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25 January 2011 @ 02:00 pm
So there.  

I was off to a depressingly slow start with writing this morning when I got an email notification that J. Peterman had updated its “last chance” department. Among the items with drastically reduced prices were the stunning tiered skirt and the high collared blazer. I declared that if I reached 1200 words by 10am I was damned well going to buy them.

Thirty minutes later, at 9:50am, I had written 850 words, which put me over 1500 for the day, and I damned well bought them. And the blousy shirt that goes with the skirt, which may not look good on me, but it was worth a shot. So there. I have no idea where I’m going to wear the skirt or blouse (besides P-Con, obviously), but I have an unhealthy love for coats and can certainly justify *it*, at least, as something I’ll actually wear pretty regularly. So there.

Also (not to lead the tempted into temptation or anything, but) that fabulous velvet evening gown that would look so good on pers1stence is on sale for a mere $90… ;)

I will now have to sell about 20 more copies of the short stories or Angles to cover my indiscretions, but just this once I DON’T CARE. So there. (Besides, at full price for the same indiscretions I’d have to sell nearly 50 more of them. So THERE!)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
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Laura Anne Gilman: s.u.r.i.suricattus on January 25th, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
lalalaIdon't heaaaaryou....

oooo, lookit!. Ahem. No. Just bought bookcase. Am Very Very Poor....
kitmizkit on January 25th, 2011 01:16 pm (UTC)
Doing simply dreadful things tooclanwilliam on January 25th, 2011 01:13 pm (UTC)
I am so tempted by that evening gown, but a) I have more evening gowns than I actually use, c) I am unsure of Peterman's sizes, and c) I am stoney broke, having just paid for P-Con flights.

So I shall console myself by admiring you in your fabulous new outfit at P-Con instead.
kitmizkit on January 25th, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
Peterman sizes run small, FWIW.

Yay for PCon!
Doing simply dreadful things tooclanwilliam on January 25th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
And they're US sizes, so a size 14 US is roughly equivalent to a size 16 UK?
kitmizkit on January 25th, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
I think so. They do have a size chart thing at http://www.jpeterman.com/c/sizingW.html
mikaela_lmikaela_l on January 25th, 2011 01:36 pm (UTC)
Catie, I am blaming you for the pants and the Merino Sweater I bought on sale for 50 dollar each. ( Or, well. My *wallet* is blaming you) :) I just hope they fit. sigh. I gambled for Medium, since that covers my normal size AND the next one.
kitmizkit on January 25th, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC)
I accept the blame wholeheartedly!
Mary Annepers1stence on January 25th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
oh dear.......oh dear oh dear oh dear........
Mary Annepers1stence on January 25th, 2011 02:19 pm (UTC)
Re: temptation
my wallet's saving grace here is that they don't seem to have any left in my size....
kitmizkit on January 25th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
Re: temptation
OH, damn. That's the trouble with the last chance department, of course. I've been saved by that grace a few times myself. :)
silkiemom on January 25th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
None in my size!

And I still really, really, really don't need an evening gown.

Since I don't have any place to wear it.

But I think you should get it. :)
kitmizkit on January 25th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
Because *I* have somewhere to wear an evening gown? :)
silkiemom on January 25th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Sure! You live the glamorous life of a writer! Red carpet galas! Balls in your honor! That sort of stuff.
madmiss on January 25th, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, that skirt is so pretty!

The only think I would think of getting is the nightgown. For the sole purpose of flouncing around the house in...
Rachierachie203 on January 25th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
They should give you some sort of referral credit. I'm completely in love with that coat. I resisted at first (habit) then reminded myself that as of this week I've lost 50 lbs, and if that doesn't deserve a reward then what the heck does? The fact that they had it in my size sealed the deal. I did a little happy dance when I submitted my order. :D

I will admit the dress tempts me, but since I'm hoping to lose a few more inches before I have anywhere to wear it, I talked myself out of it.
kitmizkit on January 25th, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
I think giving me referral credit is a *great* idea! :)

And congratulations on the weight loss! Wow, that's fantastic and *definitely* deserving of a reward! And the great thing about coats is they keep right on fitting for plenty of downward sizing if you lose more weight! *cheers you*!
Rachie: dancing shoesrachie203 on January 26th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's been a battle, but slow and steady wins the race. Or at least that's what I tell myself when things are progressing slowly. A few more sizes and I can justify some more Peterman items - I'll tell them to credit you. :)
deliiriadeliiria on January 25th, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
I love the product descriptions. love.
kitmizkit on January 25th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's at least 75% of the delight of J. Peterman. :)
shui_longshui_long on January 25th, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC)
That is a totally splendid coat - but why is it described as a "blazer"? Surely a blazer is a short jacket; so named after the scarlet jackets worn by members of the Lady Margaret Boat Club at Cambridge.
kitmizkit on January 25th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
I have no idea. I wouldn't have called it a blazer either. :)
Alix (Tersa): Arwen Reading (tersa)tersa on January 25th, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
I'm planning on buying Angles sometime before you take it off the table, but as you may have noticed, this month is kicking my ass.

So, there's at least one sale of the 20 to defray your 'indiscretion'. (So sad there's no tawdry story to go with that word *giggle* :)
Geek of Weird Shit: sensualgows on January 26th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
*has blazer lust*
Miss Mayvalancymay on January 26th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
I swear I dreamt about that jacket last night. And it was on sale there, too. But it didn't look very good on me.