Friday, May 6, 2011

Ross and Payless Haul

Yesterday I balanced my check book. This made me want to buy a bunch of clothes. Immediately, I found a pair of kitten-heeled floral flats to purchase online that were on sale for the low price of $25. This did not sate me. Now, before I start to sound like some sort of shopaholic, know that although I generally want to buy clothes most of the time, I only ever get the intense urge to do so a few times a year. This time, it was also sparked by the legitimate need for new jeans, as most of mine are worn thin or too big. When I brought this up, my mom suggested this morning that we head over to Ross.

Let me explain something: I love Ross. I dislike how messy and sometimes crowded it can often be, as well as the generally chaotic atmosphere...but I absolutely adore shopping there. It's like a scavenger hunt. A few tons of clothing that doesn't appeal to you in the slightest, with the occasional gem hidden in every rack. I could honestly spend hours in this store, especially considering how much money I had in my bank account. Thankfully, the time my mom had before she needed to go to work restrained me, and I gave myself a tap of $200.

So! Without further ado, let's check out what I got at Ross. Oh, and please forgive the quality of the pictures, as the camera is less than half functional and I pretty much just had to point, shoot, and hope that the quality was decent.

Brand: Be Bop

Brand: J Gee

Brand: Calvin Klein

Brand: 2. B W/U (To Be With You)

All in all, I'm very happy with my purchases. I probably would have bought more for about the same amount (the end total being just over $90 with tax), if it wasn't for the Calvin Klein dress--which was by a large margin the most expensive of what I bought (but I was oh-so attached to it). And those are the most comfortable jeans I've worn in a long time, especially for juniors.

The only problem? I didn't have any shoes to match the aforementioned dress! So, having a little time left, my mom and I sauntered over to Payless, which was located just a hop, skip, and a jump away from our city's Ross. Of course, Payless always has some sort of sale, so buying just one pair was not an option. The haul:

Brand: American Eagle

Brand: American Eagle

Brand: American Eagle

And that was that! My biggest problem has to be a bit of shoe-size confusion--but I seemed to be having this with nearly every single pair of shoes I tried on. My size is a 9, but it felt like everything was either running too large or too small. In the end, the white block heels I bought were a size 8 1/2, and still roomy enough that I was forced to buy a pair of inexpensive heelgrips. The black flats were likewise a size 8 1/2, although they fit fine as they are. The boots are the only shoes I bought to fit at my standard shoe size, although are a bit snug (I can't complain, though, they were on sale and the only pair of snow boots left in the entire store, as it's now summer).

The end result for Payless was a total of a little over $80. I left happy. I set my tap at $200, and I didn't go over! :D

So, in short: never underestimate the clutter of Ross. If there is a moral to this story to be had, it would definitely be for me to buy a new camera in the near future. Yikes!


  1. Tempted though I was to flail and buttonmash on my keyboard, due to Ross-related excitement, I decided typing like an adult would be better (this time). That is to say, cjisbvhijoerbvkrgvkrhbeoir- I LOVE ROSS. :D My mum and I shop there pretty often, too. (It's second in our hearts to T.J. Maxx alone.)

    Anyway-- I can definitely see springing for that Calvin Klein dress: it's a personality-filled piece. <33 All the different detailing makes it so damn eyecatching-- not to mention it being in white. Nom nom....

    And those white heels. Guh. *melts* Gooorrrj~.

    And I know, right? As soon as I saw it on the rack I was like I WANT IT. They had it scattered in a ton of different colors, but I liked the white one the best.

    Ahhh the heels. <3 There were so many different white ones I liked, but in the end those were my favorite (and the only ones that actually fit decently). Payless definitely had a fantastic selection yesterday. I wanted to buy like 500 pairs of shoes.