Most of the time when I shop I shop for cheap and comfy. When I try to shop for cute stuff, I go with trends in magazines or what I know other stylish people are wearing (MIL & DD) Sometimes I just walk up to the sales lady, point to a mannequin and say "I need that whole outfit" (minus the jewelry....I can't wrap my mind around expensive costume jewelry. It's either expensive or it's costume...how can it be both?) So I often find myself at the outlet mall. It doesn't help that I the place I work at, is right at the front entrance. Who's bright idea was that anyway?
On one particular day I find myself inside the Vera Bradley outlet store. Have you tried this before? I think I had my sunglasses on the whole time. Ouch! Serious color overload. Each individual pattern is lovely but a store full of 90 different patterns? Whoa Nellie! Anyway, DD loves the stuff so I often bargain shop at the outlet and on this particular day I see flip flops for $5. No joke! Go look at their regular site right now, these are like $30 normally. Of course I buy myself a pair. Cheap and fashionable. How can I lose?
So I hold onto them for a few months. Summer comes and I break out the flip flops. I accessorize with the shirt DD bought me for a Mothers Day gift, add jeans hubby bought me when he was out of town and the Rx sunglasses he also picked out and I get to go out looking cute! Awesome right? Except cute hurts! Halfway through the day I can't stand it anymore and as since I was in the Rue 21 store buying jackets as I mentioned in this post I happened upon some slippers on sale for $1. As you can see, I bought them. I justified it by deciding they were going to be my truck slippers for days my feet hurt. *sigh* Even when I try, I can't be stylish for long.
The slippers now reside in that little storage space at the bottom of the truck door and I end up wearing them to drive every time I try to wear cute shoes. DD loves the pair I bought her and wears them constantly. She says that I will "get used to them" if I keep wearing them. I'm probably gonna skip that. Maybe they'll fit her?