As I was cleaning things out-- feeling a little disgusted with myself at the size of my wardrobe-- I realized that I've had quite a few clothing challenges to deal with over the past 5 years. Let me share some of them with you:
- Having babies. Need I say more? Really, over the past 5 years I have been a size 10, a size 2, and every size in between.
- I've needed clothes for every season-- rainy weather, cold weather, hot weather... the list goes on.
- I've been a working mom-- with an office job that requires you to dress professionally. And because I've been every size imaginable (and pregnant-- twice) this means I have a ridiculous amount of dress pants and skirts. It's crazy.
- I've been a nursing mom. TMI? Too late now!
- I now cannot wear sleeveless tops and dresses, or even T-shirts with short sleeves, due to my shoulder injury. I cannot even begin to tell you how difficult it is to shop for summer clothing with this to keep in mind... although I am getting more skillful in this area.
- Lastly-- this is a big one-- I have a very real fear of becoming prematurely geriatric.
As you can see... shopping is serious business for me. Sure doesn't help that I'm pretty cheap too :)
But after my latest clothing purge I have new rules. The clothes I buy need to be multi-functional, non-geriatric, comfortable, have long-ish sleeves, and be good value, not just cheap. So, with that said, let me show you the best purchase of the summer. This shirt has long-ish sleeves, it's uber comfortable, the lightweight fabric makes it nice and cool for summer (hard to find in a shirt with sleeves!), it's not geriatric, it sneakily hides the after-effects of pregnancy, it can be casual (like when I'm wearing my summer staple-- cutoffs) and dressed up with cute jeans-- and it was good value-- Target for $19.99.
And that my friends, was my first (possibly my last) fashion related post.
Hope you enjoyed it.