I am a casual person.
I like running pants (not those shiny ones, mind you). I like tennies - heels I can definitely live without. I like t-shirts. I love sweaters and turtlenecks. I purchase my shorts in the mens department because they are longer. I actually get a lot of my shirts and sweaters in the mens department - the quality is nicer, the colors are great, and they run a little longer so my middle is covered. (I don't like to bend over and feel a draft. I also don't like to reach for something and have my oh so attractive stomach peeking out. I like my shirts to reach to my hips or just above.)
In every week there is a Sunday. Imagine that? Sunday means church. Sunday means I need to dress in something other than my mens department bargains. Sunday, my friends, is my nemesis. I can do Sundays in the winter pretty well. I have a couple of pair of dress pants in my all time favorite color - black. I have some gorgeous sweaters that go great with my turtlenecks and my black pants. I even have some skirts and some dresses that I can swap in and out. But, when it comes right down to it, I have absolutely nothing to wear.
I'm sick of wearing the same old thing. But, I also have zero budget. Why? That's simple. I'd rather shop for the children, Mr., or the house because it's easier and far more fun. I can find all kinds of things for them. I also know if I purchase a pair of pants for Mr. or #1, they will fit. That is not the case with me. Sometimes an 8 fits. Sometimes a 10... sometimes even a 12 is what fits best. Jeans? Hah!! I haven't had a pair of jeans fit right since I was in my twenties and well before children. I think I must be shaped funny.
I definitely have a severe case of fashion envy... I want to be stylish like ClearlyKels. I want to shop in her closet. Every time I see her she's a total fashion plate - but she's not over the top. I want to be the fashion diva that MommaK is. That girl looks great anytime - anywhere. Heck, I'd be happy to have one quarter of the fashion sense that my dear friend R has. She's always put together -- right down to the jewelry. How do these girls do it? Is there a secret? I think I was absent the day they handed out the fashion sense...
I think you all need to sign me up for What Not to Wear, k? They'd have a field day with me!