As part of our introductions today, we were told to share who we are, what we do, and where we would spend $5000 selfishly (i.e. no selfless answers of buying things to give away).
This was a very hard decision.
Having not bought many books in the past two years, a bookstore was a very tempting, and very nerdy, answer. There is also the glorious place we call Target that promises to provide a variety of clothing, books, music, and even great chapstick, where I would maximize my theoretical $5000. Or then there are outdoor stores, where I would actually use the clothing and headlamps.
And then there is the answer I decided on: Anthropologie, one of the most beautiful stores ever. Granted, my $5000 wouldn’t go nearly as far, but that store is just lovely. They have so many gorgeous dresses, girly bows, and fabulous patterns.
My friend sitting next to me has spent the past two years in Africa, and her answer was the same. We giggled to each other that we were done with headlamps, cargo pants, and wicking tops: we wanted to feel like girls. We want to wear frilly dresses and flowery tops!
We then visited Anthropologie later in the day, and it was everything I remembered and more.