Monday, January 07, 2008

Bitten by the Shopping Bug

I am generally not a huge fan of shopping. I need to have something in mind and don't really enjoy browsing in hopes that something appeals to me. This weekend, WOW, did the shopping bug hit for both Wife and I! We ended up not only at two local malls, but spent the better part of a day at an outlet mall about 40 minutes from home. I was really looking for a blazer or two for my new internship. Most of my current work clothes are fairly casual (dockers and sweaters or a button-up shirt mostly), and I wanted to be sure that I had more than just my one good suit should I need to play dress-up. Some expected meetings will occur in our state's capital, so I figure I better look good. Well - wow - did we have fun!

Over the past two days I ended up with two pairs of shoes (one was a replacement for a Christmas present of a pair that didn't quite fit and had to be returned), a nice blazer (50% off), a good suit (60% off!), two blouses chosen by Wife who is better at this than I am - and she chose the blazer,too - and we both got new leather jackets at 70% off. Wife also got new boots, a blouse and a sweater. We spent a fair amount, but got a TON for the amount actually spent. (A good portion of it was Christmas present money - thanks, Mom!)

Seems I really enjoy dressing up in nice suits and quality shoes :)

Now, if only my internship was paid......!
(Did I mention they wanted to pay me, but it is against ABA rules to get paid for work for which you will receive credit? Almost killed the internship since their HR dept. had to figure out how to juggle the paperwork!)

Today, for me, it is back to the real world to earn some money for all those fancy clothes - and back to school for Boy Wonder. It sure has been a fun break for us all!

3 comments:

Patti said...

I am so glad you all had a good break!
Pics of the purchases please :)
You know I love to shop and love a good bargain. I'm going ot hit the outlet malls somewhere in February with my sisters. Look out!

Lynilu said...

It sounds like y'all had a great shopping trip. It's good to be spruced up, especially starting a new internship. Good luck in it!

Lynilu said...

BTW, your last paragraph struck me.

"Today, for me, it is back to the real world to earn some money for all those fancy clothes - and back to school for Boy Wonder. It sure has been a fun break for us all!"

The biggest regret I had upon ending my days as a student ... those long breaks for holidays, summer, etc. Enjoy them!

Actually that's why I retired. I wanted longer breaks! LOL!!