Holding On

Sweater: Anthropologie Matinee Cardigan
Tights: Target
Boots: Ruche
Necklace: Anthropologie Aurora Necklace
Girl, take a seat. Rest your weary bones...You're holding on for life. Holding on for life, love.
Holding on for love. - Broken Bells
Sorry for all the depressing posts this month, but I can't pretend that January isn't anything other than what it is: the lamest fucking month of them all. It's smack-dab in the middle of my least favorite season, and what do I get for enduring 31 days of cold, dark hell? The second lamest month of the year - February.

Yep, as January's go, this one has been a doozy. Nothing has seemed to go my way. I won't get into all the personal shit, but I will share a fashion related fuck-over that's bound to make you feel better about your life. You know, because it's always nice to hear about people who have it worse than us, especially in the month of January. That's the kind of shit that gets us through. So, you're welcome in advance. Anyway...

As usual, I spent a large amount of money at the beginning of this month at Anthropologie. For being a good little consumer I received not 1, but 2, New Year's firecrackers in my bag. These cute, paper firecrackers contained coupons for variable percentages off merchandise the second half of January with 15% being the lowest percentage. Of course, both of mine were 15% off, but, whatever, I was happy to get them. Over the next couple of weeks, I visited Anthropologie's website many times, adding and deleting things from my wish list in anticipation of using at least one of my coupons on my next purchase.

Despite all the planning I put into it ahead of time, I made the purchase and completely forgot to key in the promo code at checkout. By the time I realized my mistake the next day, the order had already shipped (lightning fast shipping for once, just my luck). I called customer service and spoke to 2 different assistants who informed me that I could not get the discount after the order had shipped even though I had 2 perfectly legit, unexpired coupons in my possession. I explained to them that these were coupons that I received for purchasing merchandise at their store earlier in the month and that just one of these coupons would save me $40 on yet another purchase I had just placed FREAKING yesterday. My attempts were futile. I basically got the "sorry but rules are rules" spiel from both really nice customer service assistants. OK, I don't mean to sound like an entitled bitch (yes I do), but I spend thousands of dollars at this store every year, not to mention they get a lot of free advertising from this blog. They can't come off $40? Needless to say, I will not be sending Anthropologie a Valentine next month. They can stick their firecracker where the sun doesn't shine.

Speaking of sun, there's only one more month of Winter left to endure and then Spring will be here. As my mama would say, we're in the short rows now. We just have to hold on a little bit longer...

Goodbye, January. Can't say I'll miss you.           

Holding on for Life by Broken Bells on Grooveshark



  1. I would send a email to customer service, it has worked for me in the past, when I haven't gotten anywhere with CS on the phone. Or go tell your story on their FB page. I bet you'll get a response. Good luck it's worth a try

  2. I've said it before and I'll say it again, you got some gorgeous knees, girl. I'd kill for legs like that. Or at least seriously injure. I'll concentrate all energy on hurrying up spring, just for you. Have a good weekend.

  3. I would call them back and tell them you will send the order back and re-order with the coupon if they don't honor it. That's terrible customer service on their part. I had placed two orders in December and then they had a 20% off sale online so I called and asked for the discount and got it even though my orders had already shipped. If they hadn't honored the sale prices, then I would send the items back and re-orderered them with the sale prices. Hey, 15% or 20% is a big discount! You would be perfectly within your right to do that.


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