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July 28, 2010

Your Weekly (uh sorta) Humpletter: Pre Fall

Filed under: Discount Codes,Makeup,Plumcake's Closet,PRADA!,Your Weekly Humpletter — Miss Plumcake @ 2:47 pm

Hey everyone, did you know it was Pre-Fall? I know, it’s July, but it’s almost August and August is Pre-Fall, which –in case you needed it– is just further proof that there are a looooot of drugs in fashion. Anyway, on to the sales!

Over at Ashley Stewart we have lots of great deals, including an additional 50% off all sale items at checkout. I like this abstract check skirt, which reminds me of Douetzen Kroes’ dress at Prada (who can still suck it, btw) but easier to deploy with a trim little knit top and will take you right into autumn with a pair of textured tights with a buttoned-up angora or cashmere cardi.

At Lane Bryant the Original Right Fit pants are all on sale for $24.99, which is about 50% off using code 024990189 at checkout, so stock up on your trousers and jeans!

Remember how I waxed poetical about those Aveeno products I use to keep my flawless alabaster skin all flawless and, uh, alabaster? They’re on sale at for 25% off. So what’s the big deal? You can get that stuff on sale at your local drugstore right? Right, BUT if you’re a new customer to and you spend $25, you get free shipping AND a free $50 gift certificate to! Now THAT’S a deal!

Speaking of skincare, I think I’ve mentioned before how Caudalie is hands down the best stuff I’ve ever used on my skin, right? Well it’s available on for a better price than I’ve seen it anyway, plus there are two great bargains to be had. You can either take $10 off $60 at!or you can get a free 16-ounce Philosophy Pure Grace foaming bath and shower cream ($22 value!) with your purchase of $50 or more.

Over at Bluefly there are some pretty fab bags on sale. I am not a bag lady because I don’t carry much, but in my secret imaginary life where I go on safari and live a life of glamorously rough international travel to exotic places that aren’t even IN, I totally carry this bag from Zara Terez which is on major sale
Zara Terez chocolate pebble leather ‘Sunset Park’ satchel
and made in the good-ole US of A (also? the lining is a vibrant purple!)

It’s also available in black and clementine, which from the pictures looks like the same potiron orange as my Birkin.

Happy shopping campers!


  1. I received my first fall catalog on July 9 and my first showing Halloween decorations on the 15th.

    I’m just grateful to be reminded that there is a time when wearing a cashmere sweater will be something more than a distant dream.

    Comment by Thea — July 28, 2010 @ 4:57 pm

  2. Le sigh. Totally adore that skirt. Can totally see it with a slim little three-quarter length cardi. The perfect subbing outfit! But… living in a household dependent on the school year paychecks (husband = teacher, me = opera singer posing as a substitute), we are on a spending freeze until next Friday. Quelle horreur!

    Comment by Heather — July 28, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

  3. I like the bag!

    Comment by dcsurfergirl — July 28, 2010 @ 11:36 pm

  4. Plummy, one of the ads on your page contains a trojan script. Every time your page loads, Kaspersky warns me about the trojan and blocks it.

    Comment by Cambiata — July 29, 2010 @ 2:15 am

  5. Oh I like that skirt but don’t have the hips to do it….dangit. That bag is cute, but every time I ever buy a bag with belt closures like that, I wind up hating on it. I had a leather messenger with those and it made me crazy.

    Comment by Lisa from SoCal — July 29, 2010 @ 2:18 am

  6. Cambiata, do you know which one (or guess?) I’ll get our admin on it, thanks!

    Lisa, you’re in Portugal on vacation. Stop complaining.

    Comment by Plumcake — July 29, 2010 @ 2:22 am

  7. Well, I *think* it’s whatever ad is below the Lane Bryant ad, since there’s a blank space there which I’m assuming is a blocked ad. But I could be wrong.

    Comment by Cambiata — July 29, 2010 @ 2:31 am

  8. Ok, my mistake, it’s not an ad in the sidebar that’s doing it, it’s got to be something in this particular post, because when I go to the other posts I don’t get the trojan warning. And I can’t begin to tell you which thing would be the problem here, sorry.

    Comment by Cambiata — July 29, 2010 @ 2:33 am

  9. The skirt has pleats. Are pleats back in? I haven’t worn a skirt with pleats since…well, I prefer not to say. It was a very long time ago. And it was beastly to iron. And it needed ironing. I might not do pleats even if they are back.

    Comment by marvel — July 29, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

  10. I’m a big fan of that skirt too, pleats or no pleats. By the way, I don’t know if you saw this, but Refinery 29 did a feature on shopping fall runway trends in plus sizes (stepping on your turf! how dare they!) that had some pretty nice stuff. I particularly like that moto jacket, even if it is from Old Navy.

    Comment by daisyj — July 29, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

  11. @Plummy I am _not_ on vacation. I am thinking big thinky thoughts. Way large thinky thoughts of gigantically big size. That’s very hard work, I’ll have you know.

    I’m jes saying: I think my problem with the belt bag is that I’m forever leaving them unbuckled and then stuff falls out.

    I’m having dinner with Max Azria when I come home to SoCal!

    Comment by Lisa from SoCal — July 29, 2010 @ 11:36 pm

  12. @Lisa, you’ll have to ask him why he doesn’t offer a bandage dress in a size 20 or 22. It looked so cute on Beth Ditto!

    Comment by Plumcake — July 30, 2010 @ 11:18 am

  13. @Daisyj: I think they’re playing a bit fast and loose with the concept of “runway trends” because I can’t think of anything like that on recent runways, but thanks for the heads up!

    Comment by Plumcake — July 30, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

  14. Doutzen Kroes looks oddly … wide in that dress. Given Miuccia Prada’s horror of the plus-sized, I’m guessing that’s an optical illusion.

    Comment by zuzu — July 30, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

  15. @Zuzu, yeah, she’s not a plus-size model by any means but she’s definitely meatier than her usual models. Doutzen’s cards say she’s a size 4 but she might have gone all the way up to a size 6, and I believe Miuccia knew exactly what she was doing casting her right after the Met Opera debacle.

    Comment by Plumcake — July 30, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

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