I have mentioned here before that my shopping “Oh yes!” moments seem to have a discernible pattern. The most obvious is that I seem to find items with similar themes, designs, or usage in pairs. Read this to know what I’m talking about.
Over the weekend, I bought these:
These would be my very first animal pattern accessories. You may stone me for saying this but I don’t like animal print/pattern clothes, bags, or anything. But since I needed ballet flats in red AND black, and these were sold at half off, I gave in. You may now put down the stone since animal print is turning out to be rather fun.
In fact, when I dropped by my favorite thrift store after getting the shoes, I was THIS close to buying a leopard print little girl coat. Let me repeat that: a corduroy coat in leopard print for a 4-year old.
Crazy? I’m aware. I even had this internal debate:
“Gaah, too cute! I’m having an animal print fix — MUST buy.”
“You already bought two pairs of animal pattern shoes. That fills your shopping in pairs quota. Besides, you don’t have a 4-year old!”
“I can give this to a friend who has a little girl. It’s still in excellent condition, it would be a shame not to get it.”
“Your friend might not appreciate receiving thrifted gifts.”
“True. Well, I can always buy it for the future kid of my sister….”
It was then that I realized that I had to get out of there. Geez, who does that? Who thrift shops for someone whose existence is still under negotiations? My sister and her boyfriend are still discussing the possibility of them having a kid. “Discussing the possibility” for crying out loud.