Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Bargain Clothes!

This weekend I hit the 75% off sales at 2 local department stores and got 16 pieces of summery clothing for $72.00 dollars! That is an average price of $4.50 per item. This isn't garage sale prices, but the stuff is all brand new! Besides, I usually don't have much luck at garage sales on clothing.

The highest original price on one of the tops was $59.00 and the lowest original price on some shorts was $13.00. You may be wondering why on earth I'm buying so many summer clothes when it will turn cool really soon.


Next summer, we are going on a trip! When I work extra like I'm doing this semester, we try to use the money for extras and not rely on it for day to day expenses. So one of our 'extras' will be to travel! Can you guess from these pictures where we will be going?


Did you guess Greece? If you did, you are right! We will travel to Venice for two days, cruise around the Greek islands for 7 days, and then spend 2 nights in Paris before coming home!
Half of the fun of a trip is the planning...and I'm going to enjoy planning for this trip!
Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.

24 comments:

Dawn said...

What a great sale on those clothes! That's a great price for all you got.

Greece! That will be a magnificent vacation you are planning.

I haven't gone on a vacation since our honeymoon LOL!

take care,
Dawn

Darlene said...

OMG!!!!!Can I stow away in your luggage???? What a fabulous vacation you will be taking!!!

You got a great deal on those clothes....I just bought some new clothes too. But, unfortunately not for a vacation....just because I have gained some weight..YIKES!!! Better do something about that :)

Alex said...

You rock on the sales! My mother and I do the same thing. ;-) Now, about that trip to Greece...can I hide in your luggage? :P hee hee

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi Diane...Just thinking of your future trip will make getting up and trudging off to work all the more bearable, won't it? As soon as I saw the Acropolis in your photo, I knew you were going to Greece... ;-) Bo

jeanne said...

Diane, my cousin just went shopping in the only good store in Franklin and bought $80. worth of summer items. They were 75% off as well. I wanted to go but I can't stand that long yet. However, she is not going to Greece. That trip sounds like a dream. I agree planning your trip will be fun. Then before you know it you will be on your way.

Hugs...Jeanne

Nancy said...

Diane, That's a great deal on the cothes! Just let me know when I need to have my bags packed!!LOL
I know you can't wait! Nancy

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow Diane, you did great on the clothes. And you are so lucky to get to go on the trip !

Grandma Faith said...

I agree with you about looking forward to a trip. I have so much fun planning and getting ready to go. Then I have fun remembering when I get home. I get many years of enjoyment out of a three week vacation trip. Congrats on all the pretty new clothes at such great prices. Take care.

Gretchen said...

Wow what a fabulous trip that will be and all the better to start planning with new clothes. I hate to buy clothes unless they are on sale.

Gretchen

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Did you say Greece? I would LOVE to go there - that is definitely on my list of things to do in my lifetime. How exciting!

Great job on the clothes - I just hit Tarjay and got quite a few deals myself.

Elzie said...

Sounds like a nice trip. And what a lovely banner you got.
Hope you have a good day.
Love Elzie

Bella Casa said...

That's a DREAM trip! I have wanted to go to Greece ever since that 2nd Benji movie came out, what was it, "For The Love of Benji"? lololol ;)

Great deal on the clothes :)

Bella

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh Diane! You are going to have so much fun on that trip!! Take lots and lots of photos!

Pat said...

Those are all wonderful finds and the way I like to clothes shop,too, Diane! I always look at Macy's discount racks whenever I shop to see what I can find.

Your trip sounds like a dream! Venice is my all time favorite place. It's hard to get around and expensive as heck, but there is nothing like it on earth! You must have a Bellini at Harry's Bar in St. Mark's Square. Also take the vaporettos and not the water taxis, and definitely splurge on a gondola ride! There is nothing more romantic! Bargain hard though -- multo Euros!

Hugs, Pat

CIELO said...

Greece is one of the places I'd love to visit one day... is on my "dream" wish list! :)

Have a blessed day... and BTW, love your new autumnly blog banner!

cielo

Marie said...

GREAT deals!! I think what you paid is very, very close to garage sale prices if you ask me! And even better since it's all brand new. :o)

How wonderful you are going to Greece and Paris next summer! I am in the process of planning a trip to France in March! I'm so excited!!

Smilingsal said...

I guessed it with the first picture. WOW. What a terrific way to spend your extra work paychecks! I agree that planning is the most fun.

Good shopping too!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Woo hooooooo!!! What a TRIP! Je t'aime Paris and hope to make it back some day.

It's so nice to have something this huge to look forward to. Good for you!!

nikkicrumpet said...

If you could see my face right now....you would see JEALOUS JEALOUS JEALOUS! You are gonna have such a time!

bloggin' Chrystal said...

I'm so jealous...Pack me in your bag! YOU will have a fabulous time! Great deal on the clothes too.

Sandy Toes said...

Oh...how wonderful is that! Greece!!! That water is so blue and beautiful! Start planning those outfits now!
-Sandy toes

Susie Harris said...

What great finds! I bet you just cant wait! Wish I was going~

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Oh, lucky, lucky you! Greece will be such a great trip!!! Great clothes and bargain! :) ~Rhonda

Mrs. B said...

Ooooh, your trip sounds wonderful! I've always wanted to go to Greece! And Paris is one of my favorite places in the world! Have fun planning!