Tuesday, March 17, 2009
My Wardrobe Needs Help!!
I am majorly in need of a visit from Stacy and Clinton...you know, from TLC's "What Not to Wear". I went to the zoo yesterday wearing the same pair of jeans I was wearing when I got engaged - six and a half years ago! I own a t-shirt from my high school swimming days. It proudly states "Cary-Grove Swimming 1995". I still wear this shirt, 14 years later. Granted I wear it under a sweatshirt, since it is pit stained beyond help, but still. The sweat shirt I am wearing over it is likely as old. In fact, I have two Gap sweatshirts that are being retired from my "acceptable to wear in public" wardrobe. That is, acceptable by my standards. One is so holey it is a miracle it is still together. The other, one of my favorites, was puked on by a very cute little girl and is now stained (beyond my level of acceptable). I remember wearing that sweatshirt the day I met Matt...over ten years ago. My clothes are old! My clothes are all stained. My clothes are not flattering, don't fit right and probably make me look like a homeless person. Even my outfits, and I use the term loosely, that I think are my best outfits probably make people on the street think that I just threw something on. I have no fashion sense. And while I don't totally care how I look, I need to branch out from my uniform of tennis shoes, jeans, and one of my gray sweatshirts. My daily decision is hooded or not. Every once in a while I throw in either my navy Eastern sweatshirt or my Cubs blue Cubs sweatshirt to spice things up. Since spring may be on its way (and I am not taking today's projected high of 74 as proof) I will need to purchase some decent looking summer clothes. I don't really do shorts because of my super duper thunder thighs, but I may look for some longer shorts...like just above the knee. I think these are called walking shorts? Or maybe a couple super casual skirts that hit just below the knee. I love the casual look of a skirt and nice fitted t-shirt and maybe some flip-flops. Is that a style? When I see it on other people, it says put together but not pretentious. Am I wrong? Of course, I don't really have any money for shopping. I have a $25 gift card to Kohls. That might get me an outfit, if there is a sale (but really, at Kohls, there is usually a sale.) Old Navy is usually reasonable and has cute stuff. I mean, most people probably don't notice me much anyway since I am usually toting an adorable tot. And she could be dressed in a potato sack and people would still probably gush all over her. But none the less, I need to go shopping. Anyone want to help? Matt offers some opinions, but I can only take his advice to a point. He wears a polo shirt (usually striped) and jeans everyday.