Friday, May 28, 2010
I had the pleasure of spending the day with my Madre yesterday. We are alike in many areas, but one. She loathes shopping. Yes, I know.....AGHAST! I am her definitive polar opposite in that aspect. I could live in a mall if I had the means necessary for it! She hates it so much that when I was old enough to go shopping by myself, she would give me a few hundred bucks, her clothing and shoe sizes and tell me "Here, go get me some new clothes". She said even from a wee girl, she knew I had an eye for fashion and what looks good on people.
When she arrived, she gave me a kiss and admired the stylish t-shirt I was wearing over my skinny jean capris. "Where did you get that pretty top from?" she asked. "Oh I got this from NY & Co....on sale, of course" I replied. That's another thing..... I am an extremely savvy shopper. I know when all the stores have their markdowns and I subscribe to all the websites so I am the first to know when they will be having a sale. "Mom, I just got a discount card....if you purchase $75 worth of items. You can have it if you'd like" I said. She agreed, only if I picked out everything...."You know how much I hate shopping" she said. Of course, you did not have to tell me twice! I had my purse in hand and was out the door before she finished the sentence.
We arrived at the store and I went around picking out all tops for her, since she said she had plenty of bottoms at home. We make our way to the checkout line when I spot from the corner of my eye this jacket (posted above). But what attracted me even more was the price card above it. I gravitated towards it and my mom followed, knowing I must have spotted something really good to step out of the line. I looked at the original price tag on it.... $89.95. "Mom, can you believe the price on this?" I told her with a look of awe. "That can't be right" she said. I immediately tried it on and loved the jacket even more. The hanger does no justice for it. But worn, over a woman's natural curves, wow. She said at that price, I would be a fool not to take it and even offered to pay for it.
How much did we pay for this cool jacket I will be sporting come the fall over jeans and a t-shirt or cami?
$9.95.........Sweet find, indeed!