Casual Friday/Big Deal

TGIF all!

One of my readers Jagoda suggested I do a post on shopping for deals.  Honestly I really don’t have any strategy or plan when it comes to shopping. I only buy clothing that is on sale with (or without) a coupon. Signing up for text alerts from your favorite retailer is another way to keep up with sales and saving passes.  The alerts have discount codes that can be used at the register.  Macys and Lane Bryant provide this service for customers and more are getting on the bandwagon.   I also find that end of the season sales have a plethora of clothing options.  You might have noticed lately Summer clothing is being steeply discounted to make room for the Fall collections.   If you are an online shopper like me,  before I click the purchase button I search for coupon codes.   The two sites I use are Coupon Cabin and Retail Me Not.  Ive used their codes and saved money and sometimes (depending on the promotion) got free shipping!

Speaking of getting a deal, the pants Im wearing today I got from Macys a few weeks ago while visiting my sister in NYC. Retail these pants were priced at $120 but I got them for $32!  How you ask? In the store, the pants were on sale for  $75 but online the pants were being offered for $32.  I called Macys and asked if they would price match and I was told if I brought in proof of the online price they would. I took the screen shot of the webpage on my cell phone to the store and they gave me the online price.  Just by simply asking, I ended up saving a whopping $88 on these pants! Now that’s what I call a deal!

What are some of your tips on shopping for deals?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Pants: Michael Kors

Shirt: Old Navy

Belt: Eloquii

Shoes: Nine West


  1. Tonya
    August 2, 2013 / 2:04 pm

    Score! I love this outfit! I bought a rose mirror dress from TJMaxx that I asked for a discount and got it for $39 and it was still on Maggy Londons website for $129! I also bought a JCrew necklace for $35 that was online @ JCrew for $138. My most recent scores were from Banana Republic. I got a new fall pippah bootie for 0.32 cents. I stacked coupons and reward. From $148 to. 32cents. Did same with a skirt. Now that I know Macys does that I will keep my eye out. I always ask for discounts at cetain places but excited to learn Macys will honor this. I shop a lot there. I love your blog! Have you heard of Mr. Rebate? Check it out!

  2. August 2, 2013 / 2:21 pm

    the pants are beautiful, well done on such a fantastic bargain! the UK discounts are woeful, coupons seem scarce,some are a free P&P – I probably need to look harder x

  3. August 2, 2013 / 9:47 pm

    Those pants are awesome, and you got such a great deal on them! I usually just hit the thrift stores for discounted clothing, it’s next to a big mall so it gets a lot of the mall overstock.

    • August 14, 2013 / 7:12 pm

      Thank you so much! I wish there was a thrift store next to our mall here! I would live in there if we did!

  4. August 3, 2013 / 1:48 am

    Wow! That is one slimming outfit, and it looks great. Love the smile. 🙂

  5. August 3, 2013 / 1:06 pm

    I got a shout-out, how cool is that?! Yep, I know nobody who scores like you do with clothing deals. And you always look so cute! Have a great weekend!

  6. August 5, 2013 / 7:34 pm

    Perfect outfit. Very well styled with the colours. The belt and shoes. These trousers look really good on you.

  7. August 15, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    I love this look, I am such a sucker for Chambray.

    • August 16, 2013 / 1:03 pm

      Me too! I have to remind myself not to wear it all the time!!!