2.23.2009

Ode to Confessions

I went to see Confessions of a Shopaholic last weekend, and the narrative rang all too closely to something I wrote in 2007. Check out my blog: Ode to Clothing. Who's the girl in the green scarf now?

Ode to Clothing:

Sweaters and UGGs know a cuddle that men will never know how to do just right...

The way crew-neck tees hug my every curve and trace the outline of my upper torso... is romance unknown.

The way lace can make me feel so girly, flirtatious, and fun transcends the boundaries of some mediocre material relationship.

A man will never make me feel as dangerous and daring as leather riding boots do.

As my clothing waits for me to come home... it's up for anything. Homework, watching a movie, or going out. Flexibility isn't just in elastic waistbands... for my clothing bends with me in ways boys have yet to learn...

Though clothing has continuously stolen money from me and randomly thrown itself on other women in the mall... I can't help but forgive and forget when my size 28's want me back again.

And though the possibility to fit in a smaller jean may have been caused by a man... he will never make me feel as good as I do when that denim slides past my thigh with no hesitation at all.

I don't have to "change" clothing... it just automatically comes in my size. If only couples therapy were like going to alterations... "Just one more inch, please!"

Fighting with my clothing always ends up making me depressed... but rebounding is so much easier! It's called Neiman Marcus.

However, like men, rebounding can be difficult. Try to avoid Forever-21 types... because as you know... they're only looking for a one-night-stand. Leaving you in snags and hanging threads the next day.

Always there lending extra fabric to wipe my tears... tunics make me feel comfortable no matter what. My hats protect me from skin-cancer, and my accessories make me feel pretty when I feel ugly on the inside.

Clothes bring out the best of me. The happier, more positive, confident me.

And if there is a day where I must be without them... tears will roll down my cheeks because I will never give up on clothing. We have been dating for 21 years now... and though sometimes a nylon or two will fail me... I'd rather have my heart broken by a thread, than have it crushed with a boy's tonka truck.

16 comments:

E.K. said...

What do you mean by concepts? Oh, and cool, I'm glad you liked my suggestion for a drop down menu!

E.K. said...

Oh, my album cover! Ha! ;)

The cover is already finished, it's a painting of me hanging on a museum wall (it goes with the title I have). Oooh, you're the first I've told!

Ruthie said...

haha that is so true about forever 21 clothes... they have stood me up many times

vintijgospogurl said...

i'm planning to try on a forever-21, but after read your post, i hesitate LOL

xx imelda

ami baio said...

Love this so much!

alyssa said...

You are funny!! HMM... I think there is not one item of clothing that can take the place of certain activities I need a man for...in fact clothing is only optional!
...sorry...

Sasha said...

I love the way your write...!!

gladys said...

Brilliant! By the way I tagged you, hope you don't mind - details on my blog.

Ida said...

Your writing is awesome!

P.S. I need to finally see that movie.

Camille said...

I really love the way you write, you are amazing. I love your blog !

Darrah said...

Thank you for your lovely comments! I am glad to hear you like the blog!

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ZombieLace said...

Haha, your ode to clothing is too cute... and too true! Next time a boy breaks my heart, I'll just go sit quietly in my closet and let the warm feeling of TRUE love wash over me! Too bad you can't sell an old boyfriend as "vintage" on ebay when you are over him ;~)

Bella said...

Ah, such a great post... LOVED it! xx

Anonymous said...

I am in the middle of the 3rd book and as soon as I started reading the first one I thought she reminded me of you. haha. that's funny. you are rebecca bloomwood.
-teresa

i.d. said...

Oh I'm dying to see this movie! x