If you want to destroy my sweater. . .
The Great Sweater Quest began on around 4am on Black Friday. Excited about Macy's annual "buy one, get one free" sweater doorbuster, I was confident that I would leave the mall with at least two animal motif sweaters. But shockingly, Macy's did not get the memo that I was coming. None of the critter sweaters featured in their holiday ad were actually in the store. Grrr!
Hold this thread as I walk away. . .
I picked myself up, dusted myself off and weaved through the mall traffic with a laser focus. I was going to find "the" sweater if it was the last thing I did! And the more it eluded me, the more determined and nutty I became. By 9am, still sweater-less, my shopping spirit was on empty. The fact that I hadn't eaten since Thanksgiving dinner was also impossible to ignore.
Watch me unravel, I'll soon be naked. . .
Reluctantly, I succumbed to hunger and went home, obsessing over the obscure sweater as I drove. I crafted Plan B: Kohl's and/or Old Navy. Both stores had awesome Black Friday deals and promising statement sweaters in their ads. The mere sight of my couch, however, quickly nixed that plan.
Lying on the floor, I've come undone. . .
After a long nap, I found renewed strength to do one more search for my quintessential winter sweater. I hit pay dirt at Target.com: 3 sweaters that I had to have! Oblivious to the fact that I still looked like a hot mess from the morning's fiasco, I kissed Ruby and Brian goodbye and hopped in the car. The sweaters were even cuter up close, and the online prices were amazing - about $13 for each one! But, the customer service rep informed me that Target does not price-match on Black Friday. On the couch once again, I prepared to order my sweaters online. I could barely contain myself. Victory was only seconds away! Until. . .the sweaters were all out of stock online. I stared at the screen in disbelief and disgust. Sweater gods, what did I do to deserve to be cursed like this?!
So, the Great Sweater Quest continues. Do you have any suggestions on where I can find an imaginative sweater with the perfect mix of cute, quirk, and warmth? Or will I have to suffer in sweater-less silence all winter long? J