First things first – it’s May, everyone! Hurray! Hopefully that means the weather will finally start to get nice here in the Midwest. Hopefully… please? After a week in the Southern sun, I would be completely okay with summer. Just saying. I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I went to see a movie on my last full day in North Carolina, but I also did a little shopping with J1. Where did we go? Kohl’s, of all places – I hadn’t shopped there in at least a year, probably. But you’ll never believe what I discovered.
I have a favorite clothing designer!
You’ll definitely never guess who it is.[i]
I think I only tried on clothes by LC Lauren Conrad. That isn’t because I’m super picky about brands (I’m not). It’s just because it was the only stuff I liked enough to consider purchasing. I ended up with a dress and two shirts, and I don’t regret it one bit. I’m wearing one of the shirts today, actually, and wore the other one on the plane yesterday. As an added bonus, the items I bought go great with my Chloe + Isabel jewelry.
What did I discover from this experience?
I’ve been almost exclusively shopping at malls for the last several years, having written off stores like Kohl’s and JC Penney’s. I thought I had outgrown them. And I was partially right – this is what actually happened:
I had to stop looking in the juniors section. That’s what I’ve gathered. Switching from juniors to women’s clothes has made all the difference![iii] I can find shirts that flatter my body that aren’t made for high schoolers, and not pay the high price of some of the mall shops. I really need to start saving money, after all. Especially once I get the tuition bill for my summer classes. Yikes.
I spent very little money (in comparison to most vacations I take) while I was in the South, so that made me feel much better, too. And now I have clothes to wear for every upcoming occasion – I’ve already mapped it out. Hurray, indeed!
[i] Okay, this one is sarcasm, because I bet you’ll be able to guess just fine.
[ii] I told you, I’m fairly predictable. And I just love her.
[iii] I always felt like I wasn’t old enough to shop in the women’s section of big stores. I was wrong. So very wrong.