I am one of those females who despise shopping. Seriously, I hate shopping for clothing for myself.
I love to shop for my kids and yes even my husband but for myself, UGH!
Today I had the realization on why I hate it so much.
I have no idea how to shop for me and what I really love.
I love retro fashions and things that really don’t go together but in their own way, they make the outfit amazing. (This must be where my daughter gets it from because she wears clothes just like this.) I love mismatched things or pieces that should never be pieced together but once you see them that way it looks awesome. I also like comfort. Jeans and t-shirts rocks my socks off. I would live in t shirts and jeans if I could. Shoes would be flip flops or even plain on sneakers. Think converse. Just plain and simple.
For example, Kristen Stewart. She is herself. Completely comfortable with herself and her fashion. I love it. yes its just jeans, shirt, jacket and plain shoes but I really like it.
Even this outfit at the MTV awards a while back. Retro, weird and hello the converse with a dress?! I rememeber reading a ton of tweets of people bashing her outfit, but me? I loved it! My daughter wears dresses with converse quite a bit as well. Its just the “in thing” for some.
Now, you are asking “What does this have to do with you hating shopping so much?”
I realized today that I am stuck. Trapped so to speak in a fashion time warp. I am a 29 year old mothers of 3 and I love the young, hip, retro look but yet I feel like I should not even be looking at those clothes in stores. I mean really, what 29 year old mom of 3 do you know shopping at lets say Hot Topic for example or some of those new fresh hip fashion stores that are popping up all over the country? I am finally comfortable in my body after losing 20lbs and I feel great but I feel stuck in this mind frame that I cant be who I really want to be fashion wise because I am a mom! I go to the kids school and meetings and I don’t want to be known as one of those “strange” moms who dressed weird but if that’s who I am?
I guess I can just suck it up and stick to what I know. Dress like what I think “Moms” should dress like and live vicariously through my daughter.
What would you do? What suggestions do you have for me?