Big surprise, I’m not a fan of shopping. In and out of dressing rooms changing your clothes a million times, people everywhere, prices are outrageous, and for me the worst part is nothing ever fits right. If the top fits the bottom won’t or vice versa. It’s frustrating and discouraging so I prefer to avoid it all together. Except when it comes to hoodies or jackets because let’s face it, you might as well be buying a blanket with sleeves. As long as it can fit over your head or around your back you’re good to go.
But every once in a while (as in a couple of times a year) I get this weird urge to go out and try it once more. Sort of like gambling. Every so often you get lucky and that keeps you going. Well, every few years I have a good (ish) shopping experience and it keeps me coming back for more. This past week the pricing was right and I had to share since it happens so seldom.
Jacket (aka gray blanket. I really am a sucker for these things) Reg price $30 – isn’t that insane for this little thing?!! Sale price $6:
Bras (sorry no pics): Reg price for bra #1 $34. Sale price $23. Reg price for #2 and #3 $23. Sale price $13
Black skirt: Reg price $40. Sale price $25
Ok, so the shoes weren’t on sale and they appear to be plain black heels. But they’re more than JUST shoes. They can be used as a weapon. They can be used to dig a tunnel should I ever find myself a prisoner in Shawshank. And they can be used as a can opener. They’re like the Swiss Army Knife for the foot.
Now for the math. Everything at regular price = $240. Everything at sale price = $140. A savings of $100. But wait, there’s more! I still had gift certificates from Christmas I hadn’t used yet. Subtracting the jacket, bras, and skirt, my grand total of money spent….$60. Grand total savings: $180. And I still have a $50 certificate to a store I didn’t even go into. And this folks, is why I keep going back.