Monday, February 15, 2010

Shopping and a Mystery Solved

Since today was President's Day and I am generally unmotivated to work on any given day, I did a little work and lots more shopping. I went around and hit up the sales... Macy's, Belk, Charming Charlie, DSW and the Outlet Mall.

I got several really good deals. You know the kind where you get a shirt for less than $6 and therefore, it almost becomes like disposable clothing? Wear it once and you get your money's worth.

I also got a really cute necklace at Charming Charlie. Here is a pic of it, but note, the pic looks really orange and it is actually a pertty coral with pinkish tones. I was really being drawn to coral today...


I got these shoes at DSW for $11.99. I'm not 100% sure that I needed them, but I'm about 50% sure AND they were $11.99 afterall!
The absolute Best Deal of the Day also involved a little heart break on my part. Do you remember way back last year when I got those adorable Cole Haan lepoard print heels at Neimans on sale. They had Nike Air technology and I normally love all CH's that have that. Well these made my feet hurt worse than any other pair of shoes I've ever had. I mean they HURT. So bad, that I have only worn them a time or two. So bad that I actually & seriously contemplated taking them off and walking to the car barefoot the last time I wore them to the courthouse.

Well, I took them into the CH store at the outlet mall today to see if there was anything that could be done to salvage them-pads, stretching, etc. The answer was basically no, but the saleslady offered to give me money back for them. I said, well, I don't have a receipt or even a box for that matter (and I was thinking and I didn't even buy them here!). She said, that's okay, they have a number inside that I can type in. She did and to my astonishment, she said she would give me $130 credit for them (folks, I think that is a little more than I paid).

There weren't really any other shoes there that I was lovin', so I said I'd pass. On the way out of the store, I spotted a cute work bag and well, just be glad you've been saved the drama, because I have been looking EVERYWHERE for a new work bag for about 8 months.

I went to other stores at the outlet and starting thinking about it. Primarily, I thought, (1) what good are these shoes that I cannot stand to wear, and (2) what if I change my mind and I go back and that nice sales lady is gone and they won't exchange them anymore.

So after consulting with Jennifer and calling for a fashion emergency consult with Lisa, I go back to the store and do the exchange. I'm really pleased with this choice, though I still long for those adorable shoes (only I long for the fact that I can actually stand to wear them).

Here is the bag...

Here's the best part... See this price tag?
Well it was half off, making it $230. Then I think the sales lady felt bad because she knew I was sad about giving up my beloved shoes, so she gave me an additional 10% off making it $207. Then I got my $130 credit for the shoes. Tax and everything it was a $460 bag for $85!!!!! $85!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now for the mystery solved bit...

This little girl
has been awfully interested in the planter box of late. I have NOT been able to figure out why. I mean it isn't really the Ancient Mysteries or anything, but I've been baffled all the same...until today....when I saw this little jerk in action...
Now I know that he looks cute and like he is praying at the cross, but don't be fooled! This little thief is stealing the liner of my planter to make a nest!

Mystery Solved.


courtney said...

i love your CH experience!! that's so great! i got a pair of shoes at DSW a couple of weeks ago that are a) super cute and b) rang up for $9.48. how could i NOT get them?!

Scrappy Girl said...

That necklace is gorgeous! Looks like a day of great retail therapy!

Traci said...

cute Lola, cute shoes, cute squirrel but I LOVE THAT BAG!!!

The Ffrench's said...

I really like that necklace...I might need one :)

H246 said...

That is an adorable bag and awesome deal! I need a fun work bag :)

I found your blog through the Texas blogging site..I love your design and look forward to reading!

charming said...

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