This past weekend, Tommy and I got to spend a couple days in the Florida Keys with some of my family! Tommy had a conference last week in Hollywood, FL, so I took the opportunity to meet him there on Thursday, and we drove down to Marathon to stay with my aunt, uncle, and cousins. We had a BLAST!
It’s been hot here in Texas the last few days….I mean HOT, as in I need a towel on my seat so I don’t burn my legs when I get into the car. Skirts are the best for this kind of weather to let my legs breathe, and this white skirt I got from Zara while we were in Paris is a favorite right now.
I did a decent amount of shopping in April to find things for our wedding and honeymoon trip, and I was proud of myself for not shopping online at all while we were gone (this is a hard one for me)! I am combining the last two months again since I didn’t get time to post with all of the planning that was going on.
This time around, I had a couple purchases from regular, non-outlet retailers which is unusual for me (but that doesn’t mean I paid full price). I was on the hunt for a good sandal for walking around in Greece that were comfortable, and I kept hearing about these Rebecca Minkoff gladiators. Nordstrom now has price match, so they were actually marked down to $91 from $125. I had been saving up some of my Norstrom Notes (as I have the N debit card), so I only ended up paying $34, which I deemed acceptable. The sandals are fantastic and I am definitely glad I bought them (although they are a pain in the butt to buckle every time…so plan to not take your shoes off the entire day). The next thing I bought was an Equipment silk tank top in my favorite snakeskin print. I passed on this top at Neiman Marcus Last Call a few months ago because I didn’t want to spend $60. Well, I got an email from Equipment to complete a survey and get a $50 credit to use on their site, so I took the 30+ minute survey (obviously). This top was on sale for $60 on their website, and free shipping, so I paid a total of $14 with tax for this shirt!
The people that know me, know that I hardly ever spend retail on ANYTHING. I admit, I’m addicted to brand-name clothing, but I still wear a variety of brands, from Forever 21 to Alexander McQueen. If something is a little more trendy, I tend to not spend as much. However, why would I pay $30 on a pair of jeans from F21, when I can spend that (or even less) on some J Brand jeans that are better quality, and last longer? Why spend $20 on a rayon shirt, when I can spend $20 on a silk shirt instead? Que the bargain-hunting addiction; it takes a lot of time and patience, but in the end, there’s nothing like that feeling of scoring a great deal!
I’ve decided to do a monthly series to show what I purchase every month and how much I pay for it (I am a little behind, so I’m combining February and March this time). Since I live in a small town (about 45 minutes to Fort Worth, and 1.5 hours to Dallas) with not a lot of shopping, I mostly shop online through Ebay, Poshmark, and outlet websites such at Hautelook and Gilt. Every once in a while we make the trip to Nordstrom Rack or consignment stores, or I’ll stop by my local Goodwill. I also sell my old clothes on Poshmark (you can find the link to my closest on the right of the screen), which helps fund new purchases as bargain-hunting tends to make my closet fill up fast, and I have too many impulse buys that I don’t wear! I will also try to find the original item, if it’s still available, and link to it in case people are interested (I use ShopStyle Collective). So…here’s what I found the last couple months!