Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Apparently, Warmth is Out

Has anyone else noticed a disturbing trend in fashion this winter?

Regardless of what store I visit, there are no appropriate clothing options in sight. And by appropriate, I mean shirts with actual sleeves.

After trying on a few of the short sleeve ensembles from various racks, I could stand it no longer. Baffled by the lack of warm attire being offered to the general public, I finally resorted to questioning a teenage sales clerk about the issue.

Without batting an eye, she answered me with, "Oh, long sleeves are so last season. We only carry the newest trends here."

Now I realize that I live in Texas, but is she for real? Who knew that warmth could go out of style?

Perhaps this should have been my first clue that I am not Forever 21, no matter how much I shop there. In my old age, I favor practical over cutting edge. And call me old fashioned, but I need sleeves in January.

It is just who I am, a cold blooded American.

I bit my lip to keep from laughing. Well, that and to keep from shivering as I slipped off the trendy tank top I had tried on in a moment of weakness. As I hung the symbol of youth back on the rack, I made a 31 -year-old executive decision.

I'll be waiting to buy winter clothes until sleeves make a come back.

Until then, I see a lot of scarves in my wardrobe future. Apparently, they are the hot item of the season, anyway.

And with all the freezing cold outfits being sold out there, I'm convinced that something HOT has become more of a necessity than an accessory.

Either way, in the innocence of his youth, Park has totally bought into the trend.


Chrys said...

Oh, thanks for making me laugh! I'm still giggling...

Heather said...

Too funny! I can't believe the salesgirl actually said that! Perhaps she was just being sarcastic? An easy solution to your problem is to wrap the scarves around your arms to resemble sleeves. That way, you're still wearing trendy clothes ;) It's funny that you can't find winter clothes. All we have here right now are thick knitted sweaters, and we've only had 2 cold days this winter!

Amy said...

Those pics are priceless! And I'm like you...I think warmth and no chill bumps are very stylish this time of year! Check out my blog today for an award I sent your way!

Jeff and Lindsey said...

Girl- I have been missing you!! I am so glad you are back to blogging! I needed to see that cute little boy of yours, so thanks for posting pics!! I am still praying for a baby for you! I am so inspired by your strength and reliance on God. Congrats to the hubby on the new job! That is wonderful!!

Heather said...

This is hilarious! I went to Target yesterday and you know the first thing I saw: A HUGE display of SWIMSUITS!!! It is January, people!!!!!

Anonymous said...

omigosh you are SO right!! i was trying to find something to wear at target. . . and there WERE NO long-sleeved shirts. i'm glad i'm not the only one who'll be wrapping those "trendy" scarves around my upper arms this winter :O)

Autumn said...

that is funny. girl park haley