Here’s a downside to smaller towns: the shopping sucks. I decided to buy a new dress for Corey’s wedding because I don’t have anything between somewhat formal and t-shirt dress, and I don’t want to wear either of those things on a beach. I didn’t want to order anything online because EVERYthing fits differently and while trying on all the clothes at the mall sucks, it sucks less than ordering a bunch of things, trying them on, and then returning them. I hate returning stuff I bought I online. Anything that involves shipping packages is a pain.
Eugene has a mall, so I went there after work today. The mall is pretty lame – I miss Tyson’s Corner Center – but it has two department stores, a Loft, and a Banana Republic. The other stores are for teenagers. I feel out of place just looking in the windows.
Loft first – no dresses, but their tank tops were $6 each so I bought two.
Banana Republic – only work clothes.
Macy’s – plenty of dresses, but most were more formal or too mother-of-the-bride. I found two that could work and asked them to hold them for me.
JC Penney’s – yes, I went to Penney’s. It was the last option in the mall, and you know? I found a dress there that’ll do the trick AND it was on surprise sale. Love that.
Turns out I want a place that has better shopping that one tiny mall. Even though I rarely shop.
Wait – I just thought of something important I have to look up and….YES, there is an Athleta in Providence. YAY!