9.22.2010

The fam (and my steal of a dress)

One night at the resort we made reservations for the dinner at the Italian restaurant, and got all dressed up (compared to our swimsuits & coverups that we practically lived in all week, this was dressed up!). This proved the perfect opportunity for a little family photo shoot!

[Gramps, Mom, Dad, myself & Chris]

[Chris & I in front of this gorgeous gate covered in flowers]

[My beautiful momma and myself][One more of us before we went into the restaurant for dinner]

Wanna hear the story behind my dress?

I fell in love with that dress while on a last minute search for racerback tanktops at Macy's. It's from the Jessica Simpson collection, and was originally $149.99. My excitement peaked when I noticed It was marked down to $79.99, which is still a little steep for a last minute vacation purchase but I convinced Chris to wait while I tried it on!

Just my luck, it fit perfectly and I loved it even more on. As I was taking it off I noticed a little black spot on the side of the dress, and got super excited as I caught sight of one more dot not too far away from it. Damanged goods. Score. Store discount please!

As I waited patiently for the sales lady to see if there were any others (thank goodness that was the last one in the store!), cha ching, "we can take 15% off since it's damanged but you won't be able to return it". Music to my ears.

Fine. by. me. I'm wearing that bad boy in the tropics, I have no reason to return it! We also got an extra $20 off of it for using Chris' Macy's card, meaning my $149 dress came out to roughly $45.

Signed, sealed, delivered - it's mine! And the best part... those 2 tiny spots came right out!
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17 comments:

Tiffany said...

Cute dress! I'm all about discounts on top of discounts!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Ahhh!! I love when stuff like that happens!! :)

Mrs. Nelson said...

Love your dress :) Pretty pretty!

jessica lynn said...

that dress is adorable!!

Lauren said...

Your vacay looks like it was sooo much fun! And the dress is so cute!

Amber said...

That dress is absolutely precious! Love it!

Candice Pair said...

Gotta love when that happens! Super cute dress!!

Kristen said...

that dress is adoreable..and even cuter since you got a good deal ;-)

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

I LOVE the dress! and I love when you get something for cheaper than expected! Cute pics!

Mateya said...

Aww you look so cute! Love the dress...even more because you got it for a steal :)

Jax said...

I was JUST thinking about how stunning that dress is and now that I've read the story after the photos, it's EVEN MORE stunning! Hell yes on the good deal, girl!

love jenny xoxo said...

super cute dress and what a steal! Way to work the system with all the discounts, I love a good deal like that!

XOXO

Annie said...

Cute dress....and GREAT deal!! Love the pictures :)

Caroline said...

I love the dress. Beautiful!! And I love deals!

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

Ah love the Macy's discount! But I think they should offer more than 15% I got a necklace there for like $2 which obv can't argue with but it was broken but fixable.

LOVE the dress...

AND

Don't cut your hair I'm loving it I know you said you were going to cut it.. I love it don't cut it! Cute color too did you just get it done?

Jamie Pickle said...

Cute dress. I love shopping at Macy's for all their discounts!!

PS. I tagged you in a game over at my blog!

Just Add Walter said...

awesome! I love finding great bargains like that!!