Thursday, December 29, 2011

After Christmas Bargain Hunting!

      Everyone has that one friend, the one that gets ALL the best deals on everything including clothes. But most of the time... this "friend" never wants to divulge their shopping secrets and bargain hunting tips. Well... let me assure you, I am NOT that kind of friend. Here's how I make the most of after Christmas bargain shopping! 
      My first priority is to go thru all of the presents I have been gifted. I notice that I often receive clothing that either doesn't fit or is not my particular style. I gather up any items that I don't see working into my wardrobe (that also don't come with gift receipts) and march myself down to Crossroads Trading Company. If you haven't already heard, crossroads will trade in your like new and trendy clothing for cash or trade! This year I opted for trade, meaning I got to select any items in the store in exchange for my clothes. Here is what I selected and all of it was technically free:

White angora sweater. Perfect for staying warm in winter and
the white color makes it a perfect layering piece for chiller summer
nights! This garment is a year round staple!

Sheer floral tank top by Betsey Johnson, so
 thrilled to wear this in warm weather!

Black quilted leather skirt, fits like a
glove and perhaps my new obsession.

Check out the original price tag on this baby!
Originally $350 at Neiman Marcus, mine for free!

      I'm really hoping everyone was able to score some amazing deals with all of those holiday gift cards! If not, try my shopping spree trick!



  1. Love that scarf! Hope you had a great holiday dear!

  2. Leather with the white top and sky high heels sounds amazing! That's what I would go with :)

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  4. Love that skirt! Can't wait to see how you style it!

    I am having a jewelry giveaway on my blog!

  5. Love your finds! I am loving the Betsy and still need a leather skirt!

  6. Those are really great finds and thanks for revealing your secret shopping tips ;)

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year :)

  7. Crossroads Trading??? Ok I need to check it out! Nico, you got some great items that quilted leather skirt is gorgeous!!! I also love the angora cardigan and can't wait to see your 4 new pairs of shoes!

  8. Wow, what a steal with the leather skirt...that's crazy. The leopard belt with it is perfect too :) Amazing finds!

  9. WOW! This is absolutely amazing! We don´t have such a thing here in Austria, and it´s such a shame! I´m obsessed with that gorgeous leather skirt! Wow!

    Happy Friday!

    xx Ivana

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  10. Great pieces, I enjoy them all!! Hope you have a great New Years!! x

  11. LOVE the leather skirt and that leopard belt...great finds :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  12. Love the pieces :)

  13. loving all of your purchases!

    Hope you are having great holidays :)


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  14. I have been thinking about this for the past days. I am hoping that I would encounter another after Christmas sale!


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