For years and years I was on the hunt for the perfect tee shirt. I had a vague list of qualities in mind including soft, thick, dryer friendly, hitting at the top of the hip, and made with natural fibers. I spent a fair chunk of change on a lot of almosts. It seems like such a basic thing, but a good tee shirt is a real workhorse and a solid wardrobe basic.
I’m a self-proclaimed online shopping expert. It’s a survival skill that I developed during my years and years living in the frozen Yukon, where shopping opportunities are nil unless you’re willing to pay an arm and a leg.
One of my all time faves is Simons. I’ve been a loyal customer of theirs for about 7 years now and they’ve never once let me down. Simons is only available in Quebec but they started up an online shop about 5 years ago and am I ever glad!
I’m loyal to Simons for a number of reasons. The quality of the clothing is always excellent; they carry a range of brands/designers priced from outright steals to much spendier options; the sizes are bang on; the shipping is exceptionally prompt; and they’re Canadian! What’s not to love?
I’ve waxed lyrical about Simons’ virtues in the past, read that post here.
Do you have a favourite online shopping destination?
I like shopping, you know, the way I like breathing. It’s one of my favourite activities. I like it the way I liked the New Kids on the Block when I was 10 – I went to sleep cuddling my stereo while the boys crooned to me. I like it. A lot.
Here are some of the things I like about it:
1. I have this incredible ability to tune out everything that’s going on around me and browse until I find things that I love. It’s relaxing.
2. I honestly think that when I grab the handles of a carrier bag full of new stuff my brain drowns in a wave of endorphins.
3. I like pretty new things.
4. Shopping makes for great people watching.
5. I love, love, love hanging up new clothes in my closet.
I’ve committed to a shopping ban for the entire month of January. I have to follow through because I’ve said that I’m doing this outloud – to people. I’ve also committed to an alcohol free month. January is going to be so great.
There’s been a lot of change in my life over the last couple of years. I’ve changed jobs a few times, moved twice, gone back to school, and now I’m trying to make a go of it in Vancouver. I feel almost at a bit of a crossroads: I’m about to turn 100 33 (ack!!), and I haven’t got a job, a car, or a home of my own. This is not exactly what I had envisioned for myself. However, in spite of all that I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time. City life agrees with me.
In the spirit of positive thinking I’m working on a few New Years resolutions in the hopes that 2013 will be the year that things finally start to come together for me!
1. Buy fewer clothes, shoes, and accessories and appreciate what I’ve already got.
2. Buy less make-up and use up my huge collection!
3. Spend more time with my friends.
4. Read more good books and watch less tv. Any suggestions?
5. Find a job that I love but don’t get discouraged if it takes a while!