Continuing on the Theme of Self-Indulgence

I may be starting my mid-life crisis a bit early.

It all started at the end of September when I bought the black skinny jeans with the glitter. Yes, those. First, they were on sale. Second, they were in my size. Third, I had decided to give skinny jeans another chance. The ones I had tried on before were cut funny and they didn’t fit right, which means they didn’t look right. Jeans are such a tricky creature. But I tried them on at the H&M (34th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues) and I stepped out of the dressing room and asked one of the male employees how they looked on me, and he seemed apathetic enough to be honest. So I got them. I figured I could return them; what fun is the impulse-buy otherwise?

I kept them. Partly because I like the way they fit, and mostly because the feedback has been pretty positive.

Okay, so I was window shopping a few weeks ago and my eye caught a vest that I liked but not enough to ignore the price tag. Plus, they didn’t have my size. But I tucked the idea away in a convenient pocket of my mind to be on the lookout for a vest.

This past weekend I was online shopping, and I saw a vest. THE vest. Better than the one I saw a few weeks ago.  It was on sale, and they had XS available. I ordered it, and I couldn’t believe how excited I was. Maybe I just thought it would be funny to have a vest like this. Maybe I thought I might be able to rock it.  Because I’m just that vain.

So the vest arrived today. I tried it on, looked at myself in the mirror. And it kind of made me giddy. It’s so ridiculous, I love it. I mean, the thing is faux leather with zippers and snaps and a belt at the waist, AND a detachable hood that has a drawstring. When I tried it on, I did nothing but zip and unzip and snap and unsnap and cinch the hood around my face for at least five minutes.

I also put on my skinny jeans, then I laughed.

Then I did a photo shoot of myself.

Then I laughed some more. This was fun.

And, I’m keeping the vest. 10 years ahead of time.

Hover your mouse over each picture to get some description. You can also click on each one to get a bigger view, but why would you do that?

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