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Havaianas & SinfulColors

16 Jun

The sun is shining! Coats and tights are being shed in the streets of Paris. People are starting to show some skin – some legs – and of course the toes!

It’s that time of year again when our boot-cramped toes are set to wiggle free and be happy. And what’s happier than strutting your new pair of Havaianas.

But what’s happier is strutting your new pair of Havaianas with your matching nail polish! Oh the joy of well pedicured toes. This summer, Galeries Lafayette teams up our (yes, our!) favorite flip flops with nail polish makers SinfulColors to bring us uber cute colors that go with 10 shades of slim 2011 flip flops.

Plus for every purchase of a pair of flipflops and a bottle of nail polish, they can apply the polish to your pretty little toes for free. And we know that that alone costs a lot in Paris. The promo ends on the 18th of June though so better get on with it.

Summer is starting out so chic.

Springfield promo

13 Dec

For 3 years now, the husband has been sporting only 2, okay sometimes 3, pull overs. He has one really old one from Morgan which is super thin now but super comfortable. The other two are from ArmorLux, a classic brand from Britanny. They are 100% wool, really heavy and of really high quality. But you have to admit that 3 years of wearing the same pullover over and over and over again can be a bit boring and…unfashionable.

I tried to buy new shirts for him from H&M and Zara but he’s so picky and ‘maarte‘ that he never wore any of them. And whenever I urge him to shop for new shirts or pullovers at those stores, he always says that it’s not his style or that the shirts they sell look cheap. On the other hand he shops all he can from Team Manila. In fairness, a bit of Pinoy pride there. Long story short, it’s really hard to buy clothes for him…clothes that he likes and actually wears.

So when I saw the 100% lambswool pullovers from Springfield at Galeries Lafayette the other day I immediately thought of him. And when I saw the price, I immediately thought of my wallet.

2 100% lambswool pullovers for 40€

The pullovers are not expensive at all. Sure it’s not the same quality as ArmorLux but they are cute, trendy and not to mention, warm! At 26 euros a pop it was a pretty good deal.

They come in different colors: orange, lime green, purple, blue, light blue, brown, tan, black, gray. And if you buy 2 of those, you get both for only 40€. Not bad at all. That’s 4 100% lambswool sweaters for the price of 1 ArmorLux one. But I think this promo is only available in Galeries Lafayette.  I checked out BHV and they didn’t have this promo…

So I got 2, in the most basic of all basic colors. Black and gray. I was supposed to keep those until Christmas as added gifts to the husband. Then I decided to give him 1 that day and keep the other one. But then he cleaned out the closet and saw the other one still in the shopping bag. So I decided to give that one to him then too. There goes half of my Christmas shopping.

The good news is that he liked it so much he wore the gray one right away. He’s still thinking about the black V neck one though but I think he’ll wear it sometimes too.

The bad news is I have to look for a new gift for him to open come Christmas eve.