Everyone knows that the statement necklace has been “in” for a while now, and it has gone through the evolutions: neon colors, chunky golds, pretty pastels…now, it’s all about the silver boho-style necklaces, and the bigger the better. I had started to see them on bloggers and decided I wanted one, but then I saw the prices.
Thanks to DFW restaurant week, Tommy and I went out to a nice dinner TWICE in one weekend (omg crazy, I know). The second night was a little more casual, so I decided on ripped jeans and pumps with a statement bag. The jeans are a Nordstrom Rack find from a few months ago (only $34), and I love how distressed they are. I usually wear a 27 in jeans, but these are a 24 and fit me, so I’m thinking that is why they ended up at NR for so cheap. I’ve seen it happen a few times before, so I tend to scan all the sizes and try everything on that I like, just in case. Both the top and shoes came from Poshmark; oh, and to answer the title: $150.
June was a good month for getting some crazy deals. As seen on my Utility Thrift post, one of my favorite finds of the month was a military green Fossil jacket for only $8. When bargain hunting, I find it rare that I ever find exactly what I’m looking for, so I keep my options open (shopping off-season is usually best, because there is more merchandise, and less people going through it). Finding this jacket was a major score! Goodwill also came through again the next time I went with a simple James Perse white shirt that hadn’t ever been worn for $4.
Confession: I’m addicted to boots. I’m always on the lookout for a good pair (but never want to spend a lot, of course). A couple weeks ago, I ended up finding 2 great pairs of boots on the same day on Poshmark. The first pair are over the knee Alexander Wang boots with a cutout at the heel, which I’ve been eyeing for a couple years, but didn’t want to spend too much. These are in great shape, and I ended up getting them for $80 which is more than I like to spend, BUT…when I’ve been searching for them for this long, it’s worth it to me. Well, an hour-ish later, I spotted a fabulous pair of YSL ankle booties and thought the $35-price tag was a type-o. It wasn’t a type-o…MAJOR SCORE! They retailed for $1,200!
Once every few weeks, I try to make it to our local Goodwill on my way home from work, and this jacket is one of the reasons that keeps me going back. I had been on the search for a quality utility jacket (also called a military jacket depending on the store) at a reasonable price, and Goodwill came through with this Fossil jacket for a mere $8!
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!