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Friday, September 7, 2012

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Friday Bargain Bin: Not a DNC Edition, But...

Raining Cats and Dogs Scarf, $19.95 (was $48)
Available in a a cuter multi-colored version that they don't have a good picture of in case, you know, you're not the patriotic type. But if you are, maybe scoop these bad boys up too (puns!):


Jonathan Adler George Washington Serving Set, $7.20 (was $12)
I truly just don't even think you need to save these for next July 4th. Let George Serve you 365.


Given Then Gathered Column Dress, $69.95 (was $128)
From the reviews: "Flattering!" "This dress is great for any body type." "Looks great and feels even better!" And they're right.


Turkish Puzzle Coffee Ring, $9.95 (was $25)
I think this is on sale because no one understands it.


DÄV English Wellington Boots, $44 (were $80)
You know this summer ain't gonna last forever.


Luna 2nd Quality Wall Flats, $4.50 (were $10)
Finally a way to fix those bumpy, cracked, scary walls! And you know that whatever is wrong with the tiles ("2nd Quality?") can't be worse than what you're trying to stop staring at right now.


Calvin Klein V-Neck Chemise, $29.40 (was $42)
As a new season approaches, so do new strangers who want to sleep next to you and not be completely disgusted.


Fete-A-Tete Apology Kit, $4.95 (was $7.95)
I'm sorry for that last comment about how gross your pajamas have gotten.


Sephora + Pantone Tangerine Tango Faux Lash Set, $9 (was $19)
What was up with that Sephora + Pantone partnership thing? Make sense to anyone? Anyway, Halloween is next month, so you should get on these, mama.


Melabo Wed Bunny Brides, $50
This is the shop with the best ever cake toppers. Other combos: Stallion Husband/Human Bride, Unicorn Husband/Deer Bride, A Rabbit and Loon, etc. They even do custom combos. You could give them as a gift, buy them as art, orrr spend and average of $27,000 on one party where you can ask for a cake big enough to set one on top of.



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Bloodrocuted

-How many neurosis could be alleviated with a constant I'm Sorry party?
-Practically all.

christonacracker

@Bloodrocuted I really need to float this idea past my ex, who would get up in the middle of the night to write preemptive apology emails to everyone he interacted with that day.

Judith Slutler

@Bloodrocuted I honestly feel that throwing an I'm Sorry party would probably save me years of therapy at this point

KatieBarTheDoor

So much greatness here. That blue dress! The boots! BUNNY BRIDES!!

TheBelleWitch

@KatieBarTheDoor The blue dress! I'm having a "do I buy this online or go to the store this weekend to see if I can try it on??" crisis.

raised amongst catalogs

@KatieBarTheDoor CALL THE STORE TO SEE IF THEY HAVE IT! If so, have them hold it in two sizes if possible. Otherwise, BUY IT ONLINE.
(Sorry to be bossy.)

TheBelleWitch

@vanillawaif This is good advice. Boss away!

raised amongst catalogs

@TheBelleWitch I have had tragic, tragic Anthro experiences when I decided to just wait it out and visit the store. I couldn't stand by and let you make the same mistake. :)
ETA: Seriously. It was this Anna Sui apron top (is that what it's called? Like, almost a pinafore style shirt?) So cute, and it still haunts me.

TheBelleWitch

@vanillawaif Update: I called my local Anthro and they do have it and are holding a couple sizes for me. I had no idea stores would do that! So, thank you! And I mourn the loss of your apron top. :(

This is my new username

@KatieBarTheDoor I want that dress in green so bad! But they only have XS and M as size options and based on the reviews I think am probably in the sadly unavailable S. :(

raised amongst catalogs

@TheBelleWitch Hooray! I recently discovered how helpful the stores can be. I had ordered a dress online and it was too small, but they didn't have the next size up and I returned it to the store telling them how sad I was that I couldn't get the dress. They found that a store in Ohio had it in the size I needed, and that Ohio store shipped it to me for free and honored the online sale price even though it was a different price in their store.

