Sunday, March 1, 2009

Who Ever Said Money Can't Buy Happiness...

...obviously didn't know where to shop! What started out as a day that would be devoted to picking out fabric and patterns, quickly turned into an adventure that cost me a few hundred dollars. I was dropped off at the fabric district street downtown, only to realize that all the stores are closed on Sunday! Too bad my ride had already left, didn't have a cell phone, and it was freezing outside! So I quickly found myself stranded in a sketchy part of the city all alone and with almost no street smarts. Luckily, a caught a bus and took it to another part of the city (which is even more sketchy, but still) and found, lo and behold, a mall! Ok. So it's the saddest ghetto excuse for a mall, but was a haven for a poor lost preppy in the big city on her own! Actually, there was only really one decent store in that whole mall that wasn't full of ugly cheap clothing and shoplifters...but I found it! Ah, Le Chateau! And if it wasn't for this whole twist of fate, I never would have discovered that this is the BEST place to shop for my work (co-op) clothes! Partly because they have small sizes that actually fit me and partly because they had everything that I've been looking for recently! I found the cutest little white shorts, pumps, belt, and pants! I also found some adorable dresses (I wish I had somewhere formal to wear them, to give me a real excuse to buy them) and what could possibly be the most perfect suit for me ever! Except it was pretty expensive for an impulse buy, so I'll have to think where I would actually wear it...and then save up!

Which reminds me of my lent/new years resolution to stop spending money on things I don't need. By the way, this little spree doesn't count. More like bringing coffee from home, instead of buying it everyday. Most of the time. Starting tomorrow. I swear!

3 comments:

AJD said...

Love your blog!

Miss Janice said...

I had a "spree" yesterday! I would love for you to attend my Lilly Fashion Show next week. Please stop by my site for the details. Hope to see you there!

Little Bow Prep said...

Definitely good resolution!

I'm glad you've found a good place to buy work clothes :)