Birthday Splurges

I love that my birthday is smack-dab in the middle of Summer. The retailers are trying to sell off all the Spring and Summer items to prepare for Fall and I always find some amazing deals on higher end items. This year I found three things I’ve been lusting over FO-EVAH! All on Sale! 
First up is the Tory Burch Priscilla Pocket Tote Bag in Emerald. The color is actually a divine mint green and the leather is smooth and supple. I found this in-store at Neiman Marcus on sale and also was able to get an additional 25% off. It has handles as well as a detachable shoulder strap. 

Next is another bag I really wanted for Summer. I have my J Crew Brompton Straw Mini-Hobo which served me extremely well while in NYC. It was just the right size and survived getting completely soaking wet. I first saw the Chelsea Market Small Coal in Shamrock at Kate Spade online. I then saw it IRL at Nordstrom’s and while I loved the color I did not like how big it was. I though Small meant just that and not a giant Tote.

Well, about a month ago I saw the Chelsea Market “Mini” Coal in the same color. The Mini was smaller and $100 less. I decided to wait it out until the Anniversary Sale to see if I could get a better price on it. Two weeks ago, I saw it was on sale, at the same time the Small was on sale. Even with the 25% off sale that KS had the Mini was still cheaper, and the one I wanted so I bought it and LOVE IT! It comes in Orange as well but I love the mix of greens and blues on this one.

Of course, I couldn’t just let my birthday go by without some shoes, right? Last Friday, a new Tory Burch Boutique opened up at my mall. I walked in just to take a look around and found out some shoes were already on sale. What a way to get new customers. Open your brand new store and have some items already on sale!

I loved these Laser Cut heels when they first came out. There were variations of the Laser Cut on sandals, wedges and bags too. I couldn’t believe I had found a pair in my size. I tried them on and didn’t even notice the 110mm heel. I try to stay at 90mm (3 inches) or less but these were so comfortable right away the height wasn’t noticeable at all. There was also the same promo that was going on online last week so I was able to get 20% off of these and another pair of cute gladiator sandals, the Amalie.

No toe-cleavage as the Laser Cut is sexy enough.

I know retailers are gearing up for Fall, but for me, Summer has just started. I can’t even think about wool, cashmere, long-sleeves and boots right now. 
Have a Great Day!


  1. July 8, 2013 / 12:35 pm

    Happy belated birthday! Looks like it was a fabulous one! Love the bags, and really love the lace cut-out shoes! ;D

  2. July 8, 2013 / 2:24 pm

    Love your purchases! Am so glad you got spoiled!!

  3. July 8, 2013 / 9:35 pm

    Cute bags and shoes, Audrey!

  4. July 9, 2013 / 12:41 am

    Those shoes are fantastic!

  5. July 9, 2013 / 12:56 am

    happy birthday again! love your buys! i'm so not ready for fall – we barely had a summer! xox

  6. July 9, 2013 / 1:11 am

    I saw that TB bag in person and the color is exquisite. Enjoy it!