Besides “which kind of Old Navy jeans do you wear?” (sweetheart, but thinking of defecting), the single most common question I get asked is “where do you find all your clothes? I have a tiny budget too!”
Well we all know I’m the poster child for Old Navy, so that’s no secret. But the trick to making your budget really stretch is the clearance section!
Or these Tarjay jewels for just $4.98 as well. Stinker LMM got them in yellow, but I’ll settle for white
Shirt dress for $9.98
Floral dress for $12
The key to clearance shopping is GOING OFTEN. Stalk your favorite stores to the point of just under creepy. Cori stalks Loft, I’m a creeper at ON and Target. More times than not, you will leave with nothing but the knowledge of what is to come in the next markdown.
Like today….tons of cute cardigans on “clearance” at Tarjay. $13.98 is not clearance for a sweater for me, but now I know. Time to stalk. So over the next few weeks when I need to pop in for diapers or to replace the new sippy cup that LJ will chew a hole through, I’ll swing by and see if they’ve come down anymore. If they have, score! If not, check again next time.
You WILL miss deals, but that’s ok. If it’s something you absolutely can’t live without, grab it. If not, wait it out. Saving $5-10 bucks may not seem like a big deal, but if it means your clothes wardrobe goes twice as far…
Wanna know another secret?
Crowdtap. If you aren’t signed up yet…RUN.
See that pretty little box on my sidebar? Click there to join the only site that connects customers with the brands the love. Again, poster child for ON here, I’ve been hooked up with jeans, accessories, and a dress all for FREE! Just take some pictures, give them your opinion, and that’s it!
Like my fav student tour guide ever said, “Cheap is good, but free is better!”