I scored the shirt at the handmade gift exchange party yesterday, and I really like it! In fact, I liked it so much I stole it right off the back of another partier. You’re allowed to do that at these things. You can either pick a wrapped gift from the pile or “steal” one of the gifts that another person has already unwrapped (even if she's been a bit previous in staking her claim to the shirt by putting it on!). The latter strategy is definitely the route to go. That way you don’t end up with a stretchy bracelet made out of red-and-green plastic chili peppers that you couldn’t wear to a dogfight.
I have to say some people took quite a bit of license with the term “handmade.” For example, my T-shirt is not handmade at all.
- It’s from Banana Republic. (boo!)
- It’s 100% silk. (yay!)
- It’s made in China. (boo!)
- It’s dry clean only. (boo!)
- It’s super comfortable. (yay!)
- It still has the price tag on it; it was originally $30.99 but was marked down to $16.99. (yay! I guess.)
- It has a very flattering drape/cut. (yay!)
I’m still not sure why I like the shirt so much. I don’t pine for snow. I certainly hope that the shirt doesn’t have magical snow-conjuring powers. Just to be on the safe side, I won’t take it with me when I visit Chicago in late December. I don’t want to tempt fate and end up having to deal with a nightmare like this or this. It could happen--just ask Collene.