I'll admit to being in a sort of odd mood lately. Most of my clothes don't fit, and some of the ones that do are so old I should be ashamed to wear them out of the house. Whenever I look around the stores for clothes, I don't see much that is appealing, and if I like it, it doesn't look good on me or they lack my size. One of my mom's favorite sayings was "There goes mutton dressed like lamb." That's what she always said when she saw a woman who had on clothing befitting someone much younger. It drove home a point and nowadays I try very hard to dress with a youngish attitude - but not so trendy as to make a fool of myself. That's a fine line that's hard not to cross sometimes. Combine that with trying to minimize the negatives and maximize the positives - and you have a real dilemma. Sometimes, wearing all black is the easy way out. I still like black, but I'm tired of it. It's better than mauve crepe with a rose at the waist, though...
There's the added problem of funds, as there is seldom enough to make a shopping trip fun and not a worrisome chore. Maybe I worry too much. Plenty of people just pull out the credit cards and let the chips fall when the bill arrives. I don't want to do that anymore. So with me it's pay as you go or don't buy. Until today.
Today I got tired of caring whether I had a credit bill to pay next month or not. Today, I paid little attention to the cost of things (although everything was on sale, and some of it up to 70% off). I whipped out that credit card as if it were the most natural thing in the world and now I have something to wear to my high school reunion next month. I think. It may be too dressy, or too hot. I'm not sure I have shoes that go with it. Who knows? But at least it is new - not ten years old like most everything else in my closet.
Do you hate to shop? Do you have trouble finding stuff you like? Where do you shop most often?