Saturday, November 16, 2013

So, another post about fashion for those of you who asked;)

Well, I had a pleasant surprise when I wrote a post on fashion last week, it was a last minute thought to do so but I'm kind of glad I did! As you know, I have been going through some what of a slump lately, and losing photos on my blog was a huge part of that. But I think a lot of it was boredom as well, I think I was just getting burnt out on doing projects for the sake of this blog. Soooooo I think I want to start writing about things in general, you know, mix it up a little.

I love writing this blog, it's been a huge part of me for a long time, and when I wasn't posting, it felt like someone had cut off my right arm, that's how much I missed it. I know my besties from Iowa are avid readers and it's a great way stay connected. Lets them know what I'm up to:)

So, yeah, I think I'm going to write about my fashion passion more often! And the challenges that I have to go along with it. And one of those challenges is that I have a hard time finding clothes that fit properly. And I'm not alone on this one, all women feel this way, our bodies simply are not built the way clothes are made.

I am 5'2" on a good day and my top half is larger than my bottom half! I don't have a waist, I'm built like a boy. Therefore I have a really hard time, my bottom half is petite and my top half is not (except my arms!) I have very short arms!

So you can see my dilemma, and because I don't have a waist, most petite pants don't fit well unless I buy a size larger. It's a darn mess! I have always told myself that I was going to start designing clothes for the vertically challenged!

If you suffer from this, then you also notice that the petite sections in the store are, well..........petite!
They don't offer the selections like they do in the regular sizes. Unless of course, you want to shop in the "Petite" stores and pay way to much for less fabric:(

So when I go shopping I come home empty handed 80% of the time so it seems like I go shopping a lot, but when I do find something that fits me I snatch it up.

Because I'm so short, I don't wear sweaters unless they are very thin, I don't need the extra bulk. I like button down blouses because the V-neck elongates my torso, but I don't wear V-neck tops because I don't like cleavage (I'm too old for it anyway!). I wear 3/4 length sleeves because, again, it elongates my arms (hey, I have every trick in the book!), but I can't stand wearing long sleeves. If I do have a long sleeve shirt/sweater the sleeves will ALWAYS be pushed up. And I could live in leggings! Leggings, boots & a tunic will always be my first choice! And because I'm so short, I am always wearing heals of some sort. Does it bother me that I'm so short, not at all, but it does make my legs look longer when I wear heals and that's the big difference:)

So one of my latest purchases was a thin sweater tunic, it's a regular but the sleeves are 3/4 length, and the hem is asymmetrical and will look great with my leggings, so it's all good:) I really didn't have any dressy tops to wear to church or an evening out with my husband, I was wearing the same thing to church every time I went and I started to think that maybe people were noticing!! So, I trekked out to find something, anything that would look good on this short boyish body, that was suitable for church. I bought this at Macy's and it was 50% off so I got it for $25.00. You see, I have a love/hate relationship with shopping, I love shopping but I hate trying to find clothes that make me feel good. And if I don't feel good in it I won't wear it. This sweater made me feel good and I will be wearing it tomorrow:)

So, when I don't have anything else to talk about there's always fashion! And if you're petite as well, you will be happy to know that there is someone out there who can relate:)

                               So here's my ensemble that I put together for church and evenings out:

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