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!

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