Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I Am Set For the Season

Over the last 9 months I have lost increasingly large amounts of weight.  There is really no rhyme or reason to my weight loss and after having numerous full work-ups with varying doctors and specialists, it has all been chalked up to stress.  I guess I am a little more stressed with Mr. P's injuries than I realize.  Anyhow, because of this weight loss, I own literally NOTHING that actually fits me well.  No shirts, no pants, no jeans . . . you get the drift.

Dear Mother decided that because it is my birthday soon - TOO SOON. . . she would take me shopping.  First off I would like to say "THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU" to Dear Mother because I had an amazing day.  Good shopping, good food and great company.  It has been much too long since we have spent a day together, just the two of us.  

We decided to hit the largest of the 3 malls near where we live, so at 9:45 a.m. off we went to start our day.  We did not arrive home until 3:15 and were both shocked at the time.  It is true what they say about time flying when you're having fun.  

Dear Mother is an expert shopper.  She can spot beautiful clothing and the craziest of deals instantly upon entering a store.  I think she may smell them or something, I don't know. We started at Nordstrom, which I usually do not have much luck in when shopping there.    I know, odd, but it's true.  I find that they have a very limited petite department and all 5 feet of me ends up spending more money in tailor bills than on the actual purchase of clothing if I buy the regular sizes.  But not this time.  Dear Mother found probably over 50 items for me to try on and amazingly, most of them fit me like a glove.  Some of my finds are shown here.  

First, she found this really cool dress for my favorite bro-in-laws wedding coming up in 2 weeks.  I am so psyched, because not only was I pretty stressed about not having something to wear, but this dress fit so well and it looks great on me, if I do say so myself.  

As well as the dress, she found these adorable patent leather Ralph Lauren heels and a clutch purse that look like they were both actually made for this dress.  I am done.  One fell swoop and I had my whole wedding ensemble.  I will be topping it off with a pink pashmina shawl if it's chilly.  Why can't everything be that easy.  We also found this Michael Kors dress - Marked Down (again and again and again) - It doesn't look like much in the photo, but it looks great on.  I am pairing it with these boots and am now also done for the rehearsal dinner.

We also got a pretty good deal on these Joe's jeans.  These I need to have hemmed in a big way - maybe I can get another pair of jeans with the leftover denim and get a 2 for 1 :)  and the cowboy boots and black shoes - both of which look great with the jeans.

On to Talbots we went and they had some pretty great sale prices - I got these loafers (SSOOOO COMFY) and this black clutch (as well as a gray one) Clutches were on sale for $29.99 - Can't beat that.  

Our very last stop was at Coach of course.  I have been promising littlest cherub that to mark her rite of passage into pre-adolescence, I would get her a Coach purse for school.  Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a relatively inexpensive Coach purse that actually holds things?  I DO!  Anyway, I not only got her the purse, but the little cell phone charm too.  I couldn't resist. I think littlest cherub had a minor heart attack when I gave them to her - She was so happy.

And of course - I couldn't forget myself.  I still hadn't purchased a birthday present for me, so what better time and who better than to buy a gift for?  So, I gave myself this Happy Little Birthday Gift a little early.  I too almost had a small heart attack, I was so happy :)
And It Goes With EVERYTHING!

All in All, I'd say it was a productive day.  I couldn't have done any better.  I found some great deals - Got clothes that fit finally - Got enough pocketbooks to get through the entire winter without a care - And spent the day in wonderful company.  What could be better than that?

Thanks Dear Mother for an amazing day and all the wonderful gifts.  I love them and I love you.


alljackpots said...

And again, I give credit where credit is due. He is a strong, determined man and continues to improve every day regardless of pain, regardless of setbacks and regardless of timeframes.

Anonymous said...

Favorite Bro inlaw? Someone else getting married other than me?