It's basically in my genes. My mom hasn't paid full price for something since at least 1979, likely before, and is a genius at hunting down a good deal. It's an obsession, an addiction, and something at which she excels. I believe she learned this from her mother, my Nanny. So it's a family legacy is what I'm trying to say.
Most of the time I am letting the family legacy down, I am more of an on-line shopper, forsaking fashion for comfort unless my mom decides to tell me what to wear or give me her hand-me-downs. BUT I am a huge fan of the consignment sale. HUGE.FAN. I knocked out most of Ell's winter wardrobe today. I say most because my mom and I are headed back tomorrow because its 50% off day. The words "fifty-percent off" make me all jittery and hand-flapping excited because I can smell a bargain. Today it was Calvin Klein jeans for $5 and a Ralph Lauren TCU purple long-sleeved polo for $8. Tomorrow--I venture into the baby section. And maybe, just maybe, the GIRLS' section.
The joy of a bargain totally overcomes my desire to hibernate. It's intense.