Now, on to this week's clothing...nightmare? Not sure exactly what to call it. A let down? I don't know, you decide when you're done reading.
I get email's every few days from Gap with coupon codes and sale info and because we have a Gap card we get an extra discount. There was a great code for 20% off and in addition to that Old Navy was still doing there Stuff N' Save program which is 20% off as well. I have quite a few bags of old clothes piled up just waiting to be sold so I thought I'd take advantage of this awesome deal. I picked out a few things, new pair of pants, a cute cardy from Gap and two pairs of sunglasses from Old Navy. The awesome deal here is the sunglasses, both pairs on sale for $4 and I had a 40% discount. Woohoo!! This is even better because I have been in search of cute sunglasses since my last two pairs have been broken (one pair by Eric, the other by Emma). Now I just hope these sunglasses are as cute on as they are on the website. We'll see. Anyways. I placed my order. I gathered up all the old clothes and made a trip over to Plato's Closet to sell. I've been selling clothes there since high school....high school is the key word here. Emma and I got there when they opened so we wouldn't have to wait and hung around for the 10 minutes it took to sort through what they wanted. Keep in mind here I had two full bags of clothes stuffed to the brim. They called me over and offered me $9.89 for two things. A pair of Abercrombie shorts (will explain those bad boys later) and a pair of AE jeans which I was very anxious to get rid of because I will never ever be a size 14 again. I picked my jaw up off the floor, collected my money and two bags and headed out. I was so totally bummed. Why didn't they want my clothes?! Am I that un-hip? That un-cool? And god forbid, that un-fashionable??
The answer: No! A few hours later I came back to reality and REALIZED that Plato's Closet is a store for teeny boppers to pawn off their Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle, size 00 castoffs. Not a store that is going to take my Old Navy, MERONA, Layers and JCrew discards. Ok, so no more Plato's Closet, now where do I go? After a little bit of online searching I found two places- Buffalo Exchange and Crossroads Trading. Both stores pay on the spot (I'm not a fan of consignment). Emma and I headed over there today. After yesterdays disappointment I wasn't expecting much but 20 minutes later the teeny bopper salesperson (they're everywhere!) called me over and offered me $52 for half my stuff. DONE DEAL!! I was so thrilled, and a little bit shocked. Thank you, Crossroads Trading!! I'm so glad I found a new place to take all my old crap clothes!
Now, the explanation for the Abercrombie & Fitch shorts I was unfortunately hanging onto. I bought them about a month after Emma was born when I was all of 118lbs. Size 6. So cute. But you know what, inappropriately too short! Glad they are out of my closet and no longer taunting me. So thank you Plato's Closet, thank you for that, taking those off my hands.