Went to the mall yesterday. After losing so much weight, I’m a little low on clothing. Not wanting to spend the national budget, I searched for bargains as many of the major department stores are having sales.
Laden with leaflets, coupons, special discount cards, brochures, etc. I headed into the mall and started looking. It was a disaster. It has simply been so long since I cared what I wore (read: back when I worked) that I have no clue what I should look for.
Last week, I managed to snag a nice pair of black trousers and two lightweight twin-set type cardigan sweaters. I have two skirts, several blouses, and one pair of black jeans. But that’s just not going to get me through. I need at least two more pair of trousers, another pair of jeans, a couple of pull-over sweaters, something in basic black in case somebody dies, (hey it happens) and a winter coat. That’s not even considering shoes. Did you know you lose weight in your feet??? I did.
Shopping has become very frustrating suddenly. The only item I am confident in purchasing is handbags and I have entirely too many of them already. As for the shoe issue, I read in the paper this morning that boots are in fashion this fall – but have you seen the heels on those puppies??? Yikes, I already broke my back…I don’t need to break a hip from stiletto-heeled boots.
At the opposite end of the boot spectrum are the ubiquitous Uggs. Ugh to the Uggs. I know…I know…the world has already tweeted me that they are the most comfortable shoe/boot thingies in the world. They’re also about $140. a pair. Ouch. What really caught my attention (speaking of Uggs) was how designers are getting into the Ugg craze. I saw in the paper this morning that Jimmy Choo has come out with a studded pair and they cost more than the current value of my house. I wondered if he (and I assume, not being fashion conscious, that Jimmy Choo is a “he”) was going to add his name or brand in any way to the Uggs — he could call them Juggs. No, maybe that’s not such a good idea. Perhaps I should look for some nice clogs instead.
Coats – what’s in style? I saw in a magazine that purple will be in for the next few years. Oh for the love of Pete — I abhor purple and it will be a cold day in you-kn0w-where before I pay big bucks for a purple coat. I like my coats to be dark brown, navy blue, or black because that goes with everything. Maybe I’ll just borrow Devoted Spouse’s old Camo Field Jacket (it only dates back to the VietNam war) and be done with it.
Now I realize I should have paid more attention in Home Economics class — that pesky sewing stuff would come in handy…sigh…