Wednesday, August 24, 2011

NPFP (Never Pay Full Price)

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...

FIND # 1:

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...


and in the spirit of NPFP, *drumroll please*, I got them 60% off retail!
and they even came with a cute case...
FIND #2:

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...
It lost it's snap months ago...
Ghetto.  Just total ghetto...
Now the for the new Kate Spade:  Love that it's wrapped cute from the second you open the box...
Abby & I are both beside ourselves about this box.  We'd die for a wallet that matched...


This isn't the pink gumdrop one, but it is patent...
a bright color ~ called Salmon which goes from pinky in some light to coral-ish in other lights (but easy to spot in your purse)...
and the style I wanted...
AND it was procured in the spirit of NPFP for 58% off Original Retail!

FIND #3:

Remember these pants I got at the Nordstrom Sale in two different colors? 

Well I planned to wear them with my tall riding boots, BUT, I kept thinking that they were cute as shown with the ankle booties.  I also reasoned that the tall boots can be too hot unless the weather is really cool.  Since I haven't seen the other side of 100 degrees in forever, I thought that I could probably wear the pants more often (especially here in Texas this Fall) if I had some booties.

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...
pretty cute...
pretty comfy (believe it or not)...
and again, in the spirit of NPFP, 59% off of the retail price!
A little retail therapy today has restored my soul!

4 comments:

Abby said...

We buy matching wallets because 1. we both like a lot of credit card slots 2. you find us a wallet that fits our needs and 3. I copy you!!

I don't know about ankle booties yet, I was a little nervous when you were off to buy them. I think they are precious and in 3 seasons right before they fall off the earth because they are no longer popular, I will buy them!!

I so loved getting a fun package in the mail today. We so should do this again. I'm seriously wanting a purse, when do we have time to shop for that?

Anonymous said...

I do remember your claim to not be a fan of the booties but i think i said the same thing about the maxi dress and now have 4!

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Cute sunnies!

Ann said...

Great finds. So glad you finally found a new wallet! Bring your ankle booties to Lubbock. I want to see them- so I can decide if I need a pair.

 

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