Feels so weird that we are in the final days of summer and fall is on its way. I hope you all had an enjoyable summer season and got to accomplish a lot of summer fun on your to-do list. Is it weird that I spent almost the entire month of August on vacation and it still feels weird I’m not at the beach this weekend? Growing up on the beach, Labor Day Weekend was such a big part of my summer that it feels weird not to be in a beach chair today. This year, we had fun in the city and got to enjoy dinner and drinks in our neighborhood and went for a long walk to look at the destruction Hurricane Ida left in its path. If you are staying at home or on vacation, I made it easy to shop the best sales.
I’ve listed some sales going on that I think are worth it to shop at for the best deals.
Abercrombie // up to 40% off select styles
Ann Taylor // up to 50% off your purchase.
Bath & Body Works // 50% off select items, $10 off three wick candles
Draper James // Extra 40% off sale styles
Express // 40% off everything
H&M // 20% off almost everything
J. Crew // 40% off and 60% off clearance styles
J. Crew Factory // up to 60% off almost everything
Loft // up to 50% off
Macy’s // 30% off sale styles
Madewell // 30% off sale styles
Nordstrom // up to 60% off summer sale
Old Navy // 60% off storewide
Target // 20% off clothing, up to 25% off furniture
I didn’t know I needed new shoes until I went to a DSW in Raleigh because they were open. We went for my mom to get new shoes and I walked out of there with 4 boxes of shoes! Their clearance section has so many amazing brands and shoes for all seasons at unbelievable prices. I was able to purchase some amazing booties and shoes to wear right now with the warmer weather. Recently they just added half a million shoes to clearance to make room for fall shoes so take advantage of these amazing deals! DSW has different promotions and additional sales on top of clearance so I was able to get 4 pairs of shoes for $100. It never hurts to browse and buy shoes for a season you are not currently in because your future self will thank you for a good deal.
What I’ve noticed with DSW is that shoes I see in the famous Nordstrom Sale or are popular one year are often at DSW the next year. I like shoes but don’t need to have the most current style because honestly, they don’t change that often. DSW also carries current popular styles from name brands too so I like to shop from there first before I go anywhere else for new shoes.
MARC FISHER PUMPS I am slowly buying this shoe in every single color because it is so comfortable! I currently have them in pink and black and just got a pair in leather ivory.
COLE HAAN MULE Now I need a reason to leave the house to wear these cute and comfortable mules with a block heel. Cole Haan makes amazing shoes and I love that I can always get them at an amazing price at DSW.
COLE HAAN BOOTIES Unfortunately, the booties I got are no longer available so I’m linking a very similar style from the same brand. All last year I was looking for a cute bootie that was waterproof that I could slip on and walk to the train to get to work instead of wearing sneakers or my nice work shoes. Now I can walk to work in comfortable shoes without sacrificing style!
SOLE SOCIETY BOOTIES There were so many booties in the clearance when I went to the store. I was able to buy these for a really good price and I remember seeing them at Nordstrom in the past.
ADIDAS SNEAKERS Here’s the thing, I don’t believe in spending $100 on sneakers because I plan on sweating and getting dirty in them! My Adidas sneakers were an impulse buy at Costco because they were on sale for less than $30 and I noticed that DSW sells the same ones for way less than are currently on sale at Nordstrom.
Anyone else’s email full of email after email about a sale? The last few months being at home made me realize that we did need a few things for our home but I wasn’t paying Amazon prices and sometimes you just need to see the things in store, ya know? So while in North Carolina I’ve been able to do some in store shopping because my parents town is very large (lots of land) and a small population. Stores are often empty especially on the weekdays so that is when I browse. I wanted to share what stores I am keeping an eye on for sales and good deals on home items.
Starting off with TJ Maxx, Homegoods and Marshalls because for the months the physical stores were closed, they still continued to receive weekly shipments. My mom and I went to Homegoods a week or so after one opened back up and it was like Christmas because so many items were on clearance. Those kitchen basics like a butter dish we never got around to buying was on clearance. These stores need to clear the shelves to make room for more stuff. Lots of holiday decor ( Easter, Spring and Summer) were really cheap because they need to make room for Fall and back to school items. Now that the stores are back open, I am still seeing a good amount of items in the clearance section marked down.
