Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Road Taken

Yeah, I haven't posted in a while. There aren't any excuses left - apart from maybe I've been too busy at my new job at Country Road? :P

The funny thing is, before I started, I'd been in there only TWICE before in my life - both times to buy those excessively mainstream tote bags, and neither times for me. The customers have serious issues (SOME of them that is - the rest of them are beautiful lovely people who I would serve ANY day) but the clothes are nice and the workers are hilarious, I don't love them yet but I probably will soon.

So that's one thing --> if you're a nice customer, you'll be more likely to get more out of your sales assistant.

The second thing is, because the clothes are so great, and I think to myself *discount! discount!* I spend ALL MY PAY THERE. Seriously. They might as well just dole the clothes out to me, instead of bothering to put it through my bank account, only for me to spend it there anyway. It's even worse in summer because the clothes are so damn comfy in the heat. Arrrgh!

Anyway, so I LOVE LOVE LOVE the flower-print dress in the middle (below) - tunic hem, very cute, also comes in a cami, beautiful feel to the fabric - trust me, I'd know. I also adorrrre the metallic skirt second from the end, but haven't bought it because I have a not-quite-the-same-but-too-similar-to-justify-buying-a-new-one skirt from Blue Juice.

The clear plastic tote on the bottom is SO DAMN GOOD for the beach - and for once, I don't have to be upset when I find a crumby ('scuse the pun) mix of Doritos, pretzels and sand at the bottom of my bad. Or when the sunscreen decides to spill itself everywhere. And with a nice, fluffy towel in there, I can hide my wallet under it when I'm walking, or if I go in the water I just chuck the towel on top. No worries about its transparency. At least I can find everything :P


p.s. Nothing wrong with Country Road bags - if you need 'em. But please don't carry a mostly empty one everywhere, just because it's a Country Road bag.