My least favorite emotion?
Some might answer that question with 'anger' - a seemingly useless emotion that often leads us to bad moods, saying things we shouldn't, and even doing things we normally wouldn't. I can handle anger. I can process it, deal with it, and let it go. Disappointment on the other hand, that is an emotion I could live without. Disappointment is probably the worst - anger I can often forget, but disappointment stays with me like a bad grudge. Have you ever thought of a time you argued with someone, and now you can't even remember what it was that made you so angry in the first place? I have. Now try to think of a single time you have actually forgotten a disappointment. I think I remember every single one of them!
My latest disappointment? Sadly (because I am a loyalist) is from JCrew. When the Spring Lookbook came out, I called immediately to place my orders. I was really excited about this jacket:
I even ordered it down a size - it seemed like it was going to be a bit on the large size.
Yeah. All I can think is that maybe they had mis-tagged this item. Maybe it was really supposed to be a size 10. It was huge. If you could only see just how large those shoulders and sleeves really are!
Pros: I love the color. Perfect with blacks and grays, but also gorgeous with cornflower blues. Beautiful construction, luxurious fabric; a perfect almost-butter color.
Cons: Why, oh why, oh why oh, did they make the sleeves the size of Ohio?? The cut of that shoulder and sleeve was awful! I really think I might revisit this jacket when I'm, I don't know, 70, 80 years old? Somehow I think I still might find the darn sleeves ridiculously large! This jacket was not flattering!
I really dislike disappointment. I was really looking forward to a cute spring jacket. I suppose my quest continues......
Readers: Do you have any disappointments that just dashed your good hopes?