SALE ALERT! 2020 NORDSTROM, VICTORIA’S SECRET, BEST BUY… HUGE HAUL AND REVIEW!
Happy Presidents Day! Regardless of your view on politics or if you celebrate presidents day as a tradition… I am here to inform you of the deals on wheels as something, for all of us shopaholics and fashionistas to celebrate about! I will provide links for additional sale details below along with all of my purchases.
I had intended on going to Fashion Island for the sole purpose of switching an iPhone case , that I purchased online as a Valentine’s gift, but didn’t fit the phone. I strategically, parked in the garage to avoid the harsh weather outside ; cold and drizzling. As I was on my way to the Apple store, I had to walk through Nordstrom in route to the Apple store.I couldn’t help but notice a huge 40% Winter Sale banner as I walked in, but I stayed focused on the priority at hand. I averted my eyes and kept walking, with the phone case in hand. I completed my mission in a timely manner, with the aide of the helpful “genius” experts, making it a swift exchange.
Within 5 minutes, I was out of the Apple store, and had fulfilled my purpose to be at the mall, I gave into my basic instincts of “window shopping. I walked right back into Nordstrom, to see what this %40 Winter Sale was all about. I headed straight to my usual section and found major deals! I came across an adorable, plaid skirt, 40% off. I had to snag this item, due to the fact it was on sale and I didn’t have a plaid skirt yet… Mostly, a no brainer because it was on sale. I also stumbled upon a long off white blazer, to add to my collection, of long white blazers, because it was on sale and i didn’t have one in this material yet… Made sense in my mind. I purchased the blazer along with the plaid skirt. As I was about to leave, I caught a glimpse in the corner of my eye of a matching, plaid, double breasted coat. I walked away from it, thinking to myself, “I already stood in line, made my purchases and am ready to go. In regards to time, I have been here for almost an hour, and only came to switch a phone case. I need to leave Nordstrom” I went on my way leaving the matching coat behind.
I also kept in mind, that I wanted to stop by Victorias Secret because I had the discounts from the monthly catalog with me. I came to the conclusion, that if I didn’t find much to buy at VS, I would at least pick up my monthly underwear while I was there, and the discounts were going to expire at the end of the month. I had a good enough argument, if the situation presented itself, walking through my front door, with my fiance asking “What did you buy now?” Let me just say, this situation happens every time I walk in with shopping bags, having to explain myself and the need for each purchase.
***(As a side note, I am an advocate for women to be financially independent and encourage the importance of financial freedom. With that said, I also say, with discretion and encouragement to make smart financial decisions. If you are like myself, and find sales feeding your shopping addiction, get ready to explain to your significant other the reasons for your purchases.)
I arrived at Victorias Secret, and came to realize another major sale was happening. All bras were $35. with this store sale in addition to my discounts from the VS catalog ad. I now had more incentive to maximize my dollar potential!
I first want to start off with my favorite purchase from VS, which was a black lace up halter bralette which was on sale for $25, originally $49.95. This is my favorite from my VS haul because it is so comfortable and extremely flattering. On top of the comfort and aesthetics as my own preferences, This lace up high neck bra can be versatile, incorporated into a sexy casual day look, if put together tastefully… or not, if you want to wear it and embrace your pretty woman vibes with no shame, up to your discretion how you feel as long as you feel comfortable, confident and beautiful. If so, get it girl! One of the ladies who worked there told me she bought this bra fell in love with it. I am assuming this gorgeous high neck piece, will go fast because referred me to South Coast Plaza or Online for anything other than XS, L, XL or XXL. I also gave into the $35 bra sale and bought a Push up Plunge bra from the Sexy Illusions collection in the color Pink Zinc, which was originally $49.95. I purchased a faux leather teddy in black, which was not part of the store sale, but I was able to use my catalog coupon to discount 20% off full price, originally $69.95. I bought a white bralette for $19.95 or as part of the sale 2 for $35. I only purchased the one. This bralette is called the “Perfect Comfort Bralette, and lives up to its name. It is basic and simple in nature but is very lightweight and perfect for those “no bra” kind of days where it is unnecessary or unwanted to deal with wires, hooks or straps, but you still have to leave the house for minor errands. Lastly I threw in a cheeky panty and redeemed my free monthly underwear! I must say my VS haul was clearly a great success!
After shopping, my last stop was Best Buy. I went in to buy a new battery for my Nikon camera. I found the battery, right next to the Polaroid cameras. I have never owned a Polaroid camera, but my cousin got one recently and brings it everywhere with her. She takes the cutest pictures with it and always make me want one of my own when i see her use it, and the pictures develop instantly. Now, she is very talented with photography and creativity, definitely more skilled with cameras that myself. knowing that, I was once again in an irresistible position because the sales clerk mentioned to me, the FujiFilm Instax Mini 9 cameras were on sale $20 off for $49, originally listed for $69.99. I purchased the off white Instax mini along with a box of film, and decided, I would now join the Polaroid life. I have taken a couple of pictures so far and have completely wasted the first 2 sheets of film, but was able to capture a couple decent photos. This is clearly something in which i will get better at over time, but I am very excited to start taking Polaroid pictures! There is something memorable and special about Polaroids that an iPhone just cannot fulfill; that being the hard copy printed out instantly and being able to keep it and hold it forever. I definitely encourage anyone who is the type of person who keeps tickets of special events or if you enjoy scrapbooking, photography, journaling, or just likes cute dainty memorabilia.
Once I got home, and unpacked my bags and finally settled from being out all day, I couldn’t stop thinking about the matching plaid coat to the skirt i purchased earlier from the Nordstrom 40% Winter Sale. I thought about it for a while and decided to go back to Nordstrom to pick up my “forgotten” purchase. I am honestly happy that I went back for it, as I would have regretted not purchasing the matching coat every time I wore the skirt. Nothing else is realized here, in regards to my need to drive back to Nordstrom for the matching coat, As my shopping addiction and OCD has in fact already been addressed. 🙂
Below I have provided the links to my purchases and sales online for your convenience..
$47.40 White Blazer – https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/leith-knit-blazer/5035423?origin=category-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FSale%2FWomen%2FClothing%2FCoats%20%26%20Jackets&color=beige%20rainy%20day
Victorias Secret Offers – Free shipping on $75, $20 reward card spend over $40, $5 spray mists, 7/ $28 panties… For more check out the link, and hit todays offers! https://www.victoriassecret.com/
$25 Black lace up bralette – https://www.victoriassecret.com/bras/unlined/lace-up-high-neck-bra-very-sexy?ProductID=426548&CatalogueType=OLS
$69.95 V neck Faux Leather Teddy – https://www.victoriassecret.com/lingerie/teddies-and-bodysuits/vinyl-v-wire-teddy-very-sexy?ProductID=428972&CatalogueType=OLS
$19.95 or 2 for $35 Perfect Comfort Bralette – https://www.victoriassecret.com/bras/unlined/bralette-perfect-comfort?ProductID=422840&CatalogueType=OLS
Best Buy $20 off Fujifilm Camera
$49.99 Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 – https://www.bestbuy.com/site/fujifilm-instax-mini-9-instant-film-camera-smokey-white/5787507.p?skuId=5787507
I hope this sale alert was informative and enjoyable to read! Feel free to comment or contact me with any thoughts you may have. Thanks for reading!