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I shouldn’t be allowed to shop alone: Mel’s vest

August 8, 2011

L-A: I’ma going to go ahead and promote Mel to the role of unpaid staff at FPQT. Between writing our 500th post and occasionally writing for us after receiving panicky emails like “Mel! We can’t post! Please write!”, she’s totally earned this unpaid position. Mel – you can go ahead and add it to your resumé

Mel: Unless you’re very strict and disciplined in your wardrobe, I’m willing to bet there are more than a few articles of clothing in your collection you just never wear.

File these under the “what was I thinking” or “I should never be allowed to shop alone”  category.

I will admit, I seem to have a penchant for these articles of clothing more than the average person.

I constantly buy shit that I try on, know very well I’ll never wear and have a moment of temporary insanity and think “oh no, I’ll totally wear this *insert random article of clothing*. Yeah, totally. I can branch out and stuff. It will shake up my wardrobe for sure!”

Yeah right.

My most recent acquisition of “WTF was I thinking” is a black cotton flowy vest not unlike the following:


Cute outfit right? (And my vest is very similar, except black.)

Right. But totally not something I would ever wear in a million years.

This vest was on the cheaper side of my fashion missteps as it was purchased at Tag (which, sidenote, had great stuff! I got a black cotton dress that I will definitely wear for $20!) But still. What a waste of $25. You know how much wine I could have bought? Or that money could have been spent on a less useless article of clothing, one that I would actually wear.

And yet, this vest hangs in my closet. Where it will continue to hang until in a moment of clarity/frustration, I put it in the “to donate” bag.

It’s not that it’s not nice, it’s just not me. I think it makes me look ridiculous. This is a sentiment I fully admit exists solely in my head most likely. But still it’s just not my style.

Even as I was taking said vest to the cash register to purchase, the Voice of Reason inside my head was screaming “PUT IT BACK. THAT’S NEARLY A BOX OF WINE!” I handed over my debit card and walked away with this stupid vest.

Shake up my wardrobe my ass…..

In other news, I have a new, never worn black vest that I  would be down for swapping for something a little more my style……..

 

L-A: Should you have such a piece that you never wear and want to put out into the world as a reason you shouldn’t shop alone, please email us with pictures of said item. Then you and Mel can talk swapping. Meanwhile, I’m going to go look through my closet because I know I have such an item. Or two.

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