Ever had one of those shopping days when you can do NO wrong?? Where everything you touch is exactly what you want/need AND it's on sale?? Well, that's what yesterday was for me!
In the afternoon I went on safari to the local mall. I had a 15% off coupon for Kohl's in my pocket, and knew I wouldn't have time to use it before it expired if I didn't go then. I walked into Kohl's; the shoe section is right inside the door, so I started there. Saw one pair, didn't like the color. Then I saw these Croft and Barrow Ankle Boots, and they were ON SALE:
I found one pair in a size 9, which I grabbed. I fluctuate between 8.5 and 9, depending on the cut. They were a bit large but I could wear them. However, for the next several minutes I rummaged through shoe boxes up and down the aisles until I found (ta-DAH!) a size 8.5 pair! After making sure they were a perfect fit, I put the 9 box back and headed for the checkout counter. There was only one person ahead of me in line (when does THAT ever happen???). They were 40% off before I used the coupon, so I ended up getting a pair of $80 boots for just under $45 (including tax). Number of different shoes tried on: one. Total time in store: 20 minutes or less. Happiness IS...
Then I stopped in Claire's, just to see if they had anything fun. They have a small "goth" section near the door, but it wasn't very interesting. However, just as I was about to leave I saw they still had some Halloween stuff near the back, and it was going for 75% off! Needless to say, I plunged into the mass of teens, small girls and their moms, and headed for the Halloween rack. Bingo!! I scored a pair of dangly silver bat earrings, a package of 6 sparkly hair clips (two purple bats, two orange pumpkins, and two black spiders), a many-chained necklace covered with black and silver crosses and black skulls, and a card of colored clip-on fake-hair extensions. They normally come 12 per card: three each of black/red, black/orange, and black/white; however, this card had 14 on it, and it was the last one, so I got one extra each of the red and orange ones. The original prices ranged from $6.50 to $10.50, but my total (with tax) came to $9.01, so I got each for about $2!! MORE happiness.
The coup d'etat came when we went to EcoThrift so Martin could look for a heat thingy for his miniatures (don't ask, I have NO idea). Anyway, he found what he wanted, and I found a black long-sleeved top and two black long-sleeved sweaters. Two of them were $25% off, so I ended up with all three for $5.97!!!
Is there such a thing as too much shopping happiness? I don't think so... :-)