Archive for November 17, 2012

Random thoughts

I’m almost over animal prints; they are EVERYWHERE.  I saw a little old lady at Burlington Coat Factory in a wheelchair today, wearing an animal print top and a grey cardigan.  To me, that means the trend is gone too far.  I know I’m getting a little tired of it…

What is with grown-up women in sweaters with twee animals on them?  I’m not talking the dreaded holiday sweater.

It’s amazing the things you notice when you start taking pictures of yourself every day.  For example, for whatever reason the outer half of my eyebrows appears to be getting sparse and light.  The result is that it starts looking like I have half eyebrows.  Time to do something about that…

When I had no spending money I had a PILE of things I wanted to buy.  Now that I have some money in my spending money account, I can’t find anything I want to buy.  Or at least I can’t seem to make a DECISION to buy anything.  I spent hours shopping today and nothing seemed quite good enough.

A final thought:

Gwynnie Bee Item 1: Anna Scholz Oversized Tee

I decided to give Gwynnie Bee a try in part because of this tee.  (If you haven’t heard, Gwynnie Bee is a size 10 and up “netflix” for clothing; You pay a flat monthly fee and can have up to a certain number of garments out per month that you can try, wear, whatever.  When you are done, you send them back.  They take care of cleaning, etc.  Use the link above and you can get a 30 day free trial.)

I saw this tee last spring and LOVED the pattern.  I also am a sucker for oversized, even though I know in my head that it isn’t my best look.  Still, I wanted to try this, so I joined.

I still love the pattern and colors, but I’m sure you can see what I mean by “not my best look”.  This tee is soft, comfortable and easy to wear, but also large and relatively shapeless.  For work I added a cardigan that has some built in shaping.  Remarkable how big a difference that made.

It’s kind of fun to try on clothing with no commitment, so I will probably stick with Gwynnie Bee for a few months at least.  I have a lot of items in my virtual close that I want to try out, some of which are styles I don’t normally go for.  To me, that’s kind of the point.

I finally figured out what I don’t like about my hair; it needs layers around my face to soften the whole thing and some softening layers at the bottom.  I’m trying to get in to see a hair stylst to fix that.

In the meantime, you tell me:  Better with or without the cardigan?  What do you think of the oversize look?