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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Labor Day Sales Haul

Hey y'all! Welcome back to The Southern Stylista. 
I am so excited to share with y'all some of the things that I have snagged not only from Labor Day sales, but also all those wonderful little "End-of-Season" sales that lots of stores & websites have been having.

I'm going to start off with one of my favorite purchases from this haul. . .
Lauren James gets me. The little thrill I got when I first saw this package said it all.

And here are the two items I ordered. . .

Hold Your Horses Tank: Caribbean Blue

Let's just hold on a minute and let you take in the perfection that is this tank. We all know I'm obsessed with anything equestrian-inspired & this tank is the perfect nod to riding & the Kentucky Derby (which is my favorite day of the year!)
I snagged this piece for only $18 & you can't beat that for how comfy this is. I know it'll be a favorite for sure!
This particular tank is out of stock, but you can shop her collection of precious tanks that are on sale here. 

As an Alabama girl, I fell in love with this shirt from the very first time I saw it. The bow definitely helped draw me in as well. The color of the tee is fabulous & the material is SO soft! I paid full price ($36) for this, but I think it's so worth it considering I'll probably wear it once a week to school all during the Fall & Winter. Hashtag Sorry Not Sorry.

Y'all Mrs. Lauren James was nice enough to include a koozie (in one of my most favorite colors!) as well as a sticker (that will probably be making it's way onto my laptop pretty soon!) The customer service from this company doesn't get any better than this. 

I was lucky enough to win a contest on Twitter recently from Future First Lady & she allowed me to select three koozies, which I was so excited about!

I chose ones that said. . .
1) I only date men who Rage Like W., Dress Like JFK, & Think Like Reagan
2) God is great, Beer is good, & Liberals are crazy
3) Kiss Me, I'm Republican

Please don't take any of those sayings the wrong way, I completely respect everyone's political views-I just thought these were the funniest!
She was also sweet enough to send me a precious decal!

A Southern State of Mind tee:

I purchased this tee during their Labor Day weekend sale, although I had wanted it for a long time before then!
The quote on the back is so precious and I love how soft the tee is (it's Comfort Colors brand!)
Plus, who doesn't need another pocket tee to sport to class?

Martin's Family Clothing:
Martin's is actually a local department store that we have here that sells boutique style clothing, game day gear, etc. & I love it! I'm sorry that they don't have an online store I can direct you to, but I'll try to include the brand names so you can search for them yourselves if you happen to fall in love!

Comfort Color Tees:

These three plain Comfort Color brand tees were only $5 a piece! I love to buy them for monogramming, and at that price I probably should have bought more!

This top didn't have a brand, which I thought was strange. But it fits so well, more of an oversized tunic. I'm in love with the color & the fun tassel/lace detailing on the arms!

This was another non-brand piece, an oversized Aztec-printed cardigan. It's short sleeved and pretty long, I can't wait to wear it over a tank top in the fall, paired with skinny jeans and wedges or boots.

 Umgee Plus Dress:

I bought this same dress when we were in Florida on vacation in a baby pink shade, so finding it in black was a stroke of luck! It's SO comfortable and looks great with sandals or wedges, even heels for a more dressy look! The lace detailing on the arms and bottom make it so fun.

American Eagle: 

This tank top is SO comfortable. AE has come such a long way since the days of graphic tees and hoodies. I love the strappy details and the lace trim at the bottom. It's a great tank to wear with jeans, or tucked into shorts or a maxi skirt. 

Can we just discuss how adorable this little tee is? From the little crossed straps in the back to the sweet lace details on the hem, it's the perfect "Your white tee, but better". I can't wait to toss it on with some jeans or even layer it under a cardigan. This is one of those pieces that can easily be worn year-round in Alabama.

Also, right now American Eagle has all of there stuff buy-one, get one 50% off. I used that deal with these two white shirts. =)

This is THE sweater to pair with your jeggings for fall. It's made to fit oversized and slouchy, in a put-together kind of way. The ribbed cotton is so soft and the scooped neck is so graceful. 
I had a $10 off your $40 purchase for this, so it came out to about $35, which I thought was pretty good for something that I'll probably wear a lot this fall. 

Old Navy: 

I randomly decided to stop in Old Navy on my way home from class this past week and automatically I was drawn to this color, which in person is more of an emerald than a teal. I'm still not completely sure whether I want to take this back and size up (it's a little snug in the should area). I can't wait to pair it with tights and boots for the fall though. And hey teachers! This is the perfect conservative length for y'all!

I'm constantly on the look for shirts that will both look great with leggings as well as skinny jeans for the fall and winter & this plaid is perfect! The boyfriend fit is oversized, so it offers plenty of room for larger-chested girls (like myself!). I'm not sure whether I'm going to return this and size up or not (I sized down a size in the store, but now I'm rethinking it due to the shoulder area). Definitely try it on, but go buy one because for $20, you can't beat that price!

If you've been following my blog, you know that I recently purchased the J.Crew Factory herringbone vest & fell in love. When I saw that Old Navy had a similar vest for less than half the price, I had to try it. While this dress doesn't have the weight that the J.Crew version has, it looks really nice! I also think that the light weight will be nice for layering, without giving the extra bulk. Alabama doesn't really call for big, bulky vests most of the time, anyways!

I wasn't really expecting much when I stuck these $10 leggings in my online cart, the reviews were mixed and my only thought was, "They're only $10, worst case scenario is that I have to return them to the store, no big deal". I was so pleasantly surprised when they were a perfect length, a perfect rise, and not see-through as some people seemed to have thought. Can't wait to wear my $10 leggings to class with my big tees!

(Always make sure to check out online at Old Navy for great deals! Often you can purchase from the website and return to the store if things don't fit properly!)


I was SO excited to buy my first pair of Jack's & these were only $63 when I bought them from Amazon, with free shipping! Thankfully, they also have free returns because these babies are going back. I bought my regular size as I was encouraged by many people that I asked. But even though these may stretch, my foot barely fit into my regular size, which is insane! I'm going to wait to purchase my next pair of these until I can try them on in a store. The quality was definitely there though, they were beautiful shoes!

(Always make sure to check Amazon, Ebay, or RueLala for great deals on Jacks before paying full price!)

I hope y'all enjoyed this haul post, it was just sort of everything that I purchased because of sales going on over Labor Day and the end of season sales. Make sure to keep up with all of my posts so that you can snag deals like these too!

Until next time. . .
xoxo, SS

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