|My dream style - Source: Atlantic-Pacific|
Remember the Sunscreen Song from when we were still geeky teenagers? I have always remembered that line "don't read beauty magazines... they will only make you feel ugly".
Today I came up with another piece of wisdom 'don't go clothes shopping... it will only make you feel poor' (and possibly, pudgy if you share my end of the metabolism pool).
A word about 'poorness'. We're a young family. We have a house/duplex split with siblings. Ben has a 24hr work contract (currently). By God's grace, we manage to literally squeak through each month financially. By the West's standpoint, we're on the part of the totem pole that's eye-level with the dandelions. Don't get me wrong.. I know we are rich in comparison to a world suffering at large for clean water, housing, education, health care etc. And I know joy is not found in temporal possessions.
But I'm still a girl - I see pretty.funky.fabulous threads... and I want them!
A word about being a girl (should I say lady, woman..? Still sounds weird at 31). I've never been the 'girly-girl' kind. I grew up a serious tom-boy. The half-shaved, half-long haircuts. The ball cap I lived in. The sports. The tree climbing. The being 'asked out' by 10 year old girls??! (Granted I was a cute 'boy'... but I just laughed at their confusion).
|I still like to be in trees.|
With this type of 'backgound history' you can understand why I'm not a fashion monger. I don't need a room full of heels or glitzy dresses. But, like most gals, I am still a sucker for a great outfit at a great price. Today was no exception. We had a girls shop.beat the heat.afternoon outing to our local Zellers and Superstore. I know, Zellers (?!)... but they are getting some pretty fun stuff there - thanks to designers like Alfred Sung stepping up.
So these are the days I fight that vain.girly.impulse to justify a bunch of wardrobe overhauls. I did buy a gorgeous dress.shirt thing - navy with white lace for the back - it actually looks pretty fantastic on me (and that's saying something! hehe). A couple other purchases were 'justified' along the way too. Though I tend to slink home with my tail between my legs, hoping Ben won't mind a wee splurge (read - $40 here). His response: "babe, you never by yourself anything, you totally deserve that, and it looks great on you".
Did I ever mention how wonderful that guy is?
OOooh, and if you'll allow me one more 'girly' moment... I'll post an 'outfit' picture someday soon (when an occasion warrants said dress - date night maybe?).
Are you a shop-aholic or cheap like me?
What's your weakness - shoes, hats, purses?
Mine is anything army green - I just get drawn towards that colour constantly (I even wanted to join a boot camp in the past just for the 'fashion'!).
Well, that's enough on that topic for this blog.
More craftings.home tours.baby wears to come this week friends!