Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Shopping report

I had 2 hours of kid free time this morning to do some shopping and I think I did pretty good!  Didn't get everything I wanted, but at least it's a start.  I got some great deals at Old Navy, as they had all bottoms (pants, skirts, shorts) 40% off today, and I had a coupon for 20% your entire purchase when you spend $75.  So let me brag a little about my deals. :)
Old Navy skinny jeans - $9.36 (regularly $19.50)

I've been hesitant to hop on the "skinny jean" train because I'm not sure it's a great look for me (being pear-shaped).  However, lately I've been thinking that there are a few tops I have that would look better with slimmer pants (as opposed to my usual boot cut style), so I took the plunge today.  I figured for $9 I can't go far wrong!  I'm not totally sure about these jeans though.  I had a hard time deciding between 2 sizes, as they both fit fairly similarly.  With jeans it's hard to know if they'll stretch out a bit, or shrink up when you wash them.  So I haven't cut the tags of these yet, as I may take them back for the other size yet.

Old Navy striped tee - $11.60 (regularly $17.94)

Old Navy boot cut jeans - $14.17 (regularly $44.50 - majorly on sale!)

Ricki's tee - $7.50 (regularly $19.50)

Ricki's had all their clearance stuff on sale for an additional 50% off, but this t-shirt was the only thing that I really liked.  I have a bit of a hard time with some of the styles available today.  Is it just me, or do some of the shirts look like maternity tops?  After wearing maternity clothes for 9 months, that's not really the look I'm after.

Birkenstock sandals - not on sale, and I'm not telling how much I paid for these.

The Birks weren't on sale, but I desperately needed new ones and my mom said that a new pair would be their birthday present to me.  These were actually the most expensive pair there (oops - how does that always happen?).  ;)  However, with my crummy feet, I have learned that it is worth it to invest in good, quality footwear.  And they're pretty cute, for Birks.

I also picked up a few things for Carey and Emmett at Old Navy (unfortunately nothing for Annika on this trip, but she has TONS of clothes already.  Besides, today was supposed to be about ME).  I got a pair of cargos for Carey for only $12!!  And a few pairs of pants and a new shirt for Emmett.  So, it was a pretty successful trip.

Next up, the hunt for a new bra and a new bathing suit.  GROAN....

3 comments:

K said...

Your feet too eh? Must be on the Schroeder side...apparently I have flat feet that pronate when I run, and blister at the drop of a hat. And yet I persist in wearing fashion footwear (read: blister-inducing cheaply made sandals that do nothing for my awkward flat feet). Go team :P
Those look like solid sandals though; Birks are very good quality, aren't they? I should invest. Also, I agree; many shirts these days are cut empire or trapeze or "floaty" which means they poof through the torso. Not ideal.

Andrea said...

LOVE IT ALL!! Especially the red striped top! Sounds like you did a great job.

I'd love to come with you on your next shopping trip! You know me and my love of shopping... :)

Melissa said...

Love the red T as well, I just can't do skinny jeans:~