I am not a woman that loves to shop, I would even use the word hate when it comes to shopping, I can't even spend time online shopping...it bores me.
When I shop I know what I am looking for, try to find it as quickly as possible, and then get myself out of there as quickly as possible. Well..... I do have to qualify that statement just a bit, if it is a junk shop, or an antique shop, or a toy department (online specialty toys too) I will explore to my hearts content....maybe it is just the chore of grocery shopping and clothing shopping, and must have now! gift shopping that I hate.
But even the Ihatetobein clothing shops give me some enjoyment when I am with my daughter....we have fun, just plain fun....granted we can be a bit playfully cruel, and I would feel badly if the buyer for the women's clothing line were within ear shot, or a designer....because we have a tendency to trash all that is ugly...which believe me there are a ton of ugly things on the racks these days. We slash and shred with our words as we move rapidly through a department....with an occasional......"ooohh this is nice".....but mostly we are rapidly redesigning as we move along the the aisles....in a sense I suppose that is good, we know what we like, and what we don't....our tastes are not that similar...I go for the classic look on most occasions....even today on a casual Friday work day, I wore jeans, a plain white shirt, and wool blazer...looks good, and is comfy too. Miss Daughter is more trendy.....she has a style of her own...and is not afraid to express it....but if I have to say so myself....we know quality of make and design...and are definitely not afraid to let our opinions be expressed....so we giggle a lot as we move through a shop perhaps flicking a finger in disgust at one item...saying "that should be in the shredder" as we spy another.....or say "that is soooo you" at the ugliest thing in sight at the moment...thus I forget that my feet hurt, that I am tired from my workday, that I am hungry....(one of these days I am going to learn to take regular lunch breaks, I skip them more often than take them)....anyway.....we have fun together....and even though we may trash the clothing, and even a few of our fellow shoppers....we feel comfortable doing so with each other, funny thing neither of us does it with anyone else....we even dress those we know in our minds as we move along.
Knowing that many of the items of gold, red or yellow, but still classic are what my mom would purchase.....if it glitters, is furry, and an animal print...then her other grandmother would grab it up in a flash...somehow those things look good on that woman...whereas unless you are a fashion maven..they often just look ridiculous....plus I just have this thing....black and white leopard print? red and black zebra stripes? or the tacky fake furs that don't even feel soft under your fingertips? I wonder about the people that buy those things...do they feel good in them? do they feel like they are 'all that'? Jeans that look like they are made from gold lame'?
Untill recent years, I never would have thought I would have fun shopping. But when we are together we make things fun....we laugh, we joke, we do silly things, plus we have our guy radar on and in that area we do seem to have the same taste....even though I do like my men a bit on the more older than she does ~grin~