Monday, August 3, 2009

Did that last post mean NOTHING?!?

Brooke and I had our girl's day out. We went up to Park City. The plan was to go up, do a little shopping at the outlets, go check out the arts festival that was going on, eat some good food, hang out.

Husband: Stop reading here.

We went to the outlets. I wasn't even that jazzed about going to the outlets because I never find anything good at outlets. Generally I think sale prices in the regular store are better and I hate that often stores just have a crappier quality line they put out for their outlets. But I figured we could check it out for a little while.

Um. We stayed for nine hours.

I am not sure I have ever shopped that long in my entire life. Not even when I was like single and working and had money. We were a little shocked when the store locked up and we were like, "What?" Yes, we closed down the store at 9pm. We got there just after noon. I'm still wondering how that was physically possible.

But I have to admit I am super excited about some of my purchases - I even got a fantastic designer dress from BCBG for one of next year's fancy events! And that has to guarantee I get neither fat nor pregnant in the next year. (Phew.)

But. I am not super excited about facing the hubby. You can imagine the damage you can do in nine hours. Um, happy birthday to me in 3 months? And Merry Christmas? Maybe having crazy kids that you can never take shopping is a really good thing.

I even tried to call Ryan a few times during the day to warn him I might buy a dress. "Well, you need to find a balance between needs and wants," he preaches. "Oh great," I reply, "You've been reading the blog." He laughs. "So can I get the dress?" He says ok. I hesitate a little and say, "Yeah, cause I've kind of already been spending money." "How much money?" he asks. "Um, well, I just spent this much," I say. "That's all?" "Um, in one store.... Oh, wait... What? ... Uh must be a bad connection...I think I might l o s e y o u... t a l k l a t e r..."

Yeah, holy guilt!! Seriously, after my last post?
The irony.

14 comments:

Tennille said...

Some outlets are definitely crappy quality (Old Navy for sure--although Old Navy itself kind of sucks these days), but some of the outlets in PC are good. I think I need to make a trip in honor of my birthday...

Our family said...

I've never found anything at those outlets worth buying. I wish I'd been there just to learn how to shop. Outside of Target and Kohl's I'm totally clueless.

LuAnn said...

Ha ha...at least you tried. :) I had the same opinion about outlets, but I think that was when I had only been to PC. Cause Chicago area's are fantastico! I bet Miami has great ones, too.

Safire said...

I love outlets...but the outlets out here are more like huge malls than outlets. Looks like you had a great time!

Melanie said...

I love it! The two women sitting among their bags. You look pretty good, not too guilty. Think of this way...you never get to go shopping so all the times you would have wondered into a store and bought $30 worth of stuff and then the next week same thing. That adds up. So you just basically got a couple months of shopping out of your system and caught right up to were you would probably be if you ever got to go shopping. Its a wash!
Call me anytime you need me to help you rationalize. I call it looking for the silver lining but whatever.

Gavin and Shawna said...

My belief is that after all we have been through with our husband's career choices...I think we are more than entitled on shopping splurges like that. And then I always look forward to the day when we can do that and feel no guilt and not even think twice about purchases and budgets=)

SuburbiaMom said...

You must truly be a shopaholic. Time to hold a "Girl in the Green Scarf" sale!!! :)

Angela said...

Awesome. Seriously, finding that much stuff is such a great feeling. But it always has to be accompanied by that biting, nagging guilt. Blast that prudish conscience.

The Spendloves said...

What I like was how you made sure I would try on that last skirt... you knew I'd like it enough to buy it too. It's not fun when you're the only one buying :)

Byron & Susan said...

I find when I am finally have a chance to be by myself without kids I go a little crazy myself. I think when will be the next time I can try things on and just end up getting anything that is decent. Only happens once in about 6 months. Probably will be the same for you so relish in the enjoyment not the guilt. Love the picture!

Jeremy and Karen said...

this was a GREAT post :o) i can totally relate... why is guilt always the main factor??? i seriously need to get guilt out of my life. anyway, it looks like you guys had a blast--wish i could have been there with you!

Winnie said...

lucky you. I wish I can go shopping too...but like you said I have kids and it's hard to shop with kids. Maybe one day when I have a girls night out, I can go on a shopping spree.

Kimi said...

I just went on a shopping spree too. Andrew new that it was coming, though, I started talking about the fact that I was going to do it months ago. So he was prepared. I still feel guilty, though that I have all these new clothes and he can't even find a decent pair of running shoes he likes. At least everything I bought was on sale, and I even had coupons for sale items. Yeah!

Tania said...

Confessions of a shopaholic nothing. Watch "I.O.U.S.A" and "Maxed Out" (both available on Netflix.)

You'll be so stressed out about our future (& your kids) that you'll never spend another penny again!