DSW designer shoes- La Jolla store


8657 Villa La Jolla Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037

Ph# (858)657-0314


Tonite I stopped by the DSW store in my neighborhood. I had a $20 rewards coupon from them that was on the verge of expiring– my plan was to take a quick scan thru the place and if I found something– great– and if not- oh well. I had a vision of some black boots in my head but not so sure the shopping karma would be on my side.

There were many rows of Fall-worthy boots. And karma was with me when I found several options in black & in the size 7 that I needed. Success! The best part was when I saw the price was marked $59. Fabulous for my pocketbook and even better when I figured in the $20 coupon. This “accidental shopping trip” was turning out pretty good!

So, I made my way to the cashier ready to hand over my coupon and credit card. Mentally I was guessing I’d be spending about $43 with taxes included. When the cashier told me $53- I was confused but chalked it up to a long day and maybe I didn’t read the sign right? Needless to say I allowed myself to keep quiet, follow along and just pony up the $53. Thank you-good bye- end of story?? Uh… No.

I packed up my wallet, calmly put away my credit card, picked up my shopping bag and decided to take a detour on the way out the door. Did I really read that sign so wrong?? Turns out I’m not crazy that sign really did say $59! Which means I was over charged! What to do? Easy answer for me– I danced back over to the cashier to tell her my findings. She was sure I was wrong and sure her magical scanner was right. The good news is- I really can read numbers & the sign said $59. Looks like that scanner wasn’t so perfect after all.

At this point in the story I have to give a big shout out to my local DSW store here in La Jolla. They honored the sign that was posted $59 for my fabulous black boots, allowed me to use the $20 rewards coupon and credited me back for their error. Thus, my boots really did come out to $39.95 before taxes. A happy ending!

Bottom line- there are lots of really cute Fall boots at DSW right now. In fact I have my eye on 2 more pair. Here is a photo of the black boots I purchased tonite.


How to Buy a Waterproof Jacket

How to Buy a Waterproof Jacket

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If you intend to participate in outdoor activities frequently, then it is a good idea to invest in a waterproof jacket. When you’re outside, there is always a chance that the weather can transition from sun and clouds to showers and rain. A waterproof jacket will prevent your clothes from being soaked, thus keeping you warmer and reducing the chances of you catching pneumonia or hypothermia. Knowing how to buy a waterproof jacket is important, however, as some jackets will be better suited for certain activities. Here are some guidelines for choosing the right waterproof jacket for your needs.


  1. Determine which outdoor activities you’ll be participating in. Waterproof jackets that are designed for outdoor activities come in 3 main types: rambling, trekking, and snowsports. It is important to purchase the jacket type that matches your activity type, or else it may not be as effective at keeping you dry.
  • Rambling waterproof jackets are designed for lowland walking. They are designed to be lightweight and easily portable, which means that these jackets are perfect for those who will not be outside for a long time. Choose a rambling jacket if you are just going to be hiking, running, or simply staying outside for a summer day trip.
  • Trekking waterproof jackets are designed for dedicated weather protection. They are created using heavier materials and more technical designs, which means that these jackets are typically overkill for the casual hiker. However, if you are going to be in harsh weather for a long time, particularly in the mountains, then this is the jacket type for you.
  • Snowsports waterproof jackets are designed for intense and extreme winter conditions. These jackets have a highly specialized design that keeps the wearer protected in extremely cold and snowy conditions. If you participate in rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, or extreme snowsports, then this is the jacket for you.
  • Choose a jacket with a hood. The human body loses approximately 30 percent of its body heat through the head, and if you’re going to be in a situation where you need a waterproof jacket, then you’ll be wanting to retain as much heat as you can. Some jackets have hoods that are detachable, which is a great feature if you don’t want to be bothered by a hood until you really need it.
  • Choose a jacket with zips and vents. Zips are great for your convenience, allowing you to put on and take off your jacket quickly and easily. Some jackets come equipped with zips and vents on the underarms, which helps prevent your body from overheating during outdoor activity.
  • Choose a jacket with pocket storm flaps. In the case of heavy rain, storm flaps will keep your pockets dry and prevent anything inside from being damaged by water.
  • Choose a jacket with drawcords. Drawcords allow you to customize the fit of your jacket to your body, and you can adjust them on the fly while you’re in the outdoors. By adjusting the fit of your jacket, you will be able to run, climb, or hike with more comfort and less impairment.


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