Saturday, January 1, 2011

Fashion Finds

This is absolutely my favorite time of year to shop. From now until the end of January (even until the beginning of February for some stores) you can get some of the best deals on....well, on almost everything! I have written about my love for after Christmas sales before, but I thought it might be fun to share some of my actual deals.

I am unsure as to why anyone would pay full price for fleece at Old Navy. I purchased both the brown half-zip and the blue vest for $5 each. (I bought them on different days.) They both fall under my "if it costs less than lunch at McDonald's, it is worth it" rule. I figure I will eat lunch and it will be gone, so if I don't mind spending $5 on that, I shouldn't hesitate to buy clothes that I will get a so much more use out of! The flowered shirt underneath the vest is from the Lucky store at the outlet mall. It was originally $59 (I don't know anyone who would pay that) but I snagged it for $6.50! I was happy to find they matched each other- although it is hard to see how cute the shirt is in this photo.

I bought these two sweaters today. Dillard's was taking an extra 50% off their clearance. That made each of these sweaters $5! I thought that was a great deal, considering that they were each originally priced over $25. I am especially fond of the eggplant boyfriend cardigan. Purple is my favorite color and I am really liking that style. The cream one- another poor photo, I'm sorry!- is one of the swing style ones, and it will be cute with a long sleeved shirt underneath.

Charlotte Russe has become one of my favorite stores. I like that it is not quite so casual, and once things go on sale they have some of the best deals! I bought all the tops in the photo above (minus the oatmeal long sleeve tee- I layered that under the peach top) for $20. Each one was on sale for $5 and they sent me a coupon for $5 off (seriously consider joining the email lists of the stores you like, almost all of them send coupons, even if it is not frequently, so it is worth deleting all the junk emails that don't have them to get the good ones)-so I got two tanks, the purple 3/4 sleeve top, the paisley drawstring top and the peach embellished tee for $4 each! Their sizes are a little funny sometimes- the paisley shirt is an extra small- but if you are willing to try things on, you might find something you like for a price you will love!

Obviously, $5 has been my price point lately. I think getting 9 tops for $40 is a pretty good deal. I am also happy because I will be able to use the peach tee, purple top, cream sweater and tank tops almost year-round. That is a big selling point for me. I like to be able to layer (or un-layer) things to make extend their usability. Now, I am on the hunt for some new jeans, I am hoping I will be able to find some soon!

So what do you think? I have been toying with the idea of having some regular "features" to post about when spiritual inspiration isn't striking. Would you be interested in reading about my good deal finds, or more about fashion? Since I have such an abundance of readers I want to make sure I am appealing to everyone.:) If those things aren't your cup of tea, is there something else you would rather that I post about regularly? I would love to hear your thoughts!


  1. Hmmm....this is oddly reminiscent of my post earlier this week. December/January is indeed, the best time of year to shop. Looks like you got some great deals!

  2. All those shirts are cute! I am especially envious of the Lucky one! I want a Lucky outlet! I read all your posts, so post whatever you want! Although I especially like pictures of your cute kids! :)

  3. This blog post is making me want to go out and shop. It's been awhile since I've had time to just take my time, enjoy the day, and go out and find good deals like that. Sigh.... instead, I keep ordering things online - not quite as fun/thrilling. ;)

    ~ Jen

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  5. I like your posts--spiritual or fashionable!

    Write about what YOU want :0).



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