Awestruck

I was at Value Village today, a little ticked at myself for not realizing that 50% off is NEXT WEEK! Anyway, from across the store a lady caught my eye and she kind of looked like a real life Barbie, so I decided to follow her and check it out. When I got closer, I realized it wasn't quite as it seemed, but now I was really intrigued so as I looked at clothes down the same aisle as she was I kept an eye on her. I know this sounds completely rude...but I just couldn't help myself! She had bleach blonde hair that from far away looked like a wig (but it wasn't), was wearing a pink halter top, complete with sunglasses hanging from her cleavage, a white mini skirt (and I mean MINI skirt), and shiny white platform stilettos! It was such a sight that I just took it in for a few minutes. And I'll add that she was probably in her late 40s. It struck me that this was something she might wear to one of the clubs or bars, but it hardly seems appropriate (or practical) for shopping in Value Village!

Comments

Ken said…
What can I say??? Since Barbie dumped me, she's got so much more time to shop - and, YES ... she really should dress a little more "age-appropriate" if you ask me!!
Des said…
Where do you think she bought her attire?!?
Tanneal said…
Hilarious...are you sure it was a 'she'?? We used to get some very barbie-like cross dressers into Mariposa, so I wouldn't be surprised!!! Tall skinny boys have that waif look ya know!
dags said…
No, most definitely a woman! No question...maybe I'll run into her again there sometime...
kelle said…
Interesting...I probably would've done the same as you!! However, why would you want to wear an outfit like that, unless you were wanting some attention. If that's the case, she sure got some then ;)
Swoosh said…
I think it's fantastic that you stalked her for a little while. You are my hero!
shinbone #4 said…
now I'm embarrassed...I think that maybe, just maybe that was me... I really had nothing else to wear that day except my evening attire and I needed a costume for a masked ball I was attending later in the week... But Barbie really?? you thought I looked like Barbie. I wish I'd known it was you - why Do you wear a bowler hat, trench coat and diva sunglasses when shopping at Value Village - quite frankly I'm not so sure I'm the one that's the freak ;)
Amanda Franks said…
That's a great story. I worked at VV for a few years and we got all types. My favorite was this lady that dressed in about 9 coats each time she visited. She wasn't homeless, owned an antique shop in fact, but she always wore so many coats!