Sunday, June 12, 2005

Rich People Are Crazy

There is a little upscale children's clothing boutique up the street from my house. I live in a decent town, but the town next to me is one of the most expensive in NJ. The boutique is in that town. I am on their mailing list, so I get these coupons that tell me if I buy $50 worth of stuff, I will get $10 off. Sounds good right? But when I go in there, I cannot justify spending $40 on ONE T-SHIRT for Princess when she will only wear it a few times before she outgrows it.

But last Monday was their 50% off sale. ~~cue the angels singing~~

Everything in the store, all of the summer merchandise, is 50% off. At their winter 50% off sale, I bought Princess next year's Christmas dress (we are hoping it will fit her...) by Baby Lulu. Its lovely (AND I found the matching hat for $10 on ebay!). But I never would have paid full price for it.

The store opens at 9:30, so once I get Princess up, have breakfast, get ready to go out...its about 10:30. We get there and I cannot believe my eyes...the place is mobbed. I mean MOBBED. The shop is small, and there have to be 100 women in there, grabbing at the racks and filling up bags and bags of clothes. All these women have on khaki shorts or pants, crisp white shirts, huge diamonds on their fingers, cell phones attached to their ears, and perfectly coiffed hair (despite the humidity). And then there's me. My hair is in a messy bun on top of my head because it reacts quite poorly to humidity no matter how much Frizz-Ease I use. I have on black cropped sweatpants, a white t-shirt from Old Navy, and sequined flip flops from Target. And well, my diamond ain't too shabby, but it's well under the 5 carats these ladies were sporting.

But as classy as they all looked, appearances were deceiving. They were snatching clothes and pushing their way around and being, well, quite un-classy. It was a sight to see. They didn't even have time to look down on me; they were too busy looking for bargains.

I did buy Princess some things, although I did not grab or snatch or push in any way:
Princess's new clothes
And yes, they are all HURTFUL PINK. Of course.

27 comments:

Indigo said...

What size Lulu is she in? I've got some 2T that Zoe doesn't fit into. I used to be ga ga for lulu!!!

trine said...

i can't shop like that, it kills me....

Dawn said...

cute!!

janie q said...

those outfits are adorable, i miss those days. when it comes to a great sale, there is no such thing as class. you're lucky you and princess didn't get trampled.

Charlie Mc said...

money definitely can't by class and manners!

cute clothes!

MommaK said...

Oh my!! Those are so so so cute! I want to see her model them:-)

InterstellarLass said...

I avoid 'sale shopping' at all costs. Plus I rarely shop anywhere but Target. Can't stand department stores!

Miss_Vicki said...

Very cute - I almost want to have a baby just so I can dress her up in that stuff (and, of course, if it were a boy, EAGLES GEAR!!! - well shit, now that I think about it, that would be good even for a girl - I could get one of those cute little baby jerseys and...) - shit, what was I saying??

Nothing like the high of getting something horribly expensive and overpriced on so big a sale that it's actually back to being a decent deal? :op

Indigo said...

I emailed you all about my Lulu .... if you don't get it, blog on over to me :-)

Night Flier said...

You must live near Bridgewater...miss that mall...

Bumbling Bav said...

See I would get stressed from all those women in one little shop. Girl you got some guts! And some great outfits!

-xtessa- said...

cutie!!! i HATE crowded stores, that's why my sisters and i usually go to malls right before they open.

and love that story about the HURTFUL PINK!

Toryssa said...

Very cute!

supplymadam said...

Now those are great outfits! Hope she wears them well!

mrsmogul said...

I like the middle outfit! With the $40 tee you can put it on a stuffed bear? I did that once!

Lassa said...

She will look sooo adorable in them!

jlybn123 said...

Those are very cute finds. Makes me want a girl! (Did I say that out loud?) LOL

I understand where you are coming from about the hair as well...my hair and humidity just don't mix! If you find any fixes, be sure to share them with me! This stuff is making me crazy.

Have a great day!!!

Peanutt said...

Very adorable outfits!
And rich, snobby wenches a person can do without! ugh!
Have a great day!!!!

Ally said...

They are SOOOO cute! :)

Karen said...

I love shopping for childrens clothes - I have three girls, It's heaven - everything pink of course

Brookelina said...

I've seen the crazy rich people in Jersey, and I have now experienced them in South Florida. The Floridians win hands down: rich, cheap, mean, and the worst drivers you have ever seen! Oy!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

There are probably some great things on EBay instead of that shop.

~Cathy~ said...

Adorable clothes! You gotta love sales... even when the crowds stink! I used to be a Baby Lulu fanatic but now I'm mainly a gymboree gal! I do still buy Lulu occasionally on ebay though! Their patterns are too cute!

Molly said...

Ooh those outfits are tres cute! Bargains are the best, especially for a growing tyke that will be outgrowing it in moments...

terrilynn said...

They didn't even have time to look down on me; they were too busy looking for bargains.

This was a classic line.

The clothes are darling, and you are a champion shopper. Thank God I have a boy; I'd have to be right there too if I had a girl, I suppose, and I'd rather slit my wrists.

BTW, Frizz-Ease plus Aussie Scrunch helps a LOT in the humidity of NC summers (springs, falls, winters).

Evey said...

Love those outfits, they are adorable!

J&J'sMom said...

Terribly, terribly cute. THIS is exactly why I cannot bare girls! We'd be broke!