Don’t Shop ‘Til the Price Drops
Who doesn’t love a little retail therapy? Well, if you don’t you probably should stop reading now (LOL), but as for me, I can shop all day any day! I find myself eyeballing price tags and browsing clearance merchandise whether in a brick and mortar or online store.
With a bit of a retail background, I’ve learned that most EVERYTHING will one day be on sale! So, I shop smarter by splurging only on “MUST HAVE” items that I may never see again (like shoes) or that I absolutely love and by being a little stingier with my coins when it comes to basic clothing.
As a result, I’ve become skilled in scheduling BIG shopping trips during holiday and end of season sales and I’ve learned to take advantage of email discounts and coupons.
A few of my favorite finds were:
1.) Black and White Striped Magic – Outfit for Atlanta Greek Picnic Step Show
Top: Forever 21 $6.99 – (End of Spring 50% Off Clearance Sale)
Bottom: Blush Boutique $15 – (Clearance Sale)
2.) Issa Birthday Celebration – Outfit for a Sorority Sister’s Birthday Dinner
Top: Forever 21 $0.99 (End of Summer 50% Off Clearance Sale)
Bottom: Forever 21 $3.99 (End of Summer 50% Off Clearance Sale)
3.) I Heart Atlanta – Outfit for One Year in the City Celebration
Top: Forever 21 $7.99 (End of Spring 50% Off Clearance Sale)
Bottom: Outreach Thrift Shop $10
On a budget or not, there’s something rewarding in looking good and knowing you didn’t break the bank doing so! I must say, I’ve become VERY skilled at bargain hunting and making “cheap” clothing look like a million bucks and so can you! Remember it isn’t what you wear, but HOW you wear it! So be sure to search for sales and remember DON’T SHOP ‘TIL THE PRICE DROPS so you can upgrade your wardrobe the efficient way!
By: Verinique D. Bailey, “The V. in Virtue”