Bonus Fashion Friday Post: Bloomies Denim Sale

I got back to my hotel room here in Seattle and discovered this email waiting for me in my overflowing inbox…

designer denim sale

Designer denim discounted at Bloomingdale’s now! 15% off one item, 25% off two or more items; ends Sept. 21.


This is the sale where I usually stock up on my designer jeans. I’ve been known to pick up 2 or 3 pairs so I can take advantage of the 25% off sale. Can you get better deals? Yes, if you wait and watch they will often get marked down to 40% off — but not the entire denim department!! So if you want a great selection and a good price, this is a great sale to take advantage of.

I am fully stocked on denim at the moment, but I wanted to be sure to share this with you in case you’re in the market! I know I often link to Nordstrom, but I have had as much or more success buying jeans at Bloomies. They have free shipping on orders of $150 or more, unless you’re a Loyalist, in which case you get free shipping on any order. Returns are free for all online orders, loyalist or not. So there’s nothing to lose by trying a few pairs!

Here are my top picks… 

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Nothing New in the World #CoffeeTalk


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The Best Laid Plans… #CoffeeTalk


Yesterday I had an appointment at the elementary school so I got it in my head that I’d stop into my favorite cupcake shop and get a dozen cupcakes to take to the staff and teachers at school. I envisioned passing them out to the office staff, dropping in to meet the new nurse and offering… 

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Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 09.17.14


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coffee shop

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Real Food Recipes

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And just like that, it’s fall. #CoffeeTalk


I took this photo yesterday. They’ve already started cutting down the corn — a sure sign the end of summer is here and fall is on its way. Soon that field will be bare. I can’t believe how the weather has changed in the past 24 hours. I woke up this morning and had to put… 

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