Ashley was born and raised in Boise, Idaho and now lives in Sin City. She studied in Germany and created a hand knit hat company in 1998, Mutze by Ashley (meaning hat in German).She is obsessed with her Husband, three daughters, fashion, coconut desserts, art history, fitness and health, and she collects garden gnomes.You can find more on her blog: www.mutzebyashley.blogspot.com
Take it away Ashley!
Thanks for having me ladies! I don’t know about you but I have become obsessed with skirts for the summer because it gets so hot living in Las Vegas. Believe it or not I bought all of these skirts for under $50 each! I have three young daughters and we all love fashion. Because of this love, our fashion must be somewhat frugal.
Skirt #1: Nordstrom, $42. 2 in 1 skirt AND dress!
or wear it as a dress:
Skirt #2: Nordstrom Rack, $19.99. My best find of the summer. I can wear it with anything.
Skirt #3: Anthropologie, $39.99. I think my Mom had a skirt just like this when I was little. It’s lovely!
Skirt #4: Target, $17.99. Can I just say “Comfort”
Skirt #5: Forever 21, $19.99. Perfect day look.
(Accessories: Darleen Meier Jewelry, Twisted Silver and J Crew)
Want to know my secrets to savvy shopping?
- Be Patient. If a skirt I crave is too much money I stalk the store until it is the perfect price. It takes a lot of patience but it is worth the wait when you get what you want for half the price.
- Get on your favorite stores email list. Just last week a store I love emailed an offer for an additional 25% off all sale items. I would have never known this if I was not on their email list. Some stores that are great with emails are Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Anthropologie, J Crew, and Urban Outfitters.
- Go straight to the clearance rack. You never know what great items you will find. But I always ask myself, “Would I buy this even if it was full price?” Or, is it just going end up at a thrift store with the tag still on it?
- Read fashion magazines or blogs. They always offer additional discounts or giveaways. I have bought great dresses, skirts and shoes by just entering a promotional code exclusively for the magazine.
What are other ways you save money when shopping for clothing?