It’s that time of year!! The Semi-Annual Sale at Victoria’s Secret has always been one of my favorite times to stock up on lingerie. Shopping the sale in stores can be really frustrating though. As a seasoned shopper, and former sales associate of this lovely store, I wanted to share some tips on how to navigate the madness in stores and also get the best deals!
So, it’s actually been a while since I have shopped the Semi-Annual Sale in stores. I worked as a sales associate during graduate school in 2013 and 2014, and it was always chaos. Since then I have primarily shopped online… I’m not sure if it was PTSD or just sympathy for the those working the sale that kept me away so long…but this year I ventured back into the madness of lace and lingerie.
So, I think some advantages to shopping in stores are:
- The stores will usually have different items than what you will find online.
- You can try everything on.
- Everything is wayyyy cheaper! Especially toward the end of the sale.
I actually bought the majority of my pieces this year in stores, and then went online to get a few extra things that I had my eye on.
See below Winter 2017 additions to the Lingerie Closet:
These are my favorite purchases from this year’s sale!! I am absolutely in love with this romper. I actually bought it in two colors (“smoked plum” and red). It is really so flattering, and perfect for Sunday tea parties at home. Also- side note- this piece was not featured on the online sale!
Another favorite is this adorable robe. I think floral patterns are just so pretty and the mix of colors on this one is perfect. I’ve already worn it with so many different things!
I also had to get more lace shorties; these are becoming one of my favorite styles
(Note: these are from the Body by Victoria collection).
Another in store purchase… I was actually pretty pleased with myself for finding three matching sets during the semi annual sale! I have a small obsession with matching, I’ll write more on that here. All of these are from the Dream Angels collection, which has always been my favorite (everything about this collection is very romantic and feminine). Unfortunately, some of the bottoms were not included in the sale – so I had to do a little searching around to find the full sets. I was just so happy to find everything!
(This is an important tip for shopping in stores or online:
Don’t just search the sale rack/bin if you’re looking for matching sets.)
I think my favorite of these sets is the high-neck metallic top in ensign blue. It is so festive for winter and really different than anything else I own. I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet…mostly because I’m not sure what I would wear it under. A turtle neck is the obvious choice. I may also try wearing it alone with just a blazer and high-waist pants.
We will see 😉
I adore this piece so much! I ordered it online, and it is even more lovely in person. I think this bodysuit is actually pretty conservative. I would totally wear this out with jeans or a cute skirt. Also, the back is almost all mesh, with just a little detailing. There wasn’t a photo online showing the back, so this was a nice surprise!
Finally, I found these last two items online as well…
I just had to order a matching bra to go with the “smoked plum” shortie I found in stores. I am really really loving this color!
(Another tip: start with shopping the sale in stores and finish online).
Lastly, these sleep shorts were too cute, I had to get them. I love the pattern, and they were at such a great price. Bonus points, they are also really comfortable!
That’s all for today….
I hope you all enjoyed the latest updates from the Lingerie Closet 🙂
Until next time.