@vanillawaif I just ordered the red dress!

raised amongst catalogs

@S. Elizabeth Yesssssssssssssssssssss.

hulia

@S. Elizabeth I actually have it in turquoise already! But ... it's in my car, waiting to be returned. Wha whaaaaaaaa. It was possibly the most comfortable thing I have ever tried on, though! Just didn't quite work for me.

@hulia Wait wait what didn't work? What was wrong with it? Tell meeee?!?!?

This is my new username

@vanillawaif Ohhh so I could maybe order the XS and if it's sad an tight and awkward looking I can return it to the store you say? I always assumed I'd have to ship it back, which I am probably too lazy to do and it would just be a waste of money. I miiiiiiight be willing to physically return it though. Hmmmmmmmm. Temptations.

hulia

@S. Elizabeth Oh, it just didn't look right, since I'm a permanent member of the itty bitty titty committee. I was hoping the cowlneck would kind of mask that, but instead it was a lot of fabric over not a lot of chest, which just looked silly.

raised amongst catalogs

@This is my new username Yes! Just take in the packing slip/receipt that comes with your internet order and they can process the return for you in-store, without forfeiting any of your refund like you normally would when using the prepaid shipping label and sending it back that way.
Because Anthro's prices are so high, I always assumed that they would have a really cruddy return policy/customer service. Here's an example of how far they are willing to go for a customer: I ordered some plates seriously like a YEAR ago. I knew I'd be moving, so I opened the boxes just to check to see that they had arrived in one piece. I think I got six dessert plates and six dinner plates. I opened just a few and things seemed fine, so I closed up the box and put it on a shelf until moving time. Moving time came -- I opened ALL of the plates -- and found that all but four or five were intact. I called customer service to let them know, figuring that the worst they could do was say, "Oh, sorry, but it's been a year so you're screwed." Actually, she refunded my money for every single broken plate. Amazing.

@hulia I am a permanent member of the "tits of godzilla" club, the "it would fit if my boobs were not huge" club, the "JESUS GOLLY knockers!" club. 34D = no button down shirts in my life, ever, unless they are oversized and worn with cropped black trousers and a shit ton of pearls.

HOWEVER, the too-much-cowlneck is something a good tailor can fix for a very small amount of money.

EpWs

@hulia So are you saying that this would look good on a lady with some tittays? Because I am a small girl with some oddly large boobs for my frame and I have a boyfriend's friend's wedding to go to in October and that dress is CALLING TO ME. AND I'm going to be in Nashville (where there is an Anthropologie) in a couple weeks so if it ships fast enough I can just take it back then if it doesn't fit, right?

Someone talk me into/out of this. FWIW, I have never found anything Anthropologie that fit me right, but this looks so promising...

KatieBarTheDoor

@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher Dooooo it! So perfect for a wedding. And since you'll be near an Anthro soon anyway, almost no risk!

EpWs

@KatieBarTheDoor DRAT, it's backordered through the 19th and I'm going to Nashville on the 21st. But I will definitely check the store there to see if they have any. (SO PRETTY.)

raised amongst catalogs

@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher DO it! DO it! DO it!

sazarac

@KatieBarTheDoor I asked for (and got) the anthro dress for my birthday and I never want to take it off. I got the striped one, in large, and it is so soft and so flattering to my curvy figure!

hulia

@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher Damn! Want mine? (joking/not joking/maybe there's some way to finagle this where if it didn't fit you could return it on my receipt?)

EpWs

@hulia OOH what size? I think I'd either be an XS or S. Also where do you live, roughly? If there's a way to do this, I WANT TO DO THIS.

hulia

@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher XS! In Cali. I need to return something else on that receipt, but I am going to do that this weekend, so after I do that, maybe I can then forward the dress and receipt on to you and you could... wear it and send me a check or just return it and the refund would go to my card? Is this the world's most complicated plan?

tea tray in the sky.

@S. Elizabeth I've got a fever, and the only cure is more cowl-neck.

