|Just realized this sweater is too big!|
Now I am a Mama. I dress pretty well for a stay at home mama. Mostly because of my neck skin. It has started doing interesting and creative things and so I dress nicer lately to distract folks from looking at it. My summer uniform is usually skirts and tshirts so I might look dressed up but can sweat and play and sit on the ground with the best of them. I just look fancy. My thighs aren’t up for any modeling jobs and shorts tend to show that. Or the skorts I am now addicted to. But...I digress. As a mama the only new clothes I am buying are more tshirts I do not need from Target. And every time I go in that store I want to buy more pajamas. Like I hang out in my pjs? (If you haven’t seen this picture, just pretend with me, OK?)
|Beyond Pink, interesting but not quite right|
|Tempting but a few flaws.|
I came in dripping from the rain with salon fabulous hair. My gift card was $25 off of $50 or more, so frugal me planned to spend EXACTLY $50 in order to get Something Wonderful for around $25. This boutique is very LaDiDa for me, so I headed for the clearance rack. Lesley Steele was working that fateful night, and as I blathered on about my gift card and stay at home budget and Target wardrobe and date night she began to pull things for me to try on. Lesley was a GIFT to me. We decided to look for a marvelous shirt and the things she brought to me were between $20 and $80 for a variety of shirts, some from the clearance rack, some clearly not. (Sisters, when one buys $8 tshirts from Target, can you imagine the sticker shock to see a shirt for $80?) Does it wash and fold itself? No, in fact it needs to be NOT WASHED IN A GREAT BIG PILE WITH OTHER STUFF? What does “hand wash" mean, anyway? Like what I do after touching sticky dining toddlers? HUH?
|Lesley Steele, wearing a scarf I loved|
The last time I even tried on anything lovely was at Ivy Boutique here in Valparaiso way back in November, but I didn’t shell out and probably should have! I’m paring down my wardrobe and figure if I stop buying Target Tshirts every week and purchase quality clothing once in a greater while, I can have a smaller, better wardrobe for these mama years. Plus a little splurge makes me feel good. And a little guilty, which admittedly has it’s own innocent pleasure, amIright?
|THE Shirt, Jane from Mad Men, Anyone?|