Tuesday, December 23, 2008

{Warning}

I'm interrupting my regularly scheduled Christmas programming to share some words of caution. If you happen to be high-strung, like to control things, refuse to accept defeat and irrationally cherish your favorite clothes, listen up...
If, hypothetically, you have a brand new white winter coat never, ever wear it to buy makeup. Especially red lipstick makeup. And if, hypothetically, you manage to get red lipstick all over your brand new, beautiful, white coat because the makeup counter was filthy with makeup grime (even though you were super, super careful), don't try to clean it off yourself with Tide-to-Go and Zout. Whatever you do, don't ever apply water to aforementioned lipstick stain. You need to take your coat directly to the dry cleaners. They are your friend. If you do attempt to self clean, try not to cry and/or get your feelings hurt when they (dry cleaning man) tells you you've ruined your coat through your own impatient incompetence. Last but not least, try not to spend 4 hours trying to track down another copy of the beloved coat. Accept the fact that it is sold out in your size, in every color, in every store in the country. Try not to spend another 2 hours trying to find a similar coat at another store. It is okay if, Macy's, Bloomingdales, Dillards, Banana Republic, Gap, Anthropologie, Old Navy, Nordstroms, Saks, Anne Taylor and JC Penny's are all sold of all the swing coats in your size. It is only a coat after all. A little perspective is crucial.
I'm just saying.

6 comments:

cathycan said...

They had darling white coats at
New York in the mall for cheap! Hypothetically, of course!

Design Gal said...

Correction Mom (aka cathycan) the store was Learner New York and the cute coats were at the one in South Town Mall. Adoreable, white coats! And even better- they were 50% off when we went on Saturday!!! Go look!!! :)

Design Gal said...

if you're not familiar with that mall, it's on the lower level near Macy's on the west side....in case you were going to look! ;)

Robin said...

ACK! My fashion heart breaks for you!

caitlin said...

Um that was hypothetically the saddest Christmas story I have ever heard! I am so sorry!

JT and Lizzie Davis said...

I know it's "just a coat" but what a sad day! It is possible that someone got it for Christmas and would be returning it (for some unknown reason). Try again!