Saturday, February 13, 2010

Just a little Retail Therapy

I have many collections. Tea sets, acorns, polished rocks, buttons, incense burners and vintage scarves to name a few. My most impressive collection? Shoes and Clothes. I've had the same "random-I'll-wear-just-about-anything-style" since my sophomore year of high school and I haven't grown since then. I hardly ever throw out clothing. I figure I can always alter then later. So this collection is quite massive and takes up more than 2 closets.

I've lived without this collection for almost a year now.

Last March Captain Alaska got a new job, we were to move to California for 4 months. We didn't have much space, so I was only able to bring about 1/4 of this collection.

4 month later Taylor was given the opportunity to work in North Carolina. We had even less space. I had to leave almost all of my clothes!  I'll go ahead and embarrass myself, I cried a bit. 

I've was only able to bring 2 pairs of shoes! 2! 

This morning I woke up to a blanket of fresh snow and a huge box full of new clothes waiting at my doorstop.
Purchased just for me. From me. To make me feel better. I will figure out how to get them to our new home.. don't you worry.  
New shirt, new jeans, 2 new pairs of shoes, 2 new hats and a new dress, all for me. 
Here is just one outfit.
You'll see the rest in time, I'm sure.

Uh-Oh, where is my wallet?
Laughing about the above picture.

 I can't think of an appropriate caption.

I asked Captain Alaska to take me to the store so I could buy eggs.
(I hate driving, especially when there is snow around) 
He did. 
 I asked him to wait in the car to keep it warm for me. 
He didn't. 
He followed me around. Which wasn't part of my plan. 
I was trying to buy him some Valentine goodies. 
I tried to send him on various quests.. 
He wouldn't go. 
I finally said to him,
"Look, I'm trying to surprise you for Valentines. Beat it.
He laughed because he knew the whole time. 
We laughed really hard and he gave me a kiss and we picked out candy together.

Can't wait for tomorrow.


  1. groovy outfit! love the shoes :o) cant wait to see the dress - ive just bought a new one too, i couldn't resist (although i have no room either!) =P

    hehe.. your gift buying story sounds incredibly familiar!!

    Chloe x

  2. You can always mail stuff to where you move next.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. I know what it's like to have to leave a lot behind. I also know what it's like to not be sure what's happening next and not being able to settle in 100%, too. I didn't miss my clothes, but I did miss my furniture and I do pine over catalogs on a daily basis. One day, right?

    Good luck tomorrow! I'm excited for you to know where you're headed next - I hope there's a walk-in closet involved. ;)

  4. Ha ha, i surprise myself with new clothes too, my husband thinks its less exciting. . .


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