Several people emailed me to say my blog was down today. Thank you so much for alerting me. I have no idea why Blogger took it down. The message I got was that there was "suspicious activity". I'm not sure what that is. I haven't even gotten a Spam comment. I hope I have fixed it. So now on to the rambling thoughts.....
Yesterday I had a 30% off coupon for Kohls burning a hole in my purse so off I went to spend it. I had planned on purchasing some new capris like the ones I bought last year. They were basic denim capris by Gloria Vanderbilt Plus. Well, you know where this is going - they don't make that style anymore. So I looked around to see what else might work and grabbed the only other GV style they had and headed to the fitting room. Hmmm... fit nice, not too snug. a bit of spandex for my well padded dimensions... and then I turned around. OMG!! There was sparkly embroidery on the rear pockets - my backside was bedazzled - ackkk!!! Who thought that adding sparkly stuff to the back of plus sized pants was a good idea? My rear already draws enough attention to itself, it does not need any help. Needless to say I returned them to the rack and the coupon is still in my purse.
When I got home I went online and found what I was looking for - leftovers from last season but I'm happy to have snagged a dark denim pair and a pair in yellow. Yes, I will probably resemble a plump banana but at least I won't be bedazzled.
The whole experience reminds me why I dislike clothes shopping anymore. I'm short and I'm plump. I think I'm doing the world a service by keeping my flesh under wraps. No one wants to see my bat wing arms or my pudgy thighs, but it is getting harder and harder to find clothes that suit me. Now I know I have a warped sense of fashion, but its not my fault. I had 12 years of Catholic education. I thought a white blouse and a pleated plaid skirt was a de riguer wardrobe. I have evolved from white blouses to white t-shirts. (Love the Saturday T-shirts from LL Bean). I buy several every season since I'm what you'd call a "messy eater" and have a cache of "gardening shirts" that sport ice tea, catchup and salad dressing stains.
But I'd like to expand my wardrobe a bit and the other day I found out that the Tova shirt pattern is available as a pdf for $10. verykerryberry is doing a sew-a-long which I want to join. I'm hoping this pattern will not resemble maternity wear on me. I have to say all the gals who've shown their creations on the flickr site seem to be tall and thin. I like the kinda bohemian 70's vibe of this top - and it covers all the body parts I want to gloss over. Maybe this weekend I can sew up something new.
So if you've read this far I appreciate it. I had no idea that clothing decisions would become such a confusing experience at this stage of life. Am I the only one?