#1,311 Quarter Century.

So in April, a new store opened downtown. Mallorie and I first discovered it before it opened, late one night after the movies and wondered how the world slipped a non-chain Anthropologie type store right under our noses, into our neighborhood, without notice. Quarter Century is in what was once the kiln for our booming lumber town. It’s a warehouse with brick walls and concrete ceilings and heart pine floors and linen sofas from Restoration Hardware and $100 cotton pajamas that feel exactly like my grandmother’s fanciest bed linens. In short, this is a magical place where dried longstem roses are pinned to wires suspended from a chandelier and you can buy Free People and Tracy Reese among other terribly cool (albeit expensive) designers.

Well today they had a sale. In which everything in the store was 75% off.

Everything. To make way for the fall clothes. Because fall is coming already!

I’m not much of a shopper unless I have something particular in mind, but a sale like that begs to be taken advantage of and so I did. I instagrammed it and roughly 120 seconds later, Mallorie, Katie and my mama were walking through the door.

After trying on a million things, I bought these super flowy wideleg floral pants that looks like a skirt and a sea foam green denim vest.

And I left. I got in the car. I immediately realized how stupid it was not to buy the beautiful dresses I had tried on when they’re basically free. I went back in there. I bought the dresses.

Turns out I’m in love with a designer called Black Sheep. Almost everything I bought was by them. Normally, this would have never happened because I don’t make a habit of buying $100 dresses on a whim. But today those $100 dresses were $25.

And so what I’m saying here is… I bought $386 worth of clothes for $85.

Allison from Australia, if you’re reading this, please email me: erin{at}lucky-luxe.com! I have so many questions for you regarding your idea from a few days ago!


Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Daily Journal

6 thoughts on “#1,311 Quarter Century.

  1. Ooh I feel famous! My name right there on your blog!! I'm emailing you now. I know its somewhere early in the morning for you, but its late at night for me. So…hopefully we can chat in time through email, but please forgive if my replies are a little slow! 🙂

  2. You found some adorable clothes and deals nonetheless! I am going to google Black Sheep to see if they have an online store. I love dresses and wear them all the time -makes me feel girlie!

  3. What a great find! And right in your own town no less.

    We're heading out on a camping trip this weekend and I'm in need of a good book. How was that one "Maine" that you were reading a little while ago?

    • Amanda! 'Maine' is pretty good, but the best books I've read in a long while are 'The Paris Wife' and 'Her Fearful Symmetry.' Look them all up on amazon and see what you think!

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