it’s always like this

November 19, 2008

they finally got me

Filed under: absolutely fabulous — notsojenny @ 10:50 am

not sure if you remember but last week i went to macy*s in an attempt to use a $10 coupon i received, it was a good deal and i couldn’t pass it up.  so since i was a dumbass last week and they had to inform me that it wasn’t active until this week, i went back.  last night i was there looking for the same dress i bought last week.  the plan was to find it, save the $10, and then return the one i bought last week.  unfortunately that did not happen. 

instead i browsed dresses while doing a little dance, a little i gotta peedance.  i figured i’d skim through them quickly and then run to the customer service bathrooms that were on the other floor on the opposite side of the store.  next thing i knew i was waltzing into the ladies room with an arm full of dresses to try on, still dancing a little.  halfway through trying on the dresses i actually thought i was going to pee my pants.  for some reason i am not very good at going to the restrooms whenever i need to go, i’m oddly stubborn about it and figure i’ll go when it’s convenient.  so anyway i ended up loving 2 of the dresses.  one i’d tried on earlier in the year when it first came out and even then i couldn’t justify buying it for $60 on sale.  this time it was marked 65% off the original… eh, still not entirely the price i want but i still love the dress.  then the other dress… oh the other dress.  it as brilliant.  but this was still $70 on sale.  even though i really still had to pee i continued to walk around the store floor with these two dresses trying to decide between them.  since i didn’t really need either one i couldn’t justify buying both.  then i found one of those price scanners, the first dress… not 65% off… just over 80% off!  that was all i needed.  somehow that justified both dresses.  so i headed to the register.

the nice lady checking me out was finally the first successful cashier i’d encountered at macy*s.  she did the impossible.  what many other associates have tried to get me to do all in vain.  i signed up for the credit card.  uggh, just typing it makes me cringe.  but what happened was i went to use the coupon only to find out that it’s only good until 1pm.  WTF?!  i thought it was all day tuesday and until 1pm on wednesday.  so anyway she told me that not only could i get 20% off my purchases that night and the following day (today) but that i could get 15% off cosmetics.  uh, repeter s’il vous plait.  a discount on cosmetics?  i couldn’t turn that down.  i gave in.  i mean i have faded to my winter complexion and need some foundation anyway so i figured why not save on it.  clinique is the bane of my existence but 15% off was just appetizing enough.

so now the plan is to not use the card again and just pay the bill off in full.  i needed the discount to justify the purchases so it served it’s purpose.  and macy*s is prone to only offering discounts to card holders so at least in the future i’ll get those bonuses too.  so in the last week i’ve bought 3 Maggy London dresses from macy*s and while i love that, especially the fact that i got 2 of them for UNDER $30 (so exciting!!), there’s a sad part.  what’s the sad part?  not one of them has pockets.  i love me some Maggy London but seriously?  she must be slacking.  i fell in love with her designs not only because they’re classic but because they often have pockets… in my opinion a dress with pockets is a girl’s best friend.

so anyway, i couldn’t find pictures of the other 2 but here’s the dress i got the cheapest… (and the best part is it’s still online for $148!)  i can’t wait to wear it… now if i just had somewhere to wear it…


  and on the drive home i realized i still hadn’t gone to the bathroom.  i figured i was either going to pee my pants right there in the car or id’ get a UTI.  either way i got a good deal on dresses last night!  and really, that’s the most important thing.


~ today i learned… an olive tree has a life span of up to 1,500 years ~



  1. First, love, Love, LOVE the dress. I want it. Now.

    Second, I don’t have a Macy’s card, but my mom does. Got to love the one day sales with the coupon and then Macy’s card holders get another 10 or 15% off. Really, if you only use it for stuff like that and then pay it in full as soon as you get the statement, it’s awesome!

    Comment by DanceintheRain — November 19, 2008 @ 12:38 pm

  2. I love it!!!

    wear the dress to the cookie swap :)

    Comment by Lexi — November 19, 2008 @ 12:41 pm

  3. Is it sad to admit that I’ve done the whole “wait to pee” thing a lot? As in, a lot a lot? Because I have. I think of peeing as a massive inconvenience, somewhat like paying bills, that I can push off till the last possible second. I’ve definitely made impaired dressing room choices this way too, though it looks like you avoided that brilliantly! LOVE the dresses.

    I have exactly one dress with pockets. I’m in love with it, and wear it far more than can be rationally justified. But, c’est la vie, or something like that …

    Comment by magda — November 19, 2008 @ 12:50 pm

  4. I wait to pee too. In fact, I have to pee right now.

    Comment by apollocreed — November 19, 2008 @ 12:58 pm

  5. I can’t believe they got you on the card. So far I’m good, but only b/c I learned the secret of the Herald Square Macy’s–out of towners get 11% off. So, since I can’t bear to part w/my PA driver’s license, I just head to customer service, show them my I.D. and shop, discount in hand!

    Comment by stealthnerd — November 19, 2008 @ 1:21 pm

  6. That dress is so pretty!

    Comment by Stephanie — November 20, 2008 @ 1:17 am

  7. Also, I don’t pee when I need to either. I put if off just because I can sometimes. It’s probably a bad thing..

    Comment by Stephanie — November 20, 2008 @ 1:17 am

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