Sep 27, 2016

Costco. Bettina Liano. Daiso.

It's been months in the planning, today's trip to Costco.  It used to be so easy to either stop off on the way home from where I used to work.  Then I used to make a day trip out of it with the then Toddler SSG when riding in a trolley was still a novelty he wanted to last forever.  But since we've moved (and I now have a very independent and agile Preschooler on my hands) the only safe and sane way of tackling Costco is to do it on my own on a weekday.  Which I just did, armed with a shopping list that's been in progress since the last time I visited all those months ago.


The catering rolls of food wrap have been stowed away (I find their size and the thunk they make on the bench top every time I use them deeply satisfying), I've squirrelled away three dozen biros in my work bag and the grown ups chocolate jars have been refilled and rehidden in the pantry.  It was the highlight of my day finding those snack sized Butterfingers today.  Coming a close second was the half hour I spent this morning ironing name labels into all 15 items of my latest order from Next for Preschooler SSG.


It's all a bit different at Costco these days.  Trolleys now have to be paid for, Aldi style.  Fortunately, it's not as much of a hassle getting your coin back because there are return keys chained to every trolley return bay in the car park.



The number one item on my list was the Kirkland brand of ground cinnamon.  It's a steal at $3.99 for a jar that's just over 300g.  I've seen other brands sold for double this at stores like About Life without any clarity as to the country of origin of the cinnamon used.  I'm convinced that Vietnamese cinnamon has a sweeter and richer taste.



It wouldn't be a trip to Costco without me shopping beyond my list, would it?  Do you remember Bettina Liano jeans?   Unfortunately, the label went into liquidation in 2015 but you can find her logo-ed Ts and denim shorts at Costco as of now.


Just under $20 for a pair of denim shorts.  I couldn't walk past an offer like that.  The denim has a nice weight to it too.  I ended up buying a pair in black because all my other summer denim is blue or white.  Props to the girl next to me who reckoned we could both try on our pairs over our jeggings rather than chancing it by stretching a pair over our clothes and hoping for the best,  It worked first go for both of us.



I will leave you with the lastest in clothes pegs from Daiso.  Our laundry will be drying in the breeze this season from under my new Mickey Mouse pegs.

Do you own a pair of Bettina Liano jeans?  I can't remember whether this was The Label in Australian denim before or after Sass&Bide?  I'm feeling my age just posing this question.


9 comments:

  1. Oh those shorts were such a bargain! I think I'm going to need to buy a pair or two of shorts for summer as I'm having no luck finding my non-maternity ones! Although I never owned any Bettina Liano I'd heard nothing but good things about the brand :)

    Still haven't made it to Costco here, it's a bit of a drive (over an hour) from our place.

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    1. Thanks for the Bettina feedback, Micah!

      Costco is often worth the effort. Especially if you love the idea of bulk daily essentials as much as I do. Despite our small household, I always manage to fill the car each time I go.

      SSG xxx

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  2. I once tried on a pair of Bettina jeans. They did things to define and uplift my buttocks that 6 months of spin classes probably could not. Alas, I didn't buy a pair.

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    1. Thank goodness I got those jeans, then. Don't have time for spin.

      SSG xxx

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  3. I owned lots of Bettina Liano - about 2001/2002 I think?? It does make me feel a little old. She did very good jeans back in the day though.

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    1. Thanks for the fact check, AFW! I am refusing to give in to my own feelings of oldness.

      SSG xxx

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  4. Definitely makes me think of the Vogue Forum when i think of Bettina Liano and Sass & Bide jeans!

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    1. I know, right! Those were the days over at the VF. It's just not the same these days. Makes me a bit teary for the glory days of Alannah Hill too...

      SSG xxx

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  5. Trips to Costco are dangerous - I always spend an absolute fortune there....its marketing genius

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