Saturday, November 05, 2011
Wet and blustery today, so I decided it was a good time to go shopping for clothes.
My DH has been after me to buy a coat for the winter - it's been ages since I bought a new one; I've been wearing one I got at a garage sale for $1.00 when my old coats got too big. Actually, I like that coat and I'll keep on wearing it, but I agreed that something new would be nice.
Anyway, DH took part in a Kaiser study a couple of weeks ago and they gave him a $100 gift card to Freddie's (I've taken part in several KP studies and never got anything - this may be a new thing, but it's worth it). Anyway, DH wanted me to spend the card on myself.
I did buy a new pair of Sketchers at Freddie's but couldn't find a coat I liked. Looked for new jeans or similar pants and couldn't find my size in a Short style; no bras in the style/size I wanted either. Shopping for clothes is bad enough, but shopping and not finding what I want wears me out fast!
That was a couple of days ago; today, Penney's had a big sale, so I decided to go there. Found a coat within minutes after I entered the store. Sleeves were too long, but I thought I could shorten them. I left it there and went on my way, and ended up with two pair of pants (perfect fit, no shortening needed); two bras (right size & style), and 9 pair of socks. Went back to get the coat and realized that they had it in a Petite size as well as the regular - tried it on and it was perfect! Sleeves exactly as I wanted them.
I told DH he could have the rest of the gift card; it may have cost me more to buy at JCP, but I got what I wanted, so I'm happy!
Of course, I would have been happier if I was buying smaller sizes than the last time around, but at least they weren't bigger sizes!