Wednesday, December 2, 2009

How to Spend More Than $200 in Less Than Five Minutes.

In case you haven't noticed, I've been feeling kind of sorry for myself lately. Do you know what I like to do to cheer myself up? Buy things. So I got on the Gymboree website and filled my cart with all the cute little baby things I could stand.

Things like this gorgeous dress, which can be yours for only $32.75.

And this tutu skirt, a bargain at just $28.75.

But as every good What Not To Wear watcher knows, you can't buy just one piece. You have to get a whole outfit. So into my cart went this adorable little bodysuit, just $16.75.

Of course, it's cold in Indiana, so I figured she'd need a sweater to keep her warm. Cue this number...

And these tights (those are ballerina shoes, in case you can't tell).

Back out into the virtual shopping arena I went, only to find this ridiculously cute penguin hoodie (which makes the register ring to the tune of $24.75):

Which obviously needed this shirt ($19.75):

And these pants ($26.75):

Finally, just for shits and giggles,  I added this coat (a whopping $39.00):

The damage? Two hundred thirty four freaking dollars. And I didn't even get the polka dot shoes, or faux leopard print boots. Luckily, it was a virtual shopping cart, so I could abandon ship  without anybody seeing my embarrassingly bare wallet.

And that, my friends, is why I shop at Target.


  1. I used to love getting my daughter into adorable clothes like these(course now, she is 14 and it has been a long time since I have been able to choose any clothing for her!), but could never afford Gymboree, except when I hit the jackpot and found "slightly worn" Gymboree clothes in her size at the resale shop.

  2. Thank God for the eject button on internet shopping sites!

  3. I used to love dressing my little girls. (Hot Topic is fun, but it's no Gymboree...)

    Target rocks.

  4. Man. Those were the days. Oh yeah, by the way, half that stuff will be outgrown before she wears it. I know I handed down tons of clothes (some brand new) when my kid outgrew em.
    Thanks for interviewing with me. I will be posting it tomorrow.

  5. Shopping ALWAYS makes me feel better too! I am absolutely in love with the penguin hoodie. Gymboree has the cutest little things. I got an adorable leopard print jacket for my little Peanut there a month or so ago!

  6. There is nothing, NOTHING like retail therapy. Cute things! I'm a big fan :) I hope it helped you feel better.

  7. I went to Kohls and did some actual shopping, yes, I am feeling a little better. I really do want that tutu skirt though...maybe it will go on sale?

  8. I have a 20% off coupon for Gymboree - let me know if you want it!

  9. Yikes. My wallet just had sympathy pains.


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