I’m not much of a shopper. Just ask my friends. I don’t live to shop. I don’t enjoy rummaging. I for sure don’t love trying things on. I think most things are overpriced.
I know. Sounds like I’m super fun to shop with, right? Actually, shopping with girlfriends really is fun for me, and this usually happens about once a year. I love their opinions. In fact, I rely on their opinions. Tell me yes or tell me no. Just tell me.
Anyway – yesterday I was on a mission. As a family, we hit our local Nordstrom Rack with a specific list of who needed what. I need black dress shoes. There were no black dress shoes. But here’s what I did find.
No – I didn’t buy the polka dots or the boots. I’m far too practical for that, and not nearly fun enough with my everyday style. But the green shoes? Oh, for the love of Chartreuse. You know this is like my “life color” that I can’t seem to escape. In fact, I’ve actually tried to not like it. I’ve tried to paint my office a different color. But I am just drawn to it and that’s that.
So I got the green wedges. On sale, of course.
And since I tie everything back to memory-keeping … I will tell you that I loved being able to snap a few pictures during my little decision-making. Because even if you don’t shop much, and even though obviously you don’t buy everything you look at, it’s really fun to see different styles that you’re drawn to for different reasons.
The polka dots and the boots may not be in my closet, but it’s still part of who I am in some small way.
It’s all part of my story.
Next time you’re at Target or the mall or the flea market or wherever, consider snapping a few pictures of things and styles that you’re drawn to. Simply because personal style is part of who you are.