Just wanted to be truthful with you all. I went to the Outlet Malls for the day with my girlfriends and spent $154.
On the bright side-2 items were things I had been looking for-kid’s chopsticks (called “rookie sticks”!) and cake decorator’s gel food coloring.
Also, at “The Children’s Place Outlet” they had 3 racks of clothing going for $1.99, which is an incredible price for their stuff. I bought Princess half of her fall wardrobe, as well as a pair of good quality sunglasses for each of them (which were $2.50 each) and spent $27 there. So that isn’t too bad.
I did however buy myself a dress, about 6 new tops and a pair of capri’s. The capri’s were not on sale, but were the slightly less expensive outlet price. All the shirts were on sale for $8 or less. The dress was an Eddie Bauer that originally cost $70 and I got for $12.
This is WAY more than I usually spend on myself for clothing. Most of my wardrobe comes from thrift stores and yard sales. And now (as long as my shorts all still fit, which they should) I’m pretty much set for the summer.
The plus side is that there were a lot of other things that I determined that I (and the kids) really didn’t need, so I didn’t buy them. Also, although I placed everything on my credit card we will easily be able to pay off the balance at the end of the month.