“That’s not how you calculate cost and value.”

Thank you, Emma of Bella’s Closet, for hosting the CSN Stores giveaway. I was thrilled about winning the gift card! Of course I headed straight for the handbags and shoes section, found a bit of a scarcity in the handbags department, and so went for the shoes.

My line of work demands for corporate conservative, so that typically sways me toward closed-toe pumps, but I did sneak a few peep-toes into the mix as I deliberated what to get with the gift card.

Hubby, of course, pointed out that I already have too many shoes, and that we ought to “get something practical” instead. I had e-mailed him and my two fashionista sisters for a consultation. The e-mail exchange that ensued was quite cute, and a great representation of the family dynamics. I thought I’d share.

“That’s not how you calculate cost and value.” =) Classic Hubby-speak.

I would have proceeded to order shoes anyway, except every style I liked was out of size 6.5. Thus I deferred to Hubby.

We–or should I say he–got luggage, a set of matching roller thingies, whatever you call them. It’s for the two of us when we travel, because you know, there’s nothing cheesy at all about couples with matching luggage.

Now wait, back to the “grandma-ish style” comment from my 20-something year old sister. Grandma-ish!

Sigh. She’s right. Gone are the days of wearing Bebe and Forever 21. That is the greatest tragedy of growing up, exacerbated by my decision to pursue a career in law–I’ll never again try on different personalities with my clothes, won’t go rocker glam one day, punk another, or hip hop the next. Herehence and hereinafter, I won’t dare put on clear glass platform high heels and dye my hair bright pink. Doh! Forget the pink hair!– I now say things like “herehence and hereinafter”! Old, stuffy, and boring. I won a gift card and what do I buy? A luggage set. In gray. Seriously you don’t get more boring than that.

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  • emmayamada

    The Luggage is Nice : )
    You and your Husband will look Cute with matching luggage. That is so cool that your shoe size is 6.5 ! That is my shoe size. If you lived close you could borrow shoes : )
    Yes, I did see The Client List the other night, Great Movie ! Jennifer Love Hewitt had some really cute clothes too. I think I spotted some Louboutins when she went Back to the Bank to pay her mortgage. Woo Hoo ! I know , I am a Dork. I notice Fashion in Everything : )

  • http://blog.tarynzhang.com AppleSidra

    The craziest part of that dorkdom is that I SPOTTED THEM TOO! Yes, I saw them too, and I noted it in my head… “Isn't her husband just the least bit curious why her wardrobe and jewelry suddenly went up 10 notches? Does she *really* dress like a physical therapist? Come on!”

  • http://www.wreckedstellar.com Wrecked Stellar

    Hahaha, I like your luggage set :) I think it's cute!

  • emmayamada

    Thank You so much for your comment on my last post. I am very Flattered. You are a Doll ! I wish you lived closer cause then we could go shopping together !

  • Asiancajuns

    Buying luggage is like buying socks. You never feel like getting them, but once you do you're so happy to have them because they're just so gosh darn useful! Of course I would have gone for the shoes first – why is it that 6.5 are always out of stock?!

  • http://thereafterish.wordpress.com/ mae Lu

    Considering that stores like Bebe and Forever21 take direct knock offs the runways, and runways are often indicative of what high powered executives in the fashion industry wear (with tailored suits, of course), you are not beyond wearing either brand. I think you should revisit them, actually. Since your regular style is understated and chic.