Wednesday, July 27, 2011


In the next few weeks we're heading on a mini-vacation. Because of that - I decided it was time to treat myself to a little retail therapy.

I used to love shopping. I could've done it for an entire day.

Yesterday, it was overwhelming & almost stressful. For the following reasons:

  1. I am so out-of-touch with the "fashion world". I don't even know what is "hip" or "in" these days. My time is most spent with a 24 year old male (my husband). When I'm not with him, my time is spent with predominantly geriatric clients on a cardiac floor.
  2. I wear "Galaxy Blue" scrubs to work every day.
  3. My method of "spicing" up my outfit is to wear fun styles of socks with my scrubs. (My favorite is my orange argyle plaid socks)
  4. Malls are irritating. Period. That's a blog in itself.
  5. My favorite outfit to wear is running shorts and a race-back tank paired with a nice pair of Mizunos.
  6. While some people refer to media such as magazines to keep "up on the times" with fashion. Martha Stuart Living does not provide me with a knowledge on "What Not to Wear". did give great instructions on how to "create a potted forest" or "How to cut up a watermelon so it doesn't wobble"
Every time I go shopping, I find myself saying "I can't wait for this phase to grow out. These clothes are so lame."

And yesterday it dawned on me....

Maybe it's not the clothes that are lame. Maybe it's ME that's lame.

So I left the Mall yesterday feeling rather irritated. Returned home. And decided house-shopping (which we've been doing frequently lately) is far more fulfilling than clothes shopping. You don't have to worry about the granite counter tops making your ass look big. It's a simple like or dislike.


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Aww, you are not lame! I enjoy having new clothes but I actually do not enjoy shopping (this will not surprise mom one bit). Luckily I have Brooke. We go shopping 4 times a year. She picks everything out, I try it on, buy it, and we are out of the mall in like 45 minutes. It's pretty amazing how efficient we all.

You have such an easy body to dress, I would take one for the team and take you shopping if I lived close by!

Marlys said...

I agree with Lisa - your body would be a charm to dress! Now you have an understanding of how much I hate shopping! I think that is why I have such a limited wardrobe! Have a fun mini-vacation!