So I went to the rich people's mall today to shop for my interview outfit!
Wouldn't you know, the rich people get all of the bargains. Most of the rich people only live in our area during the winter, so the stores are desperate for business AND they have to get rid of their summer inventory (even though it's summer all year long here...), so everything everywhere was on sale.
I got THE CUTEST pair of Ann Taylor wedges for $30. Apparently, no photo of them exists on the internet yet, so I'll have to be the first so that I can show you all later. I also got a fitted, white, v-neck, 3 quarter length sleeve, button up shirt for $30.
Damn J. Crew and B-A-N-A-B-A-N-A-N-A Republic haven't exactly gotten their fall stuff out on the floor yet, so their websites are not accurate representations of what one will actually find there. Banana Republic seemingly has a safari obsession going on right now and J. Crew had a fabulous sale going on, but no adequate Interview shirt.
Then I went to Gap to get my $65 trousers. As I was selecting my size 6 regular, size 6 ankle, size 8 regular, size 8 ankle sizes, I noticed a shelf above the "Perfect trousers" of pants that also looked like trousers but were on sale for $14. I grabbed a pair, thinking they'd clearly be crap compared to the new line of "Perfect trousers" but figured I was headed to the dressing room anyway, so what the hell.
I tried on the "Perfects" (size 6 ankle, WOO-HOO!!) and they were *perfect*. I was getting them, for sure. Then I remembered the clearance pants and tried those on...SAME FREAKING PANTS. Minus the tab top thingy and not the same pattern fabric, but really who the hell cares? Same fabulous fit. Just as perfect, for $50 less.
I know you are all jumping up and down in excitement over the incredible savings, and you should be. I was too, all the way to J.Crew to cash in on their kick ass sale with my hard saved money. Two pairs of capris (LOVE their capris), one shirt, two pairs of socks (so I can be cuter at the Gymboree play dates, the only place I wear socks) and one pair of cute flip flops for $54.
I still need jewelry, but there's a great, inexpensive boutique in town I'll probably find that at. I wish Catfish lived close enough for me to borrow one of her fabulous purses (she's got all the good bags), but I probably have something that will work.
So, it was a really good day. Also, just so you know, the rich people get offered bottled water and what not while shopping. Must be nice, huh?