At this moment I'm simply yearning to travel abroad and shop for clothes. I'm pretty sick of most of my wardrobe.
Except for my sarees, of course. And the three new salwar kameezes I just had stitched. (Which I'm saving for Puja and can't wear now.) I pretty much loathe every single stitch of Western wear I have. I liked the pair of jeans I was bought for my birthday but after a couple of washes it has expanded (because I certainly haven't lost weight) and now need altering. And I loathe and detest and heartily dislike everything else in my wardrobe. (No, you may not have any of them, though. I may change my mind next week.)
There are sales all over town and I can't buy a blessed thing. Got no money. Got no time. Got no energy. On a holiday though I would window-shop a lot and am sure I would buy. Anyway, I hate the stuff on sale too.
1. A couple of sleeveless kurtas from Khaddar (who are closed every time I pass by) in jewel colours.
2. Some new skirts that fit me. Not like the ones I currently own which are more corset bottom than skirt.
3. Some excessively feminine, tailored-looking blouses. With lace yokes, and soft colours and pin tucks. You get the picture. All I have are t-shirts and spaghettis.
4. Some dresses. The floaty, flirty, feminine kind.
5. New shoes. I want to throw away all the pairs I currently own, which all look shabby, except for my gold sandals and my silver sandals.
6. New handbags to match these new clothes.
7. A couple of bandanas. (The Bhablet has taken to attacking my hair.)
8. Some funky hats. A fedora to wear when I drive.
9. Long earrings. Silly, pointless, sexy danglers.
10. A couple of pairs of capris. In bright red and army green, relaxed fit.
I guess what I'm saying is that I want to stop looking so mother, so damn practical all day. I don't want to wear clothes which allow breastfeeding, and aren't lacy enough to trap small fingers and aren't glittery enough to have the boy pull at them.
In case any of you who are reading this post happen to be related to me (and therefore have to buy me something for Puja) please refer to list above. Consult me about your budget, I will work it out. And if none of my relatives are reading this -- dammit, give me money this year!