Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu (oddharmonic) wrote,
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu

Purchase: $40 of wardrobe staples and a little splurge, thanks to clearance racks.

One of the great things about waiting for end-of-season clearance to stock up on wardrobe staples is getting three pairs of men's shorts for $15. Now I just have to evaluate how many of Himself's old pairs are salvagable and which get parted out for buttons, zippers and 'craps. (For those of you who don't know us in real life, he wears shorts and sandals year-round.)

It's a shame little girls' jeans now only seem to come in bell-bottoms (I know they're called flares, but I think they're ugly) or covered in excessive amounts of trim. Luckily little boys' jeans are just as sturdy and no-frills as when I wore them (read: until two years ago), so Laurel has carpenter jeans with lots of pockets and a cute clearance Winnie-the-Pooh jumper you'll see in this year's family picture.

Also scored a boxed set of greeting cards of Cappiello prints. After I frame four to go in our bedroom, if anyone would like me to mail them one, drop me an e-mail.

Next time I go to Colorado Mills, I'll take a photo of the ugly loveseat in the Neiman Marcus Last Call window for everyone's amusement -- it looks like one of those olive-green moldering couches popular in the 1970s with bun feet and a hideous floral print covering the back and accent pillows.

edit 27 Oct: I took a picture of the loveseat and no, that pricetag isn't wrong. They want $2445 for a loveseat you could easily find at Goodwill or in someone's basement and decorate with clearance floral fabric for a fraction of the price.

Tags: 640.73_shopping, 779_photographs, 817_humor, 978.8_colorado, himself, laurel

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