2.30pm on Twitter (Top note: Anticipation. Middle note: Thrill. Base note: Greed.)
4pm on Twitter (Top note: Annoyance. Middle note: Opposite of thrill. Base note: Disappointment.)
Last Sunday, the daily reminder flashed. MALLS. The agenda of the day was one-fold — sale hopping that would translate into sale shopping. Only that it didn’t. Forever New, Vero Moda and Chemistry at South City Mall followed by Mango and Promod at Forum Courtyard.
Now, for me this is all very untoward. It’s a new feeling. I find stuff to buy — sale or no sale — always. So after the initial shock settled down and I slowly came to terms with such a monumental #fail, I made a list (you can call it obsessive, I prefer the word organised) on the reasons why this might have happened. Here goes…
1. Too common a size: The Ms and Ls finish first. The Ss rack is rolling in abundance and the XS is a step ahead, rocking. #notetoself Drop two sizes before the winter sale. Or maybe next summer sale. What’s the point of losing all that weight and layering up with those cardigans anyway? (That will be picked at a whopping 50 per cent off at Mango.)
2. Too much info (TMI) on trends: What’s hot, what’s not. Trends are at the tip of my tongue. Though it is undoubtedly nice to be ‘with it’, but at times like these you rather not know that the scarf print will look dated in six months. A beautiful green-and-yellow scarf print jersey top was trying to call out to me in quite a few places. I dissed it in favour of next year’s ‘it’ print. Whatever that might be!
3.Too much familiarity: You know those people who keep track of the sale season and visit the mall two times a year? Yes, those who come back with shopping bags full? For them, the fresh factor of sale stock is pretty high. Now, I’m not one of those. I can’t be one of those. And I won’t even pin it down to occupational hazard. But yes, less frequent trips to the mall might keep the mystery kicking.
4.Too lazy to try: Okay, there are three categories. What you like. What you like enough to try. What you end up trying. In an ideal world, the ‘lazy’ factor shouldn’t be here. Operative word being ‘ideal’.
5. Too content with wardrobe: Hmm.... Ha ha ha!
P.S.: I went home with a skinny neon belt. I found it in Promod. It wasn’t even whispering to me, leave alone screaming! It just winked. And at that state, winking worked just fine. This belt came back with me inside my handbag. So it doesn’t really count. I like those many, many packets. The ones that jostle for space at the crook of my arm.