Jan 31, 2013

January - Where My Dolla Bills Went

So I went to Kohls for the first time in about 8 years. I blame blogging. I was seeing some cute stuff all over the blogosphere from the pseudo-department store and I figured late January sales would be the perfect time to check it out. Let's just say it was perfect timing. A ton of stuff was marked down to 70% off, then another 25% off of THAT price. Cray cray. So, I bought two things. I could have bought more, but, well, that's what I'm trying NOT to do. That's actually the whole point of these posts. Oh, and we're thinking about traveling to Europe this summer (ahhhhh! so excited!), so I'm kind of at the point where I would rather spend money on the trip than new clothes I probably don't need. But come next month, it's possible that I'll have convinced myself that I need new clothes FOR the trip :)




1. White Blazer (Narciso Rodriguez for DesignNation). Regulary $84, but I got it for $18.95. A white blazer wasn't on my mental shopping list, but I tried this one on and it fit like a glove. It's also really long (my torso is creepily long) so I just couldn't pass it up. It also has lovely tuxedo stripes down the sides. Gah, it's just really cute.

2. Lace Tank (Sonoma). It's really difficult to tell what it looks like in the picture, but it's basically a lacy off-white tank. I like that it's thick so my bra won't show through. I often wear a plan white tank under cardigans, and I thought the lace would be a cute way to take things up a notch :) It was originally $20, but I got it for $14.99.

Total: $33.94

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32 comments:

  1. I love that you write out, gah. :) So, Ashley!

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  2. Ahhh... I LOVE steals from Kohls!

    I *live* there!

    My sister wants that blazer! She sent it to me asking if I can be on the look out. I LOVE it! But I love blazers. ;)

    Great finds!!!!!!

    Now, stay away. Otherwise you may go broke, like me :)

    Kohls is like a cult for me.. I have their card (Thanks, Husband) and they send me tedious coupons along with huge sales! HELLO!!! I.cannot.resist!

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    1. Haha, they asked me if I wanted a Kohl's card and luckily I was able to resist! But I had a great experience so I'm sure I'll be back!

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  3. Wow! You did amazing! I love that white blazer!

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  4. Kohl's always has crazy deals! I don't go there as often anymore because I don't live super close to one...and I used to work there so...bad memories...haha! But I love that white blazer! Good choice!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    1. Hahaha, I'm sure I would try to stay away from any store I used to work at too! I was blown away by the good deals - I'm afraid I'll be going back way to often :)

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  5. I used to own a blazer like this that I wore a lot when I worked in an office in the corporate world. Then I found a different job in the art field & everyone wears Anthro looking stuff, so the blazer & pumps went to the Thrift store. Reading this post just made me chuckle !!!The blazer that I now wear from Anthro is a ticking stripe with a ric rac trim edge....so if you change careers, you could always funk up the blazer by sewing ric rac trim along the edges.

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    1. Oh wow, what a great idea! Of course that idea would come from Anthro - gah, I would wear ONLY their clothes if I could!

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  6. I haven't been to Kohl's in years, but I have also been seeing super cute stuff on other blogs. I actually got a gift card to Kohl's for Christmas, so I am excited to check it out and see what I find! Love that white blazer!

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    1. Yay for gift cards! You should definitely go soon - the sales are CRAZY!

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  7. I LOVE that white blazer! and what a great deal!!

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    1. Thanks, Katie! I'm hoping I'll figure out a lot of ways to wear it!

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  8. Oh I'm glad you bought that blazer..... White blazers go with EVERYTHING so you cant be upset with yourself haha :)
    Brooke @ what2wear

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    1. Yay - I'm happy to hear I'll have a lot of ways to wear it! I might have to go through your archives and see ways you've worn yours!

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  9. I can't wait to see how you style that blazer! I saw it a while ago at Kohl's, and considered getting it, but didn't feel it was worth 1/4 of my monthly budget. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a genuine and useful comment. Hopefully now that I've admitted to having a problem, I can take the next step and fix the problem!

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    1. I'm really excited about the blazer - I'm hoping it becomes a closet classic! And, I appreciate you being real on your blog, Kate - I feel the same way about my blog sometimes too. I'm excited to see how you move forward in all of this!

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  10. way to be budget-savvy! one can never have enough blazers I say :)


    The House of Shoes

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  11. I love a good buy - had some a few weeks ago at Gap! Perhaps we could follow each other?

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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    1. It's the best time for sales! I'll come visit you, Lulu!

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  12. Such great finds Ashley! I especially love that white blazer, it is so chic and for under $20?! That's awesome :)

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  13. Hi darlin! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Would you like to follow each other on GFC & BLoglovin? Just leave me a comment on my blog and let me know! Thanks:)!

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    1. Hi Rita! Thanks for stopping by! I will head to your blog right now!

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  14. Thanks for sharing such a nice post!
    I'm following you right now, hope you will do same!
    Have a happy time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Alexandra! I'll come visit your blog soon!

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  15. The blazer is great! Lovely blog. What about following each other?

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  16. I think a white blazer is a great piece to have in your closet. I'm thinking of getting one myself!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  17. Awesome steals!! And I'm with you on the travels, that is where all our money is going. Those trips are expensive so it's gonna take some time

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  18. you got the white blazer for such a steal! it's actually not easy finding a decent white blazer,which is a shame as they're such useful and versatile pieces :)

    Metallic Paws

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