Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My Shopping Notebook {Recent Purchases under $30}

After being sick with the flu for longer than I care to remember last month, I've had fun making up for lost (shopping) time and finding some items on my list that I actually needed..?? Luck was on my side with most of the deals I found.  When I have more than three stores in the mall to visit, I quickly scan the sale items and know the higher priced quality pieces to grab first (thanks to online "research" shopping, LOL.) and search for my size before it catches another savvy shopper's eye. 
*Some of these items are still available online, the prices listed are the in store prices I paid, not the current online selling price.
What's on your shopping wish list?

Express Neon Yellow Heels $12.50 (reg $48)
I was looking for a neon pair of shoes and these could not be more perfect.

Of course I also picked up the black  pair could I resist?

Sparkle Stone Necklace at Banana Republic $18 (reg $59)
I have been wanting a true (larger than normal) statement necklace for a while
and this bright pop of orange will go nicely with my neutrals.
Rubbish Vintage Style Denim Jacket $29.90 at Nordstrom
I didn't exactly "need" another version of a denim jacket (you can even see a few of them in the background of this pic), but this fit so perfectly and is a lightweight jacket, a good match for the hot summer in Los Angeles.

The vintage look close up

MICHAEL Michael Kors White Denim Shorts $24.99 at TJ Maxx
I just saw these at Bloomingdales "on sale" for $65 (the tag has the retail price as $99.50!!)

Gap Ponte Blazer in Lavendar $20.80 (reg $88)
Find this at your local store if you can! A casual and tailored jacket at an amazing price.

Calvin Klein Striped Jersey Dress from TJ Maxx for $29.99 

It's hard to believe that for the same price Target is selling some of their dresses for right now, I picked up a CK dress for the same amount. The fit of this dress is so flattering and with my orange crush this season, this will be my new favorite summer dress.

Online Sale Codes (updated 5/30)
*Banana Republic Save 30% off  Full Priced styles using code BRFRESH30 thru 6/1
*GAP Save 30% off women and men's Sale styles using code GAPSALE thru 6/1
*Express Save an extra 20% off online clearance prices - no code required  

Thanks for reading!


  1. awesome finds, tracy! awesome deal on the neon heels!

  2. Great picks Tracy! Love that lavender jacket - I'm going to try my GAP tomorrow. :)


  3. Great buys and additions to your summer wardrobe.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post "Palm Tree Paradise'. They are my latest find for my summer vacation. I would love to read your thoughts about them. Thank you!:)


  4. Wow I love the banana republic necklace it's gorgeous! Great post :) I'm now following you! x

    1. Thanks, can't wait to wear the necklace! Love your blog, followed you back :)

  5. those heels are incredible!!! :) i love neon lime!!!


    1. I am so obsessed with neon and love them paired with black and white.