Yesterday I went shopping for clothes. Not my favorite thing... usually. I bought. I spent about $100, more than I've spent on myself in a very long time...
I took an aquaintance from the motel, and I have a new friend now too. LOL She'd never been to the outlet mall before. It's known as the SUPERMALL here, and people come all the way from Japan to shop! LOL
I don't usually shop at Nordstrom's, their designer outfits are not in my budget as a rule, but I wanted to try something new-- they have one of the stores there, called the Rack.
Now, I've grown up always being told that every woman needs a classic, chic, little black dress. Yesterday I found TWO. In MY SIZE, even!
One dress is a simple V-neck sheath by Eileen Fischer, normally $108, which I got for under $40, the other is a Lily design with a cross-over bodice and a drapey skirt of smoothly layered flounces... pretty, with a deep decolletage, and VERY feminine. Regular price $99.97, which I got for $28.
One for church and formal family events, the other for a hot date?... hm. LOL
I like them both, and even with all the weight I've gained since my surgery, as fat as I have felt right now, I feel wonderful in these.
Feeling good about myself. That's what it's all about.
That proves what I've believed all along. You don't have to be a skinny-mini to feel good about who you are... and you're more likely to BE one, if you can feel good about yourself along the way! I'm so motivated to see these in a smaller size--WOW, won't that be GREAT! LOL
All I need now to round off my wardrobe is a long skirt, a blazer, a suit, and a nice classic trench style coat to go over the dresses. I already have a casual faux leather bomber, sweats, jeans and shirts, and a fun red hat and scarves... I even have a few belts and a few jewelry pieces, and two new purses... one is a Kathy VanZealand, a very popular young designer. I've been getting comments everywhere I go on the purses alone! LOL
I'm finding I really LIKE better quality clothes and accessories. I'm paying a bit more but they are classic lines so they won't go out of style so quickly--and they're better construction than the stuff at discount stores like Walmart, so they should last a lot longer too... Not that designer labels are the only criteria, but I have to admit what I am buying now... well, they are unique, well-made pieces that suit my tastes, or I wouldn't invest in them! LOL
It must be all that time in the theatre and movie industry... I guess... I'm still a bit of a ham. I'm LOVING all the extra attention, LOL I guess when you feel good about how you look, other people look at you and feel good too... LOL
Life is good!...