Shopping  

Sarcasmistress 48F
220 posts
6/17/2006 1:29 pm

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Shopping

It's early, admittedly. In earth days, it hasn't been that long, and maybe it wasn't a good idea, this soon in the game. But nevertheless, we rushed forward, heedless of the dangers or potential for destruction of this whatever-the-hell-it-is that we've just started to discover.

We went shopping. For clothes. For him.

Phipps Plaza, Lucky Store, because he found (or had found for him....nicely done, by the way) jeans he liked and that he felt looked good on him.

Admittedly, we were both bewildered by the sheer number of jeans options that were available...low-rise, mid-low-rise, mid-rise (noted there are no "high-rise," though), straight leg, flared leg, boot leg, not to mention the different washes available.

To add insult to injury, even though the jeans are presented as being the same size, they're not. A pair of 28 jeans in one style, for example, fit me fine, and another pair felt like they were falling off me (it doesn't help that I have no ass).

He finally found two pair he liked (which, I must say, make his ass look fabulous) and then I helped him find a couple of shirts that look really good on him...kind of that "I'm trying to look casual, but not to look like I'm trying to look casual" thing. I have very conservative tastes for the most part. He picked up some awful print shirt (I could only think of the poor Motel 6 curtains that gave their lives for that shirt) and I moved him along to a simple light blue long sleeve cotton number. Grrr.

I had no intention of buying anything, but found myself compelled to try on some jeans and ultimately a really cute olive green cotton skirt that was 50% - as my friend Jen likes to say, "they were practically giving it away." Anyway, after dinner on Wednesday, I've realized I need more skirts as wearing jeans may be counterproductive on long (or even short) road trips with the guy.

I also found a leather hobo bag like I've been searching for...for 75% off. Now, to a chick, finding a bargain like that is the equivalent of a guy bagging a 12-point buck. When I come across something like that (a nearly $170 bag that with the discount cost about $42), I just want to mount the receipt over the fireplace. I once found a really cute little plaid skirt for $1.99. Honestly, I wanted to just tack the receipt up over the fireplace so when people came over, I could point to it and say, "See that? After-Christmas Sale, 1993."

The best part...I have a habit of asking people I'm walking with sometimes, "Wanna skip?" I have never had anyone take me up on it before..but there we were, hand in hand, skipping on the second level of Phipps Plaza.

It was an abbreviated trip, as he had places to go this afternoon, but I think it went well. Aside from his refusal to let me anywhere near shoes or purses. We're gonna have to break him into that slowly, I guess.


Seriously_Real 49M

6/17/2006 5:33 pm

As for the shoes and purses, I'm quite sure there were places to go, people to do. I have a feeling he'd lose his Man Card if he was spotted willingly participating in women's shoe-shopping. First offense is a suspension, of course, but if he ever says either "those are cute" or "that would be darling on you," he's out of the club forfuckingever. Capiche?

--Seriously


TheRealThing655 49F
9558 posts
6/17/2006 9:58 pm

Nice story .
But ummm, he should do whatever and go wherever you want to go...if he knows what's good for him....


rm_mmmgoodnova 107M/107F
1259 posts
7/11/2006 4:05 pm

Ah, sorry to have to break it to you--shoe and purse expeditions "with your man" may elude you forever. I still have to do furtive trips on my own and hide the loot in the back of the closet, blithely proclaiming "Nope! These aren't new, they're SOOOO old that you can't remember them" when I wear them.

This morning I was in a snit complaining that I had no medium-brown heels to go with my outfit. He rolled his eyes and went back to drinking his coffee.

Yep, that's after 15 years together...


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