mor-ti-fied. that's how i felt yesterday. first i was thrilled, then i was bold, then i was respectful. but all those good feelings culminated ultimately in a particularly strong delayed reaction: mortification.
the only thing greater than my humiliation was my admiration of her.
who am i talking about?
after an unpleasant dental appt., i stopped by for a cup of soup, to go, and as i headed to the back of the order line, who did i pass but mme. yaeger. without hesitation i touched her arm and told her that i had once told myself that if i ever saw her, i would tell her that i thought she was wonderful. so now i was. telling her.
people who are as genuinely and imaginatively curated as she should know that there are people who value their style.
she was very sweet about it. and then i considerately left her alone after that - not wanting to spook her with my enthusiasm, and so i didn't get to fully express how grand she is, in all her natty netting, bangs, bob and all.
well, a while later i found myself on another errand, and in front of a mirror, in a dressing room. yikes!
i recently bought multiples of my favorite lipstick so that i would have a tube in any bag i happened to be carrying. and indeed i had one with me right then. but had i bothered to swipe some on? no. was my hair sticking out of a scarf in the goofiest manner possible? indeed it was. on a hasty trip to the dentist, had i dressed carelessly? for sure.
if i could pick anyone in the world to talk to about fashion, mme. yaeger would be very high on the list (it would be my personal preference to talk fashion with someone who opines rather than designs). i think today i may have made it onto one of her lists - friendly fans who are disappointingly drab.
incidentally, i did buy the item i was trying on, and soon, after my aggravation with myself fades (at least pertaining to this incident), and i happily enjoy the new garment, i will always associate it with getting to see, briefly but in person, the wonderful lynn yaeger.
(and on a positive note, now i've bought one new item and cleared out 2 - the navy sweater i was wearing today *shudder* and it's evil grey twin.)
long post, right? i'm not done.
so my exposure to lynn sort of commandeered today's post, but i'm going to steer it back to the one i originally intended to write today. the top that i bought was purchased as a gift for an accessory that i recently ordered. i thought the pin would like this top, and vice versa. i can blame my shabby appearance yesterday on the fact that i did not yet have these two new items. you see, once i fixate on something new, most everything else i own fades into the background and strikes me as second rate. i blame this (temporary) lack of imagination for the choices i made when getting dressed without the desired pieces (heaven help me, the pin won't likely arrive before friday, if then). nothing else in my closet appealed to me.
does this happen to anyone else?
when you are lusting after, or simply wanting a particular new item, does it have an adverse effect on how you view your staid collection?