Sale Spotlight: CVS Winter Beauty Clearance 2013

It's that time of year again! The tree is up, the stockings are hung, and CVS is cleaning out their inventory to make way for all the new goodies coming in the new year! While most locations don't have their clearance items labeled yet (it's still quite early in the game), I just wanted to point you guys in the direction of the lovely G of Nouveau Cheap who - yet again - has posted a master list for all the drugstore beauty clearance! If you'd like you can head on over here.

Also, if you'd like to see some of the things I've picked up, I posted this little sneaky peek on my instagram!

Sale Spotlight: Aeropostale

Right now, Aeropostale is having a sale (that ends at 11:59 pm tonight!) that you do not want to miss! Get 40% off your first item (usually takes off from the most expensive item in your cart) and 30% off everything else with the code 'FRIENDS30'. You also can get free 2-day shipping if you check out with Paypal! Also check out the 70% off clearance that's going on now to stack some great deals.

I was so excited to have found this pair of ponte knit pants (reminiscent of the JCREW Pixie Pant that I've been eyeing for awhile now) on major sale ($6.42 SHIPPED when you use Paypal at checkout). They also have some great activewear/loungewear deals so get on it, ladies! (;

This is what I ended up buying:

"i love lamp" (& Ron Burgundy, too!)

I just wanted to pop in here and say that lately I've been on quite the thrifting kick and have come home with some awesome (to me at least!) finds.

Case in point:


I'm a sucker for brass anything so I'm obviously super obsessed. The day I picked these babies up from my local GW, I was on the phone with my boyfriend and was trying to describe just how happy I was to pick these two up (for $5 a piece, no less!) and his reply? "Is my girlfriend honestly telling me 'I love lamp' right now?" Yes. Yes she was. 

Thanks Steve Carell for taking the words right out of my mouth. Also, can I just say how excited I am to see Anchorman 2 this December? Best. Ever.

Now I just have to find the perfect lamp shades...

xx, Hana

thrifty days ahead

One of my New Year's resolutions for 2013 was to spend less - sound familiar to anyone? (; This does not mean in any way that I am on a shopping ban (because let's be serious, who has that much self control!), but only that when I do shell out some money, it is either 1) seriously marked down / bought with the help of coupons 2) from the Thrift Shop (yes, Macklemore - I'm looking at you!) or 3)  it'll last me awhile (quality > quantity, always).

Following up with this buying trend (and to make sure I keep on track with this particular resolution), I'll be posting about my savvy shopping endeavors here on Acquired Lovelies! I can only aspire to be one of those crazily thrifty ladies and gents featured on shows like 'Extreme Couponing,' but we'll just have to see where this all takes us (:

To start off, I thought I'd share with you some things I bought from my local Goodwill and another item I bought from a locally run thrift store (which I believe is known simply as, 'thrift shop' - rightfully named I suppose!).

The horse bookend I scored at Goodwill for $2 along with the globe (marked for $4!). I had been searching for a vintage globe for the absolute longest time and was thrilled to find this one marked for so cheap!  I have quite the affinity for old maps and globes (I also own a political world map from 1975 - hello, Soviet Union!), and couldn't wait to add this one to my {hopefully} growing collection.  The crystal container I bought from my local thrift for $6 - it is absolutely gorgeous, has a very substantial weight to it, and will now possibly house my Revlon Lip Butters (or some other sort of beauty item).

Shopping total: $12 + tax

Until next time,

thrift trip - one for the new year

Betsey Johnson Polka Dot party dress and a Michael Kors Floral print dress...would you believe me if I said they cost me $11? I heart you, Goodwill.