Sunday, February 21, 2010

More Bang For Your Buck

I love shopping. In particular, I love shopping for clothes & shoes.

Of course, I have not won the lottery yet, so this means I can not do it as often as I'd like to. But when I do have the cash, I like to stretch it as far as it can go. So on a recent trip to CT, I had $50 burning a hole in my pocketbook.

There were two things I was in the market for..... a nice pair of black skinny jeans and a casual dress.

I consider shopping an art form. And I have to say, I take shopping very seriously. Normally, $50 can get the average shopper either a black pair of skinny jeans or a dress, if you're lucky. But, me, I like to challenge myself. I was on a mission to find both items for $50.

Did I accomplish the mission? YES, and then some. Here is what I bought and how I accomplished it.

NY&Co Black Skinny Jeans $9.95

These jeans were originally priced at $46.95. I knew they were being clearanced, but I didn't know for how much. I thought the most they can be were 50% off, which still would have been a great deal. Imagine my surprise when I discovered they were priced at $9.95!

Express Dreamweight Flutter Sleeve Dress $31.15

I went into Express with the intentions of finding a nice sweater or blouse I can dress up and pair with my skinny jeans I would wear to a bridal shower luncheon. This beauty was inconspicuously hanging on a rack at the back of the store. The color caught my eye...I pulled it out and thought, Hmmmm, pretty....lets see what it looks like on. Into the fitting room I went, and was so excited to see this dress fit like a dream. Very figure flattering. I took a look at the price tag...$44.50. This would take me a little over my budget, but then I remembered I had a coupon for 30% off! This brought the total price on this darling at $31.15!

Along my way to the checkout counter I spied this:

Triple Bow Beaded Leather Bracelet......
Originally priced at $12.00, but with 30% off this made it $8.40.

My grand total for the day $49.50.....Mission Accomplished and then some!


  1. You rock! I think some personnel shoppers need to take note from you, pay you for the privilege, so you can go discover more top finds ;). Great finds, love the dress and colour.

  2. I NEED that dress!!! The colour! LOVE it! I just bought a cute little chiffon-ish top in a similar shade and wow, it makes blue eyes POP! Love your taste! x

  3. Such amazing steals love! Those jeans look perfect as does the dress! XOXO