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05 September 2006 @ 04:36 pm
Some semblance of order?  
It's frightening, but I think I've got my ducks mostly in a row.

I started on Friday night by going to Off 5th, the Saks outlet... wowzers. No thank you. If those were the cheap prices... *shudders*

I then went over to the mall and went to JC Penney. Nothing good there, so I went out into the mall, planning to go to Lane Bryant - but I was distracted by Torrid. Whoopsie? Actually, I don't feel too badly about it because they're having some HUGE sales right now and I got a pair of Baby Phat jeans that look AWESOME on me for $25 - originally $70. You can't feel badly about something like that. I'm resisting going back and buying another pair a size smaller. :))

Saturday I got my hair trimmed, then went over to the mall. I went to Carson Pirie Scott, but again, not impressed. I found one suit that would've been appropriate and it was WAY too expensive. So I trundled off to Lane Bryant, where I hit paydirt.

They had a fab suit jacket that's longer than the usual ones, so it actually goes past my hips, and I got a pair of matching trousers - both black. I also got a light peach shell to go under the jacket. It was pretty funny - I tried on the first set and walked out of the dressing room and the salesgirl almost yelled at me to get the smaller size because what I had on was WAY too big. LOL It was likely a good thing that she was there, because really, I am still clueless about getting the right sizes. So with her help, I got all the right sizes and it looks really nice on me. Even better, I had a coupon, so I got all of this: suit jacket, trousers, shell, foundation garment (bleh, but necessary), and 5 pairs of panties - for $115. RAWK.

Now, I just have to find a pair of shoes. Sigh. I HATE shoes...

I pretty much finished packing and purging over the long weekend. I'm quite proud of myself, actually, for getting everything done ahead of time. All that will need to be done Friday night is taking my computer apart. How I'm going to manage without a computer for 2 days, I really don't know... Also, I have another 2 1/2 bags of too-big clothing that need to go to Goodwill. It's kinda hard to let go of some of these things, because I like these clothes... but they're just too big. They have to go.

Work will be very slow this week after last week's insanity, which is good. I'm doing various cleanup projects, like moving our department's entire intranet site to its new home... joy. I'm also playing 'boss' most of the week because the acting supervisor (our actual manager is still on maternity leave) will also be out this week, and that leaves me as next in line in seniority. Ah, the fun...

EDITED TO ADD: I also meant to pimp out this link that sundancekid posted - it's a really great article on the coolness of being a dork.
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breezy.: BELL >> i love my vegetablesmadeitsimple on September 6th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
yay for new clothes! the past couple of times i've been to lane bryant, clothes just seem to fly at me, begging to be bought (and of course i listen, which my bank account doesn't appreciate). but with deals like that, how can you pass that up?

ugh, shoe shopping. good luck!
Vicki: Drake pink and purplehermorrine on September 6th, 2006 02:45 am (UTC)
Dude. Between LB and Torrid - and my size changing so much - I'm lucky I'm not completely destitute. LOL

I hate shoes so, so much. Blech.
Allysonallysonsedai on September 6th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
Congrats on the great finds!

Just curious, but has your shoe size changed at all with your weight loss?
Vicki: *SIGH*hermorrine on September 6th, 2006 02:47 am (UTC)

Good question. I *think* my feet are more narrow, but I'm not sure that they've changed in length yet. Even if they have, I doubt I'll go down more than one size - which means I'll still be in the ridiculously huge feet that you can only find shoes in specialty stores category. I'll have to check when I go to the shoe store(s) - I didn't tonight because I ended up feeling not-so-great by the end of the day, so I just came home. Tomorrow, on to the shoes... blah.
Teesside Snog Monster: swingsjiggery_pokery on September 6th, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
Yay! I seem to recall other people being able to chain together some nice discounts at Lane Bryant as well, so smart shopping.

Thanks also for that link. Very nice article indeed; good to see other people (other respected people, respected in a relatively mainstream-cool section of the dorkosphere if I remember correctly) derive the adjective "geekycool" for themselves.

Will Shortz is like the Mick Jagger of word games now.

Gratuitous Icon Comment. *is smug*
Vicki: Drake ooohhermorrine on September 6th, 2006 05:20 am (UTC)
Coupons rule. They can be dangerous things, but they can also come in handy!

I thought more people needed to see that link. I see myself in it, definitely.

*grins at icon*