The other night, a couple of girlfriends and I were talking about shopping.
Don’t you know? It’s all we women talk about. When we’re not talking about the frustrating buying policy that Arsène Wenger is enforcing at Arsenal, i.e. a policy of not buying players. Ever. At all. But I digress.*
As we were chatting I realised that I hadn’t made a trip to the shops in quite a while. The kind of trip that takes all Saturday, where you hit all your favourite shops, break for lunch in-between, visit a few more places afterwards and come home in the evening, utterly exhausted, but blissfully happy about the contents of the four bags you brought home with you. One of reasons I’ve stopped doing it so much is that I do a lot of my shopping online now. It’s just so easy. And by easy I mean dangerous. I don’t know about you, but my decision-making at the “buy” button is often more rash than Robin van Persie’s move from Arsenal to Manchester United. Also, I can do it at work. Which nobody can complain about, because I’m my own boss. And while it lacks what I love about buying clothes in a store – seeing and feeling the fabric, trying the piece on – I don’t miss the changing room lights. The best thing about it though is suddenly finding something while surfing around that I had been looking for forever. Like a loose-fitting, twisted yarn jumper. The kind that makes you go: I wore that when they first were around in the 80s. This one’s from a brand called Libertine-Libertine and I found it at Adélie, a shop I discovered because I physically met the owner in Copenhagen. When I saw the jumper, I was faster at the “buy” button that I could explain to you why van Persie is an idiot.
I’m definitely going shopping there again.
I already know I’m going to love this jumper because the second it arrived I started thinking about all the different things I can wear it with. Today I went with off-white jeans, a pair of nude heels and a brown belt. Very “light” for me. But these are the last days of summer, so it seemed appropriate.
*Football season kicked off a couple of weeks ago and I apologize for any distress my talking about it might cause you. Football is certainly distressing for me.