Friday, January 14, 2011

My Wife's New Coat

My wife is not usually a fashionable person.  Beautiful, yes, but fashionable, no.  Her wardrobe consists of several pairs of jeans, two dozen T-shirts, two dresses for special occasions, and a suit.  My fashion is even worse.  It's not that we don't like nice clothes, we just save our money for other priorities, things that we find more important, like tickets to Broadway shows or gas money for road trips.  But recently, thanks to a few gift cards from our parents and some department store holiday sales, my wife has been upgrading her style.

My favorite new purchase is her white pea-coat.  I find it completely enchanting, and each time she puts it on I feel like I'm married to a famous movie star.  In my eyes, that pea-coat is the epitome of NYC fashion.  When I see her in it, I'm reminded how lucky we are.  As a kid I dreamed of living in New York City.  Now I live on a beach with a view of the Empire State Building, work in Manhattan, and have a beautiful wife.  I can understand how some people get addicted to the thrill of shopping or the pursuit of fashion.  What we wear can transform us, which I learned from Batman.

"Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms..." ~Sir Francis Bacon

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