Monday, June 21, 2010
The Moral Of The Story...
Air conditioning is not my friend.
I am always freezing cold. My husband and kids are always sweating and hot.
So who loses?
Me, of course.
My store is always frigidly cold too.
If people start saying it's hot in there, you can bet that I am actually feeling pretty comfy.
Naturally, despite the nearly 100 degree temps we had here in NJ on Sunday, I dressed in layers so I could remain as comfortable as possible.
It is the only way I can survive living and working in arctic blasts of a/c.
I mentioned the other day how I will snatch up goodies at work as soon as we receive them.
When a fabulous item emerges from it's plastic wrapping, the thrill of the hunt pumps through my veins and I become quite impulsive.
On Friday, we received these marled short sleeve sweaters that are simply adorable.
Especially one in a cream and heather grey color that I spied in my stockroom.
I grabbed my size and put it on hold to buy before I went home for the day.
I envisioned it with wide leg white chinos and soft grey long sleeve t, some summery sandals and fabulous jewelry.
As I worked and my mind was racing at 100 miles an hour, it dawned on me that I already owned a cream summer sweater.
One I bought from the Limited a few years back.
And I haven't worn in just as long.
So I put back the tempting new sweater due to my realization, which ran deeper than just over this new receipt.
I have too much stuff.
Stuff I never wear because there is always something newer, better...being surrounded by clothing all day long is actually my kryptonite.
So the moral of the story is this:
Maybe I need to actually put into action the whole plan that began this blog in the first place.
You know, stop shopping.
Make good with what I have.
And now seems like the best time to do it.
I mean, let's face it, this is really my blog.
It's taken me a while to admit it, but Steph is too busy with wedding prep to write anymore.
Maybe it's time to give this blog a little facelift.
Maybe it's time to test my willpower and endurance.
Maybe, just maybe...it's time for me to be really Shopping The Closet.
Does thrifting count?
l/s tee: jcrew
ring: arden b