Saturday, February 27, 2010

Stuff I Saved Money On, Saturday

So I notice in the blogosphere that there are theme days.  Days like Wordless Wednesday, Frugal Friday, Tortured Tuesday and Morbid Monday (Okay, the last two I made up).  So I am feeling a bit of self-imposed pressure to come up with a theme.  I find one very common theme among bloggers and womankind in general is saving money and finding bargains.  I am no exception.  And yesterday was a particularly good day.  So without further adieu, introducing..........Stuff I Saved Money on, Saturday.

Clearance Clarence

I have never met a clearance rack I did not like.  From across a crowded room they beckon to me.  I know where and how to find them, and how to dig through them.  I know how to take 30% from an already reduced 50% (okay maybe not without a calculator). And don't even get me started on thrift stores.  They are like one big clearance rack. Now I am mostly talking about clothes and accessories here.  The clearance tables at the grocery store and AutoZone are not quite as appealing to me.  I never buy anything at full price.  The only exception is Target and Wal-Mart because hey, it's Target and Wal-Mart.  

So after the morning I had yesterday I needed some serious mall therapy. I headed to my local stomping grounds that has a Macy's, Dillard’s, Payless Shoes,  Hot Dog on Stick  and Sees (A shopper has got to have sustenance).  Now, a fantastic thing takes place at the change of seasons.  Along with blossoms blooming are clearance racks bulging with the previous seasons clothes.  So if you are like me, and are not afraid to  make a fashion statement in LAST seasons clothes (gasp), then these racks are the place to be.  

Now yesterday was a particularly good day because at Macy's and Dillard’s there was an extra 50% off already reduced stuff.  I heart that a lot.  You have to do some math in the head but the answer is happiness.  

So you ready for some clearance envy.....

(Haha! You thought I was going to model it didn't you.  I am not that brave at 10am on a Saturday morning)

This was on the clearance rack at Macy's.  It was originally $80.  It had been marked down a couple of times and was now $20 and had another 50% off, or so I thought.  I made a little stink when it rung up at $20, pointed to the clearance sign, was taken to someone else in charge and voila' it was $10.  
Can't wait to wear it with leggings and my new flats (see below) or black tights and my black boots.  

This adorable black dress I bought for my (soon to be) 15-year -old daughter, also at Macy's.
It was originally $32 and marked down to $10.  So yes, I got it for $5!! I could not get it for that at the Goodwill.  It still makes my heart twitter just thinking about it.  

These I found at Payless, where they must have just got a memo on customer service because the ladies there were WAY to kind and attentive. 
 "Be sure to look for the red tags"
"Oh those look beautiful on you"
"Your hair is so pretty"

Seriously.  Leave me alone with my bare feet and your shoes.  So I found these cute flats that were originally $22 and on clearance for $8.  Now I have not bought flats in a long time and was forcing myself to get out of my comfy clogs comfort zone.  I wore them last night and they gave me blisters.
But as I try to teach my girls from a young is pain.  And so are flats apparently. 

I also bought a pair of straight leg "skinny" jeans at Dillard's for $7.  They were originally over $40.  I hope they live up to there name. 
"So what if I ate my weight in hot dogs and chocolate.  These jeans are supposed to make me look skinny!" (Jeans buying is a WHOLE other blog)

So I saved over $140 on my mall therapy day. 

 Because everyone knows you have to spend money to save money. 


Anonymous said...

REALLY cute stuff!!!!

miss_kay said...

Those silver flats & the black dress, nice!!!

Sarah Larsen said...

Atta girl! I'm glad I inspired some flat shopping. :) I bought some more too this weekend. :) Also, I like nice sales people, but I like shopping alone without distractions.

P.S. Sorry about the car!!

AB said...

You've gotta spend money to save money...I'm using that one for sure!

AiringMyLaundry said...

Cute stuff!

I also am a big fan of clearance racks. I've found so many deals at Target for 75% off.

Coryanne Ettiene | Kitchen Living with Coryanne said...

really love your shopping, but the sayings on the side have me in stitches, especially the one about not using the dog as a weapon!

w said...

wow! a $5 dress from macy's. girl. you are fierce!

Meredith said...

great deals, I'm jealous! I'm totally into the metallic flats. wish i had more closet space!!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

How come you didn't take me shopping?
P.S. I left you a little award over at my blog. said...

Great job!! I am also a huge bargain hunter I got an outfit for $32 last week - for a formal event!!!

I can't pay full price for anything :)

veterankindergartenteacher said...

Wow! You ARE good! Ever come to NC? lol

Krista said...

Oh my heck those are some darn darlin' finds! LOVE them! I am totally envious (and slightly depressed because I let myself gain some weight and feeling like nothing less than a pup tent would do). I've tried to keep up on theme days - I can't stay consistent enough and lucky to get any bloggin done at all some weeks! I'm trying to do "Oh my heck Wednesdays". We'll see how that goes.

Heather @ Raising Memories Blog said...

I have nothing intelligent to say, but I wanted to comment because I enjoyed this post & I am truly enjoying your writing. :)


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