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Blouse: Frankly Basic | Sweater: Forever 21 | Jeans: Lee Jeans | Shoes: J.Crew (bought for only $35 from Her Majesty) | Bag: Urban Outfitters | Necklace: Target

Can I just point out once again that my J.Crew shoes were only $35?!  With the retail value being $248… this is the best steal I’ve gotten in a long long time — that’s like 85% off!!  I picked them up at a local designer consignment shop and I couldn’t be happier about this purchase.  They are practically new, are right on trend, and are in the colors of the year/season (emerald + mint)!  And I just happened to be wearing an outfit that day that worked perfectly with these shoes… so I was SOLD!  I can’t really explain the excitement that ran through my body as I purchased these shoes, but let’s just say I’m already back  on a mad hunt for another great deal like this.  Oh yea, and the weather has FINALLY decided to warm up (we had a snow scare yesterday) so we can finally say hello to Spring!

What’s the best deal you’ve ever gotten on something new?

40 Comments ( Reply )

  1. shannon
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 9:07 pm

    Beautiful pictures, Sandy. And I love your outfit! Your shoes are adorable. I think I need a pair of cap toes in my wardrobe.

  2. Shira
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

    I’m going shopping with you! Those shoes (but that price!) are amazing! I’m pretty proud of scoring a pretty Ann Taylor skirt for $8, and the dress I just posted on my blog for $30 :)


  3. melis
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

    those shoes are fantastic…and such a steal and so cute!!!

  4. Suzanne
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

    Very pretty look.

    What a score on those shoes!


  5. Mo @whoisthatgirlmo
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

    That is a great deal! I like the preppy and layered look. Cute.


  6. Jessica
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

    Oh my gosh…great thrift find! Love the color combo of those shoes!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  7. Tiffany of Just Another Shopaholic
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 10:04 pm

    Omg I love the shoes:)

  8. Vintage Danielle
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

    Congrats on finding a fabulous deal on those dreamy shoes!!! I think my best deal (that I can remember) was also related to J.Crew. As an employee I get a discount, even on top of discounted sale items. A few months ago I scored a cute plaid dress for $20ish and the original price was $320. Crazy, right?!

  9. Frannie Pantz
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 10:52 pm

    Great steal on the shoes! It almost feels wrong to not indulge with deals like that and these are very pretty. I love all the colors of this outfit. The plaid collar popping out is a great touch!

  10. Denysia Yu
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

    I love the shoes! :)

  11. Christy
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

    OKay… so I totally cheated on my no shopping for a year initiative when I saw this Kate Spade dress on sale for 60% off. Then I got an extra 25% off from Saks friends and family. I couldn’t pass it up. OH THE GUILT… but the dress is SO PRETTY! *sigh* I’m too weak. ah well..


  12. sarah
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 1:35 am

    awesome deal!! you cuffed your jeans perfectly to show off the shoes :) such a cute outfit with all the spring colors!


  13. marsa
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 2:01 am

    i got some banana republic skirts for like $12 on super clearance :) woohoo!

  14. Diva In Me
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 5:52 am

    I think some of my Guess? shoes which I’ve got was a really good deal. Like it range from $20-$30 during a sale. I think I bought like 6-7 pairs at one go =D
    I like your green heels. I’ve not seen many wearing a green pair of heels yet and you definitely pulled it off well.

  15. Niki
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 7:52 am

    I love those shoes! It’s so fun to see cap toes in great color combos like this. I can’t believe the were only $35! Good deal!

  16. Alissa
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    I am so jealous of that amazing steal! I am going to have to check out that store.

  17. Always Maylee
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    Those shoes are adorable and even better with the great deal you got!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  18. Ms. Megan
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    Amazing find Sandy!!

  19. Kathleen
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 9:04 am

    1st: your heels are fabulous – love the two tone. 2nd: those jeans fit you perfectly and you look great! And 3rd: I adore the color of your sweater – it’s so energetic! And your blouse underneath matches perfectly. Great styling job here!

  20. Rachel
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    I still love the cap-toe trend!

  21. Alyssa
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    So adorable! I love the plaid under the sweater. This whole outfit is completely charming!

  22. Sharon
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    Major steal on those shoes! Your mint bag is really cute too! PS You should come link up this post on my blog today :)

    The Tiny Heart
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  23. Nicole
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    That green looks wonderful with that coral sweater! Nice look.

  24. Jennifer
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    I love the thicker heel on those shoes!

    xo Jennifer


  25. Carly
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    Those shoes are amazing!!!!

    I love them!

    What a deal.


  26. Stephanie
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    The shoes really are great, what a good find!!

  27. Vodka Infused Lemonade
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

    Love this outfit. Those shoes are fabulous!!!

    Don’t forget to link up today and enter my stella & dot giveaway.



  28. Shio W.
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    Oh my goodness, you always look so CUTE! I love how your shoes and purse match :) Pretty lady!


  29. alyson
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    that’s amazing!! nice find, and like how you cuffed the zippered jean!


  30. Krysten
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    Those shoes are fantastic!

  31. Julie, from prosecco to plaid
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    Such a pretty outfit. Love the colors! xo, Julie

  32. Susan
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    Those shoes!!!

  33. Tara
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

    That’s such an awesome deal!! I just discovered a chain of designer consignment shops in my area and I can’t wait to shop their more. Thanks so much for linking up today!
    Penniless Socialite
    April Group Giveaway!

  34. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 10:17 pm

    Even before I got to your write-up, I was thinking, “Those shoes are AWESOME!” :D

  35. Patricia
    Apr 26, 2013 @ 6:11 am

    I love the color combo. Is ideal for sping!! And what to say about your shoes?? I can’t believe thy only cost you 35$!!!! ;-)
    Perfect look!


  36. Alexia
    Apr 26, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    Love the whole outfit and those shoes are adorable :)

  37. lisacng @ expandng.com
    Apr 26, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

    TOTALLY meant to be! Love the mint in the shoes, that goes with the bag and the collared shirt beneath the lovely colored sweater.

  38. Emily Goswick
    Apr 26, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

    Love your shoes and whole look :) You look great! Found your blog through a link up! Now following! Hope you can do the same :)

    The Rancher’s Daughter

  39. Victoria
    Apr 26, 2013 @ 11:51 pm

    Looooove your shoes, sandy! And for only $35?! What a steal! You look lovely, as always :)

  40. Kacie's Kloset
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

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