Friday, June 27, 2008

In Which I Explain The Economics of Guinevere

I am helping to improve the economy.

How? you ask.

Excellent question.

I am diversifying!

I used to shop for clothing at one store. Just one store. It was my favorite store. (Pay particular attention to the past-tense "was.") The sizing was always accurate, the clothes were of high quality and lasted, and were just trendy enough to stay in style for several seasons. I got lots of wear out of everything I purchased there.

I don't like them anymore. The last 5 times I have been in there I have been appalled at the rudeness and inconsideration of the store employees. Their promotional materials lie to me about what is and is not on sale. They advertise 2 skirts for $25, yet if you just want 1 skirt, it costs $29.50. HUH??!!

So I have been spreading my dollars to other sectors of the clothing market. I am helping to provide jobs for whomever it is that makes the clothing which ends up in my closet.

The great thing about it? At these other stores, I am one size smaller.

Makes it all worthwhile, doesn't it?


the dragonfly said...

That's great!

I almost spent $100 on a formal gown because it fit me beautifully and was a size 3. I have never been, and likely never will be, a size 3. (At the time I was around size 8. Not anymore...) Too bad I was only trying on dresses for fun and didn't actually need a formal. That dress was almost magical.

chelle said...

Break ups are so hard! I recently broke up with my clothing store too. The quality of the clothes has went to poo. It hurts but it is the right thing to move on.

Damselfly said...

I think you have lost weight! You always look great.

Mamacita Tina said...

Excellent for your morale!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh, always go where your size is smaller- yes!!


Anne/kq said...



I shop at the thrift store. When I shop for me-clothes at all.

Stacy and Clinton would kill me if they saw my wardrobe-- because I watch the show and don't follow the rules.


Michelle in Mx said...

EXCELLENT reason to shop there!