There are a plethora of reasons why the beginning of a new year is so promising. In addition to metaphorically beginning anew there are also plenty of opportunities to start a new section in your wardrobe in the form of after season sales. And after taking a short road trip out to LA yesterday some of the big names, Topshop and Zara are having some of the best end of season sales I’ve seen in quite some time. Literally, pieces that were once $100 now only $12!
My shopping buddies were quick to remind me some of the pieces I found were not in tip top shape but alas when you’re buying something below company costs or just right at that value, I really can’t complain about a blemish that can more than likely be removed with some steam and a Shout wipe. If you are one of those people who nit picks on even clearance items being in less than pristine condition, please keep in mind you are already getting a discount. That associate whom you’re asking for a discount from, or even manager for that reason is not only there to help tell you whether or not the piece looks spectacular on you, but to run a business. Not all businesses have the luxury of sending their damaged pieces out to refurbishment centers. I get reasonable discounts if a zipper is truly broken or there is a huge hole that will take some time and money spent at an alterations place to repair but if it’s a deodorant mark that can be rubbed out or a wrinkle that can be resolved with some steam, take your deal that’s already marked and run. Don’t feel so entitled to having something practically free. OK my rant is over.
Side note? How freaking cute is this top I got at Zara yesterday for only $10?! I was a little reluctant to get a small, usually I get my tops in a medium because I don’t like them too tight but the way the sleeves were put on this actually left for some breathing room. And let’s be honest, while unlike my Dad I will probably never run an actual marathon, I feel like I’ve been training for a shopping marathon my whole life. Even in heels! Who walked the blocks down Wilshire, Beverly Blvd, and Rodeo yesterday? This girl! Even Olivia partook in the adventure. Which is perhaps the reason both she and I were exhausted today. We shopped till we dropped.