Incredible news and deals


Woo! New starts for Clearing Preppy’s Name! YAAAY!  If you’re reading this, I recommend glancing up at the URL and absorbing how fabulous it is to see http://www.clearingpreppysname.com instead of .wordpress.com.  A small step for the page, a huge step for fashion preps everywhere!

New steps for Allison too!  Guys, my dress wardrobe just expanded considerably.  I don’t even know where to start.  Today, Momma and I went shopping.  It was rather uneventful, involving stops at Kohls, Target, and a microscopic mall.  Inside that tiny mall was Charlotte Russe though, and I now take back the times I’ve bashed the store.. well a little.

There customer service still sucks, but there dress selection is *muah* magnifique!

I bought 9 dresses for 75 dollars. Let me repeat that: NINE DRESSES FOR SEVENTY FIVE DOLLARS.

..please finish reading this post before you dash to your local CR.  I have more to say!

I combined my student id discount of 10% per item on this fantastic deal.  All the dresses were $6-15 dollars.  I feel ike it’s a steal when I find one for 25…

Below are some of the dresses I bought:

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They have open bow cut outs in the back.  Absolutely darling.  I am a sucker for the A-line shape too, it’s so figure flattering.

While I was trying to find some of the other floral dresses I bought online to show you, I found these babies:

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FLORAL COMBAT BOOTS! Do you know how long I have been looking for a pair? #idied

Guess Charlotte Russe will be seeing more of me, especially since I get paid tomorrow! 🙂

Allison

It seems like just as soon as I clink the champagne glasses I notice they’re half empty.


Todays is a better day.  I am exhausted, bloated, and staring at $1000 dollars worth of textbooks on the couch.  Sounds like the ideal friday night, right?

Actually, it’s slightly refreshing to be completely worn out.

I finally finished my job hunt- I think.  I was asked to work for THREE different places.  It’s really flattering, but I forgot how much work, work is. If that makes sense.

I decided on taking jobs at Coach and BCBG, and thanking but declining Ann Taylor’s offer.  I was really excited about Ann initially, but did not expect the incredible response.

These job opportunities are making it easier staying home.  It gives me another purpose!  But, I have a feeling 2 20-25 hour a week jobs and 23 credit hours is going to make me declare an insanity plea.

In my Coach interview I did say my weakness was biting off more than I can chew.

Except you have to understand where I am coming from.  Coach only hired me for 2.5 weeks, seasonally.  And then they have to make the decision to keep me or let me go, and this goes through Coach headquarters.  The store is only allowed to ask a certain number of seasonal people to become part time employees, if any and I won’t know until February 3rd if I am one of them.  I couldn’t resist the job though, such a big job and a generous wage that I was unfamiliar with in small town USA!  I am taking the risk, but I changed my starting date at BCBG to February 4th in case Coach is not interested or I decide it isn’t for me.

I think it was a smart decision, that way I am not “looking a gift horse in the mouth” as my dad says.  I am happy with the outcome, although there are cons to working at such a strict serious company.  The dress code of indigo jeans, british tan or cognac shoes, white pressed and starched button down, navy cardigan or v-neck sweater (no sparkly buttons), light make up, only essie ballet slipper or really red nail polish, and understated jewelry is definitely preppy.. but I feel identity-less, even if it isn’t an atrocious blue pilled K-mart polo.  BCBG is flexible with leggings and dress pants, but there are cons to that too.

Don’t get me wrong, both stores are wonderful and as my contracts with both stores entail I am not revealing any company secrets or something..  I just forgot how nice not being told what to do was.  How working retail no matter the status is tedious and fake feeling..  It’s constantly about impressing people, and being treated like an ID number in some clock-in clock-out system.

I’m reading a book in Intro to Entrepreneurship about.. you guessed it: Entrepreneurship.  And I completely understand the appeal to being your own boss.  I don’t mind waiting on people, I just like being treated with respect.

