Well, I'd finally decided I was going to commit. The Stardust Pencil Skirt had been in my cart for almost a week. I had more or less decided I was getting it. I was pretty committed to said skirt in all its sparkly, sequin-y glory. Plus, I love the muted greyish blue color. It's still pretty reserved in nature for a sequin-covered skirt. & at $118 FP, not too shabby, J.Crew. Well played. I don't even mind the waitlist until 11.10!
Then I go check out sweaters - as is my new custom - to check to see if the Maya has been restocked. If you've read my previous entries, I've had the worst luck trying to get these cardigans. I am in love with them, I now already own the Papaya color and the Dusty Rose and was desperate to have the black and grey. Well, there they were. Black and Grey.
There was no hesitation. I quickly added them to my cart not even caring that the black is waitlisted until 12/08. I'm a patient gal, not to worry, J.Crew! I can hold my horses so long as you do your part not to send me those nasty Due to Popularity emails telling me the gosh darn things are sold out. Oh how I loathe those emails. Especially after you've paid, those are the kiss of death. Well I digressed. At this point, I am thinking what a lucky girl I am to have found the Mayas in both the colors I have been desperate to have, AND to be ordering my Stardust skirt.
There was just one little snag to my well thought out purchase --- that the Collection Dulce skirt was sitting in Final Sale in my size. At $299 it is almost $200 more than my little Stardust skirt above. It practically makes the Stardust skirt look like the steal of all steals at $118. So I quickly remove the Stardust skirt from the cart and add the Dulce. I pull the trigger and check out. The order was made. No Stardust for me, no Sir! I was having me some Dulce!
Facts to support my side-trackedness: First, that it is a Collection piece. I'm not known to be a J.Crew Collection Collector, but I have a few pieces here and there. Second, the color and the hand-sequined applique sort of had me at hello. Third, a quick Google search tells me that only 12 others are in existence. Am I totally sold on that claim? Eehhh, don't know. But the skirt's description reads:
Then Buyers' Remorse set in. I thought, Dear Lord what did I just do? I was supposed to buy the Stardust, that's what I said I loved and here I am buying a skirt that #1, was never on my list, and #2, costs a fortune!
So I changed the order and cancelled the Dulce and ordered the Stardust. I felt I had wanted the Stardust more, I had thought out the Stardust purchase, I loved the color and its discreet sparkliness. But then the Dulce... how can one not love the Dulce?? It's questionable if there is room in my life for 2 sequin skirts (seriously, how many places could I truly go, how many events could I attend? I'm a Business Analyst, not exactly an A-Lister). But the idea of not seeing both IRL and having the option to choose just bugged me. Both skirts had great reasons behind them to come home to momma. & then I called the hubby, telling him of my indecisiveness. Let me just say, I normally do NOT go to Hubs to tell him anything of J.Crew orders, especially ones involving frivolous sparkly skirts that cost anything more than $5. (Hubs lives in that alternate universe my Grandpa lives in. The one where a Quarter still goes far and $5 better get you through the week).
The shocker: Hubs says to get them both! He says to order the Dulce. I follow through and diligently go back on the site to stake my claim. He counsels that if I don't like it, I can return it or sell it on eBay (I am not one of those rip-offy, high priced eBay sellers either - I'm a nice girl!). & then he says, if I like it, to keep it and be happy.
Do I seriously deserve this man? Am I really getting 2 sequined skirts? Did I just spend a small fortune tonight? To the first, gosh I hope so. To the others, OMFG, yes!