Were I to win the lottery (which would entail me actually playing the lottery, so this is a stretch, but bear with me here) and then told that the only condition for getting the money was that I had to commit to one single brand for all my clothing and accessory needs, I would have no problem deciding.
“Hand over the big bucks,” I would exclaim, “and take me to the nearest Garnet Hill catalog!”
I could drool over Garnet Hill all day. The clothes, the shoes, the accessories. Aahhhh, the accessories. Trouble is, Garnet Hill is pricey. (Of course it is. Why would I be in love with an affordable line of clothing?) And so I own but a couple of random and beloved items – a flannel night shirt here, a spring trench coat there – from this company.
But am I the only one out there who also shops for hair styles in her favorite clothing catalogs? You see, next week – and I know we haven’t discussed this yet – I am going to go to San Francisco for four days on a work trip. I have a few hours here and there in the first couple of days when I don’t have things scheduled – and am about 4 weeks late on getting my hair cut – and so I contacted my fabulous hair stylist – the one who cut my hair for almost all of the 9 years I lived in the Bay Area – and made an appointment.
Thing is, since I get to go there so rarely now I can’t see just getting a trim. I mean, that’s not making the most of his talents at all, is it? And so, although I’m enjoying having long hair most of the time, it’s starting to drag me down a bit and certainly doesn’t feel very spring-y. (And with temps in the 60s, it will even feel the littlest bit spring-y in California…) Must be time for a new do, right? Thus, the Garnet Hill catalog. Today I shopped for a new do. And I found this model whose hair seems fairly similar to mine, all over the catalog, adorable hair done in all kinds of different lovely ways that would work for me. (It does occur to me all of a sudden that I could’ve shopped for a new do on my own blog – this hair cut looks an awful lot like that happy chick up there on the wonderwheel, does it not?)
So what do you think? Should I go for it? Or just keep it long since it now fits into a ponytail? (And we’ve all seen how attractive that is by the end of the day!)
Now if only I could afford her clothes, too.