Monday, January 12, 2015

$200 Pants

I woke up on Saturday morning to a rainy day and a huge headache.  I had a thousand things to do, but I didn’t want to do any of them.  I got up, took a shower, hung out in a towel for two hours, slowly sipped on coffee and then decided to just get out the door (after putting on clothes, obviously). 

My boyfriend was getting out of work at 1pm, which left me two hours to get shit done.  My building is getting new mailboxes installed, so all of our mail is being dropped off at the post office for the time being.  The first thing on my list was to pick up that mail.

Then I had to re-fill a prescription at Target that I couldn’t just call in (as per usual) because I lost the prescription number.   
Then, I thought I’d go to The Grove and kill some time.  I had a gift certificate to Nordstrom so I thought I’d poke around and see if there was anything I could use.

And that’s when I found the $200 pair of jeans. 

Originally, I went inside looking for boots.  I found zero boots.  ZERO!  It’s boot season!  Why were there no ankle boots?!  There were some ankle boots, but they were either ugly or $300.  I thought about the fact that I could pay $300 for REALLY good boots and they’d last me forever, but I thought it was just crazy. 

But I had 45 minutes left to kill.  I’ll just go up the elevator to the women’s section, I decided.

I poked around the expensive clothing racks and thought, “Meh.  There’s nothing I need.”  Then I strolled over to the BP area (the teenager section, basically) and thought about buying a fancy sweatshirt that said, “YAY” on it before realizing that I’m not a teenager and NO.

Then… Joe’s Jeans.  I’d always wanted a pair of Joe’s Jeans.  An old co-worker used to have a pair and they looked killer on her but I never justified buying them.  But there I was… with this gift certificate…

“But I never wear jeans!”  The sane voice inside of my head proclaimed.  “But they look like they’d fit so well…” The not-so-sane voice proclaimed.I tried them on and they were a little too big!  “Well, Nordstrom does free alterations!  You could get them taken in!” 

Somehow, the not-so-sane voice won.  I never get things altered or tailored, nor do I ever wear jeans, so the fact that I bought a pair of REALLY expensive jeans with the idea that I would get them altered is pretty hilarious.

I returned home and took the tags off and wore the jeans within seconds.  So, I didn’t even let the purchase sit for a day to see if I wanted to return it.  I wore them and ruined everything and you know what?  I love them.

I guess I’ll be wearing a lot of this one pair of jeans this year.  Get used to my butt, everyone. 

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