Saturday, April 23, 2005

Fashion Don't

Sorry....I've been blogging in my head for about a week & a half. Naturally, I can't remember any of that stuff, so I'll just wing it.

I had a friend come in from out of town for a couple of days. She wanted to go to lunch, and then do "some shopping". First of all, let me say that I am NOT a shopper. When I go to a store or the mall, I usually have something in mind. I go and find it, I buy it & then I get the hell out of Dodge. My mother-in-law is famous for the "wander around and buy nothing" approach to shopping and it drives me NUTS! And she does it ALL THE TIME! Argh! Why are we at the mall again?

So anyway, my friend and I had a lovely lunch which included two glasses of wine each and split a "piece" of chocolate cake that was about the size of an entire cake. Then it was off to wander super-expensive stores where I intended to buy nothing. Holy cow. PLEASE remind me to never go shopping with her again. Over the course of three hours, we went to three whole stores, where my friend tried on loads of clothes and bought nothing. She did put things on hold at each store, though. I didn't even look around much, because I was certainly not going to spend that kind of money on clothing when I'm wearing 3 sizes larger than normal right now. Hell, even at my THINNEST I wouldn't shop in those stores. I am WAY too cheap. Even if I won the lottery, I would still shop at Target. I'd just buy alot more!

So the fashion "don't" I was referring to would be the prairie skirt. You couldn't swing a dead cat in these high end stores without hitting one! What..is..up..with..that?!?! I was leafing through some entertainment magazine awhile back and they had a page showing several stars wearing this latest "fashion". It turns out that no matter how thin and gorgeous you are, prairie skirts STILL make you look dumpy! At least I was able to once and for all prove to myself that I am no slave to "trendy" fashions! It'll be a cold day in hell before I wear one of those. My favorite part was when I saw these items for WELL over $100 in these stores.

My friend succumbed to the lure of current fashion and bought one. I'm sure she'll be happy with her purchase. More for her.

Anyway, after a big lunch, two glasses of wine, enough chocolate to choke a horse and three hours of aimless shopping, I felt as though I had survived a savage beating. Literally. I think I'll stick to Wal-Mart, Target, Old Navy and Kohls for now...at least until the Thin Fairy arrives and my Money Tree blooms.

I feel ya on the shopping thing. Ugh. And prairie skirts? Absolutely no way!
I hate clothes shopping, too! I have the opposite problem of you - I am pregnant and have no desire to invest $$$ in clothes knowing full well, I will have to turn around and buy yet bigger ones in a few months. At least you will be going down in size, right? :-)
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