So, it didn’t take long for me to get back to my old habits… In spite of my self-imposed shopping freeze as far as anything navy or stripy is concerned.
Oh well, I’m a creature of habit. And I like uniform dressing: if something works, stick with it. Life is hectic and demanding as it is, no need to complicate it further with trivial matters such as trying to decide what to wear. Yes, I really feel this way, more often than I’d like.
I might find dressing up a creative outlet of sorts if I could find more clothes that I like. But I don’t see that happening any time soon. And I really don’t enjoy shopping, at all… Shopping usually means hours of trawling the high street and coming home exhausted and convinced that a) I’m an oddly-shaped, chubby ogre and b) fashion designers seem to think we only want to wear shapeless sacks in strange colours…
Well, that’s one way of justifying buying more of the same… But I swear: this is the only navy and white stripy dress I have…
And pearl ear rings is nothing new, either, in my case. But you don’t often see me wearing ear rings, and there’s a good reason for that. Well, two reasons: first, the ear rings would have to be the size of Christmas tree ornaments to compete for attention with my hair and second, I have quite a bad nickel allergy. Which means that I can only wear gold or silver… And so I bought myself a little birthday present (you only turn 50 once, it’s worth something a bit special, right?). I wanted something very classic that would go with anything, from casual to dressy, and would be comfortable and light enough to wear everyday. Mission accomplished.
Do you find shopping frustrating, or is it fun and creative?
PS: check out the new Dilettante Artist post…
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Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, High Latitude Style, Sydney Fashion Hunter, The Pleated Poppy, Style Elixir, Get Your Pretty On, Happiness at Mid-Life, A Labour of Life, Doused in Pink, Curly Crafty Mom, Fashion Should Be Fun, Rachel the Hat, Sincerely Jenna Marie