Wednesday, October 05, 2005

{hip} is expensive!!!

Woo Hoo....I am getting so excited for Memory Trends this weekend. Danea, Susanne and I are going to hit Vegas by storm (still so sad that Wendy can't make it).

Now getting to my point. I have seen so many pictures of CHA and other trade shows were everyone is dressed in the hottest fashion and the cutest new cloths and I want to fit in. Unfortunately my wardrobe made for an Engineer does not lend itself well for this purpose. So I pleaded with Danea to go shopping with me this past Saturday to pick out so {hip} {hot} cloths for the coming weekend.

It was a great day. We started with lunch where Danea treated me for my birthday, then a quick stop at the LSS where she used to work to pick up the new foofala and MOD papers. Then it was off to Loehmanns. Whoa, this store was great and after 3+ hours of shopping I was walking out the store with a heap full of cloths, feeling good, but still needing a "few" more things. After dropping Danea at home I decided to swing by dress barn for a quick look. That was a very quick trip and I came out with 2 new pair of jeans, but still needing a "few" more things. Later that night Danea and her MIL were at dress barn when I happened to call her...since this is literally just around the corner from me I went to meet them and take another quick look. With two more enablers to find things that looked good for Vegas I came out with another pair of jeans and 2 more tops, but still needing a "few" more things.

Fast forward to Tuesday. Work was really slow and I was able to get out a little early. DH was in Arizona for the day and wasn't going to be home until 6:30pm. So I thought I would run by the mall to see if I could pick up a "few" remaining items I needed. I called my self titled personal shopper, Danea, who agreed to go with me again. This time 3+ hours of shopping with stops a target, Nordstrom rack, and a bunch of little stores in the mall yielded me a couple more shirts, some bling, sunglasses, a clear strap bra, and a pair of shoes (this deserves it's own paragraph), but still needing a "few" more things.

A sidebar about finding shoes. I will admit that my normally conservative self has had a hard time accepting that I can wear "cute" cloths....I love the way they look, just not on me. But I kept an open mind and was really happy with my purchases, but shoes are still an issue. Danea kept picking up shoes with bright colors and lots of sequins and beads and I was picking up comfy "clark-like" shoes. At one point she said to me "if it looks like something even close to what you already have, don't even pick it up". After looking at a zillion pair of shoes we finally found a pair that we both agreed on...but I still need brown ones.

What makes this even funnier is that I originally Danea that I didn't want to spend a lot on cloths that I would probably only wear this weekend, and would like to get 2 outfits for the and stay under $100. The budget was out the window with the leather jacket I picked up within 10 minutes of being at the first store. I will now also have to change 3 times a day in vegas to get a wearing out of all my new stuff.....and I STILL need a pair of cute brown shoes. I really don't want to see my credit card bill this month....Yikes!!!

I better darn well be the most {hip} dressed person at MT!

1 comment:

Zee said...

Hehehe. It really has been fun shopping with you. I didn't realize how much help you really needed! LOL. ;)

Can't wait 'till Sunday! This is gunna be a blast.

Poor, poor Wendy. :(