Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hunting black shirts

I went to Kohl's yesterday and found some black work shoes (you know, comfortable shoes). I feared finding shoes was going to be a pain in the, well, you know. Amazingly, I found some right away, in my size, that are cute, and FIT!

I'm quite excited. Cozy shoes are hard to come by, I tell you! I'm even so kind as to link those pictures up to the Kohl's website, just in case anyone else is searching for black shoes as well!

What I thought would be the hard part, turned to be the easy part. I was looking for black button up shirts or black polo shirts since they will be ordering the official Sprint polo for me on Tuesday, and that will take a couple weeks to get in. Meanwhile, I was told to wear all black. You would think everyone has black button up shirts or polo? Nay, my friends, nay. I have this new favorite button up I found at Kohl's from their Apt 9 brand. I thought for sure they would have them in black. Nope. Furthermore, nowhere in the store could I find black button ups or polos.

I thought it a bit strange, but thought I'd check Fashion Bug instead. Nada. I checked Target. They had some black polos, on clearance!, but not in my size! Then I got the brilliant idea to check KMart. Again, they had some, even on clearance, not in my size. Not even close. I went home to reevaluate what I should do. Thanks to my wonderful Mom, she found an email coupon from JC Penney. Off we went again, this time to the mall. Bare in mind, Kohl's is across the street from the mall (and my new work! haha), and it is on the complete other side of town. About a 20-30 min drive through town. Lovely. I was determined though to find some black shirts.

We arrive at JC Penney, with my two boys who are very eager to get this shopping done and go to the mall playground. At first, I couldn't find ANYTHING! They had Liz Claiborne polos, St John's Bay Polos, Junior's Arizona polos, and nobody but the juniors had black, and the juniors side didn't have my size! I'm meandering through the store when suddenly I spot a black button up on clearance. And another, and another! I ended up finding three in my size, on clearance for $10-$11, and then got an extra 20% off somehow, which brought them down to $8-something. I also found an extra pair of black pants! Seriously though, who knew finding a black button up would be so difficult? At least they are cute so when I do have my Sprint shirt in, I can wear them on days off.

Veni, Vidi, Vici! Take that black shirts!


Marlee said...

Shirt and shoes both look good! Congrats on the comfy finds! Great blog, am a new follower :).

mmc67 said...

I am your newest follower. I found you through the weekend blog hop. Would love it if you checked out my site, and gave me a followback perhaps.

doreen said...

I am a new visitor and follower via Crazed Fans. I think plain white and plain black anything is a nightmare to find!!
I love the shoes and the shirts!

jellybelly said...

Visiting from Lots of Loving Weekend bloghop!

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Marlana said...

Thanks for following, mmc67! I'm a new follower of yours too. :)

Marlana said...

Thanks doreen! Just checked out your blog... love it! New follower there. :)