We went to the sale at the outlet mall today. Tommy Bahama had everything in the store 50% off, and I wanted to see if they had anything for Justin for the wedding. He's flat refusing to wear a suit, and I can't say as I blame him. It's July 2, outside, in Hawaii. That means HOT. The wedding party is going to melt. He decided he wanted a formal aloha shirt and nice pants, since I said no kilt. Hawaiian sarong? Ok. He wouldn't go for it. I figured TB or Tori Richard was the place to go. Kay told me she cleaned up at TB yesterday, so off we went.
He found a gorgeous blue formal shirt. With ivory pants. Yes, folks, I let my husband buy ivory pants. He looks really fucking good in them, like someone out of a Hemingway novel (and you all know how much I dislike Hemingway). I found a ton of adorable dresses, but only one was good for the wedding. It's a black sheath with ivory embroidery down the front. It's a little big in the waist and hips, but the bust fits really well. Plus I can wear a regular bra and NO SQUASHER under it. That's the best part, since I'll be shooting the wedding and will need to move around easily. I found a sundress, too, at 70% off. It's supposed to be a swimsuit coverup, I think, because it's kind of thin (which means regular slip). Why someone would pay full retail ($118- WTF????) for it is beyond me. But 70% off is ok. It fits me perfectly.
Then we went over to the Coach outlet, where they were having a huge sale. All the clearance was an extra 50% off. I picked up a new teal bag- regularly $448, marked down to $115. Justin also suggested I get a clutch for the wedding. I found a great butter yellow one- regularly $199, marked down to $50. Then they had an extra 20% off at the register. So two Coach bags were only $132 after tax. DAY-UM.
Last was Banana Republic where I didn't see much. The sale wasn't fantastic. It was 40% off everything in the store, but I wasn't feeling most of it. I did find an adorable pink embroidered peasant blouse, so I got that. It's part of my evil plan to learn how to make patterns from existing clothes. I'm also planning on re-learning embroidery. Once my machine is back, I'm all over that. I have a few pieces I want to reproduce, both of mine and the girls'. I have a whole bunch of books on my Amazon wishlist to help me, and I plan on ordering a few come Tuesday. :)
Anyway, when I added up what we got, we walked out of there with about $1K of clothes/accessories for around $300. I hate Kay a little bit right now, but in the best way. :)