While trying to dress for church on Sunday, as I pulled out and discarded multiple terrible outfits, I was reminded - yet again - not to buy separates. Unless they are all classic. Or black. Or better yet, classic and black. The empire-waist babydoll does not flatter me. Either that, or it just feels like maternity wear after living through 4 pregnancies in 6 years. I'm pretty sure it's just unflattering. Add the 'tunic' to that pile of ill-fitting items - I am not 6 feet tall.
The pretty 'girly' blouses patiently waiting on the hangers have no pants or skirts to coordinate with them, and I can't wear jeans everywhere - much as I would like to. Honestly, I never wear blouses. During the summer I wear t-shirts, in the winter it's the rib-knit turtleneck. Or one of my many sweaters (most of whom also never see the light of day because they are too 'nice' to wear while I'm herding the kids around.) Why do I have blouses that I never wear hanging in my closet? I have no idea, but there they are. All 12 of them.
While I'm clearing out, I should probably just give up on the at-waist skirts and pants from the pre-baby days, as my waist is never going back in them without surgical intervention.
From now on, I'm going to try to take my cues from Audrey Hepburn. Simple, classic, clean and elegant.
Well, maybe not the elegant, I probably can't pull that off. But no more ill-fitting trendy purchases for me. I pledge to no longer squeeze wardrobe replenishment into 15 minutes while Matt waits patiently with the kids in the car and I try on as much as I possibly can in that time frame. I am going to stick to things that I know will work for me and not be side-tracked by what's 'it' now - because tomorrow 'it' will be something else, either something equally unflattering or else something I'd feel conspicuous or uncomfortable in - for example all the pretty graphic t-shirts with rhinestones all over them - love 'em! Have 3! Never wear them! From now on I'm taking my cues from Audrey and am going to work on my personal style.
Now to hunt down a good consignment shop.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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