Tuesday, October 14, 2014


I can't believe this happened. I can't believe I'm admitting either of these things.

1. Josh sort of picks out my clothes. Sure, I'll wait for you to pick your jaw up off the floor. Not on a daily basis, but overall, he's pointed me towards certain stores, and especially for work clothes and vacation clothes and any weddings or bar mitzvahs or events with his family. At first he just stuck to giving me clothes for my birthday and Christmas. It escalated from there.

2. A couple of weeks ago, I was angry at Josh over something, and on the way home I saw a cute clothing shop and stopped in. I bought a deep blue t-shirt. This is not how I buy clothes. I only buy for specific events, or to replace something that's worn out. But I was pissed, and did something stupid. More stupid than I realized.

On Sunday I wore the shirt. First to run some errands, and then we went for a run. When Josh and I came home I got ready to shower. I took off the shirt, and Josh was like "Whoa, what happened to you?" He walked over and lifted up my arm. Both underarms, from like armpit halfway towards my elbow? BLUE! After my shower? Still BLUE!

Now I'm not going to go so far as to say that Old Navy sells high quality clothing. But this never happened with any of the black shirts I bought there! I'm going to try washing it (separately), but am not sure I have the guts to wear it again. Two showers in and my arms are still blue.

I'm a little stressed out about my arms. My sisters won't stop making fun of me. If it gets hot at work, I can't take off my jacket, but they don't button high enough that I can wear them without a camisole.


Anonymous said...

Return it. Complain. Get your money back. Stick to the black shirts.

Anonymous said...

I used to work for a girl who was always dressed really nicely. Turns out her husband picked out most of her clothes too. He also did all of the cooking. She freely admitted both of these things and nobody ever thought any less of her. We just all thought he had really good taste. Her wedding ring that he designed was the prettiest one I've ever seen. If Josh is good at it, I say go for it!

Sorry about the blue arms. Don't you just hate how cheaply things are made now?


One crazed mommy said...

Ugh on the blue - i've had that happen to me. Luckily after a couple of washes they extra dye no longer sticks to you. I would wash it a couple of times before wearing it again, though. I agree with Kathy, though - if Josh picking your clothes works for you, go for it. My hubby does 98% of the cooking in our house, and picks out all of my purses - he buys me one every birthday and he does an amazing job!!! :)

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

My husband does a much better job than I do picking out clothes for me (and purses, and coats, and shoes). He is also much better than I am at predicting what I will enjoy off a restaurant menu.

He's also a better cook than I, but he is rarely home during the week in time to make dinner. I hand off all cooking duties to him on the weekends.

Monica said...

I learned something the other day! If you wash new deeply coloured clothes with salt in the wash water (1/4 c) they don't run as much. Apparently you only need to do it the first time.

I have not tried this but my friend who has a very pink loving daughter swears by it.