July 5, 2011

EPIC Haul!!!

Okay, this month has been a very busy one. With me doing some much needed things for myself both mentally and physically as well as getting back in the swing of being back in the swing of many things. So I am, of course, excited to be doing some of the things that I am doing (it really doesn't take much to please me, lol) and I also took some time to participate in some much appreciated (whether or not it was "needed" is yet to be seen) RETAIL THERAPY!

For those of you who were not aware, Bath and Body Works's Semi Annual Sale was this past month, in fact, it ended July 3rd. They have this sale twice a year, in June and December, and this is the time that I avail myself to stocking up on their anti-bacterial hand soaps for my bathrooms. So I walked into BBW with the intention to buy "hand soap." I picked up the mesh shopping bag to load it up with "hand soap." Then....I looked around me at the massive display of all things 75% OFF and in the "Hello, Goodbye" containers to see that many of the fragrances that I liked were on sale either because they were discontinuing them or because they were changing the packaging of the product. Either way, I couldn't beat the deals! I loaded up on shower gels, hand soaps, some of the fragrance oils that you can heat up in the little devices with a tea light (I have no idea what they are called). Long story short, I got a lot of stuff. Five trips in three weeks and seven BBW bags later and this was the end result:
   As you can see, I have
much more lotions and shower gels than hand soap.........But I can pretty much promise that I won't be going back to BBW for quite some time. I'm even considering giving away these coupons I earned while shopping....CONSIDERING! They would have to be used before 7/29, so we'll see.

Next in my retail therapy escapade was a trip to Lane Bryant. There, I stuck to my guns. For those who shop there you are very much aware that LB tends to be a tad bit overpriced and, while the clothes do tend to be long-lasting and of decent quality, trips there are better left few and far between and specified to the sale racks. Well, this time, I went specifically looking for shorts, which I haven't bought or worn in about 8 years, and tanks because the tanks were on sale and I love using them as a pop of color to my strapless sundresses. I walked out with 3 pairs of shorts and 4 tanks. Job well done!

Then, there was a trip to the outlets. Including my 5th and final trip into BBW (they had an abundance of the White Citrus shower gel that other stores had sold out of), I picked up these wonderful items:
First were these cute little babies from Adidas! I needed some new walking/workout shoes and these were on sale at an unbeatable price and they have a little bit of purple in the color scheme. Although my favorite color is blue, nothing with blue was on sale at a price that could beat these bad boys!

Next were these cuties from Nine West. Now, I must admit, these were not what I initially went in there for, but they didn't have my size in the grey (which they called black) and upon rationalizing that I have no natural toned shoes that I could wear in the colder months, I scooped these up and they are adorable! I must give myself kudos for waiting for my payday to get these also because they had gone down another $10 in price when I went back to get them.

Then there were these little puppies from Charlotte Russe. I must admit, I am not a Russe shopper and only, typically, go into the store for their accessories (I also got some earrings for $4) but I had been watching these shoes for about 4 months and finally decided to buy them and was able to get them at less than half off!!! Yay me!

Last, but certainly not least, I attended the CD Celebration Concert for my friend Derek Dunn and I purchased his sophomore project entitled "Relationship" (available on iTunes). The music is awesome and Derek is an anointed minister and amazing vocalist.

That is the end of my haul and the finale of a wonderful Fourth of July weekend! Needless to say, I won't be doing much more shopping in the near future, but it was certainly fun while it lasted!

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