Last week, I found out one of my favorite department stores, Loehmann’s, was closing its doors for good. I found out this news by none other than a casual e-mail sent to me last Thursday morning….so 2014. Ugh! I was crushed! This meant 3 things for me: no more Back room, no more ridiculous designer discounts, and no more gold card!

Not only was Loehmann’s one of my favorite stores because I truly believe it has better deals than Neiman’s Last Call, and don’t get me wrong, I love my Neiman’s, but it’s 3.0 miles away from my house! That’s pretty much a 5k….or less! But who’s counting? Never gone there by foot, but I could if desperate times call for desperate measures. Anyway, quickly after hearing about this, I sped over there to just get a glimpse of this place one last time…or at least snag a couple of things in their “Going Out of Business Sale.” I really went in there hoping I would find some Equipment blouses on sale (as I usually do), but everything was already picked over. I went 2 hours after they nationally announced their sale, so I’m assuming they must have still been picked over from the holiday’s. However, I did end up finding some great last-minute pieces to add to my wardrobe for quite the steal! They were featuring 20-30% off of almost every item in the store. I also am a Loehmann’s Gold Member, so I automatically get 10% off each item I purchase. What’s not to love about that? Goodness! Anyway, I ended up getting this adorable Joie blouse–

Joie Beckley Blouse Retail $188.00 // Loehmann's GOB Sale $64.00
Joie Beckley Blouse
Retail $188.00 // Loehmann’s GOB Sale $64.00

Although it’s still a little too cold to wear this now in Houston, I knew this would be really cute for the Spring and the hot Texas Summer! I will probably pair it with white shorts during the day and some toothpick style pants with wedges for a night out. I also grabbed these adorable DVF sunglasses that I knew would be perfect with this blouse–

DVF Sunnys Retail $225.00 // Loehmann's GOB Sale for $45.00
DVF Sunnies
Retail $225.00 // Loehmann’s GOB Sale $45.00

Diane Von Furstenberg is one of my favorite designers, so this was probably my favorite purchase out of the two! I also have been searching for sunglasses with rounded lens like these, so it was pretty much meant to be.

I have been researching to find the FINAL date Loehmann’s will be open for business. I haven’t had any good luck getting a specific answer…have heard possibly March…but would like an exact date so I can see if they have any other sales going on. Or at least savor its final hour’s of being in business! If anyone know’s please let me know! I would also like to thank one of my best friends for introducing me to this treasure trove many years ago. I always have been a firm believer that if Neiman’s Last Call and T.J. Maxx had a baby, Loehmann’s would be it. Such a great combo. Oh well. I know there are plenty of other great stores out there, but I still am not quite ready to give up this one. We’ll just have to wait and see what comes next!

Cheers,

KBN

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Kristen, or known by her friend's as "Byrdie," is an ambitious twenty-something currently living in Houston, TX. Before pursuing her Master's, she graduated from Texas Christian University with a Fashion Merchandising Degree. Since graduating she has had wonderful opportunities with Stanley Korshak, Academy Sports + Outdoors, and Francesca's. Her love of Fashion couples with her desire to help other's in need -- whether it's Fashion advice, or just a friend that needs help, she is always willing to lend a hand to others. In her spare time, she can most likely be found at any place that serves Mexican food, walking her maltese pups, or volunteering at the Houston Junior League. While she never thought writing was her "thing," she was encouraged to start writing her own blog when she interned for a blogger while at TCU. Kristen has a lot of things to say, and wants to spread her love of Fashion to friends and followers everywhere!

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