Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fashion Backwards..

...as opposed to fashion forward. I was talking with one of my sisters about my lack of nice everyday clothing and lamented the fact that I have lost the "clothes coordinating" gene, and maybe I never had it to begin with. Will someone just PLEASE sign me up for "What Not to Wear?" so I can get five grand to shop? :)

I went shopping for Isabel on my lunch break, at Target. She needed cheap solid-colored shorts as she has outgrown the ones she has. Four pairs of solid knit shorts (pink, hit pink, light blue and purple), for $3.50 each. You cannot beat that.

The following evening, a Friday, I took the kids to the mall for dinner and a stroll. Feeling bad that I have not gotten my son new clothes since school started last August (he did get some for Christmas but not much), I offered to take him shopping at JC Penny for shorts and/or jeans.

After several changes, Jake ends up with two pair of shorts and one pair of jeans, and I end up out $76! Holy SMOKES! Why can't his items cost the same as a 5 year olds? *sigh*

Let me leave you with a smile.

video

THIS grainy video is from my cell phone (which STINKS. I have been eyeballing some new ones). It shows Isabel dancing in front of the dressing room mirrors while her brother tries on pants. I sent it to one of my sisters, who cracked up and said Isabel was doing the "Elaine" dance.

2 comments:

anathomik said...

You are sooo lucky you got what you got for 76 dollars, imagine my consternation at paying over 40 dollars for a pair of jeans WITH HOLES IN THEM !!! BECAUSE THAT'S THE STYLE -- oh, no it's not, not anymore...i think a job's in store...

anathomik said...

oh, and i bought some fine, denim shorts for 6.74 today, they even have pockets for golf balls...