Saturday, February 7, 2009


Today I went shopping. I shopped for over three hours.

I was not pleased.

You see, I bought those expensive (expensive EXPENSIVE) jeans a while back. They are absolutely wonderful and pretty much worth the expense. Yet, I am having a hard time finding cute and sexy shirts to wear with them.

Because I normally wear dresses, I have a hard time feeling feminine in pants. So I try to wear only my most feminine shirts with pants. And as of right now, I am sorely lacking feminine shirts.

So today I went on an adventure to find them.

And do you know what I bought? Nothing.

I see that as a good thing and a bad thing. But mostly a good thing.

I went to several stores: two fancypants stores downtown to check out the sales, Nordstrom Rack, a vintage store in Pike Place Market, Macy's, Anthropologie, The Gap, Old Navy, another vintage store on Capitol Hill and Value Village. This was a nice range of prices and selections. But I still found nothing.

In the past couple of years I have decided that I am only going to buy things that I absolutely love. There is no point in me buying something that I do not feel absolutely amazing in. If it makes me feel boyish or fat or unattractive I don't get it. It must be beautiful, flattering and almost perfect. Otherwise, what is the point?

Clothing and the way I dress is extremely important to me. I was talking to a friend about this today. I am not an artist, yet I express myself daily through what I wear. My creativity comes through my clothes. If I am going to buy something, it must fit the message that I want to convey exactly.

So, the search for a perfect shirt to go with my expensive jeans rages on. And that is okay.

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