26 March 2015

one in one out: march 2015

for each clothing, shoe, and accessory purchase i make this year, i am donating/selling/recycling a comparable item in an effort to better manage my closet.  check out my "one in, one out" tag for more of these monthly posts!
{what came in} 

item bought          price   original $
old navy sleeveless ponte sheath dress - navy 21.13 34.94
old navy lightweight open front cardigan 12.96 19.94
old navy canvas field jacket - brown 29.21 44.94
merona printed crepe shell 11.04 19.99
merona bi-stretch twill barely boot pants - black 1.96 27.99
merona ponte sheath dress - mint 3.06 29.99
j crew factory linen-lace tee - vivid spearmint 19.86 75
j crew factory skirt in basket-weave - roz floral 23.00 85


this month i tried very hard to stay around $100 for my clothing budget which i am impressed i was almost able to do despite three online retail hauls.  fortunately, i got some good deals and promotions:
  • target.com: i took advantage of a promotion that was offering 30% off a $99+ clothing purchase, plus i saved another 17% off for st patricks day followed by another 5% off with my redcard.  i had a $30 gift card put toward purchase to make some great deals on full-priced items i'd had my eye on and probably ended up being a better deal than had i waited for a sale!
  • oldnavy.com:  i never purchase anything at oldnavy.com unless there is at least a 30% promo code to use, which is what i used with this order.  it didn't make for huge savings, but i knew i wanted the dress and jacket and was afraid my size would sell out if i didn't act.  the prices i paid weren't the cheapest i've ever paid for similar items at old navy, but something i was comfortable with.
  • jcrewfactory.com:  the entire store was 40% off but i was also able to use a 30% off code i obtained through gilt.  i don't always know about those things but just happened to see it on alice's instagram.  it's available through 03/29/15 but it took about three hours before the code was emailed to me, so request one now if you think you'll use it by 3/29.  i also used $28 in my paypal account (that i got for selling the j crew skimmer pants from this post on ebay) toward the purchase, making both items roughly $20 each!  $20 for a j crew skirt?  that's definitely my favorite price point! and the minute i saw the lace blouse in that lovely mint color i knew it was so "me" so i'm glad i could get it for less than 1/3 of its original price!
i like sharing my thought processes behind the purchases i make and the deals i use because it helps me process if i made smart shopping decisions and hopefully it's helpful to others to realize how it is possible to get great deals online!

{what went out}

this month, i purchased 8 items: 2 dresses, 1 jacket, 1 skirt, 1 pair of pants, 1 cardigan, 1 sleeveless blouse, and 1 short-sleeved blouse.  i eliminated a comparable item from my closet for each item i purchased.

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