Working in the capacity that I do at the wineries (there are two of them) includes tending to a variety of retail needs. I am up and down stairs many times throughout the day, lifting and carrying items, bending and reaching, stocking and replacing - it's non-stop movement. And I love it! I think of it as my big workout for the day. But by the time I arrive home around 6:00 p.m., I am too tuckered to even think about blogging.
I am back to my normal routine and instead of getting right back into blogging, I caught up on chores and errands. I won't bore you with the mundane things I got done. But I do have to tell you about one errand I ran Tuesday.
I went to Gap to return a few things. While I was there, I browsed the sale rack. To my shock and delight, everything on all three racks was priced at $2.97. And on top of that, every Tuesday at Gap all items are an additional 10% off for card holders.
For Tori, I found a pink neon T-shirt dress, a color blocked tank dress, a tank top and these shorts in white.
And for me, I bought these peach khakis that normally sell for $49.95. I already own them in other colors so I already knew I liked the fit. With my 10% discount, they were just $2.67 which is 95% off the full price!
I wore it with a white button down (thrifted at Goodwill, $4.00), Banana Republic cognac flats and a cognac belt from J.Crew. And I wore a bracelet I bought in a funky shop in Venice, Italy back in 2010.
I should wear this cuff more often. It's so beautiful. But I don't because I worry it will get lost or damaged it and I wouldn't be able to replace it. Do you hesitate to wear things you love for that reason?
I also bought this dress for $2.67, originally $64.95. A 96% discount! Ninety-six! Have you ever heard of such a thing? Prior to this, I think 70% is the lowest I've ever gotten.
|Same J. Crew belt as above, Clarks sandals (that I don't think look that great here),|
and dangly earrings, a gift from a friend.
And - bonus for me - it's a "tall"! I told the sales associate what a funny coincidence it was to find this dress because I ordered the very same one (same size and color) back in early July and returned it. I didn't think it was worth the price.
He told me that the dress I was buying was most likely the very same one I returned because they don't sell "talls" in the stores, only online. It must've ended up in their inventory by way of me! I guess it was meant to be mine after all.
The evenings are getting cooler around here so I added Tori's Forever 21 cropped denim jacket that I borrow all the time...
and I wore this newish purchase, a mineral ring I bought at Bling for about $20.
Three dresses, a pair of khakis, a pair of great shorts and a tank top all for $17.40 with tax. Such a deal!
If you like Gap, check your local store to see if they have a deep discount rack like mine does. I find it puzzling that the striped dress is still selling online for $50.00 but sold in the shop for less than $3.00. But I am not puzzled enough to ask any probing questions!
What is the deepest discount you have ever found on a new item?
****A quick reminder that "How I Wear My: Second Hand Treasure" is coming up! Email me your photo by September 4th to be included in the post. It will publish first thing Wednesday morning, September 5th.****