March 29, 2011
Dear American Apparel,
I have attached a cd with one song for you to listen to while reading this. 'Quit playing games with my heart - Backstreet boys' Dont cry, yet.
Where to begin? We have been down this road before. I tell you that I love you, your high waisted pants, colorful socks and pastel nail polish...you smile back at me and soak in the praise. You make me feel better after spending hundreds of dollars in your store. "Look how good it looks on you" "Its so pretty" I give you an A+ in that department. But AA....lets cut to the chase. I wont sugar coat it because I know you can handle it. Why oh why did you come out with a chiffon skirt that you knew I would fall helplessly in love with, go weak in the knees for, then put a price tag on it that makes me want to cringe? You know, you had me going for a bit. You did that whole "Come on Kate...it will look so good on you!" thing you're so good at...and I will admit, for a second I believed you. I guess you could say that I came to a lightbulb moment, a cross roads if you will. Do I stay committed to you just because we are comfortable together? Just because you have been there through the years? Or do I taste the water? Go find other fish in the sea? No, I am not breaking up with you (yet) but maybe you should sit down, because there is something I should tell you. I wish I could say its not you, its me...but im sorry, it is you. Your chiffon skirt is beautiful, yes, its true. Its everything I have ever wanted...but there is one thing. This whole 'seeing other people' thing has really opened my eyes. I found another chiffon skirt. Did you honestly think I wouldnt? It was three dollars (yeah, you should be wide eyed) perfect fabric, mint condition..and better than all the colors of your chiffon skirt line put together. So next time you feel like marking up your prices, when you know that I can find something better for under 5 dollars..you can remember this note. I love you forever and all that jazz, but quit playing games with my heart...call me when you're ready to talk. Oh, and for the record...you're not making me jealous with those sleazy girls in your ads...you make me repulsed.
Yours truly but not forever, Kate
Skirt - Thrifted
Purse - Nine West
Corset - Sports Girl
Booties - Forever 21