As readers know, I have lost a fair amount of weight over the last year. Well, with weight loss comes the need for new clothes. Seriously people, I have 2 pair of jeans, 2 pair of dress pants and 1 skirt at this point. I am sort of ok in the shirt department since that part hasn't been as dramatically affected by the weight loss. The pants/bottoms situation though was becoming dismal, especially with warmer weather on the horizon.
The darling Mister offered as my gift that I take the day and go shopping - BY MY SELF!! I can hear the gasps coming out of your mouths. I know. I had to mentally contain the little happy dance going on in my head when he mentioned it! He really meant it too. No timetable, a reasonable spending limit and a couple stipulations (he wanted dresses and skirts, for me to be clear). So after taking the morning to sleep in until the ripe hour of 8:52AM, I got myself up, and ready and out the door about an hour later LOL. Ever try to escape from 2 young children, they are wily!
I decided on the outlets in Massachusetts since they were equidistant to those in NY. There is no sales tax there on clothes either. Cha-Ching! My mission was shorts, capris, skirts and dresses. Challenging might be an understatement, but I was determined in a few areas... 1. to actually buy some, and 2. to not break the bank. I walked through just about every clothing store for adults. I peeked into a few that I had no business in - Rue 21, Pac Sun, etc. Really, who can wear that stuff? And then there were the more "matronly" stores like Jones New York, Talbots, etc. which carry nice stuff but I am not quite there. I still want a little fashion versus classic style. I skipped places like Polo, Nautica and Calvin Klein altogether... too much money. But happily I settled nicely into Gap, Banana Republic, and Anne Taylor. A couple items were bought elsewhere, but as a whole, these stores are my niche right now.
I ended up with 5 pair of shorts, 2 pair of pants, 2 dresses, 3 skirts and 1 top for less than $250. I think that is pretty damn good for adult clothing!