The fall shopping bug attacks as suddenly and as viciously as the flu. I came down with it this morning while sitting at my desk. One moment I was fine, the next I simply couldn’t tear my mind away from the delicious colors and textures that tease from window displays, fill my in-box and herald cooler weather. I’m not a compulsive shopper, far from it, actually. The thought of going to the mall gives me anxiety, trying on clothes is a hassle and what’s up with the people at the mall who just amble around at a glacial pace, hoovering Aunt Anne’s pretzels?
These are but minor setbacks once I’ve contracted fall shopping fever. It’s still clocking in at 102 degrees and cooler temps are easily a solid month and a half away, but now that I’ve got fall clothes on my brain, I can’t be deterred. Houndstooth and fur and suede, oh my! Where to begin?
How about Vince. I would like everything from Vince to magically appear in my closet. Unfortunately, I don’t have unlimited funds or anywhere to wear a leather shift dress, so I’ll settle for a few basics.
I’m in full-swing now and should probably lock myself in my house until the fever passes…but there are so many things at J. Crew calling my name…
I’m now officially out of imaginary expendable income.So I think it would be prudent to eliminate the pretend disposable income all together and dream big for a minute.
I expect that my fall fashion fever will continue to rise, and I might even manage to sneak in a little retail therapy to satiate my appetite for all things fall. But with temperatures still astronomically high, I’ll have to content myself with some fall clothing eye candy for just a little bit longer.