It's mid January, the spring lines are out, the christmas sales are over, the general consensus is that anything on the sale rack is the dregs that no one wants and the stores are dying to be rid of.
Despite this, I managed to have an extraordinarily successful shopping trip at Urban Outfitters, J.Crew, and the Gap.
Splotchy leafy green high waisted skirt, Originally $48, now $20 in the store, but is $30 online.
Lilac/Mauve Knit Jersey Dress, with pockets (I love a dress with pockets), and button accents. Originally $48, now $30 in store, $35 online.
Racer back cammi with drapey chains, This top was originally $38 and reduced to $10, but had a couple damaged bits, so I got it for $8. They should be a quick fix.
J.Crew - Extra 30% off clearance in the store
Toothpick Ankle Grey Cords, originally $78, reduced to $21 ($30 online). I really, really loved these when I tried them on in the store, but after wearing them for a day I've realized how very not stretchy they are. I wonder if they will stretch out any after a few wears...?
I love how the ankle length is perfect for my height, at least I won't have to hem them - yay!
Salmon Pink Huge Flower Top, originally $89.50 reduced to $14, when will I ever have enough tops with ruffles, flowers and big dramatic embellishments?
Antler Tissue Tee, Originally $45, reduced to $10. I first noted this cute tee when it was featured on Style Obsession, and when I saw I could get it for $10, I had to have it. It's not really that seasonal - there are other animals with antlers, you know.
Gap - Extra 25% off clearance in store, tiered savings online
Skinny Gold Belt, originally $20, reduced to $7, I've had my eye on this one for a while - I love skinny belts, even if they aren't leather.
Green Pointell and Teal Opaque tights, Originally $12.50, reduced to $3, Can you ever have enough tights??
The best part of my little shopping spree is that I don't even have to feel too guilty about my purchases, as I had to make returns and I had gift cards, so really, I just turned two presents into nine.