Such a heavy sigh….life is heavy these days, bizarre weather patterns and severe storms (our car’s engine got flooded on our way to get sandbags for the doomsday rainstorm and the car was totaled), high unemployment and those who are employed are afraid they’ll get the pink slip any day so everyone is competing against each other, no real upside in sight, sucky real-estate market, savings dwindling, I could go on.
The upside? Fashion! Yes Fashion! Beautiful, new, pretty, pieces of clothing that make me feel so fabulous and special. Skinny jeans that take off 10 pounds, buttery soft leather jackets, platform shoes, Balenciaga, it’s all so, totally, incredibly fabulous. Screw retirement, screw everything. Looking good is all that matters. Actually, feeling like I’m looking good whether I really do or not, is all that matters. I was at one of my favorite little boutiques the other day and the owner was wearing the Gucci ankle boots, fishnet stockings with jean cut-offs, a fur coat and tank top. God bless her, so many would say she looked ridiculous, I thought she was so hot. I really did envy her too, I wish I could dress like that every single day, but I just can’t. Yes, I’m 43 and I’m sort of coming to terms with that. I know, sad. Maybe in my post-sales, sort-of executive/professional career, I will dress like that every single day, even if I’m just going to Save-On or Trader Joe’s.
Gaultier is coming to Target on March 7th! Isn’t that so exciting? I’m so excited, it is marked on my calendar and I’m actually, truly excited. What are YOU excited about?
C’mon, we have to get excited. The world is going to hell in a handbag (for me a good one at least), but I’m going to have a fucking good time going down. And I’m going to dress well all the way.
You know what? All this saves my sanity, like Edie Brikell says “push me in the shallow water before I get to0 deep”. Thank God for Fashion, Gossip Magazines, Fashion, Gossip Magazines, Fashion, Gossip Magazines……and sugar free bubblegum.