I just placed a super-fun order. I'd written over at Milk and Cookies about two-piece swimming suits for little girls, and the heartache of that post was that I'd found the PERFECT suit (two-piece for easy peeing, but almost as much coverage as a one-piece, and also very pretty) but it wasn't in Elizabeth's size: she's a 4T and the biggest size was 3T.
Encouraged by a comment from Heather about L.L. Bean sizes running large, I considered ordering the 3T and hoping for the best---especially because Elizabeth is long-torsoed and needs a 4T mostly for the LENGTH, which wouldn't be an issue with a two-piece. So I went back to look at it and consider, and they HAD THE 4T IN STOCK. At $8.99 down from $24.50! So I bought that right the heck up.
Well, but I had a coupon for $10 off any order of $10 or more, and $8.99 is not $10 (see? math medal). So I did a little browsing just to see if there might be anything else I'd like to have. And I found this adorable fox sweater, $10.99 down from $26.50. That's still a little high for a sweater, since it's common to find sweaters post-season for under $5, but we have an interesting-to-us-but-boring-to-everyone-else fox appreciation that makes anything with a fox on it highly desirable.
And while I was browsing, I found these great tights, $6.99 for 2 pairs, down from $14.50. I can't tell from the photo, and the different color names probably mean NO, but it LOOKS like the coral tights might go perfectly with the sweater.
So I feel a little less irritable than yesterday. Now I'm going to write a bunch of postcards for Postcrossing, which always cheers me up too. I haven't yet had a repeat of my Postcrossing fantasy, but it could happen ANY DAY!
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...