My mom has always been the type of shopper who finds something she loves and buys two in every color. For years I thought, “Why would I want ten of the same thing? Variety is the spice of life and all that jazz!” But the older I get, the more I appreciate the idea of style stockpiling; especially when it comes to everyday basics.
This is just one of many ways I’m turning into my mother.
I haven’t stepped foot in a Forever 21 in years, but I heard through the grapevine that they have great tees. Since the stores overwhelm me and I’m not cool enough to wear 75% of the inventory, I decided to save myself the anxiety and gas money and ordered the favorite v-neck tee online. At $3.80 each, I treated myself to four colors — doubling up on white and ivory — and sized up for a little slouch.
They arrived last night, and at first glance I was impressed! I expected them to be sheer and flimsy (like the Hanes v-necks I pilfer from C’s underwear drawer) but they’re substantial and soft with just the right amount of stretch. I wore this one today, and it held its shape through nine hours of flower shop madness, officially making me a believer.
I’ll take ten, please and thank you.