This Week: Save BIG on Your Wardrobe

We’re kinda bubbling over with excitement. Tomorrow is the day! So, here’s the deal: each year there is this fabulous consignment sale that is full of great goodies. We used to call it our own, but no longer. This year the StyleBlueprint sale has officially been moved to the hands of The Women’s Fund. So, you get to shop knowing that you are also benefiting The Women’s Fund’s mission of supporting women and girls in Middle Tennessee! Woo Hoo!

This consignment sale is not one of those overwhelming experiences that scares you (or maybe that’s just me?), or one that’s very hit and miss, and miss and miss. This one is curated to weed out the ugly and tired items, and it’s like shopping at a wonderful boutique, where everything just happens to be 70-95% off.

The photos today are all samples of items in the 2013 consignment sale.

This mink shawl is just $120.

At this sale you will find items for teens, moms and grandmothers. (But, you won’t find maternity or kids’ items.) You’ll also find the highest names in fashion, as well as some super cute more accessible brands, like J.Crew.

 

 

Giorgio Armani Wool Evening Coat, $129. Featured with Jimmy Choo brown hobo bag.

 

Here’s a closer look at that Jimmy Choo bag. It’s priced at just $100.

Thursday night is the Early Bird party. For a $75 ticket (100% of the proceeds benefit The Women’s Fund), you can shop first while enjoying tasty treats by Kristen Winston Catering and Emily Frith of The Corner Market, along with sweet yummies by Dulce Desserts. Drinks will be on hand courtesy of The Wine Chap and Lipman.

It’s pretty amazing, but dress comfortably (I suggest yoga pants and a tank top so that you can try on many items quickly) and bring your laundry hamper as it helps you compile your goodies. Buy your tickets here: click here. There are a limited number available, and at last count, there were just 20 tickets left!

But, no worries if you can’t make it and have to shop Friday or Saturday. In fact, last year, my favorite vintage Chanel dress sold on the last day of the sale, and it was only $100. All the original buttons were still on it! So, true finds are to be found until the bitter end.

Not everything is a super high-end label, but it’s all cute. This J. Crew top at just $20 proves that point.

 

But, we all know that’s it’s finds like these Louboutin’s, in perfect shape and just $75, that make our hearts race!

And, as an added make-you-feel-good moment, after the consignor split, 100% of the sales from the clothes also benefit The Women’s Fund. It’s a win-win-win for all involved. Women and girls benefit greatly each year through the charities The Women’s Fund supports. AND, the clothes left over that consignors don’t want back? Well, they also benefit a local charity. Can this get any better?!

Pucci Skirt, perfect condition, $100. Elizabeth McKay silk blouse, $45.

 

See? That Pucci skirt is really just $100!

Make plans. You must go. I’ve seen the items. I want so many. What’s a gal to do? Elizabeth and I will be on hand Thursday night along with Tina Adams of Tina Adams Wardrobe Consulting, LLC, and some of her stylists, and stylist Sukey Johnson, as well. Use this access to these stylists to make perfect choices, as it’s not about the amount you can buy, it’s about waking up the next day and loving what you purchased. It’s going to be AMAZING!

There is seriously a gold ring, with REAL diamonds and sapphires for just $169. Someone, bring this to Anatra Jewel and have it remade into a beautiful piece!

 

Cashmere and fur long coat. $135.

 

See? Another not so high-end item that is certainly current and needing a new home. From Banana Republic, this is only $35!

 

Roberta Freymann Earrings, $20.

 

Lots of handbags. Here are just a few. Yes, that is a real Louis Vuitton for $242–total steal!

 

Ellie Tahari Dress, $75.

These will keep you really warm and cozy and just $86 and $96!

I hope this gives you a nice overview of what to expect. There were so many fabulous items, but hopefully this tease whets your appetite to shop for a great cause!

And, please bring $5 for Friday and Saturday shopping. You don’t have to, but a $5 donation to this good cause is suggested!

 

Recap:

Dates:

  • January 31, 2013, 6-9 p.m. is the Early Bird Party. You must have bought a ticket online to attend. Catering by Kristen Winston, Emily Frith and Dulce Desserts. Drinks courtesy of The Wine Chap and Lipman. Buy your tickets HERE.
  • Friday, February 1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ($5 donation suggested)
  • Saturday, February 2, 8 a.m. – Noon ($5 donation suggested)

 

Address: 216 Fairfax Avenue, 37212

  • In the Hillsboro West End Neighborhood.

 

Rules:

  • You must be nice. Seriously, it’s all volunteers working this event. Unkind attitudes need not come.
  • Don’t hoard clothes so others can’t purchase them unless you are certain you are going to buy them!
  • Sorry guys, this is a female only event.
  • Have fun!

 

Hope to see you!

-Liza, Elizabeth and Amy

 

 

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