My New Favorite Outfit: What Shopping Has Taught Me: It always goes on sale.

Friday, September 27, 2013

What Shopping Has Taught Me: It always goes on sale.


Wednesday I share with you that size doesn't matter, fit does.  Then, on Thursday I shared that you shouldn't trust hanger appeal.  Today for my final day of this mini-series I'm sharing what I think is the most important tip of all: it will always go on sale! Back in my less frugal days I'd go shopping on Friday at 7:00 for an outfit for that night.  We did this a lot and I specifically remember spending $80 on a bedazzled belt at Express.  That is insane, people. Luckily, I've gotten wiser as I've gotten older.  

Although I'm declaring Express' Portfolio Shirt the perfect blouse, it's $50. Boo. Enter the "Flash Sale." Everything in Express was 40% off. That, my friend, is always when you buy.  As much as I love this shirt, I love it more for $30. Now there's bird print and a polka dot dress option.  I die.

*i just checked this morning and the Portfolio Shirt is on sale for buy one get one half off.

I know it can be annoying to have your inbox filled with promotions from different stores, but I use those emails to know when to shop.  I delete frequently, but when the deal is sweet enough I am sure to take advantage.

After buying this shirt  I immediately knew the first way I wanted to wear it was like this. When Tara wore the combo this summer I was in love, so I was excited to get to recreate it for work.  I already have few more looks lined up for this blouse and I'm definitely not ruling out getting this blouse in a third color either (when it goes on sale again, that is.) : )

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Blouse: Express $30 same / Express Coupons
Scarf: (free via clothing swap) love this option
Jeans: CAbi $5 (thrifted) similar
Bracelets: Chimera, Moxie , Renegade / Stella and Dot Coupons
Shoes: Kohl's $26 same c/o Chippmunk /Kohl's Coupons

24 comments:

  1. I love that top! And what a great deal! I need to take advantage of flash sales more often! But I do track things that I absolutely can't live without on Hukkster! Although I could be better at it! And I'm obsessed with your scarf, by the way!

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  2. I love your scarf and how you styled it. I never buy anything unless it's on sale. Yesterday, unfortunately, everything was on sale when I went shopping!

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  3. I love the color of your top! I try to buy everything on sale too unless I'm scared it's going to sell out. Have a great weekend!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Sept. Group Giveaway!

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  4. Cobalt blue is so pretty and it looks great with your scarf!

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  5. It is SO SO SO true! It always goes on sale. I RARELY ever buy something full price. It is seriously hard for me to hand over my card if its full price. I usually only buy shoes full price, but rarely do that either!

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  6. I agree but sometimes the size does sell out. I try and buy things on sale as much as possible. I also sign my email up and that helps a lot. Great tip Ginny.

    Have a great weekend.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  7. I agree Ginny! I try to wait for the Loft and Old Navy sales. It seems they pop up nearly every week. I love to shop using store coupons too! I still shop too much but I feel better if I hit a good sale! Susan

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  8. That top is adorable! I love the color and the shape of it.
    I never pay full price. Ever. I love a good deal! (It means I can get more!) ;)

    Amy
    Mariposa Medley Jewelry
    www.mariposamedley.com

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  9. I love the print of the scarf with the color of the blouse-- SO pretty! Also... that is a great tip. I hardly ever buy things at full price (I have done so this month more than ever before, because I'm trying to build up my fall wardrobe and I'm always afraid they'll run out of my size). Yay for sales!

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  10. It's so true! I never buy anything that's not on sale. The other side of this advice, though, would be to not buy something just because it's on sale. I've definitely fallen victim to this!

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  11. Beautiful top! I've been interested in the portofino blouses but the price has held me back. But I'm just like you, I get a ton of email coupons (most of which get deleted) but they are so useful when there is something you really want.

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  12. Beautiful top! I've been interested in the portofino blouses but the price has held me back. But I'm just like you, I get a ton of email coupons (most of which get deleted) but they are so useful when there is something you really want.

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  13. Huge fan of flash sales, friends and family sales and coupons through email
    As you say...it almost always goes on sale and if they don't have it in my size, I figure it wasn't meant to be
    Brett

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  14. You're on a roll, Ginny! Another great post! I adore that shirt on you-- the white really makes it pop :)

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  15. What a beautiful blue hue on you - you look great in that shirt!

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  16. This is such a pretty outfit! I need some pants like that in my closet...

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  17. Ginny, you look so lovely in cobalt blue! I love the fit and color of this shirt :) And you're right - eventually, everything will go on sale! If I'm shopping online, I always search for a promo code on top of whatever storewide sale is going on...and in the stores, I pretty much stick to sale and clearance racks because I hate paying full price!

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  18. Love this, Ginny! I'm now thinking I need a royal blue blouse! This is a great way to wear white pants in the fall :)

    <3 Danielle
    Goodwillista.blogspot.com

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  19. The top, and outfit in general is just perfect! You are definitely right, it always goes on sale. I am definitely going to have to check out Express today.
    -Becca
    hertrashmytreasure.blogspot.com

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  20. So True!! I always wait for the "Sale". Funny how we change as I used to be the exact same - shopping on a Saturday afternoon for an outfit to wear that night. Times have definitely changed. This blouse is beautiful on you and I love it with the white pants.

    Pia
    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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  21. This is one of my favorite shopping tips! And if it isn't on sale, I refuse to buy unless it is a need (an actual need like I don't own a pair of black pants and have to have one for this event). Love your outfit, too!

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  22. I've started paying attention to the hundreds of emails I get as well! Especially for Gap, Old Navy and Express since they have sales so frequently.
    And I love your Express top! They have amazing professional staples.

    ~Jacy

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  23. this is too true! I usually kick myself when I see an item go on sale right after I bought it, so now I wait a bit

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  24. great post! following you now. I hope to see you in my blog sometimes. thanks!
    Kisses from VV!!
    www.voguelyvan.com

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