shopping with friends
There’s no better place for BFF bonding than on a fun shopping spree. You grab a little mocha frap, wear your comfy (yet stylish) footwear and bring your bargain hunting skills. Getting your friends thumbs up or down before you make a bad purchase can be priceless, and those all-important convos can always be overheard happening in the women’s dressing rooms.
We don’t always like to be honest with ourselves when trying on clothes and it can be even harder being honest with our friends. So when you’re on your next girl’s shopping day out, use a little “She Said, She Meant” and keep your fashion sense in line.
1- TREND ALERT
She said: “Animal print is one of the hottest trends this season. You’re so lucky you can pull that off.”
She meant: “Why can’t I pull that off? She looks good in everything!! Prints, jeggings, bandage dresses… She doesn’t even know what a trend is! Has she been getting Vogue since she was seven, I think not!
She said: “I don’t mind if you buy the same dress as me. We’ll look like twins. Everybody loves twins.”
She meant: “I hate twins. Nobody over the age of 3 should dress alike, unless it’s a private school uniform or its Halloween and you’re all dressed up like the Radio City Rockettes… and even then I had the hottest shoes. MK and Ashley don’t even dress alike anymore, for God’s sake!”
3-MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL
She said: “I blame it on the three way mirror and the lighting. Nobody looks good under fluorescents.”
She meant: “It also doesn’t help that you decided to wear knee-high black socks to try on bikinis. That’s not a good look any way you slice it.”
4- PRICE TAG
She said: “It’s not that expensive. If I think about how many times I’m gonna wear the dress, it really pays for itself.”
She meant: “I can’t be caught dead wearing the same dress more than once to school. Maybe if I don’t take out the tags I can wear it and return it. That’s a little more in my price range.”
She said: “I wonder if they’ll give me some money off because there’s a tiny stain on the sleeve?”
She meant: “Is it worth the money off or am I gonna wonder what exactly that stain is every moment of every day that I wear the shirt? I don’t know if the five bucks off is worth my imagination running amok.
6- LABEL WHORE
She said: “My favorite labels are D&G, Chanel, Missoni, Marc Jacobs, Prada . . . ”
She meant: “But the only thing I can afford is H&M, Forever 21, Gap, Hollister, Old Navy and American Eagle. Nobody has to be the wiser!”
7- FITTING ROOM ETIQUETTE
She said: “Sure we can share a dressing room. It’ll be fun to try on things together!”
She meant: “Have you not heard of a little thing called privacy? Some of us actually like it. Two girls, one mirror… zero winners.”
Do you ever say one thing and mean another? Tell us in the comments!
shopping with friends