this past sunday aft, mom and i took a spin up to ira needles boulevard. the retail development called “the boardwalk” boggles the mind – it’s
unfortunate amazing how farmland has been transformed into big box land in the past couple years. and they’re not done yet – new buildings keep popping up like dandelions in spring!
we left dear dad back in he condo casa, hard at work on project chocolate:
mom and i bypassed all of the other shopping options (like walmart!) and headed straight to marshalls:
right inside the entrance, we were welcomed by ballgowns. i ooh’d and aah’d over the fabrics!
next, was the shoe section:
sometimes, i just can’t leave my job behind…
my main beef with marshalls would be the general state of disarray of the entire store. i get that it was a busy sunday aft…but dustballs in the changeroom, for example, is not necessary, really.
sleepwear! this ensemble stole my heart:
so here’s the thing: you know how i love the hippie look. well, true confession, i genuinely enjoy certain jersey shore fashion influences. the two styles wage battle in my brain! i think i just have to build up my wardrobe with both types of clothing. on this day, the jersey shore vibe was super strong:
the most tempting item of the day was this hoodie:
i tried it on three times, debated yes/no with mom…
…and finally decided to bypass making the purchase. the sleeves were just a tad short. i was GLAD for the not-ideal fit as that made my decision less sorrowful!
i left with new underwear (no photo as they are not cute like my tie-dyed ones). and one more thing…
i only use the air con at night in the condo casa, so temps frequently hit a balmy 78-80 degrees from may-september. i am going to wear the hello kitty tank + shorts around the home over the next few months! plus, the little nieces will get a kick out of that top, no?!
all of a sudden, mom and i realized more than ninety minutes had flown by! we scooted back and picked up dad so we could all go for coffee:
while mom and i thoroughly enjoyed our visit to marshalls, we both agreed that we’re in no rush to get back. i still have not been to adventure guide‘s new(ish) location, just down from marshalls, and want to check that out some time…and, of course, there is always the beckoning walmart!
what’s your track record like at outlet stores/discount stores? mom and i actually are very poor bargain hunters – we lack the patience required to comb hanger-by-hanger through long racks of clothing. speaking of good deals: i have very fond memories of my day at the outlet stores during my florida vacation!