Saturday, January 31, 2009

Spring...Where Are You???

I know, I is only January 31....I have lots of winter left here in Illinois. So, what does an old lady like myself do when it's still winter and you are so sick of it that you want to cry? Well, you shop of course!

I headed to the DSW this morning and to the mall. On the list of things I need was something to wear to the next wedding shower, girls night out and the very casual rehearsal dinner oh, and shoes for the wedding.

I found no shoes I liked at DSW, in fact, they only had about 6 pairs in silver, so I headed to the mall. Get this.....I'm in Ann Taylor Loft looking at all of the new stuff when I found that great pair of pants. $59.....wasn't sure if I wanted to spend that much, but they were cute, they can be worn most of the year and I can wear them to work. So, what the heck! I get to the check out, the lady scans them and they come up $10. Okay, that would be really nice, but these were up front with all of the new arrivals. She went and got a different pair and scanned that one and same thing. She said, "I guess they are $10!" Then she says, "And everything that is on sale today is another 50% off, so they will be $5.00." Are you kidding me? I was like that lady in the IKEA commercial..."Start the car, start the car!" as I ran out of the store with my bag!!!

I also got a cute kelly green sweater, an ivory cardigan and a moss colored cami. Not sure what I will wear when, but it's a start.

When I got home, since the trip wasn't as successful as I had hoped, I decided to shop online. First I went to zappos and ordered two pairs of silver shoes for the wedding. When I first started looking at shoes, I was going to wear pantyhose....but that really limited the kind of shoes I could wear and I really wanted cute strappy little things. So, it will be bare, very pale legs for me, but I'll have some darn cute shoes. The wedding is at night, so no one will see my legs...right? Zappos has free shipping and free returns. Can't beat that! I love them both, but I'm also looking for comfort. This is a stand up all night wedding and reception so they have to be comfy.

Next I went right to Gap and ordered my skinny jeans. Now these might end up going right back, but they are just so darn cute! I looked at them in every store I went to, but they either didn't have the dark color I wanted or they didn't have my size or they had the dark color in my size, but they were $140! So, I should have them in a few days. I saw tons of people in the mall of all ages in them today. Some had on boots but others had on the little flat ballet slipper type shoes. Some had them rolled up at the bottom. I can't wait to get them! I ordered my usual Gap jeans size, so hopefully they are sized like their other jeans and I'll be good to go!

Tomorrow I will tell you what an old man that absolutley hates winter does to pass the time until spring gets here. Rest assured....he doesn't least not for clothes! Can you say "seeds"?


Lanyardlady said...

Wow, you had a productive day! Can't wait to see you in your skinny jeans and silver shoes!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

WOW What a bargain for those pants at Anne Taylor Loft!! I would have bought a few pairs at that price!

I never tried shopping at Zappos --I'll ahve to check them out ..thanks!

Jemjoop said...

Spring! I am tired of all of this snow, and I love snow. Counting down to Spring here too. My kingdom for a daffodil.
Holy shopping bargain, you win with those pants. Isn't Zappos awesome.

aliceinparis said...

I love the colour green and have nothing in that shade! Must go online and do some cyber browsing. Those shoes are CUTE!

KarmasKreations said...

I love silver shoes too! In fact I wore strappy silver shoes at my wedding (honestly, I don't think anyone saw my shoes, since my dress was long). Hope yours are comfy!

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