at the height of christmas shopping this year, i am forcing myself to refrain from buying these things for me instead of spending money on gifts for others. i sent a few hints to my brothers, hoping they'll pick something up for me. everything pictured is, of course, on sale. most expensive item is the pair of shoes, running at $169. there's no doubt i won't be heading to the men's section to look for something for my brothers and maybe my dad. (he doesn't really do sweaters anyway...)

i'm terrified of going out to the malls today. last minute shoppers and long lines. good thing a few friends are going out for a bar crawl in NE. look forward to a few snapshots from tonight.