Sales and Such

January 7, 2013

Sweater – Old Navy (in stores), Vest – HM (last year), Faux Leather Leggings – Michael Kors (in stores), Booties – Windsor Store, Bracelets – F21, Bag – Louis Vuitton Speedy 40, Polish – Orly Pure Porcelain, Lips – Sonja Kashuk in Plum Wine, Hair – 10 Minute Loose Curls

Without fail, EVERY December 26th or so, I find myself asking, “Remind me again WHY I bought this before Christmas? 50% off, really?! I got scrooged. Now where’s that crinkled up receipt so I can get price adjustment. Nice. Stuck between a dried out baby wipe and a sticky dumdum wrapper.”

Then comes the conversation with the cashier (ever so ladylike, of course).

She says, “Um. Pretty sure we don’t do price adjustments because it’s like practically free now.”

Which is obviously followed by my a-z explanations of why taking it back and rebuying it is basically the same thing so just do the price adjustment already so I can save money to buy my munchkin an ice-cream cone or a bouncy ball or… you know… maybe buy a stranger lunch.. or heck… buy 5 things for the price of the 1 thing that’s now 90% OFF! (with a please and a smile on the side).


Full price to sale price can be exhausting.

You’ll be proud to know, this year was NOT that year. No returns. No exchanges. No personal clothes shopping before Christmas (with the exception of the tulle skirt Husby bought, which by the way didn’t go on sale. I checked, naturally. And yes, I’m STILL talking about the tulle skirt – sigh).  And certainly no longwinded rants discussions with cashiers.

I wised up.

Call it fate I recently found happy mister hoot sweater at 75% and leggings… can’t remember what percent, but it was a lot – enough so that we decided to continue our courtship at home.

It pays to shop late December/early January.

You proud of me, Mom? All these years and I’m finally learning!

Happy ending for all.


  • Reply Maddison January 7, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    The sweater is the cutest! Love my Louis speedy too! Such a sweet bag.

  • Reply Leesh d January 7, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    What store did you find the MK leather leggings?! I have searched high and low for your sweater at Old Navy. They had a fox and sheep one. Anyone in the PA/MD area see any at their stores??

    • Reply Michelle January 8, 2013 at 11:35 am

      Check ebay :) no sale prices though!

  • Reply Jenedy January 7, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    It’s the only way to go sister! My family actually has a tradition of cash in our stocking so we can all go after Christmas shopping. This year my favorite score was a pair of darling orange (my favorite color) trousers from the Gap for $7.50! (reg price $50) Shopping is definitely more fun when you get a good deal!

  • Reply Leigh January 7, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I went shopping this year the day after Christmas! First off, nobody was there because it was snowing for the first time outside, and second I got first dibs on sales at my favorite stores like Anthropologie and Madewell! I never shop at those stores unless there is a major sale, so naturally my year was made!

  • Reply Alissa January 7, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I have SUCH a hard time waiting for the end of the year/beginning of the year sales but they are always sooo worth it!

  • Reply Michelle Torres January 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Adorable! I love the new sweater’s Old Navy has right now, especially this one… Great outfit!!!!

  • Reply heather January 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    SUCH a cute outfit!
    love love love this look :)

    happy new year – heather
    This Life Is Yours Blog

  • Reply jaclyn @ www.lilmsadventures.blogspot.com January 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Love your outfit!! you look adorable, as always :)

  • Reply Eleanor @ Sequins & Sass January 7, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I think I’m going to die of faux fur vest envy..! you look wonderful 😉


  • Reply Emily Beth January 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Love that owl sweater! So cute

    xo Emily Beth

  • Reply julie January 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Love this Missy!! :)

  • Reply Amie January 7, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Yay for not having to return anything! I only have to take back one present, & simply because it’s defective… so I really just have to replace it! Love the lip color, just gorgeous!

  • Reply Angie January 7, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Love the outfit! I’ve been wanting a fur vest forever, but can’t seem to find any currently in stores. Have you by chance come across any similar to the one you’re wearing? Thanks for all of the outfit inspiration! 😉

  • Reply Sarah Merwin January 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I picked up the fox version of your sweater for $7!! Talk about a steal! Super cute outfit…

  • Reply Sara January 7, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    So excited to see you wearing the owl sweater. I have it too and I love how you styled it! I soooo wish I had bought the fox version too!

  • Reply vicki howard January 8, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Very Cute. I loved your tulle skirt. Qvc has one for 19 dollars that is by Isaac Mizrahi you may like. Its not as fancy, but cute .

  • Reply Lilly January 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Gotta luv a great deal!!wish your anthro skirt was a better deal or had a hubby who knew how to shop like yours…:)love the owl sweater. .. not sure how it runs, what size did u get?
    ~ please spill your hair color secrets.. whats your natural hair color?
    keep up the fun posts!!

  • Reply Tawny @ Glamorously Mommy January 9, 2013 at 3:04 am

    I love the sweater, it’s so cute!

  • Reply Bri January 14, 2013 at 12:56 am

    this is funny!
    love your entire outfit, I want something with an owl :)

  • Reply Bree Archibald January 19, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    What brand of booties are they?

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