SoLow sport cami (made in the US) | $36 (I have two of these, tend to run small-ish)
Current Elliot boyfriend shorts | $112 (ugh. these really tempt me…does anyone have a pair of CE shorts?)
Vince espadrilles (made in Spain) | $156
In case you were wondering what to do Memorial Day weekend…there are a TON of sales starting now. Of course – it wouldn’t be a holiday in the United States without a sale. *rolls eyes* I love sales a lot less than I used to, because I know I shop them with sale goggles on. Even after doing all the work in the last years on getting my wardrobe down to where I want it, and shopping more consciously, I can still browse sales and think “wow, what a good price, it’s too good to pass up.” I’m still tempted, but know better, and quickly close out my browser.
I use sales now to buy things I’ve been looking at for a while, but just wasn’t ready to buy. If I still think I NEED it when it goes on sale, I buy it. But more often than not, I’m “over” a particular item once it goes on sale. Unless it’s denim. Or shoes. Or bags. LOL. Or not. I buy a lot less than I used to, because I am more deliberate about it, keeping in mind details that would make an item either a staple in my wardrobe, or not. I also take into consideration what I’ll realistically wear in the coming months (I’m not an out-of-season sale shopper!!).
For example, I tried on this pair of Rag & Bone/JEAN Dre jeans a while ago and really love them. The sale price is very good, and I’d love to add them to my denim collection, but I know I won’t wear them all summer, and by the time fall/winter rolls around, I may no longer want to wear them anyway, or my size would have changed, or whatever. And this Acne studios poncho I was LUSTING after since it came out. I still love it, and am pretty sure I’d wear it if I had it (not for a while though) this fall, but I’m not willing to spend that much money right now on something I may or may not want later this year.
But, if you prefer to shop on sale, no matter if you can wear the item “now” or not, then these sales are for you, as is the Nordstrom Anniversary sale coming up. Sales are a great time to buy denim, especially if there’s a style/wash/brand you love and know fits you like you want. And there are quite a few great pairs of shoes on sale right now at Shopbop worth checking out – good, classic pairs, some from Coclico and Freda Salvador, both small designers who produce ethically in Spain.
How do you shop sales? do you shop out of season? Are you a big Nordstrom anniversary sale shopper? Do you stock up on everything you’ll want for fall/winter? What do you typically wait to buy on sale? Do you ever pay full price for anything??