Someone gave me a gift certificate to Max & Chloe so Saturday night, I spent a few hours browsing their site trying to decide what to get.
I was torn between getting a lot of small, cheap items or getting just 1 or 2 really expensive items that I would never usually spend the money on. Their Blu Bijoux collection has a bunch of great pieces for around $20. I found at least 4 rings I wanted to get, 2 pairs of earrings, 3 necklaces and a bracelet. But then I thought about it and I have lots of costume jewelry or “fashion jewelry” as they call it on their website. It’s not very often that I get a
I found a gorgeous pair of Willa M Sterling Silver Diamond-Cut Hoops ($90.00) that were featured in InStyle magazine as a “Look For Less” Beyonce inspired savvy buy. They were really unique, unlike anything I had ever seen before. So I added them to my cart and continued browsing the website.
After an hour of looking in all the sub categories on the site, I realized they had more designers than just the ones listed in the sidebar. They have some of my favorite bracelets from Cynthia H and I was really tempted to get the “Happiness” one. I have her “Love Who You Are Bracelet” bracelet and it’s one of my favs. I’ll blog more about it later…
I know a lot of fashion designers and labels, but when it comes to Jewelry Designers, I’m pretty clueless. I had never even heard of 98% of the names, but coincidentally, Catherine Weitzman was a name I had just heard of a couple days ago when I was reading an article about her totally unique and cool Octopus ring, as seen on The Rachel Ray show. Intrigued, I decided to look at her other items and found Silver Branch Earrings ($70.00) and a Gold Coral Reef Ring ($120.00) that I fell in love with immediately. They were both items that really caught my eye and I couldn’t get them out of my head…
I decided to get those thee items and checkout. I had already spent nearly 3 hours browsing the website and I felt like I was wasting my life away gawking at a million things I couldn’t afford! They have so many things to choose from if you have an unlimited budget. Personally, I’m not used to spending more than $5 or $10 on fashion jewelry… Then I remembered that I always, always, always look for a coupon code before I purchase anything online. I’m the coupon queen!
After about 1 minute on Google I found a coupon code for 20% off and I discovered that you get free shipping on orders of $75 or more!! Much to my disappointment, I discovered that I could not use a coupon code AND my gift certificate code at the same time… Grrrr. I was all set to use the 20% off coupon code, but when I typed in the gift certificate code, it removed my coupon code! So I put the coupon code back in and it removed my gift certificate code. Needless to say, I was pretty ticked off… I looked at the FAQ on their website and tried Googling it and nowhere could I find anything that said you couldn’t use a coupon code with a gift certificate. Perhaps their website is programed stupidly?
So I just ended up checking out, only using my gift certificate (Was for $240!) so I only had to contribute $40 of my own money to the purchase, which I figured was pretty nice considering how much I loved the items I was getting. I’m still miffed I didn’t get to use the coupon code. I would have been able to get more… I guess I just have to save up my cash and go shopping again some other time!!
Check out the selection at www.maxandchloe.com