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Clearance Shopping

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I'll admit, I love to clothes shop. I've always liked it and no matter what my size, I could always find something that I think looks good on me. Normally I'd have to go to the store and try things on, and I still have to try certain items on, but we're in the height of clearance season and today I got emails from a couple of different stores telling me about their super-clearance sales. Who can pass up up to 75% off?

Normally I don't online shop for clothes. This morning the deals were too good to pass up. I bought everything in the next size down from what I have in my closet and only the things that will be in season soon. I got several new shirts and a new skirt for less than some people pay for one pair of pants.

I think that this is the best way to gain a new wardrobe! I love clearance! Everything I bought was a Large, no X's. That is the breaking point for prices. That darn X adds a dollar or two to any price. I like being in the cheaper sizes. It's so much easier on the wallet to be in a size that has no X's.

I only hope that those clothes look as good on me as they did on the models. These clothes looked good on them, I won't buy clothes that make the model look ugly, and I've seen some clothes that do exactly that. I'm not sure if the designers even care about big people to make so much of it ugly, no wonder it's a struggle to find cute clothes when you're plus sized.

Online shopping makes it way too easy to spend money. I hope I made a great purchase! It better have been as I need some new clothes for the upcoming season. That is part of the problem with shrinking, nothing fits anymore... but it gives me an excuse to shop!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAREN608 8/16/2012 11:29PM

    Wow all L only!!!! You are so right about sales. I am still in the XXL range but will keep on so I can buy L's someday. Off the clearance rack clothes would make me smile big for sure. Might be a good tangible goal for my future. So happy for you!

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FRAN0426 8/16/2012 11:11PM

    Clerance shopping-----those are words I love seeing, got myself a few new clearance items this week myself.

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TANYA602 8/16/2012 9:34PM

    Tis the season to shop for clothes! I think it's so cool that you love to shop! You have been my inspiration to be daring and get out there and get some new clothes - thank you! Is there a new pic on the horizon?!

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BRAVENEWGRL 8/16/2012 2:08PM

    I went shopping yesterday too. Ann Taylor and Banana Republic outlets ate my food budget.... but hey, I needed pants! And fitting into a Michael Kors dress at Nieman Marcus Rack was amazing! Sigh..... shopping rocks!

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AMANDAUNBIDDEN 8/16/2012 12:19PM

    I love that you bought everyone one size down! That's a great way to keep yourself motivated and pushing! Clearance and cheaper sizes are definitely the best! Glad you had such a successful day shopping!

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DONNA5281 8/16/2012 11:51AM


I enjoy buying clearance items. It can save you quite a bit of money.
Buying a size smaller is a great idea, it gives you a way to lose more weight.
I hope that everything works out for you.

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LILY_SPARK 8/16/2012 11:37AM


Mum always said, "Only a fool pays full price." You're saving on clearance AND more shekles for less material. YOU ROCK!

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TREP13 8/16/2012 11:32AM

    I love clearance shopping and I do most of my shopping online. Enjoy your new purchases and I hope everything fits/looks great!!!

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