Last night I had a dream that JCPenney was closing. They were having an amazing going-out-of-business sale and it made me so sad. I love Penney's and their $10 off coupons that they send to me in the mail. So this morning I had an urge to go shopping before I even woke up. I had planned my trip all out while I was half-asleep. But once I was out of bed I looked at the newspaper and what I saw on the front page made me reconsider.
Last night two New Mexico towns held the nation's lowest temperature of -36 degrees, and a shortage of natural gas has left 32,000 New Mexico homes without heating. The state has never experienced a situation like this before so it is uncertain when heating services will be restored. The governor declared a state of emergency and sent all unessential state workers home. Public schools and universities have been closed most of the week, but many shopping malls are still functioning normally. I find it unethical that businesses are using natural gas to keep their shops at a comfortable 70+ degrees, while people are lowering their home thermostats and thousands of homes are left without any heating at all. So I decided to boycott shopping for the day. This boycott lasted about 2 hours because I was called into work...in a shopping mall. On a friday afternoon with all the kids out of school, business was booming. I guess few people had the same idea I did.
On a lighter note, check out my new purse I ordered from Aldo a few weeks ago. I really like the quality and design, but it's a bit too small for me, so I may be returning it.
Parka: Ross // Vest: JCPenney, $10 // Dress: Francesca's Collections, $38
Shorts: Old Navy // Tights: Forever 21 // Socks: Gift // Boots: Gift