If you like to stay on top of the sales like I do, I'm sure your email inboxes have been inundated with offers for Memorial Day weekend. We all expect lots of good deals this weekend and I have already done a little sale shopping myself.
But. This morning my seven-year-old asked me to explain Memorial Day. She commented right away on the disconnect between popular discussions of day-off plans and shoptastic opportunities and the true meaning of the day.
On that note, I must mention the one corporate email I received today that despite not advertising any kind of markdowns or specials, made me want to shop there:
QFC/Kroger (grocery stores) had this to say:
Honor a Hero Today!
In 2010, The Kroger Family of Stores donated $400,000 to the USO. Please help us reach our $1 million goal for 2011! Create a message for a special soldier, make a donation or simply find out how you can help in your own neighborhood.
Their website is www.honoringourheroes.com.
So... the sale shopping I mentioned above was at Ann Taylor Loft. Currently they've got an extra 50% off of sale merchandise so I picked up a striped cardi and a belted linen jacket this morning.
Loft Chunky Knit Metallic Stripe Cardigan, ON tee, F21 necklace, nine-year-old's shoes in the background
I also found some fun earrings at Forever 21. No big sales going on there but I don't see how you could go much lower on the pricing. These were $2.80:
I hope everyone enjoys a lovely weekend. I sat down about an hour ago and watched the last Oprah episode. I'm glad I didn't put on mascara this morning. I haven't seen many of her shows over the past few years but I must say she is just so. incredibly. inspiring. I love her advice about being responsible for the energy you put out into the world, understanding that everyone just wants to matter, and listening, listening, listening.