Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Haul! Be your OWN Santa...

The call to shop came when my mom told me she and my dad gifted me money for Christmas!
My intention was to browse and see what deals I could find.
And BOY did I ever come across some FABULOUS deals!
Co-signing, (agreeing), with other bloggers, I try to find trendy items for a bargain.
Forever 21 is Hands Down my go-to place for that very reason. And I must say that their clothes cater to my curves quite well.From clothing to accessories, there was sooo much that I wanted... But, I had to slow down and pace myself.
These are the items that I absolutely COULD NOT leave without!


1. Faux Leather Biker Jacket with Zipper and Puff-Shoulder Detailing
2. Chain-Print Dress, Which I got for $6.00!
3. White Button-Down

4. The Oxblood Coated Skinny Jeans were an online purchase from Black Friday...
Afterwards I moseyed on over to Wet Seal. They are another store where I hunt for trends on a dime. I've found some nice boots that were quite fashionable in their buy-one-get one for a penny sales. The whole store was 50% off, including clearance, so I knew I was going to leave with something! I bought...


1. Gray Fedora: looking for hats for my bad hair days and this one was $0.49! with the purchase of my other buys
2.  Teal Zippered Clutch
3. Gray Metallic Sweater
4. Faux Leather Metallic Loafers
My friend Naomi Gifted me some silver hoops the size of bracelets!
2B was my next stop, which is also along the lines of a Wet Seal and Charlotte Russe. I really wanted a pair of red pumps, but found this adorable sweater-knit pencil skirt! I loved the midi- length and the fit as skirts that hit me right above the knee tend to ride up when I walk. UGH!


The jeans pictured are a Marshall's buy from last weekend. ...At $20 bucks they were a steal for a trend.
Fast forward to today and I did some more shopping. My first stop was Rue 21 where I was on the hunt for some fun graphic tees. Did I buy them though? NO! I ended up hauling in accessories.
I got all 6 belts and this fabulous necklace for $11 Bucks! The clearance was an extra 50% off!


Speaking of Accessories, I always visit Avenue for luxe costume pieces at vERy reasonable prices. The button earrings were a little over 2 bucks with tax and the chain-link watch was a little over $6...can't beat it!
Old Navy was my next stop. Mind you, I had a bag FULL of stuff. I narrowed it down and then narrowed it down once more. The two items left standing was a  ....


1. Chanteuse Button-Down
and this beautiful
2. Red-Orange pop-color Blazer.
The Gap is the store that surprised me the most.
They had DRASTICALLY changed the fit of their bottoms since I first tried them a year ago. I couldn't do their regular denim, let alone their skinny jeans. Since the Gap Outlet has opened, I purchased two pair of their pants and they fit AWESOME! Today's picks were


1. Red Orange Modern-Fit Slacks
2. Medium Wash Bootcut Long and Lean Jeans (I wanted the denim slack look and for under $6.00 they were a STEAL)
3. Cobalt Pencil Skirt...(that doesn't ride up!)
Merry Christmas to ME!


  1. Great scores!! I have a midi length houndstooth skirt as well!! I just have yet to wear it smdh.....

  2. Great minds think alike! I've tried some looks with my skirt and they were awesome!

  3. Merry Christmas to you indeed!!! All fabulous finds!! I haven't shopped for myself at all in the past week or two. Now that Christmas is over, it's MY TURN!!! Thanks for the inspiration! =D

  4. Merry Christmas indeed! I love the look from Wet Seal and the Old Navy blazers!

  5. Hey Ya'll! It seems like we haven't met up here in forever!!! I am STILL shopping till I drop! I have a trip to see my friend coming up and I had that in mind while making my purchses!