What do you think of this shirt?
You can probably tell that it was taken by me, so it kind of defeats the purpose of the question.
Some of you may be thinking, "That is the most hideous shirt I have ever seen."
Some may be thinking, "That's a pretty cute shirt."
Or some of you may be somewhere in the middle.
Last Saturday we had some family pictures taken at the Sears portrait studio in Idaho Falls (I had a coupon). After that we decided to walk around the mall. Since we just got our tax refund, Ryan very sweetly told me that I could do a little shopping for myself. You mothers out there will understand this when I say it has gotten a little difficult to shop for myself when I could be shopping for the kid. We went into a couple of stores and I checked out the sales/clearance racks and didn't find much. We walked by Maurice's and I decided to go in. Now, normally I don't like that store, it's not really my taste. It is a small clothing store that is mostly in small western towns (correct me if I'm wrong). Well, I went back to the sales racks and found the shirt in the above photo. It immediately caught my eye. I bought it and put it on as soon as we got home! (I also bought one other shirt and my total was $5.24. I was pretty proud of that!)
I thought about it and this shirt pretty much sums up my new fashion philosophy.
"I'm going to wear what I want, when I want as long as the clothing fit these two criteria:
My philosophy works out because if I'm wearing something immodest I'm always uncomfortable.
To me, the most important thing is looking nice. When I say that I want my clothing to be comfortable I don't mean that I'm going to wear sweats all day every day. I think it is important to look nice. Especially in public, but even if you're not going anywhere. Some days it is hard to get dressed and put make-up on as a stay-at-home mom, but I know that my husband appreciates it when he comes home and I am in a decent outfit with a decent looking face (It's pretty bad without make-up! He would never say that though!)
I am so sick of trying to keep up with the fashion world and wear what's right. The new shirt is perfect because 1) I like the 'primary' colors. I did quotes around primary because along with red, yellow and blue I also like green, purple and orange even though they aren't technically primary. 2) I like bright colors and I think they look good on me. They accentuate my fair skin which I am beginning to embrace. 3) I like patterns. Stripes, plaids, florals, you name it.
I have decided that when I go shopping I'm going to try to have a new mind set. "Buy things that I like, no matter what. Don't buy things just because they're in style even if I don't like them."
I don't like hoop or dangly earrings. I'm sticking with studs. Besides hoops and danglies are a hazard now that I have the little one.