Summer Somewhere

apology kit! forgiven. and, okay, my pajamas are kinda old.

candybeans

@Summer Somewhere i didn't know people were still wearing pajamas. I've been rocking nothing but underwear for the last 5 or 6 years. eesh, all that clothing twisting around, making me sweaty, no thx. but, i've been in a relationship and not exposed to other peoples' sleeping habits for a while, so. Time to use my singleness to check on how other people sleep!
and yes, i DO wear a bra to bed. i guess i should withhold my sleepytime garment judgment, since everyone seems to think that habit is insane.

Summer Somewhere

@candybeans I don't wear PJs to bed unless I'm sick or it's really cold. I mostly lounge in them. And, ok, is it a sports bra or an underwire?

candybeans

@Summer Somewhere ok, i do lounge in them. and, underwire :/ i know! but never the pokiest ones. my boobs aren't all that big, but i just prefer them to be properly corralled.

SarcasticFringehead

@candybeans I do still wear pajamas? Well, the worst kind, where it's pajama pants and an old ratty shirt from somewhere. I could (should?) probably upgrade to a cute cami or something, but I like the pants because my thighs get sweaty, and I like to have something between my legs (har har). Anything nightgown-y just gets tangled up.

hulia

@candybeans I was an unders-only girl for years, but these mostly modal chemises are diviiiiine. I buy ones like this from Gap Body when I have a coupon and love love love them. It's basically the same as the CK one. So soft! So flattering! So perfect for convincing myself I look cute while I drowsily make coffee on a Saturday morning!

Summer Somewhere

@candybeans I read "corralled" as "contained" and imagined a set of boob tupperwares attached to a sleeping lady's chest. to keep one's boobs fresh, i suppose?

MilesofMountains

@candybeans I had "never sleep in your underwear or your vagina will rot off" repeated over and over in my childhood, and so I still can't bring myself to wear underwear to bed. So it's pajamas for me!

Summer Somewhere

@MilesofMountains Dude, that's intense.

raised amongst catalogs

@MilesofMountains They really should have made a Chatty Cathy-style doll to deliver that message. That, and the message about bubble baths and UTIs.

area@twitter

Bunny brides!! Thank you, that etsy shop is adorable.

OhShesArtsy

If I wore those eyelashes like it was completely normal, would you guys still talk to me?

(I DON'T CARE. I DON'T NEED FRIENDS, I HAVE PRETTY EYELASHES.)

Bloodrocuted

@OhShesArtsy I suppose you could always talk with your eyelashes.

OhShesArtsy

@Bloodrocuted I WILL AND THEY WILL LOVE ME.

Anna Jayne@twitter

Yesssss, I scooped the FBB. I already got those Pantone eyelashes.

Anna Jayne@twitter

@OhShesArtsy feather eyelash party, ASAP

OhShesArtsy

@Anna Jayne@twitter This party is relevent to my interests.

schrodingers_cat

I actually have friends with a plaster moose head on their living room wall. Granted, they are in college.

mangosara

The boots link doesn't work! And it looks like raaaaaaaaaaaain this weekend :(

LastMinuteLulu

@mangosara And the wall flats link is blocked at work, whyeeeeeeeee?!!?!

Jane Marie

@mangosara fixed?

mangosara

@Jane Marie yes! except for how they're not in my size. can you fix that too?

Jane Marie

@mangosara *wiggles nose* did that work?

olivebee

The ratio of dogs to cats on that scarf is like 75:1. Not good enough for a cat lady like me.

Ophelia

@olivebee maybe it reverses to a cat side.

gobblegirl

The pyjama comment was out of left field, sure, but it wasn't entirely unwarranted. I have some things to think about, for sure.
Jane Marie is good at tough love.

KatnotCat

I'm sorry, and obviously this is an issue with my own psyche, but the wedding topper of the stallion with a human bride: Why would you want that type of....implication...on top of your wedding cake?

WhiskeySour

@KatnotCat Yes! I think the animal/animal combos are fun but the human/animal combos squick me out a bit.

Also, "Robot and Horse wedding": The Republicans' slippery slope argument come to life in wedding cake topper form.

EternalFootwoman

@WhiskeySour My thoughts exactly.

