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August 26, 2008 |  Category:   happy purchases life


I went shopping. It was a rare day spent looking at pretty things with a friend on a gorgeous, late summer day. We hit the Barneys Warehouse sale where I managed to escape with only $52 from my wallet (additional 40% off now), and as hard as I tried to find something really special, I came away with 2 basic shirts, one black and one brown. It’s both a relief and a disappointment since it’s almost like a missed opportunity to buy something you normally wouldn’t at a decent price (I’m looking at you Shii Ann and your tinman dress you bought today), but anything remotely interesting either didn’t come in my size or fit right (there’s some downright fugly designer clothes out there). My friend, however, did really well at the sale. I haven’t had such a good find since I found a Mayle dress there a few years ago, but on the other hand, I’ll probably wear these 2 shirts a lot more often than a fancy dress.

We next hit up the Intermix sample sale which started today and was a complete zoo. It felt like you were shopping at a club and the dressing area was just a mess of disorganized piles and piles discarded from previous try-ons. There is a tactic, when going to sample sales, where one can stand in the dressing area and pick up clothes that others have tried on and rejected. You find good stuff that way and we did do that for a while, but about half an hour in we got really hungry and I was getting tired of being in a dressing room full of other half naked woman so we left to go have lunch. On the way home, I made one more stop and bought a couple of shirts and sweaters for M (these are hers in the photo. I got sucked into the whole “back to school” thing, I guess). All in all, a nice way to spend the day. I hadn’t gone shopping with a girlfriend in ages and for a few hours, I almost remembered what life was like, pre-kids, when you had money to burn and all the time in the world to care about fashion.

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  • anny August 26, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    oh NO. u mean one day i’m gonna wake up w/ kids and not care about fashion?! LOL

  • unha August 27, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    keep forgetting the barney’s..
    probably not even worth to go now?
    when does it end?

  • Jenna August 27, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    It goes through the weekend. It’s been pretty picked over but…additional 40% off. Tons more mens stuff. always is.

  • chris August 27, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    shopping does a body good.
    where did you find the cute mia tops?

  • Jenna August 27, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Hi Chris,
    I got them at Zara kids. Not all Zara has a kids section but there in NYC that has them. Good prices and the sales are amazing. Normal pricing is between Old Navy and the Gap, but I find most of the styles so much nicer.

  • Carol August 28, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    I remember those sweet days of self, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world …or at least not today! Nothing like shopping with a good friend and a beautiful day. A one-day vacation without the airfare!