August 31, 2011
We women who enjoy clothes can usually justify a new purchase, and I have had lots of reasons to shop during the past year. Whether is was my best friend’s daughter’s wedding or my daughter’s best friend’s wedding I was buying a Milly dress here, a Lilly dress there and then came the Valentino. How I have loved my first Valentino dress!
Did I mention I have two daughters? Shopping, shopping, shopping.
Last week I was at a clothes show in a friend’s home and there she was ~ a cute sales rep wearing a skirt made from the same fabric as the window treatments in my family room.
What was she selling? SKIRTS!
A clever concept, the show offered three styles of skirts and hundreds of fabric samples, allowing customers to design their own skirts deliverable in two weeks. I sew but it didn’t stop me from spending $561.00 on three skirts.
After one more round of shopping a few days later at yet another home show, I had a new fall dress on order along with a $350.00 white cotton shirt. I have purchased $1,500 on a few items of clothing this month and wonder where the paycheck is going.
Then my youngest daughter, a new college graduate, announced she had landed her first job and needed clothes for work…….
I QUIT. PLEASE – STOP THE MADNESS! I know there is a better way to live and dress oneself and I plan to find it.
As far as I’m concerned I am finished buying myself clothes for a while – for a year.
I can sew.
I will sew.
I will sew clothes.
I will sew nice clothes for myself.
No more Valentinos.