It was hot enough in San Diego this week to warrant the wearing of shorts. So I did. I wore them.
Kate wanted to join me for this shot:
Today was the first day of the Nordstrom Men's Half Yearly Sale, and I dragged the husband there after work to pick up something for him to wear to a wedding tomorrow (he's lost 60 lbs since last October, and all of his suits or nicer clothes are far too big for him now). We ended up with a Hugo Boss sport coat (similar here) along with a crisp white shirt to wear under it (similar here), which look terrific on him. Sale + double points = excellent deal.
But that's not all I found.
I found this:
Do you remember this? This is the dress I tried on when Jason Wu made his personal appearance at the Fashion Valley Nordstrom (blogged here). This is the dress that the designer himself said was perfect on me, and asked who I was (squee!!! This memory still makes me feel effervescently happy). At full price, it wasn't a realistic purchase for my budget. But we found one (I say "we," because my friend June saw it and texted me excitedly with the news - thanks, June!) on designer clearance, and well...the dress is now mine! (Thanks, husband!!!) I feel like I need to whisper that, because even on clearance, it's the priciest piece of clothing I own, but I do feel like it's such a classic and timeless piece, I'll be able to wear it for practically the rest of my life (incentive to stay in shape, yes?). I'm going to start by wearing this to the wedding we're attending tomorrow. And then I'll wear it the day after, to visit my dad. Then the day after that, while I'm out buying groceries. And the day after that, when I'm mopping the floors. If anyone has something to which they'd like to invite me and my Jason Wu dress, please let me know. We'd be delighted to attend. ^_-
And that being said, I'm back on my shopping ban. At least for dresses. I think this officially means I'm more or less done with new dresses for quite a while. Quite a while.
Is there anything that you'd never consider at full price but wouldn't be able to resist if it were on clearance? 'Fess up below! ^_^