~ The Frog Prince ~
by Brothers Grimm ~
That is how I feel about clothes shopping...
It may be due to my mid life figure,
my current budget,
my colour preferences,
my personal taste
or that I have the basics currently hanging in my closet.
I can stroll through a store and easily dismiss about 95% of the items.
So when I spend an hour perusing the store and end up with only 5 or 6 things to try on that may or may not work, that is a considerable amount of time and effort.
Am I being too picky?
Am I looking for a needle in the haystack...that hidden gem?
Style and Co. top
(Excuse the hair - weather was so icy that I had to wear a hat.)
I resorted to do my walking in the mall for several hours.
The blue Calvin Klein puffy vest on the hook in the change room is mine.
I like this swing shape of this top (above) as it camouflages all manner of sins.
I bought this blue top when I was in Vancouver last year.
Here is a
Calvin Klein soft soft sweatshirt...
not loving the overall look
oh how I LOVED the feel of it...
almost like sleepwear
I could wear this around the house.
Do I want to spend $60 on it just to wear it at home?
No I don't think so...
Skinny striped swing top
Style and Co.
(covers the hips)
can be worn with skinny jeans, leggings or pants.
I didn't take pictures of the other tops as they were total rubbish on me.
You can see here how height challenged I am at 5'1
in clothing terms that makes me a "petite."
Not skinny though...
Let me be honest I'd like to lose 10 pounds.
So its working out with the kettle bells, walking,
monitoring what I eat and drink.
At my age, almost 62, results take longer and I need to work harder so
it might be a few weeks away before I see significant results.
Drove to Willows Beach after the ice melted and walked along the Esplanade.
The fresh air cleared out the cobwebs and I felt energized.
Later I stopped for a skim milk latte.
A low WW point indulgence.
I will often take myself out for a coffee.
I don't mind being alone at a table in the coffee shop.
Years ago this would have felt very uncomfortable.
perhaps because I am older
or that I spent time in Paris alone at the street cafes
I feel relaxed and I am able to just be calm and enjoy the experience.
Back to shopping...
wish that there were more petite shops in our town.
I do not like online shopping very much.
It costs so much to send back garments that do not fit
and one does not get to feel the fabrics or try on more than one size.
Oh and while I am wishing,
how about some petite shops that cater to women of a certain age?
Travelling to Vancouver or Seattle to buy petite garments is expensive!
Are you a petite or tall woman?
Are you "average?"
Where do you like to shop?
What do you think about sourcing clothes for us over 60 gals?
Do you have a seamstress or do you sew clothes for yourself?
Do you find it frustrating to find things that fit and flatter?
Please chime in on this discussion
I would love to hear from you on this topic.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~