Shopping Know How
Like everybody else around, I go shopping; this should mean that I know how to shop. The trouble is...I tend to get lost in the aisles and confused with the multitude of options out there. This, my Dear Reader, is where Daisy and I differ! She has the ability to zone in on the right piece and pick something delightful out of a rack packed with items. When Daisy accompanies me, her fashion flair and know-how, transform a shopping day into a memorable shopping experience. She shows me the "how-to" adapt my wardrobe and make good style choices. This is why I take her along on my outings.
The Fitting Room
One day, I was standing in my bra and panties in the fitting room at Chabad, a non-profit thrift store in Decarie Square whose bargains rival their mall neighbour Winners. Daisy actually led me to the store after we failed to turn up anything worthwhile at Sears. She was out on the selling floor scouring the racks for items for me to try and buy. It didn't take her long. Suddenly, she thrust a handful of garments on hangers into the cubicle. As this was not my first shopping outing with Daisy, I knew that I would look great in her selections and that these outfits would make sense in my wardrobe. I shivered with delight as I began to try them on.
Daisy's sense of style is uncanny. She says she owes her fashion fluency to her great grandfather, Zolmon Rosen, who was a ladies' custom tailor back in the day when what later became Simpson's was called Murphy Gamble, a prestigious department store for the carriage trade. He made all her clothes. Imagine little Daisy wearing couture at the tender age of two. No wonder she knows her fabrics and all about cut, make and trim (CMT).
Fashion Worthy Advice
But there were also some missed opportunities when I failed to follow Daisy's advice. I once tried on a most gorgeous midnight-blue full-length evening gown. Of course, it fit me like a glove and though it was on sale for only a few hundred dollars, I had no imminent event to wear it to. I remember thinking "why spend now on something that will hang in my closet?" Poor Daisy tried and tried to explain but she could do little to convince me. Well that was a mistake that I regret to this day. The event did come of course and how I wish I had had that classic gown hanging in my closet. I had to settle for an old long black skirt. A desperate woman's solution to not having the right dress on hand! It might sound a little cliché to say "you win some, you lose some" but, I might add that I tend to come out a winner a lot more when Daisy is around.