Sunday, December 4, 2011

Shopping ban fumble

I fumbled. Faltered. Failed. Or whatever you want to call it.  I gave in to the holiday shopping fever.

I was out at my local thrift store this past week looking for a dress to wear to my husband's company holiday party.  I wasn't sure if I had anything in my closet that fit or appropriate for the occasion so I thought I'd just see what was available for cheap, you know, just in case.  I found a dress I really liked but walked away from it.  I did great! I remembered my shopping ban and decided to stick to it and search my closet instead.

At home I tried on a few possible options.  They all fit for the most part.  The one my considering wearing is blue, white and grey animal print one shoulder number which fits great except in the underarm of all places.  Its still totally wearable though.  I'm feeling good about my decision at this point.

The fumble begins the next day when a coupon arrives in the mail for $5 off a purchase of $15 or more for the thrift store!  In my moment of weakness I take it as a sign that the dress I left behind the other day was meant to be.  I switch out my bra for a strapless one and head out to the thrift store, gotta try the dress on with the proper undergarment this time.  Sadly, the dress didn't fit as nicely as I remembered so I continued my search for something for the party.  The rest is history.  I end up walking out of the store with a skirt (which I may wear the the party and if not I wear it to another holiday event), cream sweater, and two turquoise sweaters.  I don't feel too bad though, all four items cost me $12 total after I used my coupon!

Black pleated skirt with bead border, Talbots label.

And, the other turquoise sweater I purchased.
Sweater-Thrift Town-Charter Club Turquoise cardigan-$4
T-shirt-Black T-shirt too old to remember
Jeans: JCPenny-$20
Scarf-A gift from my friend

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