Does anyone else feel like the big guy upstairs has taken pity on us and blown us a cool breeze.
And believe me, I thanked Him.
Then, I started packing up our summer clothes. I needed to free up some space anyway. Our closet is the size of a port-o-potty, maybe smaller (smells better though).
This whole budget thing has really cut into my shopping time. Oh leisurely Target trips how I miss you. Instead, I have to hide my wallet and "window shop" online. I've also had to become a little more creative about my outfit options unless I want to wear the same thing every week.
I may be poor, but darn it, I'm going to make it look good.
Lucky for me my mother kept a good portion of her clothes from the 70's, and they just so happen to be back in style. After flipping through this fall's edition of InStyle magazine I will promptly be pulling out her cape and sending it to the dry cleaners.
All her jewelry and dresses have already been retrieved and stashed in my "closet."
Since I don't get to go on shopping sprees anymore I believe in buying investment pieces, if you are going to purchase a new item.
But if its 80% off hanging on the clearance rack and you really want it, then anything goes.
(Quit rolling your eyes Andrew)
Here's my fall wish list to give my wardrobe a little push in the right direction.
A saddle bag (as in purse, not my hips) is something I've been eye-balling for a while now. I found this baby at JCPenny for 19.99. I just can't bring myself to spend more than that on something that will be sitting on the floor for the majority of its life.
The blouse I also picked up at Penny's (thanks mom). It reminds me of either my grandmother or a secretary. Either way, I like it. I'm picturing it with a high-waisted skirt or flared jeans.
Okay, lets stop a minute. I need to talk about something no woman wants to talk about: legs.
(You chicken-leg women don't have to listen to this)
I have small feet, but if you were judging by my calf size, you wouldn't know it. A size 6 boot never fits over my calves! I have longed to have a good-looking pair of boots for years now, but all the wide-calf (aka plus size) boots are, well, ugly! Even at my lowest weight (115), my wedding weight, I couldn't have pulled on a pair of those suckers if I had wiped a whole tub of Crisco on first. I resigned to tights and decided it just wasn't going to happen for me.
Then I saw those puppy's up there (I should stop giving my accessories pet-names huh) and knew someone special was thinking of me this year. They are semi-stretchy, but also have a clasp on the back that loosens (or tightens for you lucky ones). They fit like a charm. At 39.99 I'll take em!
Oh, and by the way...
If any of you ask me about this conversation later, I'll deny having it.
Last, but not least, the dress. I could wear a dress every day of the week, so something long and ladylike is what I'm picturing. Realistically, this Mango, is way out of my budget, but I'm hoping to find something a bit more affordable.
What is something you are looking forward to getting this fall? Better yet, name something in your wardrobe that is a must-have. Please people, I like to hear what's on your minds too!