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Weekend Birthday Haul

As you know from this earlier post, Saturday my mother-in-law Cindy, sister-in-law Holly, and I went on a “shopping spree” to celebrate my birthday. As much as I wanted to challenge myself by shopping places other than Old Navy, we ended up there and I scored the majority of my birthday haul. It was almost ordained by Heaven and impossible to resist because of their 30% off storewide sale over the weekend.

We first stopped at Maurice’s where I found this lovely pair of studs on clearance for only $2.99!

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Then we stopped at JC Penny’s for Cindy to find a pair of new dress pants for work. There I picked up these two tops. The first is a long-sleeve button-up flannel shirt by St. John’s Bay and the second is a Boyfriend cardigan by Liz Claiborne, which hits about thigh-length on me since I’m only 5’3″. The back of the SJB button-up is about an 1-2 inches longer than the front, which makes it pair great with my black skinnies.

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We hit several shoe stores in between JCP and Old Navy. Cindy and HJ had great success; however, I did not. I was on the lookout for a new black handbag but just couldn’t find one that I “just had to have” which is my selling point on most items I buy now. I guess it’s a new thing in my older age.

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And lastly, my finds from Old Navy. I adore my new flats and have worn them almost non-stop since I bought them. And yes, I know I’m late on the chambray fad, but in my defense, like the black handbag, I just haven’t been able to find one that I knew I “just had to have” until I found this one. It’s the perfect shade between light denim and dark denim. And the skinny jeans, were more of a necessity buy. The only other pairs of jeans I have are my boot cut jeans, boyfriend jeans, and my maternity skinny jeans. And God knows I have vowed no more pregnancies. Two is good enough for me. Any more babies will be adopted.

Also, Jimmy, if you read my blog, just get me a gift card from ON for my Christmas gift because I left behind a green sweater that I’m literally mourning over. Thank you, sir!

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{Thrifted} Peep Toe Flats

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I scored these lovelies for a whole $3.99. The only flaw I could find was a little wear on the back of the wedge where the coloring has faded to a light tan (about the size of a dime). Simple fix: Grab a brown Sharpie. Just like new.

These are also super comfy and pair well with most of my Spring dresses and skirts.

I decided to scope out similar pairs to compare my savings. And I can easily say I am beyond happy with my little peeps and my four dollars obviously well spent.

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Envy Chatter Box Flat – $75.00 (on sale for $45.95)

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Ecote Interlace Peep-Toe Skimmer — $39.00 (on sale $14.99)

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Tomasia Peep Toe Wedge — $109.00

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Rieker 43266 Mary 66 — $110.00

That would be a savings of: $10.99 – $106.00. Going to pat myself on the back now.

I hope this inspires you to try thrift shopping for yourself. And I will warn you in advance, sometimes you come out with a load and other times maybe one or two pieces. Be persistent. Thrift scores will happen. For a little more encouragement, stay tuned to my next post… Thrift Haul for the Hubs.

Happy thrifting!