KatnotCat

@WhiskeySour Yes, the animals are cute, if a little twee for my tastes. I flat out don't get the human-animal ones.

swamp hag

@KatnotCat perhaps for a Catherine the Great themed wedding?

@KatnotCat The animals are cute... but then I think "wow, my aunties and cousins and parents and a few school friends will be at my future, fictional wedding. Do I really want them to associate this day that will mark a major adult life event with the cast of Peter Rabbit?"

CrescentMelissa

@S. Elizabeth Yes of course you do, duh. Bunnies forever and ever.

@CrescentMelissa You have all of the wisdom.

EternalFootwoman

@KatnotCat The links to pictures of the weddings that used the cake toppers confirmed that I am not their target consumer.

frigwiggin

"Gary, it's my birthday and you can't even bring yourself to put on the Birthday Eyelashes?? It's like you don't even care!"

NeverOddOrEven

@frigwiggin
"Well I'd throw you an I'm Sorry party, Elaine, but I had to use the kit last week when you were upset that I bought you that silly ring."

Heat Signature

@NeverOddOrEven "You know when you ask me why I'm creating my own country called Animaletska? Because of things like this, Gary. Because of things like this."

NeverOddOrEven

@Heat Signature
"Well why don't you just cry me a river, Elaine? I can wade right through it with my English Wellington Boots!"

frigwiggin

@NeverOddOrEven

"Yeah, well, Gary, why don't I just leave you alone in the kitchen so President Washington can TOSS your SALAD! JUST LIKE ALWAYS."

EternalFootwoman

@frigwiggin George and I are just friends Elaine, like I've told you a million times! Maybe we would talk more if you paid as much attention to me as you do to the menagerie on that scarf!

meaux

@EternalFootwoman. All the internet points to this thread!

aliceandstuff

Every week I remember there are alt-text jokes and I love this feature 2x as much.

Bittersweet

@aliceandstuff "Why the concave face?" is one for the ages.

Oh, squiggles

Turkish coffee ring! What?!

Damn you chubby fingers!

Judith Slutler

@Awesomely Nonfunctional Turkish coffee is delicious, but I feel like I'd probably just stab myself in the eye with that ring.

Lucienne

@Awesomely Nonfunctional OH, it's a ring . . . for your fingers! I assumed it was a ring for making coffee . . .? I don't know! Now I understand.

Gracefully and Grandly

I think we all know where everyone is doing retail therapy from the AP/WA break up. Long live the Friday Bargain Bin!

Ladies Who Punch

@Gracefully and Grandly Wait! WHO broke up? Gossip please!!!

candybeans

@Gracefully and Grandly oh nooooooooooooooooooooo :(((
marriage, man. seems like a real pain.

TARDIStime

@Gracefully and Grandly
Oh no!!! Don't they have kids and all?

kariface

Oh, shit. That cake topper store is AWESOME.

I really want the stallion/bride one ... for my wedding to a straight up Brooklyn Italian guy with possible mafia connections. Do you think people will get it, or will I get offed during my first dance?

charlesbois

That asymmetrical rouched draping on the blue dress (is it asymmetrical? maybe slightly?). Anyway, that stuff WORKS on my body. My wedding dress had that and I looked like I had the perfect waist-to-hip AND -bust ratio. I probably should have like 10 dresses all made up in that same style, but you know, not in wedding-y white satin.

hoo:ha

Ok, y'all, I was going to buy that Anthro dress at Anthro.eu, but fortunately my mom is visiting me next month so I ordered the SAME DRESS on sale at the U.S. site which she will bring to me, and I did the conversion math... it cost me 100 DOLLARS LESS, even with the shipping cost. I just- the words- fail me. Not. fair.

candybeans

@hoo:ha well, yeah, but you get to live in Europe, so that must balance it all out, right? We get cheap clothes and overpriced healthcare; you get to go to the doctor when you're sick and overpay for drapey dresses.

candybeans

@candybeans hm, that sounds snarky. I just really love Europe and am jealous! Eat a well-made croissant on my behalf!

swamp hag

I'm going to buy that party kit and wear that banner like a Miss America sash.

the little c

This is the best bargain bin yet. That dog scarf!

polka dots vs stripes

Given how often I say "I'm sorry" for things that are definitely not my fault (working on it!!) I could go through 15 of those I'm sorry kits in a week.

