And I ain’t mad about it!
The thing you need to know about me is I’m hard-pressed to pay full price on anything fashion related. I’m not sure if this came from working in retail in my teens/ early twenties and seeing how low we could mark something down or not. But sale finding is in my blood. I even ran, and still kind of do, a fashion IG called salewhisperer documenting my scores.
The funny thing is, most often I’m not looking for something OR I have this really strong urge to seek out a specific item. Each way I typically find ridiculous sales. You’ll see more and more of them in this blog but for now I’m going to highlight some of my favourite sale purchases over the last 3 years. Get ready to be shocked! Or you know, mildly amused.
This striped blazer from Banana Republic is a prime example of me randomly finding a crazy good deal.
Original price: $140.
But with markdowns and additional percentage off I took it home for a whopping $18. Yes you read that right. $18. I think this was the only time I audibly laughed out of awkward amusement while at the register.
Here’s a full sale outfit which hopefully doesn’t look it. The clothing is all from Dynamite and the shoes are from Town shoes. Here’s the breakdown:
Cream Faux leather jacket: $10
Floral silky camisole:$12
Army green pencil skirt:$10
Now the shoes… these are Nine West so you know I’m not playing around.
Full price: $125.
Reduced to $68
Clearanced to $14
And with an extra 25% off at the till I took these babies home for $10! Exciting, no?
Again hitting up Banana Republic for the sales I snagged this lightweight blush camisole and necklace. Here’s how that went:
Camisole Original Price: $44
Clearance Price: $28
Sale Price: $14
Statement necklace original price: $45
Sale price: $22
PLUS I recieved 40% off my total purchase bringing my final spend on these two items to $22. I’m still excited about that! haha
And you know… I also manage to do this for my whole family. Pictured here is a sweater for myself, two dresses for my daughter and 4 long sleeved dress shirts for my husband (unfortunately I didn’t find anything for my son this trip) that I got from The Bay for a total of $135. That’s close to the original price of just ONE men’s dress shirt. My bill would have been $346 but the clearance prices were at 60% off plus I recieved an additional 15% off my total, so I saved $211!
And that’s what I do. I’m not sure how I do it, but… it happens. And I’ll try my best to let you know via twitter when I stumble on a sale.