What to Expect at a Brandy Melville Sale

I’m back! Today I have an informative blog post about Brandy Melville sales. I went to a Brandy sale today and it was quite the experience. If they are having a sale soon in your area, you may want to consider reading this before making plans. I will post a separate haul tomorrow if you are interested! Let’s get started.

First. How do you find out about a Brandy Melville sale?

Check their Twitter and Facebook! Brandy will start tweeting about a sale usually a week before. Details follow on Facebook a few days later.

Second. Where is a Brandy sale?

This is a popular question. A lot of people automatically think that Brandy sales are actually inside a Brandy store… but that’s not true. They are usually held at colleges. If you’re planning to go, create some directions to the location before hand so you don’t get confused or lost.

Third. How early should I arrive?

Early. Arrive as early as you can. If the sale starts at 10, get there at around 3 or 4 am. You will probably be at the front of the line! Alright, now here’s a little story about what happened at the sale today. Brandy Melville specifically said on Twitter AND Facebook that if you line up before 6 am, you will be escorted off the college. So instead of coming at 4 am, my friend and I came at 5:45 and was surprised by a huge line (over 200 people). We were the fifth group to go inside and we waited for about eight hours. They tell not to line up before 6 and when we come at 6 there’s already a million people in line?! NOT OKAY! If you’re going to a Brandy sale and they tweet something similar like that – don’t worry about it. Come as early as you want to because you won’t be “escorted” off the property. If you’re not an early bird, that’s kind of a problem. If you come too late (like 7 or 8), you’ll be near the back of the line and you may not even get to buy anything because everything might be sold out.

Four. What should I bring?

I brought several different things to the sale. I brought a little synch bag and in the big pocket I packed a blanket and a towel to sit on. If you go early in the morning, it will be cold so it’s a good idea to bring a blanket. It is also a good idea to bring a towel to sit on because you definitely won’t be standing the whole time and it’s better than sitting on cement or grass. In the front pocket I packed my wallet, headphones, snacks, iPad, phone, and gum. I should have brought a water bottle too now that I think about it! Headphones are also a must because you’ll be waiting in line for hours and it’ll kill time. Make sure to keep your things safe so nothing gets stolen!

Five. Any extra tips?

There’s a lot of extra tips! If you’re thinking about cutting  in line, think again! Employees hand out colored wristbands an hour before the sale begins to ensure that no one cuts the line. So if you’re saving a spot for a friend in line, make sure they get that wristband! Next, when shopping, the merchandise is all inside big boxes. Get ready to dig! You never know what kind of treasures you’ll find at the bottom of those boxes. But, look carefully before you buy anything. Most of the clothes were misprinted, have huge holes, are fading, or the zipper was broken. I found this amazing top but as I looked more carefully, there was a huge hole in the side. Do they really think we are going to buy clothes with HUGE holes in them? No. We are not. Another way to find good merchandise is looking in people’s “no” piles. Employees give you trash bags and you stuff everything you find in the bags, and later you find a spot and sort the clothes. If you don’t want it, make a no pile. You can find all sorts of things inside no piles, so look carefully! By the end of the sale, clothes are all over the floor and there are empty boxes everywhere. Talking about damaged merchandise again, almost everything was had a hole or was stained. You can find this perfectly good crop top but then it has a big blue stain in the back. It’s really unfair and stupid that Brandy brings a ton of damaged merchandise to the sale.

Six.

Now let’s talk about pricing. Bracelets, graphic tops and shirts were $5. Dresses and skirts were $10, and flannels, sweaters, and pants were $15. Almost everything at the sale was graphic tops. There was no sweaters and very few skirts. There was a good amount of flannels but the sizing was hugeThey carried a lot of purple floral dresses and some black dresses. I was really disappointed when I didn’t see any sweaters! 😦 Also, in one big box there was just bralettes which looked like they could fit an 8-year-old. Whaaaa??? I noticed that people who were first in line got really good stuff – so arrive as early as possible!

Seven.

Pictures? Of course I had to take pictures! Take a look at the craziness below.

 

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Waiting in line at 5:30 am. A ton of people were already at the college!

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A few hours later, we were closer the the front of the line! The line kept getting bigger and bigger. There was so many people!

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People sorting through clothes and boxes.

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Clothes were on the floor everywhere. It was crazy.

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This was taken around the end of the sale where a lot of the good merchandise was already bought. You can see some empty boxes too.

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This last photo was taken at the end of the sale when I left. As you can see, it’s cray.

If you want to see more photos of the sale, head over to Instagram and look under the hashtag brandysale. 🙂

To conclude, the sale wasn’t worth it, but then again it was.  I bought four things, at full price would’ve cost over $90, but I paid only $25. I’ll be uploading a haul tomorrow so stay tuned!
If you have any questions about the Brandy Melville sale, feel free to ask in the comments below! And if you’ve ever been to one of these sales, tell me your experience!:) Brandy sales may be different for everyone, but this is what I experienced at the sale I went to.

Thanks for reading!

