- Old Navy sweater: Originally $30, clearance for $12 + tax = $13 but used rewards so $0
- The Limited boucle mini skirt: Originally $60, clearance for $7 + tax = $8
I had been eying this Old Navy sweater (worn in my last post) since December, but it took FOREVER for them to finally clearance it down to a price I was willing to pay. To be honest, $12 was still more than I wanted to pay (the other scoop neck sweaters I liked were all marked down to $10 each months ago! Winter stuff should be dirt cheap right now!) but I had some rewards to use up, so I bought it anyway. I have about $50 in credit card rewards saved up from the last year that are almost expiring soon and I had originally wanted to save them and go to the outlets so I could spend it at my favorite store, the Banana Republic Factory Store, but I have not been able to find time to go outlet shopping. I mean, I barely have time to go to the mall, let alone drive 45 minutes to the outlets, so I might as well just use the rewards on stuff at Old Navy.
As for the boucle skirt, I was up feeding my daughter at 4am and scrolling through my emails when I saw that The Limited had free shipping on all orders for President's Day, so I ended up browsing the site, and despite being half-asleep, I found this skirt in the clearance section for only $7 and in my size. With my credit card number memorized, I quickly purchased it and went back to bed, only to wake up in the morning with only a vague recollection of actually buying it. At least it was cute when it arrived, but still not 100% sure if I'll be keeping it or not, since it wasn't really a well thought out purchase, and I'm not sure what to pair it with.
Oh, and my husband gave me a Nordstrom gift card for Valentine's day because I kept complaining that I needed a new bra so he told me I could go buy one myself. But then I felt bad that I didn't get him anything, so I ended up spending the remaining gift card amount (after my new bra, which is not pictured, because really? no need for pictures) on a nice shirt and some other stuff for him. I'M SO SELFLESS.
Linking up with Franish's February Budgeting Bloggers!