Okay, I got my thank-you from Lane Bryant for blogging about RightFit jeans ($100 gift card). So today, DH and I went to the LB in St Cloud so I could try on the jeans and see if they really do fit. According to the online sizing, I should wear a blue 10 (I normally wear a 26/28 in knit pants). But because I had been reading that the sizing runs big, when I got to the store, I tried a blue 8 in talls (they didn't have any blue 10's). Well, they fit great, other than the fact that the talls were about 5 inches too long (and I take a 32" inseam, so WTF is up with that?). So I tried the average length and they were perfect. The only other problem I might have with them is that they were just a bit hard to button, but the saleslady said they would stretch after I've worn them a bit (and I've read that from others). So I am now the proud owner of two pairs of RightFit blue 8 flares in dark blue. I think I'm in love.
Then I headed over to Catherine's to check out their clearance racks for tops, and today was my lucky day. I found a pink top, short sleeves, with navy trim, and silver butterflies and gothic printing I can't read, and a teal top with short sleeves and silver flowers and rinestones around the neck. I got them both for $29 (normally would have been $55, so I'm glad I stopped in (I love saving money when I'm spending it....lol). I saw a few other tops I might like to have when I was in there, but I'll have to hope they are still there and still on clearance when I can afford to go back the end of January. I saw some really cute tops with long sleeves, but I'm just not fond of long sleeves (I usually end up pushing them up to my elbows and then getting pissed when they slide back down). I could cut the sleeves off and hem them, but I really don't like to do that since the hems I do never quite match the original hems.
While I was in LB, DH was checking out a gift shop across the way, and found a silver dragon with a blue opalescent crystal ball and a sword (the sword is removable and can be used as a letter opener). So he got that for me (he knows I like dragons), what a sweetheart he is. Then we checked out a shoe store that carries the New Balance shoes (he heard they were good if you have to do a lot of standing or walking on concrete all day). So we found him a pair of those that he liked and got those. He about shit when he found out they cost $105, but like I told him, if they keep his feet from hurting (and therefore his knees and back) and they last, then they are well worth the money.
All in all, it was a good day, especially considering that I don't like shopping.