I was hoping to come to you all today, live (well sort-of, I guess more like a recap) from Washington, DC; however, at the last minute our plans for the day changed. Over the years I have learned that my husband’s side of the family likes to theme things – dinners, vacations, day trips, etc. I actually adore this and believe it is partially the reason I think we bonded with each other so quickly in the beginning. Now I take my theme dreams to the extreme. I mean I secretly wish I had the money and space to own a pantry filled floor to ceiling with placemats, dishware and serving plates, all organized and ready for any given themed night. Please tell me you know what I am talking about! It’s the dishes you walk past in department stores that are painted with beautiful patterns and colors and you think internally or maybe out loud, because let’s face it… that would be funny! “If I could only throw a fiesta or Cinco de Mayo party?” Or, maybe it’s the serving ware that is adorned in clean looks of whites and blues, that make you stop, pause and think… “If only I owned a beach house?”
Cue the Sound of Music – I mean, seriously… “these are a few of my favorite things!” And Scene…
So, yes I am a sucker for themed things. You name it and I am ready! Our theme today for our travel was suppose to be a “Food Tour” of Washington, DC’s hotspots. We researched, received advice and even had it mapped out. However, things happen and we hit a few snafus this morning, including some rainy weather, which would make our commuting by foot through DC… a bit unenjoyable.
Therefore, I ask, what is a girl to do to ease her disappointment? Well if you are like me… a little retail therapy seems to fix everything!
I have never been one to really splurge, in fact, maybe I should just go ahead and announce it… I am a bargain shopper. I get a thrill out of a great deal. A coupon could be the single deciding factor between me walking in one store over another, although there are some super apps out there that are changing my shopping habits, but that will come in the form of a future post. Back to the subject at hand… I love a great deal. To me, I get greater pleasure from walking out of a store knowing my bags are filled with multiple items for one price than one great item for that same price. But, hey, that’s me! I mean I could easily count on one hand the most expensive single clothing items I have splurged on over the years, and I am sure my sister-in-law, Abbey is probably laughing hysterical at this moment as each time I have either called or texted her for moral support. Big picture is I like fashion and quality but I love the thrill of a great deal more, and will wait patiently for a great piece or go on sale or go on the hunt for some amazing knockoffs. Plus, where I am from… you only have so many options.
Here are my Saturday Scores, as I like to call them. Proof that with a little patience and enthusiasm you can score some serious deals on some great items that will make your wallet happy and closet just a little fuller. Enjoy!
With just $50 I was able to score (there is that word, again) these 4 schnazzy items. Each item was from the store’s Clearance selection.
RED HEELS – Nine West
I purchased these heels at our local TJ Maxx for just $20. Completely authentic Nine West Heels. I found a pair online for $78.95; however, I think I will stick with parting with a Mr. Jackson for mine.
This one I also snagged at TJ Maxx. It was just $10 but retailed for $35! I have a new obsession with gold, so I cannot wait to pair this beauty with some of my favorite outfits.
BLACK PENCIL SKIRT – Max Studio
Retailed for $78, but I found on the Clearance rack at TJ Maxx for just $10! Check out the Max Studio website, it made me feel even more excited about today’s purchase.
WHITE AND BLACK SKIRT
Regularly $30, I stopped by Kohl’s on my way home and successfully found this great skirt for work just just $6. You cannot make this up! Well I guess you could, but I did not. It was just $6 for this item.
All in all, I would say it was a great and successful day. I was able to walk away with $221.95 worth of merchandise for just $46! I got some great fashions and my wallet still had cash, which I traded for dinner out with the hubby. You bet I was wearing one my new pieces!
Please share with me some of your fashion finds, looks for less or great deals!