I need some new work clothes, and especially shoes. I’ve quite literally worn holes in two of my go-to pairs: one pair of black ankle booties, and one pair of Kenneth Cole Reaction ballet flats. This is the time for deals, when stores want to put out their enticing new spring line and they have to mark down the old stuff. However, I am always so chilly that I’ll still wear the cool weather gear through April at least. My laziness today is why there are only links, no images.

http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=8557890020002&cid=49526

http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10850228&cp=4078198.4335463

http://www.anntaylorloft.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=29333&categoryId=3364&pCategoryId=null&productVariantId=230659&quantity=1&itemGUID=1015bda3c0a8656e00880088a1c0c43d&sizeType=Regular&color=Strawberry%20Red&size=M

http://www.anntaylorloft.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=29762&categoryId=3364&pCategoryId=null&productVariantId=233732&quantity=1&itemGUID=100e0953c0a8656e0088008891fdde6a&sizeType=Regular&color=Lunar%20Grey&size=M

http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/womens/brandswomen/212collection/PRD~781263/212+Collection+Floral+Mesh+Top.jsp (in red)

http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/womens/career/sweaters/PRD~692111/Apt+9+Ribbed+Sweater+Set.jsp (in red or lavender)

http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/womens/cardigans/PRD~680515/Apt+9+CableKnit+Flyaway+Cardigan.jsp (dark gray)

http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/womens/cardigans/PRD~739288/Simply+Vera+Vera+Wang+MockLayer+Cardigan.jsp (in hot pink!)

http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/womens/cardigans/PRD~699337/Croft+and+Barrow+CableKnit+Cardigan.jsp (in light blue)

http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/womens/tops/shirtsblouses/PRD~766140/axcess+Medallion+Mesh+Top.jsp (in blue)

http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/womens/tops/shirtsblouses/PRD~723984/Apt+9+Floral+Sublimation+Top.jsp

http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/womens/dresses/trends/partydresses/PRD~720403/Suite+7+Asymmetrical+Tiered+Taffeta+Dress.jsp (in blue) For my fancy party in March!

Wow, I really need to go ahead and quit there. I have virtually spend probably $200-400 just there, I am sure. I’ll sit on that list and probably get a few things next week. I am going to Charlotte this weekend for a few cases of Three Buck Chuck for the aforementioned fancy party, an obligatory Ikea trip, and a stop by a fabric emporium that my quilting enthusiast road trip buddy wants to stop by. Just FYI, Charles Shaw Shiraz is fantastic. The pinot grigio is hit or miss for me, depending on my mood, but that Shiraz always hits the spot. I can’t recall if I’ve tried any others, but I’ll review plenty o’ wines after the party. Back to the point, which is that I won’t buy anything this week until I see how much I drop in Charlotte this weekend. Sometimes the As-Is section at Ikea is full of magic and wonderment and I just can’t help myself.

(Photo credit: flickr)