As most of you already know, I am a sale and gift card shopper. I love designer clothes, but cringe at the prices. I wait for the markdown and time it right. I collect gift cards so that their acccumulated amount, for instance, will pay for a Chanel handbag or cuff. Such is the case for every item that I am wearing in this photo. The Miu Miu dress was purchased on sale at Saks, during the final 75% markdown cost around $550.00, which I think is a great price for a designer leather dress. I intend on wearing it well into winter with tights, boots, layered over jeans, (due to its mini length), or simply over a white blouse or t-shirt, as a jumper. The possibilities are endless! The sandals were also a fraction of the price. Miraculously, I spotted them on the shoe rack when nearly all styles had vanished. The handbag was purchased two winters ago when Gucci bags were marked down. Unfortunately, that was not repeated the following year. But I have found it on sale for you here. My Chanel cuff was purchased entirely with a gift card, as were the Miu Miu shades. Moral of the story... never pay full price for anything. If you are patient, it will be well worth the wait!