15 April 2008

it happens every time.

After a long, unseasonably cold day that took Florida by surprise, I returned home to take a steamy shower and settle in with a Lean Cuisine spinach-and-mushroom pizza to check my emails.
Law school, Law School, WaMu, Law School, Sephora, Shopbop...
And there it was.
This happens every time.
Every single time I make a long-debated, serious clothing/accessory purchase, the item goes on sale or clearance not long after I have already parted ways with the cash. This time, my ill timed purchase consisted of some beautiful hidden-platform subtly-pointed pumps to coordinate with my new for-law-school pencil skirt/peplum jacket suit.
Not twenty-four hours after their arrival, Shopbop sent the email announcing their Tax Breaks sale. If you want the same pumps, you can get them for only $140, saving you the exact amount it costs to get another one of my wishlist items, the L L.A.M.B. fragrance roll-on perfume. It is also a good time to justify that pricey springtime blouse or handbag.

It goes in reverse too- if I wait out an item until it goes on sale, it will inevitably go out of stock. I can't win!

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

I think that stuff happens to all of us. I try not to look at my prior purchases, for fear they will be much cheaper.

Anonymous said...

why don't you buy another pair for the sale price and return the ones you bought at the original price?

WendyB said...

Nice shoes! I think it's better to have what you really want than to miss out on it waiting for a deal.

tshops said...

Hey Christine -- have you heard of our site Shop It To Me (www.shopittome.com)? I'd love to tell you more -- email me at trendsetters@shopittome.com and I will share more information with you about the site. I think you and your readers will LOVE it -- and it will solve this problem of not seeing things on sale a day later!

Katie said...

oohhh, I love those shoes!

Also, I tagged you- check out my blog for details!

Fashionable Obsessions said...

I love the shoes too. They are crazy structured! I live in Florida too. More North. Isn't the weather radical? I love the warmness though. I am going to add you to my blog link. Hope that is ok! :)

kristafaye said...

Try NEVER WINNING because nobody even makes or stocks your size! (5)

I hate to break it to you but they are now $115.

And so so darling.

christine said...

aw crap. oh well, at least I have them, I guess. that does suck about being a size 5! little baby feet!