My closet is tight. Not just tight, as in stylish and cool. Tight meaning there’s lots of clothes crammed in. Recently realizing this, I am more selective with what I buy. I don’t hit every sale and try to reserve my dollars for the truly special pieces and exceptional sales.
The Black Friday marketing machine had its sights on me and definitely grabbed my attention. After a recent custom fitted FAIL (post coming soon), I zeroed in on a two national branded stores Banana Republic and H&M. BP always has sales and H&M is always cheap. My goal was twofold – to find perfectly fitted pants and really squeeze the price.
I’ve been swapping out my previously-cool flat front pants from a few years ago for the recent style shift to lower waists and tighter hips. BP was a little late on this, but their current offerings seem there. I’ve had my eye on the Tailored Slim Camel Striped Wool Trouser at $108, but I’ve been waiting, stalking for the right coupon. The 40% off Entire Purchase Black Friday Special was it. I like ordering on-line, but I needed to try them on. To quote Liam Neeson/Ottway from The Grey, “One more time, into the fray.”
Fast-forward through the traffic, parking, crowds, etc. I have a nice lunch and a fabulous Blue Point Pale Ale (Long Island, NY). I’m ready to shop.
H&M was not for me on this day. The stuff with the big sales did not fit like I wanted and I was determined to not further cram my closet with impulse buys.
On to BP. I see my target and sift through the size tags. After double-checking all 12 pairs, my nemesis kicks in – they don’t have my size. KAHN!!!!!! I shift into problem solving mode – find a different color in my size. I’ll then order online. Then, a Black Friday Miracle – around the corner, 6 more pairs of the Camel Stripe. Score! Positive thinking always pays off. I grab my size and head for the changing room. On the way, I peruse the clearance rack….
SCORE!!!!! A Tailored Slim pair in my size in a charcoal/brown – a color on my acquisition list. They are also 40% off and only $28!
Out of the dressing room, two thumbs from me, and confirmed by the doll-of-a-dressing-room-attendant. Both pairs look awesome, and will wear both to work this week. Now that I know the BP Tailored Slim are a win, I’ll have no issue ordering on-line in the future (with an aggressive promo code, of course). We’ll see what Cyber Monday brings…