Christmas Shopping in July??

Um, yes!!  Especially if you want to save some money and are a plan-ahead kind of gal!

These next few weeks are an ideal time to buy Christmas presents, clothes for next year, presents for teachers at daycare/school, and save money while you’re at it.  Retailers are offering some MAJOR discounts on clothes, shoes, and accessories. Many of these sales are NOT to be missed!  Not to mention the fact that starting this weekend, many states are offering TAX FREE shopping on clothes, school supplies, etc., so there’s no better time than the present to shop if you want to save some money!!  Here are two of my favorite sales at the moment:

1.  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale   This has been going on for a little while now, but there are still some amazing items available!  Here are a few items that would make excellent gifts and all under $25!

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House of Harlow Sunburst Button Earrings, $22.90

Studded Crossbody Bag, $24.90

'Lacquer & Lippy' Set ($48 Value), $25

‘Lacquer & Lippy’ Set ($48 Value), $25

Bare Minerals, Eyecolor Kit (Online Only) ($69 Value), $25.00

2.  Forever 21: Currently having an ‘Extra 50% off Sale Items’ Sale:  This one ends Sunday, July 26th, and items are selling out fast, so don’t wait too long!  Also, this sale includes much more than just stocking-stuffers in the under $25 price category…can you say amazing?!

City-Chic Faux Leather Pumps, $13 – Read my post on these Elizabeth and James dupes, here

Oversized Sunglasses, $1.49

Bold Abstract Scarf, $2.50

Shore Thing Tassel Scarf, $2.50

Worldly Girl Woven Scarf, $4

Belted Bow Sheath Dress, $9.50 – Very office/academia appropriate, don’t you think?

Wild Thing Leopard Trench Coat, $21.99 – A little wild, but paired with a little black dress, this coat would be an amazing item to have in your closet!

Luxe Fringe Bib in Mint, $4.50

What do you think?  I know…you’re welcome. 😉  Seriously though, lots of affordable options, right??  Don’t forget to purchase through Ebates to get money back on your online purchase ( or click link on left sidebar) and to search Google for free shipping or additional discount promo codes.  Otherwise, happy shopping and please leave a comment below to share your shopping hauls with me!

Final tip of the day:  Check out this Banana Republic coupon which ends, TODAY!!  $50 off a $100 purchase is a pretty good deal, especially since there are no exclusions!  You’re welcome again. 😉

Screen Shot 2014-07-26 at 9.22.44 AMUntil next time!  Stay Chic!

7 thoughts on “Christmas Shopping in July??

    • Chic in Academia says:

      Thanks so much!! Omgosh, if I didn’t already have a pair, I would totally get them! Such a great price!! Thanks for reading, Rachel!


    • Chic in Academia says:

      Me too!! I was going to buy it today, but unfortunately, it appears to have sold out. 😦 I’ll keep an eye out for similar deals though!


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