I will be the first to admit…..my sense of fashion has never been the sharpest. I love to shop for clothes. I love to shop for shoes. I love to shop for purses. I love to shop for jewelry. My problem lies in putting them all together to make something stylish. Perhaps the problem originates from my poor self image. I am overweight. I allow the number on the tag to determine how I feel I look. If everyone would just go in my closet and replace all the tags with tags that say 4 then I might feel better. I’ll wait right here while you do that………..**playing the jeopardy song**………..
I feel the most comfortable in a pair of yoga pants and a tee shirt. That may be the problem. I don’t worry about how I look around here. And, honestly, I rarely go anywhere else. I hate regular clothes. And I hate shoes. I wasn’t born or raised in the country. But I would rather run around town, my house and my yard without shoes on. I wonder if what I am most comfortable in says anything about me as a person – you know, like I’m a bum…or a redneck…it probably says mostly that I’m lucky I got married when I did because I certainly wouldn’t be able to catch anything now.
My sense of accessorizing has also wained over time. Ten years ago I was a Premier Designs consultant. I could wear every piece of jewelry in my case in one day and it not look gawdy. But most of the time now when I pull out a single necklace I think it looks awful on me. I used to be able to layer 57 necklaces for church on Sunday. But now I just walk away from the jewelry case without even trying one on anymore. I like all kinds of jewelry – bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings, anklets, and even toe rings. I have 3 holes pierced in each ear. I hardly ever wear 3 pair of earrings anymore.
I really think I was on to something in the first paragraph. I am overweight and I hate it. I feel like it’s a waste of time to put forth any effort into trying to look good because I feel like all anyone will ever notice about me is how much I weigh. I’m sure that every purchase I make will help me to disguise the weight. Yet when I put a specific shirt on you can see my fat rolls. When I put on a pair of pants I feel like all anyone is gonna see is my fat thighs. When I put on a bracelet I worry that people might notice it doesn’t dangle like a bracelet is supposed to. When I put on a pair of shoes they hurt my feet too much because my feet are a Wide and not many people sell certain styles in a W so I buy 1/2 size up – which feels ok in the store. But by the time I walk downstairs with them on I’m ruing the day I bought them. Because I have short stubby fingers even rings don’t look good on me.
I realize this post is probably just a little too honest. I didn’t intend for it to be that way. I actually intended to make fun of myself. I guess I just needed to get some things off my chest. If you made it this far in the post then you deserve a blue ribbon for listening to my whining. Every now and then a girl just needs to whine a little. I hope you’ll forgive me.
Are you finished with those tags yet? Remember, size 4!!!!!!