Usually when we go there I look for clothes for our 5 kids and we usually go on one of the two Saturdays each month when everything is 1/2 price.....but those days are super crowded. This time I was actually going to look for myself!! Very few of my dress pants are fitting right now. Most of them are size 8-12 and although I can still wear the 8's, the others just don't look good in my legs or bottom any longer.... they're too baggy.
Also, in tops, I'm still not use to the fact that I have moved down from wearing Large and X-Large to Small and Medium (mostly mediums but some smalls). As I was trying on the tops yesterday I wanted to cry....happy tears!! I couldn't believe that these tops were fitting. I'm not use to that feeling and it always takes me by surprise. What?? Show my arms? I can't believe I can do that now. They definently need more work but I'm comfortable wearing sleeveless tops now. :)
I ended up buying 19 tops, 3 pair of pants, 1 skirt, 1 formal dress (for our cruise this summer), 1 purse, and 2 pair of shoes. I know that sounds like a lot of tops but I need to replace the XL tops in my closet that don't fit any longer and I honestly didn't realize how many tops I had put in my cart to try on.
So this is what I do.... if I bring home 3 tops, I try to come home and take atleast 3 tops out of my closet to bag up and take back to the Goodwill the next time I go. Otherwise, we seem to accumulate tooooo much! And with 7 of us in this house, we can accumulate alot if we don't make sure to donate our clothes back to the Goodwill or to someone who can use them.
All of the items that I bought were $1.99-5.99 (with most of the tops being $3.49) and I have the Blue Card which takes an additional 20% off. (the Blue Card costs NOTHING to get. You just sign up at the store or online when you get home and everytime you buy at least $25 worth of merchandise, they take an additional 20% off)! You just can't beat these prices. Not sure if the Blue Card is a Colorado perk or a national one, but if you ever shop there, it would be worth it to check it out. I mean, look at what I bought below... all for less than $100.00 (minus a top and pair of pants that I left over at my mom's house):
Everything's washed and ready to wear. Now, I just need to spend some time today cleaning out my closet and getting a bag ready to give away.
On a side note, my sister saw a huge bucket of hotwheels for $25.00 so she put the bucket in her cart. A man came up to her and wanted it and she told him she was buying it (I mean it was in her cart???). He followed her around the store and then came up to her later and asked if she still wanted them. She was afraid to take her eyes off of her cart the rest of the time we were there. But.. it was so worth it.... my boys are going to love playing with them. :)
I hope you all have a great day! :)