Do you resemble the girl in this photo? If not akin to her body type, then perhaps you have her style? Truthfully, I couldn't feel further away from this image than if it were a picture of Will Ferrell dressed in drag. Ironically, I do own skinny black pants, sexy black heels, a great black tote (not fur, but still fab), and an oversized gold Michael Kors watch. I also have a few gold (plated) cuffs and a simple black long-sleeve shirt as pictured above, yet my everyday ever-so-casual ensembles are the complete antithesis of what this girl is wearing. (I was unknowingly wearing my t-shirt inside out this morning until my 3-year-old pointed it out...) The last time I looked close to this snazzy (in the daylight) I was sans les bébés!
Seriously, do you know where this fab fashionista is headed because my life seems so drab in comparison! Please tell me! Lunch with a girlfriend? A casting call? How about Paris? How can something as simple as a photo have me questioning my entire existence, leaving me wondering if I should throw in my diaper bag and flats and rack up my credit card for a fantasy life that doesn't even exist? I guess that's advertising for you!
Any unresolved questions about my former shopping habits seem so clear in moments like these - no wonder P and I were shopaholics! Skinny women dressed in black, sporting stylish handbags draped in gold, make me want to shop. There, I said it! (And I bet Michael Kors knows it.) The only difference now (post rehab) is that during these fleeting moments of envy and uncertainty I have a year of real retail therapy (as in the kind where you don't shop) under my belt. Now I have such an acute sense of what I own and a greater sense of self, that a glitzy ad campaign won't be the reason I hand over my savings for the latest and greatest. It doesn't, however, stop me from wanting to be decked out in Michael Kors head to toe, it just makes me appreciate the little things a whole lot more. (Like being out of the red, for example).
What about you? How do you tame your inner (or outer) shopaholic?