I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there is absolutely nothing like coming home after a good bargain-filled shopping trip. This afternoon, I went on a little mall excursion with one of my favorite shopping buddies, Mady, and I must say, I am very proud of us. Perhaps the most satisfying purchases of the day: Mady went into J.Crew in search of a pair of adorable Italian leather sandals originally priced around $90- she got them for $35 (that’s not even fair!), and I purchased a fabulous bra from VS that was originally $38.50 for $15.99. (and just a bonus…I already have the matching underwear at home!). The rest of my finds- a striped tank (originally $40) and sparkly necklace (originally $30) from J.Crew, and black dressy Trouvé shorts (originally $78)- were also marked down several times each. I ended up spending under $20 at J.Crew (yay student discount!) and $40 on the shorts at Nordstrom. What a steal! Finished with a cintron-green iced tea (my new favorite flavor), and a delicious greek salad, all in all, it was a very rewarding day indeed.