Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sweet Deal

It's pretty sad when you are 6pts ($12) away from a $25 rewards card at Talbots, and you aren't inspired by anything in the sale section to make a purchase. I have the very basic rewards card, so I only earn a half point for each dollar I spend- and I think I earned a lot of my points the hard way instead of cashing in during the double points times!

Due to frugality I've missed out on quite a few cool pieces, plus with working at home, it's hard to justifying purchasing a beautiful pencil skirt or jacket when you're not wearing it anywhere.

On a recent trip to Clothes Mentor (a women's resale shop), I scored this awesome Talbots cardigan NEW WITH TAGS (orig $179, now $97.49) for only $17.50. Well, that was before the 20% off coupon and the $9 worth of stuff I traded in towards it. $179 cardigan for $5? Yes, please! While I don't normally wear a lot of pink, I figured I could style it with one of my graphic tees or just wear it around the house...where no one can see how washed out it makes me look.
Cashmere striped boyfriend cardigan
I always seem to find a great piece for a great deal when I hit the resale shops, which is A LOT! Sometimes I buy things I think I really love, only to never wear it and end up reselling it back to them. I'm LOADS better at talking myself out of buying stuff than I used to be, but I still have my moments...like splurging at Eddie Bauer this weekend on a pair of jeans, cords ($19.99!), and two cozy cardigans. I've already worn half of the stuff, so I'd say it was an excellent idea! :) 

Do you hit up resale shops often? Do you go thrifting? What kinds of treasures have you found?

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