Does this ever happen to you? You actually have some spending money to get yourself something nice and you can’t find anything you like? Or anything that fits?
Every time I have some extra money I have the hardest time finding something to buy. But when I’m not looking and I’m just browsing (because I have no money) I find EVERYTHING. What the poo?!
Well, guess what? That actually didn’t happen to me this time! I scored HUGE!
On Saturday I set out to buy some clothes because I got some money for my birthday. I figured I would go to the local mall (which I never do anymore) to see what kinds of sales they had going on. I must have just had good timing because I caught some great deals. I got a pair of jeans for $10.99 that were originally around $40.
PacSun (which I stopped shopping in years ago) was closing their store in the mall and they were having 80%-90% off ALL of their merchandise. I figured, “What the heck?” and just strolled in. First of all, it’s REALLY hard for me to find clothes my size, especially pants. I’m a small frame girl and my pant size ranges anywhere from 00-1 depending on what store I’m in. It’s really frustrating to me that different stores will have completely different sizes, but that’s another complaint for another time. I ended up finding that cute pair of boot cut jeans and decided to try them on and they fit. Ta-da! Jeans for $10.99? Done.
(I just checked and PacSun is also having a huge sale online. Those pants are only $15.99 online, which is still great!)
After hitting up some other stores I ended up going home with a purse for $10.99 from Cato, this pair of jeans from Old Navy for $12.99,
this top from Old Navy for
this pair of jeans from American Eagle for $25,
two long sleeve shirts from Target for $7 each, and one of those long sweaters (the open front kind) in different shades of beige for $8 from Target (couldn’t find them online).
(I was honestly in dire need of new jeans, so getting those three pairs for the price of one at a department store makes me really happy. I was finally able to go through my closet and just do away with the jeans that didn’t fit right anymore.)
But there was one more deal that I just can’t get over. My mouth is STILL hanging open in awe.
After hitting up the mall I headed over to Marshall’s to look around. I spotted a pair of black (real) leather boots sitting on the clearance rack and
ran casually walked over. There were a bunch of clearance stickers on the bottom of the shoes (as in, it just kept getting marked down and down and down). The most recent sticker price was $51! For leather boots, that’s awesome! BUT I still hesitated because I didn’t NEED them. My mom just bought me a pair of (real) leather boots in dark brown for my birthday… So I put the black boots in my cart so I could think about them while I finished looking through the rest of the store. I finally decided that I would get them, because for $51 I just couldn’t pass them up, and I just thought if I woke up the next morning and decided I didn’t want them then I would just return them. When I got home I looked the boots up online by the maker, Donald J. Pliner. These are the boots that I got…
But it doesn’t stop there!! When I got to the register the boots actually rang up for…. $15!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FIFTEEN DOLLARS?!?!
And guess what?! I still have some birthday money left!! I had a little over $100 and I still have about $35. ALLLLL that?? Let me add this up really quick (adding….) I spent about $107 on three pairs of jeans, a purse, three tops, a sweater AND a pair of black leather boots. I’m ecstatic!
Did you find any great deals this weekend? What was your absolute best buy while shopping?
4 thoughts on “Shopping Jackpot”
I’m hiring you as my personal shopper!
Um, I WISH that could be my full time job!
So jealous of that find! Those boots are gorgeous. Even if you already have a pair of riding boots, $15 was well worth it. Heck, I’d even be able to justify $70 for those!
Ahhh tell me about it!! I love it when I find a good sale ($50) and it turns out to be an ever better sale! =] I wore them yesterday for the first time and they are nice and comfy on top of looking so stylish. I felt like putting my cool shades on – LOL! =]