Sunday, November 22, 2009

Shopping Lessons

When my friend Flipflopping Mama and I went shopping during our recent St. Louis Expedition, she gave me a quick tutorial on Mall Shopping. I've already posted my personal shopping philosophy before, so hopefully it won't come as quite a shock to my reader(s) (again, being optimistic that there are more than one of you out there) that I'd never before been inside an Eddie Bauer store.

Or a Gymboree.

Or a Children's Place.

Or an Ann Taylor Loft. (Well, we ran out of time, so I've still never been in there.)

At Eddie Bauer, I was shocked to discover that it is possible to purchase jeans that fit. I mean, jeans that fit over my ample Hawaiian hips. As any Polynesian gal will tell you, there's a reason why island people do the hula - it's not a dance, it's just the way people with ample hips walk.
Best yet? I picked up these beautiful jeans for $20! They were originally $70, but with the clearance and F.F.M.'s nice 15% off coupon, I got expensive jeans for a cheap Wal-mart price!

At Gymboree I was able to combine a $5 coupon with another 15% coupon to snag this dress for Miss Boo for $10. I realize that's not uber-cheap, but I thought it was a decent price, especially since this dress is usually $45 and she was in need of a church dress.
The yarn wasn't cheap at all, but we all must have our weaknesses.

I look at it as being cheaper than therapy.

Sort of.

If I had a really expensive $21 an hour therapist.
Two skeins of the luscious, scrumptious, practically edible Colinette Jitterbug sock yarn in Chocolate Mint and Jay colorways.
I can't wait to cast on a pair of socks! Then I can wear them with my jeans!

(Which is why I bought the yarn. Nice jeans require nice socks. Logic is my forte.)

1 comments:

TuttleTime said...

Nice fitting jeans and knit socks...what in the world could be better than that? Oh, sipping tea with your big sis in those jean and socks. :)) I miss you!