In the frivolous part of my heart, is a "girly-girl." Love clothes, reading fashion magazines, lamenting the fact that I cannot wear many styles or high heels anymore, I still like dressing up, just like I did when I was a little girl trying on grown up clothes and longing to grow up and enter the mysterious world of womanhood. Little did I know what it really meant.
I had read about H&M. It's a kind of IKEA but for clothes. H&M began in 1947 in Sweden as a woman's clothing store and now has shops all over the world. The clothes are trendy, some classic, and inexpensive. The philosophy behind the store considers the environment, working conditions of the factory workers who make the clothes, uses organic cotton, team approach to management, very IKEA. The H&M website outlines its history.
I shared my idea of going downtown via light rail and visiting H&M with a girlfriend; we set a date and were off on our downtown adventure.
We have a station a short drive away. Parking is easy in a four level garage. We bought our tickets and were off. What a pleasure it was not to have to drive as we whizzed over the rails, chatted and watched Denver neighborhoods pass by.
|Thank you H&M. It was fun!
Men have no idea about the pleasure of shopping. They usually know what they want, buy it and get out. We love to look and touch, especially touch and sometimes take hours to wander around and enter the world of "how would that look on me?"
Time passed quickly as we shopped. Then, happy with our purchases, we left H&M, retraced our steps to the light rail and then home. The end of a perfect day with a good friend.
Post Script: Sometimes, to get away from politics, personal problems, and serious issues, I think it helps to have a frivolous (not serious) day.