What kind of woman hates shopping?!
I always have, and I think I get more opposed to it as I get older. Let's face it, in 99% of my life nobody gives a hoot if I'm wearing shorts and a t-shirt (or jeans and a sweatshirt). Heck I could run around here in my birthday suit and most of the time nobody would see me (but I'd hate to scare the cats, so I don't). Wearing something nice means a shirt with buttons on it. And jeans without holes in them. Really nice means something with buttons on it, and a skirt (usually denim). Business/professional attire? I'm thrown for a loop.
I went shopping today with my incredibly wonderful and patient sis-in-law. She has fashion sense. I don't.
Overall, the colors of the season seem to be inspired by eggplants, pumpkins, and olives. I can deal with eggplants, but I won't wear the other two. I tried very hard to be cooperative, and tried on a LOT of things, and some were beyond hideous (though maybe would have been lovely on someone with... say, no butt).
I have a butt, a rather large one. Curse you genetics, curse you!!! Oh to be a size four. Pretty sure even my skeleton would never wear something that tiny. Sigh.
In the end, I came home with gray pants (kinda cute, go figure, I was determined to only get a skirt, I have a long-standing hatred of slacks) and a floofy purple top. I had some serious misgivings about the top. After trying it all on again when I got home, I was reminded why. Anyone who is bigger than a flat-chested-stringbean is going to look potentially pregnant in those long flowy tops with the deep v-neck and the high waist and the poofy floofy pleats over the belly. That's not exactly the impression I want to give!!!
So... I'll have to go shopping again. *cries*
I totally dig those hippie style skirts and tops, but they just don't seem too "business/professional." Then again, maybe they'd expect it from a California girl. ;-)
What to wear to a late evening reception, in Kansas, in the early fall, in the company of mostly men, mostly several decades older than me.... My head hurts.