south bay shopping adventure

What started as a simple need for some plastic drawers ended up being an all out Thursday night shopping spree. But I’ll start from the beginning.
I recently invested in a set of plastic drawers to keep my socks, underwear and bras in, as the state of my drawers was not pretty and, quite frankly, I was running out of room. I will admit my clothing collection is a bit large, the hangers in my closet can barely move.
Anyways, I gave my friend Rach the same idea about the drawers, and we decided we would venture to Bed Bath & Beyond [I get coupons in the mail for 20% off a single item and told her she could use one] to get her a set, and she was under strict instruction to get herself a present at target for under $2.87 [dont ask, haha]. We made it to Bed Bath & Beyond and discovered that they had a ton of sale racks set up, everything from stand alone plates and mugs to picture frames for half off. After some digging, Rach found a set of 4 chargers [those fancy plates you put candles on, or put underneath regular plates to make them fancy] for a dollar, and got her drawer set for $17. I found a really cute wall hanging of a gerber daisy for my roommate who was having a bad day, a mini speaker for $5 and a cool coffee mug for 98 cents.
Of course, as we were walking out of Bed Bath & Beyond we noticed Old Navy across the way. I hadn’t been into an Old Navy in years, although I did have a few favorite pieces from the store [including a great bikini] I’ve grown out of most of them. So of course the two of us ventured in, and what we discovered was sale heaven.
First of all, the store was gorgeous, bright with all these happy spring colors. Ironic, since we were in the middle of Dorchester on a very cold January night, but the entire rainbow display of flip flops was enough to make me grin with the prospect of spring.


flip flops


Back to the sale section of the store, and the signs were almost too good to be true. 50% off of every marked down item. I would have thought the sale was too good to be true had I not known of Express’s similar sale a few weeks back. Of course the section was a slight disaster, but I’ve always found that the trick with Old Navy [like many other stores with good sales/cheap items] the trick is having the patience to dig.

Rach found a pair of maroon slacks she’d tried on at full price and refrained from buying and got them for a whopping $8, and she managed to find this awesome v-neck cashmere with a hole in it, so she got it for $4.99, marked down from $69.50 originally.

I perused the x small, small & medium racks for about 20 minutes and found a few really cute things.

white cardiganThis cardigan confused me at first, and although Rach said right off the bat that she thought it was hideous, I thought it had potential. It may just be my tiny body type, but because the neck was so tight and the waist area so loose, it was not so flattering.
striped long sleeve
I tried this striped long sleeve on with what I thought would be a fun neck, but decided was not very flattering. Maybe if I had found it in a solid color it would have worked better, but I decided against this one also.
cashmere cowel neckSorry for the blurry picture, but this item was definitely one of my favorites. 100% cashmere, marked down from $79.50 to $19.99, with an additional 50% off. I couldnt say no. That and the color is fabulous, and I love cowel necks like this. What a steal.
green zip up cashmere
This green zip up is also 100% cashmere, marked down fro $69.50 to $19.99 with another 50% off. I love love love the way cashmere feels, and for $10, it was something I couldnt say no to. They had another color, a mix between a colbalt blue and a grapey purple, but Rach & I decided I dont have enough green in my wardrobe, and that this color was perfect.
blue pulloverCan you tell I have a turquoise obsession? This pullover ended up being $4.50. Had it been much more, I probably wouldnt have been as tempted, but I loved the way the v-neck fit and you can never go wrong with hoods in the windy city that is Boston. For less than $5, how can you say no?
water bottle
I also scored a great aluminum water bottle for $7.50. Fashionable & great for the environment!
Old Navy total? $31.97 [plus .38 cents tax on my water bottle]
Not too shabby for two cashmeres, a pullover v neck & an aluminum water bottle.
rachsquaredme & rach smiling because of our amazing purchases! success! ❤

February 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Uncategorized.


  1. ematson replied:

    Great photos Rachel!

  2. Erin!! replied:

    ahhh the daisy picture that we still need to pick a spot for! ps make me buy my posters tomorrow!

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