Those red chair confessions posted by Talbot's really got me paying attention to that store. You remember those, right? The cool videos with the people talking into a camera in their closet, or to a priest, and making vague-but-sexy remarks about how they'd done something and would do it again? Those were great -- and they also got me to bookmark the Talbots website and start looking through it from time-to-time.
Today, then, I began looking through it for a specific purpose: I've been thinking about what to get Sweetie for her birthday next month, and I can't decide whether I should give her a shopping day (I'd go with and help her, but she could shop and I'd pay for it) or just pick out the clothes myself and surprise her.
I've been saving all year, and I've saved up $500, and I'm thinking I could just give that to her on a Talbot's gift card and let her go pick out what she likes. But then I started browsing around their site and thinking "Hey, this ain't so hard. I could probably pick out a good outfit."
With $500, I could start with the boots, wingtip, stylish boots like Sweetie buys herself, for only $179:
Leaving me $321. Then I'd buy her a fancy dress, something she could wear to a nice place I'd take her for dinner that night, like the "Crepe Jersey Twist Front Dress" for $149:
Leaving me... carry the one... $172. Her birthday's in November, so she'll need something warmer to wear, like the "Flyaway Cardigan," at $99,
and I've still got $73 left for some extras, like the $49 Rhinestone Cluster Brooch
and a $34 Feather Waist Sash...
...and, I'm over budget. Would it be wrong to borrow money from Sweetie to buy her birthday presents?