I had a really fun outing Friday afternoon. My husband had just returned from a 3-day trip and I was thrilled to get out of the house for a couple hours. I headed to a nearby town where a clothing consignment store was having a 75% off clearance. Wahoo!
Because I had just inventoried my son's clothing last week (which I plan to post about on Wednesday), I knew exactly what I did and didn't need in various sizes. I ended up with some great stuff for the little guy, and then checked out the woman's department. Post-maternity clothes have been hit or miss (mostly miss) for me, and I was a little skeptical about finding anything. Nonetheless, I pulled several potential items from the racks. I was excited when a denim skirt and a couple different tops not only fit me, but I actually felt cute in them. (You know what I mean?!) More importantly, the bargain prices were just another factor in their favor, not my overall motivation to purchase them. I have too often purchased items that were good deals, even if I had doubts about the color/fit/style. Ah, buyer's remorse. (I'm sure each of you could share a similar story?)
When I got home, my husband humored me by letting me play "dress up" and show him my new clothes. I also laid everything out and had him guess the total cost. At $1-2 per item, I got some great deals--14 items of clothing for just under $20.
To make the deal even sweeter, Iowa is one of several states that offered tax-free clothing shopping over the weekend! Now it's your turn to humor me--here's the photo of me in my new outfit (total cost: $3.24!) and the rest of my great finds.