Monday, June 7, 2010

Pretty Woman

Currently Reading: Watership Down by Richard Adams

Any piece of clothing can be sexy with a quietly passionate woman inside it.

I discovered early in life that I would never be a fashionista . . . but I denied it. Denial's easy when you're wishing hard enough for something. I've just about given up, honestly. Chris could care less. He's worn the same t-shirts since high school and won't retire them until they're in tatters, especially now that I can sew the holes up for him. Fashion though, has been a topic as of late. : )

We're on our way to dinner with Chris's parents, when Chris blurts out, "So . . . you wanna go shopping?"
I frown, completely suspicious. The game's afoot, Watson . . .
"I thought you hated shopping."
Chris shrugs. "Well, you need new clothes for work, right?"
"Riiiiiight . . ."
"So, I thought I'd take you shopping."
My heart melts. "Aw, you're so sweet! But, you know, I can go by myself. I don't want you to have to suffer through it with me." (9 times out of 10, I hate shopping, too).
"Oh, it's fine," Chris says. He pauses, then adds. "I thought, you know I could help you pick out a few things. Some cool button-up shirts like my favorite that you never wear anymore."
Ok, side note -- his "favorite" was a hand-me down pink and black plaid shirt that was tight to begin with . . .then I put on a few pounds . . . so now it's been passed on to my younger sister. End side note.
"Because," Chris says, hesitating, "that fitted stuff looks really good on you. Shows off your figure. Now, you wear all these flowy things and well . . . it confuses me . . . because you don't want to look fat . . .but you wear these things that make you look heavier than you are.You're beautiful, no matter what. I just don't know why you like flowy things."
"I don't think they make me look fat. They're supposed to fit this way. I like it."
Chris smiles lamely.
"So you want to take me shopping . . . so you can dress me up like you like me?"
His grin brightens, and I burst out laughing. "Oh my gosh! You are so cuuuuuute!"
"Why do you always say that? I don't get what's cute!"
I just keep laughing.
So I'm going shopping sometime soon with my husband. So he can try to dress me up for work . . . and so I can find a few more "flowy" things.

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