Last Wednesday marked the first time in over five years that I stepped into a store and actually tried clothing on.
I chose to go into Marshalls.
I’d always just walked right past the women’s clothing on my way to the back where the home decor is without a sideways glance.
But that day, I told myself it was time to dip my toes into the water and check back into the world of fashion.
A woman working there came along and said I might have pulled the purse out too much. Seems that now they have them hooked up to these rope-like things.
Turns out it wasn’t that. It was a suitcase just down from me.
But it was enough to make me panic and head home. That day was just not the day, I told myself.
I went back the next day to Ross, and actually did buy a hand bag. I didn’t realize they had great brands in hand bags.
I have so much to learn!
I proceeded down to Dress Barn. I’d never been in this store. But it was virtually empty, so I walked in and strolled down the aisles.
A woman who turned out to be my age (thanks Dana!) helped me. I did break down and buy a couple of tops. You got a good deal if you bought two.
The two sleeveless tops above are what I purchased. (No, I’m not that skinny!)
After the ankle break, I have put on twenty additional pounds, so I have inched up into a plus size. Hopefully I can turn that around.
I told myself I shouldn’t let that stop me from trying to be fashionable again.
I may be in fifties, nearing close to sixty, but that does not mean I can’t look in the mirror and occasionally smile back at myself.
We are all different, but that should not matter. Beauty, I think, comes in all shapes and sizes.
But you know what I REALLY needed? A new bra. Over five years is a bit long to wait to buy a new bra, huh?
Dana told me that their sister store (which I didn’t know), is Lane Bryant. And it was just down the way a few stores. So I headed there next.
I wear a double D bra, so I can’t go in just any store and find what I need. But in the past, I’ve always found that Lane Bryant has good bras. So I ended up buying two. Got a great deal with those too.
And surprisingly, I ended up buying a pair of black leggings and a black sleeveless top as well.
I couldn’t find it online in black. So this is the white one. (Just envision it in black.)
Yea, leggings are back in!
I have always loved leggings. I wore them years ago. Guess I got rid of them when they went out of style.
I figure black leggings and a nice long-ish black top with black sandals will look great.
Now mind you, I haven’t worn any shoes besides sneakers, or sneakers and the boot, for over four years. But I figure I might be able to wear some of my old shoes for an hour maybe? To go out to lunch perhaps?
I hate not getting to wear pretty shoes, and I have boxes of them in my closet.
So that is my current fashion update. I plan to make fashion a part of this blog. I’ve turned my back on it for far too long.
Let me know your thoughts on this in the comments please.
After moving here from Texas, it was just months before I had my ankle accident.
A boot from my toes to my knee just does not scream “fashion.”
So fashion took a long vacation in the back seat.
Turns out, I ended up back in the boot the next day. (Just for the day.) I had managed to walk too much. But I didn’t let it get me down. It is just a part of life and I have accepted that.
Accept what you cannot change…
Stay tuned. I know I need to work on dressing more than my apartment.