TGIF!!! I love Fridays...they are by far my favorite day of the week. My second favorite is Monday...I like getting back into a routine after the weekends. Today we had planned on going to visit my parents since #1 has the day off of school but my mom isn't feeling very well so we'll be sticking closer to home today after all. Gotta find something to entertain my kiddos with now!
Yesterday we went to make my returns and had a good little shopping trip. I did indeed stick to my rules and came home with leftover money from my returns. I returned a pair of shoes and a sweater to Loft, and in return ended up picking up a pair of tan cords for $29 and a different sweater for $22. The cords were suppose to an in-store special of $39.50 and the sweater was suppose to be an in-store special of $29.50...when I went to pay I made mention of the fact that I should have spent a little more to have been able to use the mailer coupon that I had gotten a few weeks back (get 20% off a purchase of $100 or more) but really I knew I wasn't going to because of my shopping break rules. The sales associate then told me I could still use the coupon in-store for ANY amount even if I didn't make it to the $100 mark...that was news to me! So I got an extra 20% off of both items and saved even more money which was great! I basically got both items for 50% off or more.
After Loft, I went to return a pair of shoes to Gap. While in line I saw the same shoes in a different color that I hadn't noticed online before...I really liked them! When I glanced at the price tag I noticed they were now $15 cheaper than what I had originally paid for them. Along with that I could get 30% off with the Give and Get promo so I decided to go ahead and just exchange them for the other color and get a much better deal. I ended up getting $20 back. Cha-ching! After that we stopped by Nordstrom where I did indeed pick up the purse I had mentioned before, along with a belt for $14.99...I've been wanting a darker chocolate brown belt for a while so I figured I'd just go ahead and grab it. After all was said and done I didn't spend an extra penny and came home with money left over from all the returns/exchanges. I was pretty proud of myself for staying within my rules.
Here's what I wore out on our shopping/returning excursion (I looked like a walking Loft advertisement!):
-Painted Stripe Top-Loft (LOVE LOVE LOVE this top!!!)
-Grey skinny jeans-Loft
-Perry D-Ring Riding Boots-Loft
I always feel funny walking into a store wearing clothes that are still on the racks...when I come out of the dressing room I'm super paranoid and don't want them to think I put something on and just walked out in it...I swear this is what I wore into your store! Am I the only one worried about that? =) haha
I'm off to pick up #2 from preschool...gotta go wake up #3 from his nap...sad. Hope you have a great day!!!