A former working mom trying to figure out what being a SAHM is all about.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I Hate Shopping but... I LOVE Deals!

Okay, I don't actually hate shopping. I just hate it when I don't have the money to buy what I want. Since we're on a tight budget at the moment, I currently hate shopping.

However, I LOVE the end of season sales and today I found some awesome buys at GAP and Macy's.  I must first say that my hubby and I went shopping last weekend and got some pretty great deals too on clothes for my daughter and I found a cute dress.

I headed to the mall today because I received an email from GAP about an extra 40% off their sale items. I purchased $189.50 worth of clothing for $30.50!

Here is what I got:

Gray Cord jacket - originally 59.50 - sale 11.99
Vintage Flare jeans in dark wash - originally $69.50 - sale 12.59
black top with tie and keyhole opening in back - originally 29.50 - sale 2.98
gray tank with beads - originally 29.50 - sale 2.98

I was so excited about the jeans!  I am tall so finding jeans that actually fit is tough. GAP jeans have always fit me well but at $70.00 a pop they are not usually in this SAHM's budget.  Also, I do not buy clothes just because they are cheap! I tried them on, made sure they fit and flattered me. So what if a top is $2.00 and you never wear it! That's two bucks you wasted! The fit of the black shirt was so cute and looked great with the jeans! Yay!

Next I headed over to Macy's. This is where my husband and I found some great deals last weekend so I went to see what was left.  They had an extra 50% some of their sale racks.  This is what I purchased:

3 piece Clavin Klein outfit with vest, shirt and pants sz 2T - originally 66.00 - sale 7.48
two Quicksilver t-shirts - originally 16.00 each - sale 2.48 each
sweater vest - originally 17.99 - sale 2.48
cardigan - originally 19.99 - sale 2.48

All together I purchased around $135.00 worth of clothes at Macy's for 17.40!

All of the items from Macy's were for my son and daughter. I bought the next size up for my daughter so she could wear them next fall. I purchased the short sleeved shirts for my son for the spring and summer.

So, there you have it! A very successful day shopping for me :)


Des said...

YAY! I love deals, too! So much fun!!

Chara Lynn said...

AWESOME deals! I am your newest follower! You obviously love deals as much as I do. So make sure you stop in my blog and keep up with all the money saving coupons, freebies, giveaways, etc. I have a giveaway coming up I think you would like from TOOBEEZ, make sure not to miss out! Hope to 'see' you around soon!
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TexaGermaNadian said...

I can't WAIT to get back to the states to do some serious shopping. Leave some good deals for me, haha.
Also, thanks for linking up to the Hump Day Blog Hop :)

Posh said...

Stopping by to follow and to say hello.
Have a great weekend!

sim only plans said...

AWESOME deals! I am your newest follower! You obviously love deals as much as I do.

Anonymous said...

I'm your newest follower from the Social Parade Blog Hop. I'm also following on Facebook and Twitter. If you get a minute please drop in and follow back and feel free to enter any of the giveaways.

Have a FANTASTIC Saturday!

ohkeeka said...

I love shopping AND I love deals. ;) But seriously, I totally agree--shopping is painful when your bank account is running low. You really good some good deals, though!

I'm a new follower from Say Hi Sunday. My blog is at www.thetypeahousewife.com, in case you want to stop by. :)

Balancing stilettos and scrubs said...

Holy savings! That is amazing! I love finding deals like this too. Awwww, shopping.. Wish we could all do it more often, that's for sure. I found you on the Monday Blog hop, happy to be here! Have a great week :)


stlavonlady said...

You did get some great deals and super cute too! I know how you feel. Sometimes I am not a big shopper, but you can't turn down great coupons and deals.

Your newest follower through Mingle Monday hop. I would love a follow back. Happy Monday!

The Loops said...

I'm your newest follower from the hop! I'd love for you to come by!