TH said the other day, “It’s triple points day at Nordstrom, will you come with me and go shopping so we can pick some stuff out for me?”
To which I replied, “Ugh…sounds awful…”
To which he replied, “You are the only woman I know who wouldn’t jump at the chance to go shopping for her man.”
Wait, let’s all take a moment of silence…no, a moment of laughter at “her man.”
I replied, “I don’t like shopping for myself, can you imagine how much more painful it would be to shop for someone else?”
TH, “Point taken.”
But I decided that is sad for him. Of course a trophy wife picks out her spouse’s wardrobe. But a BRW? If given the chance to pick out an outfit here or there, I should take the opportunity to have him look the way I want him to…after all, he’s my trophy, so I should dress him up in any shiny way I want right?
This post is a plea for help. How does one start to understand men’s fashion (and understand it affordably)? I could easily go into a nice men’s store and buy something right off the mannequin, but I imagine that isn’t the most efficient way to go about this since when I went to Nordstrom to check out the men-aquins, this is what I witnessed:
So I’m asking you, my dear friends, to help me learn to shop for TH. Do you have fashion blogs you recommend I read? Should I flip through mags? Do I need to know what looks good with his body type? For instance, he’s not narrow, so all those slim shirts wouldn’t fit right. And am I picking out clothes for a casual Sunday or Saturday night clubbing?
Let’s take another moment of laughter for that one.
Okay, so please comment, give me your advice on how a Blue Ribbon Wife goes about shopping for her Trophy Husband!
You can start by not going to Nordstrom.
Shouldn’t your name be TBRBIL?
So I order stuff for my husband on Nordstrom.com and then return what he hates.
I really say- go to Nordstrom with him, find a good sales person, and help direct them and go drink wine in the pub.
All I heard was “wine” and “pub”…sounds like a PERFECT strategy!
A) NO mantyhose. But I don’t think TH would go for that, for some reason.
B) Slim works wonders on “non-slim” bodies. But you will need to spend a years-worth of salary and come to Paris for a custom fit.
C) If America could come within 200 pounds of those mannequins, we’d have CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN.
xxx, M. 😉
The term mantyhose just made my year.
Tell him to check out bluff works. Hilarious as always!!!
So I looked up Bluff Works. Loved it. But I’m confused because I treat all clothes as “ready for 5 days of wear without care in-between”…should I be doing more laundry?