On Sunday, I felt like putzing around my favorite putzing stores... TJ Maxx and Ross. I also ended up at Target and Community Aid (a local thrift store). It was fun to be out and about while everyone was home watching football!
Sometimes I go out putzing and don't buy anything. On this day, I bought quite a lot! I didn't need clothes, but everything I bought (besides one pair of shoes) will be useful, will last me a long time, is versatile, and goes with the wardrobe I already have.
There is a part of me that feels guilty for buying new clothes and shoes. I have plenty of clothes and shoes. Everything I'm showing you today is just... stuff. But despite that, I had a lot of fun shopping and I also am really excited to wear my new looks!
Lately, when shopping for clothes, one of the things I have considered when picking out items is that I'm thirty-five freaking years old. I know, age is just a number. And I do believe that it doesn't matter how old you are, there is a time and a place for all kinds of different looks.
For instance, in the summer (when I'm not at work), I always wear super short jean shorts. I feel comfortable in them and it is summer for goodness sake. (In fact, I wore them out shopping. See the above picture. You can't even see them because they are so short and my purse is covering them!) I will continue to wear short jean shorts for as long as I want. But should I be wearing jean shorts with hearts on the back pocket? Probably not. I always see lots of cute jogger pants at Ross that I would like to wear but they usually have sparkles on them or say "LOVE" in big letters down one of the legs. Can't do that. I'm thirty-five.
Here's example of a shirt I liked, but I realized it was too young looking:
If it had the Cali bear logo on it instead of the number 23 and the hearts, I probably would've gotten it. Especially because it was a nice, thick, knit material.
Sorry for the tangent, I just wanted to mention my age has definitely been on my mind lately while buying clothes.
Ross, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls are great places to go to see what the new fashion styles are. I will admit, sometimes I have to see certain trends A LOT before I decide I like them. I know it doesn't make sense... if I have to make myself like something, do I really like it? But I was feeling adventurous so I tried on two sweaters that when first looking at them, I was like... ummmm wtf!?
I did like both of these sweaters. Especially the one with the criss cross down the side. But I opted not to get them.
I did buy the jeans! I wasn't even looking for jeans, but I grabbed a pair to use to try on with all of the shirts. I ended up really liking them! I don't have black jeans and I don't have any jeans with holes in the knees. The jeans are thicker than jeggings, they have pockets on the back and a zipper in the front. But they are very stretchy and comfortable. I got them in the junior's department (where I get most of my pants) and they were $16.99. Not bad for well made pants that hopefully won't go out of style anytime soon! I generally wear a junior's size 7 pant. My butt and my thighs just do not get into 5's anymore!
Close up of the jeans with holes.
The shirt I am wearing with the jeans was only $12.99. I got it because I liked the flowing sleeves, the color, and the criss cross down the front. And I actually don't have a lot of long sleeve shirts.
Here's another sweater I tried on because I felt adventurous. I did not buy it...
But I did buy the floral leggings! I knew just the outfit I would wear them with...
I knew my black boots would make the flowers less crazy. The only thing new with this outfit are the leggings- $5.99!
I also got some house stuff while I was out and about. When I saw this, I thought about getting it for myself.
Then I thought of getting it for Kristina, but I figured with her new job, she may not want everyone to know she is a crazy cat woman just yet!
We burn candles in our house when we have people over to lessen the cat pee smell. I normally get Yankees, and I thought I got a Yankee, but I GOT DUPED!!!! Look how they make this font look JUST like Yankee!
I was all pleased with myself because all the Yankees were $12.99 except this one... I was like "Yeeeeah I found the one Yankee that was $9.99!" Well, it's not a Yankee. It better be fragrant!
I also got some room spray. I liked the smell of this. It reminds me of Christmas. It was $3.99.
I also got this little decoration. I know, "It is well with my soul" is biblical, but I have always liked the saying. To me the saying means something like, "I got this". I'm sure that's not what it's supposed to mean but I like it.
By now, I was getting super hungry, so before I headed to Ross, I grabbed some lunch at Panera. I had a gift card!
Half cobb salad, cup of autumn squash, French bread!
IT WAS DIVINE.
(Also, can I mention that 5 years ago, when I was way into my disordered eating, there is no way I would've eaten this lunch and then went and tried on more clothes. I would have felt I was too "fat". How messed up is that?)
Oh my, this is getting long! I better post part two tomorrow! Let's see what I bought so far shall we...
Purplish/Pink long sleeve- $12.99
Black stretch jeans w/ knee holes- $16.99
Floral Leggings- $5.99
Clothing Total: $35.97
Faux Yankee Candle- $9.99
Room spray- $3.99
Biblical deocration- $4.99
"Stuff" Total: $18.97
Panera: FREE!!! Gift card, bitches!!!!!
Are you ever adventurous when trying on clothes?
What's your favorite thing at Panera?
Are there any styles you like but feel you are too "old" for?
Am I too late on the floral trend? I THINK I MIGHT BE!!!