Monday, July 18, 2011

Wardrobe Malfunction

  Everyone has seen in a movie or heard about from a friend that embarrassing story where one's clothing article rips, and thus they are stuck in a very uncomfortable situation. Unfortunately for me, I got to live one of those moments last Friday. During the year I had purchased this great brown leather skirt from one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie. It is fitted at the waist and flows out from there, and is comprised of vertical panels. Well, as I sat down on the train to Penn Station, the skirt caught on the arm of the chair, and ripped a nice 6 inch size tear into a side panel.
  I sat in shock/horror as the train pulled away, not quite sure of what to do. Luckily,the skirt is very well made and has a liner underneath so nothing was showing. Nonetheless, I had a hole in my $300 skirt. I frantically called my mom and she advised that I stop somewhere in Penn Station and pick up either pins or tape. I explained to her that this skirt was beyond the repair of the everyday sewing kit, and so I went on to shop at the only store open at 8 AM: Kmart.
  I had never been inside of a the Penn Station Kmart, much less any Kmart in my entire life. The closest I have been to shopping in a similar store I guess would be Walmart, but then again, that is when I am shopping for mixer outfits...
  After 20 minutes of frantically running around the 3 story Kmart, I had picked out 3 dresses. I settled on a simple watercolor patterned red/blue/purple shift that cost $25 and sprinted out of there to catch my E train to work. I arrived at work by 9, changed in the bathroom and proceeded to my desk.
  That day I was complimented 4 times on my bargain buy and have now fallen in love with my purchase. I guess I should start shopping at Kmart from now on...
  I am taking my skirt to a leather repair shop tomorrow morning to see what they can do; I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

I just went online to get this image, and the dress is now on sale for 18.74...


  1. I haven't clothes shopped at Kmart in a long time, but I have to admit that I LOVE buying clothes from Target, woo!

    Maybe now that you have made your first Kmart clothing purchase you will take the next step and come thrifting with me sometime? Eh? :) (Although I do have to give you credit for the one time you came to thrift store with me and bought that purse!)

  2. I love thrifting! Lets thrift together!!