My parents have a Belk around the corner so we went there recently to stock up on bedding and towels for their Air BnB. While I was there I took advantage of some good sales as well, They have name brand kitchen and home items that were on major sale so Jake got some presents! Belk also has adorable bedding so we got some for my bedroom here at my parents house since I took all of my stuff with me to Philly. I also bought too many candles because they were only $6…. Oops!
I’m sure you have heard that Pier1 is closing. They have a slow liquidation and markdowns are on Thursdays so that is when I pop into the store and browse. Right now I am only purchasing items that go on clearance because the prices are still a bit high. I was able to get adorable Easter bunny plates that were less than $1 each. My mom got me some cute seagull beach themed plates and Jake sent me money to get lemon themed dinner plates because I’ve had my eyes on them for weeks. I talked more about my recent Pier1 haul here. If you can, stop by a store and do some shopping. Most of the items listed online are marked sold out but are available in store so it’s best to shop in store.
I’ve only been to Hobby Lobby a few times because we never had one near us. It’s where my mom and I went to get some decor for her laundry room redesign and it’s impossible to go in and not get something! I have been watching their sales, some categories have been 50% off and Spring/Summer items are significantly discounted to make room for fall.
My parents have been talking about Ollie’s since they moved down here but I never heard of it. I finally went and now I’m making stops all the time to browse. It’s similar to Big Lots with just more inexpensive items and more known brand names. They have a large book section and everything is under $5 so I went a little crazy stocking up!
In the South there is a giant Walmart in every town. I went there with my mom a few weeks ago when we redesigned an old playroom into a craft room for her to get some cube organizers and containers to organize her crafts. While we were there, we bought new towels for the pool and I got some items for our home. I’m in love with a lot of the Better, Homes and Garden collection and the price was too good not to take advantage of!
Of course I have been to Target while I’ve been visiting my parents. I’ve been pretty good at not buying much there but I have been buying a lot of home items that are in the dollar bins. Cute lazy Susan’s, lemon decor, serving platters and more!
My parents town is full of antique stores so I’ve been going to a few with my parents. Even if we don’t buy anything, it’s been fun to just walk around in air conditioning and look at some cool stuff. I’ve purchased new lamps, a table for $40 that will stay at my parents house until we get a bigger house and other little things. Living in a city is great but being in a small town makes me miss how easy it is to go to a store, how affordable things can be. So after a few of my shopping trips, I told Jake that he better rent a SUV when he comes to visit and take me back Philly in September!
This Memorial Day Weekend plans are going to be a little different for everyone but at least we can rely on some goods sales to keep us busy!
AERIE || 10 for $35 undies, BOGO bathing suit bottoms and tops, 20-60% off items AMERICAN EAGLE || 25-60% off everything ANN TAYLOR || 60% off everything ANTHROPOLOGIE || extra 50% off sale items EXPRESS || 40-50% off everything J. CREW || 60% off your purchase, 50% off sale items J.CREW FACTORY || 50-60% off everything LOFT || 50% off everything, 60% off for reward members OLD NAVY || 50% off tees, tanks, swim and shorts
Now that Thanksgiving dinner has been eaten and I am snacking on pumpkin pie, we can start shopping the Black Friday Sales! There are so many amazing sales and deals right now so you can get started on your Christmas shopping or get a few things for yourself. I’m making it easy to shop and see where the sales are!
Abercrombie // 50% off everything & free shipping
Anthropologie // 30% off everything
Bath & Body Works // Buy 3 Get 3 Free, $4 Gingham Body Care, $30 Tote with $30 Order
I am sooo excited for a three day weekend! They don’t come often so I hope to get as much relaxation, fun and time in the sun in as I can. We had an early dismissal at work on Friday so I made plans to meet up with a friend for a late lunch and to do some shopping in Rittenhouse. After not being in the retail world for a while, I kinda forgot how amazing Memorial Day Weekend sales are. Since I was out shopping with a friend, I didn’t get that much time to browse at everything on sale. Now I’m curled up on my couch in my jammies working on my laptop browsing online doing my research to find all the sales. A lot of my favorite recent purchases are included in this sale and I would definitely recommend taking advantage of this sale if there is anything you had your eyes on lately.