Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Today I made the mistake of "having a peek" at the Anthropologie website.
"Oh, I will just have a little peek. A little look. A haphazard glance," I tell myself. Yeah right.
I am now suddenly so excited for fall and pumpkins and boots and warm colors and, and, and...clothes. New clothes for fall. It is a throwback to the excitement of back-to-school shopping. The truth is, I am really enjoying living in the summer season right now and not at all ready for fall, but that darn website plays with my mind. I will show you the culprits that really did it to me.
Last but not least, these boots. THESE BOOTS! I have decided that I am going to treat myself to some nice boots this fall. I always talk myself out of it because I don't want to spend the cash, but I think the time has come. Perhaps owning one nice pair of boots, instead of 5 cheap pairs that fall apart, will pay off in the end.
That reminds me of a story. My first year out of college I got a job working at my Dad's company. They have a pretty strict "business" dress code and I was doing my best to look nice with my just-out-of-college budget. One day I walked past my Dad's office and I heard him call me in so I stopped.
"What's up?" I asked.
He didn't reply but was just sitting there looking me up and down.
"What!!?!?!" I impatiently asked again.
He finally answered, with a mix of sympathy and judgment, "You really need some new clothes."
I was instantly offended because a) it was rude, b) it was coming from my DAD and c) I was pretty much broke and new clothes were not in the picture.
"Okay Dad, great. Thank you," I replied in the snarkiest of fashions. I began to walk away when I heard him say, "Well, if you need some money for new clothes I would be happy to help."
Now, usually I would be overjoyed that my Dad offered me money for new clothes, with no strings attached, BUT, in my hot-headed 21-year-old daughter brain, I was simply too offended to accept his offer since he had so severely and unjustly insulted me. Silly little daughter brain - it knows not what it does.
So, hey Dad - if you're reading this, I could always take you up on your offer now, if you like (see above)! :)
Have a great Wednesday everyone!