Power shopping.

Last night, my Aunts and I went to the Tanger outlets. In New York, I am only familiar with waterloo, and in Massachusetts, I like Lee, but these outlets were decent too. We got to the outlets at 7:30 last night, it closes at 9. TALK ABOUT POWER SHOP.

Most times when I am in a store like Ralph Lauren Polo, I will browse even if I don’t see something I like right off the bat. That “browsing” type of shopping was not the type that was appropriate for yesterday. But anyways, once I transitioned into power shopping mode, I was successful no doubt. I spent $150.00 in that narrow time period, but I am not ashamed at all.

Today it is going to be 80 degrees outside! So I absolutely, HAD to buy some shorts. My constant issue at the struggling age of 17 while being blessed with a womenly figure, is that if Ibuy juniors (low rise, small everything) shorts, they are extremely short and unflattering to my well endowed thighs. The other extreme is when you go into the women’s department and high rise is up to your chest but the length is appealing. It is so hard for me to find a happy medium that you would THINK, I would have no chance yesterday, but I fight every shopping battle I can find and win. So that, obviously, didn’t stop me.

The shorts were found at J Crew <3. True preppy heaven. I am THRILLED that I found 3 pairs, and the best part is that I spent only 85 dollars on them! Second runner up to the best part, is that I am a size smaller than anticipated. The color selection was wonderful, but it was 9:00 on the dot, the time the outlets close and I am supposed to be leaving when I was still in the fitting rooms. I decided on impulse (fabulous impulse though) to grab 2 pairs of the 5 inch inseam, the most flattering shorts ever created, in coral and sky blue. And the 9 iunch inseam, or bermudas, in navy.

Oh, but there’s more :).

J Crew was the last stop on my power shopping trip. First stop was Ralph Lauren, where it breaks my heart to say, but I walked out empty handed! Next I went in Papaya. It stunned me to see Papaya had an outlet, but I wasn’t going to argue. Although the clothing is cheaply made, and I tried on 15 items and only walked out with 2, those 2 items totaling 30 dollars do not look like their price tags. I bought a coral and navy polka dotted cardigan and a navy lace tank with a peplum collar. So preppy, so cute.

My last successful store was Rue 21. No, Rue 21 and Papaya do not compare to J Crew, but you are talking to a girl on a $7.25 and hour budget.. even on vacation. At Rue I felt no motivation to try on clothing, could have been due to the AMAZING delecacies I have been eating on this trip, but none-the-less no motivation. Instead I raded the accessories wall. I bought:

A gray and white polka dotted scarf

A bottle of RUE perfume (light pink in a silver glitter covered box, could not resist)

A lace headband with rhinestones in the middle of a flower

3 pairs of sunglasses: Black with swirls on the sides, GIANT purple glasses, and GIANT turquoise glasses.

2 necklaces: One high necked choker of turqouise and green tear drop shaped crystals. The other a long necklace with pink gems and cubic zerconias on the end.

A black belt with a big black and white polka dotted flower on it.

Anyways, I was incredibly successful, for $150 dollars I would say. I am thrilled to inform you I resisted buying a tote in Coach since I bought those shorts.. but never fear I will probably splurge soon.  I got my 200 dollars in tax return money directly deposited to my account this morning :). So I still have loads of cash to spend in Atlanta or I could save towards a Vespa, because I’m obviously going to ride a pink one in Savannah if I go to SCAD.

It’s been fabulous describing and gushing about my purchases with you. I would show pictures, but I’m on a laptop that is not of my own possession, and as previously noted, don’t want to download images and contaminate it. I hope you enjoyed my entry, check back soon for many chic bargains that are guarenteed to come.

I have to get ready for the day, I’m accompanying my Aunt to Emory college where she is a professor, and I am lost as to what I should wear…

Xoxo,

Allison

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