It's the 1980's Again...Yippee!
First, to my close friends, close your mouths. I know this is a novel and unexpected turn of events but I was overtaken by peer pressure. Seriously! This morning we went to the mall before an appointment so our daughter could do some school shopping. Neither Ed or I planned to get anything. As she walked through the store, sifting through the clearance racks (as trained by her Momma since she could walk), I decided to look around and see what was "in" this Fall.
My first observation, the eighties have returned. Yeah! Regretfully I said, "I should have kept my clothes, I could be dressed like the cool kids." and without missing a beat, my sweet daughter responds with, "Uh, no. Yours were meant to stay in the 80's." We both just laughed. I think she is right.
And then it happened...
No sitting on the bench today, this was serious business. Mary looked at the number of clothes within the changing room and hanging outside the door (because I was over the 6 limit).
She said, "Cool Mom, it's about time you tried something on. Let me know when you're ready and we'll come out at the same time." I just smiled because she was so excited and such an encouragement to me. Ed sat on the bench and waited for his girls to emerge as models. I was not prepared for what happened next.
Mags and I both appeared and without blinking an eye she said, "WOW Mom! You look great!" Then I looked to Ed, his face, priceless. No words spoken but I know he liked the outfit too. Teehee He did say, "You should get shoes." I picked out a pair and they worked perfectly.
So what does this outfit look like? I can't show you, at least not yet. I'm saving it for my 25th Class Reunion. I showed my parents and they both were shocked too. Dad asked, "What's the occasion?" With a deep breath, I responded, "Peer pressure Dad, you weren't there to help me say no." We all laughed. I so look forward to seeing my friends from school this weekend. I didn't need a new outfit to impress them but I think I needed a new outfit for myself, to feel good. Sometimes, a girl just needs to do something frivolous ~ shop without coupons, off the clearance rack, and not at the thrift store.
The whole ensemble cost just over $71 after the sale so Ed said, "You did good and you looked great!" I can wear the shirt as a new back-to-school shirt in September and the jeans on "jeans day", and the cute shoes will go with the skirts I already have for school. So instead of stressing over being a little spontaneous shopping today, I've decided to say, I've got a new back-to-school outfit...early. lol