Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How To Only Shop Sales

For this post, I am going to take you through each piece and tell you how I got it at a severely-discounted rate. I threw this outfit together as an experiment for taking pictures from home, and looking back at the pictures I've realized each piece came from a different type of sale. I want to show you that you can shop and style well through clearances, discount stores, resale apps, and more. You absolutely do not need to spend a ton to form a decent outfit and you don't need the season's newest and latest to look up-to-date.  

Est. full price outfit total: $440
What I payed: $150 (over four years) 

Bag: This bag was originally around $200 from Anthropologie, which was completely out of my budget. I remember the first time I saw it on display at the Tyson's store and said to my friend, "if I were rich, I would buy this right now." I never forgot about it from that point in 2014. The brand is Jasper and Jeera. The bag is meant as a "weekender," meaning it is a perfect-sized duffle for small trips. I am the world's lightest packer, so a weekender is perfect for me. I love the beading, textured fabric, leather details, and medicine-bag-inspired style. I thought about this bag so often due to the collector's gene which I inherited from my dad. Have you ever seen the show American Pickers? Yeah... that's basically what my dad does. Anyway, I waited months until the bag went on an additional sale on cyber Monday. It was about 75% off and I jumped on that opportunity. Weeks later, after emailing and asking where my tracking info was, they cancelled my order. They said that it was out of stock, after reassuring me it was on the way for a month. I was so sad! I know it is just a bag but I couldn't get it off my mind and this only made me want it more. I checked Ebay and other resale sties for years until I found it on my favorite resale App, Poshmark for $100. I ended up getting it for $80. It still had the tags on but it did feel slightly worn. I don't care. I just had to satisfy my multi-year obsession.   

Dress: I was looking for lightweight, modest, summery, Lucky Brand dresses on Poshmark when I scored this dainty dress for just $10. I honestly don't see myself using it that much because it is two pieces (slip and dress), but for that price I don't care if it just hangs in my closet. I know some people are wary of shopping used clothes online. Through Poshmark I haven't had any issues since joining, and people are really good about accurately presenting their products. Despite this dress being used, it was in perfect condition. Unfortunately, it is shorter than I hoped. That is the downside of online shopping through Poshmark because you can't return unless the item is damaged or inaccurately described. 

Duster: I honestly have no idea what that flowy, layered, beige/cream thing is called. Is it a longline kimono? Open Cardigan? Light Chiffon Jacket? D calls it "my cape." I have no idea what it is, but it's definitely beautiful! I found this on a clearance at the Urban Outfitters in Tyson's Corner in 2013. They used to have additional 50% off sale all the time and I had great luck at finding unique things at thrift-store prices. I don't think I've found a great sale there for a few years now. Anyway, This was originally around $100 and I got it for around $30. I have had it for years and I absolutely love it! 

Shoes: I treated myself to these Nine West sandals just last week because, as you already know from all my previous posts, I only have one pair of sandals! Of course I should've gone with something flatter, but these stood out to me as practical (color-wise), comfortable, flattering, and affordable. I paid about $30 for them at the new Saks Off 5th in Fair Lakes. They were originally $79 and you can shop them HERE 

Kindly post your questions, thoughts, or opinions in the comments below!  


  1. I like that bag! The way you shop sounds like me!

  2. I likes all your outfit and way you carry your piece.So amazing to me and excellent piece.Where can I buy this trendy piece?

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