Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Deal of the Day + a Free Soapbox

I almost had a stroke today. As in, one side of my body almost wouldn't function because I finally let myself go into UAL--United Apparel Liquidators. We had one in the old BR when I was in college, but back then I was too unschooled in the ways of designer fashion to realize the kinds of deals that were right in front of my eyes. The location off West End right beside Nashville Clothing Co. is all that I had hoped it would be. Here are just a sampling of the deals...like I said I was in the middle of almost having a stroke, my eyes were hazy, and I felt drunk with the deals, so I probably missed some. Serfontaine and Genetic Denim for $39.99, Velvet tees for $9.99-$19.99, Marni, Thakoon, Sanctuary pants for $19.99, Joie, Betsy Johnson dresses for $49.99, Elijah dresses for $49.99, a common thread skirts for $9.99, Rozae Nichols, and this is just to name a few. Who ever needs to go to TJMaxx again? Oh Lord help me...and my bank account...and my sweet husband...

But here is the deal of the day, if I could even narrow it down. Nation tee shirts for $9.99. If you've never heard of Nation, well, they're awesome--perfectly worn in, pre-washed so they don't shrink or fade, great material so they don't get all stretched out, and comfortable as heck. I bought two today, and here's one of them. (I'm already wearing the perfect white crew neck.) By the way, these suckers retail for upwards of $60, just for a crew neck. That's how good they are. Call me if you wanna try mine on since you can't feel the softness through the blog.

You can continue reading if you wanna hear my soapbox about how you shouldn't buy t-shirts from Target.....still there? Okay, well, you shouldn't buy t-shirts that you are gonna wear everyday at places like Wal-Mart, Target, and Old Navy. They kinda suck, if I can just be honest. The thing that I think is the worst is that they usually stretch out like a mother, and then it looks like you're wearing your brother's shirt. Not cute. If you are gonna be layering a tank under 4 outfits a week and throwing on a v-neck everytime you run to the grocery, it needs to be made well. So, here are a few of my favorite brands. These are the ones you need to be looking for at TJMaxx, Marshall's, on Ebay, etc. American Apparel (the perfect track shirt), Alternative Apparel (the perfect blackish layering tank), T-Luxury, Zooey, Nation (see above), Splendid, Graham and Spencer, Velvet...there're lots more out there, but here are just a few to get you started. It's gonna hurt paying $30 or more for a tank, but when you realize you can wear it about 14 times before you have to "wash it to shrink it back up" you will remember why you paid for it.

3 comments:

Annie Parsons said...

Just ran across your blog, and lady, I am adding you to my feed so I know when you update! I have a feeling that you are going to give me a good heads-up on lots of fab things here in Nashville. :)

Amber Lehman said...

I'm so glad you found me! Welcome in!

ashley said...

i am on a mission to find the perfect white v-neck tee and definitely was happy to read this post! i have several from urban that i really like and are floppy and worn in enough. i HATE when the look like a new white tshirt. i have a few from jcrew too that are pretty good. gap= crap. old navy= double crap.