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Happy's Obsession
or what I do between bouts of Real Life
I've been a bad, bad girl...
The SO is away on vacation for the last 9 days, and I'm on my 14th straight day of work, with 5 more before I get 2 days off. And I was burned out, and felt like I deserved a little something. So I decided to do a little shopping.

I got some DVD's (Rome S2, Weeds S2, The Girls Next Door S2, and Entourage S3.1) yesterday. And then remembered that Lane Bryant was having a 40% off sale this weekend. Now, I couldn't go until after work, but figured I would go and buy some pants, as I had splurged on shirts a few weeks ago. And I could return 2 shirts from then, and a bra & panties I'd ordered online a while ago (still in packaging), but that were now too big. So I figured... a couple pairs of pants, even after a return... how much could it be?

Turns out, quite a bit. Especially if you have to go to the bathroom as you enter the mall carrying a box of stuff, and the nearest entrance to Lane Bryant is through Macy's, and the women's restroom is on the 2nd floor... right in the Women's department.

I didn't plan on buying anything at Macy's, really! But they had the cutest stuff, so many Pucci-like prints, or just the perfect turquoise color, and so many black shirts!!! So I took, conservatively, 30 items into the fitting room (2 sizes of several), and ended up with... 8 new shirts! They are so are lovely, so beautiful, even one (the most expensive) which I should return, but it's gorgeous! Sorry, no pic available!

Then I went on to what was supposed to be my main reason for going to the mall - to get a few pairs of work pants. And did I do that? Yep! Got 3 pairs, but also 2 more shirts, 2 bras (blue & green dots, & Leopard Love, respectively) with matching panties, some everyday PJ's, and something that's scorching hot. There was also another shirt I really wanted (black & white, not purple like the pic, but the purple is one of my favorites), but the store was closing, and I meant to tell her to have them send it LB2Me (free shipping), but instead she put it on hold at another store, and I'll have to drive 30 miles out of my way tomorrow night to get it. And not save the 40%! But it's a perfect style for me!

I decided I wanted to order 1-2 pairs of pants that they hadn't had in the store online. So I went to the site as soon as I got home (after hanging up my purchases, of course!), and discovered something.

First, why do they think bigger girls want belted shirts? Just the thing to either 1) highlight the lack of a waist in an apple figure, or 2) highlight the belly bulge on a pear. Since if you wear large sizes, chances are, your tummy is a bit bumpy, at least. And if it's not? Be a model, you lucky girl!

Second, they have some new styles that make even the mannequin look fat! They came out with new styles, which sounds good, until you realize that they are either 1) straight leg (great for enlarging thighs), or 2) wide leg (covers the thighs, but makes you look big as a house). Wonderful. And because they came out with new styles? They are discontinuing some of my favorites. *sigh*

Oh, and if you decide to order online today to save 40%, and you order their "RightFit" line? Go down 2 sizes from what they say, because that's how it fit me, and my friend who works there, and the girls in the store said the same thing.

Anyway, I think I've more than made up for having to work!
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ozchique From: ozchique Date: August 13th, 2007 07:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I say, good on you!
In fact, you make me wanna go shopping myself, I think I'm going to call my girlies and go on a spree!
1 Voice in the Night or Sing to Me