I Got StripesFriday, March 30, 2012
I have a problem. I recently took inventory of all the stripes in my closet and the findings were a little bit disturbing. You know how some people have an overabundance of one colour in their closets? Everything's black, or gray, or they'll have like six identical pink sweaters and not even realize it?
My overabundance is stripes.
Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic just had one of those 30% off online sales and I ordered a bunch of things for summer, including three tank tops and a button down. Two of the tank tops and the button down are - you guessed it - striped.
Looking at the Joe Fresh website, there's a striped dress or two I'm eyeing. Of course, I already have a striped Joe Fresh dress from last spring.
And one from H&M.
I have a striped cardigan.
I used my lululemon Christmas gift certificate to buy the Stride jacket...in white and indigo stripes.
I have had this Old Navy striped shirt for years and wear it with everything.
Don't forget these two little blousies.
Then there's this hoodie, which is the most comfortable thing ever. I got it from Garage, which means you'll probably see lots of 12-year-olds wearing it this spring. And me, old enough to be their mother. Get off me.
The total damage is as follows -
Striped Sweaters: 7
Striped Dresses: 4
Striped Skirts: 1
Striped Blouses/Shirts: 5
Striped Shorts: 1
New shopping rule: NO MORE STRIPES. This rule comes into effect after I've bought that Joe Fresh dress. Then I promise to cool it on the stripes for a while...or change up the colours at least. All my stripes are black and white, gray and white, or blue and white.
What can I say? Some people smoke crack. I like stripes. Stripes won't put me in jail. But if I'm ever in jail, I'll get to wear stripes, so it wouldn't be that bad.