Great! The one word that describes The 2011 District Sample Sale.
When you read my next blog post you will understand why I’m beating myself up over my actions this evening. Reluctantly I attended the District Sample Sale today. My friend Chris (Red Girl in DC) purchased for me a VIP ticket. Bless her soul. She did this even though she is fully aware of my 365 Clothing challenge. One word “friends :-)” That being said I had a great time at the District Sample sale.
We waited in line for about 10 minutes before they began allowing the VIP ticket holders enter in groups of 20. We squeezed into the elevator and the shoppers burst out of the elevator doors heading to the vendors on a mission.
Once inside the women became focused and determined to find the best deals. The music was pumping and everyone seemed excited and happy to be a part of this event. Endorphin’s were clearly being released this evening. I must admit I was not finding anything at first. I went from table to table and everything was too short, too summer-y or too dang expensive. I said to myself, really, where are the bargains? In the meantime my friends Chris and Lily are grabbing items for $100 saying “can you believe this is only $100 dollars?” I respond, “And you call that a deal??” You gotta be kidding me. I guess not buying new clothes has taken me beyond frugal to somewhat cheap. It took me an hour before I purchased a suit you will see below. I was determined not to spend a dime until something really jumped out at me and called my name. Which it did, I’m happy to say.
While shopping I feasted on some humus, pita chips, salmon and sprite. Later I had gelato and pink berry yogurt.
After picking up a fabulous suit I went back for more humus and salmon. I’m convinced there was some sort of purchasing potion in the food because right after I finished I found a dress that jumped out at me.
Chris immediately went to get styled in a wrap dress by the ladies at Shop Imagine
In the end I walked away with three great pieces and three great deals.
Now on to my self-inflicted punishment. Jen is not to purchase any clothing or shoes, new or used until the end of the year. There I said it. Hold me to it readers. 95 days and counting……..