Yesterday was my day off. I got up and took a leisurely drive over to the Fashion Mall to do some shopping. I was feeling pretty good and I've been working a lot lately so I felt like I was in good shape (moneywise) to do some shopping and not feel any guilt. My main goal was to find a new pair of closed toed shoes for the cocktailing outfit that I sometimes have to wear and I also wanted to get a belt. Not just any belt, a Kippy belt. I'll get to that later. Anyway, I was walking in and out of stores and all of a sudden I felt poor. I always forget how freakin expensive the stores are out here in Vegas. I mean, do I really want to spend $150 on a pair of shoes that I'm only going to be wearing to work? Not really. If I was wearing the cocktailing outfit every night, then I would do it, but I'm wearing it once a week or twice a month. My dilemma is that they have to be comfortable shoes because when I do wear them, I'll be on my feet for several hours a time and as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. So, I finally broke down and paid $70.00 for a pair at Nine West - I'll be wearing them tonight actually.
My next goal was to find a belt. The one I REALLY want and the one that started this obsession in my head is over at the MGM. I kept seeing it in the window of this boutique and finally I went in to check out the price - imagine my shock when I saw that it was $445.00. For a belt!!!!!! Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful belt, but can I really pay that much money for a belt? Here - I'll show you a picture...
This isn't the exact belt, but it's very similar. The one I want isn't quite so over the top, but you get the idea. They use real pony hair and swarovski crystals and that's why they are so expensive.
I decided that my biggest goal yesterday was to find one that I love for a cheaper price. The best I could do was find one that I like A LOT for $300.00 over at Bebe. I think $300.00 is still a lot of money for a belt. I'm so torn.
My work called me at 4 p.m. in the middle of my shopping spree and asked me to come in. UGH!!!! The last thing I wanted to do was go to work on my day off, but since I'm still on probation, I figured it would look really good if I went in. I'm glad I did too cause we were busy and I made lots of money. In fact, I've made so much in the past few days, that I am seriously thinking about going ahead and buying one of these belts.
Okay, enough about shopping. I have one day off (tomorrow) and that's it for the next 9 days. I guess I'm going to be busy. Tomorrow I'm going to see La Reve at the Wynn with Supermodel and Mrs. Supermodel and MiamiDon. Should be FUN! I'm looking forward to it.