So, breaking news. I, the alleged reformed shop-a-holic, was spotted at the mall today. Well, I don't think anyone really saw me. But I saw myself in the mirrors that are always by the jewelry stores. However, I spent the trip living in fear that someone would see me and say "Wow, that chick is a dirty liar." However, do not fret. I am not a liar! I had a successful mall trip and did not make a single purchase. So why would I go trotting into the lion's den if I am not shopping for a year??? Because my fabulous and fantastic step-mom Debi (you can find her on FB and friend request her, but she is fairly selective so she'll probably deny) wanted a personal shopper for some new sweaters that were not black. So, I put in my 8 (and some) hours at work and headed on over. On an unrelated note, that new Jay-Z song is really catchy and I rather enjoy that it is always on the radio, regardless of the time I'm driving. So anyways, we meet at Macy's and the first thing I see as we go through the mall is the cutest, and I mean cutest, window display Victoria's Secret has ever had. Ever. I wanted to go in and buy every single pair of sweats they sell in hopes that I'd be half as cute as that window. But oh yeah, I don't do that. So instead, I took a picture of it. Because the next time I go to the mall will be many, many moons from now and it will probably be a crappy "back to school" window with a bunch of plaid. Yuck. So we of course browsed Williams Sonoma, which is a safe zone as far as I'm concerned. But the only sample they had was 3 day old french bread that you could toast- which it is sadly safe to say Dairy Queen's toast would probably be better. Regardless, we went to the Gap, for sweaters- and found none- as apparently you can only buy shorts and tanks right now. I wouldn't know, as I can't buy anything. Since we were so close, it would only make sense to browse the Dillard's shoes. I think it was worse than when you get a zit before a big presentation or something- yep it was that hopeless. Nothing I could do but feel sorry for myself. Also- before we get started- I want to let everyone know that if you click the pictures, they show up full size. So feel free to take a big screen look at these beauties. So first, these:
...because why not? Why wouldn't they be so sparkly? Why wouldn't it be getting warm out? Why wouldn't it be perfect weather to wear perfect sparkly sandals with?? Ok so I lie sometimes, it was hailing outside. But still. Devastating. SO I continue strolling along and BOOM:
Obviously, someone would go out of their way to JAM PACK two of my favorite things together into one shoe. Nude patent leather and a wedge heel. They would look SO NICE on my shoe shelf in my closet. So nice. And last, but most certainly not least-
Okay, okay. Since we're being honest, I probably would never wear these in real life. Well I mean I'd wear them maybe to dinner, but if I went dancing after- these bad boys would be in my purse, scratchin' up my sunglasses or something. But still, they were pretty to look at.
Anyways, it genuinely wasn't that hard of a trip. I actually was somewhat relieved that I am "not buying clothes for a year," because I probably would have bought one, if not more, of those pairs of cute shoes and then be irritated when I had to reorganize my closet.
However... new development. I realized the mall is my main source to get a Wetzel's Pretzel. So does this mean I have to go 365 days without an oversized pretzel covered in butter and salt?? Let's hope not. So, if anyone is planning a shopping trip in the near future, I've learned I do (currently) have the strength and power to resist new clothes and accessories, just not pretzels. Please invite me along :) :)
Lastly, for those who are curious- Debi found an ADORABLE lime green cardigan, on sale, at Old Navy. It fits her personality quite well. Also, Anya the weiner dog got a new pink rain coat, which I am certain she'll love.
Until next time...