Monday, February 18, 2013
I know a lot of my problem would be solved if I would quit buying from the internet. But I'm not good at going out and shopping either. And I hate trying on things, except bras. So I have another disconnect. I go into a store, rarely, and I look at the garments on the mannequins and on the hangers and I just can't see them on me. But I still don't try them on. I ordered a couple of tops the other day in a 3X thinking I'd like them to be a little big. They came and were a 3X in some alternative universe. Size wise, they were an extra large at most. I like the fabric so I'm going to try to resell them. The same thing happens in the stores. I pick up a 2X, my size, and it looks like a circus tent. So when I look at another brand 2X it looks like it would fit a 12 year old.
I didn't make New Year's Resolutions. So I'm making a resolution now. I will learn to enjoy trying on clothes. I'll try to overcome the disconnect in my mind and see more of how things might look on me. Not on a skinny 25 year old but on an overweight 67 year old. Me.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Gas has gone up.
Groceries have gone up.
Yesterday my honey went into the laundry room and discovered smoke coming out of the washer. It wasn't running. New washer needed. That one was five years old.
He has a lot of stress from work.
I have been trying to work on my health. I think my belly is getting bigger instead of smaller.
I hate my hair and for me that is the end of the world.
We burn candles a lot in the house. Today one was sitting on a book and it evidently burned down too far and it blew up. Cracked the glass holder and shattered it. I saved the book.
It's been raining, snowing, sunny, warm, cold, and windy this week so my joints are giving me a fit. And I'm feeling my age.
I'm ready for a rest.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
In some ways I'm not a big fan of mixing patterns. I know that there are a lot of young girls out there that swear by it but I'm conservative when it comes to that. I have no problem with bright colors. I have no problem with highly patterned items in my wardrobe. Bit I prefer to wear them with solids. The picture at left is a combo I couldn't enjoy wearing.
I am old enough to not be comfortable following the crowd in a lot of the trends. I'm old enough to know that some things that might look fine on someone else would be ludicrous on me. I won't be wearing tights, especially patterned ones. My legs look fine in pants. NO skinny jeans for me, or jeggings. In a lot of cases I don't think they are attractive. I like a nice smooth line, without horizontal creases. I'm not a boot person. I love to go barefoot. To me a jean jacket goes with jeans, not poofy skirts. These are my preferences. I've worked hard during the last few years to find a look I like. I have found several. So I will be the person I decide to be every day. No blind following of trends. I just want to look good when I put my glasses on.