I just got some new shoes. My old Vans were wearing out and letting water in. I can still use them come dry and warm weather this summer, but for the time being, I needed something new.
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I wore both pink AND red today. And then I proceeded to spill coffee on myself about 15 minutes into my work day. I laughed at the imperfections of reality.
Or at least that is what I tell myself. The last few weeks, I have been in a state of fear every time I go to the grocery store. I am to scared to attempt the Library. Why? Because I keep setting off the “shop lifter detectors” It started a couple of Saturdays ago when, of all places, I walked into the post office. Yeah, a federal building, and set off the alarms. They just told me to come on in. (I guess this happens quite frequently, thus defeating the entire purpose)
After that it was the grocery store on my way into the store. I told the guy at the check out, he said it was probably my phone. Which I found really strange because my phone had never set anything off before.
After at least 4 total times setting off the alarms, I just could not figure out what the problem was.
Then I did my laundry. Turns out I had two relatively new pairs of jeans from the Gap. When I bought them, they deactivated them, but there is this label on the inside that says “please remove before wearing or washing” You are supposed to cut this label off. oops. Turns out I did not and that was the “anti theft” device that was setting off all the alarms.
I was quite relieved because I had started to wonder if it was some kind of medical item that is in me because of my heart surgeries. My roommie & I got a good laugh at me and my anti-theft-alarm-setting-off jeans.
I got this super cute skirt at the mall a few months ago (I may have even blogged about it) but I have been unsuccessful in finding a suitable shirt to wear with it. My “sister-in-law to be” & I even checked out the mall again this week with no luck.
Finally on Friday, I went back to Old Navy and found a shirt that might just work. It was on sale, but still cost a pretty penny. When I got home and tried it on with the skirt, it was still too long. (The skirt has a nice belt. If I wear a long shirt and it covers the belt, it looks really frumpy.)
So I decided to cut the shirt myself. I must have taken 5 inches off it. Then I also decided to take the trim on the sleeves so it would match. Not conventional, but it worked. The shirt is linen, so it looked like that was just the style.
So I hate shopping. I usually have a very good idea in my head about what I want. I walk in a store, scan for the item. If I don’t see it I turn around and walk out. If I see a possibility, I go look at the item.
Last week I purchased a very nice skirt for a summer wedding I will be attending. Then yesterday I decided to go find a shirt to wear with it. I was very unsuccessful. I did buy a pair of cargo pants (I have never had a quality pair before) and an additional REALLY cute skirt. Got home, realized I have a shirt in my closet that will work with the first skirt.
Then I started thinking about the second skirt. No shoes or shirt to match. Today I headed back to the store, bought a nice shirt and finally found a pair of shoes.
Went home and the shirt & shoes actually go MUCH better with the first skirt. So now I have one outfit and one skirt that still needs a nice shirt to wear with it. At least I have something nice & new to wear to church on Sunday.
I repeat. I hate shopping.