Hi guys. Guess what? We went to a pumpkin patch this weekend. It was hot. We didn’t buy any pumpkins. I took some outfit pics. Blah, blah.
Now onto the real story. About the Great Quilted Darjeeling Vest. Why the comparison to the beloved Charlie Brown Halloween classic? Well you see, apparently this vest is just about as difficult to find as the Great Pumpkin. So much so, in fact, that the Anthro SAs laughed in disbelief when I asked if they had an XS in stock (it’s been sold out online for ages). After a major pout face and a little prying, I got the store manager to spill the beans on this instant Anthro classic. She said not only did it sell out in their store in the first week, but that every. single. employee. bought it.
“Please find one for me,” I begged. Good grief.
After 10 minutes perusing the store acting like it was nbd if she couldn’t, the Anthro
Angel manager came back from the stock room with two vests in hand: 1 large and 1 xs. It was a Christmas miracle (in October). I tried it on in the dressing room and several of the SAs mentioned how “lucky” I was to have found one in my size. Even the guy (who was the one employee in the store that did not own the vest, coincidentally) asked where on earth I found it (apparently they get that a lot). And now here I am – wearing the vest and sweating in a pumpkin patch. Just for you guys.
Moral of the story? Buy pumpkins? Or vests? I dunno. I think Linus had it right when he wrote about the too-good-t0-be-true-pumpkin: “Everyone tells me you are a fake, but I believe in you. P.S.: If you really are a fake, don’t tell me. I don’t want to know. “
Thanks, old pal.