Something happened that I never thought would ever ever happen. I bought skinny cargo pants. I not only cheated on my resolution of no new clothing, but I bought skinny cargo pants! It took me TWO YEARS of totally avoiding this trend, but what happened? I went to Target. I noticed their new jeans-sizing system (which is really awesome by the way). I felt intrigued. I Tried on these pants, which are the perfect color and length.
I put the pants in my cart while I searched for all the things I needed at Target, thinking I could convince myself not to buy them during the trip. The trip was time-consuming because they moved everything around at my local Target, so I had no idea where I was supposed to look for dish scrubbies. I went to put the pants back after deciding they weren’t worth the guilt of breaking my resolution, but then somehow rationalized that the old Laurel would have bought MORE expensive skinny cargo pants AND three other impulsively purchased items during the trip to Target, too. So I have changed, I tell myself!
So here I am in the skinny cargo pants of shame.
April 11, 2011