Check those clearance racks!
Yesterday at my local-est* Kmart store I found three pairs of ladies' shorts and three girls' tank top duos (inside layer is a mock 1/4 top for a layered look). All for just 99¢ each!
They had a lot of other summer shorts and tops on sale for women, girls and toddlers for 99¢ each. (I didn't check the men's or boys' departments.)
A couple of weeks ago at Wal-Mart I found these three pairs of ladies' shorts for $3 each.
And way back in August, I found this girls' swimsuit for $8 at a different Kmart*, and the water shoes for $1.24 at Target.
That's close to $150 worth of clothing (regular price per tags) for less than $25!
I feel very confident that what I buy now will fit me next spring. Except for one large weight gain because of a thyroid condition a few years ago, my weight rarely fluctuates more than a pound or two.
As for Kat, I feel fairly sure what I've bought will fit her next year, but if not, I'll just pass them to someone else or resell them on eBay or at a garage sale. At these low prices, I can afford to take the chance.
I bought a few things for fall this week as well. Kmart had long underwear for girls at about 1/3 off. Not only will these be useful later this winter, but Kat wore them last night under her Halloween costume for her school's trunk-or-treat event. No pics because she has them with her at her mom's house, but they are very cute in a pink-spotted-leopard sort of way.
They also had family hosiery priced buy one, get the second pair for 1/2 off. So I picked up two pairs of tights for myself for those (very) rare occasions when I wear a skirt. And I couldn't resist these Mootsie Tootsies leather clogs that are as comfortable as house shoes and were on sale for just $20.99 at Kohl's this week. Because the last thing I need is shoes, I made these an early gift to myself and paid for them out of our Christmas fund.
And last, but not least, there's this very nice beige sweater I picked up at a thrift store. It has barely been worn. I had a coupon for this store, so it was free!