In the infamous words of Janice Litman from the TV show Friends, “Oh.  My.  GAWD.”

This weekend flew by for me and not because I was having lots of fun.  Oh now.  It flew by because work was absolute INSANITY.

Friday night we were busy pretty much until close.  We didn’t get a chance to size anything (generally we’re supposed to size all the clothing for the next day) and we didn’t get out until an hour after close.  I also agreed to work a Splurge party after close on Sunday and then realized that was totally going to mess me up as far as school is concerned.

Basically a Splurge Party is when a customer and their friends can come in after hours to have the whole store to themselves to shop.  We have refreshments and what not and when Amy asked if I wanted to help I figured it sounded like fun so I said yes.  Which was fine until I remembered I hadn’t done any school work for the week yet.  Yikes.

Saturday I worked from noon till… well, I was scheduled till 7.  We close at 6 and generally we’re supposed to try to get out a half hour after close, never later than an hour after close.  Except it was absolute craziness the entire day.  By the time we locked the doors we still had multiple customers in the store not to mention the counter AND our put-away bar were covered in clothes.  We again didn’t get a chance to size anything and didn’t get out until 7:30.

Sunday we THOUGHT was going to be a little more slow.  At first it was.  I came in at 1 and was able to refold about half of what we call our denim wall.  When Amy got back from her break she had me do some terminal training (we’re getting a new terminal on Tuesday, yay!) for about half an hour and then I took my hour break.  When my break was over I came out and again it was a nuthouse!  Ugh!  So we had no time to straighten or size.  Yikes.

The Splurge Party was fun but by that point I was so exhausted I was having a hard time being a happy, smiley employee.  I basically finished folding denim and did all the put aways.  We had about 20 women during the party and I wish I would have been more awake because it was a lot of fun.

But I will say… I used a bit of my birthday money (oh yes, my parents and grandma still give me birthday money) to buy an outfit for Saturday!  Eek!  New clothes!  What do you think?

This long sleeved brown t-shirt
Under this super-de-duper short sleeved sweater
And a new pair of jeans too
I’m going to wear a cream color cami underneath the t-shirt too.  SO excited, I love new clothes!
I also bought a bottle of my favorite Maurices perfume, Azia, which I spray on myself every single time I come to work.  AND I only spent $54 on all four things.  Yay employee discount!
Now please all keep your fingers crossed that TONIGHT is a quiet night.  Then I have two days off for finals and cleaning the house for this weekend.
Hope you all had a more relaxing weekend than I did!


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  1. says

    you work at GUESS? don't you? i worked there on and off for three years. i rememeber this craziness all to well. oooo but sometimes that 40% discount was SO worth it! 😉

  2. says

    If I come shopping will you help me make cute outfits for cheap? I have ZERO fashion sense (which I'm fine with).. but sometimes I get uber jealous when people can just put together cute outfits…
    also – can you help me find a pair of jean that fit my body (wide hips/butt and not as wide waist)?

  3. says

    Hi- we need to shop together. Because I got a sweater, a shirt and a tank top at Maurices (all adorable) with a necklace and earrings and bam- $119. I almost threw up. This also prompted my shoppng addiction post. LOL.

  4. says

    i remember those joyous days of working retail ;] especially on crazy weekends like black friday, oh my word i would just be running around like a chicken with my head cut off. i'm glad you were able to survive the weekend, and get some cute stuff for yourself :] gotta love that discount! xoxo

  5. says

    i loooove new clothes too, it's been so long since i went shopping too. Your choices were fabulous, something I would love myself…i'll just live vicariously thru you sweet bella. hey, and my grandma still sends me money too haha (i'm 35 soon to be 36) – stopping by from SITS :)

    p.s. the splurge party sounds so fun, mostly from the buyers standpoint haha – how luxurious to have the entire store to yourself with friends…

  6. says

    I love buying new clothes too!today my parents gave me a pair of new shoes!and that was soooo exciting!they are here for a week vacation and that was such a great start of the week!;)

  7. says

    oh man i sometimes miss retail and you just reminded me why i dont. lol.
    Love that outfit!!! another reason i miss retail…ah its a hate/love relationship, but all work its i guess.

  8. says

    All those clothes are so cute! Can you shop for me?! :)

    Sorry this weekend was so rough with work, but take these two days to relax a little bit and catch up!

    That Splurge party sounds like a blast – but only when you're not exhausted!

  9. says

    I LOVE clothes but I do NOT think I could work retail (unless it was Nordstrom). Kudos to you. That party thing sounds fun though! And I love your new clothes. Cute cute! Hope you got caught up on school work!

  10. says

    Love the outfit! I know about the employee discount. I worked for gap for a while and it was TERRIBLE for my paycheck! You're good for only spending your birthday money! haha

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