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How I Save On Clothes (So I Can Splurge On Makeup!)

Time to be real with you lovelies.

It doesn’t bother me in the least to drop $17 on a MAC lippie or $35 on a quality foundation but I don’t like to pay a lot for my clothing.  My philosophy is, if your makeup doesn’t look good then nothing else will.  Quality makeup is worth spending on. And I certainly love drugstore makeup too!  But my point is, clothing is something I like to save on… it frees up more money for other things.

That being said, I enjoy a pretty top or dress as much as the next girl.  But I don’t want to pay a lot for them.  And I rarely do.  In fact, a lot of days my entire outfit cost me less than $25.  How do I arrange that, you may be asking.  I’d be delighted to tell you!

  • I shop end of season.  When spring clothes are coming out, I’m updating my wardrobe for winter- the remainder of this one and next year’s.  In fact, I just purchased 3 winter tops at $4 $5 & $6.  They were 75% off.  🙂
  • I shop from the back of the store forward.  The deepest sales cuts are always in the back, ladies.
  • I know my brands and what works for me.  Maurices is my go-to for tops, Dressbarn for dresses & American Eagle for jeans.  Since I’m pretty brand loyal, I know my sizes and can easily order online.
  • I combine promo codes with sales to save even more.
  • I love a good yard sale!  Nothing makes me happier than to score some cute finds for $1 & $2 a piece.
  • I follow the law of trading clothing!  Meaning if something doesn’t work for me, I pass it on to my daughter, sister or a friend… and I gratefully accept their clothing passed to me.
  • I shop for basics at Walmart & Target.  Did you know that Walmart has camis for $1.68 and leggings for $3.78?  And no one is going to know where they came from!  Except all you fabulous people reading my blog.  Now my secret is out!  LOL!
  • I look in Family Dollar occasionally.  I’ve found super cute maxi dresses and tops there on occasion.

Finding bargains makes me happy.  In fact, I can’t keep a good bargain to myself!  I’m always texting a girlfriend or my sister to share about what steals are available.

I hope this has offered you some helpful tips.  I’d love to hear any tips you have to save on clothing, too!



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