And after a man rejected my 30% Coach coupon, because he did not need my pity cash (after purchasing nearly 1000 dollars worth of inventory, I think that’s incredibly dumb) and many people walked past me greeting them saying they were so happy not to have me job.. Respected wasn’t exactly what I was feeling.

So maybe that means I pay my 2.5 weeks dues, and move on to BCBG. But maybe it’ll be the same deal, just a little less pay. So is that worse?  I know I need to work, I need the money.

Or I want the money.

I need a thicker skin. I need a more positive attitude.

3 out of 4 locations I applied to at the outlet mall wanted me!

It seems like just as soon as I clink the champagne glasses I notice they’re half empty.

Be YOUnique


As I prepare for the new chunk of my college journey, as well as continuing to feel out how 2013 is going to treat me, I plan on making some new wardrobe contributions.  As much as I enjoy h&m and forever 21 on a dirt cheap budget, I need to brand out.  My clothing is a key form of my expression, I am getting away from the high school trend of simply wearing a brand because it is cool.  Trends are phenomenal, don’t get me wrong, and I still drool over designer, but just following trends does not take style. I am soaking up my last days of lazy clothing and messy buns, so I can make a stylish statement in the upcoming weeks.  I plan on investing in a camera to help the blog flourish as well, so you should be able to witness first hand how gorg these outfits will be.  With all of the free time I’ve had on my hands  (it’s been driving me INSANE) as of late I have stumbled upon a few websites I may consider introducing to my collection of apparel this new year:

1) http://www.coi-nyc.com I have  mixed review on this site and what they’re selling. Do not hesitate to click the link and see what I mean.  I think the idea of using conflict of interest as a brand and using designer brands to play on words is hilarious, and unique.  I believe the creators have not dedicated near enough time to their products though, because they only have 3 tops and expect to be successful? That’s a reach. It’s a site based on brands such as Givenchy better known on there as Giraunchy and Balenciaga called “Ballinciaga: Harlem”. I appreciate the attempt, and I am happy that NYLON  mag included a blurb about this site in their magazine, but maybe they would have had more than a paragraph written about them if there was more to say.  For 60 dollars? A statement, but not one worth making quite yet.  I’m sure you could go on skreened and get something similar.  Soon enough someone will steal the idea and make it for less, not that I’m promoting that..

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2) http://www.maudeandtilda.com has won over my heart.  Although the home page may look old school, this brand based overseas is anything but!  Check out the bags next to the 3 little old ladies.. I don’t know about you, but my grandmas isn’t making the statement “I’m still saving for my Birkin” or “Will Fuck For Chanel” any time soon.  I ordered a bag last night that wasn’t quite as bold is language, but still got the point across.  Complete with a pink bow and 20% off coupon code? Who could complain.  My only disappointment in the brand is that it could take anywhere from 4-30 days for me to sport the statement tote since it is out of paris.  Still, no regrets.  This rebel bag is the perfect size to carry books for anti-backpack people like myself.  Thank you random girl on instagram that took a picture of someone with one in the airport.  I then took it upon myself to google of course :*

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3)www.thehunt.com is the prime location for soooo many other items and sites like this.  Over thanksgiving break I went on stumble upon for the first time and was connected to the hunt.  It is incredible how many things I have drooled over on pinterest and found more cheaply through there.  Can’t find it on google? Make an account, you’re almost guaranteed to find it on the hunt.  I found a pair of glitter combat boots (yea, I can’t put off the combat boot trend any longer.. I’m giving in)on a fellow blogger’s page, but they were for her 4 year old daughter!  I may have the same clothing interest as that 4 year old, but my feet will not feet and the blogger didn’t share the brand. http://WWW.THEHUNT.COM HERE I COME!!!!!

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Check out these sites and share some of your favorites!  Also, anyone have advice on a camera for a fashion blogger? I don’t want to spend more money than necessary, because that’s less clothes and shoes. #sorrynotsorry

Allison