High Five for Friday

TGIF!  Grad school started back this week, so life has been a little hectic.  Oh well, full speed ahead!  Let’s recap this past week:

1.  As mentioned grad school started back–I have officially had my LAST 1st day of school ever.  By the time I finish my MBA in December, I will be have 9.5 years of post-secondary education.  I never planned to do that (or have this many degrees), but God has blessed me to be well-educated!

2. Ok [confession time], who shopped the After Party Sale this week?!  I am a newbie to Lillie Pulitzer, but I love it!  The few items I have came from Clothes Mentor because I refuse to pay that much for stuff.  Enter the After Party Sale–I was able to pick up 2 dresses at some seriously great prices!

Speaking of Lilly, I stopped by the Front Porch last night.  They always have excellent coupons, so I got this Lilly Pulitzer agenda and a Puj faucet cover for the bathtub–clearly, I was in an elephant kind of mood:)

Puj Faucet Cover (reg. $10.99, on sale $6; online for $9.99 here)
Lilly Pulitzer Agenda in Tusk in the Sun (reg $22, with coupon $17.60)

3. I went back home to visit last weekend.  I got to catch up with some good friends, eat at some of my favorite places, and we even tried out Bingo.  My friends and I were very disappointed, however, that we got there too late to play the paper game with the neon-colored daubers.  Evidently, you can play Bingo on a machine now and it’s all automated:(

It was $10 to play all the different games going on that night–not too bad for a couple of hours
cracking up with friends!

4.  My cute infinity scarf from Mimi’s Monograms finally came in!  It was on backorder, but shipped super quick once Mimi was done with it.  I know I live in Kentucky and it’s still summer, but I had to wear it to work today, because it was just too cute!  My office stays pretty cold, after all.  Stay tuned–I’ll have a blog post soon about how I wore it today, while also giving some pointers on pattern mixing!

Scarf, $12.99. Add monogram, $7. Use code CRYSTAL15 for an extra 15% off.
Total: $16.99

5(a).  Since I said goodbye to Birchbox, I cashed out all of my points.  I had 400 points, which was equal to $40 in FREE products.  I picked up 2 of the new Benefit’s They’re Real Push-up Liner (see my thoughts here) and Benefit’s Boi-ing Concealer.  Since I spent over $35, I got a mystery sample pack for free ($10 value).  I also used a coupon code (WELCOMEOFFER20) for 20% off $25+.  I scored $78 in products for only $14.40!

5(b).  I also received my 1st Ipsy Glam Bag, which is the subscription service I switched to (read about what Ipsy is and why I switch here).  I’m already in love!

How’s YOUR week been?  Find any good deals?  Have something totally awesome happen? Let me know in the comments below!

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