Monday, July 14, 2008

Thrifty Shopping Spree

I haven't been shopping with other girls in ages. It's not that I'm anti-social. I just...sorta...happened. I've grown quite accustomed to shopping on my own, but had a blast with a good girlfriend of mine this past Saturday on a thrifty shopping spree. My friend, RE, helped me pick out some really great stuff!

Now that I'm under major budget, I've got to buy cheap so I can have some fun in numbers. In fact, my spree this weekend reminded me how much fun finding a good deal can be. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love a good sale rack like any other girl, but full-price cheap is another adventure altogether. I recently signed up for a Style Diary account and have been so impressed by how some girls are able to mix cheap with designer and make it look so amazing. I hardly have any designer anyways, but I would like to diversify my shopping and get back to my roots - back when I was a broke high school/college kid scrounging the racks for the best deals. Ahh...the thrill of the hunt!

We primarily went to the mall to hit up Forever 21, but I also ended up getting a couple things elsewhere.

Here's what I got:

From Forever 21: Navy Modal tank top, Black & Off-White Dress with Bow, Blu-ish Gray Tank Top with Ruffly Straps, Off-White Top with Black Upper Section and Floral Design; From Express: White Ruffly Tank Top

Close-up of the Floral Design on one tank top - this should look great with some black skinny jeans!

Close-up of the Blu-ish Gray tank top - this one should also look good with some black skinny jeans

Super-soft white, ruffly tank top - so comfy and cute!

I also picked up a few things at Bath & Body Works including three bottles of my fave lotion in Cotton Blossom. I found out from the SA that they replaced the scent with Sea Island Cotton and talked to her for a couple minutes about how crazy it was they would get rid of such an awesome scent and would you know it...she came up to me a few minutes later and pointed me in the direction of the 75% off rack where there were three bottles of CB lotion. I scored them for $2.37 each - can you believe it?

I had so much on my thrifty shopping spree! I can't wait to go back! RE, when are we going to the mall, again?


Mandy said...

Shopping always makes any day better. You got some great steal!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-you really did well with your bargains-well done!!

Wendy said...

I love the stuff you got at Forever 21.

Redhead said...

Looks cute- be sure to post pictures of how you style it :)

Shopaholic D said...

Very true, Mandy! Thanks!

Thanks Sharon-Rose!

Thanks Wendy!

Thanks Redhead - will do!

:) D

Psyche said...

Great finds.

I've also gotten into the habit of shopping by myself. I prefer it that way too. But, the occasional day of shopping with a friend is always fun.

Katie said...

I'm a Forever 21 girl too, but sometimes you just have to but the expensive stuff. To save money, I checkout where they help you find the best deals from some of the hottest online stores.

WendyB said...

Major haul!

Shopaholic D said...

I agree, Psyche! Sometimes you feel like going alone...sometimes you want the company...or another opinion from an good & honest friend.

Hi Katie, I will have to check out that are always nice. And I def agree that some things, like classic items, are better purchased expensive...or at least expensive quality since you can sometimes score good stuff on the sale racks.

Yea it was Wendy!!

Oh, and to the person who tipped me off about someone using my header image - many thanks! I really appreciate you letting me know. I decided not to publish your comment so you could remain anonymous, but just wanted to let you know that your comment was very much appreciated. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Since I couldn't find an email address for them, I left them a comment asking them to take the image down. I hope they speak English! lol.

:) D

Honeymoon said...

Let's exchange links ! Thank u for ur kindness !

See u !

strikeapose said...

I LOVE that first white top

Shopaholic D said...

You're welcome, Honeymoon!

Isn't it gorge, Strike a Pose??!!

:) D

-h of candid cool said...

the f21 top with the black roses looks really pretty as does the simple tank with the ruffles

Shopaholic D said...

i think those are two of my faves, -h!

:) D

Poca @ Style.Spot.Run. said...

Shopping does make a day better and I LOVE a thrift store find - check out my site for a little
thrift-spiration: and see how I stay on-trend and in-style.