“Come on, it’s cute and casual. And it’s not like it’s velour or nylon: this is normal, cottony cloth.”
“You are not bringing that on our trip,” David repeated.
“What about the sweatshirt? It looks good with these new jeans,” I said.
“Actually, yeah, it does. You can bring that and wear it as a very casual outfit. But not the pants.”
“Why’s the top okay but not the bottom?”
“The same reason it’s not okay to wear flip-flops to a nice restaurant,” David said. “It’s the gateway outfit — one day, you’re trying on a tracksuit and the next thing you know, you’re auditioning for The Real Housewives of Hillcrest.” I crossed my arms in front of me and huffed. Smiling, David added, “Next time, I’m going with you.”