Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I Totally Lied, You Guys

I said I got 3 blouses for $10 each. But the truth is…this one was $12. I apologize. I'm such a fibber.

Whenever I buy or price something I have a tendency to round down to make it sound better. For instance, a conversation with Nathan might go like this:

Me: It’s like $50

Nathan: It’s LIKE $50, or it IS $50. How much?

Me: Well…it’s$ 67.99, but I mean I rounded down because rounding up would be $75 and that sounds too expensive.

Nathan: $67.99 is nothing like $50.

Me: Yeah…I know. But $50 sounds so much better.

It’s just a thing I do. I'm trying to quit, honest! Anyway…
Blouse #2 from Wal-Mart!

August 18

It’s from the “George” line, which I don’t remember being interesting, but I remember wrong!

August 18

August 18

At some point I noticed that the ruffles sort of look like one of those lizards that puffs up his collar when he gets mad…like this…

August 18

Then I went around doing that a lot. Because I thought it was super funny.

I finished off the outfit with red booties, some turquoise and black bone feather earrings and a religious necklace from Mexico.

August 18

August 18

August 18

I liked it!~ I want to wear my big black leather obi and pencil skirt with it next time I think, for a sexier take.

Blouse, Wal-Mart
Leggings, Target
Boots, Payless
Earrings, Love Erin Designs
Necklace, Mexico

32 comments:

Kim said...

Fshjgakghajkgaha that lizard picture made me piss myself.

Love this. Love your botties. Love *you*, you fierce bitch. ~JELLIS~

hello jamie: said...

I. LOVE. ruffles. But, I always think my boobs are too big to pull them off. Ours are the same size and you look great, and skinny. Is it because you're so much taller than me that they work on your body? Hm. May reconsider ruffles.

Linda said...

LOL! Love that face you made. I would laugh at you all day if you went around doing that!
Love the boots!

Jess said...

You are forgiven, but mostly just because of the awesome lizard picture!

Very cute blouse- I too am betting it will be totally hot with a pencil skirt!

Rod Cruz said...

It's a Dilophosaurus!! If I could have one as a pet, I totally would...

Rraarrr!!

Lorena said...

HA! love the lizard imitation.... what a nice top - indeed a good find even if it was 2 more bucks.
You would get along with my husband he always "lowers" prices... which I tell him is misleading!!
If we buy something he will always say it was half of what we paid for.

Jasie VanGesen said...

You're like that dilophosaurus that killed Newman!!

WendyB said...

Ha ha! I thought of "Newman" too. Love that conversation.

Bianca said...

**Whispers**

I do the same thing with the rounding.

A coworker of mine and I were going to lunch at a southern buffet. He asked me how much it was and I said umm like $7 or $8. He said that means its at least $8.99. A COWORKER of mine knew that about me. hehehe

Emily Joyce said...

i talk down the price of purchases all the time. also, i've been coveting your jean legging pull up pants forever. they're awesome and also not to be found at target anymore. so jealous. also, religious icon jewelry= so cool.

Sal said...

You are hilarious! I nearly fell out of my chair at the lizard pose.

BAM said...

The pose was fantastic. I do the same when talking about clothing purchases with my hubby. Everything is always something I bought " a while ago".

I've been on the fence with denim leggings (actually was considering a purchase this morning) - and I think I want in on that action. It looks great with the boots.

I also checked at Target, but have found some in the last Avon catalog. Go figure.
-b-

Work With What You've Got said...

BAM!~ I ordered some of those Avon/mark ones and they came today. DO NOT WANT. They are cheesy and more legging than jan. Also they are TINY.

BAM said...

OH, that's a bummer. I was all set to order them. I have the catalog right by me. I would like denim leggings that are slightly more denim than actual leggings. hmm. Maybe I just want a pair of stretchy jeans.

the search will continue

Alannah said...

Oh bummer, that sucks about the mark. leggings! I knew they'd never fit me so I didn't even bother.

I think that lizard/ruffle picture might be the best thing you've ever posted, EVAR. I absolutely love the necklace too! Did you get all this fantastic jewelry when you were there last year but save it to wear until now?! I wore my awesome rainbow black pendant you got me yesterday & thought of you all day. <3 Yay, Mexico!

XOXO

FashionAddict said...

Cute outfit, and "the lizzard" is so effing funny it's ridiculous, LOL! BTW, I do the EXACT same thing to my husband regarding price of clothes, hehe.

Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) said...

I love the shirt, and the lizard picture literally made me laugh out loud. Adorable! :)

Abby said...

I literally laughed out loud when I saw the lizard pose!

evanadine said...

*SNORT!*
please, please, PLEASE come to DC and do that pose. every day. several times a day.
you made me snarfle out of my nose!

Tira said...

I totally round down too, lol. Chica blogged about lying about price you paid the other day :

http://www.thecheapchica.net/2009/08/cheap-chica-s-topic-tuesday-do-you-lie.html

But of course you are forgiven because of your awesomeness. I have those jeans/leggings too, they make me feel so skinny.

Stephanie N. said...

More lizard poses, please! That totally made my day.

myedit said...

Thank you for the lizard pose, I'm still giggling. That totally made my day...

Charlie said...

Yay for lizard face - just made that blouse a hundred times better!

terrarustica said...

Lizard pic was too funny!!! Love the blouse, love your story about fibbing. I do exactly the same thing with my husband. :)

Lily said...

I totally wanted that blouse from Wal-Mart, only the white version. Unfortunately they didn't have it in my size- and the next one up was too big for me. It looks smashing on you, though. Love the ruffles.

Anjolee said...

Hi Erin! I am a follower of yours. I found your site through my good friend Connie and I love checking in on your wardrobe! Just thought I'd introduce myself! Thanks for sharing with us!

Tina said...

Hello my name is Tina and I am a dino addict. It has been 30 seconds since my last dino. I am taking it one day at a time.

Seriously hilarious. You made my day.

Jess said...

I agree with everyone that lizard picture is still cracking me up!!

ambika said...

Oh my gosh, such a cute top--and love those shoes!

wardrobeexperience said...

wal mart?! you're kidding!? the blouse looks excellent!
I've been searching for a polka dot top with ruffles for so long! lucky you!
the lizard pic is fun.

estrella said...

You're right, that was super funny!
And polka dots are always so cute, it's totally worth the extra $2

Mexico Catalog said...

The lizard pose did it for me. Made my day, I must add. My God it was all so humorous and interesting. Looking forward to more from you. Rock on.