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Shoes

Yesterday I ordered some new Converse from Zappos and I am really pleased! I ordered them yesterday online and they came today! I used some of my VIP points to get fast shipping, but I didn’t know it would be this fast! I am pleasantly surprised and I love my new shoes.

I picked out the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox in the color pink. These were only $32! These shoes are actually made for kids so that is why there have a lower price. I have TINY feet, so my size is a two and a half “little kid”! *gasp*

I’m really glad they had my size and they fit me perfectly. In my opinion, I feel that Converse shoes last a lot longer than Vans shoes so these were a great buy to start off the new school year!
Here are some pictures below!

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Traveling OOTD

Today I am finally traveling back to California, so I thought why not upload an outfit of the day while I’m waiting for the plane! Unfortunately, the plane is yet again delayed, so I’m here for awhile at the airport… Let’s get started!

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My top is from Forever 21 and I’m wearing a black & pink sports bra under it. It is a summery coral color with a leopard print on it. I feel like Victoria’s Secret PINK would sell something like this! My sweat pants are from Justice. These are black and more jegging-type pants. My shoes are sandals with flower decals from Payless. For my hair I chose to style it in two messy buns – kind of like pig tails, but with buns instead! My carry-on bag is actually a beach bag from Forever 21. It is so cute and it holds everything I need for the plane! Plus, it was only $12! What a deal!
Thanks for reading my travel OOTD. I will start posting beauty entries tomorrow so stay tuned! Have a nice day!

Chicago OOTD

Hey guys! If you read my most recent travel update, you would know that today I took a trip to Chicago! Here is an OOTD of what I wore. Keep in mind that I thought it was going to be really warm, so I dressed in summer clothes and instead of hot weather it was raining.

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For my hair, I straightened it (but the rain caused it to frizz) and I pinned back the side with some bobby pins. My black and white tribal shirt is from Forever 21 and I’m wearing a plain black bandeau underneath from Nordstrom. I got my pink shoulder bag from a shop in Spain, but I’m sure you can find something similar to it. My pants are from Kohls and are plain jean shorts. My shoes are mint high top Converse!
That was my Chicago OOTD! I hope you enjoyed!

Beach Day OOTD

Hey guys! Today is a very warm day in Southern California, so why not go to the beach?! It was so nice outside and it was very relaxing to dip your toes in the water! 😉

I have a quick beach OOTD and some photos so let’s take a look! ImageMy dress is from O’Neill. It is a dark gray with a mixture of white, pink, and purple flowers! It is really comfy and I got this at 40% off, so it was a great deal! I’m wearing a plain black bandeau from Nordstrom underneath. As for my shoes (not shown), I wore some Roxy flipflops that had some decorative beading. My hair is in a bun because I like to have my hair out of my face!ImageHere are some extra photos from the beach and above are my French manicure nails that I did myself! It was so easy! I just used tape, then cleaned up around the white edges with a nail art brush and some polish remover! If you want me to do a tutorial, let me know! ImageSummer is great! I love how you can do just about anything and not have to worry about school! Next week I will be going on vacation, so hopefully I can blog about the travel experience and I’ll be sure to take lots of photos to share! 🙂

Thank you for reading! Tomorrow I will be posting a very fun review that I’m super excited about! If you have any requests for reviews, please leave a comment below!

Father’s Day OOTD

Hey guys! Today is Father’s Day and I wanted to share my simple outfit for this special day. This is a casual and comfortable look and I hope you enjoy!

ImageI twisted two front parts of my hair and secured them with a bow and then sprayed my hair with the famous “Not Your Mother’s” Sea Salt Spray. I’m wearing a purple crop top from Kohls and on my wrist I have a small ivory bracelet. I’m wearing a Luma skirt from Brandy Melville and this is really comfortable and cute! I paired my outfit with some American Eagle peep toe wedges that I bought at Payless. Also, if you noticed… I changed my nails because after just one day almost all of the gems had fallen off. 😦 Oh well. I guess I won’t be doing that again. But, I tried another cutepolish inspired nail look. Take a look!Image

These are nautical nails with a white anchor on the ring finger and a white base with red stripes on the other nails. You should try this out!

I hope you like this OOTD! Have a great Father’s Day!

OOTD

ImageHey guys! Today a have a Brandy Melville inspired OOTD. Sorry for the bad photo, I was in a rush and I didn’t have time to take out my real camera! 🙂

My top is from Brandy Melville, and it is a crop top with Los Angeles printed on it and a photo of the city. I paired it with a necklace with white pearls and detailed beading in the middle. My hair is in a bun, and you can’t tell, but I’m wearing some small diamond earrings.

My skirt is also from Brandy Melville. It is a Luma skirt, and it is a light blue and I love wearing this with just about anything.

My shoes are sandals from Payless. Because the lighting was dark, you couldn’t see the black mesh-type decoration in the middle of the shoe. I would definitely recommend these shoes because they are affordable and super cute. Check out them out on the Payless website because my description of the shoe is pretty horrible..lol.

I’m also wearing some ivory bracelets from Aquamarini (I did an arm candy post about them. Check it out!) and I think they give a nice touch to my outfit.

Thanks for reading!