Shopping Finds

May 03, 2016

After having a baby, shopping is just not the same anymore.  Going to the store and leisurely shopping the way I used to is not easy.  But last weekend I decided to face my fears of shopping with an infant and just do it.  We ended up having a nice little Sunday afternoon out bargain shopping (Jack slept the entire time of course).  I ended up at my favorite store of the moment... Nordstrom Rack.  I still had $25 on a Nordstrom gift card from Christmas, and when I get a gift card, you know I'm going to make the most of it and stretch the money as far as I can.  Since I'm trying really hard to be disciplined with my spending habits, I tried to stick to my spring/summer wish list that I made a few weeks ago (post here).  This way I was able to remember the things that I really wanted and not get side tracked. 
  
I've been wanting a new pair of jeans for the longest time.  This might sound crazy coming from someone with a closet full of jeans, but you can never have enough denim.  I had something specific in mind.  I wanted to find a pair of jeans with a thin stretchy material that would be nice and light for the warmer weather, and also had a distress faded look to them.  I ended up settling on a pair of jeans with no holes and a thicker material.  They were only $12.97 and they fit well.  I felt that I couldn't beat the price so I bought them.  Once I got them home, I tried them on and realized I had made a mistake.  Despite the great price and fit, they were not the jeans that I was looking for.  So later in the week I made a quick trip back to Nordstrom Rack to return them.  While I was skimming through the clearance racks I stumbled upon this pair of jeans for $13.50.  I was so excited because they weren't there earlier in the week and they were just what I was looking for, including the price.  I was very satisfied with my exchange.


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My other Nordstrom Rack purchase was this striped swing dress that I bought for $18.97.  Now I know on my shopping list I was looking for a bright spring color dress.  I'm still searching for one, but I thought that this dress was a safe bet for me.  I love black and white and I love stripes.  I figured that I would bring some color to it with a fun necklace.  This style of dress will be perfect for the hot desert summer that we have here in Las Vegas.
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My last purchase was from Target and it came straight from my shopping list.  I was looking for a pair of braided sandals to replace my white braided sandals that I bought at Target years ago.  I ended up pretty much buying the same pair in the cognac color.  I paid full price, but they were only $15.99, so I wasn't sad about that.  Target is one of my favorite places to buy shoes, because their shoes are always affordable and they are made well for cheap shoes. I know that I will get plenty of use out of these sandals.
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Whenever I get new clothes I love to put together new outfits and share them.  So here are a couple looks I came up with.

Here I put together 2 looks with my new jeans.  On the left I have a casual look with my new sandals.  On the right I put together a dressier outfit with a blazer and heals.



Here are 2 outfits with my swing dress.  The first look on the left is simple and perfect for the hot summer weather.  On the right I wore my wedge strappy sandals with my denim jacket to dress it up a bit more.



I hope you like my shopping finds.  Hopefully you can find some great spring deals too!  Happy shopping!







 




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