I've entitled this post Never Pay Full Price (NPFP) because, well, that's usually my motto. I love nice things and I love getting them on a deal!
Let me show you some of my recent finds...
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I was going to a fancy grocery store a few weeks back and I missed my exit off the highway (I swear the exit sign was missing!). Anyway, I was forced to exit on a different road, and while exiting, I thought to myself You know Nordstrom Rack is just up the street... Of course, I made the detour. I hadn't been to Nordstrom Rack in ages, and had never purchased a thing there. In fact, I don't really know if I would have even characterized myself as a "Nordstrom Shopper" the last time I was there.
I found Nordstrom Rack to be a completely different world when I was there. I think it helps to be a "Nordstrom Shopper". If you are familiar with the store, then you can zero in on brands (a lot of the store is organized by brands) that you like. I found several things I liked, but only purchased one thing...new sunglasses. I mean heck, if I'm going to live on the face of the sun (aka: Texas), I need a new pair of sunglasses, right? Seriously though, I've been in the market for some new ones for about a year.
I got these Tory Burch ones...
I found an adorable patent leather Kate Spade wallet in Gumdrop (hot pink) last December. It was on sale and I should have bought it, but I didn't. I rationalized that it was December and it was Christmas, and I was spending enough on gifts already, and there wasn't anything wrong with my wallet, except it was a little beat-up.
Then it became one big freaking shopping regret. The wheels started to fall off of my wallet, so to speak, and then I couldn't find one that I like and was on sale. Then my wallet got even worse. Last Sunday, I took the plunge and ordered a new wallet. My friend, Abby, ordered the same wallet on the same day. We buy matching wallets. Not sure why. We just do. I also get amused that it confuses the heck out of her kids that we have identical wallets and phone cases.
Anyway, I don't really consider this purchase an extravagance, it was a necessity! Well, okay, so I could have gone to Wal-Mart, so to that extent it was an extravagance, but I mean really, I'm not going to do that. I'm just not.
Here's proof that the old Coach needed to go...
Remember these pants I got at the Nordstrom Sale in two different colors?
In the spirit of full-disclosure, I seem to remember a conversation with Lisa last fall where I proclaimed something along the lines of "I wouldn't be caught dead in a pair of ankle booties". I guess a girl can change her mind.
I had recently received a $10 rewards certificate from DSW. Jennifer had a $10 off coupon that she wasn't going to use, so today I went and got these...