Tomorrow morning we are having family photos done with the trusty husband’s whole family.? To prepare for the event, and let me tell you it is a bit of an ordeal, Derek and I decided we needed haircuts.? Then we thought we needed new outfits.? We decided that after our haircut appointments (this morning) we would head over to the mall (in Olympia) to do some shopping.
We arrived at our haircut appointments on time.? A miracle itself.? Two hours later the trusty husband walked out with a free haircut and me looking a little like Posh Spice,? but a little less crack whorie.? I would post photos, but I haven’t taken any yet.
The mall here has gone some expansions in the past few years so we were sure the selection would be much better than in years past.?? Wow!? Were we wrong.? We dined on a fabulous new restaurant, called i. talia, and then walked over to the mall.? First stop, the Gap.? I tried on a pair of jeans that made my ass look the size of Rhode island (note to self, fewer cookies in the new year) and a baby doll type sweater.? The sweater was so comfortable, but every time I lifted my arms the line hitched its way up to my boobs and looked terrible.? I found a scarf I liked, but it was the decoration on their Christmas tree.
From the Gap we toodled down to Macy’s through the throngs of hippies and people so badly dressed I had to divert my eyes.? That should have been a big hint that this shopping trip was going down hill quickly.? At Macy’s, their Tommy Hilfiger section is as big as my closet and the rest is satiny tops in mod prints.? I tried Penny’s for some boots,? but couldn’t bring myself to settle on boots.? Even if the price was right.? I walked into Steve & Barry’s hoping Sarah Jessica Parker’s line would yield at least a top that wouldn’t look like shit.? That store was so chaotic I walked right out, hyperventilating a little.
It took us 20 minutes to drive 1 mile down the road to Old Navy (can you see I’m going for an “inexpensive” theme here?).? Then the rain started.? Old Navy was just as dirty as Steve & Barry’s, but with less product.? Not a single respectable sweater, not a pair of jeans that didn’t feel like cardboard.? Nothing.? We did find 2 pair of pants and 3 shirts for the boy.
Macy’s is about the highest end this town has to offer.? Normally, that is fine with me.? I can often find something in the Tommy Section that is worthwhile.? This time there was nothing.? Now I have to dig something out of the laundry and either wash it or let is pass the stink test and hope I don’t offend my family.
Good news is that I have a killer new haircut to make up for any lack of clothing choice I may have.? And the best part!? No more red.