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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fashion Struggles

On Tuesday I set out attempting to find a figure flattering dress or skirt and blouse.  I was aiming high despite my budget of about forty dollars and far from perfect silhouette.

I ended up at a popular discount chain store. First I tried a few of the juniors bohemian, long flowing dresses that I used to love.  Now they look like a Muumuu and could possibly result in the dreaded "Are you expecting?" inquiries.  

Next I considered going for a bold look to distract.  I tried a black and white blouse flaunting a wild snakeskin pattern and "key hole" chest area with two big plastic rings.  It was not that bad but I reconsidered, not really having the confidence to pull it off.

As much as I adore color, I think I will be sticking with the monochromatic.  I'll be adding hints of color and fun accessories.  This will have to do, at least until I lose that baby weight (my youngest is 5 years).

What did I purchase?  I opted for a cute and slightly bold pair of cheetah print heels that I will pare with a black skirt, a blouse that is waiting somewhere in the recesses of my closet and some of my own handmade copper hoops.

After the ordeal I stopped by Trader Joe's and grabbed a huge pot of mums and a bottle of Cabernet.
I tell myself that it is not the end of the world. There are more pressing issues, bigger fish to fry.
However, I know I made the effort to be my best and can only hope to be better for it.


shannamichele said...

You can't go wrong with shoes like that! I covet those shoes!

AlliesAdornments said...

haha! I was going to say "can't go wrong with the mums," but the shoes are pretty styling!

GreenTrunk said...

LOL. I can totaly relate to this article! When I go shopping for something specific I never can find now I make my own clothes.

Bella said...

If your shoes look cute, that's all that matters :)

AmyMay (amanda) said...

The shoes and the flowers are Fantastic!! And I commend you on your effort:)

Elle said...

I LOVE the shoes! So cute! said...

Thanks for the posts. The shoes were pretty comfy...for the first 4 hours. The mums, still as pretty as ever.