The date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The place: the anthropologie.com “you may also like” sidebar
The description: A bright orange dress with pink camels on it. I’m going to say that again, and I’m going to say it in all caps in case you didn’t hear me. That is a BRIGHT ORANGE DRESS WITH PINK CAMELS ON IT. Let that sink in for a minute.
Now ask yourself, “what kind of girl would wear a bright orange dress with pink camels on it?” Is she the same type of girl would would wear this blazer:
In fact, when I first looked at the name of that dress I thought it was called the “Doomsday” Dress – which would have been much more fitting because to me, that dress signals the end of the world as we know it.
The lesson: Never blindly trust the recommendations of any retailer and/or salesperson no matter how well you think they may know you. Because as soon as you start to trust them, they recommend a BRIGHT ORANGE DRESS WITH PINK CAMELS ON IT.