a pretty penny

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With temperatures back up above zero, I’m happily taking my photos outside again! In addition to my outdoor joy, I bring to you today, readers, the penny skirt. Yes, the skirt I somehow managed to get at Nordstrom Rack for a penny. Apparently when items are marked down to be taken out of the store and donated, they are marked down to a penny and cleared from the floor. However, occasionally a penny item accidentally remains on the floor. Since it had a tag on it, the store was still obligated to sell it. I never knew any of this! Oh, the things we learn! So, this skirt will henceforth be known as “the penny skirt.” A pretty penny indeed…and a penny for your thoughts on this Monday. I hope it was a warm and cozy one.

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Top: Express ($17 marked down from $40)
Skirt: Nordstrom Rack (one penny, marked down from $48)
Cardigan: Banana Republic ($18 marked down from $70)
Tights: Target (approx $7)
Necklace: vintage via resale ($6)
Shoes: Aubrey Brooke at DSW ($12 marked down from $99)
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Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I love that you can now shop Nordstrom Rack online. If you’re interested in other variations of this skirt, it is still available online via this link: https://www.nordstromrack.com/brands/Bobeau (and for $14!). They also have their “even more reduced items” via their clearance section online at: https://www.nordstromrack.com/clearance/Women/Clothing. Don’t forget to look into their debit card point system; it’s well worth signing up and you can do so without opening a credit card!
2) I last featured this breezy “summer” top on the blog (below) in spring. With a cardigan, a skirt, tights, and layers, this top easily becomes an all-season top. For silky, sheer, year round tops, I really like Banana Republic, Express, and J Crew. I think the prices tend to be best at Banana Republic when they have a sale on their sale items, and the quality is top notch. Then, keep out your silky and sheer tops year round!
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 Anyone else know about the penny items?? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so much! I hope everyone had a great Monday!
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34 thoughts on “a pretty penny

  1. Love the penny skirt! I can’t believe you managed to find this steal. I had heard of the penny items, but i can never find any. I guess I will continue to look for them.

  2. WHAT!!! that must be your craziest cheapest find yet! and i super love it! (such a classic story, me ogling at your super cheap finds which are not coincidentally also super awesome. sigh.)

  3. Wow! That is a gorgeous skirt, but for a penny that is unbelievable! If I had that skirt, I think I would just go around telling everyone who would listen (and anyone who wouldn’t) that I got it for a penny and that it was penny skirt and that it’s amazing haha! Awesome score!! 😉

  4. O.M.G !!!!! it is S0000, Pretty on….. you !!!! & for what U paid for it…. I think? U might already know what we are all saying/thinking,,,, as a few of those sayings go,,,, A penny for your thoughts or: finding a penny with the heads up brings *Luck,,,, good for U Mellissa !!!!! wear it with the *BEST of ** LUCK !!!!! NICE Post,,,, Kelly 🙂

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