Lifestyles With Lauren


Big Girls Playing Dress-Up

There’s no denying it.  It’s a fact.  I love to shop.  P.S.  I’m a girl.  Hello?

And, it’s also a fact.  I don’t always need to buy.  Sometimes I just like to…look.  That’s crazy, right?  You see, for me, the whole shopping experience isn’t always about buying (aka spending money).  Sometimes for me the shopping experience is simply about the “stroll”, the “discovery”, and about just being in the same room with all the beautiful clothes, or fine furniture, or jewelry, or kitchen gadgets, or whatever store I’m strolling through.  I just happen to love the whole shopping experience.   

Be that as it may, don’t get me wrong!  I truly L-O-V-E to shop for great clothes, most especially.  Let’s call it “playing dress-up”.  But, aren’t all girls playing dress-up?  Clothes shopping is just, after all, one big dress-up.

Something that makes me giggle is that when I’m shopping for clothes I always make it a point to stop and look around the store to check out the expressions on all the other shoppers.  It just cracks me up how every woman there looks so serious.  Why?  Because they’re taking their shopping very seriously.  But, they’re not actually feeling serious.  They’re actually having the time of their lives.  They’re in the zone!!  They’re just big girls playing…what?  That’s right, dress-up!  

And, when you realize this then it makes so much more sense why women love to shop.  Because grown women are just big little girls playing dress-up.  

There you have it, and you heard it (well, read it, actually) here first.