April 4, 2008

on the surprise deal...

First of all, I'll be gone until Monday night, so you'll have to try to survive without me until then. I know, I know. But sometimes these things happen and you just have to be strong.

(read: I will miss you more than you will miss me. It's true.)

So, today - while I was finishing up my errands before our weekend-o-fun - I had to return a couple things I bought from Target yesterday; apparently I didn't love them as much as I did when I tried them on in the dressing room. And I always hate buying anything from Target that is more than $15, for some reason, unless it is perfection. Because, well, it's Target. Things shouldn't be more than $15. (Well, that, and I'm cheap. This is true.)

Anyway. Buyers remorse, you know the drill.

So, I got my $33 back, and decided that I still wanted to find something else to bring to Vegas for the weekend. Whenever I go to Vegas, I always get in this weird mood where I want to buy Vegas-clothes. I don't even really know what Vegas-clothes are, but I'm pretty sure they involve kitten heels, tiny frock dresses and huge-ass sunglasses. Things that...I don't have. Well, if I do, they're certainly not up to par with true Vegas-clothes. Although, what do I expect when I do my majority of shopping at Old Navy and Target? And I really don't do heels. Flats are my friends.

So, instead of buying a bunch of things that will most likely never see the light of day again, I'm just bringing a suitcase full of things that I may or may not wear. And secretly hoping my sister will do the same. Because that's what sisters are for, if nothing else: sharing clothes.

Anyway, I went to Old Navy to see if they had anything worthy of wearing, and I found a cute linen top that I immediately fell in love with. And then, I saw it: the scarf. It was pretty much looking me in the eye and whispering:

"Buuyyyyy meeeee. I'm just like the one at the Gap that you saw yesterday, the one that was $30 and you refused to buy due to the ridiculous price. P.S. I'm only $12.50, so take me, take me now."

(Rather seductive for a scarf, if you ask me.) I took it off the rack and tried to tie it so I could look cool, like Ashley. But I couldn't get it right. I think there is some sort of art in scarf tying that I have yet to master. Still, I just had to buy it. It was so soft and cozy. And the scarf was right, I totally wanted the one I saw at the Gap, but also wanted to punch someone in the mouth until they explained to me WHY THEY WERE CHARGING SO MUCH FOR A FREAKING SCARF.

As I was at the counter, purchasing my items, I was a bit surprised at the total. Seemed less than I was anticipating. Sure enough, as I walked out to my car and checked the receipt, they only charged me $5.99 for the scarf. Heck, yeah! I'll maintain that it was destiny for me to buy it.

It reminded me of the time that I went to Ikea and after looking at the receipt on my way out, I realized they totally didn't charge me for the shelf that I bought. It was one of those moments where you think, "Hmmm, integrity or free shelf?"

I went with the free shelf. Don't judge me.

12 comments :

  1. We are so similar in our Vegas ways it's funny. Old Navy is seriously my shopping Mecca, Flats are my best friend and I usually go for the simple instead of the sparkly, haha. But Vegas is an exception, sparkle away. Have a fabulous weekend! :)

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  2. I love scarves almost as much as I love surprise deals.
    And I would've taken the free shelf, too. No judgin' here!

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  3. what are we supposed to do nnitl monday night?! gah.

    hope you have a blast in vegas, i've never been. hoping to go if i get out to the oc in may. we'll see though.

    i too do almost all of my shopping at old navy and target, it's the comfort factor. and well, i don't have to try anything on. LOVE that. hot scarf. you're one of those girls that i would be all "how does she DO THAT!?" and then i'll go home, try to copy it and look ridiculous. i'm jealous.

    also? loving getting things cheaper than anticipated. it's seriously the best feeling in the world. and don't worry, we won't judge you for stealing a shelf. their loss.

    xo

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  4. Love the scarf and the great deal! Have a fun weekend!

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  5. every post you write I fall more and more in love.

    I'm cheap too.... and now I need to go buy that scarf.

    Have fun on your trip!

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  6. Old Navy is good like that with surprises at the register! I sorta get mad now when I don't get a surprise. :)

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  7. I dig the scarf! I'm definitely a scarf whore. For some reason wearing one makes me feel like I'm Jessica Alba, except that I share no qualities with except that a)we are both female and b).... nope, just the one thing we share.

    Also, I just came back from my first Vegas trip a few weeks ago and totally agree about "Vegas" clothes. I think huge sunglasses and kitten heels are mandatory there. Hope you have a good trip!

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  8. I have five hundred millions scarfs, LOVE IT.

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  9. I love that scarf. you just reminded me that I NEED to buy a scarf like that. ;]

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  10. I saw those scarves in Old Navy and I totally wanted one, but I couldn't justify buying a scarf when it's 70 degrees out ;)

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  11. I LOVE the bottom of your page!!!

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  12. Oh shoot-- I totally relate to everything on this post! Yes to cheapness and Target! Haha-- and I know exactly what you mean about Vegas-- I went to Vegas a week ago and beforehand I was trying to pick out a suitable Vegas dress-- not any old dress would do-- and about six months back I bought this really slutty top in case I went to Vegas anytime soon. I can't explain this- I don't like slutty stuff-- I never even really wear low cut shirts. It's strange. I guess Vegas just does it to you! And I'm all about the flats!

    Good idea for buying non-vegas clothes. Ooh- guess what- I TOTALLY have that scarf you bought! But I"m super jealous cuz I paid $12.50 for it! And I suck at tying scarves too. I just don't get it! I must learn, not that it's turning hot as all hell where I live.

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