What to do after the Olympics

Now that the Olympics are over and I know more about horse jumping than I ever wanted to know, it’s time to get back to business. The business of finding nice things to wear.

You know that scene in Modern Family where the one guy doesn’t want to go to Costco and then when he gets there the other guy can’t get him to leave. That is pretty much what happens every time somebody asks me to go with them to Marshalls. 

 Do I have a problem with Marshalls? Absolutely not. Do I prefer to spend double the price for the same thing somewhere else?  No. So what is it? Well it’s just that when it comes to shopping I am not a hunter, a gatherer, a pick upper off of the floor-er or a wait forever to find somebody to tell there’s a seven and a seven and a half in the same box which yes, is a problem for me type of person.  These are all experiences I’ve had at various Marshalls so although I know you can find great deals there and I’m sure they’ve come a long way over the years, I am usually a little hesitant to go there.

Person(doesn’t matter who):  Hey let’s go to Marshalls

Me:                                          Makes face as if I’ve just been told that I have to pick one of the five

                                                senses to do without for the rest of my life. 

Person:                                    Don’t look at me like that. We’ll go to a good one.

Me:                                          I’ll wait in the car

Person:                                    Whatever…….

Me:                                          It’s now five hours later, I didn’t wait in the car.  I am in fact in

                                                the Marshalls in the back by the sheets(my second favorite section)

                                                when they announce that the register will be closing in fifteen

                                                minutes which sends me into a mild panic because I have no

                                                idea where the person I came with is, my phone is dead, and my arms 

                                                are filled with shoes, bags, body washes(favorite section), an

                                                assortment of teas and specialty nuts and I have things to try on and I

                                                don’t have a basket because I refused to get one because you know…. I

                                                didn’t want to come.

Person:                                    Who has already checked out and sees me all wide eyed and manic 

                                                with my arms filled to the brim, because it’s now ten minutes before

                                                closing and the line is to the back of the store.

                                                I’ll be waiting in the car

Yep, that’s pretty much how it plays out every time. It was during one such scene that I picked up those shoes above. I live for a wedge heel and I love grey so those two at 50% off the retail price were definitely coming home with me.

I picked up all three of the necklaces above during The Loft’s friend and family sale. I wore the last one to work and got quite a few compliments on it. When this place has a sale it’s awesome.

So how are you guys getting over the Olympics ? :)

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  1. Squared
    August 20, 2012 / 9:08 am

    omg!! hahahah the conversation is hilarious!!! ahjaajjahaha LOve your necklaces ;) and yes, we changed our header :D Love,AngelaSquared

  2. Hanna & Christel
    August 20, 2012 / 9:50 am

    you did some good shopping, nice items :)<3ps. you can now win a beautiful Caressa statement necklace on our blog!

  3. Of the comely
    August 21, 2012 / 12:07 am


  4. Of the comely
    August 21, 2012 / 12:08 am

    @Hanna & Christel:Thank you.

  5. Isabella | THE PILE OF STYLE
    August 22, 2012 / 5:27 pm

    Wow girl you really have style! This is so great, simple but stunning..following you now,follow me back?

  6. Anonymous
    August 22, 2012 / 6:35 pm

    I am a new follower and have personally witnessed the fashionista exhibit her impeccable ensembles daily at work. I am also on Team Ellen so I give myself credit for a hypercritical, discerning eye

  7. Of the comely
    August 23, 2012 / 1:04 am

    @Isabella- Thank you. I will :)

  8. Of the comely
    August 23, 2012 / 1:05 am

    @Anonymous: You are too funny!

  9. Of the comely
    August 28, 2012 / 1:22 am

    @Clean cut:It does look like candy doesn't it:)

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