Saturday, January 28, 2012

Favourite Things Friday: New Red Coat

Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jackets. –Baltasar Gracian

It is no longer Friday anywhere in the world. I checked. But I haven't done an FTF since December and I have a really good one this week. Since it is my blog and I make the rules, I'm doing Favourite Things Friday on Saturday this week.

If you've followed me for any amount of time, you'll know that I love to get a great deal. Buying on sale is my middle name. In my family, we call it being a bargain shopper. And you bet your boots I am. I am very conscious of how I spend my money and I like to make it go as far as I can. That being said, I am not a thrift-shop kind of gal. There are lots of people I know who find amazing things at thrift shops and I truly admire them for this skill. Intellectually, I know that there are a great many wonderful deals to be had. But emotionally, it is much more satisfying to me to make an amazing find on the clearance rack. I love the feeling of getting something brand new for practically nothing. Case in point: The price tag on this red coat said $150.00. I brought it home with me for the sum total of $18.69. That is 88% off!

Style & Co. Double-Breasted Pea Coat with Removable Hood, Macy's

Special thanks to e. of Pink Suede Shoe for the photography. You are a genius.

I found a few other really great things on the clearance rack this week as well. There are probably too many to include in one post. As dorky as I feel posing for and posting pictures of myself, I've decided to break up my haul into smaller posts over the next few weeks and show you what I got on what I've decided to call Wardrobe Wednesdays. In the meantime, I'll be drooling over wearing that red coat every chance I get.

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9 comments:

Angie said...

I am the same kind of shopper! In fact I bought a coat not too different from that one (except it is camel colored) last year. I don't remember the exact numbers but I think the first price was somewhere near $200 and I ended up with it for around $35. I refuse to buy cheap stuff but I won't spend a lot for nice stuff either. It's a balance thing. ;)

Barb said...

Wow, that is a great buy and yep...I am the cheapest of the cheap!!

P. said...

What a deal/steal! It looks great on you too!

Shay said...

I love buying things on clearance too. (We call them crazy bargains at our house ) Frankly it's just smart shopping- and if they can sell it for such a great price then it was overpriced big time in the first place.

Congrats on your "crazy bargain". You look gorgeous in it!

mom said...

yea! I love your new red coat and the great small price you paid for it!

hueisei said...

Wow..that was cheap! You look great on it. And you change your profile photo too :)

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Love the coat. It looks great on you too

Michelle said...

That is a fabulous deal! And the coat is just perfect on you. :-)

Michelle said...

Oh yes, and my grandmother called the clearance rack, the "rotten rack". She was a great rotten rack shopper too.