Up until recently, I went a few months without doing any real clothes shopping other than a few tees, tanks, and undergarments. However, my closet and I recently realized that we need more bottoms. First, let me back track for a minute. This summer, I did buy a few dresses and a maxi skirt, but I had no pants. This was a calm summer here in Memphis compared to recent summers of 100+ degrees for weeks, but it was still too hot for me more to purchase anything that wasn’t light in fabric and color.
However, now that the kids that live on my street are no longer playing basketball in the middle day and they are back in school, I know it’s just a form of gratification that fall is creeping up on us and will bring with it cool weather and the ability for me wear more pants and leggings.
This weekend, I was doing some shopping with one of my good friends and adorable and fashion/shopping obsessed daughter. They were doing a little last minute back-to-school shopping for a few pieces they missed last weekend. Therefore, I found myself in a lot of bright and colorful stores filled with blaring top 40 music from hidden speakers and racks of trendy clothes. One of the stores my friend’s daughter blindly guided us into was rue21.
I will admit that I had never stepped into a rue21 before in my life, but they had a plethora of items that I’ve wanted to try out for fall, including harem pants, jogger pants, and patterned leggings. In less than 15 minutes of wandering around rue21, I accumulated an armful of pants and leggings and made up for lost times. My wallet was not prepared, but I’m so in love with these pieces and I can’t wait to wear them all fall.
FYI, I need more jogger pants, because those things are amazing. I actually wore the gray joggers yesterday and they were extremely comfortable. They beauty of joggers is that they can be as casual as sweatpants and worn with flip flops or slip-on sneakers or dressed up with sleek and chic stilettos for a night out with friends.
Anyway, I think after going so long without a true shopping excursion, I made up for it this weekend and have the pants and receipts to show for it.