Friday, October 26, 2012
A Wonderful Wednesday
Sometimes I just need to sit around in my pajamas til 9 a.m. drinking coffee and watching Will and Grace. But then me being me I had a whole slew of things I wanted to do. But I also need a list to follow because of my self-diagnosed attention deficit disorder. I can't just give one thing my undivided attention; I have to multi-task at warp speed. It is the same reason I am always reading 4 books at once. My To Do list looked something like this:
Pick up house
Watch a Movie
Send thank you cards
Buy birthday cards
You get the picture. The main thing I wanted to do was organize my walk-in closet (an ongoing project/disaster area) watch a movie and waste time on Pinterest. I wasn't able to find the time for a movie mainly because I was watching multiple episodes of Sex and the City and Beverly Hills 90210 all while working on the closet, Facebooking, checking my work email, shredding old bills and picking up the house.
I somehow made it to Clothes Mentor with some designer handbags that I no longer carry. I have about 40 to 50 Coach bags from the early to mid-2000s that I decided I should really try to cash in on because I really only carry one of my old Louis Vuittons or the newest Kate Spade I have picked up. I took 5 Coach bags with me, 2 fall coats and one top from Anthropologie. I have to admit I felt kind of judged and under the microscope as they evaluated my things. They told me to come back in 30 minutes so I did some other shopping at Francesca's (found some cute things!) When I came back the clerk told me they couldn't accept my leopard Guess coat because it was missing a button nor the Arden B I found in Seattle because it was missing a size tag. Really? Anyone could clearly tell it is a medium! The Anthropologie top had a spot on it (I think I can wash that out!). So 3 rejections. And then two more rejections as 2 of my Coach bags were too "worn". Sigh!
They did accept 3 of my bags but they only gave me $60 total which granted is more than I would probably make at a garage sale. But one of the bags I clearly remember paying $400 for and I bought it while on vacation in Southern California and it's sparkly so I had a momentary pang about selling it so cheap. But it has been sitting in my closet for the past 4 years so I may as well put my purses to work and have them make me some money - to support the new bags coming in--like those 2 kate spades I just purchased. I think Clothes Mentor is better than consignment because you don't have to wait for the item to sell--they give you cash up front. I think I will take in some more items but next time I will be ready for the rejection and also now I will know what some of the requirements are (size tags? really?).