Well, believe it or not that’s the exact question I am asking myself right now thanks to Anthropologie. Although I hadn’t worked there in a couple of years, my old store manager called me a few weeks back to say a new store is opening in West Vancouver (in Park Royal South) and was wondering if I would work on a temp basis to help get it ready for its Grand Opening on November 8th.
Oh ya… and I could get the employee discount for one day. That’s right ladies, 40% off for one day at Anthropologie. Needless to say I jumped at the discou…. I mean opportunity. My mind began racing and I asked myself, what would I buy?
I realize I’ll only get one shot at this. One shot at buying the things I really want and then my wonderful employee discount will be gone forever… again. It’s really a lot of pressure. So I’ve decided to prepare myself: making lists, doing my research and filling my online shopping basket at Anthropologie.com with goodies I think I may want to try on in store. I want to eliminate any shopper’s regret and only come home with items that were on my list.
It’s only now I realize that most of my items are all black, grey and dark hunter green. Well either I have been watching too much Elementary (I am in love with Watson’s–aka Lucy Lui–wardrobe on that TV show) or I’ve spilled too many coffees on myself, but this Fall I want to fill my wardrobe with sophisticated dark neutrals that are office appropriate but I can still wear on the weekend. I am drawn to edgier ensembles that will look great with flats or ankle boots.
My plan is to buy 2-3 things I really want during my upcoming shopping spree– while I know that number for most doesn’t scream “spree” it does for me because I plan to spend my money on investment pieces rather than just the random shirt on sale (which is what I normally do). The items at the top of my list to try on include:
One. a great office appropriate cocktail dress I can wear to work functions
Two. a pair of trousers
Three. the dressy pull-over sweatshirt
Four. a jacket that I can wear over a blouse or a t-shirt to the office or on the weekend
Five. a versatile blouse
Six. a new pair of denim–I just am in love with this grey color
If you could go on a shopping spree tomorrow, what would you spend your money on?