Thursday, October 14, 2010
Living The Fashion Life
There is a method I employ when shopping for clothes.
Is it available in my size/style/color? Nope, but it's only $5. I'll take it!
Today, while buying myself a new shirt at the grocery store it occurred to me that I don't really dress myself the way I would like. Partly, it is due to the fact that any extra money in the clothing fund gets spent on my son. He's growing like a weed and needs a new wardrobe every couple of months. Also, there's the fact that I'm a cheapskate. Paying retail makes me cringe.
Last year for my birthday I was given a few gift cards for a store that doesn't sell toilet paper in aisle four. It took me two hours of walking around with a sweater in my hand before I worked up the courage to buy it. I loved the sweater as soon as I laid eyes on it. It was actually in the current style. The color worked really well with my eyes. It wasn't on sale. Still, I threw caution to the wind and paid full price for it. And, promptly wore it the very next day. I don't mind admitting that I did a fair bit of strutting around. Finally! I wasn't dressing like my mother! A couple of weeks later I was back in the store with a friend looking for a new outfit for a special occasion. I grabbed the same sweater but in a different color. As soon as I stepped out of the changing room she looked me over and said, "Oh, no. You can't wear that, it makes you look shapeless." How nice for me.
So, today as I picked out a striped shirt on clearance for only $7.50 (what a deal, I'll learn to stop hating horizontal stripes) I thought that if I could afford to I would be dressing so much better. Well, that and if I could borrow a better body, then I'd be set!