Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I wandered into a JC Penney today — very, very unusual behavior. The last time I set foot in one was to exchange towels I got for my wedding. Fourteen years ago.
This time, it was to scout a coat. A leopard print coat. My lust for leopard has reached obsession-worthy heights. I've NEEDED a coat for weeks now. Never mind that today's temp clocked in at 96 degrees. I've scoured the Internet and poked around the mall. I found a few contenders, but it's a tricky thing to do cute, faux leopard. More often it's cheap looking or matronly. Hard to say which is worse.
Then my eagle-eyed friend who specializes in helping other people spend money found this dreamy coat in the JC Penney flier.
Moral debate over fur aside, it's just impossible that something this soft could be naturally occurring in nature. Something so sinful can only be manmade. The wide collar and three-quarter sleeves are perfect touches.
And, I only paid $40.
Technically, it was $79.99 (on sale), but i had $46 in cash so only $40 is showing up on the credit card statement. Oh stop — let she who has never done creative accounting cast the first stone.
Oh, and note to the IRS — I do not do the family taxes.