I decided to shop Fred Meyer because they do have a nice accessories section, and if you know anything about the chain, you know that there is always a sale happening and often a coupon to supplement. I lucked out and got both. In the spirit of spring, I decided to go a little delicate and chose a sheer, silky scarf, a silver plated chain clasp bracelet, and a pair of tortoiseshell wraparound sunglasses.
The scarf, a sheer polyester animal print with softly spring mint, coral, taupe, and black spots against a white background, retails at $28. The sale and coupon brought it down to $14.28.
The sunglasses, tortoiseshell wraparound style with gold filigreed sort of giraffe print "arms" (is that what they're called? the behind the ear pieces?) retail at $24. The sale and coupon brought them to $16.99.
I don't usually do delicate as far as bracelets are concerned, but I was trying to find something that would tie in with the softness of the scarf. I pictured wearing this silver plated chain both with my watch and on the opposite wrist. It's a pretty and unobtrusive way to liven up my typical work look ever so slightly. This retails at $8; the sale and coupon brought it to $4.08.
The total of all three pieces at full retail equals $60. The sale and coupon lowered it to $35.35, and an additional friends & family discount brought my grand total to $28.27. The box "savings" is $7.73. So, mission accomplished! I got three Wantable quality pieces (and I think it's safe to say that Fred Meyer is one of the places Wantable's regional shoppers frequent) at, due to good timing on my part, under Wantable cost. The element of surprise is obviously absent, but trusting my own instincts and knowing I shopped smart makes up for it.
Thanks so much for reading and have a lovely Saturday!! ♥♥