Since I have a week to pull together enough adult clothes for my upcoming gig I gave my work cut out for me. I stopped working just before the first kiddo was born (10th grader now). My uniform has been mostly jeans or khakis and lots of comfy clothes. I don't usually buy myself clothes because I dislike shopping for clothes for myself - fitting grooms and such are such a pain. Plus I see myself as one size that is vastly different from actuality and I'm cheap - I hate spending the $$.
Now I need to look like a grown up!
This morning I took all skirts out of the closet and tried them on. They are divided into 3 piles.
Fits correct season
Fits wrong season
Need to drop 5-10 pounds to fit (no seasonal divide here)
There is another pile - donate. It is growing and since I'm on a roll with the closet I may just tackle the dresser too (wink wink)
Dresses will get the same treatment although there aren't many of those that aren't too fancyish for a high school setting. Although there is a washable linen one I'm thinking of cutting into a skirt - the bodice has always been way to big and I don't care for sleeveless anyhow.
Pants are next.
As I suspected, blouses/tops are my needs to be addressed area. I have sweaters but need to get a couple blouses to smarten things up - guess I'm outlet bound for a couple. Thinking a white and a French blue could cover my needs just fine. Mostly I wear long sleeve t shirts or golf shirts so I need to smarten these up a bit.
While out with youngest today to look for a project item at goodwill I came across a pair of medium dark grey dress slacks - for $6 I grabbed them. They fit good (will fit better -5 pounds). I did try on a bunch of skirts but nothing fit right. I very fussy about skirts & should have known better.
Sadly since I wear clogs all the time I may have to buy some grownup shoes too (I truly love shoe shopping) again I'm sticking to basics. A pair of boots - great time for sales! And some comfy loafers type I should be good. I have a couple pairs of flats and comfy heels so no need there.
Hubs is supportive so far of this little adventure - we'll see when he's eaten crockpot or leftovers for almost 2 weeks straight - LOL!