21 December, 2006

shopping...part II

Money in hand I ventured out into the wide world of fashion. I forced myself to not turn back! I was ready! I decided to start with my feet. Boots were first on the list. In my head I knew what I wanted, but where in the hell was I to find them? The good thing is that there are about 50 shoe stores in Castellon and the other good thing is that the majority of shops specialize in one thing, like...a store will only sell shoes, another only socks, another only fancy clothes and yet another only purses. It actually makes shopping relatively easy. The other cool thing is that most shops have really large windows at the entrance displaying their items, so you can browse through the selection of shoes before even entering the store.

After perusing muchas tiendas de zapatas, I found the boots I wanted. Of course they were 30 euros more than I wanted to spend, but in my former history of having "so-so" articles of clothing sit in my closet instead of on my body, I have learned that when I finally find something that I reeealy like, I must buy it no matter the expense! When I entered the shop to further investigate the boots, I saw a nun buying shoes and taking that as a sign, I forked over the money and bought them. Resisting the urge to put them on the minute I left the store, I then proceeded to the sock store since my worn out ankle ones just won't do. I then bought 5 pairs of "stylish" socks...who woulda thunk...

I then found an Indian store (think India, not Native American) and bought 3 shirts. Now they may not be stylish in Spain, but when I wore it yesterday, I got a "nice shirt" comment from my Pakistani friend :-) Next stop pantalones...

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