Monday, April 11, 2011
So the shopping "reduction" was well and truly "expanded" today. Mr Kitty had to go to the optometrist and the bank in town so I got dressed up and in we drove. I had an errand to run too, and Mr K's Easter present* to purchase so it was rather a full day for moi, all things considered.
While I was waiting for him (and lunch, I might add, all I seem to do is eat at the moment) I popped into Sportscraft at Westfield. BIG mistake. As Julia Roberts said in Pretty Woman "HUGE." I was only looking, filling in time, when a lovely sales assistant came up and informed me that everything in store was 30% off today (how very un-Pretty Woman of her).
Now, I don't really need anything. Much. I'll admit, some of my favourite pieces are getting a tad snug around the waist area, but I can cope for a while. Much of what I own is jersey anyway, but when I heard the magic 30% off, I forced myself to have a bit of a look around.
I wasn't disappointed. Sportscraft is currently chock full of fabulous things. Loads of great tops, numerous gorgeous frocks, quite a few great coats and jackets... But there was one thing I couldn't take my eyes off.
Now, we all know I have an obsession/love affair with leopard. But I tend to favour furry leopard rather than leopard print. I tend to find accessories more wearable - bags, shoes et al. But when I tried this dress on, I had to have it, especially with the magical discount. It's a gorgeous fit and there's plenty of room for le bump to expand. The jersey is soft and drapes beautifully. A win all round I'd say!
The dress also comes in a beautiful purpley-fuchsia colour, but with le bump, I felt a bit like a giant grape or berry (which will only get worse) so I stuck to the tried and true option...
The afternoon was spent test driving prams. We left the showrooms even more confused than when we arrived. We did narrow it down a little - if anyone has advice on the Bugaboo Chameleon, the Quinny Buzz or the Micralite Toro, I'd very much appreciate it.
*Mr K is not a fan of Easter eggs. Or Lindt Bunnies. I tend to end up melting them down about 6 months after the event to turn them into chocolate cake. I feel sad melting bunnies so I decided not to buy one for him this year. Instead I bought him a bag of dark chocolate scorched almonds from Haighs - His favourite and I also think quite Eastery. Outside chance he might actually eat them...