Friday, January 04, 2008
I came, I shopped, I conquered!
I now have three bras (one from the fancy fitting place, two from Zellers), a bar of soap (I had run out... whoopsie!), two pair of pants (hemmed), four tops, shoes, three addi lace circulars, and perhaps a wee bit of yarn for a quick gift project. (Okay, those last two items aren't interview clothes, as is one of the bras, but Ram Wools is having it's 30% off everything sale, and I bought a sports bra in addition to two work-suitable bras.)
Here's me modelling the wearables:
(That second shot shows the same outfit as the first, but without the brown shirt.)
(That last photo shows the second pair of pants... not interview worthy, perhaps, but a steal... and I switched over to the Zellers bra for comparison.)
No, you don't get to see my bras. (Unless you have honest-to-goodness bra questions, and not dirty-perv-reasons.) I had been wearing a 38B, but the bra lady insisted I was actually a 34D. (WOW!) She did let me try on some 36Cs, and that's what I ended up going with... mostly because the one I liked the best wasn't in stock in a 34D, and partially because I'm not completely convinced that I can still be comfortable in a 34. (I like breathing.) However, I do think I look better in properly fitting bras. The Zellers bras I bought for comparison purposes, and also so I'd have a spare or two. (The fancy bra was $42, and that was on the cheap end of the scale that the fancy shop offered. I'll stick with one until I have a job that pays more.)
Speaking of spending money, I spent... um... (calculating)... $315.89. Ouch. (Much closing of eyes and handing over of credit cards took place.) However, many of the items were deeply discounted, so it's not nearly as bad as it could have been. Doing some rough calculations, I saved over $100. Not bad.