PLEN+Y Of Easter Goodies!

After paying off my Visa bill and my taxes, I decided to put myself on a mini shopping ban: no clothes and no accessories for 6 weeks. 6 weeks turned into 2 months as I became swamped with writing assignments, salsa, and work, but I finally indulged in some long-awaited retail therapy over the Easter long weekend.

First up was the PLEN+Y warehouse sale (60-90% off), which I attended with MizzJ.

Although I already have a knee-length black-and-white plaid coat, I couldn't resist this boxy swing jacket with cropped sleeves ($40, formerly $150). The lightweight wool fabrication makes it perfect for transitional weather, plus the sleeve length shows off cute arm warmers!

This blouse made of sheer green material ($5, formerly $50) would look fantastic with a beige cami underneath.

This fleece blazer ($25, formerly $65) combines the sharp lines of a blazer, the comfort of a cardigan, and the soft coziness of a beloved hoodie. I like the ruching details and the loose androgynous cut.

I also swung by Urban Outfitters and finally satisfied my Panama hat craving with this straw fedora.

This wasn't a purchase, but I wanted to show it off anyway because it was the sweetest gesture ever: Justine Brooks sent me a beautiful pair of beaded earrings as her way of saying kudos for my Vancouver Fashion Week coverage! I wore them clubbing on Friday night and they were the perfect finishing touch on my outfit. Thanks Justine. :-)

I know it sounds like all I did over the weekend was shop, but I did so much than that: I went clubbing for the first time since January, took a long walk around my neighbourhood and admired the cherry blossoms, saw I Love You Man (such a cute movie), went salsa dancing, and blogged furiously. Stay tuned over the next couple of days because some good posts are coming!


  1. Hi Lisa,
    How did you hear about the Plenty sample sale? I'm only hearing about it after the fact -- but I wish I had known earlier! Where and when was it, and where and when is such info usually advertised? Thanks!

  2. Dree, MizzJ actually posted it on her blog--I think someone forwarded her an email that PLEN+Y had sent to their mailing list. But it was also advertised on and

  3. What bargains, love that blazer! I think I might have May as my shopping ban month, albeit with a few exceptions.

  4. That hat is fantastic on you, lady! Hope you'll keep it glued to your noggin all season.

  5. Congrats on your new purchases!
    It's good to treat yourself once in a while:)
    There are no cherry blossoms here in Toronto still looks pretty much like winter:(
    How long have you been taking salsa for? I've signed up for classes a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it!



  6. Love the black and white little jacket!

  7. Oh! So you're friends with Mizz J? I love her blog too!

    Lovely finds :)

  8. great deals on all your finds! and you look great in that hat!

  9. Those are some great purchases! I haven't been shopping in ages (on a ban myself), but I love a good bargain. And those earrings are adorable!

  10. So cool that you and Mizz J hooked up! Love all these finds!

    Btw, received my business cards in the post today; they are just perfect - thank you SO much, L!


  11. Eek, love that hat! I want one really badly. Looks great on you :)

  12. Cute finds! Love the jacket.


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