them.
Cheers,
Allen

Chloe Rushworth said...

Absolutely love the pattern of that gorgeous skirt hun.

C x
http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

ssm said...

I love this outfit, but I hate the rain (that might have something to do with living in Seattle). *sigh* The rain is much easier to appreciate from afar!
(Also, you look nothing like Christopher Robin.)

MONKEYFACE said...

Okay I was not expecting to get the literary reference b/c I don't really read, but six-year-old me did. Hope you and your fabulous deal of a skirt have a great blustery day!

Salazar said...

I love the rain too! (We don't get enough of it here in LA)

Anyway, I'm glad that you decided to share your Anthro shopping trick! Now I'm going to have to try it out... Fun skirt!

14 Shades Of Grey

kelsey said...

Now THAT is an awesome trick. Is it just luck, or does Anthro actually not sell that size 4 skirt to anyone else because you've got dibs on it? :) I might need to share your tip in my "how to shop online" series...with your link and permission, of course!

GoodFrameofMind said...

So sneaky - I'm heading over to the anthro website as we speak. I'm loving the color of those boots too!

Terrie Mathison said...

Great Skirt!! What a deal!! I may need to try that!

So you think you're going to have rain today, finally MI is experiencing some sun! So sandals for me.

Lin said...

I've done that before at Urban Outfitters before, but for some reason never thought to at Anthro! Awesome!!
I love that trench coat on you, by the way. The fit and length are perfect on you!

p.s. I found inspiration on your pinterest this week! I'm doing the collared shirt/slouchy sweatshirt/jeans/heels at work today! LOVE it! I work in research and will be going back to grad school *finally (!!!) this Fall and I have been so inspired by your blog. Thanks for the motivation! :-)

Kathrine said...

...still trying to get over the fact that you wear size 4 (how tiny are you?) :))))) !!!!!
The Hunter raining boots are an all time favorite of mine. I love the whole combo!

eli riveire said...

BRILLIANT!! I now have almost $2000 worth of beautiful Anthro stuff in my cart :) Oh, if only....

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

Lin--congratulations!!!! that's huge!!!!

Anula said...

Lovely!!

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness! thanks for sharing that trick...i can understand why you had an internal struggle over whether to share or not. I am so glad you did!!!

Melanie said...

Nice! I'm sort of surprised it works at all. Must try that...

Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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Lin said...

Thanks! I am so excited to finally be working toward what I want to do. Maybe I'll find time to start a blog..."Beyond the white coat: A medical student's fashion blog"??! :-D

Justine said...

i should start that cart trick too!

mentioned this giveaway on fb

Just Better Together

Lexie, Little Boat said...

the worst is when you back to your cart and it's SOLLLLD OUT! boo. i'm glad you snagged that skirt though -- it's adorable!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

lin--where are you going??? my little sister is going to med school next year, too! so exciting--big big congrats. xoxoxo

Marella said...

I looove the whole outfit!
Your blog is amazing! Following! Follow back? <3

Pineapple said...

That is GENIUS!
I tried on THAT VERY skirt in a thrift store recently and discovered that my hips are too wide for it or something . . . it did not love me. Sad. I'm glad you have it, though, rocking it for the short girls! Woo.

My Heart Blogged said...

I have never bought anything there before because the prices are so high. Maybe I will be able to work some magic with this trick.
My Heart Blogged

Savannah said...

I love that skirt, you look absolutely adorable especially in the rain boots!

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Rin said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves the rain because it makes reading cozier!

Mallory | The Storm in a Teacup said...

Haha, I do the same thing with online shopping! :) That skirt is great!

Lin said...

Hey! Congrats to your sister! It really is quite the process, as I'm sure you know! Right now I'm headed to AZ, but I'm still waiting to hear from OHSU (LOVE Portland!) and I'm waitlisted at UCSD (where I work now, and would be my #1 choice)! One way or another though, I am starting this year!

hurricanekerrie said...

Wow. I would think twice about sharing that piece of priceless information, too! But thank you! I'm gonna try and do that now! haha

Sidewalk Chic said...

I love the pattern of your skirt. Your rainy day outfits are just beautiful. Don't you just love serendipitous Anthro purchases? :)

S. said...

Oh Tania, what a gorgeous skirt! I love the pattern -- and I'm totally a practitioner of the black art of holding things in your shopping cart for approximately eight decades...

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Pretty genuis, that's what that is. I sure hope Anthro doesnt read your blog and wise up. You my dear are a fashion guru.

Write it in Lipstick

Anonymous said...

Many online retailers remove items from the searchable areas of their website once they're down to super-low quantities. However, if you ask about the item over the phone or still have a direct link to the item saved (or, I guess if you have a link to it via your shopping cart!) you can typically still find it & order it. I think that's why this trick works?

sartoriography said...

I do essentially the same thing w Anthropologie, which is the only way I can afford it. Well, that and being willing to spend a full hour digging through the racks to find the one shirt that's not $75. Psychotic determination and forgetfulness: these are the true virtues in life.

And if virtue is what get you a skirt like that, I'm all for it!! You look super cute and perfectly springy in the combo of rain boots and bright print. Now, if only you had Tigger to ride on a rain cloud or CR to make you feel like you were real and not just a make-believe bear obsessed w hunny...(I unfortunately can't the the backward "n" on a computer).

Cait said...

Great tip! And super cute outfit, I love the skirt paired with rainboots.

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Blace said...

super tricky! i love it. oh...and the outfit is awesome too!

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Celia said...

...oh my goodness, I want to try that now. That skirt is fantastic! And thank you for quoting Winnie The Pooh; it basically made my day.

Celia
Bootnotes: style, music, and other things you won't make money doing.

Rosemary Brennan said...

Awesome tip!! And that skirt is amazing, what a find!

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

That´s the way to shop online girl! :D I´ve recently bought a air of Hunters but guess what, it hasn´t rained ever since... Murphy´s law!
xxx

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P.S: I´m having a $100 Beauty giveaway (YSL, Chanel... etc). Just thought you might be interested! ;)

Jackie Sullivan said...

I'm such a fan of Hunter boots, had mine for a few years now and I love wearing them on rainy days. Think I'll wear mine today and bring flats in my bag to change into.

Also! I recently learned that if you take Armor All (for treating tires), spray it on your Hunter boots and then rub and wipe dry, it makes the rubber look like brand new and hides the waxy build up that the boots get after a while. Only cost a few bucks and my boots look brand new, even though I've had them for 3 years.

emma basilone said...

WOW!! I love that skirt it is incredible love the colors!!

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kimmie said...

OMG. that is genius. I'm going to try that out next time! :)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

That skirt is excellent - even more so at its bargain sale price!

Raegan Alicia Branch said...

do you just leave it in there or do you have to "save it for later"?

hellien said...

I want some of those hunter boots! This rain sucks - but those boots are awesome!

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