I did a little bit of Boxing Day shopping and thought I'd share my finds with you. I wasn't really looking for anything specifically (other than sound cancelling headphones that I need but do not want to pay for) but I still managed to get items I really love. If you are a longtime reader you know that it is tradition for me to go boxing day shopping, usually with my sister, and make a big day of it but this year her family had the Norwalk Virus so she was most definitely out and I was on my own.
Let me know what boxing day finds you guys made in the comments. I'd love to know what lululemon and none lululemon items you purchased after Christmas with markdowns, or just with Christmas money/gift cards.
I tried this jacket on and did a fit review back in November and although I really loved the jacket then, you guys convinced me that the pricing was too steep. I returned it and sure enough I was rewarded for heeding your advice. They where finally marked down for boxing day. I had hoped that on Black Friday it would be marked down and that was sort of what I was looking for that day so I was disappointed and I considered just buying with the returns I did it but I was patient and waited. It's great finding an item you still like after a month of thinking about on markdown.
I notice that it was selling really steadily in stores since boxing day at the markdown price and it's sold out in green on the Canadian side and selling out in black as well and people are starting to post 'ISO' for sizes/colors. This tells me that the design is quite liked but the pricing is definitely off on it, and even still a little steep at the markdown price of $149 (down from $228). I ended up getting a size 8 (down from the 10 I tried on) because that is what my store had available. I think the 10 fit really well and had plenty of layering room but it was also a tad boxy. I am happy enough with the 8 which fits well but perhaps has less layering room for a thick sweater.
I usually really hate shopping at Aritzia because I find their customer service downright hostile most of the time. I like a lot of the designs but I just loath entering the store so I haven't purchased anything from them in a few years. I had been gravitating to their velvet capsule with 1990's nostalgia so when I saw a velvet shift dress I liked on sale right before Christmas I picked it up. I really liked it for more casual holiday family parties so I just couldn't resist it. It ended up getting marked down even further on boxing day (from $200 to $89) and with some arm twisting I miraculously managed to get a price adjustment onto a gift card. I then purchased the velvet Sevres Blouse ($62.50 down $125) from and this beautiful leopard print scarf ($33.99 down from $68).
I am a candle junkie. I am a voluspa candle junkie. I hate that I am because candles are pricey and they are quickly consumable. I find them so relaxing though and I light them when I am watching a favourite tv show in the evening or working on my blog at my desk. I pick up the mini voluspa tins when I see them on sale or when I travel to the US where they are cheaper (and when our exchange is better). My husband got me a gift box of 6 little voluspa candles at Chapters Indigo (this one here) and I fell in love with the chestnut scent. I looked online at Chapters Indigo and I saw that this scent was on for 50% off. I thought I was getting the smaller lidded glass candle that Chapters sells in store so I was very pleasantly surprised to open this box up and have a giant, massive three wick candle. This thing is huge and now sits in the middle of our kitchen table! I got it for $39 down from $78.