It is a corporate conspiracy. DSW simply does not want me to own a pair of red stilettos - at least not the pair that I have been watching since February! The minute I left work on Friday, I bolted over there to see if my beloved, patten leather pumps were on sale like the clerk told me they would be. Uhhh...NO! I did purchase the same shoe in nude, however, which I had planned to do anyway and in addition to the red pair. While up at the register I asked the clerk (not the same gal - this one seemed to have all the light bulbs on) when my coveted stilettos would go on sale, explaining that I was in two weeks ago and the clerk whom I had spoken to then assured me they would be. To my disappointment, this clerk apologized and told me that she could not say, and that corporate office may or may not put them on sale - it's anyone's guess. "Keep checking back," is all she could say. Yes, yes I will, because I am obsessed with this shoe and I'm too damned thrifty to pay full-price! lol!
I plan on recycling the velvet skirt into a swanky peasant shirt - my daughter tells me she doesn't like the hot pink voile and that I should use a light neutral color - we will see! As for my Tipsy Tea gown, I have started on a completely new look that involves a crisp, white shirtwaist, vest, and hobble skirt, and yes, the weight of the fabric is appropriate this time! lol! My patterns are all prepared and cut, and my corset is nearly finished - I just need to high-tail my butt in gear and get'r done! After this project, however, I am going to take a costuming break and construct myself some real world clothing. As a teaching professional I have to dress in a professional manner. The issue is that I refuse to pay $200+ for a suit as Macy's, and as you have concluded, I am no spendthrift - I have been waiting for 12 weeks to buy a particular pair of red stilettos, for heaven's sake, because I refuse to pay $70 - lol! And, there is this little 1950s style sundress I have been wanting to make myself for a couple years now - it's high and time that I do!