The Alice and Olivia sample sale comes twice a year, usually once in June and once in December. I look forward to this sale every time it comes around because this is when I can finally afford the brand’s fun and flirty pieces that are also sexy and sophisticated. This year, however, samples sales are cancelled in most places and I’m a little bummed about it. The rush of scouring the racks to get the best deal will not be happening. BUT, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Alice and Olivia decided to open their vault and have their sample sale online. I’ve never seen it happen. I guess, there’s a first for everything.
Yes, Alice and Olivia is pricey. Their pieces typically cost between $150-$750 with exceptions for ballgowns, outerwear and party dresses. When their sample sale happens, items are up to 80% off! The Russo Patchwork Oversized Parka caught my eye because it’s such a wow piece. I can wear jeans and a t-shirt and then throw this jacket over and have a look. This parka is versatile because its olive base is great for fall or spring and then the sequin patchwork gives it a pop. This is what I like to call an upgraded basic. My game plan when it comes to the Alice and Olivia sale, buy the pieces that speak to you and you will wear over and over again. I like wow investment pieces, leather jackets, sequins, party dresses, that can mix with what I already have. I have an Alice and Olivia party dress that I bought years ago at the sample sale. It’s a metallic dark blue, low cut, pleated dress I wear to every wedding the party guests are different. Best $200 I ever spent. Sold out now, but this one is similar.
What else should I be buying? Is $328 a lot to spend on a pair of cargo pants? Yes. But what if they’re marked down from $1000+, leather and will last you forever? Or would you rather these black pants that cost a fraction of the price (marked down from $330)? These pants are still basic, but with a twist and will last you season after season. Shoes are hit or miss at this sample sale. When there’s a deal, there’s a deal! These wedges are perfect for summer. They’re sold out in my size. If you’re a 9 or above, you’re in luck! If you’re looking to snag something small, Alice and Olivia sunglasses are $29! Shop some of my picks below. Most are below $100! Not sure when this sale ends. Ruuuuunnnn.
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