Several years ago, I had decided I was not going to wear capris. Although I never say never when it comes to fashion, because God knows, I might have to eat my words when I find I can't live without the very fashion item I have vehemently defiled, I did not think capris were a good fashion statement for me.
And then my friend Vicki strolled into school in a pair of khaki capris. Now, you have to understand that Vicki and I are practically IDENTICAL TWINS. Well. Except for the fact that Vicki has naturally curly strawberry blonde hair and keeps her trim figure by exercising regularly. But still. Practically IDENTICAL TWINS. We are exactly the SAME HEIGHT. See? Practically identical.
And I thought, huh. Those capris look pretty good. Pretty cute. Even though I don't have naturally curly strawberry blonde hair and a trim, girlish figure, I do have long legs! They might have a little cellulite on the thighs, but they are long! Besides, those capris would totally cover that cellulite right up. So. I went and bought some capris. Some silky gold and brown flowered ones with a matching silky tunic top. Actually, I bought two sets that were very similar.
And, I'm here to tell you, that was the BEST INVESTMENT I ever made. Because not only do I still have those two outfits and they look like the day I bought them (and I still kick myself that I didn't buy the blue and black set - what WAS I THINKING?), they opened up a whole new world for me. The world of capris.
See? Just like new!
Once the world of capris (and that should totally be the name of a store) opened up, I purchased quite a few pairs of capris. In fact, I went shopping just the other day and found some darling, checked seersucker capris and, because I have been burned ( I REALLY should have bought that blue and black set), I bought every color they had. Now, I have to confess, when I bought them, they looked a little familiar. But I thought that was just because I had tried on every color. Just to be sure.
See how cute? You know you would have bought them too.
But then when I got home, I found these in my closet.
But you know what? I don't care. For two reasons. First, they are TOTALLY different from the others. Don't you see that flower on there? TOTALLY different. And second. Because I remember when I bought those white shorts and those slate blue shorts and I didn't buy the navy shorts because I had a navy pair at home and then the elastic broke in that navy pair and if I had bought the OTHER navy pair, I totally would have had a back up pair.
So, I now have back up capris. In case of another elastic emergency. I believe in being prepared, fashion-wise. I also may have gotten slightly carried away on the whole white capri front.
But really. They are ALSO totally different. See the turquoise blue trim on that pair? And the green on the other? And the yellow and green flowers on the other pair? Those have matching tops to go with them. So I had to buy them. Buy them ALL. You understand, right?
Just look how cute those matching tops look. You KNOW you would have bought them too. Even though you had white capris at home. And didn't TECHNICALLY need more white capris. It's all a matter of defining need. Isn't it?
Once I actually got all my capris out of the closet and spread them out and photographed them, I thought. Man. I have a lot of capris. Maybe I have too many?
And then I slapped myself upside the head. Because I realized. That would mean I had too many clothes. That I had shopped too much. And we all know that is just not possible.