Shopping with Husband…

…was NOT a success. It was the most painful thing we’ve done together in a long time, maybe ever! I remember a time when we used to go shopping together and he would find clothes for me to try on that he liked or thought would look cute on me. Now, if I can even get in the dressing room before he’s at the front door of the store waiting that is a feat.

Which is what happened Saturday.

We walked in to J Crew and I did my usual walk-around starting at the front. That is where the tunic dress was hanging. I also did not recognize a single SA. That kind of scared me and I don’t really know why. I don’t know any other SAs at any other stores and I’m perfectly fine shopping there. Anyway, Husband and The Boy went to the back to the men’s section. I saw there was a 6 in the dress and knew it would probably fit but wanted to wait to grab it and try it on until I did my full walk-around of the store. By the time I got to the middle of the store, Husband and The Boy were waiting by the front door. Huh? Seriously? That’s all I kept thinking. So I took that as my cue to leave with them. I never even tried on the tunic!!! I was sad.

As soon as I had a free moment I called the store and had them hold the dress for me. It was the only size 6 and there wasn’t an 8 or a 4 left so I knew it would sell out if I didn’t have the SA put it aside for me. Later, I called back and purchased it over the phone and had them ship it to me.

What an ordeal. I won’t take husband with me or go with him when he suggests it. I’m much better shopping alone. Even The Boy is a much better companion. He hates shopping but at least he indulges me and waits patiently.

Soooo, I went back to the store yesterday and walk-around again. Thankfully, some of my favorite SAs were there. Whew! Also, my dress hadn’t been shipped out yet so I was able to try it on. Love it! Although I will need a little cami underneath it. I also grabbed the Watercolor Lily Short and the Milliner Hat Tee. The print on the Watercolor Lily Short is also the same print on the Waterfloral Pastiche Cardigan, Wool Floral Scarf in Cotton Candy, Chiffon Papillon Waterfloral Pastiche Blouse (in the latest catalog, Style #24445, $178), Lone Patterned Ballet Flat in Cotton Candy,ย Waterfloral Pastiche Perfect Shirt, Waterfloral Pastiche Delphinia Gown,ย AND Watercolor Pencil Skirt in Cotton Candy (Style #35096, $110, Petite #24777, $110). They really like this pattern. There’s also a CrewCuts dress. If you like this pattern you have many options to purchase.

OK…So I got the shorts.

And the Milliner Hat Tee, for $19.50 thank-you-very-much.
And brought my little tunic dress home with me too

I have to say I did very well with this set of arrivals. I did not over do it and go crazy buying everything I liked and wanted (pencil skirts please). I’m in the middle of a huge process of cleaning out my closet and have lots of stuff on ebay right now so once that’s all done I’ll decide if I need anything else.

Summer and the warm, wait, who am I kidding…HOT weather is on it’s way to Central Texas and so that means shorts and tees and tank tops. I won’t need my little cardigans and long-sleeved shirts for too much longer. For example, it’s supposed to be 80 today!!!

I’ve also decided I’m going to try and wait until some of the things I really like go on sale at J Crew. I’m getting pretty P.O’d that clothes I’ve purchased go on sale less than a month later. I figured out your little game JC and we’re about to PLAY! (Jackies excluded because she’s my new love and you can never have just one.)

Enjoy your day and sorry for not doing a Shoes-day post. I’ll get back to that next week. I have a dress/clothing dilemma I need help with so I’ll post that in a day or two. I have to go to a wedding shower for a family member but don’t want to OVER-DRESS. Even if I wear a distinct piece of jewelry that may be a bit much. I’ll explain all later.

Also, Miss Bella is doing fine and came home yesterday. She does have to live in a cage (OMG!!! HOW AWFUL!!!) but has adjusted well. Nursing a dog back to health is hard and is making momma really sad at times. Here she is in her cage and on mommy’s lap.

And sorry for the lengthy post. If I posted more I wouldn’t be so chatty, huh?
Again, have a great day and hopefully it’s sunshine-y where you are!


  1. March 23, 2010 / 1:49 pm

    The waterfloral shorts are very cute and I think it would look great with your new milliner's tee.

