For Chip: He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. —Unknown

Monday, January 13, 2014

Shopping as a Hobby

People often refer to "my shopping" as a hobby. I like deals  that are  classic and affordable.  A good bargain will be an immediate decision. More expensive purchases require some thought, but if it is reasonable and practical then I go for it. 

My latest discovery is the White House Black Market Outlet store.  Last week I found a top that was $50, but  was 40% off.  Yesterday I found a  dress that was $70, and with the sale discount it was $50.  A trip to the traditional store would be at least a $100 purchase for either top or dress.  For a special event, I bought a black top with black polka dots for $100 at North Park Mall.  The arms were sheer and the bottom was elastic creating a puffy effect.  The only downside with the White House Black Market is that it requires that you choose predominantly black/white clothes.  I love black and feel a bit depressed when I am not wearing it. 
Another fun shopping experience is the Coach Outlet store.  I purchased a set of Coach bracelets from the North Park Mall store that were quite pricey.  A matching bracelet at the Coach Outlet store was half the price.  I wear the bracelets  almost daily.  The Coach prices are relatively high at the outlet store, but buyers are given a 30% discount at the door.  One of my co-workers went to the outlet store after seeing my Coach wallet purchase.  I had never realized that there was a men's side at the Coach Outlet as well.  It is worth the  trip if you enjoy Coach products.