last fall when i was still aunti-nannying cutie c, we would often find ourselves at the local loblaws for our afternoon walk/outing. the brother and sil ana’s loblaws is neat – inside the grocery store, there is a dry cleaners, a bulk barn, a canada post…and a huge dollar store:
so, one day last year, cutie c and i popped in – i bet we were in search of window decals for either thanksgiving or hallowe’en – and my eye spied a display of leggings. they were awesome! they looked like distressed jeans, but were just tights. since tights are my #1 choice for covering my lower body, i had to get a pair. and for $7.99, i was super pleased with my deal. [*great* - now, not only am a walmart shopper, but i get clothes at the dollar store! :S]
i stowed the tights away in the closet and kind of forgot about them. i didn’t wear them all last winter because they’d not be warm enough. i didn’t wear them all summer because i live in shorts while i can.
sunday, i finally thought to pull them out and wear them to work. wow! i was super impressed – the leggings were incredibly comfy – and quite stylin’! they drew compliments, believe it or not. i just loved how great they felt – tights are perfect for the store because i’m alternately squatting, stretching, walking around…and i wasn’t constricted at all in my fake jeans.
monday, i wore them again, i was so in love. i was at theOTHERstore when at some point (a washroom break?) i noticed something felt off
right on the bum in the back centre of the “jeans”…
oh no!!! there was a run originating in the crotch and quickly heading north! how embarrassing. for the rest of the evening, i tried to keep my butt to the counter and my face to the customers and hoped the whole backside would not disintegrate before i got home.
drat my luck – second wear, and the fab tights were now history. i felt quite forlorn.
but then i had an idea! i’d simply check back at the dollar store on aunti day, and see if they still carried the fake jeans!
wednesday, i couldn’t get over to loblaws fast enough.
wayyyy back in the corner, i spied some leggings…
uh, no. even i draw the line at wearing a print of what appears to be russian porn stars.
and then….there! one lonely pair of fake jean leggings – it was meant to be! the price was now $9.99…yes, i decided to try again.
i confess that my purchase is a bit…jersey shore. for example…
…and i now have a code name at the ready! [or an alias, should i decide to de-lurk on GOMI]:
i’m terribly excited to wear these to work today! i’ve got an 8.5 hour shift at theOTHERstore, so if i
spring a leak develop a run, it’s gonna be a long night…fingers crossed!
it’s friday! what are your plans for today? oktoberfest begins in kitchener-waterloo today – it’s the biggest one in north america! i do not “do” oktoberfest!