So mom and I headed out to Great Lakes Crossing Outlets last night around 8 so we could be there when it opened at 9. Yup, us and several thousand other people swarmed the place. It was ridiculous getting in – we were in the front of the crowd, so it wasn’t as scary, but the force of a few hundred people pushing you through a 1 double-door opening [because they hadn’t opened the other doors for some reason] is slightly terrifying. I thought I might be one of those people who gets trampled to death.
We decided to hit up the Victoria’s Secret Outlet first because I just knew that it would be really crowded in there, and it’s a good thing we did because there was a LINE with a security guard handing out totes and only allowing a certain amount of people in at a time. Whenever one person left, he let one person in. I am unashamed to say I bought more underwear for my already overfilled underwear box [and for Alyza for Christmas, ssshhh!], as well as – get this – TWO BRAS FOR $6.00 EACH.
When the girl at check out asked me if they were both D’s, I asked if that made a difference in price, and she said yes, they’re $6.00. And I said $6.00? And she said, yes, $6.00 and I said you said $6.00, not $16.00, right? And she said yes, $6.00. I about died. That was the best part of my night – followed closely by this couple who were at checkout for at least half an hour because they bought literally 12 bags, maybe more, of merch. I can’t even make this shit up. I took a picture of the pile they had going early on.
We hit up Gap Outlet afterwards because it was across the hall, and I got some nice knit work-type legging/pants and underwear for my brother for Christmas. Then we went to the Nike store and I almost bought this pair of shorts but I didn’t feel like standing in line for them – even though I ended up waiting in line with my mom cause she got herself some shirts and shoes. It was great in there though – they had a DJ blasting music and all I wanted to do was break it down.
We ate “fourth meal” around 1:30 AM or so – Panda Express! I was really disappointed that they didn’t have SweetFire chicken. The lady gave me orange chicken instead. I hate orange chicken. But it’s okay, because I had the Treasure Shrimp and the noodles were pretty delicious.
Finally, we stopped by Forever21 and my mom bought me my belated birthday present – this really pretty and simple black princess cut top and cream with semi-colorful leopard print dress, as well as this art nouveau style lightweight cardigan thing. It’s not really a cardigan though because it’s woven, not knit. It’s like an over…thing. Makes me look a bit old, but styled the right way, it’s gonna look fabulous. I bought myself some earrings, nail polish, and two necklaces that are apparently made for infant necks because they choke me. I have to extend them. Good thing I have supplies and tools to do that.
We went home after finding out that Bass Pro Shop didn’t open until 6 AM. I was pretty bummed about that. I wanted to get my dad a giftcard for Christmas from there because he loves fishing. And I also wanted to explore the store because it’s fun in there. It’s HUGE. On our drive out of the parking lot, I noticed there were cars parked on the grass. On the grass, people! Not enough parking spaces apparently – and Great Lakes Crossing is MASSIVE. O_O