As long as I’m on the subject of things I want to but shouldn’t buy… I had my bedroom window open last night, and after dark it started getting a little chilly. Instead of closing the window, I thought, “It’s hoodie weather! Finally!” I never wear hoodies out of the house (well, maybe when I’m running to the CVS below my building and don’t want to put on a bra underneath the t-shirt I slept in), but I am a dedicated indoor hoodie wearer. Nothing says the comfort of home like a hoodie.
But there’s a drawback: no good hoodie lasts forever. Everytime you wash it it gets less soft and fuzzy, and before you know it the inner lining is scratchy, the hood’s drawstring has disappeared, and there’s a hole in the lining of the stomach pocket. You still wear it but it’s just not the same. So while my NYU Seniors 2009 hoodie isn’t quite at that level, it’s getting close (and I can’t even think about how far my CIMI camp sweatshirts from 2002 - 2004 have fallen without tearing up).
So when I think, “It’s getting colder, I should treat myself to a new sweatshirt,” what is the first thing I google? “Olympics hoodie.” Duh. I immediately find one I want from Nike—totally functional heather grey with American flag, rings, whole deal. But only sizes left are S and XL, and to add to my confusion, it’s in Youth sizes. I was about to be all “I don’t know what that meansssss” but then I stopped being lazy and googled around. And perhaps a Youth XL equals a women’s medium? Could I be so lucky? Will the arms be long enough and the chest roomy enough? Why can’t Nike just custom make my clothes like they do for Allyson Felix or whoever?
Maybe I’ll just go for it. And as long as I’m replenishing my wardrobe—hello, v-neck Team USA tshirt! Also not available in my size, but I don’t think a large will swallow me whole, as the style looks fairly fitted.
And HOLD UP Gap is also having a 25% off sale items promotion so I can finally get their Olympic/Team USA shirts. I want this white Los Angeles 1932 shirt (it’s a men’s shirt, but in a small it should be fine for working out/sleeping) and blue Barcelona 1992 shirt (which is just $5.99 at Old Navy! Ain’t nothing more patriotic than a good deal).
I just clicked around Gap/Old Navy and found 4 other Olympic shirts I want to buy. What if I just get rid of all the tees I already own and wear exclusively Olympic gear? Also, haha, what if I bought all this shit today and spent 300+ dollars on things that I can’t wear to work?