I wanted to look for a dress for the infamous wedding coming up in a few weeks. I might as well tell you up front that I did not find anything- and I will not settle for "it'll do" anymore. The fit was off on most everything I tried (that happens with me a lot- I am different sized on the top and bottom, if I try to fit something for my boobs, I swim in the waist and hips- fit the bottom and I suddenly have a uni-boob spilling out from my chin) so dresses were out.
Separates, I thought. Separates. Off to search for separates. Like a religious chant I swept through stores in the mall. All the clothes were too dressy (it's an outside wedding) too informal (it's not at the beach though), too young ( because I am not anymore) too old ( I'm not that old either) too frilly, or foofy, or flouncy, or just plain too.
No luck on the wedding front. Then I decided to look for some new shirts. Colorful- or with a pattern. Now here I had some luck. Here is what I got
I love this color green! I tried it on just because of that- not expecting to like it- but I love it. The neckline is fantastic for me, it's slightly longer and a little flared. It looks great on me. Yea!
This one is brown and white- again the neckline is great and the fabric is tissue weight so it feels fantastic. This one came from Target- yes, Target. 12.99. I went in for countertop cleaner, but came out with a shirt! It looks really good with jeans and my slides.
I also bought a black t shirt that looks a lot like this brown one at target on sale for 3.24. (yes, 3.24) It too looks great, but being black doesn't photograph so well.
When I got home I went down to the basement to finish working on the clothes I am culling and putting in the yard sale. I have UNWORN clothes with tags in the sale. I have designer and semi designer stuff. And I priced it to sell-the most expensive thing I have down there is a 5 dollar Dana Buchman coat -that has never been worn :( I honestly just want this stuff gone. I hope this actually ends up helping someone else too- I feel sort of guilty hording clothes that I will never wear again- when they are still in style and in near perfect or perfect condition.
Where was I going with this? Oh yea- when I was grabbing even MORE clothing to price I found 2 of my favorite tunic tops that I had stored at the end of last season. The fact that I had lost 2 shirts bothered me- but I think Karma stepped in a rewarded me for purging so much stuff this week.