Saturday, July 25, 2009
Shutting It Down
Just five days into the new credit card billing cycle, and I have to shut it down.
My closet is happy, but I can't, can't, can't look at anything online or in a store for weeks. I wonder if freezing the credit card in ice really works?
Fashion-minded ladies, if you wouldn't mind excusing me for a second for a very important message. Joe, my dear, sweet husband, if you are reading this post, I just want to let you know that I'm exaggerating, that's what chicks do with their shopping exploits. It's similar to what you dudes do with sports, sex, and other boring stuff. Wait! What was that about Albert Pujols getting traded?!?!?
OK, I'm sure he's gone now.
So, yes, I've done some damage to the wallet this week. Blame it on the weather.
While Tucson in the summer sucks for so many reasons — mostly the seventh-circle of hell heat — it is amazing for one thing and one thing alone: the sales.
Local stores slash prices and reward the diehards with fabulous deals. In a way, I feel bad — like I'm stealing from them. But, I get over it.
So, allow me to gush. These pants are just so gorgeous and unlike the jeans and J Crew chinos populating my closet. I got 'em at Sigi's at 75 PERCENT OFF ($265 the price tag read. I paid $65.). I couldn't not buy them, you know?
From Bishop of Seventh, they're this whispery fabric and shaped like boot-cut jeans. You just style 'em like denim, too. I'm crazy for the visible stitching and twisted seams on the legs.
Knowing I needed something tall and pointy to go with, I stopped into Stems-A Shoe Boutique and got another amazing deal — these $19 Carlos Santana pumps. $19, people.
Life is good. But, don't tell me about any more amazing sales, OK? At least not until Aug. 20.