I have been on the lookout for a birthday dress. I wanted something cute that I would wear casually during the day, and then dress up at night for my birthday dinner. Oh yeah... and apparently now I need to accommodate a baby bump.
That's when I found this on Frugal Fashionista, and I was smitten:
I zoned right in on the Jetty Dress and was all "miiiinnneeeeee". I loved the draping and the slight bubble skirt added a little extra fun. Plus, I die for that blue. It was pretty much exactly what I wanted, and I already owned similar pieces shown above that I could accessorize with.
I didn't love the price of $79.50 but let's be honest, that's pretty cheap for JCrew. I mentioned it to JEGs and he said that he would order it for me as part of my birthday present. Yaaaaaay husband! :)
Then, we saw this:
Whomp whomp. :-/
A little later in the week, I had a couple extra minutes before a doctors appointment, so I popped into a local JCrew store. I thought the chances were slim that it would be there, but it was worth a shot, right?
I browsed around for a little bit and didn't see anything, so I asked a sales rep. She clickity-clacked away at the computer and said "Oh yeah, it's in our clearance section".
Not only did they have it in my size, but it was also on sale for $49.99. If you include the cost of shipping ($12.50 per the site), I saved $42 (nearly half!) and got exactly what I wanted by stopping in the store on a whim.
|one day that belt will be around my waist again, and not tucked under my boobs|
Sometimes it pays to shop off-line.
Always & Forever,