Monday, February 15, 2010


My weakness is a sale. For me, buying something full price is akin to being stuck with a needle at the doctor's office, and I absolutely hate needles. I will be the first to admit that I am a sucker, and at times I buy too much because the deal was too good to pass up. But I am really putting forth a concentrated effort not to buy anything that I don't like just because it's on sale. Ebay has been my own worst enemy in that regard ever since children, but I've made a committment to put that bad little habit to rest. I will not buy it if I don't like it. Not even if it's just $2.95 plus shipping. Not even if it's something I think I might be able to talk myself into liking in a few days if I just concentrate on the deal. Nope. No longer.

But all of that was just a tangent. I stray from the topic at hand. What is my most eventful shopping experience lately? Well, just today I was pretty happy to see that the Gap was having a 40% off everything in the store sale. A new pair of jeans for $35.00 is always a happy event!

But much, much better than that was my buy several weeks back at Ann Taylor. An email coupon for 40% off the lowest sale price enabled me to get a $178.00 cashmere sweater for $17.98. That kind of deal gives me an all over glow of a frugalista at her finest (a term coined by a Target commercial. I love it).

I would be cheating this post if I also didn't go back a few months and tell you about my shopping experience at Remember Nguyen. Back at Thanksgiving they were having a blowout sale on all of there summer merchandise, so I stocked up for the girls' spring and summer wardrobe. I didn't pay more than $15.00 for any of these outfits. Most were less than $10.00. I can't even make clothes that inexpensively!

So now you have it. A compilation of exciting shopping lately!


Laurin said...

Cute, cute! I love that line! We have a sale here in L-ville where that line is part of overstock items and are sold for a/b 70-80% off the regular price. Except this year, they are not having it b/c they couldn't find a place to host it = (. Sad days. Wish I had taken advantage of this sale you did.

Rachel said...

glad I could inspire you to post after a long dry spell!

Shannon said...

Having a night where I can't sleep, and I am up blog-stalking =) I had found your blog sometime back, and got to reading it some more tonight. I noticed something about the Adrienne Rogers' legacy Bible and you said he was your grandfather. That just astounds me! My father-in-law has every sermon on tape/c.d. and every piece of literature that your grandfather has ever written. I am amazed by your story of your sweet girls, and I thank you for sharing. I have dealt with some "church" issues here lately (regarding the church I grew up in), and I have gone to my father-in-law for some guidance and more than once (probably a hundred times!) has he quoted something from your grandfather. Talk about a legacy!! I know that he is with Jesus now, but his messages are still impacting lives. And I am so thankful for that!

Lee said...

My sister-in-law bought Christian something from Remember Nguyen. Neat store. I had never heard of it before then. I love that strawberry dress!

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kanishk said...

I know that he is with Jesus now, but his messages are still impacting lives. And I am so thankful for that!

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