Monday, July 30, 2012

What not to wear

A friend says it perfectly: mildew is a fatal condition for fabric. Oh yeah. I've reserved the zipcar for tomorrow when I will head out into god forsaken northern Virginia suburbia to begin the process of replacing my mildewed clothes. I think I'm going to REI first where I can get tank tops, teeshirts and pants that make sense for the way I live my life. Round one will be work clothes. Next I'll attempt buying a few nice pieces. The next level up after REI is probably Nordstrom or Macys. Those places give me the willies, but I can do this!

One thing that came to me while thinking about what is for me a monumental task - buying clothes - is that in the past I've taken along various friends who love to shop for clothes. My thinking was that somehow their affection for the process would rub off on me. Today I'm realizing the error in that logic. I need to go shopping with someone who shares my distaste for buying clothes, but wears nice clothes and looks good. Duh!

I wonder if I know anyone who looks good but hates clothes shopping. Hmmm.

As for the tattoo, I'm thinking about adding the marks that indicate vowels, a dot above the first and third letters, and a "T" under the first letter. It would be a slight alteration that might soften its appearance. Given my reaction to receiving this mark, I'm in no hurry to make the change. I'm just thinking about it.

Two more days to August. Ten days until Mercury goes direct. Bring it on.


Rebecca Clayton said...

Your plan seems sound--get your essentials at REI so you can cover yourself; then the pressure will be off selecting those "few nice pieces." Good luck!

I used to enjoy clothes shopping in Des Moines and Chicago, but hated it in Connecticut and suburban DC. You would think that national chains would have the same stuff everywhere, but there are regional differences. I guess you can take the girl out of Iowa, but you can't take Iowa out of the girl. (Funny, I never felt like I belonged there, and I lived on the East Coast longer than I ever did in Iowa.)

There is no clothes shopping here beyond Walmart and KMart, so I sew.

Reya Mellicker said...

Maybe that's the problem!

Rahree said...

i'd advise the macy's at the galleria - smaller, less overwhelming. (maybe just plain whelming).

Reya Mellicker said...


Nancy said...

This is one of those years where there were multiple things that I liked - but the last few years were drought years where clothes were concerned. Good luck in the hunt!

Steve Reed said...

Good luck on your shopping adventure! I'm not a fan of clothes shopping, but I don't look so good, either. :)