Before I show my little item to kick off my entry into this wonderful blog-event, I have to address something.
I have developed a serious problem with shopping. The problem being, I'm doing too much of it and I secretly don't think of it as a problem at all but know that I should. You know?
Ok, so here's what I think is going on. My husband is deployed. I went back to live with my parents. I tried to slip back into my life pre-military marriage but that didn't really work out. Last time I lived here I was just out of college and still partying like a freshman. So...instead of making myself ridiculous at bars, I go shopping.
Want to come out with us? No, but I think I'll buy motorcycle boots instead.
Let's take a weekend trip! Um, thanks but I can't. I'm buying cardigans.
I'm not into the bar/club scene anymore and I've changed A LOT in the past two years. It's like trying to go back to senior year in high school and realizing you're just done with that phase.
So, I shop.
And this is what has happened to my closet.
However, I AM a bargain hunter. (Just bought me some sweet wedge sandals for $12!)
The real problem here? I'm hoarding them until J comes home. I didn't even realize I was doing that until sometime this week. That's right. I don't even WEAR anything that I buy. I have bags and boxes full of items that still have the tags on them, and I make do wearing the same 5 outfits every week. In fact, unless I'm at work, I'm generally wearing yoga pants, my husband's Alabama hoodie, and his flip-flops (several sizes too big.)
These give a pretty good idea about what the rest of me walks around looking like as well.
And yes, I wear that outfit everywhere. We're talking the grocery store, family events, dinners out. Everywhere. I look a mess, but I don't care.
Because you know what I have in my closet? These.
(Ridiculously impractical stripper heels found here.)
I call them my "washing the dishes stripper heels". Will I ever wear them in public? Nope. But will I feel empowered and sexy as hell while scrubbing a pan?
Yes. Yes I will.