A Whole New Wardrobe
I thought I had packed enough clothing to anticipate the hot muggy weather in New York last week. I did not. In fact I ended up buying, like, a whole new wardrobe to get through my three-day stay. My first purchase was this straw hat because I had forgotten to bring the chapeau that I got in Manhattan last summer because I forgot to bring the boater I bought in Montreal when I found myself hatless. I should never leave the house without a hat, but I always do.
I made stops at a few shops because they were having sales. At H&M I found a pair of leopard print pants for $5, a pair of super supple orange slipons (not that cheap), and a cute, $9 eyelet dress that I will wear as a top. There was a buy-one-get-one free deal on the already discounted items, so I saved $5 off the price of the shoes, which I might add are extremely soft. Please also note the recurring themes from yesterday’s Stree Inspo post.
(I also amused myself by taking still life pictures in my air conditioned room at Pod51, while I dried off in between wardrobe changes.)
It was summer sale season, so I was able to bankroll buying a whole new wardobe because there were so many things priced under $10 Yankee dollars. At Uniqlo, I got a Keith Haring and black flared sleeved t-shirts and a cool cotton skirt and shapeless black top. I was attracted to the Haring shirt because it sort of reminded me of Play by Comme des Garçons.
At Anthropologie, I picked up a loose, flowy jumpsuit, a gauzy green top and, most importantly, a terry cloth headband to sop up all of the sweat. I think all together, these gets cost about $50 (there was a discount on top of already discounted items).
I rationalize my purchases by telling myself what great bargoons I was bagging, but when you figure in the exchange rate, and the amount of clothing I bought, it isn’t that great of a deal. But it was convenient: believe it or not, I wore everything.
Part of it is because I can’t stand wearing damp clothes. And I get paranoid about going to meetings in things I have perspired in because I don’t want people to think I’m stinky (and then I get anxious and therefore sweatier).
I got so much clothing that I had to buy a ripstop nylon Boston bag from Muji to carry my new clothes home in. And as one last gesture, I grabbed this Misaki Kawai banana print tank top at Flying Tiger simply because they still had some.