This past Saturday one of the boutiques here in town was hosting a summer clearance tent sale with promises of up to 90% off. This boutique is one of my girl's go-to places for budget friendly and super cute dresses, tops, jeans, shoes and accessories. I've found some great tops and skirts there in the past as well so my youngest, her best friend and I decided to give the tent sale a try (my oldest stayed home ~ crowds and chaos are not her thing!). I'd never been to a tent sale so I wasn't sure what to expect. We waited for a parking spot for quite a while but once we found one we joined the masses of girl's digging through packed racks and overflowing boxes of dresses, shorts, scarves, tops, jeans, jackets, shoes and skirts. Shoppers were grabbing anything they could get their hands on and then getting in the checkout line (which wrapped around the entire parking lot) and trying on their picks as they waited. There were no dressing rooms, no organization (by the time we got there), no credit cards, no tax but a ton of deals - if you were up to the digging! I wasn't prepared for "cash only" so I had to keep my purchases to what I had in my wallet ($35). After about 45 minutes of searching, digging and waiting in line I left with four items I am really happy with. A eggplant colored sequined tunic, a cute grey tunic tank, a wool tweed cropped Chanel inspired jacket (hurry fall!!) and black sequined shorts ~ all for the bargain price of $34! My youngest walked away with quite a haul (she's tall and thin so she doesn't have to try everything on like I do) and her best friend got several cute items too. Once we left I found myself wishing I'd not passed up a few of the pieces I left behind, a raspberry coat and a tan tuxedo jacket, but when the next tent sale rolls around I'll be a little better prepared!
When I get something new I have to wear it right away so I styled my new sequin shorts that same afternoon for a casual day of running errands (seen in Monday's post) http://mzsavvystyle.blogspot.com/2012/08/sequin-shorts-never-say-never.html and the sequin tunic for a day at the office (this post). I'm dying to wear my new jacket ~ fall weather can't get here fast enough!
Have you ever been to a tent sale? Did you think the deals were worth the effort? Today I'm linking up with Real Girl Glam for Real Girl Style!
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