Saturday, January 26, 2013

Bargain shopping with the MIL

On Monday my Mother-in-law wanted to take me shopping to get new boots.  I already have several pair of boots, brown boots specifically... but they're kind of "one of my things." I was recently showing her how worn out some of them are though and since stores are already making room for Spring fashion we hoped to find some on sale. 

Well let me tell you, not not only did we find boots, but we found a ton of other deals.  My MIL is a professional bargain shopper.

Here's a recap of our finds...
We started at JC Penny which isn't a place I shop at a ton... but maybe I should more often...
I scored these $5 tribal print wedges.  I wasn't 100% sure about them, but for $5 how could I resist? Even if I wear them once or twice, they'll have already paid for themselves!
I got this workout tank for $7
and these running shorts for $7 and this sweatshirt (with thumb holes, thank you very much) for $10
I also got a sweater from Forever 21 (not pictured) for $14 and yes, I did get boots too ($35)

All of the workout stuff is from JC Penny and they still have a ton if you're interested.  I went back today to exchange the shorts for a bigger size and ended up picking up another tank ($7) and a sports bra with a cool strappy back thing ($7).

I also might have ordered this jacket online...

Jcpenny.com only $10!
I'm sorry all of you Lululemon fans... I just don't get it.  Pretty much all of my workout gear is from places like Penny's, Old Navy, Target or TJ Maxx and I'm very pleased with it.  I get that those Lulu pants may last a lifetime but (1) I'm not sure that I want to commit to pants for that long and (2) I actually use my workout clothes, for like, working out, so they get dirty with one wear.  I can't afford one pair of Lulu pants, let alone the 5 pairs I'd feasibly need since we all know I don't do laundry every day.

Anyone care to disagree with me? Do you have evidence as to why I should be buying Lulu instead?

10 comments:

  1. have you ever had lululemon pants? try them and then tell me you dont want to wear anythihng but them! haha

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    1. I haven't... but I also haven't met a pair of stretchy pants I don't want to wear 24/7...

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  2. I love my lulu pants! I wouldn't go out of my way to buy them (had a giftcard) but they are super soft and still feel brand new. I actually think I like my Zella leggings better (I think they were $40ish and I used a Nordstroms giftcard). If you can't tell I only get giftcards, apparently I am hard to shop for lol

    Outside of that, I'm Target all the way. They have some super cute stuff! :)

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  3. i was so out of the loop bc i only found out about Lulu recently and i'm w/u - i don't really get it? everything seems cute, but a little expensive/you could prob get the same stuff other places? i don't know tho bc ppl seem pretty hooked... lol i might have to give it a try! congrats on the good deals - who doesn't love saving money! :)

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    1. Yeah, I didn't even know how to pronounce it for the longest time...

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  4. (New to your blog from Skinny Runner)
    I am with you- I don't do Lulu either. I'm just way too cheap to shell out that kind of money. If I paid that much money I would feel like I was married to the clothes and I like to switch up what I wear when I workout. Now, if they made me look skinnier, I'd be all over it. :)

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    1. Yeah maybe that's it... everyone looks magically skinnier and that's why they love them. But they don't want to admit that's the reason so they say it's the comforr I think we might be on to a conspiracy here..

      (thanks for commenting!)

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  5. Hi Gabby! I was home sick today and thoroughly enjoying reading your blog! As a fellow indoor cyclist and exercise enthusiast, and Lulu fan, your article really caught my eye. I have to say that I have had some of my Lulu clothes for at least 7 years. I work out 6 days a week and my clothes are washed after every workout. I can't give them away or throw them away because they are still in perfect condition (and may I say, I sweat A LOT!) I won't argue with you, yes they are ridiculously expensive. Many times, you get what you pay for and I believe that with Lulu you get what you pay for. I have never had to get rid of 1 piece of my Lulu clothing, and I also wear them as regular clothes once in awhile. I felt compelled to defend the Lulu brand that's so near and dear to my pocketbook I mean heart! Hahaha

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