Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? I don't know about you but one of my least favorite things to do is to shop for clothes. This includes shoes too. However, purses are another matter but more about that in a minute.
Biene called Tuesday and we arranged to meet at Starbucks at 11 a.m. today. She had a birthday present for me and did not want to wait until next Tuesday to give it to me. Well, what could be better? Coffee, Biene, and b'day presents. I fell right in with the plan. Starbucks has a Christmas Noel coffee right now that is yummy so all you coffee folks out there, run, don't walk to the nearest Starbucks for some straight up, none of that fancy stuff, coffee. My wonderful surprise from B was a set of Faber Castell artist pens and a small watercolor Moleskin notebook. I was in heaven. Thank you B!!
We parted ways after about an hour and I set out on my dreaded errand of shopping for a pair of jeans, not to mention socks and shoes and something warm. We are heading for the Santa Cruz Mystery Spot tomorrow for Krista's 22nd birthday. She's never been there and decided that this was the b'day destination. Said destination is a couple of hours away in the Santa Cruz mountains. The weather will be seriously (for us anyway) cold.
First stop shopping for me is always The Dress Barn. If I don't find it there, I know I have a chore ahead of me. Well, thank all shopping goddesses, not only did I find the socks and jeans, but I walked away with two sweaters. Since I'm simple style girl shopping is actually pretty simple (when I get to it). If it's fussy, forget it. So using my $20 gift card from Krista from my b'day last week, I take very good advantage of the after Thanksgiving sales. But the deal of the day was the PURSE I found while shopping for shoes at Payless.
OK, so I have to digress a bit but here's the story of the PURSE. I as watching QVC the other day and the Dooney & Bourke hour was on. I saw a purse. I fell in love. I HAD to have that purse. However, my conscience got the better of me and I chose to take a pass on this purse. Net savings to me - $156.00.
Well, there is indeed an angel out there that sprinkles good girl dust when you pass on a must have D&B. This dust came in the form of a purse at Payless that was pretty much the same thing but was actually bigger and more malleable. It was also on clearance for $10 BUT since I had found my athletic shoes, I was able to take advantage of the BOGO and I got it for $5.00. Not too shabby, huh? That's it in the picture at the top of this post with all the other goodies I found.
I love it was a plan comes together.