Hours of effort and I bought:
A Boston Terrier calendar for the kitchen @ 50% off. Why does anyone pay full price for a calendar? Is the first week of the year so complicated they can't do without a calendar on the fridge for a few days?
Harney & Sons tea. Full price at Williams Sonoma, but hell, I drove to that mall, I wasn't leaving empty-handed.
Two Bali bras on sale, and 5 minutes from my house. Today was basically a waste of gas and time.
What I didn't buy: Anything I went looking for. No boots, not even shoes. No cute shirts. No nuthin. I saw nothing in the stores that looked nicer than the boring crap in my closet, and I am totally sick of the boring crap in my closet, so that's saying something. When, dear God, will we get past this short stubby length in shirts? Am I the only one who has noticed this? For the past several years, women's clothing has gotten shorter and boxier. Add shrinkage in the dryer, and a shirt that was barely long enough is too short after a few washings. I'm so exasperated -I am 5'5", not that damn tall. The girls are not THAT robust that they can displace major shirt length. These shirts are just too fucking short. A larger size doesn't help, it is too wide and still shrinks too short, YET REMAINS TOO WIDE. I don't know how many t-shirts have evolved into square, short, unflattering rags in a very short time.
Purls Before Swine speaks for many of us.
I hope spring is better. I plan to be skinny(er), and dammit the clothes better make it worth the effort. Because right now I'm looking at Lane Bryant and thinking I'm a few evenings of pitchers of beer and pizzas and quitting the gym away from shirts that aren't too fucking short, and right now it doesn't sound like a bad option.
I was so bummed by the shopping failure that I really, really wanted to go to the yarn store, but I resisted, and it's a good thing, because my order from One Fine Yarn arrived. Haven't played with it yet. Maybe I'll cast on that cotton fleece split-neck top, since I can't find a goddamn thing in the stores. Maybe I'll spend the evening shopping online, because it's so much better than the mall(s) right now.