Happy Monday & Happy St.Patrick’s Day!
I had a lot of fun this weekend – I went on a mini shopping spree with my coworker Linda on Saturday. I strayed from my usual thrift stores and revisited the Toronto Premium Outlets - a hop and a skip from my house. (If you’re a GTA dweller and haven’t gone yet – go!) I visited the usual suspects, Kate Spade, then Fossil, Coach and The Hudson’s Bay Company.
Although I did buy a little something something from Kate Spade, the real deals were found at The Bay. I originally went in just to look at their bags but soon got lost in the clothing sections. I spent a solid hour sifting through every rack. Almost everything I tried on fit perfectly (which we know is pretty rare ladies…). I walked out of the store with 7 items and paid $81 plus tax! If you know The Bay, you know that’s a good deal. I was pretty proud of myself for finding good deals amongst the thousands of items they had. Even the lady at the cash register commented on how I must be ‘a really smart shopper’.
Without further ado – here’s what I got:
This Vero Moda dress is so cute! It’s a lovely pink and has an airplane print. I love how the lining comes out from the bottom. It was originally $39 – got it for $18
Mexx Jeans. To be honest, I’ve been living in these pants since I got them. They’re a high waisted pant and the denim is so soft. They were originally $49.95 – got them for $9.99.
I was in dire need of a cute cardigan. I found this Jones New York printed one for $9.99 (originally $49.95)
THIS dress. The picture does zero justice. It is amazing. It was the very first thing I picked up in the store and I ran to the fitting room with it. I was holding my breath hoping that it would fit. It fit like a glove and I’ve just been wearing it around the house trying to dream up somewhere I could wear it to. It’s like that little black dress, except, well, coral. It’s Ivanka Trump and was originally $180. I paid $19.99 for it!! I can not wait to style it, this dress might just get it’s on blog post…
I’m leaving for Cuba in three weeks so I wanted some beach wear. Found these tie-dye Ralph Lauren tanks for $7.99 (Originally $42) $42 for a tank top is insane. Just saying.
Lastly, I got this Vero Moda tank ($6) – ready to be printed! Hmm should it be a vintage camera, bright eyes, Scrabble or vintage poster tank….
Finding great deals on clothing is always exciting, but getting things on the cheap has it’s downside. My closet is full. Like over-flowing. I decided to challenge myself to downsize by at least 50%. I know, sounds crazy, but I think I can do it. I’m in the process of making a list of how many of each item I need and get rid of any excess. I spent the last year adding items and not getting rid of any, so it’s added up. Stay tuned for my challenge post and the final purge results!
(Mom and I started filling some bags to donate!)
How do you maintain your closet? Any tips on what to get rid of and what to keep?