I am frugal by nature. A habit I learned for the most part from my dad. My motto when clothes shopping is "if it costs more than ten dollars, I don't need it".
So yesterday when a planned trip out to my mom and dad's house held the added bonus of heading over to the JC Penney Outlet Store, I jumped at the chance.
This type of store is a little bit of paradise on Earth for someone like me. As soon as a walked through the doors I headed over for the $2.99 jean section. Now unfortunately, have a weird shape, and none of the jeans fit, but I still had a productive day. I spent most of my time browsing the clearance racks, where the already low outlet store prices went garage sale cheap. But for brand-new clothes.
All told I came away with:
-a pair of workout pants
-two skirts (including a purple one I'd be in search of for a while)
-a classic jean jacket (again, an item on my 'must-find' list)
-a pair of jammies (pants and a top)
-two long sleeved casual shirts for my hubby
-one shirt for my mom
-five shirts/blouses for me (for work)
That's thirteen items in all.
All for a grand total of...
Sixty-nine dollars and seventy-nine cents! (This included a 15% off coupon my mom had for filling out an on-line survey.) Which I figure comes out to be just over five dollars per item.
Not too shabby. Not too shabby at all.
Until next time,
Happy Reading (or shopping!)