Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lets Add Another Entry to my Shopping Files...

Well I guess this is technically the first entry, but whatever...moving on...

I did the unthinkable this weekend.

I actually purchased clothes at Anthropologie.

Yes, I know. How insane!

No more crying over the catalog, or empty-handed window shopping [well, at least this time around].

My first item was the most awesome, most comfortable pair of wide leg pants ever. It was love at first sight, though I'll admit i did get a little nervous when I saw a woman in full-footed leopard print clogs eyeing them as well. But what the hell - they are the perfect summer pants, the perfect beach attire, and I don't know how I'm going to be able to stop myself from wearing them every damn day, all damn year.

Hey, do these go with my hot pink bedazzled halter? Of course.
What about this sheer orange turtleneck? Why not?

[ridiculous items of clothing exaggerated for humorous effect]

I tried my best to get a real life picture of me wearing them, but it just didn't do them justice, they just look like glorified jammie pants, which um, I guess they are.

Secondly, I snatched up something I'd swooned over in the catalog months ago:

Yes, that is an AUTHENTIC Bon Jovi mirror in the background

I believe its the first wrap dress i have ever owned, and I think I need like, oh, maybe a hundred more. Somebody call Diane Von Furstenberg for me. NOW.

The coolest thing about this little shopping excursion was the itty-bitty bag the preferred shoppers card came in. You can expect I'll probably sign up at least fifty more times, just so I can get fifty more. And don't even get me started on the instruction card that came with it. This graphic designer is jealous.

Yes, I know I could probably sew this myself, but c'mon now, thats beside the point.

Before I get a little too amorous about the anthro, I'll switch gears. Because maybe you haven't noticed, but I totally smell better than usual. That's right. Thirty years old and I finally bought my first real bottle of perfume. Or more like i spent a lot of money [birthday money, of course] on a fancy bottle with a spit and a half's worth of flowery liquid in it. Call it a waste or call it a good investment, any way you look at it, there has been a significant drop in the number of people running in the other direction after they catch a whiff of me.

Better than deodorant? Not quite. But definitely prettier. More fun to spray.

It should be noted that each of these purchases was way out of the ordinary for me and my wallet and were only made possible by the generousity of others, you can fully expect that my next entry we be right back down to Target, Old Navy, Forever 21 and Goodwill. Unless, of course, I get lucky.

Enough about me though, what have you bought, or not bought, lately?


Melanie said...

I had my maiden voyage into the Nashville store two weeks ago but unfortunately my pockets were empty so I just gazed and got ideas. Love it though. I did treat myself to a brand new pair of much needed garden shears...whooo hooo, what I have always wanted! haha

emily the mom said...

I totally need garden shears, I definitely should have gotten those instead! My front yard is borderline embarassing...I'll totally let share my clothes if you want to share your shears!

Babybloomr said...

LOVING the dress! And I can just picture your cute-as-a-bunny self in those wide leg pants. That store rocks hard, and I thought that even BEFORE I saw the Bon Jovi poster.

In Recent Tori Purchase News: I exchanged a couple of things today, does that count? Russ bought me two, count 'em TWO robe and nightgown sets for my birthday. I wear a robe like, once ever 3 months? So I exchanged it for a too-too fabulous bra and panties set on sale at Dillards. I will have the best underwear at BlogHer, do not doubt it.
The other thing was, well, something I bought yesterday in a moment of temporary insanity-- came to my senses today (exactly WHOSE body was I shopping for? 'Cos it sure as hell wasn't mine!) and took it back. Whew. Close one.

Jenni said...

Oooh, I need that dress.

Um, recent purchases for me? What's that mean? I keep getting pregnant hoping my body will morph enough to justify buying a new wardrobe, but it just hasn't happened.

The most exciting thing I've bought lately is new nail polish.