I still have that sweater, the one I bought from J Crew when I was 19. It’s cable stitched cotton, a mock turtleneck. Forest green, a popular late-80’s color. I think it’s coming around again, though I lacked style and wore it every year from then to now.
With this quest to reward myself for weight loss success, I wanted to break my sordid love affair with J Crew. Kiss a different lover. Add a frock to my closet that was more than something I put in my perpetual shopping cart on the J Crew site.
I always have a cart going. My J Crew user name is continuous sign in. If the three sale items in my current basket are still there by the weekend, it’s a sign I’m supposed to have them.
It’s a sick game I’ve played for as long as they’ve been online.
No surprise I settled on threads from J Crew. A dress from their fall collection. I violated my usual rule and splurged for something full price.
We set the balance aside to go to Helsinki for Thanksgiving. Because experiencing life is ever so much better than wearing it on my backside.
This post is part of the series Don’t Mess With the Dress. If this is your first visit to the series, please click here to go back to the beginning, go here for the second installment, click here for the third installment, go here for the fourth installment and click here for the fifth installment.