Fashion Friday: What not to do



I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can’t see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato’s closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast!


Is this my life or is this a You Tube Video? I often wonder is there someone filming this. I took my children on a quick trip to Goodwill. I am trying to organize my life so I need to place all the piles in pretty baskets. I am started small in my endeavor to become clutter free for 2012. I have three children two boys and a girl in the middle. I can’t believe how fast they are growing. I also can’t believe how into having their own style they are already. The only resolution to this problem is thrift shopping.

We entered the store around 3:30 PM. The other shoppers appeared normal. The lady behind the counter said “Hi and Welcome.” The children waved. We went down the first aisle and my daughter threw a doll in the cart. The argument ensued over the doll and whether or not she was indeed necessary. Next we made our way to the dress aisle. This is where my son informed me that dresses are for girls and he was “out of here.” I made it through the dresses and found a nice dress without a belt. That problem was resolved with my daughter offering her belt. I figure for $4.00 for a dress I will use a belt I have. Then we began looking at the storage solution area or as my kids call it the dust collector aisle. There on the top shelf sat binoculars. The oldest boy grabbed them and began to look at all the customers. He then began to ask questions about them. He has not mastered the art of being a detective so his question were loud and frankly rude. He was just asking but if you were just listening you would assume he was being fresh. He would say is she really going to get that? Mom does she really think that will fit? Mom does he know that is for girls? Then the unthinkable happens my daughter borrows the binoculars. She some how puts them down somewhere. The nice child I once had falls to the floor in a fit of rage and begins crying.

The daughter is now trying to console her brother by providing him with red shiny shoes. She exclaims “red shoes are in style” and they “make my heart happy.” The lady next to us starts laughing. Then my daughter asks “Why is she laughing at me? Her shoes are ugly. ” I often turn red and this was one of those moments where I did. I am sure you can imagine that both of my children asked why I was turning red. This made the situation worse. I finally gathered the troops my dress and some shoes my daughter found and left the store. I in fact left without my baskets but I did have new stories to file in my memory bank.

The Fashion Friday tip of the week is bring snacks when shopping in goodwill in case your children are active you can bribe them with food not to tell people they have ugly shoes. Oh and if you find a great item and it is missing something as simple as a belt if you have something at home that will work buy the item. If you have to buy something to make an item work do not buy it. You will rarely every get that item you need.

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