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A week of shopping steals!

I loooove shopping. However, most of my shopping usually deals with a certain three-foot-tall person in my life. It’s been a while since I spent money on things for myself. This past week I had a bit of fun shopping and got some awesome deals!

First off, I was in dire need of a new iPhone case. My old one was a free case provided by Apple when the iPhone 4’s reception problem came to light. The case was completely falling apart! My friend recommended me the case that she uses, and I purchased it, along with another one. The promotion at the time was for free shipping, so the total I spent on both cases was under $10! Here’s what I got:

Here’s a link to the purple argyle case (they have a ton of other colors too) and a link to the pink circles case which is my primary case right now.

Last weekend, my friend Amy and I took Zachary on a trip to the Colonnades at the Sawgrass Mills Mall, which is where all the designer outlet stores are. We stopped into the Kate Spade store and they had a fabulous bag on sale for a mere $53. When do you ever find a designer bag priced that low? Never! I had to get it.

The Flicker Metallic Bon Shopper. It’s on sale online, but not for $53!

Next in my shopping adventure, a little something for my biz. Believe it or not, but I have not upgraded my camera gear in over 3 years! The last lens I purchased was my 50mm lens back in December 2007. I’ve stuck with the same camera kit and while I feel that not spending money on additional gear has really allowed me to progress as a photographer because I’ve learned to use what I have VERY well, it’s been a long time, and I am ready to add a few new pieces to my collection.

When my photo buddy Joe let me know that he is selling off some of his Canon gear to make the switch to Nikon, I jumped at the chance to acquire a few new items, namely an additional flash, the Canon Speedlite 580 EX II Flash (which is an upgrade from my two EX I’s – and a much needed backup), and the 100mm f/2.8L Macro lens, which will allow me to take beautiful close-up macro shots of rings, wedding details, and even little sleeping babies! I’m so stoked to have a new lens and an additional flash to round out my collection. And since I purchased the items used, I was able to get a much better price!

Finally, I also “bought” another free book on Amazon Kindle for iPhone, called Dreaming Anastasia. Of course now it’s $7, so I’m pretty pleased with myself.

I like it so far, so you should check it out anyway. There are TONS of free Kindle books available all the time.

That’s all for today! :)

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Melissa AbramsFebruary 12, 2011 - 12:42 pm

The purple argyle case is the one I have on my iPod! Also I miss being able to comment on your posts directly on LJ. I understand why you want them all here, but it’s still sad :(

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karen lisaFebruary 12, 2011 - 1:23 pm

isn’t that case so cute?! I know, I miss LJ sometimes but it’s a time investment all in itself, and I only log in every so often to check on a few people’s journals. maintaining 2 comment systems for my own blog is way too hard, especially with the other blogs I help manage (my photoblog & Táve). :(

kristenFebruary 12, 2011 - 4:27 pm

there are so many free books for the kindle! :) i love checking everyday and seeing what is new! i started off reading kindle books on my iphone but then decided that i wanted an actual kindle. i <3 mine.

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