I love shopping. I mean, seriously. I’d be okay with a brand new outfit every day of the week. Of course that isn’t possible and the money I do have to spend on clothes needs to stretch as far as it can. I want to be trendy, I want to be stylish but I don’t want to spend the money that a lot of trendy, stylish clothes cost.
It hasn’t been long since Gordmans opened in the Albuquerque area. I had NO IDEA what it was and took to Facebook to ask my friends. Everyone was so excited and said how much they loved it. I counted down the days until they opened. The first day I walked in, I was hooked. The store is jam packed with clothes for everyone in the family and everything is SO cute…but affordable.
I was given a $50 gift card and asked to see how much I could buy with the money.
I took to the store, looking for something to wear this spring. Luckily when I head into work I don’t have to be super dressed up, but I still want to look nice and I want to look stylish…..cute. You know? Any reason to wear cute shoes, right? Why wear sneakers when I can wear cute boots or heels…shoot even cute flats. Shoes really do change my mood.
So, I walked in and found this cute outfit, but each piece was from XOXO and was $30 each…that would take me $10 over my budget. Okay, well, luckily there was a lot more store to look at.
I found this incredibly cute dress, but unfortunately they smallest size they had was a medium. Darn it! I need a small. Story of my life. The dress was adorable and only $19.99. That would have left $30 for shoes or a purse! Okay, well time to keep looking.
Next I found this incredibly cute cardigan, paired with a matching tank top and a pair of jeans. Unfortunately I’m too short for the jeans. I wanted to wear sandals and realized that I couldn’t pull off these jeans without hemming them. While I LOVE the outfit and all three pieces still left me with $15 to spare, I went back to look for more.
I ran across the clearance rack where I found this dress for just $10! The pattern is very retro, it’s comfy and isn’t it cute?! I had to try it on, but after I did, I fell that much more in love with it.
Anyone else do this when they are trying on dresses? I always stand on my toes like I’m in heels…even though I’m in socks. LOL
Then it was time to keep looking..I still had $40 to spend! I went back to the racks and…….
I found these cute teal women pants. They feel like leggings but I won’t look like I’m wearing yoga pants at work. I paired the pants with a black tank top and then I found the gorgeous leopard print sheer top to cover. I had to add accessories, so I picked up some silver sandals. Before I left, I took a look at the jewelry and found the necklace and earring set. Perfect!
So I checked out, used my 20% off coupon, which by the way, you can download by clicking the image to the right (good through 4/1/14)! I was nervous as each item was rung up. My total? $57.95. UGH! I was $7.95 over. The necklace and earring set was $8.99, so that is what took me over. Even without those, I was able to pick up pants, a tank top, shirt, sandals and a dress for the $50! How incredibly amazing is that?
I love that I can stop in and find really stylish clothing that is well within my budget! There are name brands all over the place and just a fraction of the “mall” prices.
So what do you think? Did I make some good choices with my $50 to spend?