Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Retail Bargain Shopping: it's possible!

Ann Taylor LOFT is my retail weakness. All my thrifting instincts seem to go out the window when I walk into that store. I want everything. I fell in love with this cream eyelet blazer the first time I laid eyes on it in the store window, only problem is, the pricetag read $138.00. Yikes. So I waited, and waited, and impatiently waited,almost giving up on the possibility of it being mine when it was only marked down to $129.99. 

Yesterday, I was told by a friend who knew about my obsession with it (yes that's how much I talked about it) that it was marked down to $79.99 and they were running a 40% off sale! So naturally I rushed to the mall after work and found the perfect fit. At the checkout I got suckered into opening their rewards card which earned me an additional 15% off, then an extra 10% for it being the first Tuesday of the month! (a rewards card perk). 

So my grand total was..... $36.71!!! In a way that is a splurge for me when I think about how much that would get me at a thrift shop, but over $100 of savings from the original price made it bearable. If there's anything I'll make an exception for when it comes to bargain shopping, it's wardrobe staples. I may wear this blazer every day this spring .

So there it is ladies! It is possible to bargain shop in classy, high quality retail stores! The secret...PATIENCE! It's the hardest thing, but as seasons change and new merchandise comes in, the new becomes old and prices are cut! Also, layering promotions and sales as much as possible whittles the price down. Happy shopping! 

Mrs. Patient for a bargain

Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday Favorites

I can't stop listening to this song. I have always been a Coldplay fan, but since preordering their new album Ghost Stories, every time I get an email that a new song is available it's like Christmas morning! the whole album will be here May 18th! In the meantime, enjoy this piece of heaven.


In the fashion world, my latest and bravest purchase was high top Converses. my Dad has been wearing them for decades (and still does at the age of 54) and I'm just now realizing how cool he is and how much I love the look!
Chuck Taylor Classic Colors charcoal

Self Magazine- I started getting this in the mail (I don't remember subscribing) and am loving the mix of health & fitness, celebrity features, and fashion. This months cover was the gorgeous Kate Hudson and featured adorable [and modest!] wetsuit inspired bathing suits! 

Chia Kombucha by Synergy. I've been a fan of Kombucha for awhile but Chia seeds add extra goodness! Track them down at your local health food store or grocery store. 

VRSLY app! I've been loving this $0.99 purchase for Instagram lately. It is basically turns any picture into an inspirational masterpiece! I highly reccommend it. 

Happy Friday friends and enjoy the weekend! 

Mrs. Favorites