Weekend Guide – 7/1/11


Happy 4th of July weekend US readers!

Ann Taylor – 40% off everything this weekend and free shipping on $150 or more. My pick, this linen/cotton pencil skirt that fits me right off the rack in size 00P. More on this little skirt soon. See Ann Taylor reviews on Fit Review.

LOFT – 40% off everything with code SHOP40 and free shipping on $125 or more. I saw this cute nautical stripe scarf all over the mannequins last time I was in a store, and now I’m thinking about picking it up. See LOFT reviews on Fit Review.

Banana Republic – 40% off all women’s sale items and 30% off all men’s sale items with code BRSTARS. My pick, this pointelle wrap sweater vest. See Banana Republic reviews on Fit Review.

Banana Republic Factory (Outlet) – 50% off the entire store, and an extra 15% off with this coupon.

LOFT Outlet – Up to 50% off select items, and an extra 20% off already reduced merchandise with this coupon.

Theory Outlet – 25% off.

Cole Haan Outlet – 30% off your entire purchase.

Amrita Singh – 40% off site-wide with code 4JULY11

Ebates – Don’t forget to use Ebates to earn cash back on your online purchase. Sign up through my referral link and we both get $5 after your first purchase. ;)


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What to wear when it’s really, really, hot outside.


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  • Cristina says:

    Kelly!  I just got done reading YES AND YES, and have been following your blog (and other fellow petite blogs) for a week.  It is so refreshing to “meet” other women who understand the challenges of living in an average size world.  

    Interestingly enough, the insight has become especially handy after becoming a mom.  I make sure that my children always have access to things at their height… small chairs where their feet can sit flatly on the ground, coat hooks at arm’s reach and a small bench to put their shoes on, toy shelves at eye level or lower, small table and chair for eating, etc.

    I am so happy to find this community!  Since you have shared so many of your experiences, I will share one of my stories with you.  I was at a restaurant one day eating with my two kids (3 years old and 1 year old) sans husband.  I was dressed casually because it was a hot summer day.  I glanced around the restaurant, and noticed a gentlemen  who kept looking at me.  I wondered what he was thinking, but then quickly became preoccupied with making sure my kids were eating the food we just spent $20 on.  As we finished and began cleaning up to leave, I noticed that  he was leaving as well.  When we got outside, he came up to me and said, “you are too young to have all those kids”.  A little aghast at his comment, but understanding how he could see me as young, I collected myself and kindly said, “thank you, but I am 35 years old”.   I got the kids into the car, glancing over to see that we was a bit dumbfounded, and drove off.  The life of a petite mom…

    height:  5′ 0″
    weight:  105 lbs
    proud mom to Maleko and Kaia

    • Hi Cristina! Thank you for sharing your experience! Us short women sure do have some strange things happen to us, don’t we? LOL.

      I’m pretty far off from being a mom myself, but I can only imagine what it must be like as such a petite woman. My 4’10” mom has confessed to looking pretty much like a beach ball with limbs when pregnant, and another very petite woman I know got harassed on the street for being a “teenage mom” at the ripe age of 30. I love how being a short woman has given you perspective that you use to bring items down to your kids level…I never thought about that.

      Thank you again for your comment, and have a great weekend!

  • Skim1291 says:

    What is ebates?

    • Hi Skim1291! Ebates is an online service that pays you cash back on the online purchases you make. After signing up with ebates, you can click through ebates to a retailer site before making an online purchase. Their link records how much you spent, and pays you back a small percentage of your purchase. Most retailers will only give 3%-5% back, but every little bit counts!

      There are a few similar services, like Lucky Rewards (http://rewards.luckymag.com) and Mr. Rebates (http://www.mrrebates.com/).

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