I’m INSANELY frustrated with my “look” lately. My wardrobe seems to have a bad case of multiple personality disorder. Some days I look like I’m 12 in flip flops and tank tops; other days I look like I’m over-the-hill in blah cardigans and boring black trousers. I’m just not feeling very fabulous about what I’m wearing most days. Maybe it’s because I feel like the best I can ever do with styling myself is to throw on a decent looking top or a maxi dress and call it good. Being imaginative with layering or accessorizing or combining interesting pieces or trying new trends is not one of my strengths BUT I want to get better at it. It seems that creating “put together” looks involves OODLES and OODLES of time going to the mall (or looking online), rifling through tons of clothes, belts, accessories, shoes, taking chances etc. Perhaps I need to start thinking about the bigger picture when I go shopping instead of just buying a top here a top there a top everywhere. Then, when I have an event to go to and want to create a look, all I have is a bajillion tops but no jackets, sweaters, accessories etc. to complete the look. So, what I’m trying to say is that I need to hire a personal stylist to dress me. I’m sure Mr. L3 would be OK with that right? I’d also like a makeup artist, hair stylist, personal trainer. personal airbrush tan applier, personal massage therapist… Oops! guess I’ve been watching too much Real Housewives of OC today.
Since Mr. L3 probably would NOT be OK with me hiring a full time stylist, I was pleasantly surprised when I went on my first non-tall shopping trip in a lonngggg time in search of an outfit for a special event, ended up at White House Black Market and had a very helpful employee bring me boatloads of stuff to try on, INSIST that I come out of the dressing room so that she could assess me, then she would add a belt or a necklace or a jacket or she would tuck my shirt in or untuck it….we got to know each other pretty well. Was she just trying to make sales? Probably. After over an hour in the dressing room, I ended up buying a cream colored sweater (on sale) and orange belt, pictured below, this midi-ish dress and big black/silver belt (I’ve been in the market for a big belt for a long time), a black, sheer peasanty top and another black skinny belt (both on sale).
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