WAIT the GW serving spoons ALSO have an accompanying serving set?? I'm about to fall down the Jonathan Adler rabbit hole...

SuperGogo

I love that, through subtle links to a fascinator here or a cake topper there, we get teeny little glimpses into Jane's ongoing wedding planning.

Jane Marie

@SuperGogo Okay, so, crazy story: we were, the other day, sitting on the couch about to order one of those porcelain cake toppers (i was into the chimps, him not so much) when a package arrived. it was 2 porcelain pie birds sent from... wait for it... his mother who passed away this spring. she had arranged for a friend to send them to me as a shower gift. needless to say, they're going on the cake.

Judith Slutler

@Jane Marie wow. She sounds like she was amazing!

candybeans

@Jane Marie aww. very sweet, but also so so sad.

SuperGogo

@Jane Marie That's so sad/sweet/amazing. And I never thought about pie birds as a cake topper, but it makes perfect sense. I love how they look like they're either singing their hearts out or desperate to be fed.

Jane Marie

@SuperGogo they're so adorable. plus, the cake is just a formality (fuck cake) and we're serving mostly pie. it was spooky.

Bittersweet

@Jane Marie We had wedding cake AND wedding pie at our wedding because my husband's family is obsessed with pie. My grandmother was all offended and stuff, but everyone else was too busy stuffing their faces with delicious pie to care.

TARDIStime

@Bittersweet
This is relevant to my interests.

null

I went into Anthropologie yesterday explicitly for retail therapy. When I walked out of the dressing room and mentioned I was getting the items in my hand both sales women standing nearby exclaimed, "good job!" like I had accomplished something worthwhile. It made me feel miserable all over again. Then I had the following conversation with the woman ringing me up:
Her: Is that a tattoo of a ghost on your arm?
Me: Yes! No one ever notices the ghost!
Her: Oh my god, let me see it.
Me: A friend once told me it sort of looks like an illustrated arm pit smell wafting out from under my arm.
Her: I would be so offended if someone said that to me. Like, that's on my body forever.
Me: Oh, I thought it was funny? I like it.
Her: ...

Megasus

I just notice that none of our male commenters ever seem to come in here...

Jane Marie

@Megano! should i be shopping for them? hmmm...

Biketastrophy

@Megano! I just came in here to comment on how I want the Gdub serving set, but shipping is 10 bucks for a 7.50 item.

So there, dudes do show up sometimes.

I also like the dresses, but its impossible for my wife to shop online, pear shaped ladies always run the risk of a dress making you into a tent if it isn't cut just right.

@Biketastrophy I was a pear-shaped teenager (big hip bones, very little body fat, huge leg muscles from swimming and horsebackriding), and dresses were seriously hard to buy. I totes understand. All of those cute little shift dresses end up looking either AMAZING or oddly shapeless, even though your body has a Very Definite shape.

Biketastrophy

@S. Elizabeth Exactly, even seeing the dress in person is still like playing slot machines. Put a dress in, pull the lever, maybe you'll get the jackpot, and maybe you'll get the shapeless/curveless "fit".

@Biketastrophy It's even hard to do the "hold it up on the hanger, does it have a shape?" test when you're at all curvy because DUDE, your curves give shit shape. That trick only works when you're either very slender or rectangular/boy-shaped and you're trying to create shape.

There are these awesome 3/4 sleeve shift dresses that all of my skinny chick friends are wearing to school (so comfy, very simple, can be dressed up or down with shoes, etc) and I desperately want one because they look so versatile, but I can never find a cute one that doesn't make me look like a boob-yeti.

melis

JoshIsLikeGermany: guysss im so excited im going to see a wes anderson movie with a cute girl tonight ;)

Leon S: hang on I think I left some of my home-cured venison sausage that I made with my burly working-class hands around here somewhere have you seen it

atipofthehat: PUN

deepomega: Awl backchannel chatter

OK I think that does it right

melis

...SHE SAID AFFECTIONATELY

raised amongst catalogs

@melis At first I wasn't really sure why I felt the need to come back to the Bargain Bin comments an hour after leaving them, but now I know. Now I know.

