So while trying to avoid eating everything in sight today (approaching TOM), I decided to squash my pre-menstrual cravings for, what else, pasta, with a little shop-shop-shoppin'. I needed another trip to the mall like I need a hole in the head but the mall that's closest to us is pretty fantastic and is almost like a second home. (Is that strange?) There are some serious sales on right now, no need to wait till Boxing day to find a smokin' deal.
I've realized that as I get older I lurve shopping more and more...and as I try to widdle away the size of my post-baby ass, my fashion horizons are ever expanding. Here's to finding your size every time!! BUT I've also realized that I'm seriously price-conscious! I can't stand spending excessively on something tres trendy, but I still want the look of whatever is hot. I can tell you this, there are bar-gains to be found in this city....even at the mall! Let's review today's purchases.....
Leopard pumps- get this $12.00. You heard me, 12 bucks
(ok, so they were from Suzy Shier....now before you go judging, let me say that I never normally shop at SS, but every once in a very while they have insane deals. Sort through the crap to find the GOLD...or in this case, the LEOPARD!
Black leggings- $18.00...slight sheen to the fabric...but hopefully they don't look like they were cut from a Glad Garbage bag... SO cute with the leopard pumps, no?
Cowlneck Sweater Dress-$20.00 from... gah... Fairweather. I haven't stepped foot in Fairweather for years....who would?! I only glanced as I was walking by (I swear!) and saw 50% off. My price-consciousness attacked.
Black thin knit sweater- $20.00. BOO-YA! (did I just write, boo-yah?) Again, from crap-tastic Fairweather...but whateva!
Today's lesson shoppers, is that decent finds are out there! Just hunker down, avoid eye-contact, and rush that store. Don't judge....find deals. It's all about the look...who cares where it came from. Is that sweater dress from BCBG? No. But they don't know that. See, I can't handle paying crazy ass prices for things that in all probablity (by next week) will be sooooo winter '09 . It's not even winter yet technically!
Now obviously for many things there is no substitute for buckin' up and paying what's necessary- jeans, sunglasses, bags etc. But for almost anything else there's the mall!