We took Blake to Saginaw today (about an hour away for those who don't know) to get fitted for his tux for Shari's wedding in July. I took the camera, but there really wasn't anything to take pics of. He is so excited :)
Anyhoo... since we were there, and they have a mall there, I wanted to go try to find a dress for myself for Shari's wedding. I have shopped for one already and found a style that I really liked, but the color was all wrong for me.
So, we walk into the mall and Mike and Blake head off in search of a playland (they don't have one there) while I set off on the dress finding journey.
I walk into CJ Banks (one of my all time FAVORITE stores if any of you ever wish to send a gift card ... LOL) and on the clearance rack is a really cute skirt. The only one. In my size! For $15 bucks!!! I grab it and look around for a matching top. I find one, not on sale but what the heck I'll try it on with the skirt... it's a button down top and CJ Banks' button downs never fit my boobages (not that they are that big mind you... their tops just never seem to fit). Then I see some sale racks with shorts and capris.... I need shorts and capris.
As I am heading toward the fitting room, Mike and Blake walk in. Mike is in uniform because that's what he wore to volunteer at VBS today. I go into the fitting room and Blake asks if he can use the etch-a-sketch (think this kid's been to CJ Banks before??) and Mike is talking to the sales woman. I hear her tell him that they are having a current promotion of giving 10% off for a military discount! Oh yeah!!
I put on the skirt and top. Top fits perfectly. Skirt... is TOO BIG!!!! I walk out of the dressing room and Mike says, "OH! Now that looks NICE!" Ok. The perfect outfit. Hopefully Tammy can take in the skirt for me.
I try on the shorts.... too big. I try on the capris... too big.
I get the next smaller size and they are PERFECT. The shorts I could take or leave.. the capris I fell in love with. I had picked them up off a rack that said, "$19.99 or less on select styles." I looked at the tag. $49.50. Or not! :(
I walk up to the register with skirt and top and Mike says, "Aren't you getting the pants?" (men don't get the whole "capris" thing ya know??) And I said, "No. I thought they were $20, but they are $50." The cashier asks what pants we are talking about. I show her. She scans them. They are $19.99!! WOOT WOOT!!!!
So not only did I find a dress for the wedding in the FIRST store... and the FIRST thing I tried on... but I had to try on a SIZE SMALLER because the size I was in is TOO BIG!!!
Tooting my own horn now ;)
Of course... if I'd actually exercise I'm sure I could get into something even smaller.. but the mere thought of exercise makes me cringe.