Okay, you all probably know that I’m not a shopper. I dislike shopping for a laundry list of reasons. Mostly, because it takes so much time, costs money, and can be a very unproductive and discouraging experience.
(I see all these cute clothes on mannequins and I think, “Oh, I love that!” And then, I try on the “cute outfit” in the dressing room and it looks nothing like it did on the mannequin. Instead, it will look too tight or too loose, too long or too short… or just plain weird and wrong. Is anybody with me on this??)
So, it’s just better if I stay home and occasionally buy clothes from Amazon. It saves time, it encourages me to be creative with what I already have in my closet, it keeps life simple, and I don’t have to deal with being envious over how something fits the mannequins.
(Seriously, does anyone even have a body that is as perfect as a mannequin? Where are the short mannequins with broad shoulders? I’m still looking for those!)
But I saw this boot sale at JcPenney’s and I knew I really needed to replace my current pair of boots, so, after two days of working up my courage my resolve, I went to the mall.
I go there so infrequently that I had to have Waze give me directions so I could find it. (Okay, well, that’s not saying much since I’m so geographically challenged that I still have Waze give me directions to places that I should know good and well how to get to… but I digress!)
When I got in the door, I was immediately inundated with boot choices and “Best Sale of the Year!” signs and people and options that I seriously considered just heading straight back out the door to my car. But I had already taken the time to drive to the mall, so I figured I might as well at least try to find some boots that I liked.
There were so many choices and the internal dialogue on my head was going into overload mode (“Those are cute… no wait, they look too hipster for me!” “Those might work… but no, I think they look like something a teenager would wear!” “Maybe these would work… nope, wrong color.”)
See? This is why I don’t go shopping. There are too. many. choices.
I just want someone to meet me at the door and tell me, “Here! This is the perfect size and style of boot for you and here are the 8 outfits in your closet that it goes with.” DONE.
I mean, come on? Is that too hard to ask??
Better yet, could this magical person just bring the boots to my house and pick out what I should wear every day, too? It would make life a lot simpler for this un-fashionista. 😉
I finally settled on two pair of boots — both that were pair of the $24.99 sale. I used the $10 off $25 coupon and got both pairs for a total of $43 after tax.
I could have gotten one pair for just $15 + tax, but I decided that since it will likely be another year before I consider going shoe-shopping again and I have some upcoming events I need to wear boots for, I’d play it safe and get two pairs. I thought that the store was also going to have a $10 off $10 coupon, but I asked and they said that they didn’t know what I was talking about. (Yup, I guess that you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet, apparently! ;))
Note: If you want to get in on this boot sale, it ends tonight. You can find all the details on it here. You can also get this $15 boot deal online — but I tend to prefer shopping in-store for shoes so I can try them on. Which is why I rarely ever buy them… because it means I actually have to, you know, go to the store! 😉
The boots were supposedly $60 per pair, but I’m such a cynic that I always feel like stores inflate original prices. Regardless, I’m happy to now have two pairs of boots that I paid about $21.50 each for, that I think are cute and that will dress up a lot of different outfits over the next 5-6 months.
And — happy dance! — I don’t have to darken the door of a mall again for quite a long while!
P.S. Any tips on what to wear these boots with? These are somewhat new styles for me and I’d love any tips or suggestions! Or Pinterest links to outfit ideas. Because I’ll take all the fashion tips I can get! 🙂
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