While perusing this week's weekly online ad from Target this morning, I diverted my attention over to the shoe department to see what offerings they had for this coming Spring. The Sam & Libby collection have some really cute styles right now, but there was one particular shoe that caught my eye. The "Chelsea" bow flat. I remember having a pair of these in a multitude of colors back in the day (not sure if the style was called "Chelsea" back then). It was my fave shoe at the time and it looks like they may be on their way to being my fave shoe again! Who knew they'd make a comeback, but I'm glad that they did. That bow detail is too cute and it'll make a great addition to my wardrobe right about now.
First and foremost, happy VERY belated new year to you all and happy February! I didn't make any resolutions for this year, but I do plan on cutting back on shopping (gasp!), and so far, it's going pretty well. I've decided to join Looking Fly On a Dime's "Thrifty Threads 365" challenge- yep, no new clothes for a year! Last month, I spent about $37 on items from Family Thrift Center, and I got quite a bit of stuff. Also, at my local Goodwill Outlet (click here for my first experience there), I found about six items, including a London Fog trench similar to this one and a Ralph Lauren bathrobe, for a total of $7.55 (average of about $1.26 each)! I didn't post everything, so check out some of my fave pieces from my hauls.
Banana Republic striped top $4.99
polka dot top $1.00. This top is a tad bit too large, but I plan on cinching it with a belt or tucking it into a high waist skirt or pants
tropical print blazer $1.99. Tropical prints were a big trend last summer, so I was a little excited when I spotted this on the rack. Sure, the print is a little busy, but I think I can work it out. I also plan on changing the buttons out. I'm not really feelin' the buttons that's on it....
dolman sleeve top $3.99
If you follow me on Instagram, then you saw my post of me wearing this top that I've found at the Goodwill Outlet, with my $1 nautical-inspired earrings. This top is becoming one of my fave pieces in my wardrobe.
raffia purse. This is perfect for spring/ summer!
I also plan on shopping my closet a little more, because I have some pieces with tags still attached that need to see the light of day (shame on me!). Let's see how I do with this challenge. Hopefully, it goes better than my failed $50 per month shopping challenge....
This weekend, the hubby and I took a drive over to Fort Lauderdale to do a little fleamarket shopping. While in the area, we stopped over to the recently opened Dirt Cheap store. They carry clothing, shoes, accessories, housewares, etc. It kinda reminds me of a liquidation store we have here in town called Price Cutters, but better and cleaner. I've also heard some people compare it to Big Lots, but I didn't get a Big Lots vibe from it.
They had a wide selection of clothing and most of them were priced under $25. A lot of it were hit or miss, but if you look hard enough, you may find a few gems. I saw a few pairs of Lucky Brand jeans (none in my size, of course) priced for $29.99.
I also spotted these Marc Jacobs metallic pouches from the Neiman Marcus for Target collection. They were $13.99 (after discount).
Now on to my mini haul......
My back was killing me and I was starving while in the store, so I didn't get to look as thoroughly as I wanted to. I picked up this Thom Browne men's nautical inspired blazer from the NM for Target collection. It was $11.99 (originally priced at $150!). They had the women's version of this blazer, but I didn't like how it fit on me. I also picked up this Proenza Schouler Ipad sleeve for $2.99 (also from the NM for Target collection). Now this is what I don't understand. These two items were marked down with Dirt Cheap's green tag when they should've been marked down to 80% off the retail selling price like the rest of the NM for Target stuff. These green tag prices are actually cheaper than if they were marked down the 80% off (blazer would've been $29.99, Ipad sleeve would've been $9.99). I don't know if this was some sort of pricing snafu or what, but I'm not complaining. I like these prices better (lol). Next time I'm in the area, I'll check out Dirt Cheap again, and make sure I shop on a full stomach and have a painless back.
Have you ever shopped at Dirt Cheap? For locations, click here.