Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I did manage a trip or two to the mall with my neighbor and her daughter and we seem to be drawn each time to J Crew. I have never been much of a J Crew shopper only this year their colors and so exciting and I really like the casual chic looks they have going on. I especially like the adorable panama hat adorning the displays around the stores right now.
So I just got back from a little beach getaway last weekend with my 17 year old sister and you know we had to do a little shopping. Window shopping that is. We rolled into J Crew and I asked her what she thought about the hats and her response was that we just aren't trendy or cool enough to pull it off. This coming from a 17 year old fashionista I had to listen. At least she said we not you. Only when I got home I kicked myself for bowing down to peer pressure. Who is really the 17 year old in this relationship and why am I listening to my sister when I am twice her age? Granted she does have way more style at the moment only I really liked that hat. She also said I remind her of Whitney from The Hills so I don't really know if that is a compliment or what. I guess looking like a 22 year old after just having a baby must be a good thing? See there goes the 17 year old in me again. Mabybye I should just start reading Teen Vogue and call it a day.
Today I jumped online to see if I could make the hat my own. So what if I won't look as cool as the J Crew girls who are perfectly styled. Around here as long as I am in something other than a sorority t shirt and the latest pajama pants with something adorned on the a*$ I should be good. Now explain to me why it is $58 seriously J Crew? I love you only I just can't justify it with the sales tax and shipping it was almost $80 which even for this fashion junkie is way too much to spend. Especially now with furloughs and house shopping and oh yeah my lack of paid employment.
So long J Crew panama hat. Our relationship was brief only I won't forget you. I hope to find one of your cheaper cousins somewhere else in the retail market. So go have fun with the stylish tweens without expenses and babies and I will stay inside the comfort of my house a little longer until I make my grand entrance to the world of hair and makeup and style once again someday soon.