Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lovin' clothes and Sales even more....

It is no surprise to anyone that I am a huge clothes lover... more specifically clothes for my children (at this time)... but there was a time that the love was for clothes for myself or hubby... funny how different seasons in your life change your perspective on things. However i am also a sale lover too and I learned from the BEST! I hardly EVER buy anything that is not on sale... i just don't see the point in it... all you have to do is wait a few weeks or days in some stores and it will go on sale. If i buy something for myself that is not on sale you can bet i know that i am going to wear it daily or weekly... not every once in a while... and really i have tried to sit her and think of something i have bought that was not on sale and i really can't think of anything... i have bought designer jeans that were not on sale but my last three or four pair have been on sale. Even they go one sale! Let me add this when i say "sale" i mean not full retail price... therefore if I buy something at like a TJ Maxx / Marshalls, an Outlets, or any other "discount" store that is on sale to me... or if you use a coupon i guess that could be considered "on sale" too?
check out all my goods from belk today.... they are having an AWESOME sale!
9 mens shirts, 2 pairs of shorts, 3 shirts for me, 1 skirt
Retail: $481.00(w.o tax) worth of clothes for 95.00 (w. tax)
WOW!!! That is a DEAL!!! I also buy the majority of my kids clothes on sale... there are sometimes that I don't and mostly that is from trunk show companies and realistically they really don't go on sale that much. However, i have bought from the kelly's kids $9.99 sale (which I have heard they are not doing that anymore... can't really blame them), i use to go to the bailey boys outlet every season, and my latest find is the castles and crowns outlet in mobile. It was great! And so i was told they are having a big sale in october with their current stuff can't wait to see what that is all about... they are my favorite trunk show and favorite smocking of all!!!! I have a hard time paying full retail for kids clothes b.c lets face it they are only going to wear it a few times b.f they out grow it and you never know what might happen to it when they do where it. However, it makes it a little easier since i sell all my clothes on ebay or consign them i usually get at least half of what i paid for it.
my goods from castles and crowns...
$193 retail for $90.00
One last "share" about how to save money on clothes beside working for the company (LOL)... Mini Boden ( is catalogue that has cute stuff i especially like their boys shirts and they have some cute girl clothes too... love their coats... anyway have you heard about their incentive program? All you have to do is refer 4 people to get their catalogue that DOES NOT already receive it (i don't know how you know that without just sending in names and hoping they are not in their data base) and you will get $20 to use for free clothing. You can "bank" your money so you can have $240.00 a year in free clothes. Get your mom to do it too and you can get even more stuff free. Go to their website for more information.
So there you have it all my "free" advice! Some people are coupon clippers, some people work the system at CVS, and who knows what else is out there but a penny saved is a penny earned. My grandaddy used to say "if you watch your pennies your dollars will take care of themselves"... so true!


  1. Way to go!! I very rarely find a good bargain! I will have to sign up for the mini boden deal...LOVE their stuff!

  2. Thanks for the advice! I love children clothing too, but always seems to pay real price for the pieces. I always miss the sales.