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My Outfit Monday: Easter weekend dress sales are a near religious experience

Me, so happy I can afford to eat lunch after the damage I did shopping this weekend.

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Me, so happy I can afford to eat lunch after the damage I did shopping this weekend.



I knew I needed a white dress for Easter, so I trekked to the old faithfuls, J.C. Penney and Marshall's last week. 

The sale at Penney's yielded me a great little white lace number for $26 with a coupon, but it was the haul I picked up a Marshall's that reminded me of the magic that is an Easter sale. On the Marshall's dress clearance rack sat this lonesome navy/gold accent Sharagano shirt dress looking for a home. 

When I pulled it down and saw the $15 price tag, it was a done deal. 

The material is a little heavier than the your average, near sheer shirt dress -- making it slightly off season but perfect for someone who works in an office that is always set to Chilly Willy. 


Easter weekend offers more than just a religious triumph for Christians and a metric ton of candy for everyone else. 

The dress sales are amazing and should always be on your annual shopping calendar.


You don't have a shopping calendar?!?

You barbarian. 

Allow me to improve your life tremendously. 

Here's your first quarter shopping calendar, print it out and stick it to your refrigerator, darlings. 

Dec. 26 to Dec. 31:  After Christmas sales are where you pick up all your Christmas decorations for next year, your light leather jacket for spring and the corresponding boots.

Jan. 15 to Feb. 15:  Thriftmas is the special time of year that the thrift stores are done sorting and start stocking all those things people cleaned out and donated to make room for all their new Christmas stuff. 

Superbowl week is when you go new TV and electronic shopping, expect major markdowns. 

Easter weekend is home to department stores most epic dress sales filled with racks and racks of beautiful frocks that are only slightly off season.

Now, go forth and teach the multitudes. Don't let Easter weekend 2017 catch you underfunded and unawares. There are dresses to be had.

[Last modified: Monday, March 28, 2016 2:30pm]


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