    I'm sorry for your shopping "ordeal" – I go through the same thing when I go with the BF. He takes a lap and calls it a day. I think I need to try my sister's tactic – when she and her hubby go to the mall, they'll part ways for a bit and try different stores before meeting back up.

  2. March 23, 2010 / 1:53 pm

    Love your new arrival picks! ๐Ÿ™‚ I purchased the tunic/dress as well~ gorgeous. I also purchased the Perfect Fit shirt in the Watercolor Lily print and the same Jaipur Paisley print as the tunic!

    Note to all wives: Do NOT shop with husbands!!! =P

  3. March 23, 2010 / 1:54 pm

    Oh, how could I forget… I also got the Milliner Hat Tee! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. March 23, 2010 / 1:54 pm

    I love everything, especially the dress that's just too gorgeous for words. I have the tee and love it! I'm glad your doggie is doing better….poor baby.

  5. March 23, 2010 / 1:58 pm

    My husband is the same way. Even though it's maddening, it always makes ME feel guilty when he's trudging through stores, so we usually end up calling it off. He won't even go GROCERY shopping without acting like a 5 year old–sheesh! Nevermind that I go to Lowes and Home Depot with him LIKE A CHAMP.

    Can't wait to see the tunique dress on you. If you don't mind me asking, how much was it? It looks like the perfect summer dress.

  6. March 23, 2010 / 2:18 pm

    Love the tunic—–I really want this one. Thanks for the pictures of your purchases, that is one of my fav. aspects of reading blogs:) Liking the new tee–but what makes it so special?? I am finding many people like this tee, but why? Oh, i wonder how long the $10 off art tees will last??

  7. March 23, 2010 / 2:35 pm

    great goodies!! i love those shorts and that tee! what a deal you got! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. March 23, 2010 / 3:25 pm

    The tunic is absolutely gorgeous! Cant wait to see how you'll style it ๐Ÿ™‚
    Glad to hear Ms.Bella is doing better…poor thing

  9. March 23, 2010 / 3:59 pm

    So glad you were able to go back to try and buy all those lovely pieces! I want that tee BADLY. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Aw, Miss Bella does looks sleepy and sad in her cage. At least she's home and on the mend and soon she'll be out of the cage too.

  10. March 23, 2010 / 4:02 pm

    Lisa – Thank you. I think separating to shop is a wise choice.

    MMM – I totally agree…Do Not Shop With Husbands! There's a tunic in this print? I must see that.

    Patina – Thank you! I loved the tee on you.

    AppGal – Don't even get me started on Grocery shopping. He HAS to push the cart. And Lowe's and Home Depot-I'm with you. The dress was $148, Style #24732.

    Mrs. Anketell – I think the tee is well received because it is simple and not overly done with beading and ruffles and flowers and Kindergarten art. And because it's $29.50. I didn't even ask how long the $10 off was going to be. I would guess through the week and weekend?

    Thanks Ashley, Miss Masala and A.Co.

  11. March 23, 2010 / 4:05 pm

    ABC – Hopefully the tee will be online. It's too cute not to be.

  12. March 23, 2010 / 4:42 pm

    Sorry for the confussion audreybella! I meant to say that I purchased this same Jaipur Paisley tunic/dress. And I also purchased the Perfect Fit shirt in this same Jaipur Paisley print as this tunic and the Perfect Fit in the Waterfloral (cotton candy) print!
    Hope that makes better sense!! =P

  13. March 23, 2010 / 5:42 pm

    I thought my DH was the only who hates shopping with me. I try to go by myself or we part ways when we do go together. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I'm glad you go the dress. I also got the dress with the hat tee. I can't wait to see how you wear the dress. I'm going to have to wear it with a cami underneath since it's so low cut. Those shorts are cute, too!

  14. March 24, 2010 / 1:28 am

    Love your purchases – especially the tunic dress! Shopping with my husband is never easy either. He doesn't understand that girls can split up in a store and go their separate ways to try different things. Instead, he thinks we should stick by each other the entire time.