March 14 12

Here’s the thing about working from home. While I DO get dressed every day, it’s certainly not the same kind of dressing I was doing when I worked down on Queen Street, in an open-concept office building, in the same space as people who work at a fashion magazine. On a typical day, I will lounge around in my pjs while I publish new content for The Yummy Mummy Club and read hilarious emails from this lady and drink my coffee. All before 8am, mind you. Then I will spend some quality time with my elliptical and my new television obsession—Breaking Bad—since giving up on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (It’s like Weeds! But there’s more Bryan Cranston running around in his underpants! And there’s fewer scenes of Nancy Botwin drinking iced coffee with straws!)

And then I will get dressed.

And it’s all…“Hrm, Indy puppy, which pair of skinny jeans should I wear? I mean, yes, they kind of all look exactly the same. Hrm, Indy puppy, which shirt and cardigan combo should I wear today? I agree…they do kind of look really similar too. Or, maybe I should just go hog wild and wear a dress! I *am* going to stop at Tim Hortons today so maybe I should put something fancier on, but, you know, the 15-year-old kid is likely not going to notice my outfit..from behind the drive-thru window.”

Yes sometimes I talk to my dog.

(Like you never…)

Here’s the thing, though.

I absolutely loving getting dressed.

I love jeans and sweaters and skirts and tights and cardigans and blouses and dresses.

I love stripes.

I love anthropologie and J.Crew and Jacob and Aritzia.

I love Hudson and Paige and JBrand and Citizens of Humanity.

I love sales and deals and original finds on etsy and shopping at consignment stores.

It’s kind of an addiction, actually.

I can dress myself pretty well, at least in my own head.

But here’s the confession.

Oh come on, you knew it was coming. 

Here are two things I don’t care about spending my time and money on at all:

Shoes.

Purses.

I know. 

It’s not that I don’t like nice shoes and purses (BECAUSE OH MY GOD I DO.)

It’s just that I would NEVER really spend the money on them.

Ever.

I will happily carry around the same purse for two years. It’s brown, it’s made of g0od-quality, it’s inoffensive, it’s working. I like to look at nice purses. I know what I like, I know what I don’t like.

I will happily wear the hell out of the same pair of black pumps for two years. They are black, they are made of good-quality, they are inoffensive, they work. I like to look at nice shoes. I know what I like, I know what I don’t like. I have about seven pairs of knee-high black boots that I rotate through my closet between September and April. I have about six pairs of ballet flats that are from The Gap. I bought them for, like, $20 each. I wear these all summer. I wear Uggs sometimes. I do not own a single pair of shoes with a red bottom. I don’t really even want a pair—I’d just rather spend the money elsewhere.

But I just can’t bring myself to care enough to spend money on these things.

Sweaters? YES.

A new shirt-dress? Of course.

Red pants? Have to have them rightnow.

Black-and-white polka-dotted bow blouses? Please!

The perfect black pencil skirt? I need three of them, obviously.

Another pair of skinny jeans? Need!

Another black cardigan? Want!

A twenty-ninth navy and white striped shirt? Don’t mind if I do—twice!

A new pair of shoes? Meh. A new purse? Meh. 

You can probably just take away my lady card right now. How can I call myself Canada’s Annie Edison if I don’t care about things like shoes and pures?

Although now that I think about it…

…I dare you to remember any single pair of shoes that Annie Edison every wore. You can’t, can you. Because—obviously—she doesn’t care about purses or shoes either. My reputation (and my Twitter bio) are saved! Gosh, I feel better now. Don’t you?

What do YOU care nothing about?

 

 

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  1. Jeans.

    I love clothes, shoes and bags, but I just don’t care much about designer jeans.

    I’ve tried on super expensive, quality jeans in the past, and although I agree that the fabric and fit is superior, I stick to my (usually boot cut) Gap clearance denim.

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    Comment by Danielle on March 14, 2012
  2. I own 7 black cardigans and yet I never have anything to wear. What I won’t spend on is lingerie. I just don’t get it.

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    Comment by mara on March 14, 2012
  3. I am sooo the same way with shoes, and you know me- I love me some clothes!!

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    Comment by Maya on March 14, 2012
  4. I care nothing about clothes and have no problem showing up for a television interview in yoga pants but apparently this is not how things are done and will cause people to be horrified.

    But my hair is always done and I’m a make up junkie.

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    Comment by Sharon on March 14, 2012
  5. BREAKING BAD!!! I’m hooked! I swear we were raised by the same people….though, I’m not jewish and have only been to Toronto once….but I swear we have the same genes running through…..

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    Comment by Amy on March 14, 2012
  6. Okay, I have to go back to read the rest of this post in a minute, because I had to quickly jump in to tell you that I WILL TAKE YOU PURSE SHOPPING! Okay, yes, you know I love to shop, but my number one obsession is purses. Actually I’m just in love with LV over everything else, ever. I wish I could buy a dozen new designer handbags a year! And I like shopping for shoes, too. But I’m really all about comfort. Seriously. Also, I have as many stripes in my closet as you! I LOVE STRIPES. And right now I’m going through a navy blue phase. Okay, let’s go to Anthro together on the 24th, I’m in town. :) xoxo

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    Comment by Loukia on March 14, 2012
  7. Oh – I care nothing about skirts. I can’t do skirts. I love dresss, though. I hate skirts in the winter, and tights and blah blah blah.

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    Comment by Loukia on March 14, 2012
  8. I am pretty much the exact same way with shoes, I like shoes but to me a cute peep toe pump is a cute peep toe pump and the colour of the sole matters to me not a bit. As for purses. My sister worked in Hong Kong for 3 years and she sent me a lovely knockoff designer bag for every birthday that I had that she missed while she was there. I think I even asked her to bring me one as an engagement gift:)

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    Comment by Jen on March 14, 2012
  9. i REALLY want red skinny jeans, but hold off because what on earth do i put on top?!?!? navy and white striped shirt or do i end up looking all olive oil?

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    Comment by Louise on March 14, 2012
  10. My wallet knows no limit when it comes to shoes, but if a shirt costs more than $40… no way man.

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    Comment by Amy on March 14, 2012
  11. Um shoes and purses. I swear sometimes we lead parallel lives. Well except you are way better dressed. I do okay with clothes, but I haven’t worked out of my house in five years, so my clothes are all casual.

    I was thinking I should get a new purse soon. Only because mine has a strap that is starting to fall apart a bit. But hey, it was a Kohls purse that cost me maybe $40 on sale. Shoes, well I’d wear flip-flops all year round if I lived in Cali still. I don’t, so I live in flip-flops all summer and Danskos all winter.

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    Comment by Issa on March 14, 2012
  12. i care about shoes and purses because i’m fat. that’s all the fat girls have, man….:)

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    Comment by gorillabuns on March 15, 2012
  13. Purses. When it comes down to it I just don’t care. I’m much more likely to buy a purse for $2.99 at Goodwill than a department store.
    However I recently found out that my MIL has a HUGE purse problem. I had no idea. She even has like 2 Coach purses.
    I used to be much more into shoes and all clothes really, when I worked in an office. Since I got laid off, I rarely buy anything except a dress or two each year (DH loves me in a dress). I think I bought my first new pair of shoes (boots actually) in a year or more, on Friday. whee!!

    Anyway, your picture of striped navy shirt reminds me of my obsession with black and white striped shirts.
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