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Monday, January 03, 2011

Budz update and returns OOTD

I'm currently sitting with a very zombie-like Buddie on my kitchen floor. Today, I brought Budz in to meet the surgeon and have a surgical consult. I left him at the surgical center for a biopsy (full surgery is scheduled for Thursday), and I just picked him up. Poor guy is still very drugged out. They had to put him under general anesthesia to take the biopsy. He had trouble walking straight on the short walk across the sidewalk from the car to my house!

He also sorta reminds me of students in class that are trying really hard to stay awake. His head keeps dropping down, down, down, and then he'll yank it up, because he wants to be awake and alert. Poor pup! Evan keeps sneaking him little pieces of bacon because he feels so sorry for him.

iphone pic of me 'n Budz recovering on the kitchen floor

I actually have OOTD pics from today, but they're on my camera, which is across the room. And Budz kinda wigs out whenever I get up, so I'll post them another time.

I do have some belated pics from last week. I wore this when I went to go return a gift that didn't fit my mother-in-law at Chico's (a favorite store of my mother and mother-in-law).

Apparently, I don't look like the typical Chico's demographic. The first time I went in there to buy a birthday gift for my mom, none of the SAs came by to assist me. At that point it would have been nice, because I was waaaay confused about their sizing (they use 0, 1, 2, 3 instead of small, med, large, XL. This led to much confusion when I held up a size 2 and thought I would swim in it!)

This time, when I went in to make the return the SA actually told me I didn't look like the Chico's demographic. She said she assumed I was making a return because the clothes at Chico's don't look like my style. I admit I'm somewhat ambivalent about this. I don't see myself as a Chico's shopper, but at the same time, when I go into a store (even if it's not for myself), I don't like people to assume that I don't belong there. Like going into a high-end boutique and not getting service might make one feel a bit stigmatized. Chico's is not a high-end boutique, but I still don't appreciate feeling like such an outsider (I feel this way even about a group I'm not that interested in belonging to... I think I'm just weird).

Chico's Return OOTD
grey plaid puffed-sleeve blazer sz (thrifted $6)
H&M mustard yellow cardigan sz 6 ($20)
Anthropologie Deletta tank (name? 2009 sale, can't remember price)
H&M black 3/4 sleeve shirt sz 8 ($8)
Lisa Skinny Jeans by Fire Jeans sz 5 (thrifted $7)
Nicole Winchester Leather Riding Boots ($100 at DSW)
Orangey-purple scarf (gifted)


Cindi said...

Oh boy do I get that a lot from every store I go in sometimes if I'm not wearing the right thing. Sorry that happened to you too though. And Budz...aww!! Best wishes to him. He's in my thoughts!

Kelly said...

Oooh, I've totally had the same experience in Chico's! I don't shop there and it's definitely not my style, but I went in with a friend and the sales associate was outright rude to both of us.

I hope Budz surgery goes well on Thursday!!!

vintageglam1234 said...

I've never heard of Chico, but sounds like they are for an older demo? Take it as a compliment..hehe. What about men who go into these kinds of shops to get a pressie for their wife etc..I wonder whether are they ignored too?
My heart goes out to your Budz. He's endured so much. I wish him all the best Lori!

LC said...

I've never been in that store and now I know why!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Hm, what an odd way to treat people. You'd think the SAs would get right on to helping to figure out why you're there if you're not the store's typical demo.

I agree with vintageglammz, take is as a compliment then, especially because you look fantastic! ;o)

I hope Budz is doing better!

Marianne said...

Ooh, I love this outfit! Great layers and colors. And I would take it as a compliment, not fitting in to Chico's aesthetic. Haha.

Good luck to Budz, you guys are in my thoughts!

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