Since it's 'Grande Opening' three weeks ago it's been so damn crazy and it definitely feels like one of my former co-workers described it: 'It's now a great shopping centre cramped into a shitty one'
And right in the middle on the last day of school holidays - me! (I should've known better...it was SO busy!)
Today was the first time I actually went there on a work-free day (sad, non?), to have a look around and I ended up spending all the money I earned from working the Easter Saturday (and chu know what, I deserved it gurl!)
All hail the ghetto slang!
So here's the deal with me and my shopping behaviour: No matter how much I like a certain garment, if the shop assistants give me the shits and are rude as fuck, I won't buy. It's a simple principle. I won't buy your shit if you don't say 'hello' or scan my outfit before you acknowledge me as a person.
The rudeness, people! Seriously, I am stunned. 'Dissh' is by FAR the worst, no matter what location. It seems they only hire arseholes there that fit a size 4. 'Mombasa', 'ZU shoes' and 'Sportsgirl' are pretty high up on the 'shitty customer service' - scale too. It pains me, as I saw this really nice long-sleeved white lace peplum shirt I wanted to buy at Mombasa. Thank god 'Ally' is so good at copying Mombasa's shit. I'm sure in two weeks time I can find it there.
|just hoping for my utility bills to take their time coming....|
Speaking of which, I have been avoiding 'Ally' for a long time but today I went and had a look. Most of it is still pretty tacky stuff (leopard print and sequin overload!) but I found a dress I saw online at 'beginning boutique' in a marone colour. I preferred the dark purple shade they stock at 'Ally', as marone usually makes me look very pale, and snatched it for $ 39.99.
Then there is my new love 'Glassons'. They have great stock, better quality than...say...'Cotton on' and the staff is amazing, quick and helpful. I (finally) got myself a pair of plain black velvet leggings and went back later for a pleather pleated skirt in a dark blue-green. I really had to talk myself out of buying another black one. I accumulate SO much black in my wardrobe due to my work uniform restrictions and it's starting to annoy me. On top of that, winter depression is already getting a hold of me so I might as well work against it with a colourful wardrobe :)
I bragged about how 'Cotton On' has a lot of beautiful stock in at the moment but I got disappointed today, when all the shirts and vests I was after were sold out. I went in and left empty-handend but went back and bought a faux fur vest and a sheer black button up shirt. They're staples I need/want for winter so I thought I might as well buy them today. I couldn't decide wether to go with light or black faux fur so I went with a sort of tie-dye version. I thought it was a pretty fresh take on an old look.
And last but not least I went and finally bought that 'The Row'-inspired fake croc pleather bag they sell at 'Temt' at the moment. I have been thinking about getting it for a week or so now. It's a mere $ 34.95 compared to the $ 36000 the Olsens designed (and what sensible person really needs a dead croc around their shouldes?). Oh, and they had a -30% promotion on all bags (which was nowhere advertised so I suppose I was just lucky....) so I got it for around $ 25.
WOOO BACK NOW.
I didn't know I had so much to say about a simple shopping spree...