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.

10 comments:

  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.

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

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

    Target rocks.

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  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.

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  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!

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

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

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

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  9. Yikes. My wallet just had sympathy pains.

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