Day-After-Christmas Shopping

The day after Christmas is definitely, without a doubt, the best day for shopping. I was at the mall shortly after it opened at 8am. I had a budget of $300 and was on a mission to find:
- flat, knee-high cognac boots
- a blazer
- a fuzzy sweater
- bracelets to wear with my new Michael Kors watch

Seven hours later, I spent $320 and wound up with everything I wanted on my list and then some! My best (and longest) shopping trip to date, you aren't going to believe some of these prices....

Our first stop was Banana Republic. They usually offer 50% off sale items before noon, so we wanted to make sure we had plenty of time to browse. I bought:

1. Silk rosette trim dress in taupe, $55 (orig. $175)
2. Silk belted shell in cocoon, $35 (orig. $80) I paid only $15 by using a $20 Gap card reward.
3. New Years bracelet, $12 (orig. $30)
4. Inner circle bangle, $14 (orig. $35)
5. Not pictured - silver and gold bracelet, $16 (orig. $45)
6. Not pictured - gold and silver necklace, $20 (orig. $50)

We also found some great deals at J.Crew - they were offering an additional 30% off sale items. I bought:

1. Chalet popover in dark cypress, $28 (orig. $68)
2. Shimmer pocket tank in mossy oak, $7 (orig. $30)
3. Fine cotton shirt in mossy oak, $14 (orig. $65)

The other great deals I found were at Gap (they had 50% off sale items before noon), the LOFT (50% off everything all day long) and Bakers (buy one, get one 50% off the whole store).  Here are the remaining items I bought with my budget:

1. Gap always skinny cords in tomato, $17 (orig. $60) I've been wanting these for months.
2. Bakers leather boots, $90 (orig. $110) These are SO soft and fold over at the top.
3. LOFT wool blazer, $50 (orig. $128) Ummm... love.
4. Not pictured - LOFT diamond necklace, $15 (orig. $40)

Now it's your turn. Tell me what you found yesterday in the comment section or post pictures to my Facebook page!