Every year, around this time, I start to get the itch. No, I’m not talking about some kind of personal problem (because you know if I was I’d say it outright. I don’t have any issues with talking about private stuff! TMI? Puh-shaw!). I’m referring to the need…the need for speed – shopping!
As the weather starts to turn and Spring shows it’s pretty face, I get very disenchanted with all the clothes in my closet and immediately want to donate them all and start over with a whole new wardrobe. It’s like, ok, enough with the turtlenecks, sweaters, cardigans and boots already. Let’s bust out those cute T’s, shorts, capris, and best of all, strappy heels! But not the same old spring/summer clothes that I’ve worn year after year – I want new stuff!
I rarely go shopping and buy clothes for myself. Every once in a while I’ll buy a shirt here or a pair of jeans there, but there has to be a good reason for it. I can’t justify buying new clothes when we’re trying to save for a new house, pay off bills, and take care of our daughter unless it’s absolutely necessary. My most recent purchase was a new bra and I only bought that because the old one wasn’t giving me the support I needed (see what I mean about TMI?). My next most recent purchase before that was a dressy cardigan and tank to wear to the office Christmas Party.
I would love – LOVE! – to have someone give me a shopping spree and tell me to go buy whatever I want, wherever I want. Target? Kohls? Pish-posh! Go to Ann Taylor, White House | Black Market and Banana Republic. Buy yourself some clothes that not only look nice, fit right and are of the latest styles, but are also made well so they last forever. And while we’re at it, here’s a personal stylist too. And make-up artist. And hair stylist. And personal chef. And Jillian Michaels to give you that 6-pack you’ve been wanting.
What? Might as well ask for what I really want! Oprah, if you’re reading this (and I mean come on, you know she totally is), please make my dreams come true!
In the meantime, I’ll have to be content to wear my same old clothes and try to think of new ways to wear them. Look out officemates, you might see me mixing plaid with polka dots or green with purple just to liven things up a bit!