Sunday, June 29, 2008

I have nothing to wear...

Saturday morning I announced "I'm going to go into town to go clothes shopping". You might not think that is such an unusual announcement for a woman but it is for me. I am not the majority because I simply hate to clothes shop. What is wrong with me??

I guess there are a number of reasons.... Like the typical Mom that I am, I am always spending money on the kids and putting myself last. I find it easier to indulge the kids than myself. But the main reason is that I can never find anything that fits comfortably, looks nice, or is in my price range. I am my own worst critic when it comes to clothes.

I might be naked if it wasn't for my Mom. She takes pity on me and will occasionally go out and buy me a new outfit and it isn't unusual for her to stop by with a new shirt she's picked up for me.

Anyway, Jordan heard my announcement and jumped at the opportunity to go into town to clothes shop. Unlike me, Jordan is a clothes horse. So off we went.

We went to TJ Maxx, one of our favorite stores. They have nice quality clothes at discount prices but you have to really dig around to find stuff. Jordan quickly found 2 swim suits that she liked. I must have tried on 50 pieces of clothing but in the end I did come out with one new summer outfit (shorts and top). That's pretty good for me. But a miracle happened. I found a bathing suit too. It actually fit and I actually liked it. I have not bought a new swim suit in 6 or 8 years!! As much as I dislike clothes shopping, I despise shopping for a swim suit.

My goal is to buy myself one new outfit for the next few weeks to try and freshen my wardrobe. We'll see how I manage to keep up that goal.


Margaret said...

I'm with you. I hate to clothes shop too. And bathing suit shopping is a form of torture, if you ask me.
Congratulations on your shopping success!

Peanut said...

You sound just like me. I keep saying I need new clothes and I haven't gotten any yet. Congrats on finding the swimming suit

74WIXYgrad said...

You work full time. You take care of a husband, two kids, two dogs, and countless birds.


I'm 74WIXYgrad, and I approve this comment.

Jen said...

I started watching the tv show on TLC called 'What Not to Wear', then went an got measured for the proper undergarments. What a difference that made! I then went on a quest to find clothes that Fit properly for my body type. I wear petite and they are hard to find at times.
I went to Talbots, I know...sticker shock; but they have wonderful selection of petite sizes and they Fit! They have a lot of good sales too. Every Talbot's I have been too has excellent sales people working there that will help you with size and what looks good on you etc. Their customer service is tops. I don't think I spend any more $ then I use to, since now I have clothes that fit and I am not always out looking for something that does. No more digging through racks of clothes which lead to my hating to shop too. Now it's fun.