Megasus

@melis HAHAHAHA OK I'm dying now

KatieBarTheDoor

@S. Elizabeth BOOB-YETI, I love it. (And I can relate.)

ELECTROMAGNETIC CHAOS

@Megano!: For my FBB, see uncrate.com

Though occasionally there is some saxy lingerie so I do check these threads out for a sec. Is it weird one of the things I really want to do with a girl is go on a saxy clothes buying spree with her? I guess I like dress up vicariously.

Biketastrophy

@ELECTROMAGNETIC CHAOS Not weird, I actually really enjoy dress shopping with my wife. Vicarious Dress Up is great fun.

deepomega

@melis I ALSO LOVE THE FILMS OF JOHN CARPENTER

Judith Slutler

Pantone x Sephora makes perfect sense! You know... COLORS?

wearitcounts

@Emmanuelle Cunt yes exactly! pantone and high end designers collaborate to create and predict the "on trend" colors for each season.

SarcasticFringehead

@Emmanuelle Cunt Plus, and maybe it makes me a trend zombie, but THAT COLOR. I love it. I want all the things to be that color.

Jane Marie

@Emmanuelle Cunt i think they were assuming a general knowlege/interest in pantone from sephora shoppers that just wasn't there. which is why it's all on sale! lucky for us.

Megasus

@Jane Marie Is the nailpolish set on sale? Because I really wanted it, but $25 was too rich for my blood.

punkahontas

@Emmanuelle Cunt According to me, the best thing about the Sephora + Pantone partnership is that they made a machine that will colormatch your skin with Sephora's elebenty-billion shades of foundation.

For now you have to go to Times Square to use it though. (Shiver.) Or there is one in SF.

darklingplain

The I'm Sorry kit is just in time for Yom Kippur! What a convenient way to apologize to many people at once.

CrescentMelissa

@darklingplain that my friend is an incredible idea, but it may be too...cheerful-ish? For my in-laws anyway. I think it is wicked funny and adorable.

darklingplain

@CrescentMelissa Ha, yeah, it's pretty inappropriately cheerful for such a serious holiday, but I still enjoy imagining it.

CrescentMelissa

@darklingplain This I think would help my kids with the concept of the day, although they are really never sorry for anything.

for realsy

BUNNY CAKE TOPPERS?!? emailed to fiancee.... and there are squirrel brides too, oh man we have choices!

frigwiggin

Does anybody have a good resource for properly opaque non-black leggings (either capri-length or full-length)? Preferably not the ultra-wet-look ones on ASOS, I have no interest in having shiny dolphin legs.

raised amongst catalogs

@frigwiggin I like the leggings at Boden (bodenusa.com) -- they aren't inexpensive but they are well made and have the most comfortable waistband EVER. I went by the size guide and found them to be true to size. They have navy and charcoal, I think, in addition to black. I may be able to dig up a promo code if you want me to try.
ETA: The code WAFF at checkout should get you 15% off of full-priced items with free shipping (possibly free returns as well? Retailmenot has another coupon that does specify free shipping AND free returns but it's a click-through one and it expires today. WAFF expires at the end of this month).

martinipie

@frigwiggin Target usually has some colors--but are you looking to avoid the sheerness that comes with stretching over a booty? Because that can sometimes happen. I'd also suggest (sigh) American Apparel. Or maybe a dance supply store. Leggings, I like 'em.

OhMyGoshYouGuys

The only reason I'd ever purchase fake feathery eyelashes is to put them on the dog and do a photo shoot.

rimy

I have lurked the hairpin for like 6 months at this point, reading all the posts religiously while at work, quoting them to my boyfriend, even signing up for a Pin pal, and have never registered until today - the day in which I bought those really great wellington boots. Thanks The Hairpin! You have improved my life since I met you.

Jane Marie

@rimy WELCOME INNNNNN!!

ninadarin

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