I took a walk to the Sears Outlet (the Bargain Basement for you locals) today. As I chewed over whether or not I should cancel my Sears card (I’m probably going to need a fridge sometime, right?), I decided to take a few pictures of stuff that, not so long ago, I would have bought without a second thought.
Exhibit 1: These Shoes
Espadrilles are in. These ones have a leather-like material on the inside of the upper, and I have a weird thing where I can’t have leather touch my bare skin, but the threat of a rash would not have kept me from buying these. Maybe I would have worn them. Maybe not. We’ll never know.
Exhibit 2: This Hat
Who doesn’t love a gal in a cloche? And that tortoiseshell detail? Shut up. Sure, it’s polyester and plastic, and I have a melon the size of all outdoors, but it would have done a marvelous job of hiding my mousy roots which have recently made their return. Would I have worn it? No. Alas, I am not a hat girl. It would have taken its place alongside other aspirational items, like the black pencil skirt (not my silhouette) and every pair of heels I’ve ever bought.
Exhibit 3: This Rug, Though
This rug was 40% off today. It has been there for over a year and no one in her right mind will ever, ever pay that much for a rug at the Bargain Basement. Not even at 40% off. I want this rug because it looks like giant knitting. It is huge and impractical and would be nearly impossible to keep clean. It shows every speck of lint and Fred would eat it immediately. The reason I still have a Sears card is because were I to cut it up, that very day this rug would be marked down to $99, and my Sears card would save me the tax.