If you know me you know how much I love a bargain. I've always been on a budget and I will probably always be on a budget. I've also always loved fashion, trends and designers (I bought my first designer bag while in high school with babysitting money I'd saved) and I will forever, so I've had to learn how to find the best deals and bargains to stay savvy, stylish and fashionable on a budget. I see shopping as a hunt for the best items for the best price. I don't pay full price for anything, I can't and I won't, especially when I know there are great stores and online places to get fabulous finds at a fraction of the price! My first favorite go-to place for designer deals is T.J.Maxx ~ seriously it's my little heaven on earth! The first place I go when I'm looking for something specific is T.J.Maxx and the first place I go when I have a little "fun money" (birthday and Christmas) is T.J.Maxx. It's also the first place I go when shopping for a client. They deserve a deal too! That's one of the reasons they hire me!
These jeans are probably one of the best deals I've scored at T.J.Maxx to date. They are Hudson LouLou Tuxedo Skinny's in oxblood with a neon pink tuxedo stripe. I love Hudson jeans, they fit so well, feel so good and honestly, they make your booty look great too! Who doesn't want that, right?!? The oxblood color is very me, I'm really into colored denim, but the neon stripe is a little out of my norm. They were only $15 (yes, $15 on clearance with the original MSRP of $140!) and in my size so I decided to give them a try. I'm the kind of girl that when I get something new I want to wear it, carry it or try it right away and that was the case with these jeans! I styled them for work (at the day job) which is more conservative so I opted for the long, black, belted sweater over the jeans. I think these jeans will also look great with blue denim, leopard or gray.
Now for the bag ~ my new raspberry Rebecca Minkoff! I'm a bag junkie, I can't get enough. It would be a problem if I paid full price but I don't. And I try to do a bag a season, not a bag a month or a week. I usually stick with Michael Kors and Kate Spade because I can find them at great prices at T.J.Maxx or their outlet stores but then I became obsessed with Rebecca Minkoff's Mac Daddy and I had to have one! I knew that's what I'd be spending my Christmas money on this year. I found a Mac Daddy on Rebecca's site on sale but it wasn't the color I wanted, and if you're going to pay that much for a bag it needs to be the right color. I found one on Amazon, but the price would jump $100 from day to day so I decided to try eBay and this beauty is what I ended up with! The perfect color (raspberry), the perfect size (Mac Daddy), new with tags and the price was $50 less than any other place I'd found which is $150 less than retail! Woo hoo! I think she makes a great addition to my bag collection.
Where are your favorite places to find a deal?
Have a savvy and stylish day!
<3 Mz Savvy Style
I'm linking up with Marion Berry at Marionberry Style for The Trend of the Month Challenge ~ stripes! Yes, I'm wearing stripes, neon pink ones down both legs and zebra ones around my waist! ;-) Also linking up with What I Wore Wednesday!