I have holes in my pants. The newest jeans I own are 2+ years old. When I sit cross-legged at work I can see my thighs peeking out from the in-seams. Not classy. The only hot-weather items I own are the dresses I bought from Target for our honeymoon last year and I’ve pretty much been wearing the same thing every weekend (which isn’t so bad… it just starts to feel like pajamas) because this is the first real summer I’ve had in 5 years!
I need clothes. It’s driving me bonkers to be wearing the same old (OLD!) stuff every week and just not feeling fabulous. I got lucky because I worked a shit ton of overtime and double time last month and in my last paycheck I scored an extra 500 bucks (after taxes… womp). So yesterday I was all about the shopping. Kamel picked me up after work and we took off to an outdoor mall up north to shop till I dropped. On the list: Nordstrom, Anth, and Michael Stars because he is kind of layering/workable t-shirts.
I had a feeling things weren’t going to go well when Michael Stars was not at all what I expected. It was beachyx10000 up in there. Maxi dresses that were way overprized and ridiculously long, itty bitty tank tops or tunics with patterns way too mature for my youthful spirit. Everything was way more expensive than I remembered and all kind of one note: cotton, bright, beachy. Where were the textures? The poofy sleeves? The WHIMSY?! I got two v-neck t-shirts that are quality enough to wear to work and comfortable enough to wear on the weekends. Next stop: Anthropologie.
Anth is one of my happy places. I love it there. I wish my house looked just like a store, I would camp there if it wasn’t weird, my bedroom would be the dressing rooms. And! They were having a big sale. Score 2 points for me. Except… no. I was totally and completely uninspired! Money burning a whole in my pocket and uninterested in the overly-flowy options. The beachy-beading that has no place in my real life, the backless dresses that will show my bra, the overly sheer tunics that would look great with leggings if it weren’t for the see-through-ness. Grumble!!! I walked out without even trying anything on! It was that frustrating.
Nordstrom would save me though, right? I would find something and all would be well, I would buy jeans and a dress maybe (maybe something for our anniversary plans? A fancy dress? Maybe?!) and we would go home triumphant.
But no. Nordstrom was under construction and TBD, Savvy, and Point of View was all mixed up one tiny corner. The itmes they had were awful! It was either ridiculous Free People unwearable items or borderline swimwear! I tried on jeans but the people were not helpful and as I’m shimmy-ing into pair after pair I was no longer feelin’ it. The end. We left and went and had pizza.
Is every store between seasons right now? Is everything in utter shambles?! I’m still so bummed to not have anything new and pretty to play with today, nothing interesting or fresh to choose for work, nothing to figure out shoes for. Nada.
But this happens sometimes to me. Sometimes I’m all geared up for the hunt of shopping, I have the time and the money – and it’s just not my day. There is nothing to be done. No matter how many places you go, no matter how in shape you may be, no matter how much money you have – you are not going to find a thing. Talk about first world problems, I know, I know… but man! it sucks!
I know Claire’s had some major success in shopping lately – have you? What’s your favorite new item? I need to live vicariously (mope!).