Did anyone else get this dangerous missive from Anthropologie in your inbox yesterday?
I usually ignore Anthropologie's emails. Too often I leave the store's website brokenhearted, longing for a $300 party dress or $70 shirt that is very pretty but entirely impractical for a Deal Diva budget.
This time, though, the Anthro dream seemed attainable. How much of a splurge could lounge pants really be?
So I clicked. And look what I found! Adorable, never-before-seen patterns and color combinations promising hours of positive do-nothingness over a long Thanksgiving weekend.
I saw myself by a fire, reading French cafe poetry and sipping warm apple cider. I dreamed of endless mornings with peppermint lattes and a kitty cat to pat.
Natch, I snapped out of it. Thanks, price tags! Their pajama shorts start at $38, and the prices increase with the length. Capris are $48, and pants are $58 and $78 and beyond.
Just bonkers, right? But I should have known "cozy down" is code for "pony up" in Anthro world.
Let's explore some alternatives.
Forever 21 has these lusty leopard loungers for $11.80...
...and these satin Hello Kitty pants for $19.80. Shopping cart, meet satin cats.
Target has Nick and Nora poppy pants for $17.99...
... and this Gilligan & OMalley thermal printed pair for $12.99.
This isn't to mention all of the lazywear you can find at Walmart, TJ Maxx and Marshalls.
Point is: Don't shell out for the Anthro fantasy.
Deal Diva Katie
Photos: Screen shots from my inbox and Anthropologie's website, Forever 21, Target.