But something about my Southern upbringing totally resists actually leaving my house in said attire. It’s just not me. My mama taught me that you always clean your house before going on a trip, just in case you donâ€™t come home; You always wear fresh underwear; and you must never, ever be caught alive outside your home in a plain old tee-shirt. Ever. Fashion sense. She has it. I just wish I could get me some…I’m trying, really I am.
But the Fashion? It takes a little something called “money”. Which I currently do not have a large dispensible amount of. I’m more of a classics kind of girl myself. I love things that stay in style because they are so basic that no one notices whether they are new or twenty years old. Not that I have anything twenty years old in my closet (sadly, I no longer wear a size 10).
I have noticed a trend with women my age – they are trying too hard to “stay youthful” in their dress. Their clothes are too small or they wear the oddest combinations. I mean, who wants to see a 38 year old woman dressed like this?
An outfit that looks “put together” and not thrown together. I am a thrifter in every sense of the word, and there are so many stores to choose from where I live — I can get something very close to this look for under $20 – a steal of a deal. That’s how I fight frump. How do you do it?
Edited to add: I had a total brain fart (is that acceptable on a Family Friendly blog?) and completely forgot to link back to Fussypant’s blog! Click on the button at the top if you want to see how others are fightin’ the frump!
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