Bringing in the New Year with new clothes!

Happy New Year! I hope 2009 will be one of my best years, fashionably speaking - and I'm already working hard to start things off right.

December was a great shopping month, with the constant bombardment of sales to boost retail - all of which I enjoyed and took advantage of. Not that I want our economy to be doing poorly, nor do I enjoy the constant talk of recession, but I do love "buy one handbag, get one free" and "20% off everything in the store" and "additional 25% off sale items" Oh yes.

I also love checking the prices of the shoes on my Amazon wish, so much so that it has become a daily addiction. I just keep watching and waiting until all the shoes I want get to 70% off, or more. At which point, buying them feels almost like an obligation - so I have to exercise a good deal of self restraint. I know I've mentioned it before, but their shoe prices are just amazing.

Of my after Christmas shopping trips, I managed to snag some great deals when coupling sale items with discount coupons. Coupons can be quite annoying at times, with their stipulations and exemptions, but I always try to utilize them as much as possible.

30% off at Khols is always quite nice, and I knew just what I wanted, black skinny jeans. I recently saw a girl wearing a pair with some silver heels and a slouchy white top. She looked amazing - so put together with so few pieces. I found the jeans I wanted on the Khols website, Rewind Skinny Jeans for $30, however, when I went to find them at the store, they only had my size in purple.

Purple, is actually quite lovely! Never would I have thought to wear puple jeans, but they are such a dark wash, it's almost more of a warm black. And of course, now that I know which size I need, I can always order of pair in black from their website. If they wear well, it's often a good idea to buy more than one pair of pants when you find ones that fit!

Another coupon discount I got was 25% off at Bob's (a store I don't usually shop at), but when I saw some black suede booties by Steve Madden already half off, I couldn't resisit. My only issue with them is that they are pull-on, and I seem to have an extreme amount of dificiulity doing this! I don't know if it is just me, or if I perhaps need a shoe horn, or some slippery socks, but really - is a zipper too much to ask?

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