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Sunday, March 18, 2012

In Which I Go Shopping All By Myself

Yes, on Saturday afternoon with The Player and J-dude firmly ensconsed in front of the television with NCAA Madness Marching through their veins, and Sisi digging in the garden, I went out to College Hills (outdoor) mall and bought things for myself. 

First stop:  Target.  Where I bought myself some PJs.  Here's a picture of the new nightgown I bought:


I realize this looks a little boring and old lady-ish.  I think it looks pretty nice on, though, and it feels really smooth and soft.  It's made of a fabric that I had to look up:  Modal.  Turns out modal is make from beech trees:


Amazing! 

I also shopped at Gordmans (2 t-shirt-y tops) and then I dropped the big bucks at J. Jill.  I had forgotten how it is to have sales women who actually give you good advice, bring you stuff in the dressing room, and know what they are talking about.  I was even shown the new shirts not yet out on the floor, and I bought one!  I spent what felt like a ridiculous amount of money on 2 shirts and 2 pairs of pants.  But it made me really happy!!! That's because here is where I usually buy clothes:



Don't get me wrong, finding a great deal at GW makes me happy too.  But not this happy.

Just to assuage my guilt lurking in the wings, I walked through Von Maur.  One pair of pants I stopped to look at there cost more than all that I bought at J. Jill.  So I felt really really really happy then!  Guilt left by the side door and has not been around since!







5 comments:

Collagemama said...

Way to go, Shopping Girl! I completely relate, plus it feels like you are writing about old relatives. Richman Gordman started in Omaha, and its glory years were when I was living in Omaha before the bankruptcy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordmans. What a thrill it was to go shopping by myself when my kids were tiny.

Kathleen said...

I like to think of you wearing a beech tree! Very nature-rific!

TNTINGLEY said...

I think you deserve every cent you spent on yourself and probably a LOT more. Good for you.

ted said...

Sounded like a good idea. Myself I prefer a new pair of fadded holey rock veat jeans. But you can understand that.

Caroline said...

I splurge about once a year on a couple of new things at Talbot's for school. I feel a little guilty, but then, buying good stuff at a nice store is a very pleasant experience! Also, in my very humble opinion, if I had an adorable figure such as yours, I would spend FAR more money having fun buying cute clothes!! So, you go, girl!