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Fashion Find Friday: VS Semi Annual Sale

Happy Friday friends! Week 3 on the prowl and its getting hard to tell the difference between the days of the week. But my calendar assures me it is Friday and I am long overdue on covering a fashion find. Recently I was at the mall and noticed the large signs in the Victoria's Secret windows indicating the semi annual sale and decided to pop in. 

I have not shopped at Victoria's Secret in years, but I used to be obsessed with the semi annual sales. The sad fact of the matter is I've been rotating a small collection of the most practical but most boring looking bras for months now and I needed a pick me up ( both literal and metaphorically). Of all the things women buy I feel bras are the most misunderstood by menfolk. Even on sale they are pricey - the average semi annual sale bra is $34.99! They also become less sturdy over time so unlike lilly or other clothes they have a legit need to be replaced on a regular basis. Lucky for me the good folks at Victoria's Secret are retiring a style that works well for me, and retired styles are always better priced. As in this bra was $12.99 better priced! 

I just love the ruching in the middle. Any fashionista knows good undergarments are the foundation to a good outfit and a good bra both lifts and separates. I personally get a lot of issues with the separation as they are so big they just meld together but this ruching aides in this effort. 

They also had bins of panties for $3.99 and up. It was news to me that VS only
makes cotton granny pantys in XL so this says how long it's been since I shopped there. 

In the beauty section they had the 5 for $25 lotions, body mists and gels. I got two jars of body polish, one bath gel and two lotions. 

The body polish and lotion purchase was really because I got a terrible sunburn last weekend, it's been a huge help in the recovery efforts. Plus $5 a bottle is how much you'd find these products for at your local Wal-Mart so it's actually a good semi annual VS purchase. Am I the only one who grew up where strawberries and champagne was THE scent of choice for teen girl birthday gifts.? Ah nostalgia. 

All the fragrance gift sets and makeup were 50% off. I was able to score this interchangeable pallet set for $15! 

I read somewhere that Chanel  makeup and VS makeup are made by the same company. VS makeup always has very nice pigmentation. Nail polish was 65% off, I couldn't help but get a bottle of Tiger Blue to save for games in the fall. "Wild" colored nail polish is very out of character for me, my manicurist has told me the colors I pick are the ones the old ladies pick. 

Before writing this post I checked online and noticed the in-store prices are much better than online so I strongly recommend you check out your local store before ordering online. FYI, under all those tables with the pink table clothes are boxes of more product, look there too. It's how I have gotten most of my semi annual finds in the past. I'm not sure if the staff frowns or smiles upon this but I've never been told to stop. Semi annual sale time can be crazy for them and I think they just want it all gone as soon as possible. The sale started last week so probably end soon, shop sooner rather than later. 

Happy bra-gain hunting! 


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