in a fit of teenagedom, or something, i bought the big, fat, glorious September issues of Vogue, Elle, and In Style. Net and I have been watching live runway on the internet and since losing weight I've wanted to wear things I haven't worn in so long. however, i must remember that i am not twelve or sixteen or twenty-seven. i am a MATURE woman now. i don't need to show my thighs. Net says i need leggings and super opaque tights. boo!
i went shopping yesterday and bought two mens' shirts that i'm having altered into dresses. i bought a sweater that's big enough to wear as a dress--this is "in" this fall. i bought an ugly/interesting super comfy dress. a winter scarf. i bought another shirt-dress. all these from secondhand stores.
i've bought some new things from ethically produced/sustainable clothing lines--a grey wrap dress, a dark blue tiny dotted shirt dress, a hounds-tooth jumper, a plain black dress, a moss- green dress. a pair of ultra cheap tall boots. all i really need now is a classic white button down. i hope i can find this secondhand, but no luck so far. oh, and a pair of perfect black everyday working/walking pair of casual shoes.
i am going to wear neckties. i have always wanted to do this, but i haven't. i love ties. Dale has a bunch. here we go.......
i am toying with the idea of buying some real tall boots. they are terribly expensive and i would love to find them secondhand, but i don't mind buying a new pair. i've always wanted riding boots, but my calves are really big and it's not likely that i'll find a good pair easily. besides, the stores here don't have their boots in yet, not even Dillard's. For shame!
all this makes me feel utterly shallow, but it's fun and silly and i'm not going crazy and spending a lot of money. i'm also going to cull things out of my closet. in spite of my intentions, i have found it hard to keep my wardrobe small. i thought i could do the uniform thing, but i do get tired of wearing the same things every day. i also cannot pin down a "style" for myself. i'm just going to be the zanny, the mishmash, the perpetually undecided no major declared. i am what i am. i look how i look.
it's Saturday morning. there are things i should do, like get Lulu to the vet, but that could be unwise with my knee. she's little but very strong. not sure about the pulling. i want to go get in the water. or do i? i WANT to shop for shoes. i very well may. we may go see Star Trek again this afternoon. we have cards tonight.