Strange afternoon. I was out for a (rather blustery) walk with the baby, and started feeling a bit overwhelmed about millions of things. Happy things, frustrating things - just a bunch of STUFF.
So, I'm contemplating getting a slice of pizza on the way home. Or a chocolate bar. Or a burrito. And I know I shouldn't be - but I'm craving something BAD. And that's when I thought it through.....I was eating out of emotion, and not out of need. Either way, it was the first time that I paused between the actual craving, and the action of eating. Still, it didn't make things easier.
So, I'm walking down a busy shopping district, and there's a lululemon store. It's a VERY trendy athletic store that sells yoga-wear. But a lot of women (and men) wear their clothes as "lounge" wear instead. I've been to their website before, and had a look at the clothes. Cute stuff, but absolutely nothing in my size. I've always wanted to own a trendy pair of yoga pants!:-)
I went inside the store with the stroller, and started looking around. The salesperson pointed me to a pair of "surf" style pants, that cover the belly a bit. They also had them in "tall", since I'm 5"10. They were SO cute. They were a size 12, and I did NOT think they would fit...and I was embarassed to try them on in the store, because they were the largest size. Instead, I decided to pay for them and try them on at home. That always saves some embarassment. The store was filled with stick-figured, long-legged, gorgeous women, and I didn't feel like coming out of the changeroom looking like Grimace, squeezed inside of a tight sock.
$100 later, I'm at home. Yes, I spent $100 on a pair of yoga pants. Am I crazy, or what?
But they fit! They fit, they fit, they fit! They're a bit too long on me, but the store will taper them.
I don't want to eat crappy food anymore. I have a cute pair of pants that I can lounge around in! However, I'm on maternity leave at the moment. Without much income. How in the world do I tell my hubby that I just purchased a pair of $100 track-pants? Especially from a store that I used to constantly complain about (and once claimed to loathe) because of their lack of bigger sizes?
Let me be clear about something. I'm not an impulse shopper. In fact, I hate shopping because of the size trauma that I usually have to endure. I rarely splurge. In fact, I haven't really bought myself anything since the baby's arrival (other than a bunch of reasonably priced track-pants to wear around the apartment). But still. $100 on a pair of track pants?
I'm wearing them right now, and we're becoming more attached as I type this post. I'm going to go and take them off, and rationalize the purchase some more.
EDITED TO ADD:
My husband totally thinks I should keep them. He raised an eyebrow and slightly gasped when I told him that I spent $100 on a pair of track pants, but he was cool with it. He did laugh when I told him that the store actually tailors the pants for height. He was like, "What kind of store actually tailors track pants?". Good point. The kind of store that successfully manages to extort a mound of money off you for one article of lounge-wear. But they're CUTE!