Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Sunday was boring. I don't just mean "oh, there's nothing to do" boring. No. I mean "omg I think my brain is going to rot out of my head, I'm so bored!!!" kind of boring. So I embarked on a journey about town to find something to do whilst on a limited budget. I was driving thru the Carnival Foods shopping center and happened to glance upon the Fairfield Outlet Center. It's a gently used-clothing store, it looked friendly enough, so I parked my car and headed inside. First thing in the door, to my immense pleasure, was the $1 rack. Now, when you walk into most thrift stores, the $1 rack is usually the LAST place that you stop to look, but there was something different about this one. It had name brand stuff on it. Jeans, shirts, dresses, lots of NICE things, all on the $1 rack. So, of course, being on a budget, I stopped. Lo and behold, there were two pairs of really nice Hydraulics brand jeans on that rack. First of all, those are normally $60-$80 pants. Second, they were a size 13...2 sizes smaller than the pants I have been stuck wearing this season. I begrudgingly took these jeans to the fitting room, silently telling myself that there was NO WAY my thighs were going to fit into these pants. But, I get one leg in...then the other...and, OMG, I get the pants all the way on AND completely zipped!!!! Plus, there was a little extra room for movement!!! I was so happy with myself I darn near cried. Actually, I think I did tear up a little. I ended up leaving with BOTH pair of pants and a totally cute black Gap shirt that goes with just about everything I own, all for $3.20 and I also left with a whole new outlook on this fitness thing.