My new volunteer position is right across the street from Target. Initially, I didn’t think this fact would mean a thing to me as I rarely shop there; maybe once or twice a year.
But it’s some how become “a thing”. It started on Tuesday when I stopped off the see the Missoni line before work and found a blue Missoni cardigan that I adore and already wore to work.
Then yesterday, I found myself at Target again. I went searching for a portable file keeper, a planner, notebooks and pads I need to take on my client visits. Even though Office Depot is only two stores down from Target, I just had to go to Target. And you can guess why…I wanted to see what was left of the Missoni goodies.
A whole lotta nothing was left of the Missoni goodies in the women’s clothing department. There was one lonely floral print Missoni blouse in hot pink that wasn’t my size and even if it was in my size, I wouldn’t have purchased it.
Off I went to look for file folders and the like. Purposefully, I took the long way around to the office supply section to see what was what and noticed that every few yards, there were Missoni displays in various departments….and lo and behold they had stuff still on their shelves!
I grabbed this hip vase that looks great on our mantle. Must buy some flowers for it today.
And these darling plastic cereal bowls – of which I bought the last four. In Faux Fuschia’s words, “I luff them 11/10”. Must locate some cereal today too.
I also found these shoes…
Aren’t they pretty? I adore them, but they are 4 inches high.
At a lofty 6’2″, actually 6′ 2.5″, I have no good reason to wear 4 inch heels. But I wanted them badly. I stood in Target rationalizing that they were only $40.00 and I will wear them because they’re so darling and that I don’t care what people think, and blah, blah, blah. So I bought them. And I thought it was a good purchase.
Then I arrived home, tried them on again, walked about and reality set in. I had to be honest: I don’t want to be 6′ 6.5″, eye-to-eye with my 6’7″ husband. I get enough stares, remarks and whispering in flats. I simply won’t wear them. Back they go today.
I also found these shoes for $30.00. They look a bit like these Ivanka Trump wedges I have in my Zappos cart.
I put them on and gave them the walk-around-the-house treatment too, in which I decided they must also go back. I foresee some horrid blisters on the back of my heel and they also are rather high at 3 inches. Besides, the quality of the suede is sub-par, which is what I would expect for the price.
At the end of my wandering around Target, I came upon the office section. Quickly, I found a suitable planner and portable file holder. Then I saw these cute, cute Missoni clips…
and plain forgot what else I needed (note books and pads of paper) so guess who is going shopping again today? Except this time I’m going straight to Office Depot – no temptations there.
Fortunately, I have recognized my Target temptations early on in my job – recognized but perhaps not cured. I see that it’s mostly a Missoni-related issue that has already worked itself out through a depleted inventory. Regardless, I need to rein it in and stick to my PPN. I can see that planned purchasing is going to be a bit more difficult than I thought.
Even though Target has reasonably priced items, the bill can quickly add up as can the shopping cart. I seem to lose my mind a bit in there and come home with things I didn’t intend to buy….like 4 inch heels and designer paper clips.
P.S. Bill arrived home last night around 9:00 p.m. I am elated to have him home safely. Thank you again for your kind and comforting words.