I’m sure it will not surprise you to learn that when I go into a store, I head straight for the clearance racks before I even look to the right or to the left. I am not saying that I only buy clothes that are on clearance, but I do always check there first. You never know what you will find!

Last week I hit the jackpot. My favorite store in town (BELK) had TONS of stuff on sale. Spring is coming, which means time to clear anything out of the store that looks wintry. Rack after rack of things just waiting to go home with someone.  I just had to adopt some of the little orphans. 😉

I don’t mind buying winter clothes at this time of year ….some things can pretty much  be worn for three seasons, and if not, I will just put them away until next year. When I get out my winter clothes next year, I will be surprised to find some nice new things that have never been worn.

I  tried on a million things and ended up with eleven tops that I really liked. Yes, ELEVEN! I truly laughed out loud when the salesclerk totaled it up….$65.00!

When I got home and tried everything on, I decided that three of the items should probably go back to the store. Even though they were inexpensive, I returned them because I have learned that you should not keep things because they were cheap. One top was a color that is not flattering to me, one was just a little too long, and one just didn’t go with anything I had. I am very happy with the eight things I kept. You will definitely be seeing them.

This time of year is great for finding bargains. Let me know if you find any. Can anyone beat 11 items for $65.00???

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  1. Oh my gosh! 11 items for $65? That is crazy! How does a store make money off of that? I know they do. I just can’t imagine how you can even get the fabric for those items let alone the labor, shipping, marketing, etc… I love stocking up for next fall/winter at these sales. I even leave the tags on so they still seem new next winter! You’re like me where we buy more classics, instead of trends, so they will still be in style then too. Have a great week Susan!

  2. I know! I told the sales clerk that if I had known they were giving clothes away, I would have come in earlier! I just happened to hit the store on the day that the clearance items were marked 50% off, plus another 40%, and just for that day an extra 20% for cardholders. And yes, I leave the tags on so they will be “new” when I pull them out next winter. 🙂 I do buy more classics, BUT I don’t mind trying something trendy if I can get it for a low low price. 🙂

  3. I always head straight for the clearance racks, too. Wow – you got some amazing deals to have purchased so many items! Great color combination and such a cozy sweater. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

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