This weekend was one of those ones where I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone. I decided to make a quick pitstop to Banana Republic early Saturday evening, which I thought would be a quick in and out trip. While I was trying on clothes in the fitting room, the loud music and lights shut off. Everything flickered on and off for a minute, until everything eventually went black. I panicked. Being in a pitch black dressing room mid sweater change is not exactly comforting. A store employee came back and asked that everyone “come to the front of the store.” I assumed that something bad was happening, so I was in full on freakout mode. Luckily it was only a power outage (that knocked out the entire outdoor shopping center). We still managed to purchase things, thanks to the old school method of writing down our credit card info. While lingering in the store, we heard yelling outside. All ten of us in the store (including the employees) ran to the door to find a woman screaming and flailing her arms in the air. Let’s just say there were hundreds of cars snaked around the parking lot, and nobody was going anywhere soon.
Seeing this crazed woman convinced me the zombie apocalypse was taking place, and I was going to be part of it. Camping out at Banana Republic had never sounded more appealing. I ventured out to my car, and into the madness, to sit in my parking spot for 45 minutes. Let’s just say people weren’t exactly willing to let other cars out in front of them. After an hour of claustrophobia/anxiety, I had inched my way out of there and back into the world. This *dramatic* experience tells me I need to start recording some episodes of Doomsday Preppers.
This coat has become my favorite companion in this cold weather. I got it at Trend Boutique, and seriously, it does not leave my body (even when I get inside). I’m not a fan of coats with tons of buttons or other contraptions. I want a coat that’s easy to put on and take off, and this is it. I’ve been adding a glittery belt to give it more structure and dress it up a bit. Sadly, my coat collection is very tiny. My sophomore year of college, I had a small slip-up when I was moving out of my dorm. A week after the school year ended, I realized I never cleaned out my coat closet when packing up my stuff. I frantically called the university, but the coats were long gone. There were vests, dressy coats, expensive ski jackets, and more. Up until now, I hadn’t replenished my coat collection. Now that I have this baby blue one, it’s kind of become perfect for every occasion. Since it’s currently snowing as I type this, I already know what I’ll be wearing this week ;).