Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I Splurged

Well, I finally did it. I paid "non-clearance" prices for clothes. It was hard to make myself pick up those cute shirts and that adorable dress, but I did. Don't worry, these items were still on sale. Just not my kind of sale. What am I talking about? Well, I'll tell you.

This past Christmas I was given a gift card to Kohl's. It's July... and I still haven't used it. For my birthday, I was given another gift card to Kohl's. I also had a total of $85 in birthday money to spend. So, I had a total of $165 I could spend for some new tops that would actually fit (not so easy when you are large up top). You must understand that I have gotten down to about 3-4 tops (other than tank tops) that fit me. Even these are very worn and starting to become see through. It was time for a change.

I had an unsuccessful trip already because I couldn't bare to look at anything other than the clearance racks. Well, there is not much my size on those stupid clearance racks. So, this last weekend, the whole store was having a sale. I decided this might be the right time to use up these cards burning a whole in my wallet.

My mother-in-law and I headed to the store on Saturday. I decided before I even got started that I needed to widen my view beyond the clearance racks and just look for "o.k." deals. I still can't pay full price! If I could find a couple of things that I truly liked and fit well, it would be worth the extra money (that I didn't really have to pay).

So, in I went. I was very pleasantly surprised. I found 4 nice shirts, a dress, a pair of shoes, 5 necklaces, and 4 pairs of earrings. They were all on sale and I liked the way all of them looked. My total was $165.41 after tax. How perfect is that? It is still hard to think that I spent that much money on that little of stuff, but I am going to have to get over that.

This is the area where the frugalness and the fashion sense collide. It is difficult to have both.


Jaime said...

It's just so much fun to splurge on other people's money! Way to go! It's also gotta be hard to get away from those clearance racks. We want the best for our (or their) bucks!

Jaime larg...

Anonymous said...

Way to go Cassie! I learned a long time ago that you just buy what works when it comes to clothing!

Miss you-

Tammy said...

You got quite a bit for that price! Good for you splurging on yourself, we all need to do that once in a while. :o)

Jess said...

Wait you still have that great old choir shirt, are you getting rid of that/

sad day!

Abby said...

Where are the PICTURES of the items though?

Anonymous said...

Kohl's is a great place to find a lot of quality bargains, even if they're not on clearance. Glad to see you got so many nice things.

Lisa said...

Way to go!! I need to buy some clothes also, but it is hard when everyone else needs stuff, isn't it. Glad you had a gift card and spent it on yourself. Enjoy!!

Lisa Q

Under the Florida Sun said...

How fun!
It's fun to splurge every now and then. Especially if it's through Gift cards.

Sounds like you still got some good deals!

Jennifer C said...

Good for you Cassie! It sounds like you got some great things and there's nothing better than wearing clothes that actually fit! :) Hope about a blog fashion show with what you bought?:)

Anonymous said...

Yay for you, girl! I agree with Betsy. For good clothes that fit well, sometimes you gotta fork it out! It's well worth it!

Love you...Em

Anonymous said...

Lets see some pics!

Nicole said...

I second the vote for pictures! Good for you for doing something a little 'selfish' for a change!

Billie said...

good for you! perhaps someday i will get there...to pay non clearance prices!

i'm a clothes horse and love fashion...so as a super frugaler...I have to shop clearance.

by the way, did you know you can shop kohl's clearnace on line for the same prices...my girlfriend does that.