"did you know, when you go, it's the perfect ending"
Picture: The Epitome of Quiet (photographer unknown)
I made a ruthlessly swift shopping decision last week. I was wearing a pair of black cigarette pants that have always fit perfectly except for a slightly too-tight waistband. That waistband has nagged at me for the last three years, but I'd always put off buying a new pair, because, I don't know, 99% perfect is good right? It felt wasteful to throw them out.
Then last week at the end of a brutally long day, I winced at the tightness in my lower back, and thought, This is ridiculous, go buy some trousers that fit.
I called my older sister, who has a discount at Gap, and told her to pick up a pair of their black Slim Cropped trousers for me. I had tried them before and they fit really well, but I had decided against them because I didn't feel like buying stuff. But it ll came to a head last week and I bid goodbye to trousers that were 99% perfect, and welcomed in a new staple that I can say are truly perfect, unconditionally.
So it;s kind of a boring purchase, because it brings nothing new, aesthetically. But it feels like I finally scratched a nagging itch that had prickled away at me for too long. It's a relief.
What I've bought so far this year:
- Leopard loafers*
- Silk shirt*
- Checked cotton shirt
- Black dress
- Black cigarette trousers**
* Bought in late-Dec 10 but so close to 2011, it made sense to bring it into 2011
** on my 2011 wishlist
Six things, and all before half the year is over! But I feel satisfied that I haven't been wasteful. In truth, the heat has made shopping unappealing - I keep picking through my tried and tested wardrobe staples to stay cool.