January 7, 2008

SCORE!


Little girl shoes, 75% off at Target! It is hard to see in the TINY PICTURE, but there are three different kinds: a dark brown maryjane with pink flowers ("Jaye"), a medium brown t-strap with embroidered flowers ("Lolli"), and a lighter brown maryjane with pink flowers ("Kimani"). Normally I buy shoes only a size or two ahead, but what can I say? A gear slipped or something. I bought them in sizes 6-1/2 through 11, for $3.74 per pair.

39 comments:

Type (little) a said...

Either you (and she) are going to be sick to death of those shoes in 6 months or she will be in hysterical tears after size 11 that she can't wear her favorite shoes.

Man, that was a Debbie Downer comment! LOL.

I couldn't possibly tempt fate buying that many. My daughter is very much the fashion plate who MUST pick out her own clothes.

Omaha Mama said...

Wow! I've been wanting the brown ones with pink flowers all year! $3.74!!! But I've done that stupid no-buy promise and can't go buy the ratzin' fratzin' cotten picken shoes (excuse my French).

That is one awesome show score!!!

laughing mommy said...

I did this once too, and I'm waiting for the day when my 5 year old figures out there is one pair of shoes she never outgrows.

Karly said...

Dude. You are freakin' nuts. But I like it.

Shelly Overlook said...

I love these shoes and have been eyeballing them for months. Guess I'll trek to Target tomorrow to see if they have any for us.

Kathi A said...

I wish I was your daughter!

Maggie said...

That is a HUGE score! You are officially my hero. Seriously.

Meegan said...

Holy cow, you are CRA-ZY! And I LIKE it. Very impressive. Please don't tell my husband about this or he'll start encouraging me to make the same kind of purchases. I like to string them out over time for fun.

Colleen said...

Good Lord that's a lot of shoes.

Did you leave any for the rest of us Target shoppers?????

Misty said...

Did they look at you funny in the check out line? Like how you always imagined they would look at you when you were buying tampons at age 13?

Swistle said...

Type (little) a- I KNOW! That's one reason I don't buy more than a size or two ahead, usually. I don't know what came over me.

Omaha Mama- OH NO! Can you, um. Cheat?

Colleen- Better go see!

Misty- I try not to look! I start having a VERY INVOLVED conversation with one of the kids, until everything's bagged up

Stephanie said...

You are the most kick-ass shopper EVER! I love it!

Tina G said...

I bought ONE pair in my daughter's current size, simply because her tastes change faster than you can say "75% off". And they were still $6-ish dollars. She loves them but complains about them anyway..."Mommy, they're too loose...wait, now they're too tight!" Good score, Swistle!

Tracy said...

I take it you and your boyfriend Target have made up?

fairydogmother said...

That is an act of sheer shopping brilliance, Swistle!

Also, I kind of want "Jaye" in my size.

Mairzy said...

Wow. I'm in awe. I don't think it would have occurred to me to buy that many, despite having been caught many times saying, "Oh, no, these are too little already? And they're you're only ones!" Way to save yourself a headache. I'll file this away for the day when I have five kids and stumble across a great deal.

Katie said...

We have those shoes and they are AWESOME! (The ones with the pink flowers). You will love them. They match nearly EVERYTHING! I can't believe they were that cheap. I SUCK at bargain hunting. I paid full price.

samantha jo campen said...

I bow down to your mad bargain shopping skillz.

Marie Green said...

I bought the pink boots for the girls' birthday, also around $4. LOVE TARGET CLEARANCE!

Natalie said...

Ahh, you apply shoe purchases for your daughter like I do for myself.

Find a pair of shoes I really, REALLY like and buy every color. Obviously I don't have to worry about growing out of them, but if I did, I would totally buy different sizes, too.

Those shoes are adorable.

Nowheymama said...

Little girl stuff! I dug out K's baby clothes the other day for the new baby and got a little weepy over all the pinks and pastels.

Mrs. M said...

swistle--you make my heart melt!!!


funny side story: my friend's kids LOVE to play in the rain and water. Baby gap had their big yellow wellie boots on sale for 2.50. She bought 8 pair. As one kid outgrew the boots, the next could wear them!

Vicky said...

I am so going to Target today to get some. Good find.

LoriD said...

LOL! You bought 11 pairs of shoes! Awesome.

Erica said...

I hope Elizabeth likes those shoes, because she's going to be wearing the same three pairs for the next five years!

Emblita said...

Thats ballsy of you Swistle... but they sure are cute! Lets hope the cute wins out!

Saly said...

Well, it looks like a lunchtime trip to Target is in order!

Heather said...

You do know this was your boyfriends way of making up with you, right? An amazing gesture if you ask me...one worthy of forgivness, for now!

Sleepynita said...

Good to see you and your boyfriend are getting along again....

Badness Jones said...

Wow....my girlie wants to pick out new shoes each and every time....she's a fashion junkie. She'd beat me up if I brought all those home!

Heather said...

I used to do that for my boys, but would lose them before they reached that size.

Swistle said...

I know, I know--but as long as she wears 3 pairs of them, I'm still ahead on the cost!

d e v a n said...

Man. I want to buy girly shoes. Those are too cute.

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

You rock! I'm totally doing this.

Ali said...

you are hilarious that you bought so many...but you seriously hit the jackpot! ;)

Mary said...

I bought shoes for my sister's little girl over the weekend at Target as well. They had some really adorable ones at such a steal!!! Love the brown ones with the flower :)

Kelsey said...

We already have a pair of the lighter brown ones with the flowers near the Velcro of the strap. I trekked to Target this morning hoping for a similar shopping achievement, but alas, they had not one single pair!!! Bleh. Ours were only 50% off anyway, but I would have still bought a size or two ahead.

Bummed!

Um, does YOUR Target have any left for me? Maybe we could work something out?

Jen said...

and this, THIS, is why you're my hero. i aspire to your superior mom-ness.

Melinda Zook said...

That's awesome! For that price, I'd start buying some for no only my 18 month old daughter but for my grandchildren (hopefully, some day I have some : )