I'm scheduling this post to go live on Friday while I'm out of town, and while I'm writing this (on Tuesday),  I really wish I had some inside scoop or psychic abilities. I am guessing there will be some good sales for the 4th at Express and other retailers, but as for exactly which items and what savings,  the Magic 8 Ball is giving me this:

Image:  Source 

I'm not sure whether I'll have time to shop the sales this weekend, but I did have time to take advantage of last weekend's coupon code for $75 off $150, so today I'm sharing my recent choices from the last sale.

1. I've shown my Baroque Tiered Lace Tank in Black and Natural a few times here:
Left: Lace Tank: Express / Cami: Target / Mint Shorts: J. Crew (J Crew Factory Version) / Bracelet: Express / Sandals: Macy's

Middle: Lace Tank: Express / Tank: Old Navy (Neon Orange Sherbet) / Shorts: Old Navy (Magic Island)  / Metallic Gold Sandals: Forever 21

Right: Lace Tank: Express / Jean Leggings: Express / Necklace: Old (Etsy maybe?) / Cami: Target / Shoes: Zara

And if you read my texts last week (in this post) you know I may have gently nudged my friend Carylee to get this too, and here's how she styled hers:
Outfit Details: Here

Well, Express just added a white version of this tank and I will soon have a complete collection:

Thanks to seeing outfits like the ones below, I've wanted a white lace top with a scalloped hem for quite some time but never found the right one. I'm pretty sure this will be "The One" considering I already know it fits me in Black and Natural.

And by the way, Rachelle (image above on the Left) told me it's okay to have a lace tank in three colors. Because she does too. Birds of a feather? Misery loves company? I don't know...

2.  Last week (here) I posted about the Express Leopard Clutch , as seen on Amy Ann and Kellie:

Outfit Details: One / Two / Three 

I mentioned that I was considering buying it, and I got feedback comments like these:

"The Express clutch is the perfect accessory."  -- Jill

"I say go for the Express clutch - what a versatile piece." -- Elif  

"Get it before you regret it." -- Carylee

"I do love the Express version. I love the exposed leather at the bottom."  --  Erica

"It will be sold out in no time." -- Rachelle

"P.S. GET IT." -- Carylee

Um. You pushers. How could I resist that? Versatile?? YES. Perfect?? YES. It will be sold out?! NO!! I can't have that. So I bought it.

And let me just say that I somewhat regret learning the difference between leopard print and cheetah print because now I realize they are used incorrectly ALL THE TIME. More than I expected. And once you learn the difference, it's like seeing this:

Incorrect labels

NO. No no no. And then I sit here doing the Heather Dubrow:

Oh well. I've understood this for exactly one week so I can't pretend to be an expert.

3. Last but not least I picked up this necklace:

Why this one? Because math. My coupon options were $30 off $100 or $75 off $150 (or 30% vs. 50% off). I wanted 50% off my order so I don't end up frustrated if there's a storewide 40% off sale this weekend. Plus, it's only spending $5 more in the end to get an extra item.

The clutch and lace tank were must-buys for me, and that brought my order to $109.80. Finding an item for about $40.20 would be ideal, but of course, nothing has that exact price. So I browsed around and settled on the necklace at $44.90, hoping it will go will with a lot of things I already own. TBD.

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So despite my lack of advance sale knowledge, my math tells me I got roughly 48.5% off my order last week. Even if they do 50% off everything today, I can live with paying 1.5% more by getting it 1.5% sooner! 

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  1. It's weird how short the lace tank looks on the model compared to real life humans (<-- read hooomans!)
    And yay! I'm glad you got the clutch! And I'm also glad it wasn't just me gently pushing you :)
    I also really love that necklace. Can't wait to see this on you!
    Hope you're having a great trip! I miss you already!!

    1. And I LoLd at your gif so thanks for that!

  2. oh boy....you guys are really making a very strong case for that lace top!!!! eek...I think I may need that!! I am sooo glad you grabbed that clutch...you won't regret it!! Seriously, it makes me happy every time I see it...I don't even have to be using it - just seeing it there in my closet brings a smile to my face, haha!!! Happy Fourth chica!!!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

    1. oh, by the way....how's the fit of the lace tanks - true to size???

    2. Happy Fourth to you! And the lace tanks run true-to-Express-sizing for me. I normally wear and XS in a Portofino and that's what I'm wearing in this top as well.

  3. LOL...I use leopard and cheetah interchangeably too..even though I know the difference :) I hope you are enjoying your vacay and wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award...checkout what it means here: http://www.petitecareergirl.com/2014/07/june-nailettte-box-very-inspiring.html. Can't wait to see your responses and what you wear to the opening :)

  4. You are really convincing me to get the lace tank! Just not sure what the best color is for me. Love all of the ways it's styled!


  5. lol this post made me laugh, you are too funny. So I totally copied your outfit top/middle will email you a pic. And that clutch trust me, the Gap one was gone in no time. I refuse to pay $210 for the Clare one and I know tons of people won't take the plunge as well so this is thee next best thing.

    Happy belated 4th, hope you're having a great weekend :)

  6. That lace tank..whoa! Love both the white and black one..Now I need to go look for the white one :)
    Hope you had a great 4th of july. Good thing you got the clutch! :)

  7. So glad you got the clutch! As mentioned, you won't regret it. :) I love the photo of the white lace tank with the red shorts. You need to rock that! Hope you are having an amazing trip! Thanks for the feature. :)

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  8. All of these are awesome, Gina. Thanks for showing off the lacy tops. Man if I would have been out in about on the 4th, I would have worn my lacy peplum. dang, cancer won out on my energy, but I am fight back today! so there. Thanks for being at {*FiF*}. ♥

  9. Love the lace top and the necklace. xo ~ The Fashionista Momma

  10. Hello! I hope you are enjoying yourself on your out of town trip! But I am looking at all of these tops and am just dying to have one! I love the black one and the neutral...you and your friend look fabulous:) Thank you for sharing!
    xo Olivia

  11. Ok, I am sold on the use value of a lace tank! I love it :)

  12. Hi Gorgeous
    I am loving the lace top and your blog!
    I would love to join in on your Monday link up - sounds fun and I would def link you back from my blog!


    I hope this is the correct way to join your link up?
    Love Lauren xx

  13. Hallo Stilbewusstsein!

    Welch bombastische Bilder!!
    Du hast da was ganz besonderes. Etwas, womit ich Dich gerne in meine Aktion ~VerSchmückt~ einladen möchte.

    Jede Woche sammele ich eine ganze Woche lang bezaubernde Schönheiten mit ihren Styles und Schmuckstücken in dem Ihr Euch bei mir verlinken könnt und ich würde mich so freuen, wenn Du Lust hättest (wieder) mit zu machen!

    Liebste Grüße

    JesSi mit der Aktion ~VerSchmückt~


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