Monday, June 21, 2010

Barrettes and Bullies

First thing I do when I wake up is clip my unruly "bangs" back with a little barrette that says 'Jill' on it.  It's the only one I have that doesn't create an instant kink in my hair.  The night before this outfit picture was taken, I had put said barrette in my hair (my hair was wet at the time).  Not thinking, I slept with it that way.  I woke up in the morning to dry hair and kinky bangs.  Having no time or patience to fuss with it on this lovely Sunday morn, I attempted to style my ever-growing "bangs" by pinning them back with a more attractive, less child-like barrette.  This is the result.  Maybe it looked better in person.

Honestly, I don't really care.  I never said I was any good with hair.  (That rhymed). 

In fact, I believe I've claimed just the opposite. 


Little story about these shoes.  They were on clearance at DSW.  The only ones I saw, in my size.  They seemed a bit out of place and marked down really low.  Maybe they were a return or something, I don't know. 

I took them to the cashier.  She looked at them admiringly, said she had never seen them before and asked me if they were really on clearance.  I said yes.  Weird that she even asked because they were clearly marked.  She didn't believe me.  She called an associate over and asked her if the shoes were really on clearance.  The obviously more experienced DSW employee looked at her funny and stated, "Well, they're marked clearance.  That's the price she gets them for." 

Duh, shoe bully.  Duh.  Don't mess with me.  Or the price of my silver t-strap heels.

Cashier was awkward for the rest of the transaction.  I think she wanted my shoes and was going to try to say they weren't really on clearance so I wouldn't buy them.  Can you imagine working at DSW?  I bet shoe lust and envy runs rampant.  Poor tortured soul.

Dress:  Marshall's
Shoes:  DSW

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10 comments:

ori said...

Your story made me smile. I so love that skirt. Here very stormy. Just a bad hair day. For sure.

Steve said...

She probably thought you were tag-swapping, i.e. stealing.

Pippa said...

Awww your hair looks gorgeous :)
And love the shoes!!!
xox

eek said...

Great shoe story...I can't imagine working at a shoe store...I would probably use all my salary to buy shoes! I love your dress too!

Ashley J said...

Awe Jill your hair looks so cute pulled back like that and I am lovin the skirt!!

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Kenzie said...

That has totally happened to me at DSW. But they're clearances are pretty unbelievable. I love the texture of your skirt and the bangs look fine!

biotechnology said...

The skirt is perfect, minimalistic and alegant but stil intresting ^^

Lemondrop Marie said...

I don't know what that cashier was up to...perhaps extreme shoe lust made her daring. Love that skirt~ and I have bang issues myself.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

LyddieGal said...

hahah, if I worked in retail I'd probably do the same!!

Love that dress!

Chic on the Cheap

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

this story cracked me up! you are such a terrific writer. for reals.